Available from Venom for the 1/10 Gambler RTR Short Course Truck is this range of red hop-up parts. Whether you’re a racer or a basher, these parts will provide additional tuning options for increased performance and durability. Now available in anodized red and machined from high-grade alloys, these parts give you the same look and performance edge usually reserved for factory-sponsored drivers. The new parts include 7075 T6 pivot balls, Alloy front pin supports and alloy 3.5 degree toe-in block front, 3.5 degree toe-in block rear and 1.5 degree toe-in rear sub set.
Venom release a full line of aluminium and titanium option parts for the Gambler RTR Short Course truck. Increasing both performance and durability the parts also give the truck a factory-sponsored look. Available is a full range of suspension parts including aluminium swing arms, pivot and toe-in blocks, steering arm set, steering knuckles and rear hubs, wheel hubs and 1/8 scale wheel adapters, titanium hinge pins, turnbuckles and option motor plates. Also on the extensive list of parts is an adjustable heavy duty ball differential.
Having covered the toy fair in depth for Red RC we decided to bring together all the short course related releases for an easy overview, beginning with Durango. On display at their German distributors stand, the Durango DESC410R was making its public debut. Having written in depth about the car here, its basically a longer and wider version of the successful DEX410, with the chassis is made from a sandwich of materials that creates a strong and very stiff backbone for the car, something that could not have been achieved with the aluminium side skirts used on the 1/10th buggy.
The Venom Gambler 1/10 Short Course Brushless RTR Truck was designed for the popular 2WD short course racing class modeled after the full-scale Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series racing trucks. Designed from the ground up, the Gambler represents the latest in race truck design plus a new feature unique to the Venom Gambler, the MORdrive system. Now you can adjust the center of gravity on the fly in the pits by changing the rear transmission position from mid-motor to rear motor. This system allows you to fine tune the weight balance and tailor the Gambler to the track conditions.
Upgrade your Traxxas Slash 4WD with Venom’s custom aluminium hop-up parts. All have been CNC machined from high grade aluminum, they not only look incredible, they will increase the durability of your SCT. The new parts include front and rear lower arm set, front knuckle set, front C-Hub set, rear hub set, front and rear shock tower sets, motor plate and motor plate mount. All these parts are available in gun metal grey or Venom red. Venom have also released steel universal joint hafts for the front and rear of the car.
Venom have released two new chargers, the first this Pro Charger Ultimate which represents the next generation of high power battery charging in RC. Capable of charging up to 10 amps and discharging at 5 amps, it is built to withstand today’s high power systems. The Charger will charge all types of batteries, including LiPO, LiFe, Li-Ion, NiCD, NiMH, and Lead Acid batteries. Additionally, it has a 5V 1amp USB output for charging devices that use a USB style charger. The sealed touch panel display eliminates unwanted dirt and debris from interfering with button function. The 2nd release is the Easy Balance LiPo charger which was developed with high performance, low cost, and ease of use in mind. Simple turn of the knob current adjustment is all you need to be ready to charge your 2-4 cell Lithium Polymer battery pack. The included AC wall adapter gives you the convenience of charging at home without buying another power supply.
Running a pre-production prototype of the Gambler SC truck, Venom’s own Rick McCrery took TQ and 1st Place in the Short Course Truck class at the annual Hank Perry 240 in Spokane, Washington. The 3-day race weekend saw a total of 265 entries across 9 classes and the popular Short Course Class had enough entries for a D Main. Despite tricky weather conditions and rain delays that only allowed for two qualifying heats, the Gambler proved that it’s up to speed against other manufacturers’ platforms by taking the top qualifying position, the win and fastest lap. The Venom Gambler will be released to the public later this summer.