Coming from Yeah Racing are their new Hackmoto V modified and stock 540-class brushless motors. The motors were designed with performance in mind, as by using oversized copper wires, the internal resistance of the motors has been lowered. Oversized angled copper solder tabs allow for ample space for soldering even large diameter wires and the motor case has been lightened as much as possible to reduce the weight which allows racers to easily balance their cars while helping with cooling. The sensored motors feature aluminium end bells, high-power Neodymium magnets and high-power rotors and they are available as 5.5T, 10.5T, 13.5T and 17.5T variants.
JConcepts have announced their INS10 and NCTS2 series for the 2020 season. 2020 marks a truly remarkable milestone as the JConcepts Indoor National Series will now be in its 10th year as the most highly participated 1/10th dirt off-road series in the world. However, JConcept’s vision doesn’t stop there. The proactive company also wanted to elevate the carpet and turf off-road racing scene and cater to all types of racers and that’s why JC went all in to established the JConcepts National Carpet and Turf Series last year. Being the only unified and true indoor nationwide off-road series for both carpet and dirt, JConcept’s aim is to create lasting memories and amazing experiences for all racers no matter the skill level or surface. Using a very similar formula to the INS that focuses on fun and adrenaline pumping action, the participants of the inaugural year of the NCTS instantly felt right at home with the racer friendly familiar format, racing at world class facilities, and face challenges of competing against the finest drivers that will bring the best in everyone. To keep things relevant and the series fresh, the organizers made a few tweaks to the INS10 and NCTS2 for better racing and even more fun. Full details and dates can be found on the dedicated event websites here or as a summary here.
Round 4 of the Essex Carpet Clash championship was this past weekend, and the team had a slight change up for the driver for this round, running in the opposite, anti-clockwise, direction compared to all previous rounds. After the four rounds of qualifying, it was Stephen Brown in 4WD that took the pole position securing it by TQ’ing all rounds. Mark Lewis was hot on his tail and lines up 2nd on the grid ahead of John Painter.
Absima have announced the release of their new Revenge CTS 8 V3 speed controller for competition 1/8th scale applications. The speedo utilises a machined aluminium case and add-on cooling fan for optimised heat dissipation while the software allows for a wide range of throttle and brake adjustments, ensuring the ESC can be adapted to virtually every driving style and track condition using an optional programming box. The 180A rated controller is of a sensored design, it features a 6v/7.4V BEC system, all black wires for a professional factory look and it is usable with up to 6S LiPo battery packs.
VSR Products have announced the release of their new angled fan mount for the Team Associated B74. It mounts onto the top of the carbon plate for the centre diff/slipper and its design allows clean access to the battery terminals while making sure it limits the contact with the B74 body. The 3-D-printed mount fits any 30mm fan and it is available now.
T-Works have introduced new Precision ball bearing sets for a range of 1/8th off-road kits. Utilising rubber and metal-shielded high-quality ball races the sets will reduce the natural drivetrain drag due to the metal inner shielding while the outer orange rubber seal offers exceptional protection against dust, dirt and moisture. The sets are available for the Team Associated RC8B3.1, Mugen MBX8/MBX8T and MBX8 Eco, the Kyosho MP10/MP10T/MP9 TKI4/TKI3 as well as the MP9E. The range is rounded out by a set dedicated to the SWorkz S35-3.
Coming soon from Team Associated is their new Rival MT10 1/10th scale 4WD monster truck. The powerful, purposeful, and built-to-last ready-to-run vehicle is capable of running on 3s LiPo battery and its strength lies at the very core with its high-performance 3300kv Reedy brushless motor, fully sealed transmission, robust shaft drive, and centre differential. The truck features long-travel independent suspension that is managed by four fluid-filled, adjustable coil-over shocks, giving the truck the ability to roll over just about anything in its path. Giant aggressive monster truck tyres provide maximum traction, letting the vehicle claw through the toughest terrain with ease. The 4WD drivetrain includes three sealed gear differentials that transfer the power through durable, slider-type drive shafts to both ends of the truck. The truck is available as RTR or RTR Combo package, the latter also including a Reedy #27201 Compact Balance Charger and #751 WolfPack LiPo battery.
Maclan Racing have introduced their new MMax 8 brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale applications. Developed from the ground up in cooperation with IFMAR World Champion, Jared Tebo, the ESC is of a heavy duty design, ensuring its hardware components meet the demands of high end competition racing while the software side of things enables the racer to take fully control of a multitude of parameters, ensuring the controller can be adjusted to all driving styles and track conditions. The MMax 8 utilises an all-aluminium case that ensures maximum heat dissipation and extreme durability. The 40mm HV turbo ESC fan provides that extra insurance to cool down the ESC in extreme ambient conditions. The super-switch-mode BEC is designed to handle true HV for all types of servos from 6V to 8.4V while the 32-bit micro processor allows for data processing at blistering speeds for improved throttle and brake control.