Coming from Rêve D and made for Yokomo’s YD-2 RWD drift car is the HG front suspension conversion kit. Designed for all cars using a sliding steering rack, the upper arm conversion kit features ball-raced aluminium upper arms, cantilever-type upper arm pins for quick and easy roll centre changes, as well as an updated front shock tower made of lightweight yet extremely rigid dry carbon fibre material. The whole construction is of a very low weight, shifting the weight bias towards the rear for improved traction and optimised balance. The set includes the ball-raced upper arms, an aluminium upper arm mount, dry carbon front shock tower, highly rigid suspension pins as well as mounting hardware.
Roche have announced the release of new narrow lower front arms for the Rapide F1 Evo2 formula car. Crud from high-quality 2.5mm carbon fibre the arms decrease the front track width by 4mm and they are recommended when running wide front tyres such as ones from Ride and Hudy. The set includes the lower arms as well as the upper camber plate.
Coming from Desiles Aero is their new servo saver lock for the Shepherd V8.2 kit. The tool allows to lock the servo saver in neutral position without having to switch the transmitter and receiver on, allowing for exact and symmetrical toe adjustments every time by simply placing it on the radio plate above the servo saver.
Exotek have announced the release of new titanium rear CVA axles for the TLR 22 buggies as well as carbon fibre body mount plates for the TLR 22, Kyosho RB7, Team Associated B6 and Xray XB2 buggies. Starting with the titanium rear axles, the parts are of super light weight and usable with all 1.0 to 5.0 buggies, however they do not fit the 5.0 Elite VHA axles and hubs. The axle shafts reduce the weight and rotating mass of the driveline for quicker acceleration and they are recommended for drag racing only.
New from Reedy are steel under-battery weight sets for both shorty and stick configurations. These weights are the ideal solution for meeting minimum weight requirements, equalising left/right weight distribution, and/or lower the vehicle’s centre of gravity for improved handling. Each set is precision cut from steel with the weight value laser etched onto each piece along with the world-famous Reedy logo. Each set contains three weight options, which can be used individually or combined to achieve the desired result.
Nugget’s Ranch Raceway of Arcadia, Florida held a race event last weekend, attracting some of the state’s fastest nitro and electric on-road racers. In the premier class of 1/8th Open it was Joaquin Desoto Sr. (Serpent) with the win in the 20-minute A-main event, a lap in front of Peter Breton (Shepherd). Hector Lopez (ARC) came in 3rd overall, another two laps down.
Dash have announced the addition of Italian frontrunner, Natanaele Senesi to their factory team. The all-round talent and multiple Italian 1/8th GT champion will use Dash electronics and Arrowmax batteries to power his rides from now on and he has the following to say about the deal:
I’m really stoked about this opportunity since I think that Dash is doing an amazing job to develop premium quality products. Their ESC and motors, along with Arrowmax batteries, will be a perfect fit in my package and I can’t wait to race with this combo with my 1/12th pan-cars and 1/8 GTE. I’m really looking forward to help the team giving all my knowledge to always increase products’ quality and performances!
Coming from Torpine are new optional parts for the ARC R12 and R11F touring cars. Starting with the R12, Torpine have released a brass lower screw kit that replaces all lower chassis screws with heavy brass fasteners which will greatly lower the overall centre of gravity while adding a bit of overall weight at the same time. The result is a more planted ride especially in high-bite track conditions.