European X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced a new range of high-quality titanium screws. The M3 fasteners are available as countersunk and button head variants and come in various length including 6mm, 8mm and 10mm. The screws are available in packs of ten from now on.
Airflow RC Racing Bodies from Italy have introduced the new Laminar buggy body shell for the Team Associated RC8B3.1. The special design, that shows very flowing lines, will make for a more neutral handling buggy especially at higher speeds and while jumping. In addition the body stands out from the current trend of “boxy” lids and it is usable also on the electric-powered RC8B3.1e buggy. The body comes moulded from clear high-quality polycarbonate and it is available now.
Coming from Italian company 7075 Special Parts is the Air Killer air remover tool for shock absorbers and gear differentials. The compact device will create a vacuum, without the need for an additional pump, that removes air bubbles that can occur in freshly-built shocks and diffs and that are known to hamper performance and consistency. The tool, made using high-quality 7075 alloy, sports an inner shock and diff stand for convenient use with flashy black and white graphics making it stand out.
WRC Racing keep updating their range of nitro and electric on-road kits with the latest being the GTX 1/8th car that has received a make-over and is now called the GTX 1.4. Subtle changes were made to areas such as the radio plate that sports an innovative floating design up front to optimise the chassis’ flex characteristics. Also new are redesigned servo mounts for a lower centre of gravity, the belt tensioner underwent an update and the kit features reinforced belts for greater durability. Last but not least comes a new, adjustable rear body mount. The GTX 1.4 is available now.
Yeah Racing’s recently introduced aluminium essential conversion kit for the Tamiya M07 M-chassis car is now also available in black colour. The set includes ball-raced C-hubs for a more precise and smooth front suspension and steering action, it utilises alloy front knuckles was well as 3 degree toe rear alloy uprights for improved precision especially on higher grip surfaces. Also included are lower A-arms that use O-rings to prevent the droop screws from getting loose over time and disturbing the suspension setting.
European X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced a new motor bag for nitro on-road engines. The bag measures 220x290x60mm and it sports pre-cut protective inner foams to ensure safe storage and transportation of .12 or .21 on-road or off-road engines. Each bag can take up to two power plants and the bag, made from tough fabric, features a sturdy handle, a durable zipper and a transparent pocket to easily mark the bag in case more than one is in use.
Xpress have introduce a set of 4.8mm low profile ball ends for the Execute XQ1 touring car. They replace the standard closed-type ball ends with open type variants that allow for greater wheel clearance when used on the outer camper link positions. In addition the hard-composite ball ends will provide greater durability. Xpress has also announced a free upgrade program with existing XQ1 owners can receive a full set free of charge when contacting their Xpress dealer.
Coming from Exotek and made for the TLR 22-4 2.0 1/10th 4WD buggy is a 13.5 spec centre spool set. The super light slipper lock-out conversion greatly reduces the rotating mass of the 22-4 drive line for improved acceleration and lower motor temps which is needed in the very competitive 13.5 spec classes. The complete stock slipper assembly weighs in at 32g while the complete Exotek spool is only 19.7g. The axle is made of titanium to reduce weight but maintain durability and the locking plates are lightened polished aluminium. These eliminates the heavy steel shaft, slipper pads, springs and plates all while using the TLR spur gears and pulleys for easy replacement when needed. Due to the lightweight nature of the conversion it is recommended for 13.5T and 17.5T motors.