Team C Racing introduce carbon fibre shock towers for their GT8 line of cars. Coming as front and rear item the shock stays are machined from thick high-quality carbon fibre, they offer multiple mounting points for the shocks and camber links and are usable on the GT8, GT8L and GT8LE.
Xray announce that multiple European and Italian Champion Davide Tortorici has joined the team to race the company’s 1/10th electric off-road cars. Davide will use the XB4 & XB4 2WD at all Italian races as well as internationally at the EOS and European Championship. This is what Davide has to say about the deal:
I would like to thank Xray to give me this opportunity to race with the currently best 1/10 off-road cars. I am really happy to be part of the extremely professional and dedicated team and the quality and performance of the car give me a real confidence. I hope to see you all at EOS or Euros.
TQ Wire have new 5mm bullet-type connectors with gold or silver plating available. They are only 13mm long, saving weight for touring and pan cars, and are made in a special way where the brass stock is copper clad first before the silver plating is applied, increasing conductivity. The connectors are ideal for the latest breed of high-performance LiPo packs with larger 5mm connector tubes.
Cyclops have an updated line of tyre gluing accessories available. The purple medium glue is a 100cst viscosity product and after demand from customers the glue is now available in a new, improved bottle. New to the line is the blue thin glue of 25cst viscosity that offers the same elasticity and bonding capabilities as the original purple formula but is thinner allowing the chemical to penetrate gaps faster and also to dry faster. Last but not least is the Cyclops primer which is used to prime the surface of both the tyre and rim for perfect bond. It also is a surface cleaner used instead of ammonia, alcohol or break cleaner. 1/10 EP touring car drivers have also found in many case the primer/cleaner to be used as a tyre additive or as a primer agent for the additive.
MIP introduce new Spline CVD centre drive kits for the Axial Wraith and SCX10 off-road vehicles. The kits feature an updated design that was made necessary after Axial’s running changes to the chassis. The MIP kits will no longer feature the double set screw design to clamp onto the through hole but now incorporate a pin set screw for attachment. Along with that improvement MIP have also changed the drive hubs so that there is no longer any interference when it comes to making contact with the stock spur gear cover. The kits come as specific Wraith and SCX10 variants including hardware and a set of grease and thread lock.
3Racing introduce the limited edition FF2014 front wheel drive touring car. The completely redesigned kit only shares a minimum of parts with its predecessor and features a new chassis design for optimised flex, a new quick release system for the differential, new high-graphite suspension parts all round, front and rear carbon fibre shock towers with new suspension geometry as well as a new dual bellcrank steering system. The kit comes fully ball raced, allows for four different battery positions and includes ball cups made from a new, stronger material. Also part of the package are several option parts such as Factory Racing Team shocks and gear differential, 1-piece 7075 servo mount, front and rear anti-roll bars, pink-colour aluminium screws, hardened 7075 alloy idler gears and aluminium arm mounts. Shipping of the kit, that won the FWD class at the recent Japan round of the Asia Onroad Championship in the hands of JJ Wang, will start on the 23rd of December.
RB introduce new suspension and drivetrain option parts for the RB One line of buggies. First up are aluminium rear hubs made from 7075-T6 aluminium. The parts feature multiple mounting positions for the upper camber links, come grey anodised and greatly improve the durability of this highly stressed part of the buggy. Next up are parts for the drivetrain in the form of ventilated steel brake discs. Developed to make for a precise and fading-free brake system the discs are made for the use with another new part; the Ferodo-equipped brake pad set. The special pads are vulcanised on the steel brake pad for maximum temperature resistance and best possible brake action. To make maximum use of the new brake setup RB has also announced a set of extra-strong springs that are ideal for the use with the Ferodo brake pads. Last but not least come new off-set 17mm aluminium wheel hubs. Available as +1.5mm and +2.5mm variant the parts are sold as pairs, come hard anodised and make for increased track width in order to gain more stability on the front or the rear end of the buggy.
Following some speculation about his future, Kyosho have announced that Jared Tebo has he re-signed a contract with the Japanese manufacturers. Winning 8 ROAR National Championships, an IFMAR World Championship as well as nearly 50 big races in the past 5 years Jared has extended his deal with Kyosho for a further 5 years. Jared has this to say about his new deal:
I am very pleased to be signing with Kyosho for another 5 years. My relationship with Kyosho is great, and the past 5 years have been amazing together on and off the track. I feel as a person, and driver, I fit in really good with the Kyosho brand and it just feels like home for me in my racing career. In the past 5 years we have been able to have amazing results; 47 big race wins, including 8 ROAR National Championships and 1 IFMAR World Championship. I am very excited to say the least about the next 5 years in my racing career, as I feel Kyosho can give me the best resources to reach my main goal of 1/8 Offroad World Champion. Thanks to Aki, Mitsuo, Kanai, Chikuba, Joe, Futoshi, and all the the Kyosho staff for their hard work.