Coming from Gravity RC is the Wheel Well Tracing kit. It is designed to make cutting touring car wheel wells easy and accurate. Simply cut a small slot in the body’s wheel well, thread on the included axle extension and secure the tracing plate to the axle extension. the 63mm trace plate will now be on the outside of the body and perfectly placed to trace the wheel well around it with a marker. The kit includes two axle extensions and two tracing plates.
MIP have introduced the 17.5 Race topshaft for the Team Associated B6 series of buggies. The part offers a 30 percent decreased tooth width and an 18 percent weight reduction equating to less drag and less overall rotating mass when compared to its OEM counterpart. The ultra-light topshaft is made out of 7075-T6 aluminium and finished off with a premium strength high-grade hard-anodised coating.
Coming soon from Muchmore is the Fleta Pro V2 brushless speed controller. The upgraded ESC features the all-new Flow-Max2 aluminium heatsink case that now only improves heat dissipation but it also allows to route the receiver and switch wires on the left or right hand side of the case, depending on the preferred layout. Additionally the on/off switch is now of a plug-able design, allowing to use it or to leave it away – the latter leaves the controller permanently switched on. The option of dropping the switch makes for an overall cleaner wiring while also eliminating a possible error source. Also new with the V2 is the ability to use a fan extension wire to power an additional motor fan without soldering it to the battery terminals and on top of this the speedo now supports HV servos by offering a powerful 6V/7.4V 8A BEC system.
UK PR Racing distributors Inside Line Models have introduced new optional caster hubs for the PR Racing SB401 buggy platform. The 11 degree caster block gives an alternative to the kit supplied 5 degree block, and the existing 8 degree option. The increased caster calms down initial steering, and provides a more predictable car with improved stability on bumpy sections. The parts come machined from aluminium, they are gun metal anodised and laser-etched for easy identification.
Exotek have introduced new option parts for a range of Tamiya touring cars. First up are aluminium 4 degree C-hubs for the TRF419 and Evo6. Precision-machined from 7075 aluminium and coming black anodised and with Titanium-Nitride coated knuckle bushings the parts offer improved durability and rigidity over the stock nylon hubs. This leads to a more consistent handling especially in high-grip conditions. Machined to a lightweight 8 grams per pair the parts, that also fit the TRF418 and TA07 cars, additionally offer tighter tolerances thanks to the included high-precision bushings.
Coming from MIP and made for Team Associated’s sixth generation 1/10th off-road buggies is the Roller Pucks gear diff set. Usable with gear-diff-equipped B6, B6D and also the older B5-series buggies, the kit includes all needed parts to convert the standard drivetrain to Roller Pucks specifications. Part of the package are gear diff outdrives, R-CVD shiny bones, the Roller Pucks assembly as well as spacers and other small parts. The kit required the original CVA wheel axles and diff gear and it will become available by mid-September.
Yuki Model have introduced the iSDT SC-620 multi-chemistry DC charger. At 9 to 30VDC input the device allows for up to 20A of charge current thanks to its powerful 500W circuitry while 15W of discharge power make discharge rates of up to 5A possible. An integrated 1A balancer for up to 6S LiPo packs makes for swift, safe and convenient charging and balancing of LiXX battery packs and the charger is also usable with the latest generation LiHV packs. Sporting a plastic case, measuring 115x130x52mm and weighing in at 289g the device is a pretty compact affair and it becomes available by end of September.
BSR distributors Hoeco have introduced the new M-Pin and Lilly 1/8th buggy tyres as well as BSR’s new tyre compound. Starting with the M-Pin tyre, the unique medium pin tread was developed for racing on astro and carpet tracks. It comes in a new astro turf compound best suited for dry tracks while the tyre is also available in the proven, soft S compound for wet conditions. Also new is the Lilly called modern long-wear and multi-directional tyre. Designed to excel in all track conditions ranging from rough high-bite to polished low-bite tracks the tyre is meant to offer exceptional traction and a long tread life. The tyre is available in soft, super-soft and the all-new xtra-soft compound. Both tyres come pre-glued and in a zip bag for easy storage and transportation. View more images here