Coming from Australian brand BSRC are carbon fibre arm stiffeners for the Agama A319 buggy. Designed to fit the soft and hard arms, along with the T-Works titanium droop screws, the stiffeners give the car a nice smooth feeling during cornering and help with corner speed in high grip conditions. Available in different thicknesses of 1.0mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm, the inserts come with M3x8mm countersunk stainless steel screws and they are available now.
The third and final round of this year’s Xray Racing Series Alpe Adria was held at the Fener track in Italy. The finale attracted familiar and new faces with a couple of 1/5th scale regulars attending in the 1/8th class – making for some competitive racing. In the end it was local hero Mattia Collavo with the overall TQ in the premier 1/8th IC Track class, in front of large scale European champion B.A. Arnaldi and 1/8 EC-B finalist Nejc Mihelic. The 1/8 GT pole sitter was Luciano Bordin in front of Antonio Pucci and Michele Finato while in Super Touring. In Electric Touring Stock it was Luca Guerra on pole in front of Kristjan Miklozic and Edoardo Spongia. The 1/10th Formula class was lead by Cristiano Sartor from Luca Girotto and Stefano Poloniato and finally in the Super Touring category the pole sitter was the Genius racing boss Noacco Zeno in front of Matteo Sartor and Alessandro Pasa.
Rebellion-RC have released more teaser images of their forthcoming mid motor conversion kits for the Xray T4, Yokomo BD9 and BD8 as well as the Team Associated TC7.2. The kits centre around the patent pending sliding motor mount design that allows gear mesh adjustment through the chassis bottom, with the narrow design of the whole assembly ensuring the overall motor and battery width remains the same as in the standard cars, creating a very centralised weight distribution and less unwanted chassis roll compared to current mid motor conversions. In addition the design makes for an ultra low centre of gravity while allowing integrated flex settings. The sliding design also ensures a very wide gear mesh adjustment range, fitting up to 48T pinion and 114T main gears, making the conversion ideal for both stock and modified racing alike. Other features include a highest quality PA12 material 3-D-printed diff pulley that is precision CNC-milled for a perfect finish, a precision-machined stainless steel main shaft as well as the possibility to combine all three aluminium colour options of black, orange and natural with Rebellion-RC’s full range of carbon fibre twill colours. Not to be forgotten is a floating motor fan mount that attaches to the motor mount and that ensures lower motor temperatures while not disturbing natural chassis flex. Included with the kits, that are completely made in Austria, also come high-quality Bando Kevlar belts as well as all needed screws and bearings. The conversions are available for pre-order now and they will become available by August 1st.
Schelle Racing Innovations have announced the release of their new Duo carbon fibre wing buttons for 1/10th Team Associated and 1/8th Team Associated and Mugen kits. The 1/10th scale variant is machined from 2.5mm carbon and features flush countersunk mounting positions for the wing screws. It ensures a tighter and more secure wing mounting while also acting as a jig to pre-drip wings. The button fits B6.1, B74, B6 series, B64 or B64D and basically all recent Associated 10th scales. As for the larger brother, the Duo wing button for the Team Associated RC8B3.1 and Mugen MBX8 vehicles, the part is machined from 2.5mm carbon fibre for cool looks, a light weight and exceptional stability.
Gravity RC have introduced their all-new Eco tyre tube for 1/10th scale buggy tyres. Whether it is RC or full-scale auto racing, tyres are king. In today’s landscape of aggressive chassis design and car set up, drivers spend a lot of time getting the tyres right to achieve the level of grip necessary on dirt for the car to perform. Often overlooked however is the correct storage of the black gold. This is where the Eco tyre tubes kick in. This controlled tyre storage system includes a cap on each tube that has an intergraded temperature and humidity sensor, allowing to monitor tyre conditions over long storage periods. Also included is a humidity pod which can be used to increase the humidity and the tubes are labeled so drivers can track their tyre’s life and usage, keeping them on top of their game.
Coming from Ruddog is their all-new RP691 sensored competition brushless motor for 1/8th scale applications. Developed and designed in Germany, it features a unique cooling system, which not only includes optimised cooling vents, but also a direct mount high-speed aluminium fan. The motor features a lightweight design of just 307g and is available in KV ratings of 1800kV up to 2400kV.
Coming from Renaud Savoya’s RSRC brand is a carbon fibre chassis reinforcement for the TLR 8ight-X buggy. Cut from 2.5mm material the brace replaces the standard aluminium chassis rib brace for a softer variant that improves grip while making for an easier to drive car – especially in bumpy track conditions. Not included with the brace comes the needed hardware in the form of four M3x10mm screws and four nylon stop nuts.
BMT have introduced new short damper shock stays for the 016GT Evo kit. Cut from high-quality carbon fibre the front shock stay and rear lower damper mounts allow the use of short-type shock absorbers. The parts are available as a combo package but also separately for spares or repair.