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August 29, 2016

Modify clamp-type aluminium servo arms

Modify clamp-type aluminium servo arms

Modify have introduced their new clamp-type aluminium servo arms. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming anodised in shiny orange or black colour the arms offer very high rigidity, and due to being of a clamp design they make for extra security in case the main servo screw becomes loose or falls off during a run. The servo arm comes in 23T, 24T and 25T spline configuration for all of today’s popular servos and they are available now.

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August 28, 2016

Gravity RC Wheel Well Tracing kit

Gravity RC Wheel Well Tracing kit

Coming from Gravity RC is the Wheel Well Tracing kit. It is designed to make cutting touring car wheel wells easy and accurate. Simply cut a small slot in the body’s wheel well, thread on the included axle extension and secure the tracing plate to the axle extension. the 63mm trace plate will now be on the outside of the body and perfectly placed to trace the wheel well around it with a marker. The kit includes two axle extensions and two tracing plates.

Source: Gravity RC [teamgravityrc.com]


August 27, 2016

MIP B6 series 17.5 Race topshaft

MIP B6 series 17.5 Race topshaft

MIP have introduced the 17.5 Race topshaft for the Team Associated B6 series of buggies. The part offers a 30 percent decreased tooth width and an 18 percent weight reduction equating to less drag and less overall rotating mass when compared to its OEM counterpart. The ultra-light topshaft is made out of 7075-T6 aluminium and finished off with a premium strength high-grade hard-anodised coating.

Source: MIP [miponline.com]


August 26, 2016

Zen Racing RXGT12 1/12th scale pan car kit

Zen Racing RXGT12 1/12th scale pan car kit

Zen Racing have introduced their new RXGT12 pan car kit for the popular GT12 racing class. With a focus on a simple and easy to work on design the car features simplifications where needed while maximising the important aspects to improve handling and performance. The car utilises a black-anodised aluminium main chassis for a low centre of gravity, a low CG rear pod design and a 3-bolt rear diff assembly with thrust bearing. The front ride height is easily adjusted using supplied shims with the front suspension also featuring spring steel axles and flanged ball bearings. Rear tweak adjustments are performed using side springs inside the damper tubes and the fully adjustable rear ride height can be fine-tuned using the included adjusters. A delrin pivot hole makes for bind free rear pod action and also part of the package are hard-coated pivot and stud balls, aluminium servo posts, black aluminium turnbuckles, a Kimbrough servo saver and a 66T 48 pitch spur gear. The kit is rounded out by a set of wheels and tyres.

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August 26, 2016

Muchmore Fleta Pro V2 brushless speed controller

Muchmore Fleta Pro V2 brushless speed controller

Coming soon from Muchmore is the Fleta Pro V2 brushless speed controller. The upgraded ESC features the all-new Flow-Max2 aluminium heatsink case that now only improves heat dissipation but it also allows to route the receiver and switch wires on the left or right hand side of the case, depending on the preferred layout. Additionally the on/off switch is now of a plug-able design, allowing to use it or to leave it away – the latter leaves the controller permanently switched on. The option of dropping the switch makes for an overall cleaner wiring while also eliminating a possible error source. Also new with the V2 is the ability to use a fan extension wire to power an additional motor fan without soldering it to the battery terminals and on top of this the speedo now supports HV servos by offering a powerful 6V/7.4V 8A BEC system.

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August 26, 2016

PR Racing SB401 11 degree aluminium C-hubs

PR Racing SB401 11 degree aluminium C-hubs

UK PR Racing distributors Inside Line Models have introduced new optional caster hubs for the PR Racing SB401 buggy platform. The 11 degree caster block gives an alternative to the kit supplied 5 degree block, and the existing 8 degree option. The increased caster calms down initial steering, and provides a more predictable car with improved stability on bumpy sections. The parts come machined from aluminium, they are gun metal anodised and laser-etched for easy identification.

Source: Inside Line Models [insidelinemodels.com]


August 26, 2016

Kyosho Mini-Z MR-03VE Pro MM2 chassis set

Kyosho Mini-Z MR-03VE Pro MM2 chassis set

Kyosho have introduced the Mini-Z MR-03VE Pro MM2 chassis set. With its performance defining midship motor mount, new MM2 motor case allows the longer (94mm) wheelbase to be used. The existing MM motor case design can be used with the LL/98mm, 3L/102mm and 4L/106mm wheelbases, but the new MM2 motor case can be used with L, LL and 3L wheelbases. Also, compared to the existing RM motor case, mass balance is optimised to improve cornering performance and minimise tipping due to high side on hybrid surfaces. These performance features provide a huge advantage in the JSCC class with the narrow body required by the regulations. In addition, axle adjustment spacers allow changes to the rear axle shaft height and together with the new plastic friction shock, precision setting according to road surface conditions are possible. The kit, that comes without tyres, wheels and bodyshell, utilises the MHS2.4GHz system, which is usable with the optional KO Propo-made Synchro EX-6 transmitter, making for ultra-fast response.

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August 26, 2016

New Exotek Tamiya touring car options released

New Exotek Tamiya touring car options released

Exotek have introduced new option parts for a range of Tamiya touring cars. First up are aluminium 4 degree C-hubs for the TRF419 and Evo6. Precision-machined from 7075 aluminium and coming black anodised and with Titanium-Nitride coated knuckle bushings the parts offer improved durability and rigidity over the stock nylon hubs. This leads to a more consistent handling especially in high-grip conditions. Machined to a lightweight 8 grams per pair the parts, that also fit the TRF418 and TA07 cars, additionally offer tighter tolerances thanks to the included high-precision bushings.

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