April 14, 2021

Xray XB8, GTX & XT8 aluminium C-hubs

Xray have released optional aluminium C-hubs for their XB8, GTX & XT8 platforms. Machined from Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium and black anodised, this material is ultra strong, increases stability and gives the car more precise handling. Available in 18° and 6° versions, they are each sold separately.

View the 6° blocks here

April 14, 2021

Tessmann & Rivkin take Pro classes at Psycho Nitro Blast

This past weekend saw the world famous Psycho Nitro Blast in White Pine, Tennessee at the Walters State Expo Center. A very unique event put on every year by the Racetime Entertainment crew, this year’s event was again a spectacle to behold as well as an endurance test with a huge number of entries and practice being run over a continuous 24 period meaning racers got little rest as they dialled their cars in. The large hard packed track featured a joker lane that could be used up to 3 times in the main, making for an exciting and somewhat confusing option for the racers. In the Pro Buggy class it was Xray’s Ty Tessmann that was the class of the field and locked up the TQ after two of the 3 rounds of qualifying. Tessmann would do the double by also taking the TQ for eBuggy, while in the Pro Truggy class it was Spencer Rivkin that was the man to beat as he took his Associated to the top spot. The first. Truggy was the first main up and with the track drying out, tire choice was critical. Spencer got the best of the field from his pole starting spot and would win from TLR’s Dakotah Phend in 2nd and Spencer Heckert impressing in 3rd. Pro Buggy was up next and it with a number of drivers taking their joker lanes early pole man Ty Tessmann saw himself down the order but with joker lanes in his pocket he worked at pulling in the field. With just Phend and Jones ahead in the closing stages, the Xray driver took his final joker lap and emerged out in the lead where he stayed to the end. Tekno driver Tyler Jones put in a great run to take the runner up spot with the TLR driver Ryan Cavalieri completing the top 3. Up last for the Pros it was eBuggy which was won by Rivkin who had his life made easier when Tessmann rolled early. The Canadian would recover to take 2nd with Mason Fuller bringing his TLR home 3rd.

View the other Pro podiums here

April 13, 2021

JConcepts Fuzz Bite & Pin Swag carpet tires

JConcepts have introduced two new carpet tires, the Fuzz Bite and the Pin Swag. The Fuzz Bite lands on a low-profile carcass carried over from tires such as the Twin Pin. The low stance provides quick transition at high-speed and minimises side-wall deflection and roll. The pin is specially built in a reverse ‘water tower’ shape planting the larger base at the bottom and narrowing at the top for precision. The pins are placed in a radius and repeated about for a healthy nest of pins to dig deep into matting in office carpet or tight knit CRC carpeting. The alternating rows of pins provides side-bite, and the tightness gives forward traction. The arrangement of the pins promotes good wear characteristics and traction longevity. The Fuzz Bite incorporates a small radial rib on the outside with angular cross to give consistent cornering but also forward mid-corner launch grip. Available in for the rear as well as in 2wd and 4wd front varieties.

View the other tires here

April 13, 2021

Reedy Radon 2 Crawler 550 brushed motors

Reedy have introduced their all-new Radon 2 Crawler 550 brushed motors. The Crawler 550 can easily be recognised by its extended length can which houses a longer armature and magnets, resulting in more torque than a typical shorter 540 can. An increase in torque makes the Crawler 550 ideal for heavier rigs or when encountering higher grip or steeper terrain. Thanks to the Crawler 550’s 5-slot design, it still is capable of delivering precision throttle control, which is ideal for traversing the varying and changing terrain encountered on the trail. Dual ball bearings improve performance and reliability while adjustable timing allows for adjustments to compensate for different drivetrain configurations that require reverse motor rotation, and for fine-tuning power output. The Radon 2 Crawler 550 motor is available in 10, 12, 14, 16, and 20-turn versions to suit a variety of applications and speed requirements.

Source: Reedy [associatedelectrics.com]

April 13, 2021

Reds Racing offroad air filters

After several months of testing in different conditions Reds Racing are pleased to release their high density air filters. These filters have been developed for many popular 1/8 offroad buggies and truggies and offer improved engine life and performance compared to standard filters. The filters are made from a special foam and are precision cut to ensure a perfect fit. They feature increased mass for improved airflow and better dust protection and come in a set of 10 air filters.

Source: Reds Racing [redsracing.it]

April 13, 2021

T-Works connector style switch

A system seen on many pro offroad setups, this T-Works connector style switch gives you a turnkey version of this resilient and safe switch to power the electronics on your nitro car. Also available with a mounting plate specific to the S-Workz S35-4/3, the keyed connector completes the circuit by plugging it into the supplied socket, giving you a switch that will not be knocked off in a hard impact.

View more photos of the connector switch here

April 13, 2021

Rêve D rear hub carrier for RWD drift

Rêve D have introduced their new aluminium rear hub carrier for RWD drift which can be set according to the rear weight of your machine. The new optional part enables you to adjust the roll centre by offering two outer suspension pin positions, making it now possible to find the best set-up according to the rear weight of the machine. The hub carrier body has an innovative grooved design that gives it both rigidity and suppleness in the right places, dramatically improving traction and performance. By making the upper arm mounting plate a two-piece structure with optimised link positions, it is possible to fine-tune the roll centre even further and it enables the use of future optional development parts.

View the complete set here

April 13, 2021

Arrowmax quick tweak station

Available now from Arrowmax is this signature golden-black quick tweak station which is suitable for 1/12 pan car, 1/10 touring cars and 1/8 on road cars. The quick-tweak station allows you to quickly check and correct tweak on your race car to help ensure proper, consistent handling. Made using 7075 aluminium base plates for durability and stylish looks, the measurement markings are presented in a gold colour for easy reference.

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]