November 1, 2006

Blue Groove Pro Grips

Blue Groove Pro Grip

We feel we must give these ‘Pro Grips’ a special mention for being one of the uglier accessories to pimp your transmitter with this season. Made by Blue Groove RC Concepts out of North Carolina they are available in 4 colours and turn your normally slick, in this case M11, steering wheel into something more resembling Bob the Builders tractor wheel. Regardless of how they look i’m sure they work, and will allow even the sweatiest of racer the control they need to move over and go another lap down.

BGC have also released 5 rather nice solid billet steering wheels for your transmitter, perfect for those racers who feel the need to customize everything they bring to the track.

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October 28, 2006

Xray issue warning on bearings

Xray Bearings

Xray have issued an important notice regarding the bearings on their new flagship car, the T2007. The bearings appear to be lacking the sufficient amount of oil which can lead to failures if not remedied. This a particularly difficult blow to Xray, who pride themselves, and rightly so, on the quality of their cars and components.

To: All XRAY T2’007 Owners
Date: 27th October 2006
Subject: T2’007 Ball-bearing Oiling

Several team drivers have indicated that ball-bearings in the T2’007 kits seem to have been insufficiently oiled, and that this is probably the reason that some of the bearings tend to fail sooner. For this reason, we would like to warn all T2’007 owners to preventively apply any standard ball-bearing oil to all of the ball-bearings.


Source: Xray [] 

October 25, 2006

Team Crest, TA05 mid mount conversion

Team Crest TA05 conversion

Our blogging comrads over at have given us the heads up on this mid motor conversion kit for the Tamiya TA05. Made by Japanese firm Team Crest, the conversion set provides all the bits necessary to mid mount your transmission and motor, which in turn creates space for a rear mounted saddle pack.

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October 23, 2006

TCS brings water cooling to Electric RC cars

TCS Water Cooling

English company TCS Cooling has developed this rather innovative water cooling system for electric rc cars. Using a small pump and front mounted radiator, pipes feed constantly cooled “non-conductive liquid” around the face of the electric motor keeping the temperature down, increasing performance and reducing damage.

The new Multi Patented TCS has been meticulously developed over the last 12 months to address the “Heat problem” and promises new levels of performance and reliability which can be fitted to your existing car.

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October 19, 2006

Much More battery heat sink II

Much More

I wouldn’t normally write about something as boring as a cooler for cells but this one is really nice. Made by Much More in Korea, it provides even heat dissipation for the batteries resulting in a balanced temperature throughout the pack when charged or discharged. It has six fans, 3 top and 3 bottom, is powered by 12V and is available in 3 anodised colours; Black, Blue and Purple.

Source: Much More []