JConcepts have introduced new Aero “short chord” wing for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. The new Aero wing has intriguing details, a leading edge that drops below the mounting point that acts in a scooping manner. What separates the #0169 wing from the standard #0168 is the shorter deck length, otherwise known as the “chord length.” These features provide an optimum balance between steering and forward stability.
The shorter chord has less rear overhang allowing for quicker rotation in the 180 degree turns and will have less impact in gusty wind conditions or long aerial maneuvers. The center channel is just narrow enough for the B6 wing mount assembly but drops the wing at just the correct height and position. The side-dams feature large openings for tire clearance and expansion.
An innovative forward gurney option gives drivers an adjustment that previously hasn’t been available in the class. Clipped rear corners help minimize flex breakage which is so common on 1/10th off-road racing machines. The wing cut-lines are unmistakable JConcepts, highlighted by the now standard, front corner angle. The joint wing assembly includes two wing pieces in each package for added value.
New from Team Shepherd is this set of low-flex parts for their Velox V10 platform. Already being included in the “WC” edition update kit the parts to reduce the rear flex are now available as a seperate “Low-Flex” set. The 3mm carbon brace stiffens up the rear end of the V10 significantly making the car easier and more precise to drive. The set is available in traditional blue anodizing or in black to fit the Black Edition. Owner of older kits additionally need the updated rear bulkheads 402221 (2x).
New rear end carbon stiffer
Modified rear bulkheads for carbon stiffener with bushing for ball bearing
New gearbox bulkheads for carbon stiffener with bushing for ball bearing
Gear box stiffener set with turnbuckle, balljoints, balls and screws
Pro-Line have introduced the Ambush 1/25 4×4 Ready-To-Run Mini Scale Crawler – a small scale crawler vehicle designed for the biggest adventures and the toughest terrains!
From Pro-Line themselves, here’s the extensive feature list:
Ladder Frame Chassis
The Ambush Mini Crawler comes stock with a 3mm thick Steel Ladder Frame that forms a Solid Base for the Transmission and Suspension. The Steel Frame Plates are Black Oxide Coated for long lasting protection against the elements. The Frame is capped off on each end with sleek plastic chassis mounted bumpers that protect the body without getting in the way of obstacles on the trail.
Live the Adventure.
Leaf Spring Suspension
Similar to many full-size Crawlers, the Ambush Mini Crawler has a Steel Leaf Spring Suspension connected to Front and Rear Solid Axles. Each corner has a 3-Leaf pack with working shackles and attaches to plastic friction shocks that limit down travel. The Scale Solid Axles provide Full-Time 4wd for maximum Traction and Crawling Performance!
Conquer the Terrain.
Control the Ambush Mini Crawler just like your high-end 1:10 Crawler with full proportional control from the included 2.4GHz Transmitter and mini-electronics. The Micro Torque brushed Motor provides all the power you need to Conquer the Terrain and the G9000 Micro Servo gives you plenty of steering power. The integrated ESC/Receiver includes an open 3rd Channel Port allowing for unique customization or future 3rd Channel Option Parts!
Body & Interior
The Ambush Mini Crawler is topped off with the Open Roll Cage Ambush Trail Rig Body that takes inspiration from one of Pro-Line’s first Rock Crawling Bodies ever made and includes a highly detailed Interior and Driver Figure for added Scale Realism. Pro-Line includes an optional Sticker Sheet in Orange or Green Color Scheme so you can Customize your Rig right out of the Box!
Mini Flat Iron Tires / Denali Wheels
Pro-Line had to include the Best Performing and Best Looking Wheels and Tires with Ambush Mini Crawler; Genuine Pro-Line Mini Flat Iron Tires and Denali Wheels! Just like their bigger 1.9” and 2.2” siblings, the Mini Flat Iron Tires provide Incredible Traction on any terrain while maintaining a Scale Appearance. The Mini Denali Wheels are Black and include a Gray Plastic faux Bead-Loc for incredible Scale Detail.
Here’s an interesting new version of the Team Magic N8ER 1/8th Brushless Buggy from HRC – literally called, the ‘HRC Version’! This revised version features key-changes of the original Team Magic B8ER as a new waterproof 16kg High Torque servo, a new 2500kv powerful motor and new HRC Racing “BullDog” tyres. The B8ER will be available in a Red/Black and Yellow/Black body in September.
Creation Model have announced the signing of promising young British driver Kyle Branson to their Infinity International team. Branson, a finalist in the 1/10th IC Track World Championship this year, will drive Infinity’s nitro 1/8 and 1/10 platform range of cars in the remaining events of 2016.
In a statement, the team announced:
“Welcome Kyle!The UK driver is the latest addition to our International Racing Team… The fresh Amain finalist at 1/10 Nitro Sedan 1/10 WC in Gubbio will be another important weapon for Infinity in the next years; he will drive our nitro 1/8 and 1/10 platform in the remaining events of 2016 looking also to be involved in the future EP projects. Happy to have you “on board” Kyle!”
Kyle himself had this to say about the deal:
“I’m really excited to join Creation Model staff to be running their Infinity brand car’s. The dedication the team has shown in its short time to establish itself as one of the leading manufacturers is amazing, and I can’t wait to hit the track with their cars. I want to thank Kenji and everybody at Creation Model for the opportunity to represent the team, and look forward to achieving more great results with them.”
They say perfection is impossible to achieve, but Dominic Greiner disproved that notion in an absolutely dominant drive to a maiden IFMAR World Title, claiming victory in the final of the 2016-17 IFMAR 1/10 IC Track World Championship in Gubbio, Italy.
The young Serpent star had shown glimpses of this form in the lead-up to finals day, putting in stirring drives in early practice and crushing his semi-final in fine fashion. And once TQ and home star Dario Balestri (Capricorn) fell by the wayside after just nine laps, the fiercely determined German took the lead and never looked back. A picture in focus and relentless concentration during the 60-minute final, the only moment he betrayed any emotion was immediately after the checkered flag dropped, bellowing with joy and sharing tearful embraces with friends, family and Team Serpent chief Michael Salven and wife Jill. It was all entirely deserved and justified; few times will one see such a faultless and dominant drive on the biggest stage of them all. And after reigning champion Alexander Hagberg’s title defence came to a shocking end in the 1/8th finals, the opportunity was there for a new superstar to arise, and Greiner took it with both hands.
From twenty minutes in the battle was not for the victory, but for who would finish second to Greiner. And it came down to a thrilling clash between Alessio Mazzeo (Serpent), reigning IFMAR 1/8 IC Track World Champion Simon Kurzbuch (Shepherd) and reigning EFRA 1/10 IC Track European Champion Bruno Coelho (XRay). The gaps between all three fluctuated as all three fell further behind Greiner, but in the closing ten minutes all three converged again, leading to a thrilling three-way battle for the final two podium spots featuring superbly aggressive driving from all three and Mazzeo eventually denying Kurzbuch at the line and both men forcing Coelho off the podium.
Last-chance semi-final qualifier Takaaki Shimo (Mugen) took fifth ahead of Carmine Raiola (Infinity) and fellow LCQ Kyle Branson (Capricorn). Robert Pietsch (Mugen) and former IFMAR 1/10 World Champion Meen Vejrak (Capricorn) had early pit issues which dropped them out of contention, as of course did Balestri.
All the action you could ever want from Italy with the final round of qualifying followed by the amazing Super Pole competition and then the always entertaining lower finals -It’s 8 hours of unmissable action from Gubbio!
Brand new from Team Associated are these new battery weights for the B6. Measuring 3.74″ x 2.08″ and with 26g (.02″ thick) and 43g (.04″) weights, with their numbers etched into the surface, they fit perfectly under your shorty LiPo batteries so that you can add weight while reducing your vehicle’s center of gravity, resulting in improved handling and stability on high-grip surfaces.