Capricorn have introduced the ONE Black Blend high-performance nitro fuel. Made by the Pepe Group using a unique formula, the fuel is characterised by its special black colour and it is sold in 25 percent and 16 percent nitro blends.
German Alpha distributors Ruddog have introduced the Alpha Dragon IV 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. The 3-port power plant features several improvements such as a new crankcase that optimises internal mixture flow between the carburettor and the liner while a rear ceramic bearing reduces friction and wear. Also new are a redesigned, balanced crankshaft as well as an updated cooling head, piston, liner and wrist pin. The engine comes pre-run-in and the first batch also includes a 4-shoe clutch assembly.
Novarossi have introduced two new conical manifolds for .12 nitro on-road engines that help to fine-tune the engine’s performance for different track layouts. The long 41613-L manifold offers increased acceleration for shorter, more technical tracks while the short 41613-S manifold raises the top speed for fast and flowing circuits. Both however are meant to improve mileage for better fuel economy and they are available now.
Novarossi have announced that their Mantra 3.5cc nitro off-road engine is now also available with a rear ceramic bearing. The square stroke power plant is of a 4-port design and it comes with a specially shaped crankshaft for optimised mixture flow, a rear crankcase cover with steel insert for reduced friction and with an O-ring sealed composition camber insert for reduced vibrations and better sealing. The ceramic rear ball bearing will minimise wear while improving acceleration and fuel consumption.
RMV have introduced updated Tycoon off-road and on-road fuel blends for the 2018 season. The off-road fuels base on the proven Pro 25 percent nitro blend but new Race variant uses an increased amount of oil with the Pro blend containing 9 percent oil while the Race variant uses 11 percent, as it was requested by many off-road racers. Also new is the 16 percent nitro/11 percent oil Speed blend for on-road racing. The lubricant used in all fuels is a mixture of castor and synthetic oil that ensures highest performance and exceptional parts protection.
MW RC Cars from Austria have introduced the new SWorkz BB80 nitro off-road starter box. The device features a patented single-point motor actuating switch, an easily adjustable chassis frame, and its patented design ensures high efficiency and power saving capabilities. The box is powered by a 775-size motor and it us usable with a wide range of NiMH, LiPo or Lead-Acid batteries.
Available now from O.S. Engines is the Max-R21 3.5cc nitro on-road engine. The power plant is based on the championship heritage of the R2102 engine and delivers a perfect blend of power and value for 1/8th on-road racing. Its crankshaft and piston/liner are designed with premium performance and easy maintenance in mind, which makes it an ideal choice for beginners. This engine is upgradeable with high-performance O.S. Speed parts, letting drivers realise their full winning potential.
Reds Racing have released their new clutch retainer kit for TLR and Tekno vehicles as well as heavy duty clutch bearings. Starting with the clutch retainer, the set includes an alloy steel washer and high-quality screw that allow to use the Reds Racing Durabell and Tetra clutch systems on TLR and Tekno RC kits. The set captures the bearing and clutch bell to keep everything in place, even in the event of a bearing failure. Also new are 5x13x4mm heavy duty metal-shielded clutch ball bearings. They are made in Japan and offer exceptional durability even in severe racing conditions.