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.
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.
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.
Agama Racing Australia have unveiled first images of Agama’s new A319 1/8th nitro off-road buggy kit. Pre-production kits have already been send to the team and were used over the weekend with good results. Official details and information will become available in time for the release which is scheduled for sometime this June from what is understood.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Kyosho Inferno MP10 and MP9 series of kits is an aeration shock cap set. The kit allows to utilise “bleeder”-type shock caps over the standard diaphragm design for added shock adjustability when conditions call for it. The caps are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, they come hard anodised for wear and looks and the set also includes all needed mounting hardware. The shock caps are usable with the MP10 as well as the MP9 TKI4, TKI3 and MP9E and MP9E Evo kits.
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.
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.
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.