Here are a couple of videos of my wife and myself out on the backyard track, doing some Preseason Testing. In the first video she is driving her Team Associated RC8.2e FT and the second video she is piloting her Team Associated b4.2 RTR. I am driving my camera car, a Traxxas Slash 4×4. The track is in ok shape and will be undergoing some heavy maintenance and upgrades in the coming weeks. Half of the track was dry, giving us all kinds of grip. The other half was really wet and muddy, providing us with no grip. We had a blast and can’t wait to get the season underway.
Team Associated have announced new Factory Team Aluminum Servo Horns for their 1/8 line up. The machined aluminum servo horns offer a strength advantage and a different feel. The stock servo horns are plastic and can give you a rough ride over time. These new ones are machined aluminum and slightly shorter length, they provide a smoother feel while decreasing the load on the servo. They are designed for the steering servo in the RC8B3, RC8B3e, RC8T3, and RC8T3e.
The 23T fits Airtronics, JR, KO, and Spektrum servos. Part# 1361
25T fits XP Digital, Reedy, Futaba, Savox, and newer-style Hitec servos. Part# 1363
The new servo horns will be available in April 2016.
For more details Check out New! Factory Team Aluminum Servo Horns
I have an RC8.2e FT and I am looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.
Team Associated announce the release of the ProSC 4×4 Ready-To-Run. This brushless-powered 4WD off-road short-course truck is the latest addition to their Qualifier Series.
Some of the ProSC 4×4 RTR features include:
- Fully assembled Ready-To-Run shaft-drive 4WD short course truck
- Reedy 550-SL 3500kV 4-pole brushless motor
- Splash-proof Reedy SC800-BL brushless speed control with High Current T-plug Connector (2S-3S LiPo compatible)
- Reedy WolfPack 7-Cell 8.4V NiMH Battery with High Current T-plug Connector
- XP 2.4GHz radio system with XP metal gear digital steering servo
- Factory painted and decaled short course body, available in two color schemes
- Huge 16mm Big Bore fluid-filled shocks
- 15-spoke off-road hex drive wheels with high-grip racing tires
- Short-course style front and rear bumpers and improved adjustable body mounts
Bag D all laid out and ready to go.
Here is the next chapter in my Team Associated RC8.2e FT build. My confidence was high after completing Bags A, B and C with little issue, so it was on to Bag D, the Front Bulkhead Assembly. Immediately on the first step my progress came to a halt and my confidence was deflated a little. Getting the CV Boot over the Center CVA Bone turned on to be an adventure that had me looking to my husband for help after 15 minutes with no progress. He placed a little black grease over the pin and gently worked the boot over the pin pushing it with his thumb nail. Everything else in Bag D went together smoothly and I was flying high again until I realized I installed a piece incorrectly. Continue Reading
My Team Associated SC10.2 FT build is moving right along. This bag didn’t provide any challenges, but it did provide a couple of talking points. 1) Getting the Front Hinge Pin Brace in place on the chassis, took a little muscle to get it to seal properly. 2) The Front Body Post has 4 holes in it, the 4 holes allows you to adjust your body height. The holes are drilled on an angle, so make sure to get the angle matched to the Body Mount, or the screws will not be able to go thru the Body Mount and Body Post. 3) The Ball Cups are not threaded. If you tap them before you try to install the turnbuckles, it will make this process easier.
All of the parts in Bag C, nicely organized.
Team Associated has released a CT4.2 Mid Motor Conversion Kit for the RC10T4.2. The kit is designed specifically for very high-traction surfaces. The Centro CT4.2 Mid Motor conversion for the T4.2 features a hard aluminum one-piece chassis, and molded gearbox and bulkhead assembly that positions the motor in front of the rear wheel centerline, creating a centralized weight balance.
The Kit includes: Continue Reading