June 19, 2019

Yokomo YD-2 slider rack aluminium servo horn

Yokomo have announced the release of an aluminium servo horn specially designed for the steering slider rack of the YD-2 drift car. The 23mm servo arm features an optimised length and offset to match the steering’s unique geometry while offering improved rigidity and durability for a more precise steering feeling. The servo horn comes black anodised and in 23T or 25T servo spline specification.

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June 19, 2019

Reds Racing 2S LiPo hardcase batteries

Reds Racing have added new 2S LiPo hardcase battery packs to their recently announced 4S range. Build from 100C high-performance cells the batteries are ideal for competition use and they are available as high-capacity 8000mAh and lightweight 6000mAh standard-size 7.6V HV packs with 5mm bullet-type connectors and also as 5600mAh HV and 4600mAh standard voltage shorty packs – the latter two utilising 4mm connectors.

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June 19, 2019

Muchmore Fleta Pro V2 1S optional top case

Muchmore have introduced a new optional upper case for the Fleza Pro V2 1S 1/12th scale speed controller. The optional aluminium case is of a heatsink design for improved cooling efficiency compared to the previous full-face case. The case will make for a slightly increased case size of 30.5×36.5×20.0mm and a weight of 42.3g. Included with the top case comes an optional metal sticker for an even visual appearance.

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June 19, 2019

Hitec D956WP IP67 waterproof servo

Based off of the D954SW servo comes Hitec’s new D956WP IP-67 rated version, a true waterproof, dust resistant upgrade for 1/10th scale rock crawlers and off-road trucks. As with Hitec’s entire “D” line, the servo is powered by a 32-bit micro controller unit and a 12-bit analog to digital converter for rapid, high resolution response. With durable steel gears, dual ball bearing and hardened steel output shaft, the servo produces up to 29kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.12s.

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June 19, 2019

BRCA 1/8 Circuit Nationals Rd5 – Report

BRCA 1/8 Nationals moved to the Adur track for round 5 of the series recently. Things started well with a nice blue sky on Saturday morning but phones were quickly out to check if rain was on the way. Unfortunately it was and everyone tried to make the best of the morning to find a good setup before things got wet. There was some drizzle in the air from lunchtime and it started raining from 3h30. No cars were to hit the track from that point. Sunday morning was dry for drivers’ briefing. Tim Wood, current championship leader, and Andy Hastings were absent, meaning their usual spot in the A was up for grabs. Practice started at 9am and drivers were eager to get going. There were 7 cars in electric and 23 in nitro, all making the most of the dry conditions as it was clear that it would quickly change. And it did. The rain started just before 10. Out with the phones again.

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June 18, 2019

Avid piston drill set 1.1 to 2.0mm

Avid’s new piston drill set includes twist drill bits between 1.1mm and 2.0mm in increments of 0.1mm, ideal to modify existing or custom-build new shock pistons. The set comes with a handy drill bit holder so owners can easily drill custom pistons by hand. The tools come in a convenient box that has a color-coordinated label, allowing to quickly figure out the drill bit size if they get out of order.

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June 18, 2019

JConcepts 1999 Ford F-150 Lightning body shell

JConcepts have announced the release of their 1999 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning for Street Eliminator drag racing. The SVT F-150 Lightning body is built low and excels when converted to a JConcepts Street Eliminator concept. The high-speed shell features a very scale look, and with the addition of a rear spoiler, helps the F-150 speed in the correct direction. Exterior elements that distinguish the Lightning from the regular F-150 include new upper and lower front grilles with a horizontal design that is unique to the Lightning in the F-Series line. The headlights, taillights, side-marker lights, and the signature round fog lights all match the 1:1 counterpart found only on the Lightning, which give the exterior a clean, jewel-like appearance. The cab’s center high-mounted stop lamp also is unique to the Lightning, and is created with a simple detailed decal. The body comes clear, made of heavy-duty polycarbonate with protective film and it includes window masks and detailed Ford decals.

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June 18, 2019

X-Grip 190mm touring car foam tyres

X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced new pre-trued foam tyres for 190mm electric touring cars. The tyres come in a single front and a single rear compound that offer exceptional durability and make for an easy to drive car. The wheel diameter is identical to rubber tyre rims and the tyres come pre-trued to a diameter of 64mm, meaning they are usable directly and without the need to true or sand them down.

Source: Mikimodel [mikimodel.net]