CRC have introduced their new Gen-X 10 R/T World GT-R pan car kit. Building on the proven Gen-X 10 200mm World-GT car the R/T features design tweaks especially aimed at the rubber tyre GT-R class. The kit features a slider rear pod for rear axle height adjustments without shims or insets, the chassis allows for multiple battery configurations including 2S shorty, saddle, square and full packs while using a 1S battery allows for inline, transverse, forward and back mounting positions. Other features include a fully adjustable front end including width, caster, camber and toe settings, with the front width being adjustable using different hole positions in the front end plates. The EZ-center servo mount helps to perfectly centre the steering servo and the middle shock absorber can be placed in several positions. Finally comes the full carbon Pro-Diff axle for low rotational masses. The kit will ship from early July.
Coming from Team Corally is the Eclips 2100 dual output AC/DC multi-chemistry charger. With its 100W of charge power the device offers up to 10A charge current at channel 1 and up to 6A at channel two while an intelligent charge power distribution splits the available charge power between the two. Multi-chemistry-ready the charger can handle up to 6S LiXX packs, including LiHV batteries, up to 15 cell NiXX and also 2 to 20V lead-acid batteries. The two high-contrast displays help to monitor all of the batteries’ vital signs and two integrated, temperature-controlled fan units keep the internal temperatures at bay.
Xray have introduced new graphite suspension arms for the RX8 1/8th on-road car. Moulded in a special graphite composite material the arms are significantly harder than the standard parts, making them ideal for high to very high grip tracks and also high ambient temperatures. Due to being less flexible the suspension parts make for a more precise handling and improved traction. Available are front and rear upper and lower arms with all parts being symmetrical, allowing to use them on both sides of the car.
Japanese company Active Hobby Products have introduced their new EPT bulkhead setup block tool. Taking the idea of a bulkhead alignment tool a step further, the block also takes spool and diff axle alignment into consideration. First up the tool helps to align both the left and right hand bulkhead halves with an axle shaft dummy then also allowing to check the clearance and proper fit of the eccentric bearing and belt tensioner inserts while also allowing to check for any misalignment as result of a crash. Machined from aluminium and available in a range of colours, the tool is usable for 20mm bulkhead width cars such as the ARC R11 and R10 as well as 22mm kits such as the TRF419 and Yokomo BD7.
Samix have released a floating steering system for the new TRF419X touring car. Building on the design of the previous TRF419 variant, the new set respects the changes made to the “X” kit while retaining the overall idea of lifting the steering bellcrank posts from the chassis to the upper servo mount brace in order to achieve improved front chassis flex while also reducing the negative influence of chassis flex on the steering output. Included in the kit come new inner and outer aluminium servo mount brackets, aluminium bellcrank posts and a carbon fibre upper plate.
New from Gravity RC comes a ceramic-coated steel ball bearing kit for the Team Associated B5, B6 and B6D. This upgrade kit has a total of 14 ceramic-coated steel ball bearings which replaces the gearbox and four corners of the Team Associated B5 and also the newest B6 and B6M off-road buggies. The bearings come lightly oiled and will reduce the drivetrain drag for upped acceleration and top speed especially in stock racing classes.
T-Works have introduced two new turnbuckle sets for the Team Associated TC7 touring car. Available as hybrid mixed titanium and aluminium set, made up using titanium links and anodised alloy hex centres, and also as standard all-titanium offering, the sets include seven turnbuckles and a suitable 4mm wrench. The tie rods are made of high-quality titanium and they not only are light of weight but also very durable.
Samix have introduced a carbon fibre radio plate conversion kit for the Serpent Cobra GT. The whole assembly is meant to offer increased rigidity for improved steering response while also being very light of weight at the same time. It allows to use hump or straight-type receiver battery packs with the hump pack configuration offering two different mounting positions to fine-tune the car’s weight distribution. The conversion also allows for easier mounting of the throttle linkage, it fits all Serpent Cobra GP cars and includes all needed hardware.