Reds Racing have introduce their new generation of nitro GT engines called the 521 GTS. The new engine, available in steel or ceramic bearing versions, features high reliability, tuning stability and great fuel mileage, combined with specific technical changes in the porting and new materials. This 5 port engine claims to offer higher power and better fuel efficiency compared to other engines. The S line features a new and unique high stiffness crankcase design and uses all new materials and casting technology. The engine is produced with pressure die casting, which is a very high quality process, while previous generation R line crankcase was with gravity casting. Another big improvement is the brand new aluminium carburettor, again made using pressure die casting. The decision to change carburettor materials from plastic to aluminium further improves idle stability and tuning. The new carburettor is 30° inclined for better fluid dynamics to increase engine power and has an insulator to reduce carburettor temperature and increase idle stability at high temperatures.
More new items from Yeah Racing for the SCX24 with the release of this aluminium steering rod link set. Increase the durability of your rig with this set, or when you upgrade to a high torque servo these parts will help to deal with the increased load in your steering system. The set comes complete with brass pivot balls and the required fasteners.
T-Works have announced the signing of another top UK driver, two time European Champion Elliott Boots. The Italy based S-Workz driver will use the complete range of products from the Asian manufacturer and had the following to say about the deal:
I am super excited to announce that I have joined the T-Work’s factory team, the products are of great design and quality and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity, I can not wait to use all these products. A big thank you to Wilson and Wing for welcoming me with open arms.
Xtra Speed have released more brass options to enable you to extract every gram from your crawler tires. For the the Redcat Gen8 there is a new brass portal cover while for the Axial SCX24 there are new brass wheel hubs. Both parts are CNC machined from high quality brass and come with suitable fasteners.
Sentinel introduce their new aluminium 1.9 Inch 8-spoke beadlock crawler wheels. Made from high strength aluminium, high durability is achieved without going overboard with the weight of the wheel and increasing the rotational mass, which results in a more efficient wheel set. Features a beadlock assembly method which is most commonly seen on real life truck wheels. Sold as a pair, they come with a wheel hub to hide your locknut for a more scale look.
Yeah Racing have created this true oil filled gear differential for Tamiya’s TT02 and TT01. Using a design based on 1/10 competition touring car differentials to ensure smoother operation and with a proper seal, it comes with driveshaft blade protectors to protect the driveshafts and differential outdrives. This will only work with the small sized ball joint universals.
For the F1Ultra, Exotek have produced this new optional extra stiff chassis designed for extra high grip smooth tracks. Made in the USA from 2.5mm quasi weave carbon fibre there is now also a new extra short wheel base setting (2mm shorter than the stock short wheelbase) and there is an extra chassis hole for 1/12 servo mounting. Also for the same car is a heavy duty steel ball diff axle. The 1-piece shaft offers maximum durability and also provides extra rear weight (shafts weighs ~26grams) for more traction in low grip conditions. Solid on the right side and hollowed on the left side to help balance the rear pod, the alloy diff ring mount is a direct fit for the F1Ultra stock ball diff.
From Redcat their new Volcano-16 is a 1/16th scale ready to run monster truck. Supplied complete with two 7.4V 800mAH Li-ion rechargeable battery packs, USB Li-ion battery balance charger cable, a 2.4GHz radio system and sticker sheet, the Volcano-16 even includes a set of LED headlights. Available in red or blue it is small enough to be driven indoors and powerful enough to trample the great outdoors. Powered by a 390 brushed motor and splash proof brushed ESC/receiver, a metal heatsink helps to keep the motor cool and T-style connectors ensure reliable power delivery from the rechargeable Li-ion battery pack. Featuring a durable plastic tub chassis, beefy independent suspension arms, adjustable threaded body coil-over shocks, front and rear gear differentials and full time shaft driven 4WD. The large front and rear bumpers, with impact resistant mounting brackets, look good and offer protection against crashes. An aggressive tire design offers excellent traction on multiple surfaces and the firm tire compound offers long lasting tread wear, even when driving on pavement.