May 22, 2012

Avid RC8.2 servo saver arm

Avid RC have released this RC8.2 aluminium servo saver arm, designed to eliminate flex in the steering system as well as add a second element of safety to prevent your steering linkage from coming loose in a race. Avid team drivers report that the buggy feels more predictable and is able to hold an arc better through high-speed banked turns.

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May 18, 2012

Avid vented motor plate for B4.1 & TLR22

Avid RC have released this new vented motor plate for both the B4.1 and TLR22. Take advantage of the unique design of the Avid vented motor plates to improve your buggy or truck. The design team wanted to remove as much weight as possible up high, so they created the 45 degree angled vents which cut completely through the part which removed weight and added much-needed airflow around the motor-plate, yet still maintaining a rigid motor plate to keep gear mesh consistent. 100% milled which avoids all the extra stress that comes from stamping parts in order to keep the motor plates flat and your gear mesh perfect. Each plate is made from black anodized 3mm 6061-T6 aluminium with silver chamfered edge.

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May 4, 2012

Avid Satellite buggy wheels

Buggy racers around the world will appreciate the engineering, looks, and performance of the new Satellite buggy wheel lineup from Avid. Durable and light-weight the wheel has a stiff face for maximum performance in cornering and because of the deep dish and spoke design, the rear wheels are super lightest at 16.8 grams each. AVID wheels shave extra weight with contoured spokes that remove low-stress material and add material to keep the wheel rigid and true while an angled glue catch keeps the glue where you want it and not on your wheel face. The wheels are center-point injected to ensure that they spin true and are well balanced and the innovative swirl pattern is designed to mate with serrated locking nuts to
keep your wheels secure. Available in yellow and white with 12mm hex front and rear as well as TLR22 specific front wheels.

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May 1, 2012

Avid Team Associated carbon fibre hub towers

Avid introduce these carbon fibre hub towers for Team Associated vehicles that use the rear blue aluminium hubs. Usable on the B4.1, B44.1 or T4.1 they feature a 2-in-1 high and low outer pivot location allowing, without changing parts, to run the standard kit upper link location ‘A’ tower, or by dropping the outer pivot height by 2mm with a ground rear u-brace like the ‘C tower. Both adjustments are included on the same part. The towers are cut from 2.5mm carbon material, give additional wheel clearance and include two 3/16” aluminium locking nuts.

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April 20, 2012

Avid 1/10th off-road precision springs

Avid announce the release of the precision springs for 1/10th scale buggies and trucks. First seen at the recent Cactus Classic race the springs are designed for the use with big bore shock absorbers such as the ones from TLR, Kyosho, Team Durango as well as converted Team Associated units. They are made from raw, un-coated ASTM spec spring wire which ensures consistent spring rates and prevents mis-matched spring pairs. They are easily polished for a factory look, come in a labelled snap-top tube and include pre-cut coloured shrink tube for easy identification. Three different spring sets including a buggy/truck rear, truck front and buggy front set will be available first, with individual springs to follow.

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April 13, 2012

Avid B4.1 clamping hex adapters & solid axle pins

Avid introduce new option part for Team Associated’s B4.1 buggy in the form of 12mm clamping hex adapters and solid axle pins. The wheel hex adapters are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminium and chamfered for easy wheel installation. Available for the front and rear of the buggy the parts come with 2-56 stainless steel clamp screws and require the car or truck outfitted with Associated part #9880 steering block and #9881 truck or  #7496 buggy front axle. The Avid 1/16” solid axle pins are made of 303 stainless steel and are the perfect complement to a set of Avid hex adapters. The pins are 0.375” long and fit most Associated and Losi brand 10th scale vehicles.  Each package includes a container with a minimum of 10 solid axle pins.

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January 24, 2012

Avid B4 aluminium steering bellcranks

Avid B4 aluminium steering bellcranks are machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminium alloy, black anodized, and laser etched for a premium look. Each package includes 1 left and 1 right bellcrank which replace the plastic servo saver and bellcrank on any B4, B4.1, T4, T4.1, and SC10. These aluminium bellcranks eliminate flex in the steering system for maximum steering feel. They also eliminate the plastic servo saver which can fail and cause DNFs. Associated ace Ryan Maifield installed the Avid bellcranks on his B4 and went on to take the win at the Winter Midwest Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

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January 12, 2012

Kurt Wenger partners with Avid

After 9 years at Team Associated developing World championship products, Kurt Wenger has decided to branch out on his own to create parts and accessories that will change the pace of development in the R/C industry. His new mission is to focus on research and development of cutting edge, value-based 10th and 8th scale products that will enhance the racing experience for avid RC enthusiasts. With 6 IFMAR World Championships under his belt, lead engineer Kurt “Coach” Wenger is taking his unique and unparalleled R/C experience into a new endeavor. After making the decision to move from a traditional desk job at Associated to developing a new product line he reached out to David Joor of Avid Racing Concepts, who is an expert in e-commerce web solutions as well as an accomplished racer. David has been successfully building the Avid brand for 8 years and was looking for a way to expand his business. Kurt and David decided to create the perfect partnership by adding a world champion product engineer to the world championship Avid brand. Expect the first results of this partnership to be released later this month.

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