Coming from 73RC and made for their 73Ten Pro10 car is a large plastic front bumper kit. The set utilises the Serpent 1/10th bumper and a new carbon fibre mount to make it fit to the carbon fibre main chassis plate. The bumper will make for added chassis and body shell protection and it includes all needed mounting hardware.
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.
Made for Futaba’s 3PV and 4PV radios is Xtreme Racing’s new carbon fibre handle. The part adds a little dress and helps the transmitter to stand out while allowing for easier carrying when you are also being loaded with your car and pit equipment. The handle is machined from high-quality carbon fibre and it includes mounting hardware.
Coming from Associated Electric’s Factory Team line is a new series of merchandising in the form of a pit mat, patch and apparel. The pit is made from black 5mm thick yoga mat material measuring a sizable 61x122cm, with the new Factory Team logo printed on the edge. The iron-on logo patch measures 53x21mm and can be added to your favourite wearable while over in the apparel department AE rolls out flat and curved bill hats as well as the lightweight “medal” zip ip in eight different sizes.
Coming from SMJ are three new body mounting hole patches for 8mm body posts as used by 1/8th IC Track and GT cars. First up are standard thickness patches that are ideal to reinforce the body post hole area on new and used shells. The patches also work as a protection for the paint in this area. Next up are thin-type 0.3mm thick patches that are best used with lightweight body shells. Due to their thin appearance they also wrap around body curves very well. Last but not least comes a set of 1mm and 1.5mm rubber spacers that help to fine-tune body height while also offering protection against rattling. The set includes four of each thickness.
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.