From T-Works comes this top deck conversion set for the HB Racing D418 4wd buggy. As standard this car doesn’t come with a top deck, instead relying on front and rear bracing to prevent flex. This set from T-Works allows you to easily convert the buggy to have a full top deck. The set comprises of two aluminium brackets for the tops of the centre diff bulkheads, front and rear top deck, as well as optional shorter rear top deck, UFO screws and all the various spacers needed.
HB Racing would like to welcome Thomas Musso to their official team. The former French 1/10th National Champion will be racing both 1/8th nitro and electric vehicles in major national and international events in 2021. Worldwide Team Manager Adrien Bertin said, ‘Thomas is a talented racer who brings with him much more than driving skills. He is a very knowledgeable and approachable racer who is a perfect fit for the 2021 team. We are very excited to have him on board again.’ Thomas followed up by saying “‘It’s official I’m back! A huge thanks to Adrien Bertin and the whole HB/Performa/Neidhart team. Now it’s time for some training before the first events, I hope at the beginning of April with the Montpellier GP. See you soon on the tracks’
HB Racing have introduced their new D8T Evo3 nitro truggy. They have taken the previous D817T and updated to the latest “D819 style” drivetrain, engine mount, front and rear suspension arm mounts and sway bars. Key features include all-new suspension geometry based on a new lightweight aluminium chassis, new front and rear aluminium shock towers, new truggy suspension arms, C-hubs, front hubs, and rear hubs. Universal drive shafts are now standard, along with a HB moulded nylon wing, longer travel shocks, and a heavy-duty servo saver. New screw-type shock pins feature standard & reverse threads, and are colour coded for easy identification. The D8T Evo3 is supplied with no body shell, giving racers the ability to choose their own body shell. Optional carbon fibre inserts are available to tune the stiffness of the monocoque suspension arms.
Similar in design to the recently release ONG RC8B3.2 shock caps, RC Project have released shock caps for the Sworkz S35-4 & S35-3 and also for the HB Racing D819RS, D819 & D817. The 6 upper machined pockets on the cap have a dual purpose, reducing the weight of the cap, making it the lightest on the market as well as helping with heat dissipation. The 3 bleed holes coupled to the new membranes will allow a rebound close to 0 and a homogeneous response between the shock absorbers once closed. For the HB specific shock caps, the new geometry allows a front droop up to 107 mm in order to adapt the set-up according to the type of track with the caps mounting on the shock tower without any modification. Both kits include 12 membranes with 3 different hardnesses that will allow you to vary the behaviour of the shock absorber based on the track, the driving style and temperature.
For the HB Racing D819 and D819RS, T-Works have produced this pairs of steel centre driveshafts. Made from a high-quality steel, the shaft features a black surface coating for wear resistance, with the length laser etched for quick reference. The rear centre shaft is 118mm long with the front centre shaft coming in a 85mm.
Continuing to expand their Vision buggy body shell line-up Bittydesign have released a version for the HB Racing D819RS buggy. The lid’s design will offer an easier to drive and more balanced feeling thanks to a mid-advanced cab, side pod and rear side flaps shape that optimises the aerodynamic characteristics. In addition a flap behind the engine area guides the air towards the rear wing for a smoother and more directed airflow around the shock tower and lower wing mount. The pre-cut body is moulded from high-quality 1mm Lexan polycarbonate, it comes with window masks, overspray protective film and a decal sheet.
T-Works have introduced a carbon fibre radio tray support mount for the HB Racing RGT8 1/8th scale on-road GT kit. The set includes two machined carbon fibre braces that support the standard radio tray for improved stability and optimised overall chassis stiffness.
T-Works have introduced their new aluminium diaphragm shock cap set for the HB Racing D8 series of vehicles. The caps are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and they come hard-coated for surface protection. Included in the set come two different design rubber volume compensators that help to adjust the shock absorber’s rebound under compression. Also included are four shock cap bushings that help to protect the caps and shock mounts. The set is usable with the D819, D817 and D815 nitro kits as well as the respective electric-powered variants.