Capricorn have introduced an updated front bumper for the C803 1/8th on-road car. The part features a higher rib in the rear section that leads to increased overall stiffness while the updated design also allows to mount the front body posts directly onto the bumper, doing away with the need to use an upper plate. Using bumper-mounted body posts will improve the overall downforce available and the bumper is usable on all of Capricorn’s 1/8th on-road cars. An extra upper plate is included in the set to further strengthen the front area but it is only usable with C803 based cars.
SWorkz have introduce two new chassis reinforcement braces for their S35E based vehicles. The braces attach to the lower chassis right between the front and rear chassis braces and they will reduce chassis pitch to protect the centre driveshaft while remaining chassis flex. Coming as lightweight aluminium or +20g brass variant, the braces will fit the S35E, S35-TE, Zeus and Apollo kits.
Coming from RC Speed Secrets and made for the Team Associated B64 and B64D are the carbon fibre LCG Relocation shock towers and a carbon fibre front upper deck. Starting with the shock towers, RCSS relocated the holes to align the camber link above the hinge pin and added some extra LCG tuning hole options in the same position. The result is a car that tracks better while promoting sweeping turns versus more choppy turning. The towers also offer more tuning options for higher traction surfaces like carpet, turf, and high bite clay. Although in testing showed that it is best to run both front and rear LCG towers, Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin just used the rear tower to take a 2nd overall at the recent International Offroad Carpet Championship.
Coming from Team C Racing is a soldering jig for a range of electric high-power connectors. The tool can hold T-type, XT and Mini-T connectors as well as a range of bullet-type plugs during soldering, ensuring more convenient, save and accurate soldering jobs. The jig is machined from aluminium, it comes anodised and with engraved markings. Using the jig is simple as its clamping design does not require additional tools.
Coming from Arrma are the all-new Granite and Fazon Mega SRS ready-to-run trucks. The 1/10th scale 2WD vehicles are based on a newly designed mid motor plastic monocoque chassis that was developed around a highly versatile battery compartment that allows to run the trucks with the new Arrma 18650 LiIon single cell batteries or your choice of standard 6-cell NiMH or 2S LiPo batteries. Using the company’s 3.7V LiIon cells reminds of using a toy as they are side-loaded into the battery compartment and using one, two or three pairs of batteries allows to double or triple the running time of the truck. Other features include a tough transmission with metal-geared differential, wide transmission gears as well as oil-filled shock absorbers and waterproof electronics. The sets are rounded off by pre-painted body shells, grippy dBoots tyres and a 2.4GHz radio system and a charger. Both the Granite monster and Fazon race truck are available in two different body colours and they will hit stores soon.
Protoform have introduced their long-awaited Type-S and MS7 190mm electric touring car body shells. First up is the aggressively shaped Type-S, a high downforce body for modified classes or any other track condition or class where more grip is needed. It was shaped to offer ultra-precise steering characteristics and superior rear grip and was extensively tested to handle track surfaces such as ETS carpet, outdoor or indoor asphalt, even the new high-grip CRC black carpet. With PRO-Lite bodies now being the standard for indoor carpet racing, the overall stiffness of the body was taken into consideration. Added ridges along the hood, a-pillar and trunk bed provide rigidity even in thinner materials giving less body tuck and less flex while not sacrificing performance. A small deck lid spoiler also adds both rigidity and rear grip. The critical tuning aid of body positioning is once again made easier with mounting marks inside the front wheel arches. Positions for 0, +2mm, +4mm and +6mm are scribed in for convenience. The Type-S is Global Body Spec compliant and fully EFRA (#4056) and ROAR approved and it is available in both lightweight and PRO-lite weight. Included are a Protoform decal sheet, window masks, overspray film and metric wing mounting hardware.
JConcepts have introduced their new Strike 3 body shell for the Mugen MBX7R buggy. The body samples elements from its famous relatives the Finnisher, Silencer and Striker but packs a slightly refined image. The base enhancements to the design come from the parallel to chassis side pods, that look traditional with 1/8th buggies of the past. A large rear-end winglet has been added to aid in the rear traction stability as well as stopping force. The offset of the race proven shell provides a compact fit for fuel tank, linkage and air filter assembly while the heavy channeling on the front windshield keeps the Strike 3 aligned at high-speed. Just behind the engine head, a sleek up-rising flows from the body like running water and a sharp rise in the rear wicker blocks flow to the rear tower and redirects to the rear wing area. The clear body set includes window templates and a decal sheet and it is a direct fit for the MBX7R.
The latest merchandise from Matrix is a black FlexFit cap. Available in S/M or L/XL sizes, the hat features a grey Matrix Racing Tires logo with white outline and it sports a curved bill for a more old school look compared to today’s flat bill offerings.