Atomic Carbon have announced new Durango DEX410 V3 buggy shock towers. Non V3 owners can now upgrade and have the ability to fine tune the top shock positions and use the new camber link holes. The front is the same as the kit tower, while the rear has an extra row of camber link holes and has had the unnecessary holes removed on the rear tower to strengthen it. Made from genuine 4mm full fat Carbon Fibre and available in standard black or red.
Atomic Carbon have released this conversion set for the Team Losi XXX-CR 2wd buggy. The set features a carbon fibre chassis, front braces, battery straps, rear brace, LiPo brace, CSC side pods, brass battery posts, aerial holder and all the fasterners required to complete the conversion which are not included in the XXX-CR kit. Of course a donor is required to complete this conversion along with some other parts. As the motor is mounted in front of a rear drive axles, the motor will also need to be reversed and so this requires a specific speed controller that is capable of reverse rotation, details of which are listed on the Atomic Carbon website.
Chris Doughty, driving the LRP powered Atomized B44, took Atomic-Carbon’s maiden BRCA National win at Eden Park Raceway near London last weekend. The finals were eventful for Chris, in Leg 1 both front tyres became detached from both wheels, but Chris managed to hold off the pack to take a 2nd place, in Leg 2 Chris brushed a track marker on the warm up lap which damaged a front wishbone, thanks to quick work by the Atomic-Carbon team, the cells from his car were transferred to Andy Griffths Atomized B44 which had just come off the track from the previous final. Even with the worn tyres and yellow wheels Chris soon adapted to the differently setup car and managed a 5th place. In the 3rd leg Chris managed to get up to 1st place, with many cars retiring Chris played it safe and didn’t try to clear the big double jumps and came home to take the win. Expect a full report from our friends at oOple very soon.
New from Atomic Carbon are these replacement shock towers for the Associated B44 buggy. Made from 4mm carbon fibre, and featuring additional shock holes alongside the standard kit holes, these towers are available for both the front and rear of the car. Having completed final testing they are now available to buy.
Former European Champion Chris Doughty has the first pictures of the Atomic-Carbon B44 optional body that is used with the Atomic-Carbon B44 optional Carbon Fibre Tub Chassis. The shell is still in its prototype phase so final details need to confirmed but the front and rear towers have been shaped to allow airflow over the body so as not get blocked by the tower. The body is lower than that for the S4 yet there is plenty of room for full size servos, receivers and TC style fan mounted speed controllers.
Following on from the brief piece from oOple about the Atomic Carbon S2 in which we mentioned that a new 4wd buggy was spotted, comes the first teaser pictures of that car which has turned out to be an Associated B44 with new carbon fibre option parts from Atomic Carbon. Most notable is the beautiful moulded, and machined, carbon fibre tub chassis which sports a different battery layout and radio gear configuration than the original car and also that it no longer uses an upper chassis brace, probably due to the stiffness of the tub. More information to be released soon.
Jimmy over at oOple managed to get some first pictures of the new Atomic Carbon S2, a car that has been around all year in various guises, gradually evolving until a layout that worked was arrived at. This, the pre-production car, is a work of art – losing any rough edges the prototypes might have had and with a swish new carbon laminate tub chassis specially made for this car. A new 4-gear gearbox and cell layout distinguish this car from the prototypes and the car should be available as a conversion for the popular RC10B4 from Associated. Also spotted was the new 4wd chassis from Atomic Carbon, that sports donor parts from the Associated B44 and a newly designed front end, but he unfortunately wasnt allowed to take any pictures of it.
Go to oOple to get more close up pictures of the S2.
The picture above and below is that of a new kevlar / carbon fibre tub chassis for the Atomic Carbon S4 which UK driver Mat Dodd is currently testing. The chassis has a outer layer of kevlar and the normal inner layers of carbon fibre with the purpose of the kevlar to help reduce any wear to a minimum on the chassis. Depending on how testing goes it might be introduced on the company’s S2 and S4.