April 30, 2022

Xray XT4’23 1/10th 4wd Electric Truggy

Xray have released full information on their new for 2023 XT4 4wd Electric Truggy. The truck sports a new chassis layout with diff, motor and battery moved forward that makes the XT4 faster and easier to drive. The front & rear bulkheads feature a horizontal split design (HS) to retain easy diff access while adding the valuable new diff height adjustment. The front & rear HS bulkheads incorporate a diff height adjustment using eccentric bushings. The design of the HS bulkhead’s inline bushing for the bevel drive gear keeps the gear properly matched to the diff height position. It also creates a more linear orientation for the front center drive shaft, reducing the CV joint angle for increased efficiency and decreased friction and wear.  The height of the rear center drive gear is also adjustable to match the height adjustment of the differential. The new pinion gear is shorter to move CV joint closer to the differential, reducing the driveshaft angle and improving drive train efficiency. The new chassis layout moves the center diff, motor and battery significantly forwards and increases stability, allowing for more aggressive landings and making the truck more forgiving. The central drivetrain features new outdrives and dogbone driveshafts that offer reduced maintenance compared to previous CVD drive shafts. The servo mount was redesigned to fit the new frontward chassis layout and features two aluminum stands with graphite stiffener from top. Other new updates include to side guards, electronics plate, shock towers, suspension holders, battery posts, body posts and steering system.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

April 29, 2022

MiBorg X4 RCV driveshafts

MiBorg presents its innovative RCV driveshaft designed to Xray X4. A steel-to-steel interface between wheel axle and bearing hopes to provide less play and less bearing wear compared to the original assembly. It’s combined with the MiBorg original pin less wheel axle adapters for a better wheel concentricity. The driveshaft centre of rotation is aligned with the steering axis to ensure an easy handling of the car. The RCV concept is still utilizing the design of full-scale cars, and is an advantageous alternative to ‘double joint’ shafts. The very high level of accuracy and durability offers no play and no wear run after run. The driveshaft use balls instead of cross pins to drive the wheel axle, which results in less vibration even with high steering angles.

Source: MiBorg [miborg-rc.com]

April 29, 2022

Bittydesign Jota 1/7 GT body shell for Felony

Bittydesign have released their second body shell for Arrma on-road cars. After the success of the very first model ‘Seven65’ launched a year ago, today they introduce the ‘Jota’ for the Felony 1/7 scale chassis. Making reference to a famous Italian supercar, they took inspiration to design the lines of the Jota body shell adapted to the production needs, the phase of refinement took several months to optimise every detail. Jota is a stunning looking GT body designed to push your 1/7 model to the limit, whether you want to test top speed on the straight or drifting with your rc mate in the parking lot behind your house. Made with high quality and genuine 1.5mm polycarbonate Lexan, the kit includes a complete set of screw, nuts and large plastic washers to fix properly the rear wing and the front splitter.

View more angles of the Jota here

April 29, 2022

Element RC Enduro Knightrunner Trail Truck blue RTR

Aimed towards the serious RC rock crawler enthusiast, the new Element RC Enduro Knightrunner 4×4 RTR is packed full of performance features that are sure to impress. Now with blue body and different colour wheels. The Knightrunner 4X4 RTR features injection-moulded grill, mirrors, door handles, wipers, and more to heighten the scale realism of the thermoformed polycarbonate blue body designed by James Knight of Knight Customs. The extra decal sheet includes additional overlanding graphics and sponsor logos to outfit the Knightrunner 4×4 for a custom look. Element RC has partnered with industry-leading aftermarket manufacturers to provide the highest level of scale realism possible. These partners include: DeMello Off-road, Front Runner, Magnaflow and General Tire. Gripping the trail are a set of officially licensed General Grabber A/T X tires. All of Element RC’s tires are moulded in a soft, high-performance rubber that was selected for all-around grip performance and wear characteristics. The General Grabber A/T X tires are mounted on Urbine 1.55″ beadlock wheels. No more worrying if your RTR tires will come unglued.

View more images here

April 29, 2022

T-Works TLR 22X-4 CVD driveshaft set

Coming from T-Works and made for the TLR 22X-4 are these CVD driveshaft sets with left handed thread for both the front and the rear of the buggy. The dogbones and wheel axles are made of high-quality steel and they feature a black surface coating for wear resistance. The 74mm long driveshafts can be used on the front and the 67mm versions on the rear and the left handed thread comes with a suitable wheel nut.

View the rear set here

April 29, 2022

Mon-Tech Racing M.R.Sport FWD body

Another new FWD body from Mon-Tech Racing with the release of their new M.R.Sport which is inspired by a well-known French brand that runs in the WTCR. Following six months of drawings, prototyping and testing, they have released this body that features an excellent balance between traction and stability, very fast and smooth when cornering. Available in two versions, the standard weight and the lightweight ‘La Leggera’ version.

View more images of the M.R.Sport body here

April 29, 2022

Reedy SC1500-BL ESC & 680-SL4 2100kV motor combo

The all-new Reedy SC1500-BL brushless ESC is water-resistant for maximum durability. Its robust design installs in most 1:8 buggies, truggies, monster trucks and short course trucks. When paired with a Reedy 680-SL4 brushless motor, a potent combination of power and efficiency is created, resulting in quick acceleration, high top speeds, generous run times, and more fun. This powerful, wheelie-inducing ESC/motor combination comes standard in Team Associated’s MT8 monster truck, but is suitable for a variety of vehicles where ultimate power output is desired.

View the 680-SL4 brushless motor here

April 28, 2022

Avid Titanium M3X8 clutch screw

Avid’s new clutch screw is made from the highest quality 6AL-4V Titanium and is packed with a ton of cool features. The most obvious is the large flange to help keep out any fuel or debris from entering your clutch bearing. The second most obvious feature is that you can use a 5.5mm nut wrench or a 2.5mm Allen wrench to install and remove. Lastly, on the backside, they have added a small recess so the screw will never drag on your bearing seal/shield.

Source: Avid [avidrc.com]