ProTek have introduced their new Silicon Graphene HV LiPo battery packs. Made from 100C LiHV cells the packs offer a lower internal resistance and improved efficiency which results in lower operation temperatures, better runtimes, increased voltage and doubled charge cycles. Ideal for 17.5 racers the batteries are lighter and can be charged at rates up to 10C and they available are ten different configurations to support all popular forms of electric R/C racing. There are three shorty packs, a new low CG touring car pack, as well as several 4S and 2S stick packs.
Xray have made their IFMAR World Championship winning XB4 platform future-ready with the introduction of the 2017 edition. The kit features updates to details such as the floating servo mount that allows for left and right hand servo mounting. The multi-piece part is made up using an inner aluminium bracket and a swappable carbon fibre upper plate and its design does not interfere the natural flex of the aluminium chassis.
Made for TLR’s 8ight 4.0 buggy is JConcepts’s latest Silencer S2 bodyshell. Influenced by JC’s S2 1/10th buggy bodies the 1/8th scale variant sports a forward cab, low-profile stance with channeled roof and rear stabilizing fin. The front of the pods have a deep pocketed “force-bars” which have shown to channel some air in a much needed forward position while also providing a more rigid feel to the body. The low-profile side-pods whisk over the electrics and step where necessary, but its the rear wicker section that improves rear-end grip and tightens up the handling. The unique engine compartment adds some innovation to the design and the prefect resting place for the engine head. The channeling directs the air just along the engine and cooling head while still maintaining a very structured look. The clear body set includes window masks and a decal sheet and it is a direct fit to the 4.0.
Made for Xray’s line of 1/10th scale off-road vehicles are Revolution Design Racing Products’s new titanium shock mounts. The 1-piece mounts are a direct replacement for the kit’s steel parts and they greatly reduce the overall weight thanks to the lightweight titanium material. With the lower weight in one of the highest areas of the vehicles the parts also improve the handling especially in high-bite conditions while allowing for fast and convenient setup changes at the same time. The mounts come in sets of two and they are suitable for both the front and the rear shocks.
Samix have introduced a set of aluminium C-hubs for Axial’s SCX10 II off-road kits. Machined from high-quality material and coming in the three colour choices of green, black and gun metal, the parts help to add durability and visual impact as they replace the standard composite parts. Laser-etched with Samix logos the hubs are direct replacements and they are available now.
Coming from Serpent and made for the company’s Spyder range of 1/10th 2WD and 4WD off-road buggies are the Pro Shock absorbers. They utilise threaded and hard-coated aluminium bodies, emulsion and membrane-type aluminium shock caps as well as machined 2×1.3mm pistons and TiNi-coated shock shafts. Also included are machined spacers and pre-oiled X-rings. The dampers are available for the front and the rear end in sets of two.
Fenix Racing have two new chemicals available in the form of the Extra Mile High ball bearing oil and Black Syrup thrust bearing grease. Starting with the oil, the chemical is a genuine aircraft-grade lubricant, usually used in high-speed turbines. The synthetic oil is oxidation and corrosion inhibited and shows great stability in low and high temperatures. It comes in a 10ml bottle with needle applicator for precise application. Also new is the high-grade Moly-based Black Syrup thrust bearing grease. It is ideal for all high-pressure applications and thus not only usable with thrust races but also driveshafts, gears and more. Last but not least comes a 12ml syringe with curved tip that can be filled with your choice of oils or greases. The curved applicator helps to easily rear almost any area of an RC car.
Coming from 3DRC are these handy diff oil reminder plates for the Team Associated B6 platform. Ideal for drivers that lost their latest setup sheet the plates help to indicate the currently used diff oil viscosity as they are simply attached to the rear camber mount brace using the existing screws. The set includes ten plates for 1,000 to 10,000 fluids and it is available through 3DRC’s Shapeways store.