Category Archives: New Products

Chassis Armour from Viper R/C

There is a lot of excellent products coming out of the woodwork today, and surprisingly not related to the current IFMAR Worlds.

Viper R/C Solutions is proud to introduce authentic epic1Designs Chassis Armor with the Viper R/C logo.  This high quality Chassis Armor provides 21mil thick protection and will reduce friction from contact chassis has with track. With peel and stick, and stick, and stick technology, the Chassis Armor can be removed to work on your car and re-applied multiple times with no issues.  Peel it off, fix your car, stick it back and you are ready to go multiple times.  The 5.5 in by 13.5 in sheet will fit 1/10 touring cars, offroad trucks, offroad buggies and many 1/8 vehicles.  Keep your chassis protected with armor, and show off the Viper logo at the same time!

I have to say I like the look of these, they would be good on my Buggy and my rally car!

Source: http://www.rcnews.net/2014/09/24/viper-rc-introduces-new-chassis-armor/

Mugen MBX7R 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit

I didn’t miss this the other day, I just wasn’t motivated enough to do any posting that day, sorry!

Mugen Seiki is proud to introduce the release of the MBX7R 1/8 Nitro Buggy! The MBX7R kit is based off the World Champion MBX7 platform with many high end improvements in suspension, steering and other areas to create the ultimate 1/8 nitro off road buggy.

Mugen concentrated on the making the suspension on the MBX7R even better with new 16mm bodied front and rear racing shocks. These new shocks will improve stability in both bumps and jumps greatly. The bigger bodies’ shocks will make the 7R have less fade during longer runs which means you can drive even harder than ever before. The rear shocks are 4mm shorter and with the use of a new rear shock tower will keep the back of the 7R hooked up and on the ground. The 7R gets a chassis change with the side angle of the chassis changed which creates more strength and a better feeling on all racing surfaces.

The MBX7R gets a re-designed front hub carrier in which the position of the front axle has been changed to a trailing axle position. This will improve overall steering and feeling of the 7R. A new steering ackerman plate with additional steering tie rod holes to have maximum steering adjustability. The front upper suspension arm has been shorten 1.6mm to allow for more camber adjustability and the use of the E0161 spacer between the pillar ball and upper arm.

The drive train of the MBX7R has been changed and improved with the use of a new universal style drive shaft for both the front and rear drive shafts. This will greatly improve the feel of the buggy on bumpy surfaces. The use of the universal will make the overall drive train much smoother and will spin with less friction. New wings mount which will allow the wing to be moved closer to the shock tower to allow for better traction and jumping abilities. The fuel tank gets a re-designed baffle system to increase fuel pick up and to keep the fuel clunk positioned correctly.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152679082369054.1073741917.79727464053&type=1
Source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152679160899054.1073741918.79727464053&type=3

Sworkz enters the truggy arena with the S350T Pro Truggy

Sworkz have been teasing about a truggy for a while, but today marked the official release of details on the kit, and all in all it looks like a good package. It iwll be interesting to see what it can do in the hands of their drivers.

S350T Kit Features include:

1. F.C.S.S. Lightened chassis with T6 7075 aluminum in B.H.C (black hard coating).
2. Pro Shock Towers made of lightened 7075 aluminum.
3. New Hex-Cell Shock Bladders, special Impact Shock Piston system, and Pro 2.0 shock system with 4mm shock shafts.
4. High Performance Crown Gears and Pinion Gears.
5. Full CVD Drive Shafts.
6. New adjustable Rear Lower Plastic Insert Toe-In system.
7. Double Protection Bumper Design.
8. Sealed Front and Rear Arms design.
9. PSP (Power Steering Package) radio tray system.
10. Professional 2.0 Metal Brake Calipers.
11. New 150cc fuel tank with Floating Fuel Filter system.
12. Adjustable front upper and lower suspension arm system.
13. Speed Rhinocero Body Shell included.

Axial SCX10 Ram Power Wagon

Axial is at it again, but this time it’s not a Jeep!

It's not a Jeep!
It’s not a Jeep!
The SCX10™ Ram Power Wagon is modeled after the toughest civilian 4×4 truck on the planet. This legendary Ram pickup is now available for heavy duty service work on the jobsite during the week and trail adventures with all your friends on the weekends. The beautiful two piece body can be split and used with the AX80046 SCX10™ Roll Cage Flat Bed Set (not included). The details in the front grill and both bumpers really sets this vehicle apart.As always, you can expect top level trail performance from this offering. Take a legendary Ram truck platform, mate it to the legendary SCX10™ trail truck chassis, and you have a combination that is hard to rival. The SCX10™ Ram Power Wagon is ready when you are to tackle even the harshest off road terrain.
• WB8 HD Wildboar™ driveshafts
• Dual slipper clutch
• Single-coil, adjustable shocks
• Heavy duty differential lockers
• Officially licensed Walker Evans Racing wheels
• 1.9 Ripsaw tires (R35 compound)
• AE-5 waterproof ESC
• Tactic TSX45 water resistant metal gear servo

More details at http://www.axialracing.com/products/ax90037

The optional flat tray is a nice addition to available hopups
The optional flat tray is a nice addition to available hopups

Street Jam OTA-R31RS Drift Car

There is a new entry level drifter on the block, and it is the OTA-R31RS from Street Jam.   This package is impressive because it includes all metal, oil filled shocks, not something usually seen on any but the top end machines.

Parts are readily available, and the list of upgrades from a range of manufacturers is astounding.  The mid/front mount motor layout is great for drifting, and it readily takes a CS conversion. Yes, it has phillips head screws, my latest pet hate, but don’t let that hold you back from what is a good value package of little over $100 that comes already assembled and only needs electronics and a body.

Source: http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=20468&p_catid=293#.VAU9W_mSy_E

New Fugitive tyre from Proline

I must admit this tyre caught my attention, and not because it was new or yet another buggy tyre.

It caught my attention because it was designed not to grip the best, look the coolest or work in one specific set of conditions, but because it was designed to last longer than any other tyre that proline has produced before.  Available in a range of compounds, as well as pre mounted, this is what Proline have to say about them:

Pro-Line is putting the competition on the Run with the all-new Fugitive race tire! The Fugitive was developed to be the longest lasting race tire ever produced while still being quick and agile. In the past, the prevailing knowledge for creating a new tire that lasted throughout the long A-Mains in extreme wear conditions was to design a big and tall tire tread that was spaced out. While this was effective for the day, the tall and stiff tread numbed out the handling and didn’t have the speed of the smaller pin race tires.

Pro-Line’s all-new Fugitive tires set the standard for wear and performance with a whole new design philosophy – small, tightly packed pins that can handle the abuse of being run on concrete. When combined with Pro-Line’s incredible X-Compounds, the Fugitive easily has the best performance to cost ratio of any Pro-Line tire making it perfect for many European style tracks.

Be the first one outrunning the competition with the Fugitive!

Source: Proline http://www.prolineracing.com/fugitive/

Vaterra do it again with the 2015 Mustang

Yes, Vaterra have released another stunning model of a modern day muscle car, this time the new 2015 Ford Mustang to sit alongside the 1967 Mustang already in their lineup.  That makes four modern muscle cars, four 1960’s muscle cars and three modern sports cars in their fast expanding, very realistic, on road lineup.

Not much is news in term of platform for the new Mustang, sitting on the existing V100-S platform with all the usual goodies, it just has the body from the sexy new mustang draped over the top, and that’s not a bad thing in my book.

For more details visit the page for the 2015 Mustang at the Vaterra website here http://www.vaterrarc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=VTR03024 or check out the video of the car below.

New Serpent Spyder RM RTR

Serpent have released details of their The RTR Spyder RM buggy. Naturally it is based on the kit version of the Spyder RM buggywith whom it shares parts as well as optional parts.

Main features include:

  • Ready to race; fully adjustable
  • Prepainted and precut buggy body and large rear wing
  • DragonRC 2.4 GHz transmitter TX-RX with LCD
  • DragonRC waterproof electronic speedcontroller 45A
  • DragonRC brushless, sensorless motor 9T
  • DragonRC powerfull metal gear digital servo
  • DragonRC premounted buggy tyres
  • Spring steel transmission and turnbuckles
  • Big bore shocks
  • Gear differential and solid slipper
  • Expert factory assembly and set-up
  • All parts and optionals of the race-kit fit

Not sure if anybody else noticed the 4wd buggy “coming soon” in the electric 1:10 Off Road section of the serpent website either, but that could be an interesting release to watch out for.

New WFT-1 Formula One car from CRC

Building on the winning heritage from the multi-champion line of 1/12th and 1/10th road cars, the new WTF-1 from CRC elevates F-1 racing to the next level offering new and exciting features. Features that include CRC’s infinitely adjustable Slider Rear Pod, dual damper tube system, the F-1 Pro-Strut adjustable front end, a full ball bearing graphite Pro-diff and a best-in-class rear damper, the CRC Encore shock. The roll center, ride height, camber, caster, preload, droop and spring rate are all adjustable.

Source: http://www.redrc.net/2014/08/crc-wtf-1-formula-chassis/

New K5 Blazer Ascender from Vaterra

I make no bones about the fact that I love what new player on the block, Vaterra, have done since their inception.  Today’s news of a Rock Crawler from them continues to give them huge brownie points in my book!

The 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer is one of the first mainstream competitors to the mighty SCX10 platform from Axial and it ticks a lot of boxes.

  • It comes as a kit, which is the crawlers preferred method over RTR
  • The body is unpainted, and looks very scale
  • It’s originally configured with a front mounted battery
  • it has a metal gear transmission
  • it is designed around a Ladder frame chassis with an adjustable wheelbase (important for fitting other bodies)
  • the front and rear bumpers look great, and appear to be functional as well as sliders at the sides
  • 4 link rear end and 3 link front end
  • alloy links all around for steering and suspension

All in all it looks like a great package and on Modelflight where I saw the news first, they listed the Australian RRP as$399, so a competitive with the SCX kit which is normally around the $400 – $450 mark.

For more information visit the model page at the Vaterra website http://www.vaterrarc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=VTR03023