Here’s a quick shot we got on the sly of what appears to be a Ken Block inspired Traxxas 1/16 Rally VXL. There was nothing official being talked about this car, but the grapevine tells us that this is going to be an officially licensed product with all the details of pro full scale Rally driver Ken Block’s ride. We couldn’t finagle any other info out of our sources, but this is going to be a real product and it will be officially debuting at the SEMA show in a couple weeks time. What other secrets lie in IHobby? Hopefully we’ll see more tomorrow.
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Back To School Bash Reminder
Don’t forget, THIS SATURDAY we are teaming up again with our friends at HobbyTown Orland Park for Back to School Bash!
Join us on Saturday, August 30th as we celebrate the last days of summer in one action packed event! Sign ups will start at 9:30am with events starting at 10:30am.
For more details Click Here for the official post!
What's new: Thursday, October 21st, 2010
The Ford Raptor SVT is a hot ticket in the R/C world, and now Parma is introducing their own take on the truck for the Traxxas Slash. You can expect to find a full complement of decals, window masks, and all the usual stuff that comes with bodies. Also on display were a few of their new paint masks and the Mini Mohawk body, which we’ve shown you earlier this week. Keep an eye on the Parma web site for more info.
On another note, one of the cool things about IHobby is getting all kinds of demonstrations and face-to-face time with experts in the hobby. Parma will be painting bodies in their booth all weekend and you can stop by, watch how it’s done, and pick their brains for hints and tips to make yourself a better painter. So be sure to check them out.
Here’s something else that you can only see at our booth. The new Scooby Horton II chassis from Brown Engineering is for the super cool Robitronic Scalpel 1/18 scale pan car. The chassis is made for 4 cell NiMH packs but can also fit a Thunderpower 1350 1S LiPo. The chassis features flex plates and damper tubes that are available in multiple stiffnesses for fine tuning your rides handling. It also has slot servo mounting holes to allow you to adjust positioning for less bump steer and weight distribution. But that’s not all, the chassis is 2mm thick, making it thicker and stiffer than the stock chassis and there are two holes for “balancing buttons”, and the rear pod was widened to 38mm to accept most micro motors.
Be sure to check out the Brown Engineering web site for more info.
Here’s some photos from our first Bashing Demo of the show. Come this weekend to watch some top pro drivers tear it up and also have a chance to win one of many prizes including a Traxxas Slash 4×4. You gotta be here to win though, so get to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago for the IHobby Expo this weekend.
A bit of smaller big news from the Traxxas booth is the new 1/16 Summit VXL. This little bad boy is based on the Mini E-Revo platform and is setup for 1 or 2 battery operation. As with all Traxxas cars it’s fully RTR and comes with a single 7-cell battery. According to the guys at Traxxas it’s ready to do 25 MPH out of the box and even faster when you add a second battery to it.
Keep an eye on the Traxxas web site for more info.
Traxxas 1/16 Summit VXL gallery
Traxxas is showing off a lot of new stuff at IHobby this year, the new Stampede 4×4 VXL is probably the biggest news so far. It’s an all new chassis and built for power with a brushless VXL system already installed. A 7-cell NiMH will be included and as with all VXL stuff it will be LiPo ready.
We got the chance to drive it around a bit on the Traxxas Dirt Track and it is a huge difference over the old 2wd chassis. The 4×4 is much more stable and much easier to drive when getting on the power.
Be sure to keep an eye on the Traxxas web site for more info.
New from the guys at MaxAmps, 12v and 24v power supplies. Both are capable of a massive 47 amp, 1150 watt output for all those super chargers out on the market now. The power supply runs off 100 – 240v AC. List price for the 12v is $89.9, while the 24v is listed at $179.99.
Check out the MaxAmps web site for some more info and to order yours.
And guess what, you can only see it at our booth, 2208, at the IHobby Show.
What's new: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
The Losi Micro SCT and Micro Rally have started taking off, but they both come with 27 mhz radios. They actually come stock with a combo unit that contains both the receiver and speed controller, and to make the switch over to 2.4 GHz a bit harder, it comes with a non-standard 5 wire servo. So here’s the scoop on how to convert the Losi SCT/Rally over to 2.4.
There’s a few more pictures from today posted after the break, click the Continue reading link below to see them.
News from iHobby, AKA just announced they will be releasing all their short course (SC) tires pre-mounted on their new CYCLONE SC wheels! The WISHBONE, ENDURO, GRIDIRON and CITYBLOCK will be available in soft and super soft with wheels to fit Traxxas, Associated, HPI, Jammin’ and Kyosho. I dig the pre-mounts.. let someone else glue their fingers together!
Check out the official AKA website for info.
We’ll start going live with multiple cameras in the next couple days. Check out the show page for a chat room and all that jazz.
Parma knows carpet. It’s pretty much all they do. So of course this new body from the gang is made for carpet racing. Made to fit 1/18 scale cars, but made with all the features of it’s larger 1/10 scale counterparts, the Mini Mohawk Sedan is said to have improved downforce from front to rear, improved rotation through corners, and excellent high-speed control on the fast straights.
The Mini Mohawk comes from the factory with a full set of decals, vinyl window masks, overspray film, and a wing. Retail price will be $15.99 and it should be hitting your local hobby shop’s shelves very soon. Check out the Parma web site for more info.