More new parts from Xray for the NT1, with the release of this performance enhancing CNC-machined yellow clutch shoe for the car’s XCA clutch. Due to the material used being harder than on the standard shoe it slips less and and is also more durable, and is suggested to use it only on high bite tracks. Perfect for the serious racer.
Protoform have finally released photos of their new high downforce 200mm DNA³ body shell, a body style previously only available for 190mm electric cars. In spite of numerous modifications to optimize the body for nitro sedan racing, the signature DNA style remains, from its bold front splitter to its large real wing there’s no doubt that this is a serious racing body design. Made to fit all 200mm nitro sedan chassis, the body and its supplied wing meet all ROAR and IFMAR rule requirements. Supplied with a protective film, wing mounting hardware, decals and window masks, the DNA³ is formed in genuine Lexan to provide durability for this ultra-fast racing class.
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More products from Serpent, this time its this new smaller diameter Centax 3 flywheel for use on the Serpent 720. This new flywheel is now 31mm in diameter, compared to 33mm from the original version and because of this smaller size you can use the LCG engine mount combined with the LCG chassis without risking the flywheel hitting the track surface. Apart from the diameter changes the flywheel is still the same lightweight, high quality, item that is included as standard in the kit.
Serpent have introduced these new cool looking set-up blocks for allowing you to measure and adjust your circuit cars droop. Meant for use with their recently introduced ride height & droop gauge, they are made from aluminium and anodised orange, raising your car by 10mm. Sold in a set of two, for the front and rear of your car, they come with the Serpent logo engraved on 2 of the blocks 3 sides, leaving you one side to place your own name.
Serpent have released a new these Evo2 steering blocks for the 720 which are sold in pairs and feature either 0 or 1mm kingpin angle. These new blocks have 1mm more offset compared to the standard versions, which gives the car a more smooth steering style. The 0-degree blocks work well on medium traction surfaces while the 1-degree blocks work better on low to medium level traction surfaces. However if you swap the left and right 1-degree blocks, the car will then work better in high grip tracks, actually reducing the effects of grip roll, while at the same time giving the car smoother, more consistent, cornering.
Xray have a report on their site from the recent Norwegian National Championship race that was run on the brand new Spydeberg Raceway, Spydeberg being the home town of the Solberg brothers, that compete in the WRC. In qualifying it was Xray NT1 driver Helge Johannesen that comfortably claimed the pole position ahead of team mate Georg Ellingsen in 2nd place. The start of the final saw pole man Johannesen stretch out a lead ahead of Morten Bremsrud and Georg Ellingsen who were having a battle for 2nd position. Further into the race it was Frank Andersen who could work his way towards the front, and when Johannesen ran out fuel 2 times, it was enough for Andersen to take the lead where he stayed to take to win finishing 2 laps up on Johannesen in 2nd and Ellngsen in 3rd.
More optionals for the NT1, this time from Xray themselves who have released this new optional lightweight XCA flywheel which has been made from tough 7075 T6 hard coated aluminium. Strategically lightened by 20% compared to the standard kit flywheel, this reduces rotating weight without sacrificing strength or durability.
Mugen Seiki have released information about their upcoming conversion set for the MRX4-R that will convert it to the MRX4-X, the car that the team will run at this years World Championships in Argentina. As you can see from the image above, it is a pretty extensive upgrade that includes new shorter rear upper wishbones, new uprights with adjustable offset, front and rear bulkheads with adjustable belt tension, new chassis plate, new front and rear shock towers and a lot more.
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