Currently in development by CSO in Hong Kong, is this carbon fibre chassis plate for the Xray NT1 1/10th scale chassis. They are currently fine tuning the chassis thickness but so far it has performed very well in testing and thanks to its 60 grams of weight savings, seems to give the car better fuel economy too. As with all non metal chassis plates in gas cars, heat transfer is a concern, but testing in 20 degree (C) heat proved to be no problem for the engine and chassis. They will give the chassis its biggest test to date at the KM Cup that takes place at the end of this month in Bangkok, where the competition will be strong and the heat and humidity really high. We will keep you posted on further developments.
Taiwanese firm EDAM, who are better known for their gas on road cars such as the soon to be released 980 1/10th scale 200mm, have been in touch to tell us that two of their mufflers have received their EFRA homologation numbers. The EFRA list of approved exhausts has just been released and the EDAM .21 exhaust system receives the 2067 EFRA number, while their .12 exhaust gets the number 2650.
For some time now Xray is known as one of the most proactive manufacturers when it comes to enhancing the performance of their own products. While other companies stick with a design for many years it’s a good tradition of the Slovakian manufacturer to update their products on a yearly basis. The best example is the T-line of electric touring cars, that for some time now is named after the year they are designed for. This tradition started in 2006 when the T2 ‘007 came out. At the end of 2008 the T2 ‘009 was introduced, and beside the change in name something new, at least for Xray, pleased the eyes of the strong Xray following: orange anodising.
Xray have released this new composite body back stop set for 1/10 touring cars (electric or nitro). Made from lightweight composite material, it provides support for the rear of body shell to prevent tucking under the rear wheels due to a collision from the rear, thus reducing lost racing time and increasing body lifespan. Posts are quickly & easily mounted, and can be trimmed for perfect fitting. Set of two, includes mounting hardware.
Following on from the teaser shot of the Raptor 18TC that Alien Power sent us a while back, the company has sent us photos and full information of their new car.Looking very much like a belt driven M18, the car sports a 1.8mm thick carbon fibre 6 cell chassis, a 2mm adjustable upper deck and of course has a centrally mounted motor that powers the front and rear belts. The advantage of this setup is that unlike shaft driven cars it wont suffer from torque steer. Full ball bearings throughout, front and rear ball differentials, composite drive shafts front and rear and touring car style wheel mounting system complete the features. Supplied fully factory build, it includes steering servo, tools, mounted foam tires and a pinion set.
Xceed RC have announced the release of a new range of Italian made foam tires for 1/10th scale 200mm gas cars. The new tires are sold on super lightweight wheels that have been made from a lightweight, yet strong material, and the wheel now sports a new twin 6 spoke design to further lighten the wheel. Available in 26mm and 30mm widths, they come pre glued in 32, 35, 37, 40, 42 and 45 shores.
Last weekend, the MACH indoor track in Haarlem, The Netherlands, played host to the European 1/12th scale Stock Spec Championship, an event that had a last minute change of venue to Haarlem and something that the well organised club took in their stride. The 62 racers that attended the event where presented with a tight and technical track on new good quality carpet and which offered little rest throughout the lap, with the drivers having to contend with fast sweepers, tight hairpins and a tricky right left chicane in the centre of the track. Following a day of practice on the Friday, the first qualifying round of 6 was run and immediately it looked like German Corally racer Marc Fisher was the man to beat, setting a new lap record and ending up heading the time sheets from Xray driver Bart Wubben in 2nd and Serpent S120 developer Markus Mobers sitting in 3rd.
Xray release new narrow high-performance pinion gear manufactured from special lightweight aircraft duraluminum. They are 1.5mm thinner and 25% lighter than the regular-size pinion gear and come in 48 pitch (12-34T) and 64 pitch (18-38T). These new narrow pinions are manufactured by Xray on a specially-modified precision gear machine which has ultra-precise tolerances and assures unparalleled concentricity. After machining, the narrow pinions have all their edges chamfered and then are run-in. The pinions are then specially treated to give them an even hard coating so they stay absolute true for a long time.