Italian company DKT introduce the DBlock flywheel retaining system for the Mugen buggy clutch. Designed to make for easier and faster maintenance the system also helps avoiding any damage to the springs as it features two nuts, one of which secures the flywheel to the crankshaft, while the second holds the clutch springs and shoes in place. To maintain or change the springs or shoe you simply have to undo the upper nut while the flywheel retaining nut remains untouched. The DBlock system is fully compatible with the Mugen kit parts.
Source: DKT [dktshop.it]
Friday, December 12, 2014
New from ProTek R/C comes the Blue Flame engine heater to effectively pre-heat the critical internal parts of a nitro engine. Pre-heating the engine head and the upper parts of the crankcase results in significantly reduced wear and unnecessary stress when compared to cold starting. The engine’s crankshaft, connecting rod, piston and sleeve all benefit and will last much longer when pre-heated regularly plus the engine’s “pinch” will be reduced which can be beneficial especially for new or rebuild engines. An access port atop the device allows to easily start the engine and monitor temperatures while in use. As a safety measure, a 10-minute timer shuts off the heater automatically. The heater comes pre-wired with a T-type connector and includes a crocodile clamp adapter wire.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
RC Concept from France is a new company from Sebastien Chaffardon, best known as the mechanic of Yannick Aigoin, who with more than 30 years of racing experience will enter the market with a range of 1/8th off-road engines. Offering a long-stroke design the 3-port MC3 and 5-port MC5 engine are available with standard or ceramic rear bearings, all offer silicone-filled crankshafts and the ceramic engines also feature crankshaft balancing for even higher performance. The engines come with specially designed crankcases to prevent deformation caused by strong exhaust springs and the cooling heads sport a unique design with vertically places upper fins to improve the airflow and thus engine cooling especially in hot ambient temperatures.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
New from Italian brand iRacing come the X9 and X9GT 3.5cc nitro on-road engines. Produced by Novarossi the engines are built to meet iRacing’s specifications and first up is the X9 engine for 1/8th on-road cars. The 9-port engine offers a dual balanced 14.5mm crankshaft, a reinforced crankcase and a lightweight cooling head while the X9GT is a dedicated GT racing engine with basically the same specifications as the X9 but a larger cooling head for improved heat dissipation under GT bodyshells. Both engines are designed for the use with 25 percent nitro fuel and they come with blue anodised cooling heads with white laser engraving.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Coming soon from Alpha is the Dragon II Worlds Edition nitro off-road engine. No exact details are known yet but the engine is meant to offer more stable idling, easier carburettor tuning and good bottom, middle and top end speed. We bring you more information as we get them.
Source: Alpha [alpha-rc.com]
Monday, November 17, 2014
HPI Racing introduce a 3-piece aluminium clutch shoe set for the D812, the D8T Tessmann Edition and the Trophy RTR series vehicles. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming anodised in a gunmetal colour the shoes are designed to replace the stock parts with harder wearing components for longer intervals between rebuilds.
Source: HPI Racing [hpiracing.com]
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
German company SMI Motorsport introduce the new RS 9 MH nitro engine for 1/8th on-road cars. Based off the NR9 9-channel World Championships winning engine the RS 9 MH is hand-tuned for maximum performance and it is available in three different specifications for small to medium, small to medium-large and medium-large to large tracks. The latter two also include an Orcan engine bag and engine sack for easy and secure engine storage and transportation.
Source: SMI Motorsport [smi-motorsport.de]
Monday, November 3, 2014
Picco introduce the Torque .12 EMX-WC Edo modified X-type World Championship replica Touring racing engine that has been developed with the upcoming 1/10th Nitro World Championships in mind. The engine is completely redesigned and comes with a new long stroke layout to deliver great power over the entire RPM range, good fuel efficiency, and improved mid-range acceleration. The front ball bearing has been replaced with a 7mm inner diameter one and the components have been “hand modified” by Edoardo Picco using his extensive experience. The engine features a balanced 12mm “turbo” silicone-filled crankshaft for improved fuel flow and reduced weight, a super aligned “knife edged” aerodynamic connecting rod, a hand finished hard chromed brass liner with tear-trop work on the ports, and a lightened CNC machined piston made from high percentage silicone alloy billet. Other parts used include a large size finned turbo combustion chamber insert for better heat dissipation, new ultra light weight cooling head with an extra fin, hand modified rear back plate for improved fuel flow, Swiss quality 12mm main bearing and a composite slide carburettor with 5.4mm venturi inserts.
Saturday, November 1, 2014