Velocity RC have announced the soon release of their new VTx4 truggy conversion kit for the TLR 22X-4 1/10th scale 4WD buggy. The features list includes new 4mm carbon fibre shock towers, new front and rear arms and matching CVD-style driveshafts, updated swaybars, tough 2-pin front body mounts, new turnbuckles, and hardware to complete the conversion. Also included is a Leadfinger Racing body shell with a Velocity deal sheet. Items needed to complete the kit include the donor TLR 22X-4 buggy, JConcepts stadium truck wheels, tyres, and electronics.
More battery news, this time from Japanese brand Velocity Racing who have released this new 5000MAh LiPo pack. The 2 internal cells have been encased in a hard resin and for connecting the battery to your cars electronics the pack features 2 sockets on one end for easy connection. As with all LiPo’s they feature a low internal resistance, give lots of power and this pack is around 60% of the weight of a comparable NiMh Sub-C6 cell type pack.
Its a slow news day when we start writing about foam bumpers but unfortnately that day has come so here it is. Japanese company Velocity Racing have released these high density foam bumpers for the Hot Bodies Cyclone and excitingly enough they come in 2 different colours, are super lightweight, and sport such nifty features as removable foam cutouts to allow you to customise how the bumper should compress under impact.
This is the Battery Warmer 2 from Velocity Racing, i didnt now there was a 1 but now im pretty sure there was. Now this technology was completely lost on me when i saw it first and i still dont see the sense but at least i now understand the theory behind. After you’ve nicely charged the batteries you can keep them nice and toasty in your electric powered cell warmer up until just before they go in the car to go onto the track. The theory behind heating your batteries is that it reduces resistance in the cells, but i am told that with cell capacities at what they are now this really isnt necessary, perhaps if you race outdoors in winter……..on ice……..in Canada…….at night. Its available in two version, one with external power leads and one deisgned to be powered internally.