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
I recently decided to upgrade my action camera, I wanted something for RC as well as my Model Trains. After looking at all the options and price being a major factor, I decided on the iON Air Pro 2. After looking online, I found one at Wal-Mart for $199 Canadian. This camera is the mid level camera in the iON series. The Air Pro 2 is a rugged 1080p HD video camera, that is waterproof to 30ft and has a 180 degree viewing angle. Weighting in at 4.5 ounces, you can easily put this camera just about anywhere. It also includes Wifi. “WiFi PODZ” provides wireless capability to your ion camera. You can access and transfer your photos and videos to your PC, mobile phone or tablet. It also turns your mobile device into a viewfinder as you can live-stream the camera view from your mobile device. Continue Reading
Camber angles alter the handling qualities of your suspension and in particular, negative camber improves grip when cornering. If the bottom of the wheel is farther out than the top, it is called negative camber. I am sure by now, most of you have seen the RPM Camber Gauge. But do you know how to use it? This is a great video from darkeclipticheart‘s youtube channel, that will introduce you to the RPM Camber Gauge and show you how to use it.
Associated have released their latest rendition of the Replay Camera System, Prime X Camera System features some impressive upgrades over the previous generations, such as a higher capacity 1700mAh battery which should deliver around 3.5hrs of battery life, New Power Level & Record LED Indicators, New Wider Buttons, including New FOV Setting. The very helpful Vibration Feedback is also included with this model. The Prime X is waterproof up to 3 meters / 10 feet and it does not require a separate waterproof case.
The All New Prime X Camera System is available now at a MSRP of $299.99 and can be found using part# RP005
Complete details can be found at Prime X Camera System
I was looking for some big bore shocks for my Kyosho MP7.5 but didn’t want to spend $100. I came across GPM Racing shocks for the MP9 on sale for $14 Canadian a set from http://www.asiatees.com/ . I wasn’t sure about the fit to my MP7.5 but I took a chance since it was such a low price, to my surprise they showed up at my door in 9 days from China. The build quality looks to be really good so far and the anodizing looks great. I put the shocks on the MP7.5 using the supplied hardware and they fit, just fit, there is no room for any bigger of a shock. The springs seem a little stiff but I will make judgment on that when I drive it at the track. There also seems to be some miss information on the specs so I measured them and this is what I found them to be, I have not yet measure the internals.
- Shock Bodies 16mm. Threaded part 17mm.
- Shock Shafts 3.5mm
- Springs 1.6mm 6 turn front
- Springs 1.6mm 9 turn rear
- 120mm rear eye to eye
- 103mm front eye to eye
The RhinoForce S2 is the RC Short Course Truck Self Righting System, I posted RhinoForce S2: Assembly Part 1 the other day. Today I will take you through the second step in the assembly process, which is taking the completed RhinoForce S2 and mounting it onto your vehicles roll cage. The instructions for this are very well laid out, easy to understand and follow. Make sure your roll cage is securely mounted to the vehicle. This part of the process took me about 20 minutes, with most of the time taken to cut out the roof with the template.
The RhinoForce S2 is the RC Short Course Truck Self Righting System, I posted my Initial Impressions the other day. Last night, I took some time to sit down and do the assembly of the RhinoForce S2. This will be a smooth process, If You Read the Directions Carefully and follow the diagrams. I will break down the steps in the assembly process based on the included instructions, which are also available to download from Torsional Concepts-Instructions. I will add my comments underneath each one in Italic.
The following tools will make full assembly easier:
Phillips Head Screwdriver(2), 1/4″, Nut Driver 7/16″ or Socket, Pliers, Flathead Screwdriver. Continue Reading