JConcepts Triple Dees 1/8th buggy tyres

JConcepts Triple Dees 1/8th buggy tyres

Coming from JConcepts are the Triple Dees 1/8th buggy tyres. The tyres sport a tread design that was developed for loose and tacky track conditions. Starting with finely spaced square mini lugs the tyre also features an overlapping and blended centre bar structure. The bar draws up the side of the pin to maintain all important support but the main stance is low so the tyre maintains its clean-out ability during acceleration. The main-stay of the tyre is the angled and sharp pins which spread across the carcass in an open pattern touching off the track surface. Near the side-wall the pins have been trimmed and angled to give racers a smooth driving experience as they enter and exit tacky turns or slightly rough terrain. The inside of the carcass includes a standardised triple radial rib design which helps control expansion during high-speed runs. The Triple Dees is available in grippy compounds such has blue, green and black and it comes including Dirt-Tech inserts and also as pre-mounts on white or yellow wheels.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Friday, February 12, 2016

Xray XB4 medium compound chassis side guards

Xray XB4 medium compound chassis side guards

Xray have introduced optional medium compound chassis side guards for the XB4 buggy. Softer than the kit side guards, they are a tuning aid for chassis flex adjustment. The medium-hardness side guards increase the torsional flex, leading to a softer overall chassis assembly and they are therefore recommended especially for low-traction tracks.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Friday, February 12, 2016

Xray T4 adjustable hard carbon fibre top deck

Xray T4 adjustable hard carbon fibre top deck

Coming soon from Avid and made for the Xray T4’16 is the adjustable 2.0mm hard carbon fibre top deck. The first of its kind, it allows to adjust the twisting stiffness in the front, simulating a 0.5mm soft top deck all the way to a 2.2mm hard top deck by simply sliding a clamp back and forth in the front. The rear section of the TD also allows a clamp adjustment which is only capable of stiffen the rear for advanced setup gurus. Five small position holes have been added on each rail to help with precise adjustment changing and monitoring and the deck is cut from 100 percent premium carbon fibre with layup angles balanced left and right to insure equal twisting resistance side to side. The top deck is recommended for use on all conditions, it fits the T4’16, ’15 and ’14 and it includes the upper deck, clamp, and an Avid mini decal.

The adjustment is explained here

Friday, February 12, 2016

Evo Zirkon Power 5000mAh LiPo battery pack

Evo Zirkon Power 5000mAh LiPo battery pack

New US company Evo have introduced their Zirkon Power 5000mAh LiPo battery pack. Built from lightweight yet powerful 40C cells the battery weighs in at only 230g, making it ideal for everyone who wishes to achieve a low overall vehicle weight without compromising runtime. The hardcase pack is of standard dimensions and it utilises 4mm connector tubes as well as a 2mm balancer port.

Source: Evo [evotechrc.com]

Friday, February 12, 2016

Avid Triad B5M/TLR22 direct drive set

Avid Triad B5M/TLR22 direct drive set

Avid have introduced the Triad direct drive set that allows stock racers to remove the entire clutch assembly for conditions where the driver feels having less rotating mass and zero slip except from the differential is beneficial. The unit is of a very lightweight design which was accomplished by removing all the plates and pads as well as the steel spring with a minimalist design done in aluminium. The DD plate is hard anodised for strength and the DD post is gutted for weight removal for a grand total of 0.8 gram. For B5M owners, there is also an included M4 aluminium flanged locknut to remove even more weight. The direct drive set is a direct fitment for Team Associated 5th generation vehicles such as the B5, T5 and SC5 and it is also usable on TLR22 and Kyosho RB6 kits with the latter requiring the Avid Triad Kyosho aluminium top shaft. The set will hit the stores soon.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Reedy Zappers high-voltage LiPo batteries

Reedy Zappers high-voltage LiPo batteries

Team Associated have introduced the Reedy Zappers high-voltage and high-performance battery packs. Originally referring to Reedy’s proprietary NiMH voltage enhancement technology, the new LiHV batteries offer a 7.6 nominal voltage which means that, with a suitable charger, the battery can be safely charged to 8.7V or 4.35V/cell. This makes the batteries ideal for outlaw racing series or bashing. When the typical 8.4V or 4.2V/cell charging limit is enforced, the battery still offers a significant advantage thanks to a flatter discharge curve, which results in more voltage deeper into the race. For those who race where approved batteries are required, 7.4V Zappers packs are available and feature the same discharge curve characteristics as the 7.6V versions. Each pack features a high-quality, durable hardcase that helps prevent damage while heavy-duty 5mm socket connectors keep power-robbing resistance to a minimum. Pass-through sockets reduce jumper wire lengths in applications where two batteries are utilised. The 7.6V packs are available as 6000mAh (277g) and 8000mAh (329g) variant while the 7.4V packs come in 5600mAh (277g) and 7400mAh (329g) specification.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Fenix X1 & SF2 aluminium chassis parts

Fenix X1 & SF2 aluminium chassis parts

Fenix have released new optional chassis and pod plates for the Xray X1 and Serpent SF2 formula car kits. Starting with the X1 chassis, it was designed to be way slimmer than the original, reducing scrubbing during hard cornering. Thanks to strategically machining the chassis weighs in at about 76g and it offers a good balance between torsional flex and rigidity. Also available is a suitable aluminium motor pod. Made as a direct replacement for the standard carbon fibre parts are the aluminium chassis and motor pod for the Serpent SF2. Machined from 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised the parts make for different flex characteristics which can be beneficial in a range of track conditions. Additionally Fenix have also announced the Rattlesnake chassis conversion kit for the SF2 that allows to run the desired cross battery position. Included are the chassis, motor pod plate, upper plate and crossbrace.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Xray XB2 adjustable ball differential

Xray XB2 adjustable ball differential

Xray have introduced an optional ball differential for the XB2 2WD buggy kit. Designed to replace the gear differential the ball diff is a tuning aid for very low to medium-bite tracks where it helps to gain traction and improve drivability. The pre-assembled and externally adjustable unit features hardened Hudy spring steell outdrives and it offers an ultra-smooth operation and long lifespan.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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