New Serpent 748 & 411 option parts

New Serpent 748 & 411 option parts

Serpent have new optional parts for the Natrix 748 and Eryx 411 1/10th on-road cars available. First up is an aluminium servo saver lever for the 748. The CNC-machined part is made from 7075-T6 material and offers improved rigidity over the stock composite lever. The composite Ackermann inserts of the standard part are usable with the alloy servo saver in order to help adjust the steering characteristics of the car.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Sweep STC-6 190mm touring car bodyshell

Sweep STC-6 190mm touring car bodyshell

Sweep Racing introduce the STC-6 touring car bodyshell for 190mm chassis. The body sports a slightly different design compared to the company’s STC-4 with an updated grille, hood and rear section. The special shape lets the body sit lower for improved aerodynamics while the rear end features a build-in anti-tuck design that reduces the chances of the body becoming tucked by the rear wheels after a crash. The shape of the trunk also provides extra straight line stability without sacrificing corner speed. Made for both asphalt and carpet racing alike the body comes including a 1.0mm thick rear wing, side plates, mounting hardware and double sided tape in an ultra lightweight 0.5mm, lightweight 0.65mm a regular 0.8mm variant.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

LRP Challenge Italy final round – Announcement

LRP Challenge Italy final round – Announcement

The final round of the LRP Challenge Italy will take place this weekend at the Miniautodromo T5 in Roma. Classes run will include Touring Car Modified, Stock 13.5T and Stock 17.5T. More information (in Italian language) for all last-minute deciders can be found here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Xray T4’15 electric touring car kit

Xray T4'15 electric touring car kit

Following our exclusive Xray T4’15 presentation in the form of an in-depth interview with Martin Hudy and hot on the heels of our article about the making of the 2015 specification car we now have the official release available. The car is based around an all-new main 2.2mm thick chassis that is 3mm narrower for now being only 86mm wide. The chassis was designed to accommodate the new motor mount as well as the included ARS rear suspension system – two of the most significant changes with the 2015 model.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

EZPower Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller

EZPower Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller

Italian company EZPower introduce the Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller for 1/10th and 1/12th scale appellations. Coming with an all-aluminium case with “spider web” cooling grooves the speedo is meant to stay cooler during operation. A build-in on/off switch, data port and heavy duty solder towers round out the package. Full information about the ESC, that will hit the stores in October, will become available soon.

Source: EZPower [ezpower.it]

Friday, September 19, 2014

Smokem Racing LCG touring car chassis

Smokem Racing LCG touring car chassis

Smokem Racing has introduced its range of LCG low centre of gravity chassis for three of the most popular electric tourers on the market as are the Tamiya TRF418, Xray T4’14, Yokomo BD7 2014 and BD7. Made from premium 7075-T6 aluminium for a maximum in durability, Smokem’s LCG chassis feature strategically located cutouts for improved flex characteristics and reduced weight compared to other alloy chassis on the market. At 2mm thick and weighing approximately 25-30g more than the IIX-series of chassis, the LCG chassis will substantially lower the centre of gravity of the tourer and they are ideal for higher traction carpet and asphalt surfaces where traction rolling is a problem. Using the LCG chassis in these conditions will make the car more stable, easier to drive and less “edgy”. The extra flex created by the strategically placed cutouts means that the LCG chassis will also work well on medium traction conditions and with a wider setup window.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Team Associated Apex Scion Racing FR-S Drift

Team Associated Apex Scion Racing FR-S Drift

Team Associated’s Apex Scion Racing FR-S RTR kit is now also available in a drift version with hard plastic drift-style tyres. Otherwise the Drift spec kit sports the same features as the standard RTR package such as a factory assembled 4WD chassis, a Reedy 3300kv brushles motor and water-resistant XP SC500-BL brushless speed controller. Also included is a 2.4GHz radio system, a 6-cell NiMH Reedy WolfPack battery and a delta peak wall charger.

Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]

Friday, September 19, 2014

Avid carbon fibre touring car option parts

Avid carbon fibre touring car option parts

Avid have a range of optional carbon fibre parts for the Xray T4, Team Associated TC6.2 and the Yokomo BD7 available. The line-up includes 2.0mm carbon chassis, 2.0mm and 1.5mm top decks, as well as 2.0mm shock towers with all parts being direct replacements for the kit items. The chassis allow to lower the centre of gravity and the roll centres more than stock and they are specially cut to ensure equal twisting resistance side to side. Also the chassis shape is smoothed to keep droop screw platforms from digging into the track during hard cornering. Different thickness top decks help to fine-tune the chassis stiffness to adapt the cars for both carpet and asphalt racing. The shock tower are available separately for the front and rear and as combo sets including both the front and rear shock stay.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

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