Coming from Novarossi and made for the company’s 1/8th on-road engines is the new R4-17 conrod. The part was developed for Novarossi’s high-performance engine line such as the Mito35WC and using a new material greatly improves overall durability with the conrod life being nearly doubled compared to the standard R4 while maintaining a low weight and high performance.
The opening round of the Dutch Electric On-road National Championship was held at the tight and technical track of the HFCC. The event attracted about 40 entries thanks to some updated rules and in the premier Touring Modified class it was veteran racer Bart Wubben who took the day’s win courtesy of wins in A1 and A2. This allowed him to sit out the third and final main at what was his first national race in eight years, to watch the other driver battle for the remaining podium spots. Ultimately Mitchell van Es would take the runner-up spot from Peter Meurs in 3rd.
Fenix have introduced the 2017 variant of their Mistral 1/10th formula pan car kit. The evolution of the successful car features a new 16-ball ball differential with 1/4 inch Grade 5 titanium rear axle, triple ball bearings, thrust bearing and triple pressure springs for improved handling on all surfaces. The ball diff furthermore features a CNC-machined 84T 64 pitch main gear, large support plates for the diff rings and thanks to its design there is no axial load on the bearings which results in much longer life of all parts involved. The 2017 kit also comes with full titanium turnbuckles, a new front arm geometry, dual side dampers, inline/trailing front axles, longer titanium kingpins to accommodate after market springs and a special shock absorber with dual speed stroke improves traction. The car is available with a 2.5mm carbon fibre chassis or a 2mm 7075-T6 main plate.
Available now from Team Magic are CNC-machined aluminium steering blocks for the E6 series of 1/8th scale monster trucks. Coming in titanium or gold colour anodising the parts will greatly improve the durability of the suspension while adding visual impact at the same time. The steering blocks come in sets of two and they are usable in the front or the rear of the truck.
Coming from VBC Racing is the Dynamics Edition FF17 belt-driven 1/10th FWD touring car kit. Based off of the standard FF17 the DE kit features a range of option parts such as new low-profile TBBS big bore shock absorbers, suitable front and rear shock towers as well as a belt-driven gearbox over the standard 3-gear transmission for a more linear throttle response and improved overall handling. Also included are Yaiba Racing double joint front driveshafts and a 23.5g low CG rear brass weight.
Coming from MR33 is the new black-colour Limited Edition car stand. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised and with machined silver edge details the on-road car stand offers visual impact while lower anti-slip rubber feet and two upper foam strips make for easy and convenient usage.
Coming from Exotek are new option parts for the TLR 22 4.0 buggy and the 22SCT 3.0 short course truck. Starting with the buggy-related part, new is a carbon fibre battery strap for laydown gearbox’d 22 4.0 kits that features a special “V” shape that will not interfere with the speed controller wires when taking the battery mount, meaning shorter wires can be used. The carbon strap includes an alloy hinge plate for secure mounting and it works with the stock clips and posts or the optional Exotek 22 3.0 twist nut post set.
Xray have introduced the 2017 edition of their XB2D dirt spec 2WD off-road buggy kit. Based off of the popular XB2 mid motor platform, that also includes a carpet spec kit, the buggy was specifically designed for the lower traction outdoor and indoor dirt tracks with the 2017 edition featuring some subtle changes to further improve handling and traction especially on lower grip tracks. First up is a new chassis with optimised flex characteristics thanks to an increased amount of longitudinal grooves that make for an overall softer chassis, resulting in improved overall traction and a more forgiving handling. New Multi-Flex points further increase the ability to adapt the overall chassis stiffness to suit a range of track conditions.