Sweep Racing Exagon tires

Sweep Racing Exagon tires

Sweep Racing have announced that their all new Exagon tires had a great first outing on the 2010 IFMAR Pre Worlds with local privateer Champ Khunthin taking 4th. These tires were the results of running at the Buggy Party race in Pattaya Beach back in December. The pattern features dual step hexagon pins for maximum forward traction, best cornering speeds and the most on-power steering possible. Unlike other past tires, EXP Exagon incorporates “EXP Cavity” into the tire design, which give the tires wider and flatter tread on the terrain. They also incorporate the side wall beads for a quicker response. You can also trim these beads and the outer edge pins to control the side bite. Sweep also went to the RC Mania track located near Bangkok which is well known for their rough surface and ran for 90 minutes and found the pattern remained in good condition unlike other brands. They¬† pushed it even further by mounting the same set of tires to the EXP Factory Pilot Ryan Lee’s machine to participate in a control practice race. His times were better than that of other drivers with brand new tires. Available in soft (red) and extra soft (blue) compound and pre glued on white or yellow wheels.

Source: Sweep [sweepracing.com]

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bitty Design Contest 2010 – Announcement

Bitty Design Contest 2010 - Announcement

Italian company Bitty Design have been in touch to let us know about the 2nd running of their ‘Contest 2010′ event that will take place in Barco di Bibbiano in Italy on the 12th to 13th of June. Open to 1/8th scale buggy, the event will be an exciting affair with the drivers competing in a superpole event with a last chance qualifier also being run to allow drivers secure their place in the final. Combine that format with some of the best drivers in Europe, a live DJ and some beautiful pin-up girls and you have a great event.

Visit the official event site here for more information.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

HPI offer new Blitz upgrade parts

HPI have released a host of upgrades for the Blitz short course truck including this titanium top shaft for the transmission. This part replaces the stock steel shaft with a shaft precision machined from strong and lightweight aerospace titanium for less rotating mass and quicker throttle response. There is also new is a titanium gear shaft for the transmission with the same benefits as the top shaft. Also new is the lightweight aluminum slipper carrier set that has been precision milled from aluminium for decreased rotating mass and quicker throttle response, and finished with HPI logos on dark brown anodized aluminum to match the latest Blitz option parts. Finally there are new tire holders to help keep your tire sets organized. Each package contains 2 sticks and 2 nuts, enough to organize 2 sets/8 tires.

Click here to see the other parts

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ProTek R/C ROAR Approved LiPo race packs

ProTek R/C ROAR Approved LiPo race packs

A Main Hobbies today announced their new line of ProTek R/C brand Lithium Polymer hard case battery packs. Starting with this ROAR legal 1-cell 5000mAh capacity pack with a true 40C constant discharge rate, it includes a pre-installed Deans style T-plug. Next up is the ROAR legal 2-cell 5000mAh pack with a true 35C constant discharge rate. This pack includes a charge/balance lead with 4mm bullet connectors for a low resistance connection to the battery and a 3-pin Align/E-Flite style XH connector. Next up is the 5200mAh 45C saddle pack which includes bullet connectors for charging, with a Deans style T-plug and XH balance connector installed. ProTek offer two versions of their ROAR approved 5600mAh 50C packs that come either pre wired or with cables connected using 4mm bullet connectors. Finally for 1/8th scale racers, this ROAR legal 4-cell pack features 5600mAh of capacity and a true 50C constant discharge rate and includes and integrated Deans style T-plug and 5 pin XH connector.

Click here to see the other packs

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shepherd Velox V10 & V8 options

Shepherd Velox V10 & V8 options

New for the Velox V10, Shepherd have released a full set of shock absorber springs. The light green standard springs are included in the kit, while the dark green springs are a little bit harder and the grey springs a little bit softer. This allows to fine-tune the V10 accordingly to different tracks. Also new are the softer floating piston springs that are available for the Velox V10 and the Velox V8. They create less rebound for an overall softer shock absorber setup by having more coils compared to the standard one. As many drivers requested a harder servo saver spring for the V10 for high grip conditions this spring is now available as an optional part. Still protecting the servo from being damaged it offers more pressure on the servo saver. The existing range of pinions for the Velox V10 Competition Clutch is now completed by a 16T pinion for the first gear. This suits very small tracks where a lot of power from the bottom is needed an joins the previously available 17T and 18T pinions for the first gear and 21T, 22T and 23T for the second gear. To adjust the off-set at the Velox V8 several shims are needed. Shepherd have extended the already existing range of shims by a new 12x16x05mm version and are preferably used with 12x18x5mm bearings so they don’t touch the outer ball bearing ring. Finally, they have created a new decal sheet for the Velox V8. These new decals are included in the kit and are available separately from now on and sport the “Velox V8″ logo and the ram-head in different sizes.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

HPI offer new Blitz upgrade parts

HPI offer new Blitz upgrade parts

HPI have released a host of upgrades for the Blitz short course truck including this titanium top shaft for the transmission. This part replaces the stock steel shaft with a shaft precision machined from strong and lightweight aerospace titanium for less rotating mass and quicker throttle response. There is also new is a titanium gear shaft for the transmission with the same benefits as the top shaft. Also new is the lightweight aluminum slipper carrier set that has been precision milled from aluminium for decreased rotating mass and quicker throttle response, and finished with HPI logos on dark brown anodized aluminum to match the latest Blitz option parts. Finally there are new tire holders to help keep your tire sets organized. Each package contains 2 sticks and 2 nuts, enough to organize 2 sets/8 tires.

Click here to see the other parts

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

JConcepts ZX5-FS Illuzion Hi-Flow body

JConcepts ZX5-FS Illuzion Hi-Flow body

For the ultimate in form and function, JConcepts introduces the Hi-Flow body for the Kyosho ZX5-FS 4wd off-road buggy. The Illuzion Hi-Flow styling presents a flowing design while incorporating many radical edge styling details for additional style and performance. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionised cab and side pod impressions combined with a durable flowing design are just a few of the features of the new Hi-Flow. Made from clear heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate with protective film the body includes two 6.5″ wide high down force V-wings, window masks and detailed Illuzion decal sheet.

Click here for more images of the body

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tresrey DEX410 option parts

Tresrey DEX410 option parts

Japanese company Tresrey have introduced details of some new products for the Durango DEX410 4wd buggy, including new front and rear shock towers, rear uprights and front hub carrier. The new front and rear shock towers are made from 4mm thick carbon fibre and these more compact towers have a modified shock angle compared to the standard version and now only have two shock mounting positions compared to the standard 3. The new red anodized aluminum rear uprights house a larger diameter axle bearing (5x13x4mm) for better durability and are sold in 0 and 1 degree versions. On the front, the new red anodised aluminium hub carriers also sports the larger diameter axle bearings and similar to the rear uprights, the part is much stronger than the plastic kit version.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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