New from Samix for the Capra, is this black coated brass knuckle. Weighing in at 56g per side, they provide improved centre or gravity and forward weight bias for climbing. Additionally they offer better durability and rigidity over the factory plastic parts and like the other Samix parts they are a direct fit. Made of high quality brass and black coated to help prevent corrosion, they are etched with L and R for ease of installation.
Element RC’s Trailrunner 4×4 is now available in a red/orange, a colour the company refers to as ‘Fire’. The body and chassis remain unchanged, with the new colour body made from a high-strength polycarbonate that has been pre-painted to look fresh from the dealer showroom. Designed for looks, function and customisation, it features a two-piece design with removable front lower valance, injection-moulded fender flares, B-pillar appliqués, door handles, windshield wipers, mirrors and front grill installed right out of the box. Also included are injection-moulded roof rack, three-piece front bumper with D-rings, snorkel and accessory decal sheet.
New from Hobbywing is their latest OTA Programmer, which allows the ESC to be wirelessly connected to smartphones. Using the Hobbywing HW Link App, it clearly displays, and allows the user to adjust, all parameters of ESC through its simple to use and intuitive interface. Connected using bluetooth, the transmission does not affect WiFi or cellular data networks and can be used for real-time data recording which is stored in its memory which can be opened in the app to read the running status of the power system. This module is suitable for brushless ESCs of the Xerun, Ezrun, Platinum & Seaking series.
From RC Maker’s 3D Pro division come a number of handy stands and tools, starting with this tool stand for MIP tools. Following the popularity of our Hudy/Arrowmax stand, they have created a stand with the perfect fit for the popular MIP tools. Keep your MIP tools upright and organised, whilst keeping things lightweight for travelling. Another item is a shock rebuild station for 1/10th Offroad, which follows on from the success of their Awesomatix and conventional shock rebuild station for onroad. Keeping things lightweight, simple and organised, it disassembles for easy maintenance and cleaning, and also features a locating ring for use with air vac systems. Finally there is am o-ring installation tool for Awesomatix diffs for making life easy. Simply locate the cone in the outdrive and slide the o-ring over, and remove the cone.
JConcepts have introduced three new colour variants for their parts tray, with white pink and green add to the mix, making it now 8 different versions. Providing a great platform for organisation with its detailed design, divided pockets and steady base weight, the tray is precision moulded in a grippy rubber material that allows the parts to stay rooted where they are placed. The tray has six, built-in positions to place a differential for builds or fluid fills and can accommodate 1/10th and 1/8th sized assemblies. The iconic Dirt-Web tread pattern is raised into the surface of the largest cubicle and JConcepts.net logos blaze the outer perimeter to show brand loyalty and authenticity.
Round 1 of the Tekno RC 1/8 Winter Series was held last weekend at the HobbyTown USA Hobbyplex in Omaha. Racing was close, with Jared Tebo (Tekno) taking the TQ in Expert Nitro Buggy, with Mason Fuller (TLR) starting first in Expert Electric Buggy. In Nitro, Mason and Jared would have an epic battle for the entire 30 minute main. Both would would make strange mistakes every time they built any sort of a lead. Close acing throughout, Tebo would emerge the winner in front of Fuller in 2nd with Jared Wiggins (Tekno) right there in 3rd, the top 3 finishing within 4 or 5 seconds. In Electric, Mason and Jared again battled early, but unfortunately Mason would have some mistakes and Jared pulled a big gap to win the 10 minutes main.
Team Powers have announced their soon to be released XPS Sport V3 (100A) speed control. Improvements to the hardware over the V2 speedo sees it upgraded from 95A to 100A with high grade FETs that lower the internal resistance for more output power as well as lowering the operating temperature. The new speedo also supports Ch3/Ch4 Aux input signal to control different item function values, with a BEC selection of 6V/7.4V with a max ~5A. The V3 also has the same PCB layout design as the Radon Pro V4 for better stability and reliability and the software has also been upgraded to Radon Pro V4 speed control firmware.
RC Maker have produced their first option parts for the newly released Awesomatix A12 1/12th scale car. First up is a carbon front ride height shim plate set which makes it much easier to make aggressive ride height adjustments on the fly. The separate shims just slide in when loosening the screws, and the front being a solid plate is much easier to install than 3 separate shims. Very handy for asphalt racing or when using big tires. Next up is a carbon damper guard that was developed particularly for asphalt. After some feedback from team drivers running on asphalt, they found the damper section of the chassis began to wear on bumpy tracks. This 0.5mm stick on plates act as a guard and prevent the damper burring over on the edges and touching the output shafts, effecting the smoothness of your dampening.