Axial’s latest incarnation of the popular SCX10 II trail truck is the 1969 Chevrolet Blazer RTR. The kit is decked out with a scale-looking Blazer body for a macho apperance while additional items like chrome-coated grille, mirrors and door handles are also included. Officially licensed Chassis Unlimited front and rear tube bumpers are mounted tight to the body for maximum clearance and a set of offroad lights – with LEDs – shine some light when the action goes dark. To keep the Blazer rolling along in even the toughest situations, Axial mounted it on their rugged SCX10 II chassis. High-clearance AR44 high-pinion axles, a chassis mounted servo, re-designed AX10 transmission case and tough steel suspension links are just a few of the parts that make the Blazer a beast on any terrain. The kit is rounded out by 1.9” Method Hole rims and 1.9” Falken Wild Peak M/T tyres.
Scale Dynamics from Japan have released first images of their new aluminium silver drift car wheels. The 6-spoke rims are of special design that utilises standard drift car tyres but an additional black-painted ring will enlarge the sidewall height visually to make for a more old school look. An alloy silver surface treatment is giving the wheels a polished look and they will become available soon.
For the second time this season the Yokomo Euro Touring Series revisits one of the tracks from the past with Apeldoorn in the Netherlands the destination for drivers for Round 5 this weekend (22-24 June). Last on the ETS calendar in 2013, the track is a contrast to the previous round when the championship returned to the tight & technical Andernach track in Germany last month.Having previously hosted the ETS four times, it is Marc Rheinard who comes into the penultimate round with the best record taking 3 wins there. The other winner is then Tamiya and now Infinity team-mate Jilles Groskamp who won on the first visit in 2009.A track layout that is highly regarded by drivers, the weekend is an important one in terms of the championship as drivers look to force the championship to do down to the final round.
Coming from P-One are their new setup wheels for 1/10th scale touring cars. The wheels are made of high-quality aluminium and they come black anodised and with white markings for cool looks and easy identification. They also incorporate thin rubber O-rings to ensure the chassis stays in place during suspension geometry checking and adjustment. The wheels come in sets of four and are usable for both electric and nitro kits.
Horizon Hobby have introduced the TLR 5ive-T and 5ive-B electric conversion kit. The conversion makes it possible to change the 1/5-scale gas powered TLR 5ive-B buggy or Losi 5ive-T truck into an electric-powered rig. No special tools are required to complete the conversion, the kit parts mount into the existing holes already in the frame and chassis. A carbon-fibre radio tray included can be configured to run single, dual or HS-1000/1005 servos and also included is a mount for an optional mechanical brake servo. The new dual sided servo saver arm provided delivers the precision of a push/pull steering setup and it is made from aluminium for the long lasting durability this monster demands. New adjustable battery trays are made from machined carbon-fibre plate and can accommodate batteries up to 163mm in length so owners can take advantage of multiple battery configurations, including some of the higher capacity XL LiPo packs. Also included is a new motor mount designed to fit most 58mm motors. The motor mount uses the original front engine mounting location with new motor mount slugs designed for use with the electric conversion. ESC mount is elevated to create space on the chassis and get more natural airflow from the body.
Coming from JConcepts is their new 2008 Ford F-150 SuperCap MT body shell for the growing monster truck community. The eleventh-generation model of Ford’s ultra-popular truck offers a sharper-edged styling with a significant update was the blending of the stepped driver’s window from the Super Duty trucks. JConcepts has built this truck to specifications with the chiseled grille to busty SuperCab all the way down to the bumper and nifty MT specific front chin spoiler. It looks aggressive both because of development but also because of a new generation demand. In addition and taking the gigantic tyres of these kinds of vehicles into consideration, the front fender and bed sides are left without traditional wheel and fender wells. This allows maximum versatility in a segment that has a wide range of set-ups chassis designs and most importantly, wheelbase. The customer can now choose their own wheel well arc and position to match to their specific application and length. The body includes a detailed decal sheet with grille, headlight and taillight layout. Many JConcepts logos, brands and product names have also been included to give a full-compliment of use-able artwork.
Infinity is releasing its official 2018 Team Driver T-shirt, the new shirt reflecting the Japanese manufacturer’s status as World Champions following Dario Balestri’s 1/8th on-road victory. In addition to the Infinity logo on the front and rear of the black t-shirt, the right sleeve carries a commemorative logo marking the team’s first ever World title while the opposite sleeve displays the logos of the team’s key partners. The tee is available from size S up to 3XL.
Round 4 of the Danish 1/10th Electric Off-road nationals was held at the Glostrup Racing Club in mixed weather conditions. In the 2WD Mod Buggy class Team Associated’s Jesper Rasmussen took the TQ from Yokomo’s Frederik Hovgaard who also scored a round TQ. Over in the 4WD Mod Buggy class it was also Jesper with the TQ from Frederik, however Jesper was able to TQ all rounds for a clean sweep. In the triple 2WD A-mains Jesper brought home wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall win as Frederik Hovgaard came in 2nd from Lasse Bak (Yokomo) 3rd. After the 4WD finals it was again Jesper with the overall from Lasse Bak 2nd as Frederik Hovgaard had to settle for 3rd following some difficult A-main legs.