KM Racing have released yet more parts for the Xray NT1 1/10th scale car with the release of 2 new products. The first product is an adjustable belt tension plate that has been made from 2.5mm thick carbon fibre and offers a neat way to adjust the cars side belt tension. Also new from KM are lightweight shaft spacers which have been made from aluminium and lightened with holes. The spacers come in pairs and are available in standard silver colour and anodised grey.
More new products from Serpent, this time its the release of 2 sets of new series shock springs, which are suitable for use with all current and previous Serpent shock absorbers. Sold in sets of 5 pairs of springs, 1 set contains 23mm length springs, 1mm longer than the older version, for the front of 1/8th scale chassis’ and both the front and rear of 1/10th scale chassis’, while the 2nd set contains 27mm springs for use on the rear of 1/8th scale chassis’. Featuring a new colour rating these new series of springs are of a better quality, coming with ground flat ends, and as they no longer have a colour coating they function more accurately. The spring’s hardness is now identified by the coloured paint on the springs tip.
Serpent have released these 3mm carbide balls for their new S400 1/10th EP touring car. Sold in a pack of 10, the balls are made from tungsten carbide and are suitable for use in the cars ball differential. These balls are incredibly hard and last much longer than the standard versions thanks to their resistance to flat spotting.
The first round of the East German Regionals were run last weekend at the MRC Leipzig track and it was open to both 1/10th and 1/8th scale classes. In the 1/10th scale qualifying it was Kyosho racer Rico Kröber that took the top qualifying spot ahead of team mates Marcus Kreutziger and Franc Pudewell in 2nd and 3rd respectively, while in 1/8th scale it was Serpent driver Mirko Morgenstern on pole followed by Martin Henschel and Toni Gruber. In the 1/10th scale race it was pole man Kröber that could convert his pole into a win, coming home 7 laps ahead of Tom Krägefski in 2nd while 3rd spot went to Marcus Kreutziger. In 1/8th scale Morgenstern had problems and this allowed Henschel to take a clear win ahead of the Serpent pairing of Torsten Müller and Holger Ritter.
Last weekend saw the previously postponed 4th round of the Irish National Championships run at the St. Annes Park track in Dublin. The National round was open to both 1/8th scale and 1/10th 200mm and in 1/8th it was Serpent racer Clive Connolly that took the TQ while in the 1/10th class it was Xray driver Steven Hayes that took the TQ spot. The 1/8th scale A-final was won by Clive Connolly who clinched the National title while Serpent team mate Darragh Fox was 2nd and Mugen racer Austin Elliot in 3rd. In the 1/10th scale class it was out going Champion Chris Steele that won the A Final, his second win of the year, with Serpent racer Eoin Doran in 2nd after a great battle with new Champion Steven Hayes in 3rd. The B final was won by rookie Robert Boylan with Darren Hill in 2nd and Oliver Pauloin-Valory in 3rd.
Japanese company Team Honest have released a whole load of carbon parts for Kyoshos 1/12th scale gas powered Pan car, the Spada. The parts include a front upper plate made from 3mm carbon for extra front stiffness, a 2mm thick carbon fibre radio tray, a 2.5mm thick carbon body mount plate, 1.2mm brake plate and 1.5mm thick brake disk from carbon, a 3mm carbon rear upper plate and finally a receiver plate and a battery plate. All parts are of high quality and lightweight.
German after market parts maker All Mod have released 2 new products to their range of general and Mugen parts. First up are these engine support spacers for 1/8th scale buggies that when mounted lift your .21 motor by 1mm and this allows you to run the All Mod MSS 28 heavy-load clutch normally meant for use on .28 motors. Also new from All Mod is an aluminium clutch plate for use with the Mugen MTX and MRX range of cars that aids the engagement of the clutch for better power delivery.
Current US National Champions Speed Merchant have announced the release of their latest 1/12th scale chassis, the Rev5, due for sale in the 2nd week of October. The car has a new rear pod design, that takes “easy access” to a new level, meaning you can literally drop in any motor, including brushless with a large pinion attached, with ease while the new pod plates have been machined from Delrin which offers huge weight savings. The car also feaures a new extensively tested “Formula” front end which has been created using linkages yet is sturdy enough to hold up to the speeds and forces generated in today’s cars. By supporting the top of the king pin with 2 balls, the upper link arm is very stiff and strong, and doesn’t move during a crash.