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Cactus Classic: The Tire Wars Have Begun

At any big race, tires are always a hot topic and this year’s Cactus Classic is no different.  What usually takes racers a lot of elbow grease and tire-tuning knowledge to craft sets perfectly suited for the track, has been circumvented by the introduction of production slicks. Pro-Line, JConcepts and AKA are at the event [...]

Mar 11, 2015 Comments
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ProTek RC Introduces Titanium B5/B5M Rear CVA Axles

Titanium is a material perfectly suited for racing and ProTek RC now offers rear CVA Axles for the Team Associated B5 and B5M. The axles are CNC machined from high-quality domestic 6AL-4V (Grade 5) titanium alloy and polished. This titanium has a great strength-to-weight ratio making it suited for racers looking for every advantage possible.  [...]

Mar 06, 2015 Comments
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JConcepts Ford Atlas SCT Absolute Scaler Body

Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4 have a new body to help liven up their rigs. JConcepts’ new Ford Atlas shell has all the cool vibe of the big, full-size truck. Starting with the oversized grill, the body continues to impress with a split headlight design and edgy hood detail bulks around the fenders to provide [...]

Mar 05, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Faultline 2.2″ 6-Lug Bead Lock Wheels Sneak Peak

Good news if you’re looking for Axial wheel options: Pro-Line will soon have a new version of the Faultline Bead-Loc wheel with a 6-lug hub, which makes it perfect for the Yeti, Spawn, Wraith Poison Spyder Edition, and just about anything else with a 6-lug setup. According to Pro-Line, the rims also offer improved grip [...]

Mar 04, 2015 Comments
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Airtronics Celebrates 40 Years with Limited Edition MT-4S

We’re already fans of the MT-4S (see our review in the November 2014 issue), but in “40th Anniversary” mode it’s especially attractive. In addition to the standard MT-4S good stuff (see long list below), the anniversary model includes a custom steering wheel, “piano black” finish, RX-472 SSL receiver plus a special-edition RX-471 receiver, and  a [...]

Mar 03, 2015 Comments
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Hitec Announces News MD10 & S60 Action Cameras

Lights, camera, RC action! (Or snowboarding or BMX or surfing or whatever.) Hitec has jumped into the action-cam scene with two new units “designed to capture your world in high definition precision.” The MD10 and S60 are both WiFi-enabled, shoot 1080p and have 4X digital zoom capability, and the S60 gets an LCD display back. [...]

Mar 03, 2015 Comments
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Axial Spawn Shell for Wraith Now Available Separately

If you’d like to get Axial’s new “Spawn” look for your Wraith, you’re in luck: the body is now sold separately, and includes all the decals and masks you need to detail it out like below. You’ll have to pony up for the interior and driver’s helmet though, they’re sold separately. For more details, plus [...]

Feb 26, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds Flat Iron to XL Tire Line

Pro-Line’s popular Flat Iron tread for 1.9″ rims is now plumped up to XL size, and stuffed with memory foam for maximum trail grippage. The tires are sold unmounted in pairs, so if you want the look shown below, get yourself a set of Pro-Line Denali Bead-Loc 8 rims. For more new gear, visit out [...]

Feb 26, 2015 Comments
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