Ruddog have introduced their new aluminium clamping servo arms. Made from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium the arms are of a clamping design meaning they will stay in place even when the actual servo arm screw is coming loose, while their high rigidity will make for improved steering precision compared to standard composite arms. The arms are available in a 10.8mm and standard offset variant, they sport 16mm and 20mm ball stud mounting positions, and are usable with all 25T spline servos while coming in the three different colours of red, blue and black.
Schumacher have introduced the new Pro front roll bar kit for the Cat K2 4WD buggy. Tested by Schumacher’s high-level drivers, such as Michal Orlowski, the updated design makes for improved performance especially on high-grip tracks, and super-fast roll bar changes. Adjustable linkages help with roll bar tweak adjustment and included with the set come four different, colour-coded anti-roll bars.
Italian company DKT have introduced their new 3-shoe lightweight clutch for 1/8th nitro GT cars. Based off of the company’s off-road clutch the IFMAR-legal GT variant, made using anodised 7075 aluminium, is of a lightweight design thanks to additional machining, making for improved acceleration. The included alloy clutch shoes sport bronze inserts, such as found on engine conrods, to keep them from locking-up at high temperatures and to improve overall durability. All parts are made in Italy and the clutch fits most 1/8th nitro GT cars and it is available now.
Coming from RC-Aurora are wide angle aluminium driveshafts and aluminium motor mounts for Kyosho’s Mini-Z AWD cars. Starting with the driveshafts, the 6061 aluminium parts come precision-machined and thanks to their design the shafts offer improved steering throw, resulting in reduced wheel chatter at high steering angles. On top of this the wheel axles also feature longer threads for the wheel nuts, allowing to run larger wheel offsets with ease.
Reflex Racing have introduced hardened SKD-11 tool steel blade-less spool cups for the Xray T4 and a universal fan mount for the Xray T4 and Yokomo BD7-2016. Starting with the spool cups, the parts are machined from tool-grade SKD-11 steel, usually used to cut carbon steel and stainless steel, so these cups are made to last while being smooth and super-tough. On top of this the cups look pretty trick too and they come in packs of two.
Speedmerchant have introduced an aluminium main chassis kit for the Rev.8 1/12th scale pan car. A trend in electric touring car racing and now also swinging over to 1/12th scale pan cars are aluminium main chassis plates that make for a smoother ride and higher corner speeds on the latest generation of black high-grip carpets. Using an alloy chassis over the somewhat softer carbon parts will reducing corner digging while also allowing for a lower centre of gravity which further adds to a more pleasant car feeling. Above image of Speedmerchant’s chassis conversion is a production prototype with the actual chassis coming in an anodised satin black finished with carbon fibre battery locators and mounting hardware.
T-Works have introduced the new Tweak Terminator Ver.2 tool for the use with 1/10th 4WD touring cars. Building on the previous tweak eliminator tool the new version is of a 2-piece design for easier transportation and storage and with its two openings for the spur gear and antenna mount it is also usable with the latest generation of touring cars with low-profile shock towers.
VBC Racing have introduced new option parts for the Wildfire D08 and Firebolt DM/RM kits. First up is a 1-piece FR “C” suspension mount for the Wildfire D08. The solid design helps to reinforce the rear end of the chassis which can be beneficial especially on high-bite surfaces. The suspension hanger is a direct replacement and compatible with the D08’s composite inserts. The second new part is the rear aluminium suspension mount in 2 degree toe-in XW specification for the DM, DM2 and RM kits. The red anodised aluminium parts allows to run 2 degree of rear toe-in and it comes laser-etched for easy identification.