Xenon Racing 84 pitch prototype gears

Xenon Racing 84 pitch prototype gears

Xenon Racing are currently testing new ultra-fine 84 pitch spur gears and pinions for the use with direct drive pan cars. With 64 pitch being tried and tested over decades the finer 84dp items will make for even higher efficiency and lower running noise. Prototypes of the gears will be in use at this year’s IFMAR Electric On-Road World Championships in the U.S. and it is understood that a decision whether the gears will make it into production or not will be made afterwards depending on the testing results.

Source: Xenon [xenon.ne.jp]

Saturday, September 27, 2014

KM Evo3 carbon fibre shock tower & camber plate

KM Evo3 carbon fibre shock tower & camber plate

KM introduce new carbon fibre option parts for their 200mm Evo3 nitro on-road car in the form of a rear shock tower and a camber plate. The shock tower is of a new design that gives finer adjustments for the shock angle with the low-profile design also allowing to mount the body lower if needed. As it is cut from thicker 4mm carbon material the shock stay is also meant to improve rear traction. Also new is a 4mm carbon camber plate and like the shock tower the part offers improved stability and finer adjustment steps compared to the kit plate.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Schumacher to provide traction for EOS Season #4

Schumacher to provide traction for EOS Season #4

Schumacher is to provide traction for the new season of the Euro Offroad Series with the announcement that the British company’s famed Minipin tyre has been selected as the controlled rubber for the high profile championship.  A tyre widely acknowledged by racers across Europe as being superior for indoor offroad competition use, the deal is set to prove very popular with racers with most already having extensive knowledge of how their cars run on the tyre.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

More Tamiya & Kyosho news from Tokio

More Tamiya & Kyosho news from Tokio

A bit earlier today we brought you first images of the Tamiya TRF419 and what appears to be the follow-up model of the Kyosho TF6 and now more images are available from this week’s All Japan Hobby Show in Tokyo. First up is Tamiya’s recently announced Raybrig NSX Concept-GT kit that will become available on the TB-04 shaft-driven chassis. What makes the kit stand out is once again Tamiya’s highly detailed polycarbonate bodyshell and the huge decal sheet to resemble the full scale Raybrig NSX.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Hudy double-sided parts case

Hudy double-sided parts case

Hudy have a new double-sides parts case available that offers a total of 44 compartments of various sizes. Sporting outer dimensions of 290x195mm the case is ideal to store larger hardware and RC spare parts with the tough and durable case being made from translucent material. The renown Hudy graphics make for optical impact and easy identification.

Source: Hudy [hudy.net]

Friday, September 26, 2014

Orca VX3 brushless speed controller

Orca VX3 brushless speed controller

First images and information on ORCA’s latest VX3 brushless speed controller have appeared on the internet recently. The follow-up model of the successful VXX will feature an all-aluminium case for improved heat dissipation while the latest in FET technology will make for reduced internal resistance and cooler running temperatures. The receiver wire is of a replaceable design which indicates that several length wires will become available to create clean wiring jobs on touring cars and off-road buggies alike. With the VX3 comes an optimised firmware to get the best out of the speedo. More information will become available soon.

Source: ORCA [orcarc.com]

Friday, September 26, 2014

Zen Racing Zen-RS Gen2.1 conversion kit

Zen Racing Zen-RS Gen2.1 conversion kit

After listening to the demands of racers and putting their traditional spin on things UK company Zen Racing have come up with the Zen-RS Gen2.1 chassis conversion for the Team Associated R5. The kit offers the option of inboard side spring locations on the cross braces and the lower pod plate. Having this option reduces the amount of side spring rate change giving a more linear feel. As a result this then allows the driver to use stiffer side springs with more adjustability and a wider tuning window. The Gen2.1 does not allow the use of the Zen bellcrank steering system but instead gives the user the choice between in-line and side LiPo battery placement thanks to two different cross braces. Due to the nature of the chassis layout there is also an option for shock location direct to the chassis or via chassis post and plate, both positions are tried and tested to provide a balanced on-off power driving feel.

Source: Zen Racing [zen-racing.co.uk]

Friday, September 26, 2014

HPI Savage XL Octane GTXL-1 bodyshell

HPI Savage XL Octane GTXL-1 bodyshell

HPI Racing have a new bodyshell for the Savage XL Octane gas monster truck available. The GTXL-1 body is tailor-made to fit the long wheelbase Savage XL chassis and its shape gives enough clearance for the large roll cage and cooling head of HPI’s gas-powered Octane truck. The body is moulded from thick 0.040″ polycarbonate, it comes clear and including windows masks and a pre-cut decal sheet.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

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