Pro Star R/C have introduced new carbon fibre and Kevlar option parts for JQRacing’s THE Car 1/8th scale buggy. First up are blue or gold Kevlar shock towers that are made using a special super hybrid Kevlar composite that not only adds visual impact but it also is structurally stronger and more durable than standard carbon fibre composites. The parts are made using a blue or gold carbon fibre layer over the Kevlar segement while being based on a carbon fibre core. Available for the front and rear of the buggy, the shock towers are also lighter than the stock parts for an overall lower centre of gravity.
Team Associated have introduced the Factory Team adjustable graphite bellcrank arm for the B64 line of 1/10th 4WD buggies. Using the arm adds more steering options to the buggy as moving the ball stud into different hole locations allows the driver to adjust the rate of the steering rack. The forward hole has the quickest, most responsive steering feel while the middle hole is stock ball stud location. Rear hole will be less responsive, giving the numbest feel, by slowing down the steering rack rate. The arm is machined from high-quality graphite laminate and it is a direct replacement for the stock arm.
In addition to the V1 200mm nitro touring car wing end plates we reported about yesterday, Black Fabrica have now introduced the V2 variants featuring a 45 degree chamfer. Precision-cut to 50mm x 35mm dimensions from 0.5mm 6k twill weave carbon fibre the IFMAR-legal V2 end plates sport a 10mm 45 degree chamfer in the rear lower corner for added looks. The set includes three left and three right hand plates in either high gloss or satin finish and they fit all IFMAR-legal 200mm touring car rear wings.
Coming from RC Maker are a diff wrench and a titanium turnbuckle set for the Awesomatix A800 and A800X. Starting with the tools, the wrenches make assembling and disassembling the diff easier than ever. The kit includes two individual wrenches to hold each side, allowing to get ample leverage to ensure the diff is tight, while protecting the hands. Made from quality 3mm precision machined carbon fibre, they are durable, light and effective and they boast an additional feature – there is a 4mm hole at the end of the small spanner for installing the P16 Lock rings for the wheel hex on the car.
Coming from VBC Racing and made for the FF17 FWD touring car is a belt drive conversion kit. The set does away with the standard gear drivetrain in favour of a belt-driven unit that is meant to provide a more linear throttle response and higher top speed, making it ideal for larger asphalt tracks. The set includes all needed parts including a new diff assembly, metal pulley, belt and small parts.
Schelle Racing Innovations have two new piston pairs as well as a full 8-pairs set to release for use on the Team Associated B6 and B64 buggies. First is the 2-hole split 1.6 and 1.7, commonly used in the front of 2WD to gain more steering indoors. Also for the 2WD or 4WD rear, the 3×1.5 bevel piston is a perfect complement to 3×1.4 front pistons in bumpier conditions. These two new pistons plus Schelle’s other six go-to sizes are included in the new Schelle tuning set of eight pairs of screw-on type V2 pistons that fit the B6, B6D, B64 and B64D. The new pistons are also available separately and the set also fits screw-on V2 shock shafts which are upgrades for B5, B5M, B5M Factory Lite, T5M, and SC5M. A tuning guide and Kurt “Coach” Wenger tips sheet included.
Coming from Italian company 7075.it is a brass lower case for the Hobbywing XR10 Stock Spec speed controller. The part adds about 20 gram of weight to the speedo by simply swapping the original lower case with the optional brass part, helping to gain weight without using additional brass or lead weights in an already crowded touring car chassis.
Revolution Design Racing Products have added another new Team Associated B6-related option part to their growing portfolio in the form of the new aluminium rear gearbox brace. The part adds much needed precision and durability to the rear section of Team Associated’s 6th generation 2WD vehicles. Replacing the standard composite part with an ultra-precise and more durable alloy part helps to get that peace of mind when the going gets tough on the track. Both the gearbox and anti-roll bar mounting threads will not strip as easily as the original composite material does, while the rigid construction adds additional strength to the rear section of the vehicle. Available in black or blue anodising and coming with silver edge details the gearbox brace also looks the part. The part fits both the B6 and B6D kits.