Turkish company MCD Racing have introduced their all-new Dirt-Xross tyres for large scale off-road cars. Specially developed for compact gravel tracks the heavy-duty design offers increased sidewall protection and wear resistance and thanks to a more dense tread packing the tyre offers increased traction at a reasonable wear rate. Like the recently introduced Micro-Stud V2 tyre, the Dirt-Xross will also feature MCD Racing’s new internal webbing structure and it is available in the ultra-grip blue compound.
New from Ruddog come universal tyre glueing bands. The well-thought-out length allows to use these bands both on 1/10th and 1/8th tyres with the increased width of 25mm not only applying force on the carcass but also the whole tread. This ensures proper tyre fitment on the rim and thus a precise and reliable glueing job. The red-colour bands come Ruddog-branded and in packs of four.
Xray are currently developing a XB8-based 1/8th GT nitro on-road car. The prototype already made a first public appearance at the recent EFRA 1/8th GT Euros where the car finished on the runner-up spot in the hands of Fabio Callegari, behind new European Champion Toni Santana Yanes. No official images are available yet beside a couple of body-on podium photos. We bring you more information as soon as they surface.
New from Revolution Design Racing Products comes the Ultra heat shield tape, a special woven structure tape for the use in a variety of applications. The structure makes for ultra-high rigidity that is further upped by a foam-padded support layer. Overall the tape is nearly 1mm thick, making for exceptional protection against both heat and mechanical impacts. The extra-flexible tape is ideal to keep nitro fuel tanks from expanding due to exhaust heat, it keeps body shells from melting when applied from the inside and it also is usable to repair damaged body shells or to keep them from breaking. The tape comes in 100cm rolls and it is available now.
The recent 2016 UISP Italian National Outdoor Championship was held at the Ca’ de Mandorli track in San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy. Unsteady weather conditions made things pretty eventful and in the Touring Modified class, it was Xray’s Alessio Menicucci who made the best out of the conditions, taking the TQ from Mattia Collina (Xray) and Michele Romagnoli (WRC). After the A-main, the top 3 results would remain the same with Alessio taking the win and the title from runner-up, Mattia with Michele completing the podium result in third. Thanks to the good results Xray also became the manufacturer champion in the Modified class.
Xceed’s popular TH2 tyre heater is now also available with belt-type heat elements. An addition to the cup-style heaters, the belt-type elements come for a range of applications, such as 1/8th GT, 1/8th buggy and also 1/10th touring and formula. The lightweight and easy-to-store elements offer convenient size adjustment within a certain range, utilising velcro straps, and they are also available separately for current TH2 owners.
Coming from Active Hobby Products and made for the Yokomo YD-4 drift kit are three new option parts in the form of an alloy steering rack, a composite rack arm set and a body mount bar. Starting with the aluminium steering rack, the part is CNC-machined from 7075 aluminium and it makes for improved steering precision while being very light of weight at the same time. The rack comes laser-etched for looks and it is available in a range of colours including black, silver, hard anodising and also dark blue and red.
Coming from Techra are several aluminium and carbon fibre option parts for a range of kits. First up are aluminium body height adjusters for Yokomo, Xray and VBC touring cars. Machined from 7075 aluminium and coming black anodised and with machined silver details, their design allows to use the parts with Yokomo-style 2mm and Xray/VBC-style 2.5mm body post pins. As usual with these type of adjusters the design of the parts allows for virtually step-less body height adjustments.