Exotek Racing have released these heavy duty 7075 alloy centre bulkhead set for the HB Racing D819, E819, RS and E817 series of buggies and trucks. Polished and anodised in black with custom orange chamfers, the alloy construction maintains proper gear mesh for longer gear life and reduces the chance of stripped screws coming loose in a race.
New from T-Works for the Sworkz 35-4/35-3 is this graphite receiver battery box plate. Replacing the stock plastic part, the new part is lightweight and strong and adds bling to you ride. T-Works have also released to new versions of their 3mm hex socket head low-profile half thread screws, which come in 12 and 14mm lengths.
Coming soon from Tamiya is this optional shock tower set for the Tamiya TA08 Pro. Upgrade the stock plastic towers with these precision-cut 3mm thick carbon fibre replacements. These towers are a direct bolt on part to the TA08, offering additional tuning options for the top shock mounting locations as well as improved durability. Mounting hardware is included.
From ARC for the R12 comes these gear diff out-drives in steel. The new outdrive is made from spring steel and feature 2 different slots, meaning the new outdrive can fit both the bare CVD drive shafts or alternatively with the C-Cap blade. Sold as a pair.
After months of development and testing, LRP are pleased to present their new Antix batteries. The perfect LiPos for hobby and amateur drivers who are mindful of their budget but still want to run LiPo batteries of high quality. The classic, rounded ‘stick pack’ shape in 134mm length also fits perfectly into older chassis that were designed for this shape and length. Due to the 4mm off-centre cable outlet, the battery posts are also no longer in the way. Available in 3100 and 4100mAh and with popular connectors such as Tamiya, T-Plug, XT90 and EC5, these will be followed soon by 3S – 6S configurations for the hardcore bashers.
OS Engines have released their new OS Speed R21 Shimo Edition 2 onroad engine, a collaboration with top Japanese racer Takaaki Shimo. Visually the engine has received a very nice champagne colour to both the cooling head and venturi, while internally there has also been work done to the R21 engine. A new crankshaft design focuses on power delivery throughout the range while the 7 port liner has also received attention to optimise it for the new crankshaft. Sold as a combo set, it comes supplied with the EFRA2165 Tuned silencer set MR03 that includes the WC Exhaust manifold set.
The annual Protoform Grand Prix kicked off the West Coast RC Racing season over the past weekend at Steel City Speedway. Wallace Motorsports was in attendance along with some of the best US talent in 8th scale, sedan, GT and electric classes. The format was qualifying points, best 2 out of 5, and odd/even semi-finals to make the A main. In sedan, Serpent team driver, Bryce Butterfield, would take TQ in the final round while Wallace Motorsports/Infinity driver DJ Apolaro would win super pole to automatically seed into the A main. For 8th scale expert, local fast guy, Chris Velez, was able to secure TQ from a charging field of fast talent. It came down to the last qualifier as 4 different people during qualifying took the top spot during their round. Wallace Motorsports/Infinity team driver Robbie Cerrato was able to dominate super pole and start P2 on the grid.
Mon-tech have sent us photos of their new PickUp R body shell. Completing their PickUp series, this body can be used for Scaler and Crawler and has a pitch of 315mm which allows it to be mounted on most of the frames on the market. Made of high-strength polycarbonate, window masks are included as is the decal sheet with lights and grilles.