May 23, 2019

Xpress GripXero D1 positive ackermann steering plates

Coming for the Xpress GripXero D1 drift car are new positive Ackermann steering plates. Changing to these will allow for a faster car in slides and owners will also get a little bit more steering lock with these plates. The parts are machined from high-quality carbon fibre and they are a direct fit.

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May 21, 2019

Xpress XM1 series 225mm wheelbase conversion

Coming from Xpress and made for the XM1 and XM1S M-class 4WD touring cars is a 225mm wheelbase conversion kit. The set includes a new longer wheelbase chassis and top deck as well as new front and rear belts, allowing to access a 225mm wheelbase setting that will give additional stability at the expense of a bit of steering. The result is a more stable car for both low and high grip conditions. The conversion is usable with both the XM1 and the XM1S.

Source: Xpress [rc-xpress.com]


May 15, 2019

Xpress Execute XQ1 mid-motor conversion – Teaser

Xpress have released first renderings of their forthcoming new mid-motor conversion kit for the Execute XQ1 touring car. A design that is gaining popularity recently, the motor will be placed more towards the centre of the chassis with the optimised weight bias and equal length drive belts making for improved acceleration and more stable cornering. Full details will become available at a later stage.

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March 28, 2019

Xpress GripXero D1 RWD drift car kit

Xpress have introduced their all-new GripXero D1 RWD drift car kit that combines design elements of their popular Xpresso and Execute series on-road kits. Developed with competition drift car racing in mind, the chassis features several performance oriented design elements such as the new inboard front suspension, a narrow main chassis plate, highly adjustable pivot ball suspension elements, an adjustable centre of gravity ESC and gyro mount as well as a multifunctional rear diff that can also be built as a solid axle. Other features include matte finish high-weave carbon fibre parts, the highly adjustable Xpress On-Power Control rear end, a hybrid gear and belt transmission and also a high centre of gravity motor mount. The kit is rounded out by red anodised 7075 aluminium turnbuckles and alloy parts and a carbon fibre steering angle limiter.

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February 14, 2019

RC Maker touring car floating electronics plates

RC Maker have introduced their new adjustable electronics mounting plates for most of today’s 1/10th electric touring cars. The floating brass mount with central attachment allows for fully floating electronics with absolutely minimal flex interference, giving symmetrical flex, which is not possible in conventional layouts. The plates make it incredibly easy to swap chassis plates, as electronics stay fixed to the plate, making it only two screws to swap all electronics over, without messing with tape. The unique design is making it very easy to swap between chassis manufacturers and try different plates all without having to buy entire new kits while offering left-to-right chassis balance adjustment. Different fastening inserts allow for even greater versatility without the need to buy a whole new set again. Same with changing to different plates and centre weights, they are all compatible with each-other. Beside the double-sided design, RC Maker also offers a single sided set with 4mm of adjustability left and right to adjust the balance bias of the car. Used for the electronics only it allows to tune the chassis balance, and also move weight in or out both sides to adjust the amount of roll in the chassis depending on the traction level. In addition to the brass double and single-sided sets, RC Maker also offer the brass plates separately to conversion double into single and single into double-sided designs. Optional carbon fibre option plates make for reduced overall mass if needed while an optional +10g centre weight adds further weight tuning options. Supported cars include the Yokomo BD8 and BD9, Xray T4 2017 to 2019, Team Associated TC7.1 and TC7.2, Tamiya TRF419X, Awesomatix A800X, Infinity IF14, Xpress XQ1, Mugen MTC1 and ARC R11’19.

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February 12, 2019

Xpress XM1 lowered aluminium shock towers

Coming for the Xpress XM1 and XM1S M-class touring cars are low profile aluminium shock towers. Both feature 1mm lowered shock mounting holes for improved stability throughout the corner with the sturdy alloy material providing less lateral flex compared to carbon fibre shock stays which further adds to improved stability during cornering on high-grip surfaces. The front and rear shock towers are available separately and they come with a black and red surface finish.

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February 4, 2019

Xpress aluminium motor fan mount

Coming from Xpress is a lightweight motor fan mount for the XQ1 and XM1 series of cars. The CNC-machined and black anodised alloy mount screws directly into the existing rear lead weight mounting hole, sitting just behind the motor. The design prevents the fan unit from rotating on the mount while keeping the natural chassis flex intact and it is usable with the XQ1, XQ1S, XM1 and XM1S kits.

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January 25, 2019

Xpress release new XQ1 & XM1 carbon optionals

Coming from Xpress are new carbon fibre option parts for the XQ1 and XM1 series of cars. First up is a graphite body post stiffener set for the XQ1 series of 1/10th touring cars. The carbon fibre plates will reduce body movement in corners for increased stability while the C-shape of the rear plate also reinforces the body’s trunk area, resulting in improved body support and thus downforce at high speeds. The set includes one front and one rear body post support and it is also available for the XM1 series of 4WD M-class cars. Also new is an optional graphite steering knuckle plate set for the XM1 and XM1S cars. The parts will make for a stiffer steering structure which in turn gives a sharper steering response and feeling. Owners will need to install a 2mm bumpsteer shim to get the same amount of bumpsteer as with the stock steering plate. The plates also feature an extra Ackermann mounting position that will increase the aggressiveness of the steering response, which is perfect for asphalt tracks.

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