PROTOform May 2013 Releases

May 02, 2013 No Comments by

PROTOform has released a new sanding drum for your rotary tool that will help you in finishing your body’s wheel wells, plus two new bodies including their first body designed for dirt oval racing. Here is the press release from PROTOform:

Chevy Camaro ZL1 190mm Body

Chevy® no doubt tickled the fancies of ‘bowtie’ enthusiasts around the world with the release of the Camaro ZL1, a 580hp beast that has more in common with today’s supercars than your father’s pony car.

PROTOform is proud to release its rendition of the Chevy® Camaro ZL1 for your 190mm r/c touring car. USGT Class racers, R/C drifters, and all-around car guys alike will love the powerful stance, exceptional detail, and add-on rear wing with injection molded struts. This officially licensed product is produced in genuine .030 Lexan® material and comes with protective overspray film, window masks, detailed decal sheet and hardware to mount the struts and wing.

Bring some pure American muscle to your R/C track with the PROTOform Chevy ® Camaro ZL1!

Features:

Made with Genuine GE .030 lexan
Fits 190mm touring cars
Exceptional scale detail and realism

Specs:

Length: 17.4″ (442mm)
Width: 7.75″ (197mm)
Height: 4.37 (111mm)
Wheelbase: 10.2″ (258mm)

What’s Included:

  • Clear Chevy® Camaro ZL1 body
  • Molded nylon wing struts (2 pcs)
  • Mounting Hardware (4 pcs)
  • Extensive Decal Sheet
  • Paint-then-peel over spray film, sticker sheet, and window masks

533-30 | Chevy® Camaro ZL1 Clear Body – $28.01

Better Edge Sanding Drum (4)
Better Edge Sanding Drum

Introducing a brand new product line from PROTOform: the Better Edge System. For every r/c enthusiast that takes pride in finishing off their concours-worthy race body, these products are for you.

The Better Edge sanding drum is our first product in this line. There has never been a product specifically made for r/c racers to finish off the perfect wheel-well. With the use of your handheld rotary tool, the Better Edge Sanding Drum will smooth out all of the imperfections left from cutting your lexan body with scissors. At 1.5” in diameter, it’s suitable for use on many scales of body: from 1:12 scale on up to 1:8 or even off-road bodies.

The drum’s red and black anodized aluminum finish and laser-etched PROTOform logos give it a trick look on your pit table. Each pre-assembled kit comes with a replaceable high-grade silicon carbide spiral sanding band, rubber anti-slip o-rings and a mandrel made from durable tool steel to prevent damage from your rotary tool’s chuck.

Give your r/c race body a better edge!

Features:

  • Made specifically for finishing lexan r/c body wheel wells
  • Signature trick PROTOform style
  • Produced from high-quality anodized aluminum and steel
  • Just slide the sanding band over the drum and screw on the retainer ring.
  • (Finger tight is all you need, no wrench required)

Dimensions

Drum Diameter: 1.5” (38mm)
Drum Width: 1” (25mm)
Mandrel Diameter: .125” (3.2mm)
Mandrel Length: 1.125” (29mm)

What’s Included:

  • Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum drum (1 pc)
  • Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum drum cap (1 pc)
  • Tool Steel mandrel (1 pc)
  • 120 Grit Silicon Carbide Spiral Sanding Band (1 pc)
  • Rubber o-rings (2 pcs)

6103-00 | Better Edge Sanding Drum – $28.01

Cyclone 9.5 Late Model Body (1)
Cyclone 9.5 Late Model Body

Saturday night dirt short-track racing is the foundation of American motorsports, with many of today’s top stock car stars cutting their teeth in late model classes around the country. It’s only natural that the gearheads at PROTOform would take an interest in the R/C form of this sport. We’ve taken our championship-winning carpet oval body expertise over to the dirt side to announce our first ever dirt oval late model race body.

The PROTOform Cyclone 9.5 incorporates all the latest aerodynamic tricks from the full-scale racers, made to fit all the popular dirt oval late model pan car chassis. From the offset front fenders and skewed rear ¼ panels to the rooftop vortex generators, the Cyclone is built for speed, downforce and side bite. At around 9.5” wide, it’s versatile enough to suit a variety of track types.

The Cyclone 9.5 is fully approved by the DirtOval.com National Rulebook and comes with a pre-cut and pre-drilled spoiler kit complete with end plates and hardware. It’s produced in genuine. 030” lexan and also includes a detailed decal sheet, window masks, and paint-then-peel overspray film.

Features:

  • PROTOform’s first ever Dirt Oval race body
  • Produced in Genuine .030” lexan
  • Fits all popular Dirt Oval Late Model chassis
  • Aerodynamic styling from full-scale late models
  • Pre-cut spoiler kit with end plates

Specs:

Length: 21.25″ (540mm)
Width (front wheel opening): 9.25″ (235mm)
Width (rear wheel opening): 9.5″ (241mm)
Height: 4.375″ (111mm)

What’s Included:

  • Clear Cyclone 9.5 body
  • Pre-cut spoiler with end plates and mounting hardware
  • Decal sheet with 2 different sets of headlamps
  • Paint-then-peel over spray film
  • Window masks

1234-21 | Cyclone 9.5 Late Model – $37.36

Gallery > PROTOform Sanding Drum, Chevy Camaro ZL1 & Cyclone 9.5 Late Model Bodies

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