T-Works have released this gear differential putty for use in your car’s gear diff. Supplied in a handy screw top container and sold in an amount of 25grams, it creates a very stiff differential operation when used.
Schumacher Racing have announced that top US racer Broc Champlin has joined their team. Keen to expand their US driver lineup, Broc brings some serious speed to the proceedings. Having already achieved so many great results at the young age of 18, Broc is sure to step things up to another level for Schumacher Racing in the USA. His most recent race results saw him winning both the 2wd and 4wd modified classes, at the hugely competitive Florida Carpet Championships held at Beachline Raceway. Broc has finished in the top 10 at the last two Invite Reedy Race of Champion offroad events, and he’s also previously won both the open and the junior classes too. Broc had the following to say:
I’m ecstatic to join such an elite race team. The support already from Schumacher has been awesome. We were in talks last year and didn’t do anything, this year, we pulled the trigger. My carpet program is going to excel even more. As many know, Schumacher has the best carpet equipment. Dirt racing, same thing, that 4wd is going to be an animal and I’m excited to work together with everyone at Schumacher with the development of product in all areas. I’ll be dabbling in On-Road once again, these cars are also extremely good. They aren’t 1/12th Modified World Champs for no reason.
Serpent have released their new Viper 989E, the latest electric version of their 989 1/8th scale chassis. Electric racing has developed big time and the 989E is designed to take care of that power and put it down as effectively as possible. Based on the successful 989 gas racer and sharing it’s suspension, shocks and quite a lot of other features like the chassis plate and drivetrain, there are many EP specific parts on this car as well. They have made room for serious power with the batteries mounted on a 2.5mm thick carbon plate, the variety of packs can be mounted in 3 different positions, changing the CG to alter the cars behaviour. The elevated speedo mounting plate gives stiffness for the battery plates and creates also room for oversized speedos with even 1/5th scale speedos possible. A large range of motors can also be accommodated and the area around the motor has been stiffened to remove any unwanted flex. Other features include a wider 10mm rear belt and module 1 steel gears for durable power delivery.
For the Infinity IF14-2, Creation Model have released this Double Joint CVD shaft set. This set uses the short type (41mm) front drive shaft rather than the kit standard front drive shaft (42mm). The result is a more linear steering feel, making the car easier to drive when used in high traction or oversteer situations. The shorter shaft is also available separately.
Agama Japan have announced the signing of EP offroad specialist Kaito Kodera to their nitro offroad team. The former Japanese National Champion who recently left Yokomo to join Schumacher will make his debut in the nitro class this season. He had this to say:
This is my first time to race an 1/8 engine buggy, but I would like to actively participate in the race and publish data and setup sheets as well as results! I will do my best so I look forward to working with you!
Jared Tebo’s JTP brand has teamed up with NitroPro to bring you the CT1 servo. Best suited for 1/8th buggy and truggy, in both steering and throttle, the outer case has been custom CNC machined from billet aluminium for high strength. Internally it uses a patented stainless gear set, with lifetime replacement warranty, and outputs 5560z torque and .085 speed through its 25 tooth spline.
Koswork have introduced their new 1/10 dual drawer buggy bag. A convenient compact size design, it features two large drawers suitable for 1/10th scale cars, made from a strong, reinforced, waterproof material. The frame is made from strong cardboard while externally the side pockets for manual, setup sheet & other purposes. The bag sports a reinforced padded handle and carrying strap for easy transport.
Destiny have introduced their new RX-10F 2.0 FWD 1/10th scale chassis. Utilising a new mid motor platform design, the motor mount and centre layshaft are combined in a single bulkhead. Up front there is a new clamp design single bell-crank steering system, with 4 different Ackermann positions, that features two large ball bearing for improved reliability and precision. Integrated into the bumper is the ability to mount up to two pieces of 40g weights to easily help balance out the chassis for different conditions. The new 2.25mm slim main chassis, 2.0mm multi-flex design upper deck and 3.0mm front and rear lower shock towers are all made from high grade USA graphite as are the all new graphite front and rear chassis braces. Other changes include a new single piece floating servo mount. updated high quality hard coated short dampers with POM pistons and 20mm damper springs, new front and rear 7075 aluminium upper bulkhead and linkage mounts, new aluminium rear bulkheads, new aluminium battery brackets and completing the updates, front spring steel double CVD are included as standard for smoother cornering.