Traxxas have introduced their new heavy-duty chassis brace for the Slash 4×4 Ultimate and all Rustler 4×4 models. Made from thick extruded aluminium, the oval-shaped brace increases torsional rigidity and dramatically strengthens the chassis to reduce flex. Brilliantly anodised in four high-impact colours, the HD chassis brace provides structural reinforcement for high loads and hard landings. The brace is a direct fit on the Slash 4×4 Ultimate, any 4×4 Slash equipped with the low-CG chassis, and it also fits all Rustler 4×4 trucks.
Following a couple of teasers on social media, Pro-Line have unveiled their new Pro-Series 32P transmission for the Traxxas Slash 2WD and Stampede 2WD trucks. Pro-Line’s engineers made sure to carry over all the things from the original that made it the most popular and loved upgrade to the Slash 2WD while making it even stronger and more capable of handling today’s extreme power systems. Whether racing or bashing, this Transmission is destined to become the ultimate performance upgrade for the truck. Pro-Line has done the work and pre-assembled the transmission to get owners up and running faster. The sealed differential has been pre-filled with grease but can be tuned with optional diff oil to suit any application. The updated racing-style slipper system has been pre-set for proper performance and can be adjusted to dial in the initial take off traction.
Reds Racing have launched their new 1/10 VX3 Factory Selected electric brushless motors. They are hand-built, selected and the top five percent of tested motors of every batch with the hall sensor variance being within one degree or better. Each motor is hand-assembled, shimmed and tested by Reds Racing’s tech department. Timing, kV rating and Amp draw are tested on the dyno for maximum performance and the Factory Selected motors come with new titanium screws to increase performance. Furthermore each motor comes with a quality control certificate showing each motor’s main specifications such as KV, current, timing and shimming. Available are 4.5T to 8.5T Modified as well as 10.5T to 25.5T Stock motors.
Coming from T-Works and made for a range of Tekno RC vehicles are DLC-coated shock shafts. Available are 59mm variants for the SCT410.3 as well as 67.5mm and 74.5mm shafts for the 48 2.0, 48.4/.3, MT410 and ET48.3 kits. All are made of high-quality steel and they come DLC-coated for ultra-smooth suspension action and exceptional durability. Included come shims and nuts for easy and reliable mounting of the piston pistons.
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.
JConcepts have announced the release of their new 18mm aluminium clamping servo arm. One of the critical points of racing comes from the steering servo and proper servo horn. The horn transfers all the torque from the servo to the steering bell cranks and this piece needs to be created with precision and durability. The JConcepts 18mm servo horn created for both 23T and 25T count has all the geometry necessary as a vast assortment of vehicles. The broad base of the horn tapers to the connection area where the steering takes place. The boss on top surrounds the ball end and provides a hefty surface for steering direction. Small ribs have been added on the sides to help strengthen the unit in a twisting fashion and a deep pocket hides the 3mm standard mounting screw. The entire horn has been retouched with chamfer highlight edging and laser etched with JC and the tooth count for high-end looks and authenticity.
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.
The Ohio RC Factory played host to the 2020 Ohio State Championship last weekend. The event attracted nearly 100 entries and in Pro Nitro Buggy it was Joey Bourdon (Tekno) with the TQ and also the overall win in the 30-minute A-main event. Joey would swap positions with Collin Weatherholt (Mugen) throughout the race and would bring home the title by a narrow 1.06 seconds. Ralph Krumme (Agama) came in 3rd overall to round out the podium already two laps behind.