July 17, 2010

Jeremy Kortz wins 4wd at SC Nationals

Jeremy Kortz has won the 2010 Short Course Nationals hosted RC Madness. Powered by Losi / Xcelorin Jeremy took home the victory in both 4wd nitro and 4wd electric Short Course classes. Jeremy powered his nitro Hyper SC with the Losi 3.4 engine which is also used in the Losi Ten T while in electric, Jeremy powered his Hyper 10 SC with Xcelorin motor and speedo and Losi LiPo battery.

Source: Losi [losi.com]

July 10, 2010

King Headz Slash 4×4 motor mount

King Headz have released this Slash 4×4 aluminium motor mount. CNC machined from 7075 grade aluminium it directly replaces the standard plastic motor mount. This mount was designed to use a 10X19X5 bearing which is much stronger then the stock 10X15X4 bearing. The photo shows a prototype with the final version being black anodised.

Source: King Headz [kingheads.com]

July 7, 2010

Traxxas Slayer Pro 4X4

Traxxas have updated their Slayer chassis with the release of the Pro 4×4 version. Based on the previous and very successful Slayer, this latest version features a new chassis and wishbones that give it a 30mm longer wheelbase and 26mm wider track than the original car. Now with a 10% larger footprint, this car’s new longer wheelbase chassis and wide track stance deliver enhanced stability in rough conditions and radically improved high speed cornering. Extreme TRX 3.3 power punches hard and revs fast to rip past the competition and the amazing Revo-Spec linkage-based suspension and hard-anodized GTR shocks deliver seemingly bottomless suspension travel that simulates the handling and jumping ability of full-size Pro 4X4 trucks. Slayer Pro 4X4’s new bodywork and officially licensed BF Goodrich or Kumho tires bring together scale looks and 50+mph performance for all-day fun, excitement, and competition.

View more images of the new car and feature list here

July 6, 2010

Jammin SCRT-10 RTR trucks

Jammin have announced that their eagerly awaited SCRT-10 RTR trucks will be hitting the store shelves in late July. Both the Electric version and the Gas version will come be pre assembled complete with radio equipment installed ready to run.

View the complete feature list here

June 24, 2010

Chad Bradley wins unlimited 4wd at JBRL Rd4


At the recent JBRL electric series Rd4 at Racers Haven in Bakersfield, CA the unlimited 4wd short course class saw a full field of Ofna trucks. During qualifying Chad Bradley set the fastest times in both rounds driving the Jammin SCRT-10, Kevin Smith 2nd with the SCRT-10 as well and DJ drove the Hyper 10 SC rounding out the top 3 after qualifying. In the 6-minute main, Chad pulled to an early lead after the first few laps, Kevin Smith and DJ battled for the second position for the majority of the race, which allowed Chad to cruise to an uncontested win with Kevin taking the runner spot ahead of DJ.

Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]

June 24, 2010

Yeah Racing Slash 4×4 wheel axles

Yeah Racing have released these extra hard steel front and rear wheel axles for the Traxxas Slash 4×4. These black extra hard axles are tougher than the stock part adding strength to this critical area, giving peace of mind during races or just bashing. Sold in a pair.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]

June 23, 2010

Team Associated SC8e RTR brushless

The SC8e from Team Associated is the first 1:8 scale electric 4WD short-course race truck to include high-performance features like the Mamba Max Pro brushless electronic speed control with the Neu-Castle 2200kV brushless motor, all digitally controlled by Associated’s XP3-SS 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system. The result is the Rockstar/Makita SC8e RTR, where jaw-dropping scale realism meets race-bred high performance.

View the full feature list here

June 23, 2010

RPM Adjustable Height Slash 4×4 body mounts

RPM’s new adjustable height body mounts for the Traxxas Slash 4×4 are designed to give you optional body height positions where stock left you none. This version of the Slash 4×4 body mount starts off lower than stock by 1/8” (or approx. 3.2mm) and they supply a pair of molded spacers to allow you the option of a stock height body position using the thin spacer under the body mount. If monster suspension travel is needed or you just like the higher stance and larger wheel well openings a taller body mount provides, you can increase the height by 1/8” using the thicker of the two spacers. In extreme cases, both spacers may be used for a full 1/4”* (6.35mm) of extra body height. Engineered with new, larger ribs into the mounts to provide extra rigidity and support for the body while keeping weight to a minimum.

Source: RPM [rpmrcproducts.com]