Coming from Xtreme Racing and made for the Traxxas Slash 2WD and 4×4 short course trucks is a carbon fibre battery tray insert. The assembly replaces the standard battery hold down bar and was designed to go inside the stock battery compartment, allowing the use of larger battery packs. A hook and loop battery strap will hold in most batteries and also included in the kit are button head screws that are put through the bottom of the chassis so that nothings is hanging down, catching items while running. Installation of the set needs some drilling and modificaions on the existing chassis.
Bittydesign have introduced their all-new Vision 1/8th nitro buggy body shell for the Kyosho MP10 buggy. Due to its design the body will offer an easier to drive and more balanced feeling compared to the MP10 kit body thanks to a new cabin, side pod and rear side flaps design that optimises the aerodynamic characteristics. In addition, a flap behind the engine area guides the air towards the rear wing for a smoother and more directed airflow around the shock tower and lower wing mount. The body comes moulded from high-quality 1mm Lexan polycarbonate and it is laser pre-cut to fit the Inferno MP10 buggy. Included comes a pre-cut decal sheet as well as window masks.
Coming from McAllister Racing is their new Crowd Pleaser Mustang Street Stock body. Designed for oval racing, the aero-efficient body starts up front with great steering from the built-in splitter and wide windshield. What follows are smooth roof lines and down the back window an integrated spoiler makes for an all-around balanced car. The body is moulded from 0.040 American-made Lexan material for exceptional durability.
Coming from Spectacle Engineering are their new low and super low profile carbon fibre shock towers for the Team Associated B74 4WD buggy. The concept is aimed to optimise performance on high traction and high speed EOS-style tracks. Through the use of the shock package from the B6.1/6.2 2WD buggy, the designers were able to lower the shock towers, both front and rear, thus lowering centre of gravity. Testing also showed that a more upright shock angle in combination with a shorter camber link was beneficial. SE also found there was room to lower the rear wing mount, which lowered the center of gravity even further. Two specifications are available: Low which is versatile and adjustable to suit most conditions while lowering the centre of gravity compared to the stock shock towers. The Low shock towers are designed to be used with long eyelets and stock springs. The Super Low towers were optimised for ultimate performance on high grip EOS-style tracks. Designed to be used with short eyelets and short (57mm) springs at the rear, these geometries are on-the-limit, and slight modification to the wishbones might be needed.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new and upgraded Tritronic brushed electronic speed controller. The ESC features automatic throttle programming, making it easier to change settings on the fly on the trail or even out bashing. Throttle range is automatically calibrated on power up and the external capacitor is now housed in a flat case for easy mounting as well. The controller is usable for 1/10th scale vehicles such as crawler and trail trucks, buggies, trucks and on-road cars using brushed motors of down to 12T.
Following their new set of Big Bore shock absorbers for M-chassis cars, Tamiya also release a set dedicated to their 1/10th scale touring car range. The shock absorbers feature a ten percent larger oil capacity compared to the standard TRF shocks, resulting in improved traction especially in lower grip or bumpy track conditions. An anti-friction coating makes for smooth shock action as do titanium-nitride-coated shock shafts. Included with the shock absorbers comes an arrangement of accessories such as aluminium and plastic spring retainers, different size upper and lower shock mount ball cups as well as machined shock pistons and a set of springs. The shocks are usable for chassis such as the FF-03 and FF-04 FWD cars, the TA05 to TA07 belt-driven chassis, the TB-03 and TB05 shaft-drive kits, the TT-02 and TT-01 as well as the XV01 kits.
Coming from T-Works is their new tyre sanding tool developed for the use with 12mm and 17mm hex wheels. The bit attaches to standard battery-powered rotary tools and its 2-sided design allows to choose either a 12mm hex portion that accepts standard 1/10th scale wheels or a 17mm hex portion for 1/8th scale rims. The tool allows for easy tyre preparing such as sanding down moulding flashes, true tyre diameters, scrub down tyre threads and more. With its sturdy design it will withstand a lot of abuse with the black surface coating further preventing excessive wear.
Available now from Lit R/C Products is their small screw tray in a new, black surface finish. The aluminum screw tray is a perfect addition to any pit or workbench, providing a place to put small parts and hardware while building, maintaining or setting up a vehicle. The tray is super thick and heavy to prevent it from moving around. They also now have a magnet installed to further prevent the loss of small screws. Machined silver edge details and a Lit logo makes the part stand out.