JConcepts have announced the soon release of the Fin titanium turnbuckle set for the Team Associated B6 series of buggies. The base of the shafts design is centred around a .143″ titanium hex size which gradually tapers down into a 3mm thread base design which accepts the standard AE ball-cup configuration. The focus of the styling surrounds the lengthened adjustment hex area and the “finned” cuts that rotate about the centre. The turnbuckles are produced with left and right hand threads with the left being conveniently marked for easy orientation and the set fits both the B6 and B6D.
Coming from Serpent is a new medium downforce rear wing. Sporting a 2-level design with large side dams and winglets on the bottom element, the wing is ideal for high-speed tracks while also offering exceptional balance and stability while jumping. The wing is available in black and white colour and it fits Serpent’s own range of 1/8th scale buggies and trucks and also most other brands.
New from LRP comes the ZZ.21C Ceramic long stroke engine for 1/8th off-road vehicles. Made by Japanese company O.S Engines according to LRP’s specifications, the engine will offer a smoother low-end throttle feel and more linear power supply over the whole RPM band while also offering improved mileage. This was achieved by using a newly-designed, balanced 14mm crankshaft with DLC coating and silicone insert as well as a ceramic main bearing. Other features include a LCG engine head, special carburettor needles, lightweight conrod and piston as well as 6mm, 6.5mm and 7mm alloy venturi inserts. The 3+1 port engine is available now.
CSO have introduced a set of hard-coated spring steel spool outdrive cups for the Yokomo BD7 touring car. The parts are machined from high-quality spring steel and finished with a special hard-coat that greatly improves wear characteristics. The parts are direct replacements for the kit’s front spool outdrives.
UK MR33 distributors Schumacher have introduce the MR33 joint lubrication oil. Specially formulated the lube is best used for drive shaft joints, pins and moving parts as it provides long lasting and smooth operation and reduced wear on components. The oil comes in a handy bottle and it is available now.
Xray have introduced a carbon fibre insert set for the rear composite chassis braces of the latest XB8 and XB8E buggies. Specially shaped the inserts drop right into position in the composite rear chassis brace and they make for an overall stiffer rear part of the chassis, making the option parts ideal for high traction surfaces. Included in the set come two carbon fibre braces and suitable mounting hardware.
New from Yeah Racing comes a car stand for 1/10th scale on-road vehicles. Constructed using black anodised aluminium and machined carbon fibre, the car stand also acts as a shock stand when building or maintaining shock absorbers. Additional foam strips keep the chassis from sliding around while narrow strips for the bottom part of the alloy rails keep the stand located on the pit table securely.
The fourth round of the Alpencup series was recently held on the all-new astroturf track of the EFAC Hohenems club. In the 2WD Buggy class, Xray’s Nico Schmid brought home the win, coming from the 2 spot on the grid, from Xray team mate and TQ holder Michel Buschor. Nico’s brother Florian Schmid (Xray) rounded out the podium in third.