Pro-Line has got quite a few new tires and wheels to show off. We’ll go ahead and break these up a little. Be sure to scroll through all of it!
The Formula 11 spoke +3mm offset Short Course Wheel. This +3mm wider offset wheel brings the Associated Short Course trucks out to maximum legal width and makes the trucks more stable in the corners and over the bumps.
Pro-Line releases more BullDog 2012 bodies! The Team Associated RC8.2E, RC8T, and Kyosho MP9 get released from the pound.
A steeper front windshield to create more down force for the front wheels, increased high-speed stability by raising the roof ridges, and changes to the rear of the roof and addition of fins to create a more stable air flow over the body.
Replace your shock retainer caps with this Shock Guard Set for your Apache, D8 & Vorza 16mm big bore shocks. The guard will help protect the shock shaft and spring from debris. They will retail for $15. Also being released by HPI.
A 3s battery mount set for the E-Firestorm so allow room for thicker battery pack. $5
Their Flux Shot 4300kvmotor as a stand along part at $152 (though It’ll street price for less)
HPI Racing has released some new option parts for the Trophy buggy and truggy.
A hard differential gear set for the 3.5 buggy. The rest are for the 3.5 buggy and 4.6 truggy. Upgrade the plastic busing in your brakes with new ball bearings, sealed bearings for the steering, front and rear orange aluminum suspension holders, aluminum steering arms, and 0 or 3 degree aluminum suspension holders. Check out HPI’s website under new products for part #’s and pricing.
The Team Associated sponsored Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is headed to Lake Elsinore CA this weekend for rounds 3 and 4 of the series. Team Associated will have a booth out there where they will be running demos, and pro-drivers will be running some laps and signing autographs. If you don’t happen to be in Cali this weekend, they have done a great job this year of getting some serious TV time! Check out the full schedule for stations, dates and times.
All parts made in Japan, this is a high quality kit for all you 8th scale nitro buggy racers. Release is late April 2012, The TKI 3 version of this Inferno MP9. I’ll save you the paragraph from Kyosho on just how much the Infernos have been winning
New TKI 3 Features
HD Universals – New 3.5mm thick swing shafts, much stronger than
the previous version.
Heavy Duty Shock Tower – Strengthened front shock tower features
a thicker construction giving you the ability to handle what ever your
local track can dish out. Similar to what was used during the IFMAR 2011
Newly Designed – Redesigned molded battery and receiver box,
which is compatible with KO propo switch.
Redesigned – Newly servo tray allowing for precise, effective
and linear linkage movement.
Move Up – The radio tray has also undergone change which now
allows for easy servo maintenance and replacement.
More Pics and an even LONGER list of standard parts after the jump.
A video of the new KyoshoSandmaster buggy has been released. Perhaps the Euro vibe makes a little more sense across the pond. The most exciting thing to me is this was accompanied by an announcement that it will be released as a RTR as well as “EZ-Build” . The “EZ-Build” is being pushed as a kit that a father and son can assemble in 1 hour.
Looks like Novak is now shipping the Diablo Dual Battery Brushless 550 System. This setup is Novak’s answer to all those 1/10th scale trucks that use dual 2S LiPo setups like the Traxxas E-Maxx or HPI E-Savage. It’s supposed to be easy to use/setup with 3 different modes. Default gives you full driving power with 50% reverse power. Standard gives full driving and full reverse power. Finally, Limited is setup for training, first time users with limited power. We like that option a lot since we are always lending our vehicles to newbies! The first two modes also include BASH BOOST which will give you even more power when the motor reaches it’s ideal RPM. The system also comes wired with a Traxxas battery connector. Sounds like they have been reading the Big Squid RC wishlist!
Looks like Traxxas has released a few more details about their DTS-1 Drag Timing System. Dual beam lasers will allow pre-stage and staging, along with two more lasers for the speed trap and finish. It’s interesting that they are using lasers when all the companies that have been making RC timing systems usually do not. They normally use a infrared beam, so we look forward to seeing how well this works, and how easy it is to set up compared to other systems.
You can select either a Pro or Sportsman tree for the countdown. The Pro-Tree is when all 3 amber lights go at the same time, then four-tenths of a second later the green goes. So it’s basically see yellow, take a breath, then gas! The sportsman tree is when each yellow goes one at a time, then the green. This lets you try and get the timing down for the green and gas.
The DTS-1 system will cost you about $200, and Traxxas also mentions there is an additional option part that will let you use wi-fi. That will be cool if you can link it to your lap-top to get the times and such.
Looking for those extended run times? Venom has announced their new 10,000mAh LiPO pack. It’s a 25c battery that comes with their Venom Universal Plug, a JST XH balance connector, and their Venom Lifetime Battery Replacement Plan! If your a basher, I have a feeling your vehicle will be in pieces long before you run out of charge with this pack.