Coming from 7075.it and made for the Awesomatix A800MMX is a 47g LCG battery weight. Only 1.1mm thick in total the weight fits snuggly into the machined slots of the original MMX chassis and also 7075.it’s own optional flex main plate, ensuring a very low overall centre of gravity while adding weight when needed. The battery weight comes in handy when running the latest generation of lightweight LCG or ULCG battery packs and due to its interlocking design, it doesn’t come loose during a run while allowing the chassis to flex freely at the same time.
Available now from Reedy is their new Sonic 540-M4 competition brushless motor. Internally, the 540-M4 is very similar to that of the 540-M3 that it replaces – it produces the same linear powerband and excellent mid-range feel that have become synonymous with Reedy’s modified motors. However, changes can be good when they serve a purpose. In the case of the 540-M4, the inner bearing has been moved so that it is part of the can instead of the sensor assembly, which more precisely aligns the rotor within the magnetic field while reducing noise and vibration. Externally, the motor has been shortened, which results in more centralised weight distribution within the chassis. The reduced 50.3mm length, combined with improvements to the can design, results in a 5g to 10g reduction in weight. A balanced, high-strength rotor provides powerful fade-free performance. A variety of optional rotors are available to fine-tune for specific applications and tracks. Precision stainless steel ball bearings have been fitted to reliably accommodate high RPM loads. Several versions, including .0T “even” and a 1/12th scale 1S variant, are available and all meet ROAR, EFRA, and IFMAR specifications.
JConcepts have announced their new Cheetah 83mm speed-run wheel for vehicles such as the Traxxas Slash 4×4, Stampede 4×4, and Rustler 4×4, as well as the Arrma Infraction and Limitless. Originally developed alongside the Speed Fang belted tires, the Cheetah wheel can also be used with just about any speed-run or 83mm bead mounting diameter tire on the market. When uncovering the Cheetah wheels, it’s important to choose the application type of the vehicle. Using the included hardware, either a 12mm or 17mm bolt-on adaptor can be chosen, depending on the vehicle at task. The wrenching effort will pay off once all screws are attached and the wheel is assembled. Speed-run vehicles are unique, and with the JConcepts wheels, the driver can choose the spoke look of standard or spice it up with the included dish covers. The dish cover options bolt to the wheel from the inside out, giving a legendary salt flat look of full-scale speedsters. JConcepts wheels are manufactured using advanced techniques to ensure trueness and durability and are branded with the small JC logo for brand identification and authenticity. The Cheetahs are available in 4-piece packs and in white and black colors to match any existing paint scheme or show vehicle.
Coming from H2 Racing Development and made for their Tamiya TRF420MM mid motor conversion kit is a flex top deck. Machined from 2.0mm high-quality carbon fibre the top deck is of a flex design with a cut front end section, resulting in improved overall chassis flex for the use on low to medium traction tracks. The upper deck will become available by early March. Also coming soon is a cross-shaped carbon fibre chassis stiffener that will increase rear traction of TRF420MM and TRF419MM converted cars.
7075.it have announced the release of new optional parts for the Awesomatix A800 series of touring cars. First up is a brass shorty battery holder set for the A800MMXA kit. Designed for the use with LCG or standard height packs the kit only fits the Awesomatix C01B-X-MMA mid-motor alloy chassis as well as the 7075.it flex version 7075-AWX-MMW and 7075-AWX-MM main plates and it is usable with the original Awesomatix battery hold downs or 7075.it’s new tape system battery holder. The design of the battery locators allows the chassis to flex freely while moving the weight as close to the chassis plate as possible for an overall lower centre of gravity. In addition the mounting holes are raised by 0.5mm to not disturb chassis flex. The battery holder set is recommended especially for high-bite surfaces like ETS or CRC black carpet.
Kyosho have announced the release of new aluminium HD front and rear hubs for the Fazer Mk2 series of cars. CNC-machined from high-quality aluminium and coming red anodised for wear and looks, the front hubs allow for a more precise and linear steering feeling as well as smoother suspension movement all while increasing rigidity. The front hubs’ design also enables the owner to adjust the camber angle. As for the rear hubs, these also improve suspension movement and rigidity while offering two different camber settings. The front and rear sets are available separately and they including mounting hardware.
Made for Yokomo’s BD10 mid-motor touring car are two rear chassis stiffeners. Available as lightweight aluminium or heavy steel variant, the cross-shaped stiffeners not only help to adjust the torsional stiffness of the rear chassis area in various ways, the the steel variant also adds a certain weight which can be beneficial in both low and high-grip track conditions, as it can increase traction while also countering traction rolling. The stiffeners are available separately and they are a direct fit.
Evo Race Factory have introduced their all-new ER-20 body shell for 1/10th formula cars, building on the momentum as the first Formula 1 teams are lifting the curtains on their 2020 contenders. Taking design ideas of the latest full-scale formula cars, the body features a low and pretty wide nose design for improved front downforce, it rocks a halo, rear view mirrors as well as add-on barge boards and utilises a long engine cover good straight line stability at high speeds. The body can be fit to pretty much every 1/10th scale formula car and it should be up for grabs very soon.