Fenix have introduced a special version of their 1/12th pan car gear differential especially designed for CRC’s 1/12th scale pan cars as well as 0.2mm shims to fine-tune the rear track width of 1/12th scale and 1/10th formula cars. Starting with the gear diff, the part features a special red anodised aluminium hub with 4-40 UNC threads to suit US-style wheels. The diff will make for improved traction especially on high-bite surfaces as it prevents any slip within the construction compared to a ball differential, and the red anodised hub is also available separately. Also new is a 10-piece set of 0.2mm shims that can be used to fine-tune the rear track width of 1/12th scale pan and 1/10th formula cars. They can be used with both 1/4” and 6mm rear axles.
Coming from Xray and made for their GTXE 1/8th electric GT car are hard-coated aluminium pinion gears. The high-strength gears are precision-cut from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium for ultra-true running and a low weight while the hard-coated surface ensures exceptional durability under all racing conditions. The gears come with laser-etched markings for easy identification and they are available separately in 19T to 24T specification.
European X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced their new line of gold-plated 4mm and 5mm bullet-type connectors as well as 5mm to 4mm reducer tubes. The plugs are of a heavy-duty low-profile design with pre-shaped soldering area for easy soldering and a narrow design that clears most touring car top decks. The connectors and also the reducer tubes, that are utilised to use standard 4mm speed controller connectors with 5mm LiPo packs, come gold-plated for a low resistance and good corrosion resistance.
The first and second rounds of the BRCA GT12 National Series 2018 were hosted by the Eastbourne Electric Car Club at the Robertsbridge Community Sports Hall, Robertsbridge Community College, East Sussex. This is a new format this year for the BRCA GT12 National series with three venues hosting two rounds each over a weekend. Saturday saw 75 drivers attending round 1 with 73 drivers attending round 2 on Sunday with most drivers electing to attend both days. The race format for both days was a practice heat, four qualifying rounds and one final. The track was laid on ETS carpet with the introduction of orange dots to mark each apex which guided drivers to the racing line around the track.
Nemo Racing have introduced the new Beta brand 1/8th car and tyre bag. It is optimised for a complete car with wing and wheels attached, or 15 sets of tyres and features a strong, durable zip complete with a padded lining.
Following an updated YZ-2 carpet edition kit, Yokomo now also also introduced an upgraded YZ-2 DTM dirt specification buggy. The vehicle builds on the IFMAR World Championship winning YZ-2 DTM and was developed for low, medium and high-traction dirt surfaces and it comes with an aluminium bell crank steering for a more linear steering feeling, a new aluminium centre steering link as well as new gullwing front A-arms. The rear end is equipped with new S3 rear lower suspension arms as well as aluminium suspension mounts with inserts for easy anti-squat, toe and roll centre adjustments. The kit is rounded out by an updated 3-gear gearbox support that improves rear traction, while a new hard-type front bulkhead and new, larger ball ends and ball cups improve precision and durability. The kit comes with a genuine JConcepts F2 body shell and Aero S-Type rear wing and it will hit stores by end of March.
Roche have released a first information of the forthcoming Rapide P10 Evo 1/10th 200mm pan car kit. The Evo variant will feature a new carbon fibre main chassis and rear lower pod plate as well as an updated chassis brace, front bumper motor mount and upper plate along a newly introduced aluminium front suspension mount plate and a redesigned floating servo mount plate. The kit, that will hit stores in April, is rounded out by a big bore DVS-W centre shock.
Coming from ARC and made for the R8.1E 1/8th electric on-road kit are carbon fibre shorty LiPo holders. The parts allow the use of 94mm to 100mm shorty LiPo packs in order to reduce the car’s overall weight or to fine-tune the weight distribution. The triangular holders are machined from high-quality carbon fibre, they come as pairs and are available now.