T-Works have introduced new POM suspension spacer sets for the Xray XB8 2020 as well as the HB Racing D8 series of buggies and GT cars. Starting with the XB8-related set, the kit includes two 3x9x7mm, two 3x9x2mm and four 3x9x1mm spacers all of which are machined of high-quality, self-lubricating POM material. Using the shims will allow to adjust the rear wheelbase setting by shifting the rear hub forth and back in its seat with the slick washer surface ensuring smooth suspension action. As for the HB Racing D8 series sets, available is a rear hub set consisting of 0.5mm, 1.0mm, 1.5mm and 2.0mm shims as well as a set of steering block spacers. The shims are usable for the D819, D819RS, and D817 buggies as well as the RGT8 1/8th GT kit.
The IFMAR has announced that with an unanimous decision all four blocks and the IFMAR committee have decided to postpone the three IFMAR World Championship events planned for 2020. This means the Electric 1/10th ISTC Worlds in Heemstede, Netherlands, the 1/8th IC Off-Road Worlds in CiaNorte, Brasil and the 1/10th IC Track Touring Car Worlds in Brisbane, Australia are postponed to an alternative date, either 2021 or perhaps later. The first plan was to run those events in the beginning of 2021, making it a very busy calendar with the other already planned events. However, some alternative proposals are being studied now and IFMAR will come back to the racers later this year on how the IFMAR calendar will look like for 2021 and beyond. Additionally the IFMAR has the following to say about the decision:
This will be a disappointment for all of you, organizers, drivers and industry. For many of you, RC racing is the highlight of the week. However, this COVID-19 is not so easy to bring down and to avoid last minute cancellations and even more great disappointments we bring you this message now. Apart from the health issue there is also the travel ban that is in place for a big number of countries. We also need to consider this and travel possibilities needs to be back before we can start racing IFMAR WC events again.
Available now from 1up Racing is their gold anti-wear and blue O-ring grease in XL jars. The anti-wear grease is a race-proven blend of two synthetic base lubricants help that help the lube to adhere to metal surfaces offering unparalleled protection and impact absorption. It can be used on driveshafts and also makes a nice cushion on cross pins of belt pulley adapters where it can make for less wobbling and a smoother working drivetrain.
Following a first teaser image Picco from Italy have finally unveiled their all-new Monza Evo 3.5cc nitro on-road engine. Developed over the last year, the new version features a new 7-port liner with updated timing and exhaust boost ports to increase overall power. Characterised by a long stroke design to deliver better power throughout the entire RPM range, the engine also sports an all-new die-cast aluminium double bottom-end adjustment carburettor for finer tuning and a better mixture flow. The DLC-coated crankshaft prevents oxidation and any wear of the crank pin, it features improved transfers and it is fitted into a rear ceramic ball bearing. The rear back plate, now also die-casted, has been re-designed also to offer better mixture flow. The engine comes including a 8.5mm venturi insert and a P7TC glow-plug.
Dash have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming new R-Tune V3 electric brushless modified motor. No information about the features and specifications are available yet but we keep you up to date.
Radtec have introduced their Xray T4 series aluminium bearing hubs in black colour. Made from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised the alloy parts are designed to replace the standard composite parts and they can improve the efficiency of the drivetrain as well as lower the operation temperature of the gear differential as the metal parts allow for heat dissipation through the alloy bulkheads. The hubs come in 2-piece sets.
Tamiya have introduced new optional parts for their fun and popular T3-01 trike series. First up is a set of aluminium rear bearing holders. The parts replace the standard plastic A2 bearing holders and offer increased durability and higher precision. In addition the blue surface anodising adds visual impact while their design allows the addition of the rear axle weight set. The bearing holders come as pair including mounting hardware. Also new is the aforementioned rear wheel weight set that includes two black colour 6g and two silver colour 10g weights that can be attached to the optional alloy bearing holder, improving rear traction and overall manoeuvrability.
Carisma Racing have announced the release of a chassis-only Pro version of their successful CRF-1 formula pan car. A winner right out of the box the car took the TQ and win at the opening round of the 2020 BRCA Formula nationals and it includes a full set of team-suggested option parts as standard, allowing the racer to then choose the body type, the correct wheels and tyres for the tracks they race on, and their choice of electrics. The no compromise kit includes the CRF-1 Team Spec carbon fibre race chassis kit, a full CR optional spring set, a race-spec ball diff as well as a front anti-roll bar set. Not included are the body, wings, wheels, tyres and electronics.