Made for Serpent’s Project 4X touring car are T-Works’s new hard-coated 4.5mm aluminium pivot balls. Machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 material and coming with a hard-coated surface the ball ends offer a low weight and exceptional durability. They are equipped with a 2mm hex head and come in sets of four or 16 pieces.
Murfdogg have released their new Demon X spring car kit. Based on the company’s successful Demon gearbox platform, the new kit represents the next step in high-bite foam tyre sprint car racing. The car features a 2.5mm carbon fibre, engineered flex, dedicated direct-drive chassis that makes for optimised performance in high-traction wet clay, asphalt, and carpet track conditions. Murfdogg’s most complete sprint car offering to date, the Demon X includes a wide cage with newly designed machined side panels, hood, tail tank, lightweight 6×6″ wing and a “pretzel” front bumper system. The kit is available now.
Coming from Team Associated’s Qualifier Series of RTR vehicles is the SC28 Lucas Oil ready-to-run short course truck. Sporting Carl Renezeder distinctive livery the SC28 comes complete with everything needed in one box – ready to rip around the corners, fly over the jumps and speed across the finish line. The 175mm long 2WD micro truck weighs in at about 100g and it comes including an integrated speed controller/receiver unit, 2.4GHz radio system and the Carl Renezeder replica bodyshell.
Virtual RC have announced the addition of this year’s IFMAR 1/8th Gas Buggy World Championship track to VRC-Pro. With 2016 IFMAR World Champion David Ronnefalk on the VRC Worlds drivers list, this is your chance to re-live the 2016 IFMAR event in Las Vegas, trying to beat David on his own turf. 3D track designer and artist Tony West was pushed to the limit by the beta test team to make the track as close to the Worlds track as possible, including the many holes and bumps that occurred after all the hard racing during the event. Having to master such a beaten up track will present a new challenge and experience to VRC racers. The 2016 VRC Worlds kick off with 1/10th Short Course trucks on December 6th, then 1/8th E-Buggies will follow on the 13th, and 1/8th Nitro Buggies with David Ronnefalk on the 20th of December.
Japanese company Active Hobby Products have introduced new option parts for the Tamiya TA07 Pro touring car kit. First up is an aluminium motor plate machined from high-quality material and coming blue or black anodised. Extra machining makes for a lightweight yet sturdy construction that also incorporates belt tensioner functions thanks to adjustable pulley and bearing holder shafts.
Made for Kyosho’s MP9 TKI3 and TKI4 buggies is T-Works’s new carbon fibre AMB transponder mount. The part is cut from high-quality material and it fits right into the buggy’s radio plate assembly, making for low weight, good stability and improved looks. The plate is usable with all AMB-pattern transponders.
Coming from Exotek are a range of option parts for several popular 1/10th 2WD buggies such as the HB Racing D216, the TLR 22 3.0 and the Team Associated B6. Starting with the D216 part, the Flite motor plate is a fully CNC-machined affair made of high-quality 7075 aluminium. The vented design will keep the motor running cooler and longer for that extra edge. Aggressive cut outs allow the heat that builds up inside the gear cover to vent out thus lowering overall motor temperatures. The extra machining also reduces the weight down to 11.8g but the critical motor mounting areas are still intact to maintain solid motor mounting and gear mesh. Extra cut outs on the bottom side make sure that debris is ejected for free running gears. The part comes polished, anodised in black and laser-etched.
Coming from Reedy is the 540-SL4 sensorless brushless motor for ready-to-run vehicles. Due to its 4-pole configuration, the motor offers high power, efficiency and reliability as it is needed for demanding RTR applications. The 3300kV rating provides plenty of speed with 2S LiPo batteries but installing a 3S LiPo battery makes for even higher speeds. At the same time does a high-strength rotor provide plenty of torque and resists overheating better than 2-pole alternatives. The motor comes pre-wired with flexible silicone wires that ease wire routing in tight spaces and work in conjunction with 3.5mm bullet connectors to reduce power-robbing resistance and heat. The package is rounded out by triple insulated windings, a hardened steel shaft, and oversized ball bearings.