July 29, 2009

AKA Slash 1/8th Wheel adaptors

AKA Slash 1/8th Wheel adaptors

For those looking for better handling from their Slash, AKA have announced the release of their 1:8 wheel adapters for the Traxxas Slash truck that allow you to mount regular buggy wheels to your truck. Made from 7075 aluminum and hard anodized, they are supplied with all the necessary fasteners to mount them and include AKA “SureGrip” 17mm nuts to keep the wheels securely on the hubs. The wheel nuts are made from 7075 aluminium and also feature hard anodizing plus a knurled rear face to grab the plastic of the wheel and stay put. The adapters install in just minutes and require zero modifications to the truck and the stock width and steering radius are kept in tact. Adapters will ship starting the week of August 10th.

Source: AKA [raceaka.com]


July 29, 2009

AKA Slash 1/8th Wheel adaptors

AKA Slash 1/8th Wheel adaptors

For those looking for better handling from their Slash, AKA have announced the release of their 1:8 wheel adapters for the Traxxas Slash truck that allow you to mount regular buggy wheels to your truck. Made from 7075 aluminum and hard anodized, they are supplied with all the necessary fasteners to mount them and include AKA “SureGrip” 17mm nuts to keep the wheels securely on the hubs. The wheel nuts are made from 7075 aluminium and also feature hard anodizing plus a knurled rear face to grab the plastic of the wheel and stay put. The adapters install in just minutes and require zero modifications to the truck and the stock width and steering radius are kept in tact. Adapters will ship starting the week of August 10th.

Source: AKA [raceaka.com]


July 28, 2009

Pro Tips with Jilles Groskamp – Part 2

Following on from the first part of our new series of videos that offers in-depth tips from pro drivers, comes the 2nd of a 5 part series with Tamiya Racing Factory team driver Jilles Groskamp. In this video, Jilles shows us how to strip down, clean and rebuild the ball differential on his TRF416WE. Future episodes, which will be shown here and also on our YouTube channel (see link next to the search box) in the coming weeks, will tackle the final assembly and tweaking of the chassis.


July 28, 2009

Hudy compact cleaning towels

Hudy compact cleaning towels

Hudy are cleaning up their act with the release of these new compact cleaning towels. Sold in a pack of 10, they are great for cleaning hands and parts. Initially in a super-small compressed form, the towel unfolds quickly & easily to 420mm x 300mm in size. An easy to transport, disposable solution.

Source: Hudy [hudy.net]


July 28, 2009

Mission Possible – Schumacher Mi4

Mission Possible - Schumacher Mi4

UK based company Schumacher’s range of ‘narrow’ electric touring cars has come a long way, since starting in 1996 with the SST, which turned out to be a very successful TC platform. What followed was the exquisite Axis mid-motor cars that proved difficult to set-up but as fast – if not faster – than the SST range of cars. The current Schumacher TC platform is called Mission and has evolved from the Mi2(EC), Mi3 and Mi3.5 that went back to a more conventional design and suspension geometry compared to the Axis chassis. The latest incarnation is the Mi4 that offers the same race-proven suspension like the Mi3.5, introduced in 2008, but with a more LiPo-friendly chassis and bulkhead layout making it ‘future ready’, with more and more race meetings allowing the use of 7.4V LiPo batteries. We found out what the new UK tourer has to offer.

Read the full review here


July 28, 2009

JConcepts Rulux Short Course wheels

JConcepts Rulux Short Course wheels

By popular demand JConcepts are bringing their Rulux design to short course racing. Available for the SC10 and Slash, the Rulux wheels are 1:1 inspired and offer a look that is unmistakably JConcepts. No detail has been missed as the wheel incorporates a lug nut and spoke affect that emulates the real thing. Wheel profile, interior and exterior ribbing and spoke design were all areas of focus while creating the combination of durability, clearance, functionality and appearance. With white and black colors to choose from, being unique is worry free as practically any paint scheme can be matched to these exciting new wheels. The hassle-free and lightweight 1-piece design creates the ultimate race and show wheel for any competition.

Click here for more images of the wheels


July 28, 2009

Martin Bayer wins big at Bokor Cup 2009

Martin Bayer wins big at Bokor Cup 2009

One of the downsides of being so far out of a major city is that it makes you realize how much you depend on things you are used to having at your disposal. In my case this week, it was the internet. Unfortunately there was no hot spot I could drop by to send out my race reports this weekend, so I am sorry for the delay in the update. As we went to bed last night the forecast was for heavy storms and wind to rumble through the area, which had us all very worried, but as we awoke, we were very pleased to see that only a sprinkle hit us and soon the sun was bright as could be. We ran a total of 6 rounds of qualifying where a driver’s best 4 of the 6 rounds would be counted with points to determine which drivers would make the semi finals.

Continue reading the rest of the report


July 28, 2009

Adam Drake takes Buggy at NSS Rd2

Adam Drake takes Buggy at NSS Rd2

Adam Drake was in touch to tell us about the 2nd round of the Novarossi Summer series, which attracted 11 heats of drivers. In the buggy class it was Kyosho / Team Orion driver Cody King who TQ’d round one over Losi / Novarossi’s Adam Drake.  In round two the track was dusty and bumpy, but The Drake was able to TQ the round by more than 15 seconds over Cody and set a new overall fast time by one second. In the final Adam and Cody battled early on, but Cody broke something on the front end of his car at the 15min mark and this opened the door for Losi’s Matt Schreffler to take home second behind Drake, with Xray racer Chad Nevin claiming third.