Coming from JConcepts and made for the Xray XB2 buggies are the Aero front wings. Already available for a range of 2WD buggy the tailor-made wings help to fine-tune the buggy’s aerodynamic behaviour. The Aero front wing mounts in “clean air” and is quite easy to trim, use and test without sacrificing all important track time. Available in two widths, the driver can choose either the “narrow” for a lighter feel or “wide” for heavier down force. Each set includes two narrow or two wide wings.
HRC Distribution have introduced the new Pro-J touring car setup tools. First up is the 3mm to 9mm ride heigh gauge. Offering fine 0.2mm increments in the 3mm to 6mm range the gauge offers a more coarse 0.5mm increments for the 6mm to 9mm range. The tool is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes black anodised and with laser-etched markings. The second new part is the conventional droop gauge. Designed for “under arm” measurements the tool offers a -3mm to +10mm range and like the ride height gauge it is made from black anodised and laser-etched alloy.
Coming from Tekno RC are a revised SCT410 bumper as well as revised shock parts. Starting with the bumper, the front skid plate has returned to the SCT410 bumper by popular demand. This change brings increased durability and chassis protection to the front of the truck. For those that would prefer the added ground clearance, the skid can be easily removed. The part is fully compatible with all generations of the SCT410 and requires one M3x8mm cap head screw and two M4x15mm flat head screws.
Hot on the heels of Shepherd’s Velox V10 WC upgrade kit comes the new 3mm WC carbon fibre radio plate. The new optional upper chassis plate is made using an extra stiff 3mm carbon material to reduce the overall flex of the car, resulting in an even more precise handling especially under high-grip conditions. Furthermore it is more resistant against crashes. Sporting the same design as the “WC” radio plate with different positions for the servo saver and the steering servo it is necessary to use the new #408142 servo saver bushing and a 5x8x2,5mm ball bearing to mount the part.
Veteran U.S. on-road racer, Josh Cyrul has announced newly-founded Japanese brand Destiny to be his new electric on-road chassis sponsors for this season. Josh will use the company’s RX-10S touring car alongside the forthcoming Destiny 1/12th scale pan car once it is released and he has the following to say:
Huge Thanks to Terutaka Hanaumi, David Spashett , Scott Jakes and Xenon-USA for the opportunity to jump back heavily into racing this season. I’ve already begun building and super impressed with the fit, finish and overall quality of the car!
VBC Racing have introduced a range of new option parts for their 1/10th scale pan cars. First up is the brass lower arm support for the LightningFX and FXM. Machined from heavy brass material the part weighs in at 39.3g, making it 32.4g heavier than the standard composite mount. While offering a high rigidity the support also changes the car’s weight bias which can be beneficial in a range of track conditions.
Round five of the Grenland 2WD Championship was held in Skien, Norway. Despite arriving late for qualifying due to a last minute decision to participate in the race, Malin Karlsen took the pole position for the triple A-mains and she would continue to dominate as she won the opening two A-main finals and also put in the only 14-laps run of the day. In the third and final A-main Malin had to stop with a dumped battery on lap 9 while holding a 15 seconds lead but with wins in A1 and A2 she had already grabbed the overall win. Team Associated driver Mathias Fink would come in second that day while Petter Strand (Team Associated) rounded out the top 3.
Coming from Exotek and made for the HB Racing D216 buggy are an aluminium chassis brace and the direct spur mount. Starting with the chassis brace, the part is machined from 6061 aluminium and it comes black anodised. The lightweight battery-to-transmission brace removes one of the pivot points in order to increase chassis stiffness and it includes a long wear steel bushing.