Speed Passion have introduced the latest incarnation of their SP1 1/10th formula car kit, the SP1.1. The revised kit will include several improvements such as a new carbon fibre caster block, a new upper deck with in-line stiffener for increased longitudinal chassis stiffness and it comes with a new aluminium 7075 servo mount and a big bore centre shock absorber. Other features include a new centre friction tube, pure carbon fibre chassis and upper deck, aircraft-grade 7075-T6 alloy parts and carbon-reinforced composite parts. Included with the kit are also several option parts such as a 30mm high-speed motor cooling fan, a front and rear wing set, a Speed Passion Mk1 body shell, and also a motor heatsink. The kit is available separately or as a combo set including a Speed Passion Competition 3.0 21.5T brushless motor and a Reventon Stock Club Race speed controller.
Coming from Arrowmax is a 1/10th touring car specific tool set. It includes 1.5mm, 2.0mm, and 3.0mm hex wrenches, a 3.0mm suspension arm reamer, a 7mm nut driver as well as a small body post reamer and pair of spring steel turnbuckle wrenches in 3mm and 4mm sizes. All this is housed in an Arrowmax-branded and zipped V2 tool bag for easy and secure storage and transportation.
Pro Star R/C have introduced new carbon fibre and Kevlar option parts for JQRacing’s THE Car 1/8th scale buggy. First up are blue or gold Kevlar shock towers that are made using a special super hybrid Kevlar composite that not only adds visual impact but it also is structurally stronger and more durable than standard carbon fibre composites. The parts are made using a blue or gold carbon fibre layer over the Kevlar segement while being based on a carbon fibre core. Available for the front and rear of the buggy, the shock towers are also lighter than the stock parts for an overall lower centre of gravity.
Coming from LRP is the all-new ZZ.21C Ceramic Square Stroke 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. Follow-up model of the popular ZZ.21C Ceramic Long Stroke, the engine is of a square stroke design for linear throttle feel yet high low end torque and exceptional mileage. The precision-balanced 14mm crankshaft sports a DLC coating for improved durability while a silicone insert optimises mixture flow. Other features include a rear ceramic bearings, a lightweight piston and rod for higher RPM and increased performance while specially shaped carburettor needles make for a smoother throttle response and longer run times. The package is rounded out by a new low-profile cooling head and a set of 6.0mm and 6.5mm venturi inserts.
Team Associated have introduced the Factory Team adjustable graphite bellcrank arm for the B64 line of 1/10th 4WD buggies. Using the arm adds more steering options to the buggy as moving the ball stud into different hole locations allows the driver to adjust the rate of the steering rack. The forward hole has the quickest, most responsive steering feel while the middle hole is stock ball stud location. Rear hole will be less responsive, giving the numbest feel, by slowing down the steering rack rate. The arm is machined from high-quality graphite laminate and it is a direct replacement for the stock arm.
In addition to the V1 200mm nitro touring car wing end plates we reported about yesterday, Black Fabrica have now introduced the V2 variants featuring a 45 degree chamfer. Precision-cut to 50mm x 35mm dimensions from 0.5mm 6k twill weave carbon fibre the IFMAR-legal V2 end plates sport a 10mm 45 degree chamfer in the rear lower corner for added looks. The set includes three left and three right hand plates in either high gloss or satin finish and they fit all IFMAR-legal 200mm touring car rear wings.
Another day, another piece in the puzzle of Tamiya’s forthcoming all-new M-07 Concept M-chassis kit. Tamiyablog have released a first image of what appears to be the production ready car with the photo making it easy to spot the new exoframe design that also made the company’s TA-07 touring car famous. No news so far on an exact release date but expect the kit to hit stores about end of June.
HB Racing have released a first teaser image of their soon-to-be-released D817T 1/8th scale nitro truggy. Based off of the World Championship winning D817 buggy the truggy is expected to taking over many design ideas of its buggy sibling such as a symmetrical chassis design, improved differential access, a new rear hub design, redesigned engine mount and more. All details and images are expected to surface in time for the release.