Coming from Vigor are new option parts for the popular Awesomatix A800MMX touring car in the form of a multifunctional rear body mount and a carbon fibre front bumper plate. Starting with the rear body mount, the set consists of a machined carbon fibre plate that allows a traditional vertical body post position, owners can add horizontal posts to make for anti-tuck capabilities, ensuring the body stays in its position during a crash from behind and in addition the mount also allows to run horizontal posts exclusively in order to lower the overall centre of gravity. The set contains all needed mounting hardware and two types of body posts.
Rêve D have introduced their new titanium spur gear screw as part of the SPM Super Precision Machine cut series. Offering high precision and a low weight the shouldered fastener allows for accurate spur gear mounting, less gear wobble and thus a more efficient drivetrain. The screw is usable for many drift and touring cars as well as off-road kits with slipper eliminator direct spur gear hubs and comes in sets of four and it will hit stores in mid-April.
RC Maker have introduced their new GeoCarbon front damper holder tool for the Awesomatix A800 touring cars. The tool fits Awesomatix’s AM08-3 one piece damper mount and it was designed to assist in holding one side of the mount whilst installing the opposite side’s damper assembly. The recess places the holder at the correct height, and also allows to manoeuvre the damper holder forwards and backwards to line the hole up on the other side. Once the other side is installed, simply loosen the screw, slide the tool out and install the damper.
Coming soon from Mugen Seiki USA is a kit that allows to convert the Mugen MRX6R into the World Championship winning MRX6X. This kit includes all the new parts specifically designed for the 6X. All parts will directly mount to the 6R. Mugen have also included a new 0.8 pinion gear tool so owners can tighten up the new fine pitch pinions without gauging up the gears. Included are also new rear lower arms, front upper arms and steering knuckles as well as driveshafts, arm mounts and many more.
Following a first teaser image, Reds Racing have now officially unveiled their new V8 Gen3 1/8th scale electric brushless motor. Over a year’s time worth of development has gone into the V8 line to make it a smooth, durable power plant for drivers and enthusiasts around the world. The Gen3 motor was specifically designed to provide exceptional power, superior smoothness and control in combination with high efficiency and low temperature operation. Coming with a highly finned CNC-machined aluminium can, the Gen3 V8 motor promises a very low temperature build-up in every condition ensuring exceptional reliability. Capable of both sensored and sensorless operation, the new line is ideal for all high speed buggy and truggy applications and the motor comes in 1900KV or 2100KV variants.
Xray have announced the release of new aluminium and carbon fibre chassis parts for their X1’20 formula car kit. First up is the 2.0mm aluminium flex chassis that was developed for the use on medium to high-bite carpet or high grip asphalt tracks. It features strategically placed milled-out sections to optimise the torsional flex while scrubbing a bit of weight. The narrow design eliminates contact with the track surface in corners while rolling, and offers improved cornering speed. The design also includes a slot for a composite battery backstop which allows 5mm battery position adjustment when using the most frequently used cross-chassis alignment configuration. Also incorporated are three wheelbase settings of standard, +4mm and -4mm.
Yokomo’s new and soon-to-be-released integral aluminium front bulkhead was made to fit the company’s very popular YD-2 series of drift cars. This new bulkhead helps the greatly improve the assembling accuracy in the front end of the car as, compared to the standard bulkhead, the new design also helps provide a better steering feel which results in a more precise driving feeling. The new bulkhead can also be used with every steering system including slide rack style setups. The part comes machined from high-quality aluminium with a black and silver surface finish making the part stand out.
Fenix have released a standard size LiPo conversion kit for their G56-VLink 235mm Pro10 pan car kit. The set allows to use standard-sized LiPo battery packs in order to change the weight balance further towards the rear which helps with traction in lower grip conditions. The set includes a new lower pod plate as well as two upper chassis plates that also utilise the possibility to run a rubber O-ring as the battery retainer. Also new is a carbon fibre 30mm fan mount that was designed to be fixed to the rear shock mounting plate.