T-Works have introduced a range of ball end and screw sets for Xray’s new T4’19 touring car. The 22-piece sets are available as titanium-nitride coated, hard-coated aluminium or polished titanium set to achieve either a lower weight or improved wear resistance while also adding some visual impact. Also new are several screw kits including 109-piece UFO head titanium, 104-piece orange aluminium, 109-piece UFO head orange aluminium, 109-piece aluminium and titanium as well as 109-piece UFO head aluminium and titanium sets. All reduce the car’s overall weight compared to using the stock steel screws with the alloy and mixed alloy sets achieving the greatest weight savings.
Kyosho have announced the soon release of their new Mini-Z MR-03Evo chassis sets. The Evo kits base on the proven MR-03VE Pro chassis, however the biggest news is the use of a separate receiver unit that allows to utilise a multitude of different brand transmitters such as KO Propo’s EX-2 and EX-RR, Futaba’s 7PX and 7XC as well as Kyosho’s own KT-18, EX-6 or KT-531P to name just a few. The receiver unit is easily interchangeable, sitting on top of the chassis. Other new features include an 11.2-times faster CPU unit for increased steering feeling and a 100-times faster responding ESC unit for best possible throttle control. The ESC is now also adjustable using the I.C.S. manager in order to allow the use of brushed motors with the same speed controller. The Evo chassis are available as wide track W-MM set including a 12000kV brushless motor and also as narrow track N-MM2 variant with a 5600kV brushless motor. Both come equipped with ball bearings and the ball diff set II.
Coming from Exotek is the new R-Tek GT 190mm body shell for USGT and GT classes. The shell was designed with an aggressive splitter, muscular fenders, low slung hood, downforce inducing side skirts and a sports car cockpit for the most aggressive aero package with minimal drag. The body has two trim lines marked on the bottom; one for low profile shock towers and the 2nd mark for extra low body mounting on cars such as the Awesomatix A800. Also the wing has two trim lines; one 10mm USGT legal trim line and the second is a 20mm trim line similar to sedan wings for extra downforce. Details such as rearward mounted wing for scale looks actually increases downforce while reducing drag and the body was designed with ample tyre clearance in the wheel wells to mount the body low without rubbing the tyres. Specially shaped splitter provides steering while being durable thanks to the modified angles and raised wing pedestals places the wing higher up into cleaner air. The body is made from 0.7mm premium polycarbonate for improved durability compared to other similar thickness polycarbonate. Included come steel wing mounting hardware, window masks and a detailed sticker sheet.
Coming from JConcepts is their new 1979 Ford F-250 SCT body shell for 1/10th scale short course trucks. Built as they were in the good ole days, JConcepts has brought an essence of the 1979 truck together with the latest offerings in competitive Short Course Racing. With detailed 70’s styling, the grill, fender and authentic 70’s cab styling screams retro. JConcepts left no detail untouched bringing this theme to the SCT crowd and most notably the rear roll bars and front to back horizontal body lines that give the “79” unmatched SCT realism. The body fits the Slash, Slash 4×4 and other similar trucks and it comes including window masks and detailed 1979 Ford F-250 decal sheet.
Sunpadow have introduced their new Gold Series 7.4V 5300mAh lightweight LCG LiPo battery. The competition-grade power source is made of high-quality 130C/65C cells and it measures only 139x47x19mm while weighing in at 248g, making it ideal for running on small to medium size tracks.
Coming from ArndtCraft is a purpose-designed Extreme Cool fan shroud for the Serpent Project 4X and 4X Evo touring cars. Using a 30x10mm fan the shroud is of a slotted adjustable design for gearing changes and it ensures a cooler running motor. The motor to cooling fan spacing is approx 11.5mm, to avoid magnetic interference and the mount weighs in at just above 3 gram.
The 7th annual RT Pegasus Masters was held in Piding, Southern Germany last weekend. The race was held in several electric on-road classes, attracting some of the region’s fastest drivers. In the popular Touring Stock class it was Simon Lauter who would sweep the qualifiers to take the overall TQ from team mate Christian Donath on the 2 spot. The finals again were an all-Simon show as he took wins in all three legs to grab the overall from Christian Donath 2nd and Florian Botzenhart 3rd.
The C-Netic Year End Race was held at the C-Netic track in Surabaya, East Java with entries from Singapore, Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Gresik, Banjarmasin as well as many local drivers. Jason Nugroho was on a high all weekend, taking the TQ after the qualifiers and pole position after the semis to start into the A-main from the 1 spot. The start then held some drama for Jason who flipped his buggy at the first corner which send him down to 18th. However due to a blistering pace he got back into the lead within ten minutes. From there he would be able to manage the gap on the field to bring home the win from Andre Irawan 2nd and Kenji Liono 3rd.