Absima from Germany have announced the release of their new Revenge CTM V3 1/8th scale electric brushless motor. The 4-pole motor is of a new design for an overall lower weight and increased performance with a CNC-machined heatsink design can making for improved cooling efficiency and less fading during a run. Other features include a high-torque stator, a high-strength balanced rotor, stainless steel ball bearings, silver-plated heavy-duty solder tabs as well as adjustable timing. The 4269-size motor weighs in at about 320g comes in five different winding variants including 1750kV, 1900kV, 2100kV, 2300kV and 2500kV and it is available from now on.
Coming from Samix and made for the popular Element RC Enduro trail trucks is a brass rear bumper mount. Machined from high-quality material and coming with a black coating for looks and surface protection, the bumper mount adds 117g of weight to the rear end of the chassis while increasing overall chassis strength and rigidity. Gold colour machined edge details and a laser-etched Samix logo makes the part stand out.
The 2020 Vietnam Challenge was hosted by the Long An track in Can Giuoc, Vietnam this past weekend. The event attracted over 120 entries including some international top stars such as Atsushi Hara. The 1/8th Nitro Buggy class was top qualified by HB Racing’s Atsushi Hara from Serpent’s Aaron Stringer and the latter would take the overall win in the 20-minute A-main event that was cut short due to the threat of heavy rain. HB Racing pilot Zac Ryan came in 2nd, a lap down while Takashiro Wataru (SWorkz) completed the top 3 result, some 0.7 seconds behind Zac.
Ielasi Tuned have introduced their new EFRA 2108 exhaust set for 1/8th off-road engines. The pipe was thoroughly tested by Ielasi Tuned’s Joao Figueiredo over several months and it is the ideal addition to Ielasi Tuned’s range of off-road engines, especially the Hummer Evo, as well as other Novarossi-based power plants. The exhaust system includes the EFRA 2108 exhaust and a universal manifold and it is already available.
Flowood Indoor R/C Park of Flowood, Mississippi held the 2020 January Jam this past weekend with nearly 190 entries for the several nitro and electric off-road classes. In the Expert Nitro Buggy class it was Agama pilot Brandon Rose with the overall TQ and he also came out on top in the 30-minute A-main event, leaving behind Kody Watson (JQ Racing) in 2nd, two laps behind. Cameron Breaux (HB Racing) would round out the top 3 result anther two laps down. In the 1/8th E-Buggy class it was again Brandon with the overall win after coming out on top in A1 and A2 while A2 winner, Cameron Breaux took the runner-up spot.
Hudy have introduced their new 70mm to 140mm droop gauge for 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road cars. The professional droop gauge makes it easy to check and adjust the suspension droop in a range of 70mm up to 140mm by simply sliding the tool on the upper shock mount nut and reading the droop value using the lower shock mount screw. Machined from aluminium and coming black anodised and with laser-etched scales and logos, the gauge is easy to read and it is usable with all 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road cars.
Coming from Lit R/C Products and made for the TLR 8ight-X 1/8th scale buggy is a 5mm carbon fibre rear shock tower. The shock stay is machined out of matte 3k twill carbon in 5mm thickness and the geometry for the rear tower is the same as the stock kit tower, but has a thicker and stronger outer profile to be more durable. The lightweight tower also has small chamfered edges to help prevent delamination and in addition, Lit added more outer camber link positions with +10mm wing mounting positions to raise the stock wing mount.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new aluminium wheel set for 1.9” crawlers and trail trucks. Utilising CNC-machined 5-spoke aluminium beadlock rims and performance crawler tyres, the wheel set is usable with a wide range of trucks as it uses standard 12mm wheel hex adapters. Also included in the 4-wheel set are suitable inserts.