Eustace Moore and his team at M.I.P. have done it again. Losi 5t owners should be very impressed. M.I.P. have released a quick fill refueling system so it can be done NASCAR style. “The MIP Quick Fill can dump a whopping 800 ml of fuel in under ten seconds (empty to completely full).” Continue Reading
MIP has come up with and idea to help you identify your MIP wrenches at a glance. Their new color coated Wrench Wraps, go around the shank of the tool and then it is enclosed inside clear heat shrink. The Wraps come in both Metric and Standard and when applied, you will be able to quickly distinguish the size by the color. In addition to that, MIP says that each new wrench coming from MIP will include a new wrap and shrink for the necessary wrench sizes.
TLR 22 2.0 , 22 SCT, 22T
Kyosho RB6 , RB5 , SCR , RT6, RT5
MIP announces “Serpent 2wd buggy line is next in line for MIPs Puck Drive system design.” The MIP Puck Drive System results in 50% less rotating mass for your driveline, which in turn gives you quicker acceleration, quicker deceleration and lower motor temps. The Puck Drive System has received rave reviews since coming on the scene last year and because it is made by MIP, you know your getting a solid product. Puck Drive Systems are currently available for Associated B4, Associated SC10, T4, Kyosho RB5/RB6, Kyosho Ultima SC-R, TLR SCTE 2.0, TLR 22 Buggy, TLR 22 SCT, and the TLR 22T.
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Last week I gave my initial impressions of the MIP Race Duty CVD’s for the Traxxas Slash 4×4. This week I want to share my thoughts on the MIP Traxxas Slash 4×4 17mm Hex Adapter Kit. The kit will allow you fit standard 1/8th Scale Wheels on the Traxxas Slash 4×4 and it is made from 7075-T6 aluminum. Along with the Hex Adapters you also get 2 Crush Bearings which go inside the Rear Bearing Carrier in between the two bearings. These same Crush Bearings are also included with the MIP Race Duty CVD’s. Set up was easy taking less than 5 minutes per side, instructions can be found HERE. The thing that really stands out for me with this kit is the 2.5mm Grub Screws, they really allow you to tighten down the adapters. Overall I am very happy with the adapters and after I get some more runtime I will follow up. The adapters can be found for around $25-$30 depending on where you shop.
***Update Feb 11, 2014. I have put about 10 battery packs through these CVD’s and they are holding up great.***
More details can be found at MIPonline.com Part # 10115
My M.I.P. Race Duty CVDs for the Traxxas Slash 4×4 have arrived and I wanted to share some initial impressions. The M.I.P. Race Duty CVDS are available in Aluminum or Steel, I opted for the steel version. The package contains all the parts needed, grease, blue thread lock and instructions. Right off the jump this looks like it will be a smooth install.
These CVD’s are thick and appear well made, they have a varying diameter that ranges from approximately 4mm at the Outdrive down to 3.3 mm on the Axle end. Just for comparison purposes, the CVDs on the TLR 22SCT have a consistent diameter of approx. 3.3 mm. The overall length of the CVD itself, not including the outdrive or axle is approx. 78.6mm. The outdrive Continue Reading
The M.I.P. PRO8 Conversion Kit has been creating a lot of buzz and right fully so, the idea of being able to convert your 4WD short-course into a 1/8 scale buggy at a reasonable price is fantastic. Many people are anxiously looking forward to the first reviews. Chad Bradley, multiple world championship finalist and long-time 1/8-scale racer, who is now with A Main Hobbies Product Development, has released his thoughts on the M.I.P. PRO8 Conversion Kit after he did some testing at A Main Hobbies’ Outback Raceway.
The initial review looks pretty good, here is a small sample.
Chad Bradley said “The Pro8 is extremely fun to drive, and the power to weight ratio seemed perfect for indoor racing. Comparing a 4wd SC to the Pro8 Super Light eBuggy isn’t really a fair comparison. The benefits of using a buggy style body, 1/8-scale wing and tires with low profile sidewalls plays a huge effect on handling and gives the buggy an advantage.”
You can read all of Chad’s thoughts by clicking on the A Main Hobbies Team Blog.
You can purchase your own M.I.P Pro8 Conversion Kit at A Main Hobbies.
Moore’s Ideal Products, more commonly known as MIP has released their PRO8 conversion kit for the TLR SCTE 2.0 short course truck. This kit will convert your 4wd short course truck, into a 1/8 Electric buggy. Matt Olson from MIP has kept us all up to date on the progress of the kit, even going so far as to post pictures of the Mold design phase. Matt has now released a video showing the conversion from beginning to end with some tips along the way.
The kit is available for pre-order now from Amainhobbies.com at a retail price of $99.99. It has a ETA of Nov 10, 2013.
This is great news for those hoping to convert their TLR SCTE 2.0 into a 1/8 Buggy. But what I really like here was the picture of the molds. It is a neat behind the scenes look at the process, the detail that goes into making a quality part can be lost on the consumer who purchases the final product. Thank you to Matt at M.I.P. for sharing.
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Check out a time lapse video of a TLR SCTE 2.0 Build.
M.I.P. (Moore’s Ideal Products) has announced thru their Facebook page that “All kits coming out of MIP’s doors will come with thread-lock and grease from now on.” The blue thread-lock gel and M.I.P. grease will also be available for separate purchase.
We think this is a great idea and anyone who uses MIP CVD’s or any of their great products will probably agree.
M.I.P. has also released X-Duty CVD Spline Drive Kit for the Vaterra Twin Hammers. Part #13240
On top of all that comes a sleek new Race Duty CVD Aluminum Kit for Traxxas vehicles.
Rustler/Stampede Part# 13110
Slash/Nitro Rustler/Nitro Stampede Part# 13101
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