MSUK RC Forum and RC News
Pro-Line releases three new pre-cut bodyshells1 comments - Jun 26 2015 01:44 PM
1) 1:8 Predator Body for the RC8B3
2) Type-R body to fit the Kyosho MP9 TK13
3) Phantom body for the TLR 22 2.0
Vanquish KMC 3.8" Rockstar XD811 wheels1 comments - Jun 26 2015 01:32 PM
- Officially licensed authentic KMC Wheels XD Rockstar II RSII
- Removable Spoke Fins and Center Cap Star
- Durable Nylon Polymer Construction
- Fits Traxxas T Maxx, Revo, E Maxx, E Revo, and Axial Yeti XL
- These wheels need to be glued to the tire
- 17mm Hex Hub
Vaterra 1968 Ford F100 Pickup V100S 1/10th Scale RTR3 comments - Jun 26 2015 01:28 PM
Type: Pickup Truck
Length: 14.85 in (371mm)
Width: 7.76 in (194mm) with 30mm Rear tires
Height: 4.4 in (112mm)
Ground Clearance: 0.25 in (6mm)
Wheelbase: 10.25 in (256mm)
Weight: 3.875 lbs (1.76kg)
Chassis: Injection Molded
Drivetrain: 4WD shaft drive
Tire Type: 2.68 in (67mm) V1 Performance
Motor or Engine: 540 Brushed
Speed Control: Included
Radio: 2 Channel DSM Transmitter
Batteries: 1800mAh Ni-Mh 6-cell Flat w/EC3
Charger: 2A NiMh AC Peak Charger
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Wheel Size: 2.16×1.05 in (54×26mm) & 2.16×1.2 in (54×30mm)
Shock Type:Injection Molded Friction
Body: Polycarbonate Painted
Ball Bearings: Complete Drivetrain
Team C brushless motor bearing tool0 comments - Jun 26 2015 11:33 AM
Team C have introduced a bearing tool for electric brushless motors. It is designed to help removing and installing the ball race that is pressed into the motor can without harming the bearing or the can. The tool is made from aluminium, it is of a lightweight design and comes orange anodised for looks and durability.
Pro-Line Prime 1/8th tyre & compound updates0 comments - Jun 26 2015 11:31 AM
Pro-Line’s Prime slick tyre is now also available in a variant for 1/8th off-road buggies while the U.S. company also introduce the Fugitive and Suppressor tyres in hard X1 compound. Starting with the Prime, the tyre formerly was only available for 1/10th vehicles and now it finds its way into 1/8th racing also. The special design targets racing on prepped clay tracks where slick tyres can be an advantage. It features unique grooves that add traction and stability when the track is freshly watered or when there is a slight layer of thin dust that would cause a traditional slick tyre to just spin. The raised treaded portion of the Prime tyre has a distinctive rough surface texture similar to a ground slick and makes the tyre have maximum performance right out of the package. As for the Fugitive and Suppressor, the tyres now come in the firm X1 compound, ideal for demanding track conditions or when racing in high ambient temperatures.
Arrowmax Increased Torque Honeycomb hex wrenches7 comments - Jun 26 2015 11:28 AM
New from Arrowmax comes the Increased Torque line of Honeycomb series tools. They combine the appearance of a standard hex driver with the torque of a T-handle tool by allowing to swing the tool tip by a total of 180 degrees. This helps to apply more torque to loosen even the most stubborn screws. The wrenches are available with 2.5mm and 3.0mm hex tip.
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus brushless speed controller16 comments - Jun 26 2015 11:25 AM
Coming soon from Hobbywing is the Xerun XR8 Plus brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale applications. The 6S LiPo-compatible ESC offers a highly efficient heat dissipation system, a 15A BEC system with selectable 6V or 7.2V output and an advanced electronic switch with improved durability compared to standard mechanical switches. The controller is usable with sensorless brushless motors as well as Hobbywing’s forthcoming new 1/8th sensored motor which can be run in a so called full-sensored mode. More information and the specifications will become available in time for the release.
Novak's new crawler, VTA, and dual-motor combos0 comments - Jun 24 2015 08:34 PM
The Novak Crusher
The Novak Crusher ESC and the precision-built Ballistic Crawler 13.5T Sensor-Based Brushless Motor is now available in a cost-saving combo that is ready to power your next crawler, scale, or trail rig. Both items have been proven in the field and are loved by crawling enthusiasts and scale builders alike.
This new combo of proven Novak technology is targeted at builders looking for a 2S-LiPo friendly system that is ready to install with nothing extra needed, and has room for expansion. When used with 2S LiPo packs, the robust internal linear 5-Amp BEC, and 13.5 turn Ballistic Crawling motor work flawlessly hour after hour. If your power system needs change, the motor can be rebuilt as a, faster, slower, crawler or racer style with just a few parts. The ESC is a completely tunable an extremely versatile 2S, 3S, and 4S rated platform. Check out the new Crusher Rock Crawler 13.5T System for your next project!
Premium VTA Racing Combo
Vintage Trans Am has given the on-road R/C racing world a new competitive direction that has proven to be extremely popular. The Novak Ballistic Boss brushless motor has been the standard motor for many VTA series, and is now available in a cost saving system with one of Novak's most popular spec racing speed controls- the GTB 3.
VTA racers can enjoy the GTB 3's X-Drive for smooth power delivery, extremely high efficiency, and cooler operating temperatures. The GTB 3 ESC is designed to handle modified motors, and the Ballistic Boss has a replaceable stator. What does that mean? You have one of the most versatile and cost effective racing systems available! Start with your VTA motor and swap in a faster stator later on if your racing needs change, or you can drop in a hotter modified motor with no worries! The GTB 3 ESC will be able to handle any motor you throw at it for many more race seasons!
Dual Brushed Motor Combo- Now with Winch Control
In addition to Novak's expert M2 Dig 3S/Dual Rock Star 35T Combo (#1847), Novak is offering a second combo pairing the M2 Dig ESC with its entry-level 55T Terra Claw motors. The M2 Dig is like no other ESC in the market, and precisely controls two brushed motors (or one motor and one accessory item like a winch) in both forward and reverse directions with zero delay. With four unique driving modes and a fully programmable on-board interface, applications range from scale/crawling vehicles to robotic, tank, and boat/submarine applications. The M2 Dig operates on both 2S and 3S LiPo packs and includes an external BEC module recommended for 3S applications.
Novak's new 4th driving profile allows independent control over two brushed motors or one brushed motor and one accessory item such as a winch. In addition to dual-motor applications, the M2 Dig can now be used as a dual-purpose scale build speed control. Use one side to run the vehicle motor, and the 2nd side to operate the vehicles' winch or other accessory device. No more pre-mixed operation or "dig" settings needed in this mode. Each channel is operated on its own input from the radio system. Setting up "tank style" vehicles, or using the radio mixing to setup multi-motor controls is easy, all in one package.
Gear Head RC 1.9 CL EZ-Loc Wheels1 comments - Jun 24 2015 08:25 PM
Finish: CNC machined aluminium
Drive: 12mm Hex
Width: (with beadlock rings): 1.29" (32.8mm)
Offset: -.120" OR -.250" (-3.0mm OR -6.4mm)
Weight (each): 3.6 oz. (103 g)
Tamiya 1/10 GP Raikiri - TG10-Mk.2FZ Chassis0 comments - Jun 24 2015 08:19 PM
- Scale: 1/10
- Construction type: Assembly kit
- Terrain use: On-Road
- Drive-train: 4WD
- Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone
- Steering mechanism: Bell-crank
- Shock damper: Oil-filled damper
- Shock damper material: Aluminum
- Tire type: Rubber
- Tire tread: Slick
- Body material: Polycarbonate
- Chassis material: Aluminum & plastic
- Bearings: Shielded ball bearing
- Adjustable camber: Yes
- Adjustable toe angles: Front only
- Adjustable ground clearance: Yes
- Adjustable gear ratio: Yes
- Adjustable wheelbase: Fixed
- Adjustable track width: Fixed
- Adjustable shock angle: Yes
- Chassis is powered by the FS-12FZ .12 engine (2.1cc).
- Stylish and aerodynamic body takes design cues from the Mini 4WD kit Raikiri.
- Double deck frame uses 3mm-thick duraluminum lower and resin upper decks.
- Adjustable 2-speed transmission comes as standard and features a polycarbonate spur gear cover.
- Reliable shaft-driven 4WD features ball bearings in the drivetrain to minimize power loss.
- Geometry optimized for use with rubber tires. Ball connectors allow for swift setup changes.
- The slim-line TM-8 muffler minimizes the potential for contact between chassis and body.
- Requires A: 2-channel radio gear
- Requires B: Glow engine fuel, receiver battery pack, 2 servos
- Requires C: Polycarbonate paint