McFactory have introduced more aluminium chassis conversions for 1/12th scale pan cars. The range will also include chassis and power pod sets for the TOP Rebel 12 v2, the Serpent S120 LTR, Team Associated R12 5.2 and the CRC XTI WC. All are made using high-quality aluminium and they help to settle down the cars when running in high-bite track conditions.
T.O.P. Racing have first images of their forthcoming Rebel F1X formula pan car available. No detailed features are known yet but looking at the preview images the car is based on a class-standard carbon fibre chassis with link-type rear suspension. The chassis seems to allow the use of inline or transversally mounted shorty LiPo packs and it sports an adjustable low-profile servo mount whose mounting angle can be altered using several mounting points for the aluminium mount. Up front the car features fixed lower A-arms with the upper arms being attached to the front aluminium bulkhead using pivot joints. Both the upper and lower arms are made of carbon fibre sheet material that use composite adapters to mount the steering knuckles to. More information and images should become available in time for the release.
CML Distribution, CML France and Novarossi have announced that former French Champion and European Finalist Jerome Sartel has chosen to use TOP Elite engines as his power for the 2015 1/8th nitro off-road season. Being free to select any engine for his TLR 8ight chassis, Jerome was in an enviable position to test and research a number of motors before committing to a final manufacturer. After extensive testing Jerome felt that TOP Elite engines were the perfect partner, and the ideal power package to allow him get the best performance from his 8ight buggy and truggy platforms.
New from Novarossi comes the 2015 Elite range of TOP engines for off-road and on-road applications. Starting with the top-of-the-foodchain Elite 8 Off Road, the engine is of a long stroke design and features an 8-port sleeve. Coming with a turbo glowplug combustion camber insert and 14mm turbo crankshaft the engine is available with standard steel or high-quality ceramic ball bearings.
T.O.P. introduce this optional steering post mount for the Sabre S4 touring car kit. Machined from aluminium and coming red anodised the part mounts atop the steering bellcranks and allows to stiffen the front end of the chassis by coupling the mount and the top deck. Included comes mounting hardware and a spacer that places between the Y-shaped mount and the top deck.
New from T.O.P. Racing and made for the Sabre S4 touring car is an improved gear differential housing set. Design changes and new O-rings for the outdrives and pulley minimise oil-leakage and increase the efficiency of the diff.
New from T.O.P. Racing comes an aluminium main chassis plate for the Sabre S4 touring car. Designed specifically for very high traction track surfaces, such as carpet, the additional stiffness compared to the standard carbon fibre chassis gives the car more stability and steering response. The chassis come anodised in gun metal colour and it is a direct replacement for the kit part.
T.O.P. Racing have new front and rear wings for formula 1 cars available. They resemble the “low nose, high rear wing” appearance of 1990’s F1 cars and are made from durable material. The wings are usable on the T.O.P. Rebel R-F01 as well as Tamiya-standard F1 kits and they come in black or white colour.