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New Team Durango 1/8th scale kits1 comments - Mar 29 2015 02:56 PM
In a try to drive us media guys totally nuts Team Durango have released the information on their four forthcoming new kits at once. Three of the four new vehicles are 1/8th off-road kits so we simply put them in one news piece. The DNX8 1/8th nitro buggy, the DEX8 1/8th E-buggy and the DEX8T E-truggy are all based on hard anodised 3mm aluminium chassis with a patent pending sliding gear mesh centre bulkhead, a design all four new kits including the DESC10 short course truck share. The design allows for simple engine/motor swaps without disturbing the gear mesh setting.
The drivetrain makes use of sturdy steel components including the outdrives, driveshafts and (nitro) main gears while the suspension is of a totally new design compared to the DNX408 and DEX408 vehicles as it feature a front pivotball design and redesigned rear wishbones and hubs.
The shock towers are made of hard anodised aluminium as are the threaded 16mm shock absorbers. The front, centre and rear differentials are easily accessible, a design adapted from the previous kits and introduced with the first ever DEX410 buggy.
The radio box of the nitro variant is very easily to remove from the car for maintenance and cleaning purposes while the battery tray of the electric-powered cars incorporates a protected receiver box to keep the delicate part away from dust, dirt and moisture.
As a novelty all kits come partly assembled with the shocks, diffs, gearboxes and more being already assembled in the factory to cut on building time while securing a certain build quality. More information and educational videos can be found on the dedicated kit sites of the DNX8, DEX8 and DEX8T.
Link: Team Durango website
Source : Area52
XION 1/16th 8 wheel drive SDKFZ 234/2 PUMA army vehicle7 comments - Mar 28 2015 07:50 AM
Full spec awaiting. Source: XION
JConcepts New Release – Finnisher Car Stand0 comments - Mar 28 2015 07:46 AM
For 2015, JConcepts unveiled the latest car stand specifically for the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions. The design team focused on several aspects to debut a new treat during the large event. First, size was a focus and a lower stance was built into the design to accommodate 1/10th vehicles more specifically. The hex shaped design was inspired from the popular locking wheel nuts and Finnisher style wing buttons used within the JConcepts accessory line-up. Side pockets were incorporated as catch-all compartments for body clips, wheel nuts or any small item that is routinely changed during a race event. Cushion pads are positioned at the hex tips to provide support all the way to the edges on any platform vehicle while the large center pads prevent normal slippage.
As a bonus, JConcepts has included a rubber plug option with the company’s logo branded into the surface. To install, simply cut, moto-sand or ream on the pre-defined line in the center area and remove to expose a large hole. Plug in the rubber piece as a grommet type installation and the look of the stand becomes even more custom. JConcepts has included a decal wrap for maximum exposure and presence that resembles the popular chassis tape “Striker” theme.
· Original, JConcepts Finnisher design
· Durable material, matte black finish
· Large and small foam cushion pads
· JC logo plugs for custom look
· “Striker” themed decal wrap
X4 PRO FPV RTF with touchscreen transmitter & 1080p camera4 comments - Mar 28 2015 07:43 AM
X4 Pro Highlights
- All-in-one complete, with the assembled X4 Pro, transceiver, camera, gimbal, batteries and charger.
- Generous 500 meter (3/10 mile) signal range for flight control and FPV.
- Flies with the absolute reliability of 2.4GHz technology.
- Holds position and altitude without programming for easy "framing."
- Shoots videos and transmits data on 5.8GHz for superior reliability.
- Waypoints System lets you program complex flight patterns, flights (using Google Maps) and the "Return to Home" feature.
- Actual Direction option prevents disorientation, by moving the X4 Pro in the same direction you move the sticks!
- Set up fail-safe systems to automatically bring the X4 Pro "home" and land it safely.
- Flies up to 30 minutes on a fully charged battery.
The X4 Pro is a complete package that includes:
- The assembled X4 Pro
- High-definition 1080p video/still camera mounted on a 3-axis gimbal
- 10-channel, Wi-Fi capable, transceiver with Android™ operating system
- Programmable Waypoint flight system
- Parachute Recovery System
- 3S, 11.1V 7000mAh 25C and 2S 5400mAh 1C LiPo batteries
- 2-3S AC LiPo charger
- An extra set of blades
- A set of blade guards
- Neck strap and sunshield
Addtional information and source can be found here
MIP 1/5th Scale, Brake Kit, Losi 5ive-T #143600 comments - Mar 28 2015 07:38 AM
Introducing a system that looks and works much like disk brakes on motorcycles, bikes, and large cars, just miniature! MIP’s all new Real Brakes are here for the Losi 5T!
Consisting of proper and replaceable brake pads for stopping power and a disk rotor that is sure to last the life of your car, this system is sure to stop your 5T on a dime! With the MIP 5T Real Brakes adjusting the pitch of the car in the air is a synch and as your car reacts in the air the brake rotor will not get cocked forward or backward due to MIP’s brake guide. This system has been tested for months by MIP’s product development team and is attributed with the 2014 West Coast Nationals Win and 2015 Nitro Challenge Wins. Go out and get what you need for your Losi 5T get MIP!
Stronger Stopping Power
Little to No Fade in Braking
Complete system to replace OEM Brake System
Longer More Efficient Life over OEM
Replaceable Brake Pads
Rotor Disk Guide
American 7075 Aluminum and Tool Steel used Throughout Kit
100% Made in the USA
MSUK-Forum hats have arrived!54 comments - Mar 25 2015 07:15 PM
We now have in stock the awesome MSUK-Forum Cap, as modelled by Charlie:
For your chance to own a part of forum history buy yours today by following this link > http://www.msuk-foru...msuk-forum-cap/
Serpent 1/8 scale Avenger truggy body1 comments - Mar 25 2015 04:36 PM
Full spec awaiting. Source: Serpent
Aluminium upgrades for the Losi Desert Buggy DBXL0 comments - Mar 25 2015 04:34 PM
Losi has announced 6 new aluminum upgrade parts to fit the Losi DBXL!
Rrear hub set (#LOS354003)
Front spindle carrier set (#LOS354002)
Servo saver bottom piece (#LOS351000)
Front spindle set (#LOS354001)
Front chassis brace (#LOS351002)
Front top plate (#LOS351001)
Prices range from $19 to $94.Source: Losi
RC4WD Genius Sem Fronteira 2.2 Scale Tires0 comments - Mar 25 2015 04:29 PM
These are the all new Licensed Genius Sem Limites 2 tires. These have been Officially Licensed by the Genius Tyres company and are only available from RC4WD and our Dealers!
Advanced X2 SS Compound (Super Soft & Super Sticky)
Fits 2.2" Wheels
OD: 5.43in / 138mm
ID: 2.2in / 56mm
Width: 1.7in / 43mm
Each Tire Weight: 3.6oz / 103g
Muc-Off Competition! Show us your dirty models21 comments - Mar 21 2015 08:11 PM
It's our first prize draw from the big list of CML Distributed goodies!
Competition Rules: Gold Members only. Post one photo of YOUR R/C looking muddy in reply to this topic! Dirt, dust, snow, slime, grime! Show us why you need some Muc-Off!
Draw Ends: Friday 3rd April, the winner is picked by Staff on who we feel is the dirtiest!
Good luck guys (& gals?)
If you are not already a Gold Member, click here to find out more about the great benefits and how to sign-up! It's just £5 and helps the community we all love to be a part of.
Another thank-you goes to Modelsport UK for helping arrange postage for these awesome prizes!