Edit RC have released these new Ceramic Nitride differential balls which are 40% lighter than standard steel versions. Ultra-smooth and long-wearing these extremely hard balls are 3.175mm or 1/8″ in diameter and are suitable for use in Hot Bodies and Associated differentials.
Tamiya have added another car to their TRF range of with the introduction of their latest kit, the TRF415 MSXX Marc Rheinard Edition 2007. This chassis is essentially the MSXX but with the same specs and optional parts as the one used by team driver Marc Rheinard to win this years Reedy Touring Car race in California. Those changes include updates to the double deck carbon fiber chassis which now features a brand new 2mm upper deck, which is designed to help convert chassis roll into cornering speed, and a 2.5mm lower deck.
New from Xray, and the result of extensive testing and racing experience, are these optional racing shock springs for the NT1 200mm. Designed and precision-crafted to have a unique spring characteristic, these new spring sets give you an optimum range of choices to fine tune your car. Each set of front springs (shorter) is individually measured, controlled, inspected and matched to provide equal damping characteristics.
For those of you who have been following our extensive race coverage from the 2007 1/10th scale 200mm European Championships you will already know that Dario Balestri has been crowned the 2007 European Champion. Winning his second straight Championships in Madrid, Spain, the Italian endured a tough race day having qualified down in the 1/4 finals, he won that final for a place in the semi, which he also won, to line up 5th for the 45 minute A-Final. After some great driving and having some luck come his way, the Team Magic driver crossed the line in 1st place to claim the 2007 crown. A fast charging Jilles Groskamp from Holland was 2nd for Xray while young Italian European ‘B’ Champion Alessio Mazzeo was 3rd for Serpent.
Our trackside reporter Oisin O’Briain will have a full report online tonight.
View our coverage from the event here or take a look at our championship gallery here.
Xray have released this set of two XCA-clutch pinion gear tools to help install and remove pinon gears to and from the XCA clutchbell. The tools are moulded from a special composite mixture which ensures very high durability and very precise fitting to the pinions. The pinion gear tool is specially designed to fit the NT1 pinion gears which have very specific and unique teeth profile and design. The tools fit all NT1 pinion gears, both 1st gears – 15, 16, 17, 18T and 2nd gears – 20, 21, 22, 23T.
Edit RC have introduced this new flat pack touring car shock stand that helps you get your shocks built faster and with minimal fuss. The stand holds four shocks to enable you to quickly assemble shocks at the track or at home, then folds away flat to fit in your pit bag or tool box. Made from cool anodized aluminium with a laser-etched Edit logo for a great low-key look to your pit space the stand also sports convenient laser-etched markings so you don’t lose track of your front and rear shocks.
Hudy have released this ultra-fine chassis ride height gauge for 1/10th nitro and electric touring cars. Ranging from 3.8mm to 8mm the steps are in super-precise increments of 0.2mm amongst the most popular measurement ranges, finer steps than normal ride height gauges that normally are in increments of 0.5mm, this allows very precise adjustment of the front and rear ride height. The tool has been made from CNC-machined, high-quality lightweight duraluminum and features an elox-coating for a smooth, long-lasting finish.
Hudy have released this ultra-fine chassis droop gauge for 1/10th nitro and electric touring cars. Ranging from 4mm to 6.8mm the steps are in super-precise increments of 0.2mm amongst the most popular measurement ranges, finer steps than normal droop gauges that normally are in increments of 0.5mm, this allows very precise adjustment of the front and rear droop. The tool has been made from CNC-machined, high-quality lightweight duraluminum and features an elox-coating for a smooth, long-lasting finish.