Yokomo have announced the release of a Factory version of their higly successful MR4-BX that comes pack with loads of nice new optional parts. Whats different between the Factory version and normal, previously available, version is that this comes with a new slick looking bodyshell for better overall stability, improvements to the drivetrain (my Japanese isnt good so hard to be specific), new harder material drive shafts, new drive belts, a new rear upper deck, coated shock absorber pistons and more. As far as i understand its available now.
Team Losi have just announced the release of their new Mini LST-2 Monster Truck RTR, which is a 1/18th scale version of the companies larger LST monster truck. Featuring a dual-deck aluminum chassis, oversize adjustable aluminum-body shocks, a 4-wheel drive system with 3 differentials, dual high-torque Frenzy-370 motors, complete ball bearings and the Losi radio system with 2.4 Ghz DSM technology, this is one slick RTR.
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Further extending their range of pre glued tires for off road racing, Pro-Line have added both the M3 Bow Ties and M3 Crime Fighter tires to their already large range of pre mounts. Both tire types come on either white or yellow Pro-Line Velocity dish wheels, use firm inserts and are a great time saving product, plus lets face it no one likes gluing tires so that alone is worth the investment.
Back at the start of February we reported on these new pre painted bodyshells from Pro-Line when they were briefly shown in Germany, at the NÃ¼rnberg Toy fair, well now these bodies have been released along with the full information about them. Suitable for a number of cars including the Kyosho Inferno, Xray XB8 / Mugen MBX5 as well as a number of Monster trucks, they come pre screened (not pre cut) with a tribal design leaving you to just back the body with your favourite colour and its ready to race – no masking, no mess and no rubbish one colour paint jobs.
Pro Line have released these 2 new Cavalieri Edition Crowd Pleazer body shells for the Team Associated GT2 (above) and T4 cars. While the specifics of what is so good about these new bodies over previous versions isn’t clear, we think it may be just some small cosmetic changes, although i find it difficult to see much difference between this version and the non Cavalieri version.
Ryan Cavalieri combines his years of gas off-road experience with the finesse of Pro-Lineâ€™s product development team to produce a body that goes beyond the traditional Crowd Pleazer design. â€œDesign makes a huge difference in the handling of the 1:10 off-road truck believe it or not. The design was developed to enhance the handling characteristics of the GT2,â€ says Ryan.
Last weekend saw the GRP Dirt Challenge race take place at the Deerdale Off Road club with 110 entries split between buggy and truggy. In the buggy class it was Bruce Thompson that took the pole position ahead of Kevin Brunsden and Simon Smith, whilst in the truggy class it was Kevin Brunsden that took to the TQ spot ahead of James Helliwell and Bruce Knight in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
In buggy Simon Smith took the early lead and battled with Bruce until the first round of pitsops. Kevin Brunsden had a terrible start with an engine cut and he was chasing back through the field. Some frantic racing and about 10 minutes later Kevin had moved into the lead and took the chequered flag from Simon Smith and Bruce Thompson.
RCMag.com have some nice pictures from the all new Pro version of the HobbyTech STR8 1/8th scale gas off road buggy. We first showed you the standard version in February in our off road round up from the Nurnberg Toy Fair and werent very impressed with it, but the Pro version does look good and loses that OEM buggy look and feel that the non Pro version has.
Team Losi have announced the release of their new starter box for their 8ight and 8T cars that has been designed to only work with these two platforms. Unlike a conventional starter, the 8ight Starter Box has no positioning pegs, which means no measuring or major assembly required like on most other starter box on the market.
In less than 10 seconds you can transform the starter box to work on either the 8IGHT Competition Buggy or the 8IGHT-T Truggy Race roller. Simply push a button on the front chassis brace location and it will telescope out and then rotate the rear swivel pegs to make the chassis platform long and it will accommodate the 8IGHT-T Truggy Race Roller chassis. Now perform the opposite steps and the starter box will fit the 8IGHT Competition Buggy.