The latest competition LiPo battery pack releases to Speedzone’s Evolution brand include a 2S slim pack, 2S shorty pack and a 4S pack. The 5500mAh 7.4V 130C slim pack measures 139×37.3×24.8mm and weighs 238g, the 5000mAh 7.4V 120C shorty pack measures 96×46.5×24.5mm and weighs 212g, and the 6000mAh 14.8v 120C pack measures 139x47x48mm and weighs in at 534g. All packs were designed to produce high voltage with low internal resistance and utilize 5mm bullet connectors.
JConcepts is further growing their range of Street Eliminator drag body shells with the latest addition being the 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Since the late 1980s the 1955 Bel Air body has been an icon of fast door slammer racing since it first appeared on the scene. A decade ago, the body style was refined to an even more radical updated version of the classic American icon for modern day 240+ mph pro modified use. Taking on this project was not an effortless task, doing a great deal of R&D, the team went for the more race inspired style and decided to split up the design into 3 different parts. First, the main Bel Air shell has been carefully crafted via CAD and hand shaped and finish to realize the many details found on the 1955. The stunning looks, slightly modified for drag racing, create a low-profile build, racy, laid-back front grille and unmistakable front headlight section. JConcepts has designed the entire race body with the shoebox look as it was called in the 50’s. Along with the flatter straighter panels, the ’55 also has modern cues like wrap-around glass on the windshield, and tail lights that jut outward. The body shell has built-in trim along the main panels which can be painted and detailed by the user to emulate the real steel. In the rear, the drop-dome roof glides toward the trunk deck which allows the 2-piece spoiler package to drop into place. Sculpted and abbreviated, race-style, bumpers are molded with the body and just like all the rest, can be painted as desired. The front hood-scoop is a separate polycarbonate piece which has a special form just to under-cut and look the size and shape as a 1:1 counterpart. Slight fender flares give the user a hint of trimming direction for the 13” wheelbase and wheel well openings. The trim lines throughout the body provide a low-profile appearance and steady guide for a clean overall look. Included in each body set is a 1955 Chevy Bel Air decal sheet, rear wing option including lower support and upper wing spoiler and the paint mask for all windows. A front hood-scoop is also part of each body set and ready for trim, fit and finishing.
Round 6 of the Russian Palace Cup was held in the city of Vladimir last weekend in several electric on-road classes. In the premier category of Touring Modified it was Maxim Laverychev with the overall TQ after a clean sweep in the qualifiers and he also took home the overall win from Denis Laverychev in 2nd. Nikita Ignatiev rounded out the top 3 podium result.
Arena RC Racing have released their new brass weight plates for standard and slim-size LiPo battery packs. The standard plate measures 134x45mm and it is available in a 0.6mm variant, weighing in at 33g and also as thicker 0.8mm plate, weighing in at 44g. Also available is a more narrow plate for the new line of slim LiPo batteries that measures 134x35mm and that weighs in at 33g for the 0.6mm plate and 31g for the 0.8mm plate. All are machined from high-quality brass material, they feature laser-engraved Arena RC Racing logos and use thin double-sided tape to attach them to the battery packs.
RC Maker have announced the release of their new GeoCarbon Ti-Series on-road car stand for 1/10th and 1/12th scale cars. Constructed from 13 separate individual parts, secured by aluminium gold plated screws, the car stand boasts elegance and ingenuity. The carbon fibre skin is supported by an anodised aluminium and titanium nitride skeleton, producing a lightweight, strong and long lasting car stand. The bottom of the posts are protected by rubber anti-slip pads, to ensure no scratching of the pit board or posts, and no unwanted sliding around. The top is insulated by thin, extremely durable anti-slip rubber pads to keep the carbon skin looking like new. The car stand is CNC machined and assembled in Australia and it is usable for most 1/10th and 1/12th scale on-road cars.
Pro-Line have introduced their all-new Supersonic speed run body shell for the Traxxas Slash 4×4. There is a whole community built around pushing the limits of speed with the Slash 4×4 – and other SC-based trucks – and the Supersonic body will help owners jump right in. Belted tyres are a must for going fast and the Pro-Line Reaction HP SC tyres and even the Avenger HP 1/8th scale tyres pair perfectly with the Supersonic body. With the Pro-Line extended body mounts the body can be slammed as low as possible and optional wide offset hexes add even more high-speed stability to the build while filling out the wheel wells. The body comes clear, including window masks and a large decal sheet.
Following a couple of teasers Infinity have finally unveiled their new IF14-2 electric 4WD touring car kit. Building on the IF14 the second incarnation will feature a new drivetrain layout that sees the spur gear being moved to the front of the motor, as the latter remained in the same position as on the IF14. The layout was choses to create a balanced driving feeling, on and off throttle, and to enable the car to run at a constant speed throughout the race. Newly designed suspension arms have a new system incorporated, which makes it possible to fine-tune the shock lever ratio. The new system – that uses inserts for the shock tower and lower arms – coupled with the newly designed shock towers, make it possible to change the shock lever ratio without changing the shock mounting angle. In this way, by changing the shock lever ratio, drivers can change the spring rate, which subtly affects tyre performance, without changing shock springs. With the IF14, when changing the mounting width of suspension arms, and the mounting angle of the shock also changed. With the IF14-II, however, setup is much simpler. Drivers can now adjust the suspension geometry without changing the mounting angle of the shock.
Made for their popular T4 2020 mid-motor car is Xray’s all-new 2.0mm extra-flex aluminium main chassis. It is machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium with additional machining – compared to the aluminium flex chassis – increasing torsional flex, making the chassis ideal for low-traction carpet or high-traction asphalt tracks. For higher traction carpet tracks though, Xray recommend their existing aluminium flex or full face aluminium chassis. The black anodised extra-flex chassis features machined silver edge details for looks as well as laser-engraved Xray logos.