For the 1/8 Cobra GT and GT-e, Serpent have released this range of shock springs for the front and rear. Top quality hardened spring steel springs, they have been selected, paired and matched, feature precision ground flat ends and are color coded. The range includes 18lbs, 21lbs, 29lbs, 31.5lbs, 34.5lbs & 37lbs versions.
Increase the wheelbase of your TRF201 by 8mm with this CNC alloy extension set from Exotek. Featuring an alloy upper bulkhead with sturdy camber rod mounting and 7075 alloy T-plate for extra durability. The set adds 35 grams to the rear of the chassis in place of adding ballast and retains the use of the stock chassis for maximum traction due to the flex of the TRF201 chassis. Allows the use of your current body and wing. Exotek also offer a carbon fiber battery strap for the same car for that trick factory look.
Novak have introduced the Pulse brushless racing ESC with X-Drive. This pure, sensor-based brushless pro racing ESC is designed to accommodate the high-end demands of any and all heavy-duty 2S LiPo racing applications, from modified touring to open 4×4 SCT. The Pulse is a ground-up firmware re-design to a proven, race-winning hardware platform, for ultra-reliability. The Pulse features Novak’s new Super-Tuner interface for the fastest set-up changes with the simplest & most adjustable menu system to-date, Xtra-Timing that adds the maximum possible timing advance at full-throttle for unbelievable top speeds, and Novak’s X-Drive for ultimate performance. Also standard is the most robust built-in 5 Amp BEC on the market, and ultra-duty 12G power wire.
Spec-R have announced their new release, the R1 1/10 electric touring car. Featuring high strength and high precision anodized alloy parts for added durability and style, the back bone is the ultra narrow chassis design made from high quality 2.5mm carbon, with a 2mm thick upper deck. Slimmer transmission/motor mount components are designed for improved handling and smoothness and dual bellcrank steering gives precise cornering performance. The front/rear suspension arm mounts are fully adjustable and as you would expect from Spec-R there is a lightweight and smooth rear gear differential included.
Seen in pre production guise previously, JConcepts have released their Finnisher 1/10th truck body for the T4.1 racing truck. The slight cab forward, raked windshield and aggressive stance highlight a performance oriented core. Front chin spoiler, headlight and grill protect the front-end from unwanted up-drafts during flight. Also new for 1/10th truck is the Pressure Points in blue, green and gold compounds. They are the latest low-height tread option specifically designed to tame high-speed courses with either wet or blue groove traction conditions. The design starts as an angular, low pin design as a carryover from the successful Bar Codes front tire line-up. The small “points” combined with “lower case” Y elements developed on the original Bar Codes V1 rear tire provide the ultimate in surface area “pressure” penetration and tack.
From Exotek come this Pro style alloy rear hub set with vertical ball link mounting for the SC10 4×4. Vertical ball stud mounting allows for quick and precise roll center changes. Simply use 3mm metal washers or shims to raise or lower the ball height. Precision machined from T6 alloy for precise fit, lightweight design and heavy duty use, they use the stock bearings and maintains the stock toe geometry.
Last weekend the 4th round of Czech Nationals took place on track Dolní Bukovsko and Martin Bayer wrote this report. Club did very good job preparing this track for nationals. They totally rebuild track for this race and it was medium grip with a blue groove and many very fast corners. The Czech championship has 5 races in total I had already taken the overall championship title. We ran two classes, 1/8 nitro and 1/8 electric off-road. In both qualifications my cars were excellent. During practice I made set-up which was very good and I stuck with it until the end of the race. I was the only driver who made 10 laps in qualification in both classes and had the overall TQ in both classes. On Sunday we had finals. I won the electro class, leading the race from start to finish. In the nitro class I didn’t give any chance to the other drivers. I started nitro class from pole position with great pit strategy and perfect run I won with 3 lap gap.
From Serpent for the Cobra 1/8 Truggy, they have introduced upgrade parts to use larger bearings in the steering blocks (same as Cobra Buggy) and in the up-rights (new axles, uprights, driveshafts), a set to upgrade the front coupler to use larger bearings, and a longer front center shaft and a set to upgrade the rear to use of larger bearings. Top quality spring steel parts for precision fit and durability. These changes will make your Serpent truck even more bullet proof than before.