RC4WD has another way to scale up the looks of your Axial SCX10 with their Version 2 Tough Armor Front Lightbar/Bumper. Made from steel, this lightbar/bumper should be able to take a beating while giving you a place to mount some cool looking lights to the front of your truck.
* Welded by hand
* Constructed from strong steel tubing
* Powder coated finish
* Corrosion resistant
* Weight- 2.71oz
The part number is #Z-S1102, it has a $29 street price, and they are available right now for your bashing pleasure. Hit up This Link for complete information.
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The crew over at Tamiya have announced a new release on their affordable TT02 platform, an Alfa Romeo 155 V6. The Alfa comes in Jagermeister livery just like it looked during the ’94 German touring car championships. The Tamiya TT02 4wd platform is easy to build and comes no frills with plastic friction shocks and bushings. Expect a street price of $220 with a a release date of early next year.
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Just a few years ago new Lipo companies were popping up all the time, since then the Lipo frenzy has died down a notch. Lipo is still hot of course and one of the latest companies to arrive on the scene is Tattu. Tattu is focused on putting out high quality packs that will not only make your bash machine faster, but also be long lasting. Pictured above is their new 2S 6200 hardcase pack which fits in a vast array of bash vehicles.
* Max continuous discharge- 80C/496 amps
* Size- 138x47x25mm
* Gross weight- 397 grams
* Balance plug- JST-XH-3P
* Wire size- 12AWG
* Plug type- 4.0mm Banana Plug to Deans
The part number for the Tattu 2S 6200 is #TA-80-6200-2S-H and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official Tattu website.
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We often throw around the saying “Go fast, turn left!” as a type of good-bye around the BigSquidRC offices, but there aren’t that many oval cars introduced to the rc market each year. For all you oval fans out there, say hello to the Ofna Hyper Sprint. The Hyper Sprint is an 8th scale nitro powered dirt oval car that should be a lot of fun to blast around the local oval track or to slide around an empty dirt lot with your friends. Some features and specifications of the Hyper Sprint include-
* .28 JL nitro engine
* Detailed scale appearance
* 4wd with 3 gear differentials
* C-hub suspension
* Dirt tread tires
* Front & rear sway bars
* Wheelbase- 12.75″
* Width- 12″
* Length- 19″
* Weight- 8.5 lbs
The part number for the Hyper Sprint is #14333, it has a street price of $419, and you should start seeing them in hobby shops mid-December. For more information simply click This Link.
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Ofna Hyper Sprint Gallery
New from RC4WD are officially licensed 2.2″ Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC tires for that scaler or crawler of yours. Not only do they look like the real deal, but they are made from super soft rubber to give loads of traction.
* Inner Ribbing for greater sidewall support
* Weight- 5.04oz each
* Inner diameter- 2.2″
* Outer diameter- 5.84″
* X2 SS Compound, super soft & sticky
The part number is #Z-T0112, the street price is $29 a pair, and they are available right now. For more information simply click This Link.
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When it comes to making world class racing bodies for touring cars, PROTOform is the king of the hill. Their latest body, the Mazda6 GX, is sure to win as many races as it will turn heads with its cool look.
The PROTOform Mazda6 GX is a 190mm clear Lexan body designed to fit on touring cars. It comes with details like hood air extractors, striking lines, and a signature Mazda grill. The body is fully licensed and comes with overspray protection, window masks, and a rear wing.
There are two part numbers, #1536-25 for the light weight version, #1536-30 for the regular, and you can expect a street price of right around $25. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official PROTOform website.
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After a bit of teasing, Team Durango has released full information on their new DEX410v4 off-road buggy. The DEX410 platform is a proven winner, with the Version 4 upgrades it should be even more of an animal on the track.
* 10th scale 4wd kit
* Front & rear gear diffs
* Harder diff cases
* Ultra-Slim aluminum chassis
* Premium carbon fiber parts
* Universal joint center drive shafts
* Two way slipper clutch
* Revised a-arms
* Low stiction shock o-rings & updated pistons
* New Dimec X spec ball cups
* Cab forward body
* Larger body clips (Cubby will like those) & captured hinge pins
The part number for the DEX410v4 is #TD102030, it has a street price of $399, and you can expect for it to start hitting hobby shops later this month. For more information simply follow This Link.
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Durango DEX410v4 Gallery
Sometimes you just need serious power and the new Cellpro Dual PowerLab 8×2 from Revolectrix has 2688 watts of it. Huge raw power is one thing, but the Cellpro was also designed to be reliable, flexible, and to have intuitive operation. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Max charge rate- 40A per channel
* Accurate four point internal resistance measurement of each cell
* 95W internal non-regenerative discharge capability
* Aluminum top panel, ABS body
* Over-sized internal heatsink
* 25 User Presets and 50 Library Presets per channel
* Automatic Low voltage restore for recovering damaged or overdischarged packs
* Cold weather mode reduces end-charge voltage
* Max cell count- 8S Lithium, 21S NiMH per channel
* Input voltage- 10-48VDC, input current- 1A to 40A per channel
* Regenerative discharge up to 40A
* Max output power per channel- 408W at 12VDC, 1344W at 39.53VDC
* 2 line, 16 character, backlit LCD display per channel
* Size- 10.24″ x 5.55″x 3.08″
* Two 50mm cooling fans
The part number for the PowerLab 8×2 is #LC08S40ADIC-MC, they have a street price of $350 and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.
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The folks over at LRP have announced some new brushless motors for their Vector K7 line-up. You can now get 6.5, 8.5, and 10.5 turns in the Vector K7 line which is known for offering top of the line performance at a reasonable price. The Vector K7 540 line was also designed for good durability and the ability to work in a wide variety of applications.
* Can be used on sensored or non-sensored speed controllers
* Aluminium motor housing for better cooling
* Oversized bearings
* High-power sintered magnet
* PreciSensor System for smoother response
The part number for the 6.5 turn is #50431, for the 8.5 turn it is #50441, and #50451 is the number for the 10.5 turn. To get more information hit up This Link.
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While we are partial to MIP wrenches around the BSRC offices, Hudy is also known for their high quality tools. Recently they have announced several new tools including .050 & 5/64 Allen wrenchs, and a new 3mm A-arm reamer. Some of their features include-
* Comfortable, lightweight, plastic handle
* Hubs machined from aluminum for easy tip replacement
* The handmade, CAD designed, tips are formed from HUDY Spring Steel
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The crew over at STRC/ST Racing Concepts have some trick new aluminum hop-ups for the Axial SCX10 & Wraith.
First up are Heavy Duty “H” Chassis Braces for the SCX10. These are CNC machined out of aluminum and are used to strengthen the chassis, reducing twist on tough trails. The “H” brace is available in four different colors, has a part number of #STA80026HBK/GM/G/S, and has a retail price of $15.
Next up is an Aluminum Off-Axle Servo Mount & Panhard for the Wraith. To get the ultimate in scale realism, Wraith owners often times move the steering servo off of the front axle. The new STRC CNC machined servo mount does just that. It also comes in four colors- black, green, gun metal or silver. The part number is #STA30792PBK/GM/G/S and it has a retail price of $40.
Also new from STRC are Aluminum Front and Rear Shock Towers for the SCX10. These CNC machined towers look trick and come with the same geometry as the stock pieces. Also available in multiple colors, the part number is #STA80025FBK/GM/G/S for the front towers, #STA80025RBK/GM/G/S for the rear, and they both have a retail price of $25.
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STRC Axial SCX10/Wraith Hop-up Gallery
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you all gorged yourself on fixin’s and football like I did. If you’re out and about on Black Friday, best of luck to you. And please, remember to keep your head up and eyes sharp so you aren’t trampled by some lunatic who will stop at nothing to get $10 dollars off a crock pot.
It’s been an extremely busy start to the holiday season for your scale columnist. I’m in the process of finishing up an Axial RECON G6 SCX10 JK. I’ll soon be handing it off to the Big Squid Bash Crew for a proper review, so expect that within the next couple weeks. The included two-door JK body is dovetailed and much leaner than the bigger 4-door version currently available, so I thought it needed a different type of paint scheme to reflect that. Big thanks to my buddy Todd Claire (of Bodyz by TC) for giving it a hot rod airbrush job. The truck will be left stock for review, but wait until you see the modifications I have planned for it. Trust me, it will be worthy of those flames on the hood!
The SCX10 isn’t the only new truck sitting on my bench, though. Matter of fact, it’s not even the only Jeep! I have a brand new Gmade Sawback that’s begging to be built. I’ve been excited to build this leaf-sprung Willy’s ever since it was announced months ago, so it will be interesting to finally see if it’s all show or has plenty of go. Most guys are doing them up in classic WW2 inspired Olive Drab, but I’m going for a civilian look – blue with white wheels.
Well, these kits aren’t going to build themselves so I guess I’d best get going. Be sure to stop by next Friday as I’ll be showing off both trucks and offering my initial impressions.
Axial RECON G6 SCX10 and Gmade Sawback Under Construction
RC4WD has announced Warn Manual Locking Hubs to make your rig look more scale authentic than ever. These manual locking hubs are officially licensed by Warn and look just like their full scale counterparts.
* Anodized finish
* CNC machined from aluminum
* 4mm threading to fit most axles
* 2 piece design
The part number is #Z-S0720, they have a street price of $17, and they should be available on December 10th. Hit up This Link for more information.
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RC4WD Warn Manual Locking Hubs