McPappy Racing have released a new version of their popular pinion trees. They now have a 2-tone aluminium core colour and machined edges for an improved look. The tool also has pinion size numbers machined into the carbon fibre for an easier to read, cleaner appearance. Also included is a black velvet pullstring bag at no extra charge. The 4mm thick carbon fibre protects the teeth of the pinions while the core is machined from a solid block of aluminium. The pins are hardened tool steel and the pinions were variably placed to efficiently use the space. The trees come in four colours, custom colouring is available, assembled or unassembled, and empty or loaded with Tuning Haus pinions.
McPappy Racing have introduced an emulsion conversion for small pan car bladder-type shock absorbers. The set will convert small 7mm pan car bladder shocks, such as the Silva HSP2, Xray X12, Hot Bodies Cyclone 12, CRC Encore Micro shock, etc., into an emulsion shock. Emulsion shocks provide instant dampening whereas a bladder shock has a little more springy feel to it due to the bladder movement. This will work on any bladder shock with a 6.8mm to 7.0mm diameter piston and cap threads no larger than 9.5mm. To use, simply remove the bladder, replace with the emulsion conversion and O-ring, then replace the shock cap.
McPappy Racing have introduced their new RC brushless chassis dyno version 2.0. The device comes in three different sizes, 2WD and 4WD, chassis testing or motor to motor testing, it offers four different load levels, built in flywheel, can simulate an entire race, and with Windows 8 or later, can even be controlled with your voice. The dyno can accommodate anything from a small slot car up to some of the 1/5th scales. Custom sizes are also available.
McPappy Racing have introduced the Helping Hands third hand tool. Designed to hold a wide range of items during soldering, glueing, painting or polishing, the two main components are the three-jointed articulating friction arm and the mini vise. One knob completely releases all three joints including the twist on both ends. Each end has the industry standard 1/4″-20 threads that lets you directly bolt on other things such as a desktop microphone mount, GoPro mount, or web cam holder. The mini vise features two polished tool steel rods, and a custom turnbuckle with left and right-hand threads so it opens and closes twice as fast as a screw. Holes in the jaws for the included steel dowel pins allowing to hold odd shaped items. V-slots were machined into the lower vise jaws to hold straight items like screws and rods in either direction. The hobby vise is made from 7075 aluminium for a light weight, heat sink capabilities and to don’t scratch other metals. The tool comes as a single arm item but an upgrade kit allows to make it into a dual arm version later
McPappy Racing introduce the McDominator 2.1, the chassis that just won the largest class, 13.5 Stock Spec, at the Snowbird Nationals 2015. The kit features some subtle updates such as the crossbrace that now comes with additional 90 degree supports for rock solid rear chassis strength. Also a forth side shock mounting hole was added and all mounting screws of the crossbrace now use flatheads fasteners for perfect alignment while the nerf wing has been redesigned as well. Tungsten now also runs east to west and there is another thin one pocketed underneath as well with a total of five thick and one thin tungsten can be run in this chassis for a low centre of gravity. The package is rounded out by lightweight 45mm aluminium steering turnbuckles and TC6 connectors throughout.
McPappy Racing introduce their Pinion Tree holder for 36 64 pitch pinions. Designed to last a lifetime the holder is made with the highest quality materials like real 4mm thick carbon fibre to save weight and to protect the teeth of the pinions. The core is machined from a solid block of aluminium and comes in your choice of four different colours with custom colours also being available. The pins are hardened and polished tool steel and the pinion tooth numbers are laser etched into the carbon fibre. The pinions were variably placed to efficiently use the space, allowing to fit 36 gears from 34T through to 70T. The Pinion Tree is available assembled or unassembled, and empty or loaded with CRC 64P pinions.
McPappy Racing release the new VCS progressive spring kit. The “variable pitch” design has 3 coils on one end which are designed to coil bind under 1/4″ of compression travel. This allows the springs to be soft at first and rapidly increase in stiffness. Side shocks benefit by allowing the pod to be smooth and soft near the neutral resting position yet get progressively stiffer as the chassis rolls. Likewise, if a small VCS shock is used for the centre shock, the soft action handles the bumps nicely while getting stiff right before the chassis bottoms out. The springs are available with traditional or precision ground flat ends with the latter applying pressure slightly straighter and helping to keep it from rubbing on the shock body. The kit included 8 pairs of springs from 5 lbs through 12 lbs in 1 pound increments.
McPappy Racing has just released the latest McDominator in the Adam Liehr Edition. This chassis was designed for the use with the Savox SH-1250MG servo using the optionally available McPappy Savox servo case that is flush with the bottom of the chassis. Dropping it this low completely solves bumpsteer while running a flat servo plus it also lowers the centre of gravity. Since there is only a single 10″ wheelbase option, McPappy stretched the chassis right up to the LF wheel which allows another half piece of tungsten to adjust weight bias making it the chassis with the most tungsten options.