Team Shepherd have released the Velox V10 AWS nitro touring kit. The latest variant of the successful V10 platform has been developed in cooperation with team drivers and selected customers around the world to take a big variety of skill levels into account. The kit features the advanced weight system chassis plate that allows the use of sliding weights at the lowest possible point of the car. By moving the included weight forward or backward the balance of the car can be fine tuned in the pitlane with ease. The related battery mount has been updated to a carbon plate instead of the composite version that was included in the AWS set previously. In the rear end the geometry has been updated slightly by moving the lower hinge pins closer together. The camber link carbon plate has been reinforced to increase the durability and aluminium dogbones and the according wheel axles replace the CVC driveshafts and improve the overall handling. The front and rear carbon shock towers feature new shock positions allowing finer adjustments of the shock position while the updated radio plate supports made of 7075 T6 aluminium give more room for a clean wiring of the electronics. Furthermore the clutch bell has been upgraded to the light weight aluminium version and the front body mount carbon plate has been reinforced significantly as requested by many racers. The kit will be ready for shipment in a few days with the upgrade set for Velox V10 2019 owners following very soon.
The Tribute wheels have been a hit on and off the track for RC monster truck racers. One of the key features of the wheels involves having replaceable adaptors which can alter the vehicle width. For the high-power crowd, JConcepts is proud to offer the 18mm and 11mm offset adaptors as a machined aluminium option. With the aluminium adaptors, racers can now power up and race worry free with the mid-track width available by JConcepts. The precision machined hexes are light weight, feature black anodising with laser engraved offset markings. The hex adaptors bolt-up with existing hardware from the #3377 wheels in a 6-lug pattern and include flanged nylon insert lock nuts for bolt-on security. Go fast, be durable and look the part with JConcepts.
JConcepts have introduced the Protector body shell for the original RC10 buggy. As the name suggests, the new body shares some styling cues from the original days of the RC10 and one of the most popular kit bodies of all-time. This is a CAD design body shell but definitely has its roots set in the 1980’s with rear biased cab, large rear transmission over-hanging section and large rear windows. Never has an RC10 body fit around the tub chassis with careful considerations to the angles, height, and transitions. Certainly, one of the most retro bodies in the JConcepts fleet, the Protector has very simple side-pods and efficiently covers the aluminium tub chassis. Multiple side windows, including the vintage back window, stand out as class leading details. The front nose piece of the body is feathered on the sides and chamfered to fit between the shock tower and slides just inside and on top of the nose brace tubes. A small, flared section near the front provides clearance around the button head screws on the sides of the tub chassis and zip right back onto alignment with the front of the chassis.
Axial introduces another first with the 1/10 scale RBX10 Ryft 4wd, a kit that allows intermediate level RC drivers to experience the thrills of rock bouncer off-road action. Full-size rock bouncers refuse to stop, or even back down on the throttle, when facing steep climbs and massive rocks. So does the RBX10 Ryft 4wd. This ground-up new Axial vehicle handles lots of abuse and loads of power. It’s robust, custom tube chassis is engineered from a high-strength composite plastic that withstands the hard knocks of RC off-roading, even while moving at high speeds over difficult off-road terrain. Both the front and rear axles boast a durable one-piece, moulded plastic, solid axle design and realistic metal differential covers. Officially licensed Interco TSL Super Swamper Bogger tires on Raceline Monster wheels do their part to tame wild tracks, aided by a 4-link suspension and adjustable, long travel front and rear oil shocks. These features, plus a full-time 4WD transmission, make the RBX10 Ryft an exciting vehicle to take on tough challenges at full throttle. The kit comes with a clear body for finishing in your favourite colours, plus decals and realistic interior details.
CNC machined from 7075 aluminium and hard anodised, these optional differential cross pins from Tekno reduce driveline rotating mass and slightly improve acceleration. They’re great if you’re looking to shave a few grams plus they last incredibly long due to the hard anodising. TKR9149A is a direct replacement for TKR9149 and is compatible with TKR9115 differential cases and TKR9150 gear sets. Also from Tekno are these revised extra stiff brake pad return springs to improve the consistency and lifespan of your brakes. The spring rate has been increased and provides more force to ensure your brakes won’t stick when disengaged. They provide a more natural feel in long runs and help eliminate brake fade by reducing friction between the brake discs and pads.
More new upgrade retro parts from Rusti Design, this time they are offering this rear transmission housing for the Schumacher Cat 2000. Originally released by Schumacher as a speed secret tuning part. Made from alloy (7075) it features the same exact specifications as the factory one for a perfect fit. Coming as in the photos with no other colours available, the part is more durable than the plastic version and better heat dissipation. A must have for any Schumacher fan and serious racer.
New from Roche is this pair of M3x9mm long motor screws with 3mm wide neck. A perfect fit for the Rapide P10W Evo2, they will help improve motor mounting accuracy. The screw is made from grade 5 titanium with a rainbow colour finish and it utilises a 2mm hex screw head.
Home of the world-famous Nitro event Winter National, this iconic layout at Fort Myers has been the same for over 30+ years. In the past, there were not many ‘Electric’ only events. For this weekend, The FSEARA brought in a record 74 entries for this track, one of the largest Electric events at this track. The Weather and traction were amazing all weekend. Without the noise from the Nitro for a long time, the crashes were still pretty intense. One of the world’s most challenging tracks for nitro for sure did some damage as well to the Electric group of racers as well.