Ruddog Distribution have introduced their new Tire Glue line of CA super glues. Available as thin and medium viscosity variants the glues are ideal to securely bond on-road and off-road rubber tyres to their wheels with the thin variant being ideal to let the glue flow into even the smallest of gaps while the medium variant is also usable to seal tyre sidewalls in order to counter traction rolling. Both glues come in 20g bottles and they include angled glue tips to make application even more convenient.
7075.it have introduced new LCG aluminium chassis for the Awesomatix A800MMX mid motor touring car. Available as standard, read: more flexible variant and also in full-face High Traction specification, both chassis will improve the car’s handling in medium to high-bite traction conditions with the heavier machined chassis being ideal for medium grip tracks due to increased torsional flex while the solid surface High Traction variant is best used in high to ultra high traction conditions. Both come with a hard-anodised surface coating and they are available separately or including a 2-piece set of snuggly fitting screw-on front brass weights.
ARC have introduced their new 2mm aluminium main chassis plate for the R11F front-wheel drive touring car. Machined from high-quality alloy and coming black anodised for wear and looks, the chassis is also strategically milled to ensure optimised flex characteristics when running on indoor carpet tracks.
Exotek have introduced their new Stuttgart 225mm wheelbase M-class body shell for modern MTC 4WD touring cars. The Super Car body features wide body fenders, an aggressive front splitter, low side skirts, lowered stance and the unmistakable Japanese tuning style double wings, producing incredible handling in a lightweight, low LCG package while doing it in style. The body is of 225mm wheelbase, 176mm width specification and moulded from premium, heavy duty yet lightweight polycarbonate. It includes M3 hardware, a double wing set, vinyl masks, high gloss stickers and an instruction sheet. Due to its low hood it fits over modern mini chassis with no problem but may be too low for older Tamiya front motor minis.
Trinity have announced the release of their new SlimStick White Carbon LiPo battery range. The new super narrow batteries comes in handy especially when running mid motor touring cars where the reduced width makes for better left/right chassis balance while offering an overall lower weight. Like the LCG the SlimStick is another perfect option for weight placement, and can improve the handling of touring cars especially with corner speed. Two different specifications are available a 6000mAh 7.4V (139x38x25mm/240g) variant and a 5500mAh pack (139x38x25mm/237g). Both are built using high-quality 100C cells and they utilise 5mm bullet-style connectors.
TDK have announced the release of their new Gen 2 tyre traction compound. The next generation of the brand’s safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable tyre sauce has a tweaked formula to work better with both on and off-road tyres. For off-road TDK Gen 2 has been designed to work with modern synthetic compounds and provides improved tyre and foam life for all compounds. For On-Road, TDK Gen 2 will work best on gray carpet or asphalt tracks. The traction compound is a nearly odourless, yet extremely effective sauce that provides a quick break-in and gives tremendous traction all while offering greater tyre life.
Awesomatix have released more images of their A12 dubbed 1/12th scale project that hit the light of the day just days prior to last week’s 2020 IFMAR 1/12th scale World Championship. The pan car is of a pretty radical design with the main chassis having received a V-shape with the rear power pod obviously being attached directly to the “ears” of the V, doing away with traditional pitch and roll dampers. Machined aluminium braces on both sides of the chassis seem to allow the limiting of suspension travel while the front end is also of a somewhat unusual design with large diameter king pins and a construction that seems to allow for stepless spring preload and ground clearance adjustment. The car is still in prototype stages with the said vehicle having allowed Awesomatix’s team manager, Max Mächler to finish 5th in the Stock class A-main while Freddy Südhoff achieved a fine 18th place overall in the Modified class, leading a field of four A12s in Modified. The guys of Awesomatix will now sit down to evaluate the collected data and to refine and finalise the design.
Arena RC Racing have introduced new option parts for the Serpent X20 touring car. First up are 0.5mm carbon fibre upper arm bracket spacers. Designed to allow the fine-tuning the car’s roll centre settings the spacers are of a 1-piece design ensuring convenient changing and stacking if needed. The set includes four spacers machined from lightweight 0.5mm carbon fibre. Also new are 0.5mm motor mount shims that are placed under the centre bulkhead, raising the whole assembly in order to improve belt clearance when running the original upper deck. The set includes two 0.5mm carbon fibre spacers.