Coming from Tekno RC and made for their line of off-road vehicles is a hardened steel diff case. CNC machined from steel and hardened, this diff case handles the extreme conditions found when pushing the vehicles to the limit. Although a steel diff case is perfectly suited for the MT410 or ET48 with a huge motor or 6S battery, it can also be used as a tuning option to help reduce wheel spin when racing the ET48, EB48, NT48, NB48 or SCT410 kits. The hardened steel diff case is a direct replacement for composite diff case and can be used in the front, centre or rear differentials.
Round 2 of the Austrian 1/10 Electric Off-road Nationals was held at the TSA Krieglach club this past weekend. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Team Associated’s Peter Pinisch with the overall TQ from Xray’s Lucas Grainer and Hupo Hönigl. In the triple A-main events Peter would come out on top in A1 and A2 for an early overall victory from Lucas Grainer in 2nd and Hupo in 3rd.
Round 4 of the popular Hessencup was held at the RC Offroad Kassel club last weekend. The event kicked off on Saturday with four rounds of practice and two qualifying rounds on a superbly prepped track. On Sunday rain was predicted and so the final qualifier was held in a light drizzle that became more and more intense. Ultimately the race was stopped and the track covered. When the rain stopped the race would go on as planned and the finals would be held in good track conditions with Alexander Braches taking the win in the Expert Nitro Buggy class in front of Christian Braches as Vanessa Wende took the final podium spot.
JConcepts have introduced their new Sprinter 2.2” buggy tyres that were designed to bridge a gap between the popular Double Dees and other pin tyre options from JConcepts. The tread features square, angled pins that are stacked vertically to flex and fold evenly across the tyre. Typically, a stacked tread will wear less and provide more forward bite while the aligned space helps rotation in the turns and gives a snappy release to square up quickly. Starting with the new tread, the team focused on durability and performance to bring a rear tyre option to market that competes on loose surfaces which are wet or dusty. With the popularity of dirt-oval racing, vehicles being designed with either mid-motor or laydown transmission options, a new generation pin style, carcass and outer tread design was needed.
Coming mid-July is Traxxas‘ new TRX-4 trail truck equipped with Traxx all-terrain tracks. The off-road truck comes standard with a host of option parts and scale accessories such as the name-giving Traxx tracks for increased ground clearance and go-everywhere capabilities while a full LED kit, including head, tail and roof lights, as well as the scale accessories add to the overall appearance. Other features include full 4WD, steel frame rails, adjustable wheelbase, dual fit battery track, inner fenders and floor pans, as well as alloy shocks and heavy duty steel suspension links. The truck is topped off by a pick-up truck body shell.
Coming from Exotek and made for the Losi Rock Rey are a HD front shock tower set and a HD carbon fibre top plate. Starting with the front shock tower set, the kit is a replacement for the stock plastic tower and machined from billet 7075 alloy and 5mm thick genuine carbon fibre to ensure the durability needed for heavy duty off-road excursions. It is a direct bolt-on design with great looks for any customised race machine.
VSR Products have introduced their new Easy Diff Builder tool that fits all common 1/10 scale ball differential components 3/32” or smaller. It is designed to hold all of the diff balls in the main compartment, and then allows them to pour out the track in a single file line. VSR recommend tipping the Easy Ball Diff Builder over the greased diff gear, and tapping lightly on it to allow only one ball to exit at a time. Diff balls are not included of course.
The third round of the SRS was held at the Slough track in the UK this past weekend. Agama’s Joni Skidmore took the win in the Nitro Buggy class piloting the new A319 with SWorkz’s Kevin Brunsden on the 2 spot, some 26 seconds pack. A lap down Taro Cradock (Kyosho) completed the top 3 result.