Avid have added new colours to their range of Triad wing buttons with the dual black/gold and black/blue variants. Coming in at 0.3g each, they are very light of weight and with the new dual colour anodising they also add visual impact. The buttons are designed for use with an M3 flat head screw which is common on both 1/8th and 1/10th scale vehicles.
Xray have introduced the 2018 version of their highly popular T4 1/10th scale 4WD electric touring car. Like in recent years Xray have carried out some subtle updates and revisions to the platform with the most noticeable change to the 2018 variant being the all-new Ultra Low Profile ULP shock – probably the shortest coil-over dampers to find on a 1/10th touring car. 4mm shorter than the SLP the ULP were developed to lower the CG of the car even more to further improve handling. With the ultra short shocks the T4 is meant to stay flatter, making it easier to drive through chicanes in high-grip conditions and making the car more resistant to traction rolling, letting the driver carry more speed through high-traction sweepers while the steering response and cornering speed are significantly improved as well.
Coming from Bittydesign is the TC body marker line kit for 1/10th touring and 1/12th pan car body shells. The set includes a black permanent marker and an Ergal pen holder that, once the pen is inserted, allows to draw straights lower cutting lines of 6mm to 9mm of height. This ensures clean and repeatable cutting lines and easier and more accurate body preparation.
Naoto Matsukura will feature in the final of the 1:8 Onroad World Championships in Monteux, France tomorrow after the Infinity driver won the Super Pole shoot out to directly join Top Qualifier Dario Balestri on the grid. The first time Super Pole has been used at the 1:8 World Championships, having been introduced at last year’s 1:10 Worlds in Italy, Matsukura would come out best of the four drivers setting the fastest lap from reigning World Champion Simon Kurzbuch who was last to run his 6-laps. Also taking part, Super Pole open to the drivers who qualify 2nd through 5th, Bruno Coelho would set the third fastest single lap ahead of Jesse Davis who was first to go and set a time.
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Coming from Schumacher and made for the Eclipse LMP12 pan car is the carbon fibre link mount. The mount gives the option to play with LiPo position. Mounted from the chassis holes in a forward position gives an adjustment of up to 7.5mm. When rear traction is high, moving the LiPo forward can give smoother handling and help to prevent traction roll leading to a car that can be driven harder and faster.
Coming from Team Powers and made for their line of 540-class modified brushless motors is a new 12.0×5.0x24.0mm sintered rotor. It is a direct replacement for the stock rotor and will make for smoother acceleration in modified motors which can be helpful on fast tracks or lower grip surfaces.
Bittydesign from Italy have introduced the new touring car body front foam kit. Designed to bridge the gap between the body and the chassis’s foam front bumper the small foam parts will make for improved body mounting and thus less vibrations, improved high-speed steering and also longer body life as the lid deforms less in the event of a crash. The set includes four 2mm and 4mm thick foams for the centre and also eight smaller 2mm and 4mm foams for the sides and it is usable with pretty much every 1/10th touring car body on the market.
Yeah Racing have introduced an invisible body mounting system for 1/10th scale on-road body shells. Using sturdy and angle-adjustable aluminium platforms with magnets that attach to the existing body posts, another pair of magnets will be attached to the body using hot glue or double sided tape. The construction will create an invisible yet durable body mounting that can be used for applications such as drifting or for concour bodies. The body mounting system is available in black or blue colour.