Japanese company Active Hobby Products have introduced their chassis balance tool and also an arrangement of brass chassis balance weights. Starting with the balance tool, it adapts a common design that helps to achieve a perfect left-to-right chassis balance without the use of scales. The tools offer a sturdy base and hardened steel pins that interlock with the balance holes most of today’s electric and nitro on-road chassis have to offer. Placing the car on the pins and using additional weights to balance the left and right weight help to achieve a 50/50 weight bias in order to gain equal left and right hand turning characteristics. The balance tools come in sets of two and they hit stores soon.
Japanese company Active Hobby have introduced their new Joint Grease lubricant. The high-viscosity lube is best used on universal and CV-style driveshafts, driveshaft pins and also thrust races and suspension balls as its texture let the chemical stay in place even at high RPM and under severe load. The green-colour grease comes in 5g containers and it is available now.
Active Hobby Products have introduced adjustable rear suspension mounts for the Yokomo BD7 and YD-4 on-road cars. The RF mount is of a multi-piece design, utilising an inner solid block to which split outer suspension pin hangers attach. Different thickness alloy shims allow to adjust the toe-in angle in a range of 0 to -3 degree with a 48.7mm RR hanger and from -2 to -5 degree with a 51.7mm RR hanger. The adjustable RF suspension mount sets are available in four different colours including black, blue, red or silver. As for the needed RR parts, Active Hobby Products have introduced two new suspension mounts machined from heavy brass material. They are available separately in a 48.7mm variant, weighing in at 16.4g and as a 51.7mm version, weighing in at 17.2g. The parts come with a black surface and sport laser-etched markings for easy identification.
Coming from Japanese company Active Hobby Products is a range of 21mm big bore touring car springs. They are available as medium soft 2.4, medium 2.5 and medium hard 2.6 variant made from 1.4mm wire. The colour-coded springs promise improved steering response and rear traction while also reducing tyre degrading and they come in sets of two or four pieces per hardness and also as 6-piece combo package, containing a pair of each spring.
Japanese company Active Hobby Products have introduced their new EPT bulkhead setup block tool. Taking the idea of a bulkhead alignment tool a step further, the block also takes spool and diff axle alignment into consideration. First up the tool helps to align both the left and right hand bulkhead halves with an axle shaft dummy then also allowing to check the clearance and proper fit of the eccentric bearing and belt tensioner inserts while also allowing to check for any misalignment as result of a crash. Machined from aluminium and available in a range of colours, the tool is usable for 20mm bulkhead width cars such as the ARC R11 and R10 as well as 22mm kits such as the TRF419 and Yokomo BD7.
Coming from Active Hobby Products and made for the Yokomo YD-4 drift kit are three new option parts in the form of an alloy steering rack, a composite rack arm set and a body mount bar. Starting with the aluminium steering rack, the part is CNC-machined from 7075 aluminium and it makes for improved steering precision while being very light of weight at the same time. The rack comes laser-etched for looks and it is available in a range of colours including black, silver, hard anodising and also dark blue and red.
Active Hobby from Japan have introduced a set of aluminium touring car wing mounts and steel droop plates. Starting with the wing mounts, they utilise “diamond-shape” upper plates as well as oval counter plates to sandwich the rear wing and the body’s wing stay in order to improve rigidity and durability at high speeds and in the event of a crash. Two different screw mounting holes in the counter plates allow to easy shift the wing forth and back by 4.5mm to fine-tune the aerodynamics. The wing mounts are available in the four colours of red, blue, black and silver and they include mounting hardware. Also new is a 4-piece set of steel plates to protect carbon fibre touring car chassis in the droop screw area. The 0.5mm thin plates weigh in at 0.8g each, they sport a diameter of 8mm and are best attached using thin double sided tape or CA glue. Using them protects the delicate carbon fibre surface from becoming damaged by the droop grub screws.
Active Hobby Products soon have a range of aluminium option parts for Tamiya’s MF01 off-road chassis available. First up is the aluminium motor mount and under guard set that includes a machined motor plate, motor guard and fan mount to improve motor cooling in high ambient temperatures and when using brushed motors. The parts also protect the lower part of the motor while allowing to attach a 30mm fan at the same time. The set is available in blue, black, red and silver anodising.