Italian company RC-Project have introduced a set of aluminium steering posts for the Mugen MBX8 buggy. They are machined from high-grade 7075-T6 Ergal and come with a 50µ thick hard coating for wear. The posts weigh in at only 4.9g a pair and while being light of weight they are also ver durable.
Xpress have introduced a carbon fibre bumper support plate for the Execute XQ1 and the forthcoming XQ1S touring car. The part is machined from high-quality cabin fibre and it is a direct replacement for the standard moulded composite item. Included beside the upper plate are also suitable bushings and mounting hardware.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new titanium-coated aluminium axle housings for the Traxxas TRX-4 trail truck. The housings are available separately for the front or the rear of the truck and their wear-reducing titanium coat and machined silver edge details make for that extra bling owners are looking for. In addition to looking cool the parts also add durability and they are usable with the original or after market diff covers.
T-Works have introduced a range of lightweight aluminium wheel nuts for the Mugen MBX series of buggies and GT cars. The wheel hex adapters are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and they come hard-coated for wear. Excessive machining greatly reduces the overall weight for lower rotational masses while adding a bit of visual impact at the same time. The wheel hubs are available as a 4-piece 0mm offset set and also as 2-piece +1mm or +2mm sets that help to increase the track width when conditions call for it. All three types are usable with kits such as the MBX8, MBX7/R, MGT7 and MBX6.
1up Racing have introduced their all-new Pro Pit iron that is available for pre-order now. With its included 24V power source, the Pro Pit iron heats and is ready to use in under ten seconds. An easy-to-read LCD display offers accurate adjustment of the 100-400°C (200-750°F) temperature range. The 1up Boost mode offers a nearly instant temperature increase to 450°C (850°F) at the press of a button, making easy work of thick gauge wires. The iron automatically cools to 200°C after two minutes of inactivity to prolong the life of the tip, and shuts down completely after ten minutes of inactivity.
Schumacher have introduced the new Contact Grip-R, a specially formulated tyre additive for rubber tyres for both carpet and tarmac conditions. It is a thin-style additive which is very good in low to medium traction conditions. Thinner additives have been finding favour on tarmac on the new style rubber tyres such as the Rush 32/36 and the BRCA Sweep tyres and this additive is an ideal solution to provide that extra grip. The tyre sauce comes in a large 100ml bottle with sponge applicator.
Coming soon from SkyRC is the B6 Nano 320W DC micro multi-chemistry charger. It measures a compact 76x85x37mm and weighs in at only 130g but packs a bunch of features such as a 50×37.5mm black screen display, touch buttons, up to 15A charging current, and 6S LiPo-compatibility. A LiHV mode allows to use the device with the latest generation of high-voltage LiPo batteries and thanks to Bluetooth connectivity the charger can controlled, monitored and upgraded using iOS or Android mobile device apps.
Hiro Seiko have made a running change to their range of 48 pitch and 64 pitch aluminium pinion gears that now come with a new hard-anodised surface and MoS2 treatment. The 48 pitch gears come in 31 sizes from 13T to 43T while the 64 pitch pinions are available in 43 sizes of 16T to 48T. All are cut from high-quality aluminium, they sport a hard-anodised surface for wear and are Molybdenum-coated for minimised friction.