This article was originally published in RC Driver’s November 2015 issue.
By Chris Kovachevich
D413 ALUMINUM SHOCK CAPS
New from the folks at HPI Racing is this shock kit for the ROAR National Championship winning Hot Bodies D413. This kit also provides the option of either building either emulsion or bladder type shocks – whichever works best at the time. Two sets are required for all four shocks. Part no. 114112 – $18.75 per package
Kinexsis is the new line of hard case LiPo batteries recently released by Horizon Hobby for use in applications where the extra strength of hard case is not required or prudent. Available in 19 different size/ voltage combinations ranging from 180 mAh, 7.4 volt packs to 5000 mAh 22.0 volt (6S) packs. The packs are all constructed from first rate individual cells and should provide long life and many charges. Prices range from $5.99 to $89.99 and are available at your local hobby retailer by the time you read this.
WARN ZEON 10 WINCH
New from the folks at RC4WD is this super detailed, fully functional scale Warn Zeon 10 winch. Constructed of CNC machined billet aluminum with a black anodized finish the Zeon 10 even has the line installed and a fully functional spring loaded hook. This winch is fully re-buildable and can dead lift up to 12 pounds. Part no. Z-E0069 – $69.99.
MACHINED ADJUSTABLE MOTOR MOUNT FOR THE YETI
Machined from 6061 aluminum, this well designed and beautiful motor mount assembly can lend not only good looks but strength and rigidity to your Yeti. Fabricated as three pieces and then hard anodized, the mount will give great service and improved gear mesh accuracy for a long time. Part no. AX31156 – $56.99
MICROFIBER TOWEL SET
Microfiber just plain works BEST in a lot of instances – particularly when cleaning up around the pits. This new offering from Pro-Line Racing also allows you to do so with a lot of style. They’re just the thing for keeping your radio clean (non- scratching on screens) and for that sunglass cleaning right before the main. Sold in packages of two. Part no. 6268-00 – $7.61
GEN3 SLIPPER FOR THE TRAXXAS 1/16 REVO/SUMMIT
The Robinson Racing line of slippers has proven to be among the most reliable parts that you can install on your Traxxas vehicles. This history continues with this Gen3 Slipper. Plus, the back plate is machined to firmly hold the thick Robinson slipper pad. The kit consists of the Hardened Blackened Steel Spur Gear (45 Teeth 48 Pitch), Slipper Pad and aluminum back plate Part no. 7745 – $32.50