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.
Our blogging comrads over at RCWorld.ch have given us the heads up on this mid motor conversion kit for the Tamiya TA05. Made by Japanese firm Team Crest, the conversion setÂ provides all the bits necessary toÂ mid mount your transmission andÂ motor, whichÂ in turn creates space for a rear mounted saddle pack.
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”Â 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.
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.