This winter I was doing some maintenance and upgrades on my Axial Yeti XL, when I noticed the stock bearings were starting to get a little crunchy and I decided to replace them. I immediately thought about Boca Bearings, which is where I have bought my bearings from the past. I have had no issues with Boca bearings, but this time, I wanted to try something different. After doing some online research, I decided to try Fast Eddy Bearings and I ordered the Fast Eddy Axial Yeti XL Sealed Bearing Kit $23.99us. I must say that their website was very easy to navigate and finding the correct bearing kit for your vehicle should not be a problem with their impressive vehicle database.
The shipping from California was very fast and it should be considering it cost $12.99us. The package took about a week and a half to arrive here in Nova Scotia, this also included an inspection of the goods by CBSA at the border.
Upon opening the package, I counted the bearings and confirmed they were all in the package. I then grabbed one bearing and rolled it, I grabbed another and did the same thing. It did this for every bearing in the package and there wasn’t a clunker in the bunch. I was very happy with how smooth the bearings rolled. They were extremely quiet and rolled with seemingly no effort. Continue Reading
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
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.
Castle Creations has released the Mamba Micro X which is small enough for 1:18th scale vehicles. The waterproof Micro X is suitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles weighing from 1.5 lbs up to 2.25 lbs. The Micro X has the ability to run sensored brushless motors and the programmable Auxiliary Wire allows you to make on-the-fly changes to different settings, such as torque control and max throttle.
The Mamba Micro X can be found using part# 010-0147-00. Look for a late July release with a MSRP of $89.95
To get more details check out Castle Creations Mamba Micro X .
RPM have announced Rear A-Arms for the Traxxas Nitro Slash. Unlike the stock A-Arms which are used in many different applications, the RPM A-Arms a designed solely for the Nitro Slash, eliminating many different unused holes in the A-Arms which in turn creates durability.
Get complete details at RPM Nitro Slash A-Arms
The A-Arms should be in stores soon. MSRP $11.95 Part# 73652
Boom Racing has released a bunch of Aluminum upgrades for the ECX Torment, Circuit, and Ruckus. Some of the upgrades include Steering Blocks, Hub Carriers and A-Arms. To see all of the parts, check out AsiaTees.
FWIW, If you aren’t familiar with AsiaTees, I made 2 separate orders from AsiaTees this year, both times I used PayPal and I haven’t had any issues.