O.S. Engines have announced the soon release of their new 21XR-B Ver.3 3.5cc nitro engine. The sports engine incorporates the DNA of the ultra-successful O.S.Speed line, transplanted into a more budget-friendly package for the average racer. A newly designed crankshaft will improve engine response thanks to a different shape and timing while a more lightweight piston further assists with a crisp engine response on throttle input. The OSSpeed-style conrod will offer exceptional durability while a redesigned combustion camber insert optimises power supply especially in the low to medium RPM range while offering stable engine performance at high speeds. Other features include a redesigned cooling head, the engine uses the double adjustment 21 J3-1 carburettor and it comes with 6mm off-road and 7mm GT specific venturi inserts. The engine is available separately and also as buggy combo set including an EFRA2089 exhaust pipe and MB01-75 manifold or as GT combo set including an EFRA2042 exhaust and MB01-70 manifold.
Coming from OfficinaRC are their new CU-TE 1.75mm shims that are an ideal addition to their recently introduced AT21ST-A-T titanium pivot ball for the Awesomatix touring cars. CU-TE is a material that has a specific weight of 8.99, about 3-times heavier than aluminium. This allows to place a considerable weight in a small space. These shims have been designed to replace the SH1.75 shims used on Awesomatix models to adjust the roll center of the arms allowing racers to position weight at the lowest possible point. The shims come in sets of eight, enough to outfit a full car.
JConcepts have introduced their latest Street Eliminator body shell, the ATS-V, Cadillac’s vigorous, brawny contender, eager to represent against all other performance rides. JConcepts took on recommendations from racers and dove into a new project utilizing the coupe style vehicle for the drag racing community. The Cadillac features a V-forged front-end with details chiseled into the headlight area which draws up the fender and over the hood. Undercuts throughout the nose culminate at the bottom with built-in splitter and recess vents. The grille as detailed with the included decal sheet allows the edginess of the Cadillac style to stand out and look massive. The included front hood-scoop brings a drag racing flair and blends up to the gradually shaped windshield with class. The roof is slightly railed, channeling the air over the rear-end and coupe section down to the trunk-lid. Fender flares protrude from the main body shape blend into the railed and splitter along the rocker-panels. The rear trunk cover fits and flows around the back to a recessed center section and allows perfect positioning of the rear taillights. The included taillight decals fold around the individual sections of the quarter-panels to provide that all-important Cadillac look. An included lower support structure and upper top wing is included to bring out another side to the Cadillac which is a drag racing animal. Included in each body set, a 2019 Cadillac ATS-V decal sheet and the paint mask for all windows.
Round 4 of the Heart of America Series was held this past weekend in 1/8th Open, 1/10th 200mm Nitro Sedan and GT8 classes. In the 1/8th Open class it was Eric Jones (Capricorn) with the overall TQ and also the win in the 30-minute A-main as Mugen’s Bob Block and Capricorn’s Jason Reger came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Mon-Tech Racing have released two new teaser images of their forthcoming all-new 1/10th FWD touring car body shell. No official details are available yet but the official introduction is planned to take place early this month and we bring you more details as they surface.
Creation Model have introduced new pit accessories in the form of an adjustable hanging neck fan as well as a canvas tote bag. Starting with the neck fan, the handy item allows for hands-free cooling while driving or working in the pits. The USB rechargeable fan offers three speeds and is highly adjustable, allowing to fit it to virtually every shape. It offers between 100 and 480 minutes of operation time per charge with the needed USB AC adapter not being included.
OfficinaRC have introduced their new titanium balls studs and pivot balls for the Awesomatix range of touring cars. Available are ST-24-T 4.8mm x 6mm, ST-24M-T 4.8mm x 8mm and ST-24L-T 4.8mm x 10mm camber link ball studs as well as ST03-T steering block ball studs all of which are machined of high-quality billet 6Al-4V titanium for about 42 percent of weight saving compared to standard steel parts while the ultra-smooth surface ensures optimised suspension action. Also new are Grade 5 ELI titanium AT21ST-A-T lower suspension pivot ball. They allow to scrub weight, however the precise manufacturing and smooth surface first and foremost guarantees a fluid and wobble-free movement to the arm system.
Coming in late August is H2 Racing Development’s new carbon fibre chassis and top deck for the 3Racing Advance S64 touring car. The main chassis will come machined from high-quality 2.5mm Torayca carbon fibre and it offers some additional features compared to the standard FRP chassis, such as a mounting position for an optional twist control block, as well as mounting holes for an ARS suspension, weight block as well as shorty battery holders. The servo mount position was moved a bit backwards for an optimised weight bias as was the lower bulkheads which means the chassis is only usable in combination with H2RD’s upper deck but not the original part.