Traxxas has just unveiled a very sexy, officially licensed Ford GT. The RTR Ford GT will feature a new Dual-Bellcrank steering system and a new 4-Tec 2.0 chassis, which is designed to optimize handling and sharp cornering. The Traxxas exclusive body mounts will allow for the easy install of 190mm or 200mm body styles. The Ford GT will also include Traxxas favourites such as Traxxas Stability Management and Waterproof Electronics. The Shaft-Driven All Wheel Drive Ford GT will be powered by the Titan 12T Motor and the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control. Look for it in Black, Red and Blue at a price of around $300 in March 2017 when it is expected to be released.
More details can be found at Traxxas Ford GT
This is one sweet looking ride. I don’t even mind the brushed motor. It will keep the cost down and it is an easy upgrade with a brushless system that you may have laying around. I consider this and affordable alternative to the X0-1. Sure you give up some speed to the X0-1, but are you really doing 100mph all the time? I think this is a nice compromise and gives you a great looking On-Road car that you can set up to your own taste, without breaking the bank.
Traxxas has just released its latest offering. It is a fully licensed replica of the original Bigfoot. 1/10 scale 2wd Monster Truck comes out of the box fully assembled, waterproof and RTR.
- Heavy-duty, extra-thick Lexan BIGFOOT No.1 Licensed Monster Truck Body
- TQ 2.4GHz radio system
- Traxxas 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
- Traxxas iD-Equipped 7-cell Power Cell NiMH battery
- Waterproof electronics all-weather, all-season R/C excitement
- Watertight receiver box and 3 channel TQ receiver
- Titan 12-Turn 550 modified motor
- Powerful XL-5 waterproof electronic speed control
- Black composite parts
- Included optional 19-tooth pinion gear
- Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch
- Authentic “shaved” monster truck tires on chrome rims
- Powder coated white springs
The suggested retail price is $245.95us. Retailers are hoping for a mid January release.
Model #36034-1 Get more details at Bigfoot The Original Monster Truck
Something like this takes me back to my youth. I could see me owning one of these for all of the fun as well as the nostalgia.
The Traxxas X-Maxx is a very big and very tough RC, simply put this thing is a beast. As people use the X-Maxx, it was found that some people were destroying Differential Gears. Traxxas listen to the consumer and have announced Machined Differential Gears. The gears are machined from hardened steel to add extra driveline strength. They are also spiral cut for extra shock load resistance. The new gears will slide right in with no modification required. MSRP is $45.00 for the rear, Part# 7778x and $45.00 for the front, Part# 7777x.
The parts are listed on the Traxxas site, but I am having a hard time find them in stores. I hope this isn’t another situation where Traxxas announces a new part and we get to wait upwards of a year before it is readily available.
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.
When Testors shut down their Pactra Paint product line almost 2 years ago, many people were left trying to figure out a rattle can alternative or how to use an airbrush. Loyalist were obliviously upset and took to various forms of social media and as a result Testors listened and Pactra Paints have returned to the shelves of the hobby stores. The 3 oz cans are available in 20 different colours and 5 Color effects: gloss, fluorescent, candy, metallic, and pearl. Many colours are available now, with the rest shipping in early March. Look for a price of around $6-$7 us.
More details can be found at Pactra Paints.
If you are looking for a new 1/10 Buggy body, then make sure you check out the January 2016 New releases from Pro-Line.
The Type-R Clear Body for HB D216, is the body Ty Tessmann was instrumental in designing.
The Predator Clear Body for AE B44.3 will dress up your Team Associated B44.3.
The 1966 Ford F-100 Clear Body for SCX10 is something that may interest the crawler crowd.
Get full details and see all of the new releases at Pro-Line January 2016 NEW RELEASES
If you are like us, you are looking for a way to time some laps around your local track. After the demise of the DirtChamp Design system, inexpensive lap timers have been hard to find. Zen-Racing, have come up with a personal system that works using Bluetooth. The Pocket Pit Lap counting system uses a line of sight infrared transponder to send a code to the track side receiver box. The receiver box connects to your iDevice using Bluetooth and will automatically count and time your laps using a real time stopwatch within the Pocket Pit app. You can listen to your lap times live as you race using headphones or through your devices speakers.
The Pocket Pit Lap Counting System can be found for £99.99 which is approx. $200 Cdn.
You can find more details at Pocket Pit Lap Counting System.
I like this system, it will be great for practice and if you and a few friends have it, you should be able to run races and know who clocked the fastest lap. I do wonder if they ever plan on taking it in the same direction as the DCD System by expanding this product to be compatible with other devices and adjusting the software to handle full races.