July 30, 2020

Arrma announce refreshed Mega & BLX RTR lines

Arrma have introduced their refreshed Mega and BLX line ready-to-run basher kits that feature a range of improvements. New key features across the range include the Spektrum SLT3 radio system, rubber-shielded bearings throughout, strengthened chassis, larger power module pull tabs, improved dirt sealing, redesigned steering to allow stones and debris to clear more easily, vented tyres, silicone shock O-rings, castellated slipper pads and sliding motor mesh as well as Safe-D pinion gears. The Granite and Senton trucks also sport all-new body designs. The updated sets will hit stores very soon.

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July 28, 2020

JConcepts Traxxas breathable chassis covers

Coming from JConcepts and made for a variety of Traxxas truck are breathable chassis covers. When racing on a loamy or topsoil track surface the inside of the chassis can become loaded with dirt or debris which creates extra weight. With the JConcepts mesh chassis cover these worries are minimised with this simple and functional part. Fitting nicely under the body, the JConcepts chassis cover hugs the outside dimension of the chassis protecting the inside from unwanted excess dirt and debris build-up during racing and bash conditions. The chassis cover fits snug around the entire chassis structure while being attached along the sides with the included hook and loop tape (Velcro) for easy access. The versatile part of the design comes from the mesh material, zipper closure and Velcro attachment which makes changing batteries or routine maintenance a breeze. The mesh itself is breathable and keeps out large debris while allowing airflow around the electrical items inside the chassis. They are available as variants for the Stampede, Rustler 2WD, Rustler 4WD, as well as the X-Maxx.

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July 24, 2020

FTX Torro Brushed EP 1/10th RTR trophy truck

New from FTX is the semi-scale Torro 4WD desert trophy truck. Featuring trailing link rear suspension just like the desert trophy trucks racing in the New Mexico deserts, the Torro is ideal for any fan of extreme trucks. For something a little different FTX have added a bit of colour to the Torro EP, with some blue moulded suspension parts and roll cage accessories, just to liven things up a little instead of bland old black. The full featured brushed truck is a perfect entry in to 1/10th scale RC and includes a 60A speed control, Etronix radio system and Voltz 1800mAh battery pack. Other features include blue anodised aluminium shock absorbers front and rear, metal differential and crown gears and sealed 4WD shaft drive transmission. The truck will hit stores in mid-August.

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July 23, 2020

Reedy SC480X brushed crawler speed controller

Associated Electrics have introduced the new Reedy SC480X brushes crawler speed controller. Trail tested and proven, the speedo is a simple to use, economical, and powerful ESC for trail truck and crawler enthusiasts. Excellent forward/reverse/brake feel, a wide range of adjustability, and robust hardware make the SC480X suitable for both trail truck and crawler applications. The pre-programmed default ESC settings work very well in most situations, but if owners want access to additional settings for fine-tuning, they can do so using optional Program Card #27034.

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July 23, 2020

JConcepts Bounty Hunters 3.93” Scale Truck tyre

Another new scale and trail truck tyre from JConcepts is the Bounty Hunters 3.93” outer diameter tyre. Performing outside the normal constraints, the Bounty Hunters tyre boasts a dual angular and mirrored centre lug combination. The tight group tread with squiggle cuts and carved out sections conform to hard surfaces for driving speed and low rolling resistance. The professional tyre has a spread of lugs that provides forward grip for steady climbs and knit sections for great scale looks. The sidewall of the tyre has built-in puzzle sections, notched, and matched up to the centre section to steady the side-bite and pitch traction. Placed into the side, a JC detail has been added for decoration but also spaced to continue momentum in tricky situations. The sculptured side-lug and incised grooves align to form a flat carcass giving the tyre a scale and high performing spirit. The lower sidewall features radial ribs and vertical hatching to maintain space in a tight squeeze. The flexibility of the green compound combined with the lug arrangement gives the tyre a grippy feel but still maintains that all important scale and performance look. The 3.93” overall height provides plenty of ground clearance for Class 1 competition. An abundance of terrain looks up to the bossed side-wall logos which read with beauty and balance. The tyres include a medium, spiked open cell foam insert capable of standing up to the super soft compound but flexible enough for sharp terrain.

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July 23, 2020

JConcepts Landmines 4.19” Scale Country tyre

JConcepts have introduced their all-new Landmines Scale Country Class 1 performance scale tyre. The Landmines, developed over a 2-year period of testing, tuning and analysis have reached the summit and now available to the crawling enthusiast. The design starts with a robust carcass carefully shaped and sized for a multitude of conditions and capable of completing those difficult courses while being down-to-earth enough to carry a scale appearance. The team spent considerable time with the split-block centre design which has been sliced, stepped, and recessed for flexibility and contortion over sharp, loose, and polished surfaces. The Landmines have alternating solid and cavity pads which is ideal for transitioning from smooth dirt or pavement into dirt, mud, and rocky terrain. Moving towards the edges of the carcass, the scaling tyre has horizontal grippy pads with edge and channels to provide additional forward climbing bite. Down within the tread, a lightning pattern, knob plots and connector bars pull the design together to work together at shallow and deep sinking positions. Once power is applied to the vehicle, the tread spacing opens which allows for deep digging, making it a great working tyre in dirt and muddy conditions. As the tread rolls down the sidewall, a whole new course of tread and side-lugging is applied. A grippy radial ring provides a consistent rubber contact patch in pinched conditions while in the vertical plane, new traction bars alternate between angular and island mapping for squeeze grip. The flexibility of the green compound combined with the lug arrangement gives the tyre a grippy feel but still maintains that all important scale and performance look. The 4.19” overall height provides plenty of ground clearance for an abundance of terrain and bossed side-wall logos read with beauty and balance. The tyres include a medium, spiked open cell foam insert capable of standing up to the super soft compound but flexible enough for sharp terrain.

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July 22, 2020

Pro-Line Gladiator SC 6×30 removable hex pre-mounts

Coming soon from Pro-Line are their pre-mounted Gladiator SC tyres on Raid black 6×30 removable hex wheels. The Gladiator tread is an icon in the world of RC because of its unmatched traction and durability on a variety of surfaces. For over a decade, Gladiator tyres have been tearing up bash and race spots around the world. The tyres are designed to give 1/10th scale short course truck optimal traction on any surface combined with tons of durability. The tyres are mounted to a pair of Raid SC removable hex wheels and include a pair of 12mm Slash 4×4 front/rear/Slash 2WD rear hexes and a pair of 12mm Slash 2WD front hexes that fit the most popular trucks. Optional 14mm, 17mm, and ProTrac offset 12mm hexes are available separately to fit other applications too.

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July 21, 2020

Traxxas Maxx Sledgehammer off-road tyres

Traxxas have announced the release of the Sledgehammer extreme performance off-road tyres for their Maxx monster truck. They feature an aggressive open-block design that clears away mud and debris for exceptional traction on loose surfaces. An increased diameter provides additional ground clearance while the heavy-duty wheel design provides extreme strength. The tyres come pre-glued and ready to install.

Source: Traxxas [traxxas.com]