Monday, February 28, 2011

HPI 1970 Mustang, Surprised?

HPI loves the Ford Mustang. Now they make my second favorite mustang of all time (80's child will always love the 5.0), The 1970 fastback. Parma tried to make one but they either make a good replica or a garbage one. Guess how their mustang turned out? This one is gorgeous. HPI has a way to make one justify owning 80 RC cars. One chassis and 80 bodies is weak. 80 awesome looking cars on the shelf will get you the ladies. Count on it.
This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 body from HPI Racing brings one of the most legendary muscle cars to the RC Vintage category. The BOSS 302 is one of the most famous American street cars ever produced, as well as a dominant force in the Trans-Am series from the early 70's. For many, the BOSS 302 symbolizes everything that made the muscle car era so famous... massive horsepower, aggressive looks, and a rich history of racetrack performance.
Our true-to-life 1/10th scale replica captures all of the details that make the 1970 Mustang Boss 302 a fan favorite. This HPI-factory body is designed to fit perfectly on 200mm touring cars. Add your own paint job and you're ready to race, cruise or sit in the garage ready for concours.
  • Photorealistic die-cut premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlight, grille, taillights and more, plus logos!
  • Shiny chrome vinyl decals for the ultimate in realism
  • Overspray film and pre-cut vinyl window masks make painting fast and simple
  • A decal instruction sheet is included for decal placement
  • The body has dimple marks for body post drill locations
  • Molded from strong clear polycarbonate plastic for durability and long life.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thunder Tiger MT4 G3 Monster Truck 2011 Video

Continuing the theme of big tire trucks we have the new brushless Thunder Tiger supertruck. It is painfully apparent I need to convert one of my old big tire nitro trucks to brushless. These things are insane! Every second of the video I am expecting the truck to disintegrate into a million tiny pieces. It doesn't and I get further impressed. Take a look for yourself.
Thunder Tiger present the latest version of our monster truck. Brushelss system with incredible power and a ton of fun!
Wheelbase(mm / in.) 360mm
Weight(g/ lbs.) 4180g
Length(mm / in.) 532mm
Width(mm / in.) 434mm
Height(mm / in.) 240mm
Motor IBL40/20 2000Kv brushless motor
The all-new MT4 G3 is ready to convince your neighbors that the brushless power rules! Powered by the high torque IBL-40/20 2000Kv brushless motor and twin battery packs, the MT4 G3 can pull wheelies, back flips and get air off the jump easily!
The differentials of the MT4 G3 are equipped with steel spiral bevel gears to help it handle the brutal torque of the IBL40/20 2000Kv motor. The MT4 G3’s 3mm rigid aluminum chassis and brace are securely mounted and the brace cover features vents to keep the batteries and electronicscool. The MT4 G3 features full CVD drive shafts and high quality bearings to deliver maximum efficiency to survive from the outrageous torque and abused operation. In addition to this, the ACE RC cougar 2.4GHz radio system is also included right in the box to give you the most long-range, convenient and reliable radio control.
  • Compatible with most ST-1 series parts
  • Heavy Duty Steel Diff Ring/ Pinion
  • Adjustable Steel Turnbuckles
  • Compact Molded Chassis Brace And Cover
  • New Concept Monster Truck Body
  • CNC Machined Aluminum Motor Mount
  • CNC Machined Steel Pinion Gear
  • Equipped Front/Rear/Center CVD Drive Shafts
  • ACE RC Brushless Power System for 1:8 Scale Car
  • Center Drive Shaft Guard For Cable Protection
  • High Current Super Deans Plugs Included
  • Anodized Aluminum Oil-Filled Shocks
  • 17mm Aluminum Wheel Hubs
  • Rear, Center and Front Fluid Filled Differentials
  • S2008MG Metal Gear High Torque Servo For Steering
o Ready Set- The new MT4 G3 is offered in a completely ready to go form. All components are pre-assembled, all you have to do is to add your battery packs of choice for the club’s smack down. The MT4 comes equipped with an ACE RC BLC-150C race spec ESC and super torque 2000KV motor combo, front, rear and center CVD universals, all fluid filled differentials, 17mm wheel hubs to mach up its powerful output.
o Transmission- The front and rear transmission of MT4 is the same as the nitro ST-1, which comes equipped with a hardened steel differential rings that makes stripping a gear a barely mission impossible. All the diffs contain a full set of steel diff gears and diff fluid inside in combination with full set of bearings throughout the drive train to ensure the most smooth power transmission.
o Suspension- The front and rear suspension uses the same race proven composite nylon suspension arms as the nitro ST-1. The shock bodies are made of anodized aluminum with quick adjustment clips for ease of changes. The shock towers are made from 4mm thick aluminum plate with multiple shock mounting positions and the whole chassis is strongly stiffened with a compact molded chassis brace and cover. You can also fine tune for the optimal camber and toe setting with adjustable turnbuckles and suspension blocks for your demanding cornering and overall handling.
o Brushless Power- The power system is equipped with a powerful 150A ESC and a 2000KV super brushless motor that will give MT4 G3 super fast speed and huge torque. But the most important thing is that the ACE RC brushless power system enables you a longer play time due to less friction in the brushless motor comparing to other RTRs. Other multiple protection features, like low voltage cut-off protection, over-heat protection, throttle signal loss protection, motor blocked protection and splash/dust proof cover are just making the ESC bullet-proof.
IBL40/20 Powerful B/L Motor:
  • Outer Diameter: 40mm
  • Length: 74mm
  • 2000 KV
  • Continuous Current: 75A
  • Peak Currenty: 150A
  • 5mm Heavy Duty Shaft
  • Sensorless
BLC-150C Performance ESC:
  • Output: Continuous current 150A, burst current 950A.
  • Input: 6-18 cells NiMH/NiCd (3300mAh or higher) or 2-6 cells LiPo.
  • BEC Output: 5.75V/3A (Switch mode built-in BEC).
  • Resistance: 0.0002 Ohm.
  • Motor Supported: Sensorless brushless motors
  • Suitable Brushless Motor:
  • Pre-Assembled Chassis
  • Pre-Printed Hi-Flow Dynamic Body
  • ACE RC 1:8 Car Blushless Power System
  • Cougar 2.4GHz 3-CH LCD Transmitter and micro receiver
  • 8kg/cm Metal Gear Steering Servo
  • L Hex Wrench Set
  • Cross Wrench for Changing Wheels

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Trencher 2.8″ (30 Series) All Terrain Truck Tires Video

I guess you can tell I am exploring other genres of RC. I love basher trucks. My first real RC was the Tamiya Blackfoot so obviously I am partial to the larger wheeled fun machines. Check out this video of proline's new big wheel tires.

The Trencher 2.8″ is a direct replacement tire and will fit on the stock Traxxas®2.8″ wheels. Pro-Line’s world class development team spent several months of research, development and testing to ensure that the Trencher 2.8″ tire will perform above and beyond your expectations in any condition that you take your Stampede® or Stampede® 4X4. Whether it is loose or hard-packed dirt, sand, snow, street or gravel the Trencher 2.8″ tire is up to the task. If you only buy one tire for your Stampede® or Stamped® 4X4, this is the one to buy!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nitro Tamiya Lunchbox Conversion

This is pretty cool. I love this type of project. It's amazing when someone builds a project vehicle just to do it. I'm pretty sure no one has driven a lunchbox and enjoyed the handling so much that they wanted to build a nitro version. It is more than easy enough to simply drop in a hotter electric motor for insane speed. Modeling for modeling's sake is what it is all about. I have no details but I do have a video and some pics so enjoy.
Engine is O.S. MAX-12TG-PX.(TAMIYA OEM Version)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Protoform J71 Clear Body

VTA racers rejoice! There is a new body to use. The amazing AMC Javelin. That car was one sweet looking ride back in the day. In my time the javelin was not popular due to the demise of AMC and the lack of parts. Now all cars from that era are difficult to get parts for so this thing is now just as viable as a Challenger. Trans Am, or Torino. Since its a protoform it will probably not be an exact replica but it should be quick. Take a look and enjoy.

After receiving many requests, PROTOform is proud to release it’s rendition of the 1971 Trans-Am Championship winning car. The addition of the J71 to the VTA scene will surely add new excitement and drama to an already diverse class of racing.

The J71 features all the unique styling cues of the original car as well as is a molded in rear spoiler. The front of the car features an add-on nose with air dam. When mounted with shoo goo and 2mm screws it becomes an integral part of the body. Because this area of a racebody is the most prone to racing wear and tear, a second nose is supplied with the body. This configuration allows for molding a lightweight, durable .030 lexan body, which in turn aids the handling ability of any VTA chassis.

The VTA class has already proven that it’s loved by all. The PROTOform J71 will hopefully make it even more colorful!

* Made from extremely durable .030 Lexan® material
* 200mm wide at the front and 210mm across the rear wheel openings
* Add-on front nose with air dam
* Paint then peel over spray film, sticker sheet, and window masks included
* Exceptional detail for the Vintage style we all enjoy