Xpress have introduce a set of 4.8mm low profile ball ends for the Execute XQ1 touring car. They replace the standard closed-type ball ends with open type variants that allow for greater wheel clearance when used on the outer camper link positions. In addition the hard-composite ball ends will provide greater durability. Xpress has also announced a free upgrade program with existing XQ1 owners can receive a full set free of charge when contacting their Xpress dealer.
Coming from Exotek and made for the TLR 22-4 2.0 1/10th 4WD buggy is a 13.5 spec centre spool set. The super light slipper lock-out conversion greatly reduces the rotating mass of the 22-4 drive line for improved acceleration and lower motor temps which is needed in the very competitive 13.5 spec classes. The complete stock slipper assembly weighs in at 32g while the complete Exotek spool is only 19.7g. The axle is made of titanium to reduce weight but maintain durability and the locking plates are lightened polished aluminium. These eliminates the heavy steel shaft, slipper pads, springs and plates all while using the TLR spur gears and pulleys for easy replacement when needed. Due to the lightweight nature of the conversion it is recommended for 13.5T and 17.5T motors.
PSM from Germany have introduced two carbon fibre shock towers for the popular Agama A215SV buggy. The front shock stay is machined from 5mm high-quality carbon fibre and was designed for heavy duty use thanks to its durable design. It features PSM’s unique double stacked rip machining for cool looks and a lower weight. The 4mm rear variant was developed to simplify vehicle setup while improving traction characteristics and it also spots a double stacked rib design. Both shock towers are available separately from now on.
The world-famous Yatabe Arena in Tsukuba, Japan will play host for the 2018 IFMAR RC Drift World Cup from April 20th to 22nd. The race is organised by the R.C.D.C. Japan R/C Drift Community, that is spearheaded by Atsushi Ito and RC icon Masami Hirosaka, and the aim is to attract both current and future drift racers from around the world to compete in this exciting and constantly growing RC category. The race will be held in AWD and RWD classes and full information – including travel, hotel and sign-up information – can be found in the Stage 1 report here (large PDF file).
Available now is MR33’s new V3 Asphalt additive. It was developed especially for the use on asphalt as it is slightly thicker than the previous version. Furthermore the new formula was created to reduce the aggressiveness on tyres. This effect is a benefit especially for Formula cars that had to deal with some problems last season but the V3 test results showed high traction and less tyre wear. The traction compound comes in 100ml bottle with sponge applicator.
The 2017 FORCE Series finals of the eight-round series was held this past weekend at Mills Pond in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The final round was postponed due to the hurricane that went straight up the center of Florida last Fall. Mills Pond is one of if not the Most Southern track in the USA, so the weather was nice and warm all weekend long in the winter month of February. The track was treated with calcium chloride and sugar to try to keep the dust down and increase traction levels. Unfortunately the Florida sun won again and it became a dust bowl with huge ruts and bumps and cupped out jump faces, making the very simple tight layout into a real challenge due to the super high grip and sandy rutted track. 160 entries signed up to battle in the 3 -day long event.
Raceform have announced the signing of Italy’s Alex Zanchettin to their factory team. The Tekno factory driver will be using Raceform tools and accessories, such as the tyre glueing jigs and part trays, from now on and he has the following to say about the deal:
It’s a big pleasure for me start work with RaceformRC. Your amazing products will help me to do things better and in less time!
Hudy have introduced their new aluminium tool stand that helps to organise work and pit spaces. The stand is machined from high-quality aluminium and it comes black anodised and with laser-etched Hudy graphics. It features multiple machined holes for tools and smaller diameter holes to hold various equipment such body reamers, clutch tools, pliers, scissors, tweezers, gauges, glue, pens or whatever other tools are needed. The integrated parts tray is great for holding assorted screws, nuts, body clips, but also small accessories, support blocks, solder, oils, greases, and more. Machined silver edge details give the tool holder a professional touch.