This article was originally published in RC Driver’s August 2015 issue.
MIP RACING PRODUCTS
1/5 SCALE, 32MM BIG BORE BYPASS SHOCK KIT,
As the 1/5-scale racing scene evolves and becomes more popular, the faster vehicles need improved and more tunable shocks to handle the higher speeds these vehicles are attaining. The race proven MIP Bypass system provides not only the shock bodies and caps but also two different springs for each shock and three different shock pistons. The reliable MIP o-rings and seals are included. Part no. 14370 – $356.25 (MAP pricing)
D413 BALL BEARING STEERING RACK
Want to smooth out the steering of your HIP D413? The Exotek Racing ball bearing steering rack will not only smooth out your steering but it will stay smooth. This CNC machined rack is designed to match the bump steer and Ackerman of the stock system. The steering rack kit includes four ball bearings, shims and hardware. Part no. D413 – $20.95
One never knows what to expect next from Cow R/C. Sometimes it’s wildly creative stuff to clean and prep your car/truck/favorite RC vehicle and sometimes its storage gear and that sort of thing. Today, we have something that’s somewhat in between. Let’s face it; pit towels have been done before but not to the level and price point of the folks at Cow R/C. Their (and potentially your) pit towel is emblazoned with their distinctive logo and comes at a great (almost free) price – Part no. CW-PT-1 – $3.99. Of course the price goes down if you buy more.
1/8 TRIFECTA LEXAN WING PACK
Designed by World Champion Ty Tessman, this innovative wing accomplishes two very important aspects of wing design – high down force and light weight in the highest part of your buggy or truck. The included wicker bill allow tuning to add or subtract down force. The design of the Trifecta includes a center mounted fin which improves high speed stability and durability. Part no. 6252-00 – $23.76
As quad copters continue to grow in popularity a certain amount of crossover from the RC car/aircraft/marine manufacturers can be expected. The H4 Gravit Nano is the latest entry into this field by LRP. The tiny size of the Gravit allows it to be flown in a much smaller area such as the living room or family/great room of your home, removing the ‘nice day’ factor from your flying plans. The six axis gyro improves stability and makes flying this quad a lot easier for new pilots. Part no. 220703 – $49.99
SURVIVOR REAR BUMPER
New from the folks at RC4WD is this super detailed heavy duty receiver bumper. Constructed of CNC aluminum with a black anodized finish this bumper can be used with either a ball or pintle style hitch. Although designed for the Gelande it can be used on any scale vehicle that requires good looks and high quality construction. Part no. Z-S0698 – $49.00.