Hiro Seiko have introduced new lightweight screw sets for the Xray T4’19 and TRG118 on-road kits. Starting with the Xray-specific set, the kit for the recently announced T4’19 tourer is available as all-titanium or mixed titanium and aluminium set, the latter saving even more weight compared to the all-titanium set. The mixed set includes natural colour titanium and orange anodised alloy fasteners to add visual impact while offering improved corrosion resistance and an overall lower weight. As for the TRG118 sets, they are available as all-titanium or mixed titanium and alloy sets, the latter including grey anodised aluminium screws to match the car’s colour scheme.
Japanese company TRG is currently testing a new 1/10th formula pan car based on their TRG117 kit. The prototype car features a very slim 3mm 7075-T6 alloy chassis for roll and pitch stiffness as composite material side plates create a closed chassis bottom for improved aerodynamics. The car also utilises a massive diffusor, a sunken-in steering servo and the company’s complex front and rear suspension arrangements. We bring you more informations on the project as they become available.
Coming soon from Japanese company TRG is the TRG114 v2 1/10th scale formula conversion kit for Tamiya F103 and F104 style cars. Based off of the TRG114 and coming with a range of option parts previously introduced with the Limited Edition kit, the v2 will feature an updated 2.4mm carbon fibre chassis with adjustable front flex system that utilised grub screws to stiffen the front part of the chassis just behind the servo and lower A-arms. Also included are updated 3.0mm lower arms, a 2.0mm upper plate as well as a carbon fibre roll damper T-plate, adjustable roll damper pistons, and the “one touch” centre shock droop adjustment nut. Different from the Limited Edition the v2 will include silver colour alloy parts such as the steering bellcranks and motor pod. The kit will become available in a 200mm wide foam and 180mm narrow rubber tyre variant soon.
Japanese company TRG have introduced a new roll damper with multi-piece piston for their line of 1/10th formula conversion kits. The damper makes use of a machined aluminium body and a multi-piece piston that is made up using bushings of different length and diameter. A shouldered, O-ring equipped delrin bushing on each end reduces oil or grease loss to a minimum compared to the standard 1-piece piston. The damper fits the current TRG114 and also the older TRG112, TRG111 and TRG109 conversion kits.
Japanese company have introduced the TRG114 Limited Edition 1/10th formula car kit. Based off of the standard TRG114 the limited edition is available in three different colours and including a range of option parts such as a short carbon fibre upper deck, carbon fibre roll damper lever, quick droop adjustment centre shock adapter, front chassis flex adjustment system, as well as black anodised chassis alloy posts. The different colour variants differ in terms of alloy motor pod and dual steering bellcrank anodising with the kit being available in black, blue and red.
Japanese company TRG have introduced new optional Max Carbon graphite chassis for the Xray X1 and X12’15. Starting with the X1 chassis, the main plate was specially designed to allow the use of TRG’s TRG114 formula front end and dual bellcrank steering system. The wider front end makes the car usable for 200mm foam tyre classes and beside TRG’s own front suspension the chassis also allows to use the Tamiya F104 front end as well as the TRG F103 and F104 servo mounts.
Japanese company TRG, know for their highly complex F104 and F103 conversion kits, such as the TRG114, are currently working on a simple pan car chassis for Tamiya front and rear axles. The prototype shows a 1-piece fibre glass chassis with an integrated rear power pod as part of the main chassis rather than a 2-piece solution as seen on the original F104 and F103 cars. Cut-outs left and right make for a “T-bar” design that allows the motor pod to flex as it is needed to create rear traction and side-bite. The front and rear of the chassis take F103 200mm (and we guess also F104 190mm) suspension parts and the car is designed for the use with GT and sports car type of bodyshells. The car/chassis is still in prototype stages and we bring you more information as we get them.
Japanese company TRG have released first information and images of a new dual bellcrank steering system for Tamiya F103 and F104 based pan cars. Designed to deliver an optimised Ackermann geometry the set greatly improves cornering for a more predictable and faster ride. The set only works with low-profile servos of 25mm to 27mm height and with the mounting tabs being 17.5mm high. Included in the set come aluminium bellcranks and steering posts, a carbon fibre steering plate and mounting brace as well as ball bearings and mounting hardware. The steering kit, that will become available by end of July, fits most F103 and F104 kits as well as the Kyosho Plasma F1 and the TRG F114 but some DIY to fully adapt the set to the chassis may be required.