Electric is missing two big things that nitro has- 1. the smell, and 2. the sound. While Associated’s new ESS-One Engine Sound System might not provide that glorious nitro smell, it should be dialed to bring realistic sound to your electric powered rc car.
The ESS-One was designed to be easy to install in nearly any rc vehicle. It also comes loaded with 25 different engine sounds, as well as 20+ auxiliary sounds like turbo, sirens, and horns. Think of the fun you can have down at your local track by beeping the horn as you blow by someone on the main straight, or hitting the siren as you hunt down the guy that just hacked you.
The sound system is street priced at $99, has a part number of #29260, and they are shipping right now. Get more details at This Link over on Associated’s website.
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Associated Sound System
When looking for new tires for a scale/trail machine, there are two big factors- looks and performance. The new Genius Sem Limites 2 1.9″ tires from RC4WD bring both to the plate. They are officially licensed by Genius for a perfect scale look, while the use of RC4WD’s X2SS compound rubber is perfect for finding traction on slippery rocks.
The tires are priced at $29 a pair, have a part number of #Z-T0128, and these are shipping right now. For more details click on This Link over on the RC4WD website.
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Helion has a new 1/12th scale buggy called the Impakt 12B. Its smaller size makes it easier to drive in small areas and it comes with a very affordable price point. The 12B also comes with scale details like a drivers helmet, a roll cage, and light buckets. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Water resistant electronics
* Comes completely RTR with LiPO battery and charger, and AAs for the transmitter
* Comes with LiPO charge bag
* 380 brushed motor
* Wheelbase- 9.84″
* Width- 8.39″
* Length- 13.54″
* Full bearing set
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Speeds in excess of 20 mph
The 12B is street priced at $139 and you can scoot on over to the official Helion Website for more details.
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Helion Impakt 12B Gallery
You don’t see a whole lot of Mercedes bodies on the market, but for all you Benz lovers you can get a GLK350 from the folks over at Matrixline RC. They have a pre-painted GLK350 body that is available in black or in grey, fits 195mm touring cars, and is highly detailed for a great scale look. The body and wing is molded from .035″ polycarbonate while ABS is used for the rear view mirrors.
The part number is #PC201308R-1A, they are available right now, and you can get more details over on the official Matrixline Website.
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Matrixline Mercedes Gallery
At iHobby this year we got to check out in person the latest and greatest in virtual reality glasses, they were in the Cinemizer booth and they sure looked awesome. The Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED glasses that we tried were very comfortable and gave an absolutely amazing image when using them.
The folks over at Horizon Hobby have picked up the Cinemizer virtual reality glasses and they are now shipping. In our hobby they are used for FPV (first person view) flying or driving, and these are some of the best high-end units that you can buy.
* Hi-res 870 x 500 OLED display for each eye
* Adjustable side pieces
* Separately adjustable diopters
* In-ear headset w/ 3.5mm audio jack
* 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
The part number is #3DS1909127, they are street priced at $789, and they are shipping right now. Hit up your local Horizon dealer to pick up a set, or you can hit up the Official Horizon Website for more information.
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Cinemizer OLED Glasses Gallery
Shipping soon is the ER-14 1/10th scale 4wd buggy from Intech Racing. The ER-14 is loaded with carbon fiber goodness, big bore shocks, and even has a center diff. Like some of the other buggies on the market, it can run normal saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO. More details are coming soon on this one, until then you can hit up This Link for a few more pictures over on the official Intech website.
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Intech ER-14 Buggy Gallery
Are you getting ready to build a new Vaterra K-5 Blazer Ascender kit? Why not build it with high quality (and trick looking) stainless steel hardware? The Team KNK screw kit contains 204 pieces, everything you need to build a new Ascender, or to simply have plenty of spares.
The screw kit is priced at $22 and you get one on order at This Link over on the official Team KNK website.
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While the Axial Yeti is a pretty good climber out of the box, a slicker surface underneath can help it get over obstacles more easily. To help slide right over those tough spots, T-Bone Racing has introduced a chassis skid plate and a-arm skids. Both are made from ultra-tough nylon and come with TBR’s lifetime warranty against breakage. The chassis skid plate helps to provide a smooth surface under your Yeti, while the a-arm skids will help keep it from getting hung up on branches or other pointy objects.
The TBR chassis skid plate has a part number of #12014, a street price of $17, and you can get more details at This Link. The a-arm skids are priced at $18, have a part number of #12016, and Right Here is the link to more information over on TBR’s website.
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TBR Axial Yeti Gallery
One of the most popular indoor carpet classes has always been 1/12th scale and now you can own a version of the car that Marc Rheinard used to win the last 12th scale world championship. The CRC Xti-WC is now available for sale and comes with all the latest 12th scale design technology. The WC edition features a new chassis as well as a new U-plate front sub-frame to make it faster, tougher, and easier to drive than ever. The Xti-WC was also designed to be ultra-adjustable to suit both mod or stock racing. You can Click This Link to get more details over on the official CRC website.
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CRC Xti-WC Gallery
You probably know Hitec for their world class servos, but they also sell a lot of air gear. Now, for the first time ever, they have introduced a quadcopter, the Q-Cop 450. The Q-Cop isn’t a low end unit, it is a high performance quad aimed at the mid-range of the market. Some of its cool features include-
* Brushless power and ultra-efficient propellers
* Comes with 3S 11.1V 5300mAh LiPO battery
* Up to 33 mph cruising speed
* Up to 25 minutes of flight time
* GPS directional control
* Return-to-home feature
* WiFi connection with 1000′ range
* Mobile device app for both iOS and Android
* Built in HD camera
* Shoots 16 megapixel stills and up to 1080p at 30fps video
The Q-Cop 450 has a street price of $799, a part number of #13613, and you can hit up This Link for more details over on Hitec’s official website.
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Hitec Q-Cop Gallery
Give your truck a hot new look with a set of RC4WD Raceline Raptor 2.2″ Beadlock Wheels. These are officially licensed by Raceline Wheels and were designed to give your truck a big boost in scale realism. The wheels were designed to be tough too, they are CNC machined from billet aluminum. Some of their other features and specifications include-
* 12mm hex
* Outer diameter: 2.2″
* Width: 1.19″
* Weight: 3.3oz
* Comes with scale wheel nut cover w/ Raceline logo
A set of four has a street price of $139, a part number of #Z-W0192, and these are available right now. Click Right Here for more details over on the official RC4WD website.
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Are you proud of your ECX 2wd Torment, Ruckus, or Circuit? Want to make it all it can be? Just want to uber-it-out? Boom Racing has announced a slew of aluminum upgrades to give your ECX a trick new look and to make it tougher than ever. To suit your taste, all the upgrades are available in four different colors- silver, blue, gun metal, and black. The list up of aluminum upgrade parts include-
* Steering blocks
* Castor mount
* Front a-arms
* Rear a-arms
* Rear hub carriers
* Steering bellcranks
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In the never ending quest for trail supremacy, RC4WD has announced a new 1.9″ tire called the Krypton. The Kryptons are molding in RC4WD’s famous X2SS super sticky compound and can give your truck a whole new look while increasing its traction.
The Kryptons hit the street at $25 per pair, have a part number of #Z-T0130, and they are shipping right now. Head over to the official RC4WD Website for more details.
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