September 27, 2021

Surpass Rocket 540 Plus V2 combo

Surpass have introduced the V2 version of their Rocket 540 Plus 4-pole brushed crawler motor. The power plant features a 5-slot 775-sized rotor for improved low-speed linearity and increased low-speed torque and it makes use of high-strength and high-temperature resistant neodymium iron boron magnets. Compared with its predecessor, performance has been improved with lower internal resistance along using optimised magnets resulting in reduced heat build up making the whole unit more efficient. The motor is available in four different winding variants including 11T, 13T, 16T, and 20T. The combined 80A speed controller has also been updated, the V2 version having much improved throttle feel and the internal resistance of the MOS tube has been reduced, again for reduced heat and improved efficiency.

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June 3, 2020

JConcepts Colt 1.9” chrome beadlock wheel

Following up on their all black Colt 1.9” beadlock crawler wheel, JConcepts have released a chrome alternative. The cleverly designed beadlock alternative for 1.9” tyres features 8 triangle spokes that provide a Wagon look which is perfect for vintage builds and trucks that need a raw muscle look of the 1970’s and 80’s. Dipping into the assembly, the Colt wheels assemble from the inside out and include an inner pinch ring which helps lock the two halves together. The outside of the wheel has the 12mm hex already blended into the design while supplying a sturdy wheel offset capable of taming an assortment of terrain. The final look arrives after the completed assembly is secured on the truck and the centre cap is placed into position with included screws. The centre cap covers all wheel nut and fitment territory and leaves the look of the wheel clean and stylised. The wheels are molded in a durable material and they come as pairs.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


August 29, 2019

Element RC Enduro Trailwalker RTR trail truck

Associated Electrics have introduced their new Enduro Trailwalker RTR trail truck, the second vehicle from their new Element RC line of ready-to-run vehicles. Based on the same chassis as the previously released Sendero, the differences with the Trailwalker are mostly cosmetic with a new ultra realistic pre-painted flat bed truck shell as well as different bumper, grills and silver coloured wheels. Mounted to the same rugged chassis, with its innovative Stealth X gearbox, the Trailwalker comes supplied with the ultra-smooth and powerful 16-turn, 5-slot brushed crawler motor and Reedy Power SC400X electronic speed controller with T-plug connector. Controlling the beast on the trail is again the 3-channel XP130 2.4GHz radio and Reedy Power high-torque 1320MG metal-gear servo.

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August 22, 2019

Samix Enduro brass shock retainers

Samix have released this 4 piece brass shock bottom retainers, which add 17 grams of weight to the lowest point of the shock to improve climb performance of the Element RC Enduro trail truck. Unlike the standard plastic retainers, these are not slotted, which means you can use the softest springs without the worry that the spring cap will fall out. More rigid and durable, they have a great black and gold look with the Samix logo etched on the side.

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September 27, 2017

Samix Wraith steering knuckles & brass flange balls

Two new items from Samix, starting with new steering knuckle arms for the Axial Wraith. Available in 4 different colours, it comes supplied with a high quality POM bearing adapter and all parts have a nice silver chamfer. Second new item are 5.8mm flange balls made from high quality brass material that offer durability and long life. Suitable replacements for the factory plastic Axial AX 80018 ball studs and therefore they can be used on the Axial SCX-10 2, SCX-10, Yeti, AX-10, Wraith etc. Each pack contains 10pcs.

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November 29, 2016

Samix SCX10-2 aluminium outer driveshaft set

Samix SCX10-2 aluminium outer driveshaft set

Samix have introduced their aluminium outer driveshaft set for the Axial SCX10-2. Made from high quality aluminium and anodised in 3 different colours, the new part helps improve both the rigidity and durability of the drive train.

Source: Samix [rcsamix.com]


November 23, 2016

Pro-Line Hyrax 2.2” G8 Rock Terrain Truck tires

Pro-Line Hyrax 2.2” G8 Rock Terrain Truck tires

Pro-Line have introduced these Hyrax 2.2” G8 Rock Terrain Truck tires. Designed from the ground up for maximum grip on the toughest terrain, the Hyrax tire is ready for anything the race might throw at you. The Hyrax features an aggressive and open tread pattern with each tread block containing multiple Sipes for incredible tread flex. The highly detailed connected tread on the sidewall of the Hyrax extends out for unmatched side-hilling performance. The Hyrax also features futuristic stepped tread blocks that create even more forward gripping edges that dig into slick rock like no other scale tire Pro-Line has produced to date.

Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]