Coming from 7075.it and made for the Xray T4 2020 mid motor touring car is their redesigned brass receiver and transponder mount. Machined from heavy brass material and weighing in at 33g the mount attaches to the original Xray aluminium and carbon as well as 7075.it’s optional alloy chassis using a single screw, ensuring the mount will have virtually no influence on chassis tweak also thanks to a built-in 0.5mm shim that spaces the mount away from the chassis. An incorporated nose acts as an inner battery stop and the updated version of the mount now offers a 29.5x25mm platform for the receiver, allowing to mount larger units.
Xtreme Aerodynamics have announced the signing of multi-time IFMAR World Champion, Bruno Coelho to their team. The Xray factory driver will use Xtreme Aerodynamic’s body shells to deck out all of his on-road rides from now on and he has the following to say about the deal:
I’m really happy to announce that I decided to join Xtreme Aerodynamics! I’ve been following the work of Xtreme in on-road nitro classes and how they totally dominate that market and since they joined electric TC their results have been impressive. The new Xtreme Twister is for sure the body of the moment and I can’t wait to start this project. Finally I want to say thank you to Cristian Boni for the great opportunity and see you all in the next race!
Smokem Racing have announced their MYD series of top decks, starting with a variant for the ARC R11 Mid touring car. The upper decks have undergone extensive development and in the end, Smokem settled on a design that features a narrow 9mm front section which was found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The result is improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The top deck also includes a bearing for fixing the top deck to the ARC chassis post as a tweak-free tuning option. The specific design ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor as the chassis flexes, with ample clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing. The top deck can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze.
Reds Racing have released first teaser images of their forthcoming new VX3 540-class competition brushless motor. Of a minimalistic design with only a front and rear endbell and an exposed stator the motor is set to offer a low weight and exceptional heat dissipation. Full details will become available in time of the release.
Arena RC Racing have introduced their new hard top deck for the Xray T4 2020 mid motor touring car. Machined from hard 2mm carbon fibre the top deck offers less torsional flex compared to standard 2mm upper decks, allowing to fine-tune overall chassis stiffness without the need to run a thicker upper deck.
Coming from Mugen and made for their MTX7 1/10th 200mm nitro touring car is an updated carbon fibre radio plate. The machined carbon fibre part offers a different shape in the front T2157A upper arm bracket area and it will hit stores by the end of January.
Blitz have introduced their all-new MK9 body shell for 1/10th scale FWD touring cars. The hatchback body fits all 190mm FWD chassis, thanks to being 192mm wide and 125mm of height when mounted on the chassis. The body is available in standard 0.7mm or lightweight 0.5mm thickness and it includes a high downforce rear wing that can be attached in two different positions and heights. The package is rounded out by pre-cut window masks, a decal sheet and wing mounting hardware.
7075.it have announced the release of their new LCG high traction aluminium chassis for the Xray T4 2020 touring car. The full face chassis offers limited torsional flex compared to 7075.it‘s LCG chassis and is ideal for very high traction conditions where it can help to settle down the reaction of the car while countering traction rolling. The chassis offers two milled pockets in the steering area that allow to attach optional brass weights in the lowest possible position, ensuring an overall lower centre of gravity and thus improved cornering in high grip conditions. The chassis comes black anodised, with machined silver edge details and it is available separately or including two brass balance weights.