BMT have announced the release of a new 18T 1st gear pinion for their 984 and GT series cars. Using the gear will improve acceleration, making it the perfect option for tight and twitchy tracks. The pinion comes machined from aluminium with a hard surface coating ensuring high durability.
The 2019 GRC International RC Car Championship was held at the GRC Circuit in South Korea, with drivers from Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Germany in attendance. In the popular Mini class, local driver Jae Kyu Kim dominated qualify to take the overall TQ with Hong Kong driver Max Chung in 2nd. In the opening A-final Kim also showed an unbeatable pace with a best lap of 19.864 and he would hold the upper hand to take the win, the second final however was crucial, as Max Chung had the hole shot and passed Kim on the inside of the first corner. Kim and Max would battle for the whole five minutes and ultimately Max crossed the line first, just 0.39s ahead of Kim. The third final was intense for both drivers, again Max had a good start and was already on the inside line in the first corner, while Kim rolled his car, putting him back to 3rd. Kim however quickly recovered and soon reclaimed 2nd position. Up front Max tried everything to hold onto the lead and he crossed the line ahead of Kim by 3.5s. Myung Kook Lee would complete the top 3 podium result.
RC Maker have introduced their new CentraFlex top deck for the Arrowmax Medius Mid conversion on the Yokomo BD9. Tested with some of the fastest Yokomo drivers in the world, RC Maker have developed optimised flex characteristics as seen from their successful Awesomatix CentraFlex. The top deck promises a big improvement in mid-exit and high speed steering while also making the car easier to drive due to the increased rigidity at the front of the top deck. The part also features a 3.5mm hole for use with a BD9 Motor-mount post. This hole is fitted to an optional Awesomatix ST019 special set screw, which allows the top deck to pivot but not flex upwards as a normal set screw would allow. Racers can also use a standard 3mm screw here to lock the top deck down. The upper deck is designed to provide ample clearance for all spur and pinion sizes and it is precision CNC machined in Australia from high quality carbon fibre.
Coming from TopRC Special Parts are new CNC-machined wheel axle bearing bushings for the Xray RX8 1/8th on-road kit. Made from a special composite material the bushings were designed to perfectly centre the bearings in order to achieve improved bearing alignment and thus less natural drivetrain drag. In addition the bushings were machined to eliminate excessive radial wheel axle play, resulting in less vibrations and thus a more precise driving feeling. The bushings come in sets of four.
Exotek have introduced their new heavy duty 7075 alloy constructed 10g front bulkhead for the Team Associated B6.1, T6.1, SC6.1 as well as all other AE 6-series 2WD buggies and trucks. The bulkhead has two settings for kick up; 20 degrees and 30 degrees, depending on which direction it is mounted. The customised polished black base with blue chamfered accents goes great with stock plastic parts or after market blue parts and it offers protection from the elements.
1up Racing have announced the release of their updated Clear bearing and Red CV joint oils that now come in larger 8ml childproof bottles. The Clear bearing oil soaks into metal surfaces providing long lasting protection and low resistance while Red is for those seeking extreme performance and long-lasting protection for CV joints and universals. Its slick surface repels dirt and debris while offering a free and smooth feel. The new leakproof bottle design features a stainless steel needle tip and childproof cap and they are also available as self-fill 3-pack including one each Red and Clear oil labels for anyone looking to update their bottles.
Reds Racing have introduced their strictly limited edition 721 Scuderia Anniversario 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. The power plant is limited to just 100 pieces which have been released to celebrate Reds Racing‘s 10th Anniversary. Due to the success of 721 Scuderia engine in recent competitions Reds Racing have decided to leave the main features unchanged and give the engine a new look in the form of a black cooling head with gold writings recalling the 721 Scuderia design. The engine comes with a customised quality control certificate indicating serial numbers from 1 to 100 and it is wrapped in a customised packaging. 721 Scuderia Anniversario Limited Edition together with 721 Scuderia and 721 Corsa belong to Reds S Line, a new generation range of engines produced with different materials, from different suppliers and with new technologies; all assembled in-house and fully carried out in Italy. Every S line engine features high reliability, tuning stability and fuel mileage.
Infinity is excited to announce that their design team is busy working on the second generation of its 1/10th scale electric touring car. To be known as the IF14-II, the new car is set for World wide release in 2020. Originally formed as a Nitro Onroad manufacturer, the Japanese company entered the electric scene in 2017 with the IF14. In that time the car achieved many accolades including most notably 3 X Reedy Race of Champions titles and a TITC title. 2020 will start the next chapter with this new car.