Xray have introduced their new GTXE 1/8th electric GT kit as addition to the already released GTX nitro GT car. The car is based off of Xray’s ultra-successful XB8 buggy platform and utilises most of the nitro variant’s parts with the base building the 3mm 7075-T6 aluminium chassis that is strategically lightened for a low overall weight while being very durable at the same time. The chassis was specifically designed for the electric variant in order to provide optimised chassis flex, weight balance and a clean overall design.
Coming from Serpent and made for the SDX4 1/10th 4WD off-road buggy are improved carbon fibre shock towers. The V2 towers offer an optimised geometry for fine-tuned droop and up travel settings as well as an additional shock angle hole, and optimised camber link settings that are more spaced for greater durability. The shock towers are available separately from now on.
LRP have introduced their 2018 Competition Car Line series of LiHV battery packs. All are made using the new Graphene-2 high-voltage 120C/60C cells for improved power output, a lower weight and improved cell life when charged to the standard 4.2V cut-off voltage. The hardcase packs utilise 5mm bullet-type connectors and they are available in several configurations including the 8000mAh TC Stock Spec, 6400mAh TC LCG Stock Spec and 6000mAh 112.5mm long Mid Shorty pack. Also new are the 5800mAh Stock Spec Shorty, the 4600mAh 25.1mm Light Shorty Stock Spec and 4200mAh 22.5mm Real Shorty batteryies. The range is rounded out by the 8000mAh 1/12th Ultra LCG 1S pack and the 6200mAh 1/12th Ultra LCG Stock Spec battery.
The third round of this season’s Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Racing Arena recently. The weekend kicked off on Friday with free practice followed by more free practice on Saturday morning and three round of qualifiers. In the Touring Modified class there were some close battles for the overall TQ with Martin Hudy, up and coming Oliver Havranek and Zdenko Kunak all being in the mix. In the end Martin Hudy gained the TQ just 0.6s in front of Oliver Havránek and Zdenko Kunák. In very close finals it was again Martin Hudy who came out on top of Oliver Havránek and Zdenko Kunák.
Coming from T-Works and made for Xray’s T4 series of 1/10th scale touring cars are spring steel twin-type front spool outdrives. The driveshaft adapters are machined from high-quality material and feature a dual design that allows to use them with or without the driveshaft’s protective C-blades with the result being different cornering and on-power characteristics. The set is a direct fit on the 2018 down to the 2015 spec cars and it includes gold-anodised hardware.
VP-Pro have introduced a new aluminium setup wheel set for 1/8th off-road buggies and GT vehicles. They are precision machined from high-quality alloy material, come with a black surface coating, white lettering and silver edge details for a professional look. The wheels will make camber, toe and droop adjustments more precise and they come in sets of four.
Coming from Power HD is the new R6 servo for 1/12th pan cars. The high voltage compatible servo out of Power HD’s new R-series is usable with 4.8V to 8.4V input, it pulls up to 7.5kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.08s and weighs in at only 28.5g. A coreless motor, dual ball bearings and a mixed copper and aluminium geardtrain makes it super tough even when the on-track actions gets severe.
Coming from Schelle are the new 76mm light CVA bones for the Team Associated and universal 3+1 shock pistons for a range of 1/10th off-road vehicles. Starting with the front CVA bones, 2-piece bones utilise a lightweight aluminium pin drive shaft mated to proven MIP steel CVA yokes. The bones can handle the power of both 13.5 and 17.5 motors but are not recommended for modified racing. They save about 3.5g of rotating weight, and fit the B64 and B64D.