Following the introduction of the EFRA 2142 Super Strong off-road exhaust set, Modelix Racing have also announced the release of the Ultimate Racing EFRA 2141 Super Strong exhaust. Made of high-quality aluminium and coming with a polished finish, the pipe was designed especially for the use with the Ultimate Engines M3T and other O.S. based power plants. The pipe provides precise and linear throttle response in the low to mid RPM range as well as an optimised power curve and fuel economy, increasing the runtime by almost a minute depending on the track conditions and grip. Included in the set are the EFRA 2141 pipe, manifold, gaskets as well as mounting springs.
Coming from Mugen and made for the MGT7 1/8th GT car is the Type B2 body shell. Moulded from 1mm thick high-quality polycarbonate the body made by Team Titan/Blitz comes including rear wing, window masks, decal sheet and wing mounting hardware and it is usable on Mugen’s own MGT7 as well as all GT kits of similar dimensions.
UK company Answer RC have introduced a range of new option parts for the HB Racing D8 series of kits. First up are front and rear carbon fibre arm covers whose purpose is to stiffen the monocoque arm and give a less flexible suspension setup while reducing traction a little bit. The covers are ideal in high-grip situations or to tune the handling of the car and they come as separate sets for the front and the rear of the D817, E817, D815, D812 and RGT8.
Schumacher have introduced the new Core RC big bore springs for 1/10th off-road buggies. The high-quality springs allow the car to float over bumps but not roll too much during cornering and the consistent wire diameter means that the characteristics of each spring is similar, giving a consistent performance across the range. The stiffness increment between springs is very small, allowing fine adjustment of the suspension. Available now are the medium “orange” 4.3lbs and “yellow” 4.6lbs springs and to enable the big bore springs to be used on small bore shocks Schumacher have release two optional converters for the top of the spring, enabling better seating. The bottom of the spring fits regular small bore shock bottoms.
Japanese company Kawada have released first information on their forthcoming F501WS and NS 1/10th formula car kits. Both base off of their respective F500 variants with the WS being the 200mm wide foam kit and the NS representing the 180mm rubber tyre variant. Included in both kits is the KF200 cross battery chassis conversion that was designed with transversal battery mounting in mind that helps traction in low to medium-bite conditions while an in-line battery placement is also possible. Both the F501WS and NS kits will hit the stores in late April.
Coming from RPM and made for the Traxxas e-Rustler and e-Stampede 2WD trucks are heavy duty camber links. Moulded from tough and virtually indestructible nylon material the links replace the standard parts on Traxxas’ popular 2WD trucks for improved durability. Included in the set are four camber links, two for the front and two for the rear of the truck.
The Top Gun Carpet Shootout was held in Kennewick, Washington. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class Jeremy Potter (Xray) took the overall win coming from the 4 spot on the grid. Wins in A1 and A3 secured him the victory from Austin Azure (Xray) in second and Kason Russel (Team Associated) third. In the 4WD Modified Buggy class Darren Shank would end the day on he highest step of the podium, leading an Xray 1-2-3 from Jeremy Potter in second and Kevin Searl third.
West Coast R/C Works have introduced their new servo mounting plates for the Xray X12’15 and newer. The plate is available in two versions, one is compatible with the Futaba S9650/S9670 and the other with Sanwa SRG-HR/HS servos. The servo mounting plates are designed as a direct replacement of the original part. The mounting holes of the servo will align the servo spline in the middle of the chassis. This will result in a faster servo positioning during the build and a more precise, and consistent setup. Furthermore, the servo will not move during a race and this will lead to a more consistent feeling and lower the risk of a DNF.