This article was originally published in RC Driver’s February 2016 issue.
by Chris Kovachevich
HOT BODIES hpiracing.com
GRAPHITE ARM PLATES
Tuning flex in the suspension arms of your off-road vehicle is another option that can improve rough terrain handling. These suspension arm plates accomplish this for the D413 buggy; and we must mention they make the buggy look pretty trick too. Part no. 112803 – $38.49
ELECTRIC CLUTCH FOR 1/8-SCALE
OK, don’t get carried away; this is a clutch for electric powered 1/8-scale racers. The theory behind this clutch setup is that it slightly slips as the instant power of today’s 1/8-scale motors comes on, allowing better control and keeping the vehicle under control. Part no. TLR342003 – $41.99
TRACKSTAR V2 SENSORED MOTOR
Trackstar has revamped their motor line and the new cans have an impressive look and impressive internals to back it up. The new motors feature super lightweight cans with cool mill work that also improves cooling. These motors also feature two sensor port positions, adjustable timing angle, balanced 12.5mm Sintered Neodymium magnet rotor, hand-wound high purity copper windings and powerful sintered neodymium magnets. They are avail- able in all popular winds. Part no. varies.
WATER REPELLANT SHROUD FOR THE LCG SLASH
Outerwears have become a staple in the RC world where dirt is everywhere. Racers and bashers want to keep dirt and moisture out of their vehicles to make cleaning and maintenance easier and more thorough. Now the proven Outerwears shroud is available for the Traxxas Slash Ultimate (LCG). Quickly installed, the shroud is available from retailers and Outerwears directly. Part no. 20-2844 – $35.95
MAGNETIC RPM SENSOR
RC racers are a creative and innovative bunch that spend a lot of time trying to get an edge on the competition. Futaba will feed this process a bit with the release of their magnetic RPM sensor. Telemetry is a growing aspect of our hobby and knowing exactly what your car is doing (as opposed to what a component is rated to do) can open a new world of tuning options. This magnetic sensor transmits directly to Futaba FAAST systems. Part no. SBS-01RM – $59.95
PRO-LINE RACING prolineracing.com
ROLL-UP PIT MAT
Pit mats are something that every racer has several of for different purposes. For the traveling racer, Pro-Line recently announced this lightweight roll-up pit mat. Constructed of heavy duty non slip material that is resistant to most chemicals and rocks a Pro-Line logo in three different directions. Part no. 9908-01 – $25.4