Coming from CSO are 4.5mm offset aluminium wheel adapters for 1/8th GT and off-road cars. The specific width of the adapters can greatly improve the cornering ability of GT cars, making for less understeering and thus faster corner speeds. The parts are machined from high-quality aluminium, they come laser-etched and in black, orange or blue colour.
Reds Racing have introduced their all-new M7 WCS V3.0 Factory Tuned 3.5cc nitro on-road engine. It features a new crankshaft for increased power output and reliability as it is made from a specially-coated carbon steel. A silicone filling of the crankshaft reduces the inertia of rotation and the engine also comes with a new cooling system and a Japan-made 7x19x6mm front bearing. The package is rounded out by a redesigned crankcase and combustion camber insert as well as the Gen2 venturi and a new low-speed needle.
Team Associated designer Kody Numedahl, who is attending the EOS season finale at the Nurburgring in Germany, talks us through his latest creation, the B6, which is making its competition debut this weekend.
Hobby Pro USA have introduced their new 24K gold-plated stainless steel screws. Made from high-grade 12.9 steel for reduced wear and sporting a 24K gold-coating the 3mm fasteners are available as counter sunk or button head variant in six different dimensions and as 10-piece packs, covering most 1/10th scale applications.
Coming from Intech Racing is a revised ball differential for the ER-12M 2.0 and ER-12M 2.0 Lite buggies. The new diff now features 14 ceramic diff balls instead of 12 carbide balls for smoother operation and less slipping. In addition, the 52T diff gear, male diff outdrive, and diff clutch spring have all been revised and will now be standard in the kit. These changes are meant to improve the performance of the ER-12M 2.0 Buggy with a smoother and easier to adjust ball differential. On top of this Intech offers a free exchange program for the old specification diff with customers receiving the revised diff when sending the old one to the national distributors.
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.
Team Associated have introduced the RC8B3 V2 differential sets for both the nitro and electric-powered variants. They feature a new internal bevel gear set to make the strongest tooth form with optimal fluid shear characteristics, ensuring long life and the broadest working spectrum for almost all track conditions. The outdrives have been re-worked to make for a perfect bearing surface for smooth differential action under any load. The diff case and inserts were tooled for the highest in precision, giving proper gear backlash every time. Hardened steel, straight-cut bevel gears or spurs cap the system off.
Having been teasing a new 2wd buggy over the past week on social media, Team Associated have finally announced the new B6 and B6D 2wd buggies. Out of the box, the B6 offers racers a setup developed for high to very-high traction, whereas the B6D excels when traction is low to high. Racing at multiple tracks, or where traction changes throughout the day, has never been easier; setups and tuning parts are interchangeable between the two configurations, making the B6 platform extremely versatile. The most obvious differences between both cars is the transmission with the B6 featuring a laydown 3 gear transmission with lower CG and reduced polar moment while the Dirt version has a standup 3 gear transmission with the weight more to the rear for increased rear traction. The B6 also comes equipped with a gear diff as well as gull wing arms and a wide front tower for increased on power steering where as the B6D is equipped with ball diff, flat arms and a narrow front tower for more responsive steering and quicker release out of the corner.