SWorkz have released a first teaser for their forthcoming new S35-4 1/8th scale nitro off-road buggy. No official details about the specification of SWorkz’s latest incarnation of their popular S35 platform are available yet but we keep you posted on the progress.
MonacoRC have introduced their all new body bag, a stylish way to conveniently store and carry multiple body shells. The bag is large enough to transport a whole fleet of touring car bodies, with or without wings attached, with organising pockets allowing to carry spare wings and other accessories. The bag is personalised with the unmistakable MonacoRC graphics and a customised rubber zipper puller. The bag, as other MonacoRC products, has been developed with the driver needs in mind, it is durable and perfectly sized to carry other lightweight items as well. To top things off, the bag is foldable when not in use ensuring it can be stored easily.
Coming from Associated Electric’s Factory Team brand are precision-ground diff rings for 2.60:1 ball diffs. The precision comes from a flatter, tighter tolerance diff ring that will result in smoother diff operation and longer life, therefore increasing time between rebuilds. The rings are a direct upgrade for #7666 diff drive rings and they fit RC10B4 to B6 series, SC5M and SC6.1, RC10T4.1 to T6.1, and all SC10s buggies and trucks using ball diffs.
Available now from Reedy is their new Sonic 540-M4 competition brushless motor. Internally, the 540-M4 is very similar to that of the 540-M3 that it replaces – it produces the same linear powerband and excellent mid-range feel that have become synonymous with Reedy’s modified motors. However, changes can be good when they serve a purpose. In the case of the 540-M4, the inner bearing has been moved so that it is part of the can instead of the sensor assembly, which more precisely aligns the rotor within the magnetic field while reducing noise and vibration. Externally, the motor has been shortened, which results in more centralised weight distribution within the chassis. The reduced 50.3mm length, combined with improvements to the can design, results in a 5g to 10g reduction in weight. A balanced, high-strength rotor provides powerful fade-free performance. A variety of optional rotors are available to fine-tune for specific applications and tracks. Precision stainless steel ball bearings have been fitted to reliably accommodate high RPM loads. Several versions, including .0T “even” and a 1/12th scale 1S variant, are available and all meet ROAR, EFRA, and IFMAR specifications.
Tekno RC have announced the release of a new aluminium throttle servo horn for the NB48 2.0 nitro buggy. The new heavy duty horn eliminates the possibility of the servo horn stripping, coming off, or the brake and throttle going out of adjustment and causing a runaway. The laser-etched servo horn is made from aluminium and inherently much less likely to strip or flex, but it also clamps and grips the servo output shaft tightly to help prevent it from falling off or losing adjustment. In addition, this new servo horn is designed with a slight angle between the brake and throttle lever, which provides a more consistent braking force through the servo’s rotation. The aluminium horn is a direct replacement for the stock composite horn, it uses the same 5x8x2.5mm bearings and brake linkage, it is made for the use on the 2.0 series of nitro vehicles and comes in 23T or 25T specification.
Horizon Hobby have introduced the Losi 1/18th scale Mini-T 2.0 RTR Stadium Truck in the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition variant. Reinvented with modern technology and Team Losi Racing engineering, the Losi Mini-T 2.0 1/18th-scale 2WD 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Truck honours the heritage of the original Mini-T with features and options never dreamed of back in the day. With suspension geometry updated and taken from the TLR 22 platform and the inclusion of a 2.4Ghz radio system, everything here takes a step above the Mini’s on the market. The Limited Edition comes with a brushless motor, throwback trim scheme, individually numbered custom etched chassis, and step pin rear tires and ribbed front tires just like the original. RC enthusiasts looking for something small, but with the performance of a 1/10 scale vehicle will find plenty to love in the Mini-T 2.0. It features a mid-motor configuration for better balance, oil filled shocks, aluminium chassis, and a full range of option parts all in a total ready-to-run package.
Carisma Scale Adventure have announced the release of their new 55g brass battery weight for the SCA1E trail truck. Designed as a direct fit for the truck’s battery compartment, the brass plate will add valuable weight over the front axle, improving traction and climbing performance of the rig without having to add wheel weights which can bring with them some negative effects in certain conditions. The weight measures 138x23x2mm and it is stackable, allowing to add multiple pieces if desired.
Coming from Hudy is their new 80mm to 140mm adjustable droop gauge for 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road kits. Of a high-quality aluminium construction the droop gauge allows to check and adjust suspension down travel in a range of 80mm to 140mm and thanks to an adjustable slider, it is more precise than ever before. Using the tool is pretty straight forward. The gauge will be attached to the upper shock mounting nut and the ruler on the gauge allows to measure the distance to the centre of the lower shock mounting screw, indicating overall shock length and down travel. The tool is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes black anodised for wear and looks and white laser-engraved markings help with easy recognition of the settings. The gauge is usable with 1/8th off-road buggies as well as 1/10th scale off-road buggies and trucks.