European X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced a new range of high-quality titanium screws. The M3 fasteners are available as countersunk and button head variants and come in various length including 6mm, 8mm and 10mm. The screws are available in packs of ten from now on.
Coming from Italian company 7075 Special Parts is the Air Killer air remover tool for shock absorbers and gear differentials. The compact device will create a vacuum, without the need for an additional pump, that removes air bubbles that can occur in freshly-built shocks and diffs and that are known to hamper performance and consistency. The tool, made using high-quality 7075 alloy, sports an inner shock and diff stand for convenient use with flashy black and white graphics making it stand out.
WRC Racing keep updating their range of nitro and electric on-road kits with the latest being the GTX 1/8th car that has received a make-over and is now called the GTX 1.4. Subtle changes were made to areas such as the radio plate that sports an innovative floating design up front to optimise the chassis’ flex characteristics. Also new are redesigned servo mounts for a lower centre of gravity, the belt tensioner underwent an update and the kit features reinforced belts for greater durability. Last but not least comes a new, adjustable rear body mount. The GTX 1.4 is available now.
Yeah Racing’s recently introduced aluminium essential conversion kit for the Tamiya M07 M-chassis car is now also available in black colour. The set includes ball-raced C-hubs for a more precise and smooth front suspension and steering action, it utilises alloy front knuckles was well as 3 degree toe rear alloy uprights for improved precision especially on higher grip surfaces. Also included are lower A-arms that use O-rings to prevent the droop screws from getting loose over time and disturbing the suspension setting.
Xpress have introduce a set of 4.8mm low profile ball ends for the Execute XQ1 touring car. They replace the standard closed-type ball ends with open type variants that allow for greater wheel clearance when used on the outer camper link positions. In addition the hard-composite ball ends will provide greater durability. Xpress has also announced a free upgrade program with existing XQ1 owners can receive a full set free of charge when contacting their Xpress dealer.
The world-famous Yatabe Arena in Tsukuba, Japan will play host for the 2018 IFMAR RC Drift World Cup from April 20th to 22nd. The race is organised by the R.C.D.C. Japan R/C Drift Community, that is spearheaded by Atsushi Ito and RC icon Masami Hirosaka, and the aim is to attract both current and future drift racers from around the world to compete in this exciting and constantly growing RC category. The race will be held in AWD and RWD classes and full information – including travel, hotel and sign-up information – can be found in the Stage 1 report here (large PDF file).
Available now is MR33’s new V3 Asphalt additive. It was developed especially for the use on asphalt as it is slightly thicker than the previous version. Furthermore the new formula was created to reduce the aggressiveness on tyres. This effect is a benefit especially for Formula cars that had to deal with some problems last season but the V3 test results showed high traction and less tyre wear. The traction compound comes in 100ml bottle with sponge applicator.
Infinity has released a new lightweight CVD rear drive shaft set for its IF14 electric touring car. The set is made up of new axle shafts that are made from an improved super hard heavy duty steel material. This has allowed grinding of the axle shafts to the extreme limit to achieve the lightest weight possible. Further reducing the CVD’s overall weight, the drive shaft are made from Japanese 7075-T6 aluminium featuring a black anodised finish and engraved with the Infinity logo. High precision finishing of all components that make up the CVD set ensures smooth operation eliminating any play and making for improved corner speed and throttle response. An M3 set screw is used for simple assembly of the universal joint.