Coming from Exotek and made for the Tekno RC EB410 buggy is the new Edge lightweight body shell. The body was designed to sit 8mm lower than the kit shell to lower the overall centre of gravity while offering a new look. Exotek have also taken great care to still allow the mounting of the fan above the motor and still allow normal height or low profile servo use. Clean lines are used throughout for a clean “aero” downforce package yet allows easy custom painting thanks to the smooth and rounded corners. The Edge body weighs in at a svelte 27g unpainted versus the 37g stock unpainted body thanks to a premium lightweight thickness polycarbonate that is a proprietary custom produced material only for Exotek that is much stronger and longer lasting. Included with the body come window masks but no wing.
Coming from Exotek and made for the Xray XB2 and XB4 line of buggies are new aluminium and carbon fibre option parts. First up is a 3-gear laydown motor plate with spur gear shield for the XB2. The 1-piece motor plate weighs in at a lightweight 12.5g with vent opening improving airflow and cooling. An integrated spur gear shield keeps the buggy’s body from rubbing for increased spur gear and body life. The plate comes polished and black anodised for a factory look.
Exotek have introduced new option part for the Exo-Six conversion kit in the form of an aluminium gearbox set, carbon fibre shock towers and a 48 pitch main gear. Starting with the gearbox, the bulkhead is machined from 7075 alloy and provides a solid tweak-free design that is about 8g lighter than each of the stock plastic gear boxes for a substantially lower centre of gravity and thus improved chassis roll. New camber mounting points are more inboard for smoother handling when running longer camber link lengths and more robust to resist breakages as in the stock plastic mounts. Additional features include new centre hold sway bar guide for less weight and easier alignment and raised 2mm top plate mounts allow for easier access to the motor screws and battery plugs. Last but not least do precise bearing guides make for a much more free drive train versus stock.
Coming from Exotek and made for the TLR 22-4 2.0 1/10th 4WD buggy is a 13.5 spec centre spool set. The super light slipper lock-out conversion greatly reduces the rotating mass of the 22-4 drive line for improved acceleration and lower motor temps which is needed in the very competitive 13.5 spec classes. The complete stock slipper assembly weighs in at 32g while the complete Exotek spool is only 19.7g. The axle is made of titanium to reduce weight but maintain durability and the locking plates are lightened polished aluminium. These eliminates the heavy steel shaft, slipper pads, springs and plates all while using the TLR spur gears and pulleys for easy replacement when needed. Due to the lightweight nature of the conversion it is recommended for 13.5T and 17.5T motors.
Exotek have introduced a range of new option parts for the Tekno RC EB410 1/10th 4WD buggy in the form of rear locking hinge pins, heavy duty steel and brass suspension blocks as well as an aluminium steering rack. Starting with the rear hinge pins, the titanium locking/captured hinge pin set with 2mm hex head eliminates the problem of the rear hub hinge pins sliding out of the arms during impacts. The design securely holds the hinge pins and hubs in the rear arm, thanks to the captured pin and lock nut design.
Exotek have released their new Flite rear wheel axles for the Team Associated B6 series of buggies as well as steel puck pins for AE and TLR vehicles. Starting with the wheel axles, they are available for stock 65mm or optional 67mm driveshaft bones and offset hubs and are made of lightweight Ti6 titanium material for a low weight of 7g per pair. The axles are best suited for 17.5T classes and the 65mm variants also fit the older B5 series of buggies.
Exotek have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming EB Edge body shell for the Tekno RC EB410 1/10th 4WD off-road buggy. The shell is of an all-new design and despite offering a low slung appearance it will allow to run the top-mounted motor cooling fan. The shell will hit stores by the end of February.
Coming from Exotek and made for the Team Associated RC10F6 formula car are the new rear traction plate set and the adjustable front camber arm kit. Starting with the rear end, the rear traction plate set is a battery hold down conversion that adds rear end flex to the F6 chassis for improved traction in all conditions. The redesigned shock plate includes a battery hold down bar so that tape is not needed to hold down the battery, for easier more secure battery hold also with the benefit of added chassis flex. Also included are three extra soft top shock springs as an added tuning touch to increase rear grip on lower grip track or rubber tyre conditions. The conversion is usable with standard shorty LiPo packs and requires two new holes in the body shell for the repositioned body posts.