Made for the SRX8 1/8th nitro off-road buggy is Serpent’s new 1-piece engine mount. Machined from 7075-T6 aluminium the monobloc mount was designed to increase stiffness around the engine area which results in more consistent gear mesh and also an overall stiffer chassis. The grey anodised part is a direct fit and it come laser-etched with Serpent logos.
Coming from Xray and made for the RX8 1/8th on-road car are optional anti-roll bar wires. Manufactured from a special spring steel and coming laser-etched for easy identification the shape of the wire was re-worked to suit the new front suspension geometry. To the standard 2.6mm wire now add thinner 2.2mm and 2.4mm variants for low-grip as well as a thicker 2.8mm wire for very high-bite tracks.
Robitronic have introduced the Ghiant Pro and Easy spray guns for the use with the company’s line of RC Car Colour spray paints. The guns directly attach to the spray can and help to achieve a more precise and clean result while also keeping the fingers away from the overspray. The Pro version is recommended for frequent painters while the Easy variant is best used by occasional users.
The final round of the 2016 Maltese Onroad Championship was held at the IRMCC track in Pembroke. In the 1/10th 200mm F2 category, Kyle Spiteri (Xray) would seal the championship thanks to a TQ and win at the finale to take the title from Xray team mates Charles Vassallo and William Mallia.
Ronald Volker showed himself to have the advantage in terms of speed going into this year’s Reedy Race of Champions. While being quickest at the iconic heads up racing event doesn’t count for much when it comes to getting the overall success, being fastest over the four rounds of practice today at Tamiya Raceway does provide Volker with a phycological boost over his 23 rivals. The 19th running of the Reedy Race, Volker would be the only driver to record a legitimate 11-second lap with reigning champion Marc Rheinard closest to the Yokomo ace some 2/10ths of a second off his long standing rival. Rheinard’s Tamiya team-mate Christopher Krapp, one of the stars of last year’s event before a costly mistake at the famous kink in Race 10 cost him a shot at the title, would make it an all German Top 3.
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The recent second round of the Swiss Electric On-road National Championship was held in Herblingen near Schaffhausen. In the Touring Modified class Florian Hauser would hold the overnight TQ following wins in Q1 and Q2 but in the colder conditions on Sunday morning Fabian Widmer would strike back. With both tie on points the tie-breaker would hand Fabian the overall TQ from Florian in second and Oliver Krähemann, in his first Modified race, in third.
New from Pro-Line and made for the Traxxas E-Revo and Summit monster trucks are the Pro-Spline HD centre driveshafts. Made from hardened black oxide coated steel, the Pro-Spline drive shafts have a true 6-sided spline that slides smoothly throughout any chassis flex without having to worry about stripping out like the stock plastic drive shafts. The pins are held in place by fully surrounded steel springs and M3 set screws on both ends to handle extreme performance. They come pre-Assembled and fit both the E-Revo and Summit kits.
Pro-Line have announced the soon release of their new Badlands MX28 2.8″ monster truck tyre as well as two new pre-mounts for SC trucks. Taking the 2.8″ tyre game to the next level, the Badlands MX28 offers a motocross inspired tread and a bigger and bolder knobby tread that matches modern MX tyre design. A true all-terrain tyre, it find traction on any surface but is best suited for loose and loamy dirt, mud or grass. It comes as pairs including foam inserts and the tyre is also available as pre-mounts on black F-11 wheels for a range of Traxxas and Traxxas-compatible vehicles. As for the short course pre-mounts, the Badlands SC and Trencher X SC 2.2″/3.0″ are now available on black Split Six wheels. The pre-mounts come in two variants each for the front of the Traxxas Slash 2WD as well as the rear of the 2WD, the Slash 4×4 and the HPI Blitz.