January 11, 2018

T-Works XQ1 aluminium & titanium screw set

Coming from T-Works and made for the Xpress Execute XQ1 touring car is a mixed aluminium and titanium screw set. It includes a total of 104 fasteners with the red anodised aluminium ones being of the special UFO head design for improved visual impact. Using the set over the standard steel hardware will greatly reduce the overall weight while also lowering the centre of gravity.

Source: T-Works [rc-tworks.com]

January 9, 2018

Xpress Execute XQ1 chassis balance weight sets

Xpress have introduced a range of chassis balance weight sets for the Execute XQ1 touring car kit. Available are two 4-piece sets of 10g/5g or 15g/10g front and rear weights and also 2-piece set of 25g and 15g centreline weights. All are made using high-quality brass material and they come with gold-colour marking for easy identification. Included in each set is also suitable hardware that allows for quick and easy attachment or removal.

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October 19, 2017

Xpress XQ1 bi-colour aluminium chassis plate

Coming from Xpress and made for the XQ1 touring car is a bi-colour aluminium chassis plate. The main plate is machined from high-quality 7075 alloy material and it comes black anodised and with machined edge details in red colour to match the remainder of the car’s colour scheme. The symmetrical chassis adds about 20g of weight while increasing car control on high-bite carpet tracks.

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September 20, 2017

Xpress Execute XQ1 electric touring car kit

Following month of development and the release of several teaser images, Xpress have now officially announced the release of the Execute XQ1 1/10th 4WD electric touring car kit. The car is based on a carbon fibre double deck chassis assembly and features new design 1-piece lower front and rear bulkheads as well as 1-piece bulkhead covers to do away with tweak issues associated with multi-piece designs. Machined slots in the chassis and shock towers ensure perfect alignment and the 2-tone colour finish of the parts let the car stand out. Other features include bearing-supported anti-roll bars for smooth operation, low-profile shock absorbers and shock towers for a low centre of gravity and marked spring pre-load nuts ensure swift and easy ride height adjustment. The kit is rounded out by aluminium suspension mounts with composite inserts for convenient suspension geometry changes.

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September 1, 2017

Hiro Seiko introduce new lightweight screw kits

Coming from Hiro Seiko are new lightweight screw kits for the Xray X10 and X12 series of pan cars as well as the new Xpress XQ1 and the Awesomatix A800X. The X10’18 related kits come as mixed aluminium and titanium or full titanium sets that save 15.5g or 12.6g of weight respectively. The X12’18 kits also come as mixed or full titanium sets, scrubbing 15.5g or 12.2g respectively with the mixed sets including orange anodised aluminium and natural finish titanium fasteners. Swinging over to the touring car sets, the fastener kit for the XQ1 saves about 29g for the mixed and 21g for the all-titanium set while the A800X assortments scrub 23g with the mixed and 18.5g with the all-titanium kit. The mixed sets use red alloy screws for the XQ1 and gold-anodised fasteners in the mixed Awesomatix set.

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April 27, 2017

Xpress tease Execute XQ1 touring car

Xpress have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming all-new 1/10th 4WD electric touring car kit. An iconic brand back in the 1990’s and 2000’s, Xpress have recently made the step back into the market with a range of M-sized cars and are now on the verge of presenting their first competition kit in years. The teaser gives a first taste of what to expect with the company seemingly having taken a somewhat different design approach on details such as the bulkheads, anti-roll bar and suspension mounts. As all parts look pretty much production ready so we expect the kit to hit the market shortly.

Source: Xpress [rc-xpress.com]

March 20, 2017

Xpress T4 & T3 gear differential set

Xpress have introduced a gear differential set for the Xray T4 and T3 series of touring cars. Designed to be a direct replacement the diff features precision-moulded internals, aluminium outdrives and it is usable with the standard plastic-bladed driveshafts.

Source: Xpress [rc-xpress.com]

February 1, 2017

Xpress Xpresso M1 M-type RWD chassis kit

Coming from Xpress is the Xpresso M1 M-type 2WD rear wheel drive kit. Sporting “M-Chassis” dimensions the race-oriented kit features a full carbon fibre double deck construction, carbon fibre A-arms, adjustable upper links, a touring car sized rear gear differential and a belt-driven transmission. A centred and front-mounted steering servo makes for massive steering throw and a reactive toe rear suspension system ensures a nimble handling and exceptional traction and side-bite. The car is usable with shorty or standard-size LiPo battery packs that can be mounted in a front or rearward position. The car is compatible with all 210mm M-Chassis bodyshells.

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