February 13, 2020

Tekno NB48 2.0 aluminium throttle servo horn

Tekno RC have announced the release of a new aluminium throttle servo horn for the NB48 2.0 nitro buggy. The new heavy duty horn eliminates the possibility of the servo horn stripping, coming off, or the brake and throttle going out of adjustment and causing a runaway. The laser-etched servo horn is made from aluminium and inherently much less likely to strip or flex, but it also clamps and grips the servo output shaft tightly to help prevent it from falling off or losing adjustment. In addition, this new servo horn is designed with a slight angle between the brake and throttle lever, which provides a more consistent braking force through the servo’s rotation. The aluminium horn is a direct replacement for the stock composite horn, it uses the same 5x8x2.5mm bearings and brake linkage, it is made for the use on the 2.0 series of nitro vehicles and comes in 23T or 25T specification.

Source: Tekno [teknorc.com]


February 13, 2020

Losi 1/18th Mini-T 2.0 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Horizon Hobby have introduced the Losi 1/18th scale Mini-T 2.0 RTR Stadium Truck in the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition variant. Reinvented with modern technology and Team Losi Racing engineering, the Losi Mini-T 2.0 1/18th-scale 2WD 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Truck honours the heritage of the original Mini-T with features and options never dreamed of back in the day. With suspension geometry updated and taken from the TLR 22 platform and the inclusion of a 2.4Ghz radio system, everything here takes a step above the Mini’s on the market. The Limited Edition comes with a brushless motor, throwback trim scheme, individually numbered custom etched chassis, and step pin rear tires and ribbed front tires just like the original. RC enthusiasts looking for something small, but with the performance of a 1/10 scale vehicle will find plenty to love in the Mini-T 2.0. It features a mid-motor configuration for better balance, oil filled shocks, aluminium chassis, and a full range of option parts all in a total ready-to-run package.

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February 13, 2020

Carisma Scale Adventure 55g brass weight

Carisma Scale Adventure have announced the release of their new 55g brass battery weight for the SCA1E trail truck. Designed as a direct fit for the truck’s battery compartment, the brass plate will add valuable weight over the front axle, improving traction and climbing performance of the rig without having to add wheel weights which can bring with them some negative effects in certain conditions. The weight measures 138x23x2mm and it is stackable, allowing to add multiple pieces if desired.

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February 13, 2020

Hudy adjustable droop gauge 80mm to 140mm

Coming from Hudy is their new 80mm to 140mm adjustable droop gauge for 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road kits. Of a high-quality aluminium construction the droop gauge allows to check and adjust suspension down travel in a range of 80mm to 140mm and thanks to an adjustable slider, it is more precise than ever before. Using the tool is pretty straight forward. The gauge will be attached to the upper shock mounting nut and the ruler on the gauge allows to measure the distance to the centre of the lower shock mounting screw, indicating overall shock length and down travel. The tool is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes black anodised for wear and looks and white laser-engraved markings help with easy recognition of the settings. The gauge is usable with 1/8th off-road buggies as well as 1/10th scale off-road buggies and trucks.

Source: Hudy [hudy.net]


February 13, 2020

7075.it introduce new A800 optionals

7075.it have announced the release of new optional parts for the Awesomatix A800 series of touring cars. First up is a brass shorty battery holder set for the A800MMXA kit. Designed for the use with LCG or standard height packs the kit only fits the Awesomatix C01B-X-MMA mid-motor alloy chassis as well as the 7075.it flex version 7075-AWX-MMW and 7075-AWX-MM main plates and it is usable with the original Awesomatix battery hold downs or 7075.it’s new tape system battery holder. The design of the battery locators allows the chassis to flex freely while moving the weight as close to the chassis plate as possible for an overall lower centre of gravity. In addition the mounting holes are raised by 0.5mm to not disturb chassis flex. The battery holder set is recommended especially for high-bite surfaces like ETS or CRC black carpet.

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February 13, 2020

Kyosho RB7 aluminium battery post set

Coming from Kyosho and made for the Ultima RB7 2WD buggy is a lightweight aluminium battery post set. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming anodised in a gun metal colour for looks and surface protection, the design of the posts allows to use O-ring hold downs to fasten the battery, which increases chassis flex and thus overall traction available. The battery posts also sport laser-engraved Kyosho logos in white colour and they fit both the RB7 and the RB7SS.

Source: Kyosho [kyoshoamerica.com]


February 13, 2020

2020 Keilor Invitational – Report

The Keilor Electric Off-Road Club of Melbourne, Australia hosted the 2020 Keilor Invitational last weekend. Australia’s version of the Reedy Race, this event is held on an outdoors dirt track in the Australian summer with the Invite classes running 5 heats of 2WD and 5 heats of 4WD in addition to open classes for both modified and stock, with the winner of these getting a direct invite to the 2021 event. For the 2020 event just under 130 entries were received from all around Australia, with the big talking point being the new track surface which had been treated with Canola oil dramatically reducing dust and tyre wear and proving a big hit with all racers. The layout had been changed since the 2019 Nationals held at the same track with a combination of sweeping and technical sections with large elevations and jumps challenging all levels.

Continue reading the report here


February 13, 2020

JConcepts Spring Dirt Oval Nationals – Announcement

JConcepts Events present the Spring Dirt Oval Nationals that will be held at the iconic HobbyTown facility in Omaha, Nebraska. The centrally located venue invites Dirt Oval racers of all skill level to race at the Plex on the weekend of the 5th of April. The indoor facility, managed by Alex Sturgeon, has a wealth of RC knowledge to go along with passion and always provides an experience like no other. Racers will tune to the clay based surface and utilize a controlled tire to simplify the event experience. HobbyTown’s track build will focus around their current Dirt Oval track, however, updates and size changes will accommodate faster speeds, better driver visibility, and include an overall racers feel to the dedicated event. Sign ups are already open here and more information can be found here.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]