Twister Tires USA have announced that have agreed on a long term deal between current Serpent driver DJ Apolaro and Twister Tires. DJ, who finished 3rd at the recent US Open Fuel Sedan Nats, brings a lot of knowledge and experience to their growing company and together they hope that in the very near future DJ, along with Twister Tires, will grow to become an R/C household name.
Serpent have announced the release of the ‘08 spec of the European Championship winning Serpent 720 chassis. Maintaining the cars race winning geometry and already high specification, the 2008 version will now be supplied with a number of great option parts as standard. The chassis plate has now been black anodised and features a machined recess to mount the supplied front brass plate, an option that helps remove snap oversteer and allows the car to corner faster and smoother. Also included with the kit are the new 0 and 1mm offset steering blocks that provide more options to fine-tune your car’s setup on different track layouts. An aluminium radio plate X bracket also comes as standard, that not only looks great but also helps increase rigidity of the car, while finally, to ensure the engine mounting points are kept aligned, reducing stress on the crankcase, the 720-08 is supplied with the single piece orange anodised engine mount. Apart from the options, some of the cars standard parts have also been improved such as the fuel tank, which is now made from a more crash resistant material, while the mounted AFL tank lid comes with a new improved rubber seal. Other improvements include the use of a smaller diameter flywheel and the inclusion of Serpent’s new shock springs.
Japanese manufacturer Hiro Factory have released this aluminum 1st gear carrier for the Motonica P8.0. Made from black anodised aluminium, it features a high quality one way bearing and for added performance, and weight advantage, the carrier has been lightened through adding holes to the parts surface.
Robitronic have released 2 new items for their 1/18th scale Scalpel, one of which is the Loletta body shell that sits very low to the chassis and features a big rear spoiler for lots of downforce. This body is suitable for the 4 cell kit and also works with the new 6 cell chassis. The new 2mm carbon fibre chassis comes with 6 battery slots, which sit very low for a better centre of gravity, while due to the increased number of cells the wheelbase has been increased from 130mm to 142mm giving better performance on long straights.
KM Racing’s love affair with the Xray NT1 continues with the release of more new products this popular 200mm. First up are some new brake pads that have been mounted on 2mm thick carbon fibre plates and sport a premounted brake material that promises to deliver consistent fade free braking while also being very durable. Also new are two 2mm thick carbon fibre inserts for the cars servo saver, that offers 4 more Ackermann settings and adds strength to this area. Lastly for the NT1, for now, are a set of 4mm offset aluminum hex wheel adaptors that use a centrally located grub screw to attach itself to the wheel axle. Also new from KM, but for all on road gas cars, is a foam air filter that is suitable for .12 to .21 size engines and has a base made from super soft rubber for making it easy to mount to the carburettor.
TOP have announced the release of a carpet conversion kit for the Scythe 190mm touring car which contains a 2.75mm thick carbon fibre ‘carpet flex’ chassis plate, with milled motor mount. Also included in the set is a 2.25mm thick carbon fibre carpet top deck, 2 sets of red alloy lower bulkhead, 2 sets of new design red alloy single sided upper bulkhead parts, 4 red alloy top deck support posts and 4 suspension pins for use with the bottom deck. Also available for the Scythe is a red anodised alloy option combo kit that includes the bulkhead cover, front and rear bulkheads, motor pod base, right side motor pod and top deck support post.
Schumacher have announced that Sorex, which they distribute in Europe, has been chosen as the control tire for the 2008 European EP Touring Car Championships that will take place next summer in Villa Real, Spain. For those wanting to try the tires prior to the event they are available through the Schumacher distribution network under codes: XG-36EU for the slick pre glued tire, and XG-Wet for the Shimizu wet tire.
The JConcepts Illuzion 1/10th on-road car stand, has been created for all 1/10th scale on-road cars, as well as buggies and trucks, with an Illuzionized, yet practical look. Molded in Heavy Duty clear polycarbonate the stand will withstand the rigors of all 1/10th on-road and off-road vehicles. The flexible yet durable material allows the user to trim or add holes to their own specific needs while to top off any racers pit area the Illuzion Car Stand can also be painted or decal wrapped to match any paint scheme. The stand comes supplied with protective film, foam pads to stop your car slipping and a JConcepts decal sheet.