New from Exotek Racing is this heavy duty machined 7075 alloy differential case for the TLR 22X-4. For rear, centre or front diff use, machined pockets allows for extra fluid to be added for increased fluid capacity and life and the metal construction aids in oil cooling for more consistency. The case weight is 8 grams.
Blitz has announced the next evolution to their all conquering 1:8 GT body, the GT6 Pista. The bodyshell features a high performance body shape with enhanced aerodynamics and outstanding aesthetics. Designed to fit all 1:8 GT short wheel base chassis (325mm), the GT6 Pista has been designed in close adherence to all IFMAR GT GBS specifications. It has an EFRA homologation number of EFRA-6008. The standard version of the GT6 is molded from 1.0mm high quality polycarbonate while the light version is made from 0.7mm. Both body types include a 1.0mm high performance wing and wing mounting hardware, along with head light decals and window masks.
JConcepts introduces the JCI Power Master for Axial’s SCX24, a new body for the crawling and scaling enthusiast who appreciates a hard-nose and retro vibe. The Power Master in 1/24th scale follows along the success of popular shells like the Creep and CreepER styles by the team from Groveland, Florida. The concentration of the platform is for versatility and offering clearance for an abundance of rigs who are in kit form or highly modified for the trails and technical courses.
Reigning 1:8 Offroad World Champion Davide Ongaro has announced that he is to leave tyre sponsor AKA. The Italian has worked with the American brand for 5-years and in that time claimed the sport’s great prize not once but twice winning back to back World titles in 2018 in Australian and earlier this year in Spain. The factory Team Associated driver made the announcement on his social media saying, “Here we are, we have reached the end of 2022 and with this post I wanted to communicate that for next season I will no longer be part of the AKA team, it has been 5 years full and full of emotions, full of positive results, but also of results where we struggled a bit, but that’s part of the game. Having won 2 world titles and knowing that you have made a part of history with AKA was truly a unique emotion, but unfortunately our paths diverge and it is time for a new challenge. I wanted to thank EVERYONE, truly EVERYONE without excluding anyone, you have been part of me and you will always remain in my heart, both mine and my family’s, I learned so much and I am grateful, we will surely see you again on track. Simply THANK YOU. Stay tuned, super excited for a new adventure… DAVIDE”.
Florida based GT specialist manufacturer IGT8 has released a new centre transmission support for their Nitro GT 1:8 GT Onroad kit. The new optional part is made from a single piece of carbon fibre and comes complete with aluminium fittings.
Following the release of their latest 1:10 Electric Touring Car chassis, the STX8 back in October, Italian company WRC Racing has present its new High Traction System (HTS). This 10 satellite gears diff configuration is designed and developed by WRC for the 1/10 scale touring cars and come as standard in the STX8 Kit. The strength of this differential is the high friction gears even with low viscosity oils, thanks to the 10 small satellite gears. The low oil viscosity lets the car have high rotation in the entry/central phase of the corner, then having high traction on exit as the high friction of the gears act as a higher viscosity oil.
MonacoRC has released the MonacoRC Rubber Bumper Flex X4 for Xray’s hugely popular 1:10 electric touring car. The Rubber Bumper Flex is a specially made bumper as defined by the name with a thermoplastic material that makes it highly resilient to frontal impacts of your model, but that is not all. Thanks to the study of the right measurement relating to the hexagonal texture of its design increases the steering of your X4 implemented by the slowdown of the air flow under the model. The design of the MonacoRC Rubber Bumper Flex has also been lowered to minimise its weight, but the contact surface with the rest of the bumper components has remained unchanged to allow greater safety in the event of an impact. The bumper weighs 13g and has a contact body surface size of 8.0 mm.
Xray has added this optional graphite Rear Upright for Aero Disc use for their RX8 1:8 Onroad kit. The rear uprights are molded from the graphite composite mixture to maintain proper suspension geometry and to provide more stability. The durable part fits both the nitro and electric variants of the kit.