Team Associated has a new on-road car for your bashing pleasure, an Apex Scion Racing FR-S GReddy edition touring car. The Scion is part of Associated’s affordable Qualifier Series and comes RTR with brushless power.
Set on the Apex 4wd platform, a highly detailed body has the racy look of the full scale version. Under the hood you’ll find waterproof electronics, a 2.4GHz radio system, and a Reedy 3300kV brushless motor.
* High traction racing tires and detailed brake components
* Metal gear servo
* Includes Reedy 6-cell NiMH and wall charger
* CVA front and rear axles
* All metal gears in transmission
* Full bearing set
The part number for the Associated Scion is #30113 and it is set for a September release date. Click Here for full details over on the official Associated website.
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Associated Apex Scion Gallery
THE Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy From Horizon Hobby Review
In today’s review we’ll be taking a very up close and personal look at the Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy from Losi. The Mini 8IGHT-T comes in at 1/14 scale, bigger than most minis, but significantly smaller than a tenth scaled truck. It comes brushless powered and with the high zoot AVC that everyone is talking about. Can the Mini 8IGHT-T take the beating required to be a good bash vehicle? Is it worth its $279 price point? Is there enough yank under the hood to keep a smile on your face? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
First seen at the Nuremburg Toy Fair over the winter, the mid July release date for the ARRMA Typhon buggy is quickly approaching. The Typhon is big news not only because it is the first 8th scale to be released by ARRMA, but also because it will be their first 4wd.
The Typhon was designed to be a high speed-high power bash buggy, but perhaps more importantly, it was also designed to handle the rigors of constant 6S LiPo operation. Some of features and specifications of the new Typhon include-
* BLX 2050kV brushless motor
* Heavy duty gear diffs w/ steel outdrives
* Waterproof receiver box
* Adjustable battery tray with velcro straps
* Adjustable steel turnbuckles
* Aerodynamic body and wing
* High-impact knuckles, arms and hub carriers
* Pivot ball front suspension
* Center diff with ultra-strong spur gear
* Aggressive dBoots tires with foam inserts
* Waterproof BLX180 6S ESC with fan
* 2.4GHz ATX-100 2.4GHz transmitter w/ ARX-100 receiver
* Waterproof ADS-15 15kg metal gear servo
* Width: 12″
* Length: 20″
* Wheelbase: 12.9″
* Height: 7.2″
* Weight: 6.6lb
The part number for the ARRMA Typhon is #AR106001 and they have a street price of $429. To be the first person on your block to get one simply hit up This Link to get one on pre-order.
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ARRMA Typhon Gallery
For those people looking to go insanely fast around an on-road track, Serpent has started teasing their new 977-e 8th scale on-road car. Like most Serpent products, it is ubered-out with carbon fiber and should be an animal to drive. Some of its features include-
* Carbon fiber chassis, ESC plate, and battery holders
* 7075-T6 aluminum motor mount and mid-shaft bracket
* Runs a pair of 5mm belts
* Big pulleys & uses bearings on belt tensioner
* Viper 977 front & rear suspension
* Designed by Michael Salven
The part number is #904002, they are slated for a July release, and you can get more information at This Link over on Serpent’s website.
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Serpent 977-e Gallery
The latest name to jump in the brushless motor game is Scorpion Power Systems. They have just announced their new line-up of RS-3420 Series 540 sized brushless motors for 1/12 and 1/10 scale vehicles. The line-up is available in a wide variety of winds ranging from 4.5 turn (7170Kv) to 21.5 turns (1470Kv). Some of their features include-
* Built in cooling fan
* Patented rotor surface that increases flux density and cooling
* Metal sleeve over rotor for durability
* Built in temp sensors
* 200% more cooling surface than comparable motors
* High grade silicon steel used in stator assembly
* Motor can is machined from 7075 aluminum
The motors are priced at $89 and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official SPS website.
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While REDS Racing is best known for their nitro engine prowess, they also do brushless motors for the flashlight crowd. For you truly power hungry types, 3.5, 4.0, and 5.5 turn motors are now available from REDS. These are 2 pole sensored 540 sized motors which are intended for tenth scale applications, and are part of REDS VX motor line-up. Their cases are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and have large vents for maximum airflow. Balanced sintered rotors and low resistance copper solder tabs round out the package. Simply hit up This Link to head over to the official REDS website.
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The latest monster truck from the guys over at LRP is their S10 Blast MT 2 Brushless truck. The Blast MT has been a popular basher choice for quite some time, now it will be available with world renown LRP brushless power. Some of its features and specifications include-
* 1/10th scale 4wd chassis
* LRP Vector K7 4300kv brushless power
* Sway bars front and rear
* Splash proof servo and 2.4GHz radio system
* Front and rear steel differentials
* LRP Spin Pro RTR brushless speed controller
The part number is #120803 and you can get more details by hitting up This Link over on the official LRP website.
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LRP S10 Blast MT 2 Gallery
What is the latest off-road release from Vaterra? It is their Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta RallyCross car. The Rockstar is a tenth scale, brushless powered, 4wd, sitting on the platform you might recognize from the Halix and Vaterra’s Ford Raptor. It comes dialed with AVC, active vehicle control, and like most other Vaterra products, has a trick looking body for showing off at the local bash spot.
* Metal gear, viscous torque vectoring differentials
* Dynamite 3300Kv 4-pole brushless motor
* Fully licensed body
* Includes Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz transmitter
The part number for the Vaterra is #VTR03010, it is priced at $469, and you can get more details after clicking This Link to head over to its official page on the Vaterra website.
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Vaterra Rockstar Ford Fiesta Gallery
The 1/14th scale Losi Mini 8IGHT buggy has been a favorite of bashers since its release. It handled well, went fast, and was good at taking a beating. To one-up themselves, Losi has just announced the Mini 8IGHT-T Truggy. Part buggy, part truck, the new truggy should make for quite a bash machine.
Like the buggy, the truggy comes overpowered with a 4500KV brushless system. To better help put all that power to the ground Losi includes their AVC technology on the truck. Some of its other highlights include-
* Comes completely RTR
* LiPo compatible ESC
* Aluminum shock towers
* 12mm wheel hexes
* Aluminum shock bodies
* Metal diffs
* Comes with 2.4GHz DX2E transmitter
The part number is #LOS01000 and it is street priced at $279. To get complete details simply hit up This Link over on the Losi website.
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Losi Mini 8IGHT-T Gallery
Hobbywing has made a splash with the bashing crowd the last few years with their speed controllers and brushless motors. Yesterday HRP Distributing announced they have picked up the Hobbywing line of electronics, making it easier for American dealers to get their products, and thus easier for you to walk into your local hobby shop and buy one. Here is the full press release -
For Immediate Release – HRP Teams with FalconSEKIDO to Distribute Hobbywing
SALT LAKE CITY – April 30, 2014 – HRP Distributing is proud to join forces with FalconSEKIDO to distribute Hobbywing products in the North America. With three warehouses, expert customer service team, $250 free freight program and over 1,000 active dealers, HRP is fully prepared to release the Hobbywing product line into the North American RC market. Hobbywing is one of the largest OEM manufacturers in the world, offering a wide variety of high performance electronic components and accessories for aircraft, boats and surface vehicles.
The XERUN Series is Hobbywing’s premium brushless surface vehicle product line designed for competition/professional scenarios. The line includes eight ESC models ranging from 90AMP to 150AMP output ratings and seven motors for 1/8, 1/10, 1/12 scale and short course truck applications, all ROAR and IFMAR approved. The EZRUN Series was created for more casual hobbyists, and includes a large selection of brushless motors, ESC’s and accessories suitable for almost every surface vehicle type. Hobbywing’s JUSTOCK Series line is the brand’s value line, with a selection of high quality motors and ESC’s at some of the lowest price points in the industry.
Hobbywing also has three dedicated lines for aircraft, helicopters and multi-rotors. The Platinum Series is the brand’s competition line, with nine ESC models ranging from 30AM to 150AMP output ratings that are RoHS complaint. A LED program card and RPM sensor are also available. The FLYFUN Series was created for novice and intermediate users and includes thirteen ESC options and accessories. Hobbywing’s SKYWALKER Series is geared towards multi-rotors, as shown by the two Quattro ESC models, which are the only two ESC’s in the world that connect directly to four motors.
The SEAKING Series is dedicated to watercraft applications. Each of the eight ESC’s are waterproof and include an innovative water cooling system to ensure consistent temperatures. A custom designed water cooled motor tube and LED program card are also available.
Hobbywing products will be available through HRP in late April of 2014. Visit hrpdealer.com or call 800-622-7223 for dealer inquires or to find a local retail shop.
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Team Associated shows it’s never to late to join the party with their new ProRally 4wd Brushless RTR. Part of their bashing oriented Qualifier Series, the ProRally comes fully assembled sporting RockStar Energy livery in a choice of two different colors. Some of the ProRally’s features include-
* 550 sized, 3500kV Reedy brushless motor
* 7 cell NiMH Reedy pack
* Water resistant electronics
* Gear diffs front & rear
* Slipper clutch
* Full bearing set and metric hardware
The part number for the ProRally is #7070, it should be price just over $300, and it has a June release date. For all the details simply hit up This Link over on the Associated website.
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Associated ProRally Gallery
THE Helion Dominus 10SCv2 4×4 Short Course Truck Review
The original Helion Dominus was an affordable and solid bash machine. Recently the Helion crew announced its successor, the Dominus 10SCv2. The version 2 comes with a much more powerful Reaktor brushless system, along with many other changes. Is the 10SCv2 that much better than the original? How does it stack up against the very stiff competition in its class? And more importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…
THE Carisma M40DT Desert Truck Brushless RTR Review
Is there a hotter class than 4wd Short Course Truck right now? It seems that when we go bashing they are everywhere, and for good reason, they look good and can typically take a pretty hard beating. One of the newest trucks to enter the category is the Carisma M40DT Desert Truck. The M40DT comes with the brushless power and scale detailing that everyone is looking for now days, and it does it at a very affordable price point. After driving the truck for weeks (like escaped mental patients) what did we learn? Click the “Read More” to find out…