Seen at the toy fair on the Traxxas stand in February, the US company has released details on the 1/16th scale VXL versions of their Slash and E-Revo that are to be released next month. Both cars are 14 inches long, about half the size of the 1/10-scale counterparts. Beneath the factory-finished polycarbonate shell, you’ll find the winning suspension technology of the seven-time National Champion Traxxas Revo, Velineon brushless-motor power, and the convention-busting innovation of the E-Revo. No detail was overlooked to bring all the capability, durability, and excitement of Traxxas’ award-winning models to 1/16 scale for fast, affordable R/C fun.
Having recently reviewed the gas powered SC8 from Team Associated, the company have now released an electric powered kit version, called the SC8e. Like the SC8, the SC8e was designed to meet the scale specifications and handling of full-size short course race trucks. It’s all there, a durable and realistic clear race truck body, KMC wheels with realistic off-road tires, scale suspension travel, full roll-cage and functional mud flaps result in an unparalleled scale experience. Good looks mean nothing without the engineering to back it up. Team Associated’s engineering team has developed a practical chassis design that incorporates the same exceptional strength, durability, cornering capability, jumping ability, and rough track handling that characterize the nitro SC8. With special features such as a hard anodized machined chassis, correctly balanced and optimized weight distribution, composite Big Bore shocks featuring 4mm gold shafts, and upgraded steering system, the SC8e is right at home on the race track – just like its full-size counterparts. Scale realism and electric power make the SC8 the must-have truck in 2009.
Team Associated have announced the release of the Travis Coyne edition Pro Comp SC8, the latest edition to their line of 1/8th scale, nitro 4WD, authentic race truck replicas. Based on the championship-winning RC8T truggy platform, the SC8 was designed to meet the scale specifications of the full-size short course race truck. It’s all there, Fully assembled and ready to go, underneath the replica body, roll cage and wheels beats the heart of a RC8T. Team Associated’s Pro.28 engine and XP3D Computerized Digital FM Radio system are factory installed. The differentials and shocks come filled with the proper silicone fluids, making it faster and easier than ever to get Team Associated SC8 performance out of the box and into the dirt.
Team Associated have officially announced the SC8, the first 1:8 scale, nitro 4WD offroad, authentic race truck replicas. Each SC8 comes decked out with one of four fully licensed race truck bodies, wheels and tires, designed to look just like the full size race trucks that run in short course off road series around the country. The world of high-performance R/C has never before seen this level of scale accuracy. Starting with the championship winning RC8T truggy platform, the SC8 was designed to meet the scale specifications of the full size short course race trucks. It’s all there, from the scale suspension travel, to the roll-cage tube diameter, to the functional mud flaps. The result is the SC8, a creation of an unparalleled scale experience at a level of performance that has never been seen before in true scale.