October 21, 2020

Hasi Tuned 1/8th carbon body mounts

New from Hasi Tuned are these lightweight carbon body mounts which fit perfectly under the most popular 1/8th onroad body shells. Compared to the standard kit versions this body mount is very stiff and due to its special shape makes the rear of your car very stable, especially on high speed tracks. Available for the Shepherd Velox, ARC R8 and Mugen MRX6, for the Shepherd and ARC there is an optional version that lifts the rear of the body by an additional 3mm, improving the cornering even more. Made in Italy the set includes all the necessary parts to complete the conversion.

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October 21, 2020

JConcepts Animal & Hawk SCT tires

One of the best ways to sling the dirt and sand is with the new Animal and Hawk tires by JConcepts. The Animal is a large height, paddle rear tire, cutting through the dust, sand and dirt while spraying rooster-tails against the competition. The 3.0” x 2.2” carcass has strategically placed upper paddles with a scoop shape to thrust into any patch of terrain and blow right through it. One of the details is the smooth carcass with mock cut-off paddle sections which is a common sight in 1:1 tires. The Hawk multi-rib front tires are directional and meant to cut-through the loam and silt dirt. The 3.0” x 2.2” narrowed carcass has strategically placed radius ribs in a step-up fashion to give turning traction during different depths of surface conditions. Both tires are for Short Course trucks and 1:1 inspired to provide best in class looks and performance. Available loose or pre mounted for Slash.

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October 21, 2020

JConcepts aluminium 20mm clamping servo horns

New for the Mugen MBX8 & Team Associated RC8B3.2, this JConcepts 20mm servo horn is available in both 23T and 25T versions. A clamping style servo horn, it is great for high-torque situations providing additional security and relieving some load to the servo splines themselves. The broad base of the horn tapers to the connection area where the steering takes place. The boss on the top surrounds the ball-end and provides a hefty surface for steering direction. Small ribs have been added on the sides to help strengthen the unit in a twisting fashion and a deep pocket hides the 3mm standard mounting screw. The entire horn has been retouched with chamfer highlight edging and laser etched with JC and the tooth count for high-end looks and authenticity.

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October 21, 2020

Fletcher wins BRCA 1/8th Rd5 as Lee claims title

As we reported earlier, last weekend saw the 5th and final round of the BRCA 1/8th onroad championships held at the super-fast and popular Cotswolds circuit. Saturday practice in the EP class saw Billy Fletcher (Capricorn) leading the way followed by Mikey Mansell (Capricorn) and Michael Lee (Xray). When Sunday qualifying got under way all 3 drivers pushed harder than ever to take that extra all important TQ point for the championship. After 4 rounds Billy Fletcher would take TQ with Mikey Mansell trailing him by just under a second with Michael Lee in 3rd. Peter Vater (Xray), Jamie Paton (Capricorn) and Luke Drinan (Capricorn) joined them in the A final. The finals got underway and after some really close and hard racing in both legs Billy Fletcher took the win followed by his team mate Mikey Mansell with Michael Lee claiming 3rd right on Mikey’s rear end. These final results saw Michael Lee clinch the championship with Billy Fletcher in second on equal points, Michael taking it on count back. Mikey rounded out the championship podium with 3rd place.

Thanks to Michael Walton for the report.

October 21, 2020

Redcat Gen8 Scout II V2 crawler

Redcat have introduced the V2 version of their Gen8 Scout II 1/10 Electric RC Scale Crawler which was originally introduced at the end of last year. The updated platform sees new heavy duty axles & portal gears, newly designed heavy duty axle housings, a flat skid plate, a 25kg metal gear servo and updated body colours with clear windows. This professional rock crawler includes C-channel frame rails, low centre of gravity battery tray, centrally mounted divorced transfer case, lockable slipper clutch, portal axles with metal gear covers, MOD-1 gears, machined aluminium spools, front CVAs, 32 rubber-sealed ball bearings, threaded aluminium shocks, 47º steering blocks with proper Ackerman, Panhard bar, LED-ready bumpers, winch-ready front bumper and frame mounted floor pans. The highly detailed fully licensed International Scout II body comes with hard plastic grill, plastic folding mirrors, moulded inner and outer fenders, shackle mount front bumper, receiver hitch ready rear bumper and plastic rock sliders.

Source: Redcat [redcatracing.com]

October 21, 2020

ONG RC8B3.2 aluminium bar & shock pins

More new parts from ONG for the Associated RC8B3.2 with the release of these bar pins & shock pins. Made in Italy by RC-Project on the latest generation turning machines, all the pins are made of 7075-T6 aluminium and hard anodised with a thickness of 50µ. The diameters have been modified compared to the originals to have a better contact between pin, arm and ball and have been modified to eliminate the axial play. The shock pins are M3.5 threaded to ensure better safety than the original ones. The weight of the bar pins are just 2.25grams, while the shock pins are 2.9grams.

View the shock pins here

October 21, 2020

Ignite Design RC bringing back gas truck

Ignite Design RC have released and interesting new project, a Nitro conversion kit for the Associated T6.1/6.2. Created by Chad Parks, his wish was to rekindle his love affair with gas truck from the late nineties. Using a modern TC6 as a base, the conversion kit is very complete, including new chassis plate, top deck, receiver box, fuel tank, engine mounts, braking system, clutch, air filter and throttle/brake linkages. The end result looks very high quality, with some nicely machined aluminium and carbon fibre, and works as expected. They are currently taking pre-orders for a December delivery.

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October 21, 2020

Pro-Line TLR 22 5.0 wheels, speed forms & wheel dots

A number of other new items from Pro-line such as this pair of Velocity 2.2″ front hex wheels for the TLR 22 5.0. This lightweight and durable front racing wheels, in yellow or white, is stiffer than stock for a more precise feel and will spin true for exceptional performance. Next up is a 6 pack of speed forms mini clear test bodies for painters for practicing with Pro-Line’s paint line and testing new and innovative techniques to bring your paint skills to the next level. Modelled after similar paint sample shapes found in the full-size automotive paint industry, they are great for displaying paint colours, so you always end up with the exact colour you are looking for. Finally, these new Showtime bi-metallic wheel dots for your Showtime sprint car wheels. These wheel dot decals feature gold printed spokes with silver printed bead-loc detail for an incredible scale and rich look. This allows oval racers to run dish wheels with all the benefits dish wheels provide but the looks and style of spoke wheels.

View the speed forms & wheel dots here