Further expanding their line of Finnisher bodies, JConcepts have made their popular body shell available for the Agama A8 Evo. Increased windshield angle provides a steady force upfront during mid-flight wind gusts on large jumps while the forward cab placement changes performance / visible bias which helps steering rotation in low traction corners. A slightly channeled roof-line helps stabilize the vehicle at high-speed while the side-pods have been simplified and JC chamfered to remove unwanted changes in height to neutralize the at-speed handling. The chassis to body fit has been tightened up which eliminates empty voids that contribute to mid-flight directional changes rear of the cab has a new step feature which allows the placement of a secondary side window and also a louver which can be trimmed to allow air to escape at the top of the body.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - add a comment
New from JConcepts comes this replacement bulkhead center cap for the famous B44.2 buggy kit. The machined aluminum component, anodized in blue, is a handy replacement for the stock plastic unit and is a drop-on to the center slipper assembly. With the motor mount and bulkhead as one assembly in the B44 vehicle, temperatures peak out and transfer through the entire center assembly allowing the new cap to act with heat-sink capability. The stout design with external ribbing has increased strength over the plastic unit, is symmetrical in design and adds a higher level of detail and aesthetic appeal to an already championship vehicle.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - add a comment
Small adjustments matter when it comes to competitive racing and JConcepts is on top of the small adjustments with the release of this metric washer set. These washers are perfect for roll-center adjustments on 1/10th scale vehicles and are also extremely handy for shimming suspension components or common wheel base adjustments. The (.5, 1, 2 and 3mm) washers are constructed in aluminium, anodized blue and include 4 pieces of each thickness per package.
Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One of the best upgrades you can make to the Team Associated line of vehicles is a conversion to 12mm hex wheels. JConcepts has been on top of this conversion since its introduction with hex adapters and Mono wheels. A critical point of the conversion revolves around the front axle and surrounding geometry. Within the steering block the space is very tight and especially between the 2 front bearings where the front axles rests between the bearing bores in 1 plane and the king pin in the perpendicular plane. The JConcepts front axle design is based around high-grade titanium construction, an outer bearing crush step and an inner 4-40 locknut for security. The design eliminates c-clips, screws and other items which are hard to detect of issues which limit performance. Available or the B4.2, T4.2 and SC10, this free spinning design includes axles, 4-40 mini lock-nuts, thin axle shims, decal and assembly instructions.
Friday, May 10, 2013
JConcepts introduces an all new aluminium timing cover accessory for the Reedy Sonic motor. The aluminium acts as an additional heat sink transferring heat to an additional surface spreading the heat out over more area. The timing cover also has increased depth which allows more sensor wire plug protection in the event of a crash or collision. The timing cover is CNC machined, available in blue and black colors and includes upgraded hardware for installation. In addition, each cover also includes a molded sensor wire holder and hardware which routes wires in the up position which decreases possible wire snags or drop-outs which lead to unfinished races. Available in anodised blue or black.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
JConcepts celebrates their 10th anniversary with the release of a new limited edition T-shirt. From the prototype B4 Illuzion body and BJ4 competition 4wd buggy debut at the 2003 IFMAR Worlds all the way to the recent racing success during the 2013 Cactus Classic, JConcepts has transitioned throughout the years and ascended through the industry placing itself among the elite. The front of the new racing shirt showcases the most current JConcepts.net logo along with striker imagery, a large arrow which signifies moving forward with a bold 10 making the anniversary statement. The rear consists of a collage of championships and accomplishments which have been of great importance during an amazing 10 year run.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
JConcepts has reinvented the tire mounting rubber band. A uniquely molded design, specifically developed for tire mounting, the rubber band is produced in a high-elasticity material capable of stretching to a full assortment of different sized tires. Finely detailed array of handles are designed to ergonomically conform to your fingers so the user can deftly adjust the rubber band to the sidewall of each tire to apply the pressure where it is needed. The Satellite rubber bands are available in blue and black colors and will include 4 bands per package.
Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Seen first at the Worlds in Argentina and then used to win this year’s DNC, JConcepts have finally released the the Silencer for the RC8.2, a brand-new, ground up design which has new elements created for the highest speed circuits. A narrowed, Finnisher stance cockpit allows more fuel tank access a smoother high-speed transition and increased flow around the engine heat-sink. A deep recess around the heat-sink area with dual channeling out the rear provides air escape along with rear-end stability, while the Silencer side-pods have a clipped rear-end, narrowing the rear by angling just in front of the rear tires. The extended runner features are placed on the rear-end of the body enhancing the force placed on the rear pods during high-speed acceleration. The main pods are heavily chamfered and a more heat-shrink design over the pipe, fuel tank and electrical / linkage make up the main pods. The end result has the body looking extremely low-profile with heavy JConcepts edginess and appeal. The Silencer is capped off with a cock-pit “shark fin” for more high-speed tracking stability and increased roof stiffness.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013