Ruddog have announced that they are entering the touring car market with a new brand called Iris. ‘A completely new and innovative touring car’, it has been designed by Andreas Myrberg and will be released in autumn of 2022. No information has been made available as of yet but you can follow along with their progress on the dedicated Iris Facebook page.
JConcepts continue to expand their monster truck line-up with the release of their new Aggressor wheels as well as Fling Kings and Renegade tires. The Aggressor wheel is familiar, on the outside it looks like its successful sibling, the Tribute wheel. However, to accommodate some of today’s trucks, the Aggressor is beefed up starting with thick wall sections throughout the wheel and a reinforced 17mm hex adaptor with a ten-leg bolt pattern that locks and keys into the wheel. To fit many of today’s solid axle and independent suspension monster trucks such as the Losi LMT and Traxxas Maxx, the inside of the wheel is raised to a 3.8” bead mounting diameter. The 2.6” outer bead diameter combined with the 3.8” inner diameter makes the wheel incredibly versatile and can fit to an array of vehicles on the market while still providing that monster truck look. The wheel comes with an optional planetary cover and axle adaptor to fit directly to the popular Traxxas Maxx vehicle and is available in white, black, yellow, and silver colours.
From Xray come these CNC-machined nickel coated brass weights specially designed for the X4. Mounted straight onto the motor mount in 3 spots, adding the weights to the motor mount wont compromise chassis space or flex. The weights are secured using 2.5x8mm screws and are added to the middle of the car which ensures no effect on the front to rear weight bias.
Power HD have announced the release of HV brushless high torque servos T50-BHV, T70-BHV. Both servos feature all-aluminium housings, with high-power brushless motor as the core power, offering amazing torque output. American imported ST32-bit MCU control chip ensure superior servo performance. T50 is ideal for 1/8th nitro off-road while T70 is ideal for large truggy, rock crawler and 1/5th scale cars.
Arrowmax have welcomed Kendrick Fong, one of the top drivers from Hong Kong, to their factory team from 2022 and beyond. Kendrick will now use the signature golden black tools to race and represent in the best possible way. He had the following to say, ‘Thank you Mr Lau for providing a great opportunity for me to join the factory team as a team driver and staff. I will keep pushing in the coming races and promote Arrowmax professionally. See you at the track soon!’
SWorkz have announced that top French driver Clement Boda will race with SWorkz 1/10 and 1/8 cars in the next years. The former Associated driver is joined in his move to SWorkz by Sebastian Mure who will now take up the 1/10th team manager role. Max Sonnleitner made the following statement, ‘I am really happy to have with Clément Boda another young top driver in the SWorkz factory team. Clement fits perfectly in our motivated team of RC Car enthusiasts.’ On their new team manager Max continued ‘We are excited to have an exclusive Team Manager for 1/10. This is a consequent way of pushing also our 1/10 products to the top. And I am very certain, that Sebastien is the right guy for that effort.’
The 2021/22 Essex Winter Series reached its midway point with Round 3 taking place last weekend. The Christmas break had seen a number of drivers changing teams and in the Scorpion Modified Class it was Kyle Branson, now leading the Xray charge in the UK, who set the fastest time in the opening qualifier. Kyle was just over two seconds ahead of Alex Thurston’s Capricorn and Xray designer Martin Hudy, who had made the trip over from Slovakia to support his newly-signed drivers. Harley Eldridge, another new recruit to the Xray team, was fourth ahead of Stefan Chodzynski and his semi-privateer Yokomo.
Rêve D have produced this new set of shock shafts in the popular SPM (Super Precision Machine Cut) titanium. Constructed from a lightweight high-rigidity titanium material with high-precision machining improves the dynamic performance of the damper and demonstrates smooth road surface tracking performance. The shaft surface has been micro polished using a special treatment that not only makes them ultra-smooth but also easier on O-rings and can help maintain the damper condition for longer periods of time. In addition to the E-ring for mounting the pistons, the set also comes with a gap adjustment shim that can be used when using thinner pistons. Additionally the M3 x 5mm FH screw joins their popular SPM titanium screw series. As with the conventional screw series, it offers weight reductions and more accurate machining.