The crew over at Gear Head RC announced today a very trick custom visor for the 1/14th scale Tamiya King Hauler. Gear Head RC’s new Reverse Bowtie Visor is laser cut out of .03″ mirror pre-polished stainless steel and is a great addition when customizing your rig. The new visor is available right now and has a street price of $20. Click THIS link for additional information.
We have lots more Tamiya information here on BigSquidRC, HERE is the link.
The Kyosho Mini-Z Buggy has been developing a strong following all across America. For you owners looking to personalize your buggy PN Racing has new wheels that bolt right up. The PN Racing rear wheels shown above are their Lazer Star style, they come in white and costs about $3 a pair. The Lazer Stars are also available for the front. Hit up THIS link for complete information.
HERE is the link for more Mini-Z news here on BigSquidRC.
All you Losi Mini 8IGHT owners can now rejoice, Driven Productions has engineered a new gear cover and chassis top plate for your ride. The new Driven Pro gear cover helps keep dirt out of your pinion and spur, making for longer lasting gears and quieter driving. These are machined out of Delrin, available in black, and have a street price of right at $30. HERE is the link you need for more information.
Haven’t read our BigSquidRC Losi Mini 8IGHT review? HERE is the link.
There is a new 8th scale electric buggy on the market and it’s from HobbyTech. Dubbed the STR8 Spirit EP, it comes with a cab forward body, 4mm carbon fiber towers, 7075 aluminum chassis, CNC machined 2 piece motor mount, and super safety battery box. Availability and price point for the newest HobbyTech buggy were not known at the time of this posting, but I will update when we learn more info. Till then, hit up THIS link for more information on the new Spirit EP.
Did you catch our HPI Apache C1 scale buggy review? If not, check it out HERE.
The New HobbyTech STR8 Spirit EP Gallery
The folks from STRC have sent word that will make other hop ups green with envy! The new parts are for the Slash 2WD and Monster Jam trucks.
The hop-ups include a Aluminum Pro Racing Battery Strap, Front Body Posts, Slash 2WD LCG Conversion Kit, Rear Motor Guard, Front and Rear Shock Towers, Hub Carriers, 17mm Hex Conversion and Threaded Front Shock Bodies.
Looking for other ST Racing Hop Ups? Click HERE.
On display inside the Pro-Line suite at the HobbyTown USA Convention was their new 2wd 10th scale buggy Holeshot Front Tires. These are the mystery tires Pro-Line teased about a couple of weeks ago and we finally got a chance to hold them in our hands. These new Holeshots should be the hot ticket on your Associated B4.1 or Losi 22. More information about these should be posted soon on Pro-Lines official Website.
We recently reviewed Pro-Lines new 2wd Slash transmission, check it out HERE.
Below check out some more random pictures from the Pro-Line suite.
Pro-Line Suite HobbyTown USA Gallery
Team Associated has issued a press release on their new 16 degree caster blocks and spindle set for their RC8 series of buggies and trucks. The new parts fit all the RC8 series, including older models and truggies. With the new Associated caster blocks and spindles geometry is improved giving more forgiving steering. They are available right now with a street price of right around $60. HERE is the link for more information.
Are you a big Associated fan? HERE is the link to more Associated news on BigSquid.
The guys over at Team Losi Racing have recently introduced their new Nitro TEN-SCT 4wd RTR. We have been big fans of Losi’s electric version, the TEN-SCTE, since it was introduced over a year ago. The new nitro version features an on-board remote starting system, 3.4 nitro engine, waterproof electronics, and 2.4GHz Spektrum radio system. The trucks aren’t available yet, but you can pre-order yours for around $530. Hit THIS link for more information.
Have you read our Losi SCTE review? Check it out HERE.
Team Losi Racing Nitro TEN-SCT RTR Gallery
Align is mainly known for their helicopters, but many surface enthusiasts use their servos and other electronics. At the 2012 HobbyTown USA convention Align was showing off their new almost ready to fly helicopter. It’s one of their high end helicopters that comes built and loaded with electronics except for a transmitter. Most interesting to the surface crowd is the fact that the included receiver can work with both Futaba and Spektrum 2.4Ghz transmitters. Let’s hope that is a sign of the future for surface ARR’s- trucks that come ready to go minus a transmitter, but the included receiver can be used on multiple platforms of 2.4GHz technology. How nice would that be to have one receiver that works with different brands of 2.4GHz transmitters?
Have you read our 2.4GHz transmitter shootout? If not check it out HERE.
Align News From The HobbyTown Show Gallery
Since getting my first glimpse back at RCX 2012 of the new body posts and screw on caps, we have been patiently waiting. We got to see the posts again, in what we were told was production form, and should be shipping VERY soon. Not only do we want these, so we can stop buying bags of 100 pins every week, but because the new Pro-Line Rally body needs them to fit properly. We also REALLY want to get our hands on that body. It’s going to be awesome to see a few of those out bashing!
Pro-Line Rally Gallery
Click here for more Pro-Line News, or head over to the Pro-Line Website to check out some other goodies.
The folks over at Pro-Line continue to amaze us with the hop-up creations! This time around we have a few sneak peak pictures of their new Pro-Line LCG Chassis for the Traxxas Slash 2WD! The LCG stands for Low Center of Gravity. We don’t know if that’s going to be the official name, or if it be something like the Pro-Line Performance Chassis, which also has a nice ring to it.
Let the drooling begin…
Pro-Line Chassis Gallery
UPDATE: Now with more pictures!!
Pro-Line Chassis Gallery
If you haven’t seen it yet, you should check out our review of the Pro-Line Performance Transmission Here, because it’s also an awesome hop-up.
Click here for more Pro-Line News.
At the HobbyTown USA Convention one of the new items being shown for the first time was Pro-Line’s updated Trencher XSC tires. The Trenchers are one of our favorite bashing tires and now they have received an update to be even better than before. Enjoy the pictures below and we will post more information when the official press release comes out. HERE is the link to Pro-Line’s website to view more of their fine products.
Did you catch our review of the original Trencher SC’s? If not, HERE is the link.
Look for more information on Pro-Line’s new 2wd LCG Traxxas Slash Chassis very soon right here on BigSquid.
Pro-Line Open House Gallery
The guys over at PN Racing have announced a new low center of gravity motor mount for the Kyosho Mini-Z F1 cars. The new PN Racing motor mount not only lowers the center of gravity, but also makes setting gear mesh easier and weighs the same as the plastic stock piece. The new motor mount is available in blue, orange or silver, and they cost around $43. Click right HERE for more information.
Are you a big Mini-Z fan? HERE are some other articles we’ve done on them.