March 31, 2023

Jade Lim joins VP-Pro

VP-Pro has announced the signing of top Malaysian Offroad racer Jade Lim.  The 22-year-old Team Associated driver is the reigning Malaysian 1:8 Offfroad Champion having wrapped up the title for a third time at the end of 2022.  Joining VP-Pro will use their tyres and accessories as part of his 2023 1:8 Offroad programme.

Source: VP Pro []

March 31, 2023

STRC TRX-4M Machined Alu Threaded Shock Upgrade kit

New from ST Racing Concepts for the Traxxas TRX-4M 1:18 Crawler is this is CNC Machined Complete Shock Upgrade kit.  The it includes threaded aluminium shock bodies, O-ring shock collars, lower shock caps and upper shock caps. The threaded bodies are of black anodised while the collars, lower/upper shock caps are anodised in colours to accentuate the looks of the shock kit.  Just simply swap over the stock internal components and you will have a high-performance oil-filled shock set up for your TRX-4M.  To complete that shock package, new CNC machined brass lower shock spring retainers add more weight to the lower parts of your TRX-4M while securely keeps the shock spring in place.  Shock kit available in black, gun metal, orange, red and silver.  Brass lower shock spring retainer available in black.

View set mounted here

March 30, 2023

MonacoRC Fast Wireless Charger 15W

New from MonacoRC is this Fast Wireless Charger 15W.  After the great success of the first MonacoRC wireless charger, the new Fast Wireless Charger 15W has arrived and is completely redesigned, both in its design and technical specifications.  It features a circular shape with the MonacoRC World Champion Team logo/crest and intelligent charging that goes up to 15W.  Ideal for race fields where radio batteries need frequent charging, the Fast Wireless Charger can also accompany you in your daily life, giving your day a racing spirit.

Source: Monaco RC []

March 30, 2023

IFMAR World Cup 1:8 Electric Buggy – Announcement

IFMAR has announced details of the first ever World Cup for 1:8 Electric Buggy.  While 1:8 nitro has enjoyed World Championship status since 1986, the World Cup will be the first step for the electric category to become a World Championship category in 2025.  The World Cup event will take place on September 22-24 and be hosted by the Club ACDB “OS BEIROES” at their 310m track in Guarda, Portugal.   The track previously hosted the 2010 EFRA European 1:8 Nitro Buggy Championship when Reno Savoya took the third of his European titles.  While taking place only one week after the 1:10 Offroad World Championships at Hobby Action in the USA, the 1:8 Electric Buggy World Cup is still expected to be well supported by the industry given the growing future importance of the category.  View Stage 1 report here.

Source: IFMAR [] 

March 30, 2023

T-Works V2 10-20mm Adjustable Ride Height Gauge

Coming from T-Works is this new version of its Offroad specific 20-30mm adjustable ride height gauge.  The twist-design tool allows for easy and convenient ride height adjustment in precise 1mm increments.  The gauge is machined from high quality aluminium and has a black anodised finish with laser-engraved markings allowing for easy reading of the selected ride height values.

Source: T-Works []

March 30, 2023

MIBO Electric Screwdriver

MIBO has added this Electric Screwdriver to its range of products as a handy tool to make assembling and disassembling RC car components quick and easy.  It is compact and lightweight, which combined with a non-slip rubber grip results in really effortless handling.  Forward and reverse buttons control a powerful electric motor, that provides consistent torque to drive screws into any material, including hard plastic, with precision and speed.  Powerful neutral brake lets you tighten the screws manually to adjust the torque by feel, rather than by digital torque control. This also helps you loosen any stubborn screw, that needs a lot of force to come out.  3.6V 900mAh Li-Ion battery allows for extended use without the need for battery replacement. Its capacity is enough for many hours of common work, then it can be charged via included micro USB cable within 60 minutes.  The screwdriver has a 6.35mm quick-release chuck, compatible with all kinds of bits that are suitable for different types of screws used in RC cars and elsewhere.  The supplied MIBO tips are made of hard steel with a titanium coating with 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 5.5mm and 7.0mm bits available.  The screwdriver body also contains a small LED worklight, that helps the visibility in tight spots.

View features and more images here

March 29, 2023

JConcepts Kosmos & Sprinter SCT Aqua A2 compound

JConcepts is now offering their Kosmos and Sprinter SCT tyres in its Aqua A2 compound.  Starting with a clean shape and carcass, for the Kosmos the design team took to a rectangular based pin which has the forward bite muscle to boost a 1:8 buggy.  The staggered rows create a unique zig/zag affect at certain views giving it a 3D mind puzzle affect. In fact, the design is 4 rows deep of off-set and staggered sections when compared to some traditional tires which rely on 2.  The Sprinter tyre is designed to bridge a gap between the popular Double Dees and other pin tire options from JConcepts.  It has square, angled pins that are stacked vertically to flex and fold evenly across the tyre.  Typically, a stacked tread will wear less and provide more forward bite while the aligned space helps rotation in the turns and gives a snappy release to square up quickly.  Starting with the new tread, the team focused on durability and performance to bring a tyre option to market that competes on loose surfaces which are wet or dusty.

View Sprinter SCT tyre here

March 29, 2023

Factory Team B6.1 Carbon Laydown Gearbox and Chassis Braces

New from Factory Team is this RC10B6.1 Carbon Laydown Gearbox and Chassis Braces set.  The carbon material offered by Factory Team has become a popular upgrade for many parts across the Team Associated line of race cars. Adding rigidity to suspension components and limiting chassis flex is a great tuning option for race cars.  The carbon laydown gearbox and chassis braces reduce the flex in the rear of the chassis, resulting in a more consistent and precise feel on track.  This set is a direct replacement for the original kit parts.

Source: Associated []