New for the XB808, Xray have released 2 different versions of adjustable left & right M5 steering turnbuckles. Manufactured from strong, lightweight 7075 T6 aluminium, they sport precision threading for fine toe adjustment. Available in 58mm and 64mm, they are for serious racers who are conscious of weight savings, in this case 50% lighter.
For those looking for better handling from their Slash, AKA have announced the release of their 1:8 wheel adapters for the Traxxas Slash truck that allow you to mount regular buggy wheels to your truck. Made from 7075 aluminum and hard anodized, they are supplied with all the necessary fasteners to mount them and include AKA “SureGrip” 17mm nuts to keep the wheels securely on the hubs. The wheel nuts are made from 7075 aluminium and also feature hard anodizing plus a knurled rear face to grab the plastic of the wheel and stay put. The adapters install in just minutes and require zero modifications to the truck and the stock width and steering radius are kept in tact. Adapters will ship starting the week of August 10th.
By popular demand JConcepts are bringing their Rulux design to short course racing. Available for the SC10 and Slash, the Rulux wheels are 1:1 inspired and offer a look that is unmistakably JConcepts. No detail has been missed as the wheel incorporates a lug nut and spoke affect that emulates the real thing. Wheel profile, interior and exterior ribbing and spoke design were all areas of focus while creating the combination of durability, clearance, functionality and appearance. With white and black colors to choose from, being unique is worry free as practically any paint scheme can be matched to these exciting new wheels. The hassle-free and lightweight 1-piece design creates the ultimate race and show wheel for any competition.
One of the downsides of being so far out of a major city is that it makes you realize how much you depend on things you are used to having at your disposal. In my case this week, it was the internet. Unfortunately there was no hot spot I could drop by to send out my race reports this weekend, so I am sorry for the delay in the update. As we went to bed last night the forecast was for heavy storms and wind to rumble through the area, which had us all very worried, but as we awoke, we were very pleased to see that only a sprinkle hit us and soon the sun was bright as could be. We ran a total of 6 rounds of qualifying where a driver’s best 4 of the 6 rounds would be counted with points to determine which drivers would make the semi finals.
Adam Drake was in touch to tell us about the 2nd round of the Novarossi Summer series, which attracted 11 heats of drivers. In the buggy class it was Kyosho / Team Orion driver Cody King who TQ’d round one over Losi / Novarossi’s Adam Drake. In round two the track was dusty and bumpy, but The Drake was able to TQ the round by more than 15 seconds over Cody and set a new overall fast time by one second. In the final Adam and Cody battled early on, but Cody broke something on the front end of his car at the 15min mark and this opened the door for Losi’s Matt Schreffler to take home second behind Drake, with Xray racer Chad Nevin claiming third.
PSM Racing have released these new MBX-6 brake discs which are made from high grade 4mm glass fibre material. Providing great brake performance, they are lightweight and heat resistant thats to their ventilated design and the extra cooling holes throughout. A direct replacement for the original brake discs, it is recommended to use them only with blank brake pads. Sold individually.
Ultimate Racing have released the new design of its clutch bell spacer. Made of 7075-T6 aluminium to guarantee its hardness, it extends the size of the crankshaft to fit the UR clutch systems and others to the majority of RC car brands existing on the market.
RB Products in France have released the brand new Killer 9, 3.5cc buggy engine. This engine offers very competitive price/quality rate and benefits from the RB service and expertise. Featuring a purpose made crankcase with extra fins for better cooling, the motor uses a 5+2 sleeve, lightened conrod and a 14mm crankshaft. The nylon carburetor uses an orange anodized venturi and a tall cooling head for a better heat dispersal. Provided with orange covers, RB instruction manual and stickers.