You’ve seen that 3D Printers are becoming all the rage, here is an example of how they can be used in rc. The spiked wheels in the pictures were made from a 3D printer and you can make them at home too. First you have to buy a 3D printer, then you have to visit Thingiverse and download the spiked wheel file. Feed the file into your printer and sha-zam, you end up with a set of crazy spiked wheels. The person sharing the file over on Thingiverse, kallaspriit, says the spiked wheels get great traction on snow, but they look like they would get a lot of traction on most any loose surface.
Hit up THIS link to check out all the cool things you can make on a 3D printer at Thingiverse, and click HERE to download the file for the spiked wheels.
Looking for more short course truck news? Check out THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.
Spiked Wheel Gallery
Thanks to HobbyMedia.it for the heads up on this one.
Last fall we posted some pictures of a new 3 wheeled bash machine from RedCat called the S-TRYK-R. It seems we weren’t the only people liking the uniqueness of the S-TRYK-R, it aquired quite a following on the web and it had not even been released yet.
The wait is over and the S-TRYK-R is now for sale. There are two versions- brushed and brushless, and they are both shipping right now. The S-TRYK-R uses belts to power all three of its wheels, which should make it quite unique to drive. Here are some of the other specifications-
* Includes 2.4 GHz radio system
* Forward and Reverse
* Full time 3 Wheel Belt Drive
* Length- 368mm
* Width- 216mm
* Height- 135mm
* Wheelbase- 285mm
* Ground Clearance- 9mm
* Shocks- Aluminum Capped Oil Filled
* Includes 7.2v Ni-MH (brushed) or 7.4v Lipo (brushless PRO) with Charger
* Brushed motor on standard edition, 4500kv brushless on PRO model
Street pricing for the brushed S-TRYK-R is $199, while the brushless PRO model goes for $299. For more information hit up the official RedCat Website.
Looking for more RedCat news? Hit up THIS link right here on BigSquidRC.
RedCat S-TRYK-R Gallery
Corally’s newest high-end touring car is their HMX “US Carpet Spec” kit. As per the usual for Corally, only the best materials were used throughout the car and it was designed with the American rubber tire carpet racer in mind. If you are looking for a very trick platform to base an on-road project off of, the Corally HMX just might be the one.
* 2 SGX Gear Diff
* X Hard Graphite 2.4 mm chassis and Topdeck
* Duraluminium silver anodized Steering Blocks AL7075 T6 with Ball Bearings
* 6 degree C-Hub Nylon
* Duraluminium red anodized Servo Posts AL7075 T6
* Available now
* Part ##01626
To hit up the official Corally website all you have to do is Click This Link, and for more touring car news right here on BigSquidRC THIS is the link you want.
Corally HMX US Carpet Spec TC Gallery
The crew over at Gens Ace have just announced two new Lipo Batteries, a 2S 6000 mah 70C hardcase, and a 2S 7000 mah 50C hardcase. 4mm bullet connectors are used to connect your wires to the packs and they have a release date of this May. For more information hit up the official Gens Ace Website.
Looking for more Lipo battery information? Check out THIS link.
Tired of the norm? Looking to put something different on your car? If so, take a look at this new Toyota Vellfire clear lexan body from Pandora RC. If you are looking to turn heads at your local bash spot this is the body to do it with. Formed from polycarbonate the Vellfire was designed to fit most popular 10th scale touring cars. Decals, window masking, and wing parts are included.
The new Vellfire body (part #PAB-024) is on sale right now overseas but we have no information when, or if, it will hit the states. Check out the official Pandora RC Website for more information on all their drift bodies.
Looking for that perfect body for your next project? Hit up THIS link to see more bodies right here on BigSquidRC.
Toyota Vellfire Gallery
Do you know that “one guy” that shows up to your local bash spot with the really cool body that you can’t find anywhere? Well, you can be “that guy” if you show up with a new Mardave Ginetta G50 body. Mardave products are quite rare to see here in the states, you see they are a company based out of the UK and they have no distributor over here. On top of that, how many companies even make rc bodies for a Ginetta G50?
Street price for the new Mardave Ginetta G50 is £13.50 (about $20) and they are available right now in the UK. Hit up the official Mardave Website for more information on this and all their products. Mardave has some interesting products on their site, checking it out will be the best 10 minutes you spend today.
You work hard all week so you can play hard on the weekends, why not check out a TGIF Mystery Link?
Mardave GT12 Ginetta G50 Gallery
When you buy a high-end transmitter the last thing you want is for it to get damaged. For all you EX-1 KIY users KO Propo has just announced an uber new transmitter hard-case. Now you’ll be able to travel with your KIY and never have to worry about it getting broken or scratched up. Some of the features include-
* Pre-cut foam for all current EX-1 KIY pieces (except left handed grip unit)
* Holds up to 400lbs
* Auto-Purge valve
* UV Resistant
* MIL-PERF 28800
* Built-in Padlock Holes
* Lifetime Warranty on case
* Dimensions- 14.90” x 12.13” x 6.88”
* 1.4 Pound Density foam inside
* Part #88810
To check out more information on the new KIY hard-case hit up the official KO Propo Website.
Heck yes it’s Friday! Why not check out a TGIF Mystery Link?
KO Propo Hardcase Gallery
One of the latest creations from T-Bone Racing is a heavy duty front bumper for the CustomWorks Outlaw Pro-Comp oval car. Made out of heavy duty plastic, the TBR bumper takes the abuse so your a-arms and hubs don’t have to. All mounting hardware is included, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. Expect a street price of $12, and HERE is the link to the official TBR Website.
Looking for more T-Bone Racing news? Check out THIS link.
The crew over at Precirotate have announced a new version of their Proken buggy called the S1 V2. The new Version 2 comes with multiple updates, like an improved chassis, more bling, and a new cab forward body. If you are looking for something different to race in the 2wd buggy class, the PR S1 V2 should certainly stand out in a crowd of Durango, Associated, and Losi. Some of the specifications include-
* Sale: 1/10
* Length: 415mm
* Width: 248mm
* Height: 138mm
* Wheelbase: 284mm
* Gear Ratio: 2.6:1
* Weight: 1530g approx. (with 7.4V/4400mAh)
No word on a potential price point or release date, but HERE is the link to get more information on the Precirotate website. Hit up THIS link to view our post on the Proken S1 buggy right here on BigSquidRC.
Precirotate S1 V2 Gallery
Team Azarashi have released a photo of their new prototype Redseal 10th scale 2wd off-road buggy. As we’ve seen over the last couple of years, 2wd buggies have remained strong at local tracks and a multitude of companies have been putting out new cars for the class. Overseas Azarashi is known for their lexan bodies and uber Grayseal 4wd buggy conversion, the Redseal should make an impressive addition to their product line-up.
As of this time there are no plans for the Redseal to come to the states, but you can check out all of Team Azarashi’s trick products (in English) by hitting THIS link.
Have you read out latest transmitter shootout? You can check it out HERE.
If you are in to the competition foam 3D plane scene the crew from Fancy Foam Models had a cool booth at eFest 2013. The Fancy Foam crew was showing off their latest plane, the Raptor, which is constructed out of Depron. If you are looking to take your foam game up a couple of notches, check out all the cool gear on the official Fancy Foam Website.
Looking for more eFest 2013 news? Right HERE is the link you want right here on BigSquidRC.
Fancy Foam Models eFest Booth Gallery
Champaign Illinois is known as the “epicenter of the rc world” for good reason, both Hobbico and Horizon Hobby are based there. It is also home to Slot and Wing Hobbies, one of the best known hobby shops in the entire country. Slot and Wing is known for being one of those shops where you can walk in and find all sorts of neat items that most hobby shops don’t stock. Being a big supporter of the hobby, Slot and Wing had a booth at eFest, answering questions and showing some of their stock. If you are a truly hardcore hobbyist, Slot and Wing is one of those hobby shops that you must visit at least once in your life.
Check out Slot and Wing on-line at THIS link, and click right HERE for more eFest coverage on BigSquidRC.
Slot and Wing Hobbies Gallery