French company RB Products have been busy in the lead up to the toy fair with what is essentially a completely revamped line of engines, most getting new names and others update looks, while there are also some completely new motors too. The buggy engines are getting a new cooling head that is 17% lighter than the previous versions, while for all sizes and types there is a competition and sports line.
Running through the engines, the on road C9 is a completely new engine with a 9-port line, 14.5mm crankshaft and for the first time has the company’s L2G cooling head, introduced for the first time at last years show. The WS9 and B9 are now supplied with a selection of 3 plastic venturis, with the former getting a new sleeve with RB’s multi exhaust system, which sees the addition of 2 extra exhaust ports.
Their flagship .12 motor, the T9RC comes with the new cooling head which helps reduce the engine temperature by 20 degrees and is also supplied on the non RC (hand modified) T9. Also in the .12 series is the new TJ9 entry level engine.
Selected as being the most suited for the resurgent 1/8th scale 2wd pan car class, the Classico9 is a 7 port engine with a 14mm crankshaft and smoothly delivers the power, something very necessary for this type of car.
Leaving engines behind, RB have a new formula fuel, which is now also supplied in a new drum, and that helps the engines perform better while being non agressive to the parts. Also in the same cabinet were cans of Exhaust protect, that is a teflon spray that when applied to a brand new, or already clean exhaust system, enables it to be easily cleaned following running as the dirt fails the stick to it.
Other new items include the limited edition pit box, that is supplied with a RB skin which will only be availble for the first 100 owners. There is a new design for the pit bag, an orange anodised exhaust gas cooler, a new range of clutch tools and coming in mid April is a new range of tools.