PPM Racing have introduced the new RC Cox 2.2mm carbon fibre main chassis and 2.0mm upper deck for the Yokomo BD8 touring car. The chassis offers a fully symmetrical design for best possible handling characteristics with both parts being direct replacements for the stock items.
Coming from VP-Pro is a new IFMAR and EFRA legal 1/8th buggy rear wing. Developed to comply with the current IFMAR rules, the side plates are large enough to hold a 40mm x 50mm start number sticker while the overall dimensions also comply with current IFMAR and EFRA requirements. The wing is made from tough yet flexible material, it is available in black, white and yellow colour and it includes an additional wickerbill for aerodynamic fine-tuning as well as a hardware set.
HRC Distribution have introduced the new Team Magic aluminium wing button sets. Originally designed for the company’s E5 HX monster truck, the alloy buttons are also usable for 1/8th and 1/10th applications and they come in sets of two and including mounting hardware. The buttons are available in a range of colours including gold, orange, red and titanium.
X-Factory UK have introduced the new DMS Partz laydown gearbox brace set for the TLR 22 SCT 3.0 short course truck. Compatible with both the TLR and Exotek transmissions and also with either the kit standard body mounting or the new Exotek simple mount system, the assembly saves weight, increases rigidity and lowers the overall centre of gravity.
The recent Quebec Indoor Nationals saw Mark Sousa walking away with the double title after coming out fastest in both the Pro Buggy and Pro Truggy classes. Eric Deschenes came in 2nd in the Buggy class while Sam Langer completed the top 3 result. In the Pro Truggy category Mark was sidelined by 2nd placed Eric Deschenes while Carl Boulaire had to settle for 3rd overall.
The recent Race for Autism was held in Madera Acres, California in several nitro and electric 1/8th scale classes. In Pro Nitro Buggy it was CJ Jelin who took the TQ and he would also set the fastest time in Nitro Truggy. In the Pro Nitro Buggy main CJ Jelin (Xray) lead from tone to tone with only a couple mistakes to grab the win from Xray teammate Tyler Vik. Kyosho’s Ryan Kenny completed the top 3 podium result.
Italian company Reds Racing have introduced their new M7 WCS Diamond Edition 1/8th nitro on-road engine. The 7-port extra long stroke engine is based on the M7 WCS 3.0 power plant and it features a new DLC-coated crankshaft, a new carburettor, a new cooling head and Reds Racing’s anti-dirt sealing system. The DLC-coated crankshaft and backplate will make for improved engine durability while the on-road specific carburettor provides greater idling stability, more precise tuning and improved power delivery. Furthermore the engine comes with a brand new cooling head which features an new design for improved airflow, resulting in increased cooling and a lower centre of gravity. The new cooling head is also lighter than the standard ones. Finally the cooling head’s anti-dirt sealing system keeps the engine clean in a critical area between the cooling head and crankcase. The redesigned crankcase also provides easier maintenance and a cleaner engine for longer life.
Ruddog Distribution’s Glitch Buster receiver voltage stabiliser is a small capacitor unit that is made to be plugged into any free receiver channel. It stabilises the receiver battery voltage and prevents voltage drops that can occur when using power-hungry digital servos and that can lead to radio glitches and thus an uncontrolled vehicle behaviour. It is usable with electric and nitro vehicles and especially recommended when using standard voltage receiver batteries and BEC systems.