Mugen have introduced their new adjustable clamping type aluminium servo horn. Machined from high-quality 7075 alloy material and sporting the company’s distinctive blue-grey anodising, the servo arm is of an adjustable design with the steering link pivot ball mounting locations ranging from 18mm to 20mm. This allows to adjust overall steering throw but also the steering speed. The clamping design makes for additional safety during long mains while also ensures a rock-solid mounting on the servo output gear. The servo arm is available as Sanwa and KO Propo compatible 23T and as Futaba compatible 25T variant.
Trinity’s ReVtech X-Factor spec motors are now also available in 13.5T and 17.5T variants. The lightweight motors weigh in at about 144g and they feature composite sensor boards, 0 to 60 degrees timing adjustment, a lightweight coming ring and locking endplate as well as a highly machined 2-piece CNC-machined alloy can and 2mm ultra low resistance solder tabs. The 13.5T variant is BRCA, EFRA and ROAR approved while the 17.5T motor is ROAR approved only. Both motors are built using the TEP1119 12.5×25.5 high torque rotor and they are available as standard race or team spec motors.
Coming from RC-Carbonstore’s Rebellion-RC brand is an aluminium centre pivot plate for the Serpent SF4 formula pan car. Machined from high-quality aluminium for a low weight and exceptional durability the black anodised plate is a direct replacement for the standard part that can crack or break in heavy hits. The black anodised surface makes for cool factory looks while offering added surface protection.
Xtreme Aerodynamics have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming Hurricane touring car body shell for 190mm electric touring cars. By the look of things the body offers a very aggressive aero package as it became en vogue recently. Full details are expected to surface soon.
Xray have announced the release of new anti-roll bar wires for their NT1 nitro touring car. Developed for the use with the latest variant of the IFMAR World Championship winning car, the wires are available as 1.8mm to 2.8mm front and 1.8mm to 2.6mm rear variants, adding to the already available 2.0mm wires. The anti-roll bars have to be used in combination with the correct ball bearing collars that are available separately.
The second round of the Nitro West Masters series was held at the demanding Genk track in Belgium, attracting nearly 70 drivers. The Genk track was a first for the championship and thankfully the rain stayed away all weekend, making for good racing conditions for the drivers. In the premier 1/8th IC Track class it was 1/10th scale specialist, Thilo Tödtmann with the TQ and win at one of his rare excursions in the swift 1/8th class. Yves Zoma came in 2nd in the half-hour long final from John Lenaers in 3rd.
Xpress have released first renderings of their forthcoming new mid-motor conversion kit for the Execute XQ1 touring car. A design that is gaining popularity recently, the motor will be placed more towards the centre of the chassis with the optimised weight bias and equal length drive belts making for improved acceleration and more stable cornering. Full details will become available at a later stage.
T-Works have introduced two new screw sets for the Serpent 750 1/10th 200mm nitro on-road kit. Available now are a 134-piece UFO head titanium and a 174-piece gold-colored steel screw kit with the titanium kit helping to lower the car’s overall weight while the gold-colored fasteners mainly add bling and corrosion resistance.