Coming from P-One are their new setup wheels for 1/10th scale touring cars. The wheels are made of high-quality aluminium and they come black anodised and with white markings for cool looks and easy identification. They also incorporate thin rubber O-rings to ensure the chassis stays in place during suspension geometry checking and adjustment. The wheels come in sets of four and are usable for both electric and nitro kits.
Horizon Hobby have introduced the TLR 5ive-T and 5ive-B electric conversion kit. The conversion makes it possible to change the 1/5-scale gas powered TLR 5ive-B buggy or Losi 5ive-T truck into an electric-powered rig. No special tools are required to complete the conversion, the kit parts mount into the existing holes already in the frame and chassis. A carbon-fibre radio tray included can be configured to run single, dual or HS-1000/1005 servos and also included is a mount for an optional mechanical brake servo. The new dual sided servo saver arm provided delivers the precision of a push/pull steering setup and it is made from aluminium for the long lasting durability this monster demands. New adjustable battery trays are made from machined carbon-fibre plate and can accommodate batteries up to 163mm in length so owners can take advantage of multiple battery configurations, including some of the higher capacity XL LiPo packs. Also included is a new motor mount designed to fit most 58mm motors. The motor mount uses the original front engine mounting location with new motor mount slugs designed for use with the electric conversion. ESC mount is elevated to create space on the chassis and get more natural airflow from the body.
Coming from JConcepts is their new 2008 Ford F-150 SuperCap MT body shell for the growing monster truck community. The eleventh-generation model of Ford’s ultra-popular truck offers a sharper-edged styling with a significant update was the blending of the stepped driver’s window from the Super Duty trucks. JConcepts has built this truck to specifications with the chiseled grille to busty SuperCab all the way down to the bumper and nifty MT specific front chin spoiler. It looks aggressive both because of development but also because of a new generation demand. In addition and taking the gigantic tyres of these kinds of vehicles into consideration, the front fender and bed sides are left without traditional wheel and fender wells. This allows maximum versatility in a segment that has a wide range of set-ups chassis designs and most importantly, wheelbase. The customer can now choose their own wheel well arc and position to match to their specific application and length. The body includes a detailed decal sheet with grille, headlight and taillight layout. Many JConcepts logos, brands and product names have also been included to give a full-compliment of use-able artwork.
Infinity is releasing its official 2018 Team Driver T-shirt, the new shirt reflecting the Japanese manufacturer’s status as World Champions following Dario Balestri’s 1/8th on-road victory. In addition to the Infinity logo on the front and rear of the black t-shirt, the right sleeve carries a commemorative logo marking the team’s first ever World title while the opposite sleeve displays the logos of the team’s key partners. The tee is available from size S up to 3XL.
Round 4 of the Danish 1/10th Electric Off-road nationals was held at the Glostrup Racing Club in mixed weather conditions. In the 2WD Mod Buggy class Team Associated’s Jesper Rasmussen took the TQ from Yokomo’s Frederik Hovgaard who also scored a round TQ. Over in the 4WD Mod Buggy class it was also Jesper with the TQ from Frederik, however Jesper was able to TQ all rounds for a clean sweep. In the triple 2WD A-mains Jesper brought home wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall win as Frederik Hovgaard came in 2nd from Lasse Bak (Yokomo) 3rd. After the 4WD finals it was again Jesper with the overall from Lasse Bak 2nd as Frederik Hovgaard had to settle for 3rd following some difficult A-main legs.
Yeah Racing have introduced a line of carbon fibre upgrade parts for the Xpress Execute XQ1S touring car. Available now are a 2.25mm carbon fibre chassis, a 2.0mm topdeck, 3mm floating servo mount upper plate, 3mm front and rear shock towers as well as a 2.25mm bumper plate. All parts are direct replacements for the standard fibreglass items and they were designed to improve overall rigidity and precision when running in medium to high-bite racing conditions or when seeking an overall lower weight.
FX Engine’s latest engine and pipe combo to hit the light of the day is the K302 engine and EFRA 2131 exhaust set. The off-road specific 3-port engine comes including an EFRA 2131 exhaust and a medium radius manifold. The engine’s design makes for a linear power curve in combination with low fuel consumption and it features a ceramic main bearing, a DLC-coated crankshaft and a low centre of gravity cooling head.
GL Racing have introduced their forthcoming new Audi R8 LMS body shell for 1/28th micro on-road cars. The officially licensed body will support 98mm wheelbase chassis, it features front and rear 78mm wide wheel arches for optimised race performance and it is made of durable material. The lightweight and low centre of gravity body also utilises a front body mount that features whole front splitter support to prevent damage as well as a flat underbody and it comes with wing mirrors and antenna moulded flexible plastic.