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July 27, 2017

JConcepts Dirt Maze 1/10th buggy rear tyre

Coming from JConcepts is the Dirt Maze 1/10th buggy rear tyre in blue compound. The big brother to the Webs, the Dirt Maze tyre is designed specifically for the outdoor conditions where the track has been treated or left dry. Starting with thicker, connected webbing, the hot outdoor tyre provides a continuous edgy contact patch needed for driving outdoors and at high-speed. The center X section delivers the comfort with the forward bite and the slightly slotted portions allow some flexibility for stability over terrain. Resting inside the hefty X patterns, horizontal and vertical pins help minimise wear and add some surface area for longer qualifiers and main events. Moving toward the outside of the tyre, the alternating bar concept, used on V2 Bar Codes, support the side-load during heavy cornering at the end of straights and sweeping corners. Breaking up the alternating bars, an added horizontal bar blends deeply into the side-wall for balancing forward to side traction considerations. The 2.2″ tyre comes including Dirt Tech closed cell foam inserts.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


July 27, 2017

Capricorn C-03 Evo 12g balance weight

Capricorn from Italy have introduced a 12g balance weight for the Evo chassis of the C-03 nitro touring car. Machined out of high-quality brass the weight was designed to be placed under the gearbox shaft and it helps to up the overall weight without compromising balance. Etched markings help with easy identification and the incorporated thread helps to easily mount the weight.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]


July 27, 2017

ECX 1.9 Barrage 4WD 1/12th scale crawler kit

Horizon Hobby have introduced the ECX 1.9 Barrage 4WD scaler BTD build-to-drive kit. Using the same “pre-built critical parts” formula and manual guidelines as the successful ECX AMP MT BTD Kit, the ECX 1.9 Barrage 4WD scaler comes with everything needed to get started, including the tools, parts, and electronics. It even comes with its differential, shocks, and wheels assembled. Perfect for the backyard, the park, desert or driveway, the kit version differs from the RTR version by the motor plate for larger 390 motors, equalling more power and torque, the kit includes longer axles and housings for less wheel scrub and better handling, an aluminium servo mount makes for more servo options, 4-point links improve articulation and stronger aluminium steering links up overall durability. Also included are outboard shocks that are moved to the outside of the chassis for better handling, articulation, realism and looks. The kit is rounded out by a transmitter, batteries and charger.

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July 27, 2017

ETS waves chequered flag on 10th season with first visit to Ettlingen

The chequered flag will be waved on the 10th season of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series this weekend (28-30 July) as the championship travels for the first time to the Ettlingen track in Germany. A regular host venue of the Euro Nitro Series, Ettlingen will become the 10th different outdoor circuit to feature on the ETS calendar over its hugely successful 10 seasons of existence. The 57th race to be put on by Uwe Rheinard and Scotty Ernst since creating the championship in 2007, the Ettlingen entry includes all four of the drivers who have lifted the prestigious ETS title in that period. While Bruno Coelho already wrapped up his second consecutive Volante Modified title last month at the Hudy Arena, the racing will be no less competitive with teams looking to end their campaigns on a high note.

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July 27, 2017

Xceed RC spray guns & tapes

Coming from Xceed RC are two new spray guns as well as a range of tapes. Starting with the spray applicators, the guns are available in a basic and pro variant with both fitting a range of spray paint cans. The guns are meant to make for easier and more evenly paint application. Also new are 10mm, 18mm and 40mm wide masking tapes on 18m rolls. Last but not least comes a 2m roll of 20mm doubled sided tape.

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July 27, 2017

Serpent SRX8-E 4mm lightweight aluminium chassis

Serpent have introduced a new 4mm lightweight aluminium chassis for the Cobra SRX8-E buggy. Machined from 7075-T6 alloy material and coming hard-anodised for wear, the chassis received some heavy machining, making it at 294g about 30 percent lighter than the stock chassis. A pocket under the rear differential area allows to use optional steel, aluminium or carbon fibre skid plates. The chassis will become available from early August.

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July 27, 2017

Radtec BD8 0 degree RTC aluminium C-hub

Available from Radtec are 0 degree aluminium C-hubs for RTC-equipped Yokomo BD8 touring cars. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming black anodised and with silver edge details the parts replace the standard composite hubs with stronger and stiffer items in order to increase traction and improve drivability on high-traction surfaces.

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