Coming soon from Kyosho is the Inferno MP10 Spec A 1/8th nitro buggy roller. The pre-assembled kit out of Kyosho’s Spec A range is built by experienced staff and the kits are individually checked by Inferno designer Yuichi Kanai himself. Areas such as shock absorbers and diffs are built to very high standards to guarantee best performances as are details such as ride height and suspension geometry that all come pre-set and race-ready. On top of this the bodyshell is pre-cut, reducing preparation time significantly. Not included are accessories such as engine, electronics and tyres. As for the specifications the Spec A kit comes with the same features as the standard MP10 kit and it will hit the stores soon.
Rêve D from Japan have introduced their new line of super precision machine cut SPM titanium screws. The titanium fasteners are cut from high-quality material for a low weight and exceptional stability and durability and they are available in several variants including 2-piece servo screw sets, 2-piece motor mount screw kits, a 2-piece wing mount set, as well as 4-piece M2x5mm cap and M4x8mm set screw kits. The servo mount screws allow for secure servo mounting as the 4.3mm diameter flange fits snuggly into most servo case lugs, ensuring the servo will not move under load. The 7mm long motor mount screws allow to fasten the motor without using additional shims as they offer a 7mm head section for improved reliability of the whole assembly. The wing mount screws offer a 7.8mm head diameter and they are of a low-profile design, making them ideal for touring and drift car body shells. The M2x5mm cap head screws are usable for most clamp-type wheel hexes, adding bling when the tyres are off while reducing unsprung weight. Last but not least come the M4x8mm set screws that are usable as droop screws in many applications, reducing unsprung weight and adding corrosion resistance.
Trinity have announced the release of two new Certified red seal ceramic ball bearing sets for the TLR 22X-4 and 22 5.0 Elite buggies. The high-quality bearings come pre-oiled using a lightweight synthetic oil and they don’t need to be cleaned and broken-in like standard greased bearings. However they need the odd drop of oil now and then to maintain their full performance. The sets include all required drivetrain and wheel bearings and they are available from now on.
Alpha Plus have introduced their new fuel efficient carburettor for many of their competition engines. Newly developed with extended runtime and even smoother throttle control in mind, the 7.5mm bore carburettor will improve the mileage of engines such as the Dragon III, IV, GT, and GT-R as a direct replacement for the original part. Also new is a specially designed crankcase backplate that will make for a more efficient mixture flow within the engine, further optimising its efficiency and performance. The backplate fits the Dragon III, IV, GT, and GT-R engines.
Yeah Racing have announced the release of their new carbon fibre upgrade set for the MST RMX2.0 drift car. The set replaces all of the original plastic parts with matte finish carbon fibre items that optimise the chassis’ flex characteristics while adding visual impact. Cutouts in specific areas further fine-tune the overall flex which leads to improved grip during cornering. Included in the set are the lower main chassis, the split top deck, front and rear shock towers as well as mounting hardware.
Last weekend the 2020 edition of the Köngen Indoor Masters was held in Köngen in the south of Germany. The first major indoor race of the season attracted almost 130 entries with a challenging track, that offered both high speed and technical sections, making for great racing. In the 2WD Stadium Truck class it was Luca Rau who set the pace in the qualifiers and also the A-mains, taking the win from Jens Becker who struggled a bit with his tyre choice. The top 3 result was complete by Stefan Matas.
Muchmore have introduced their all-new Impact Silicon Graphene Super LCG 7.4V 5800mAh LiPo battery pack. Built from highest quality 130C cells the ultra low profile pack offers a high capacity and a super low internal resistance and thus improved power supply for both modified and stock class racing. The pack weighs in at 240g and measures 138.5×46.7×19.5mm with the ultra low profile design greatly lowering the car’s overall centre of gravity for improved corner speeds especially in high bite track conditions. The hardcase pack utilises 5mm bullet-type connectors and it will hit stores very soon.
Coming from Tamiya and made for their TRF420 touring car is a steel front direct cup set. Designed as a stronger replacement for the standard lightweight aluminium front spool outdrives, the parts add durability and about 4g of weight, allowing to fine-tune the weight of the front and also the drivetrain’s behaviour under load. Included with the outdrives come four replacement driveshaft caps. In combination with the SP1642 TRF420 front direct pulley, the parts can also be used with the TRF419 and TA07 kits.