Xray have introduced their black colour aluminium ball bearings hubs for the front and rear bulkheads of the T4 touring car. Formerly only available in orange colour, the new variants feature a black surface coating and white laser-etched markings for easy identification and a cool new look. Using the aluminium hubs over the standard kit composite items will reduce natural drivetrain drag as the bearings are less pinched, resulting in a more free spinning drivetrain which is essential especially for stock racing classes. The hubs come in sets of two and they are usable on all T4 series cars.
Coming soon from Kyosho is their new MR-03Evo SP chassis set. It builds on the proven MR-03Evo that utilises separate receiver units to allow the use of Kyosho, KO Propo or Futaba transmitters for better car control and faster reactions while the included Speed House Speed 85 8500kV motor propels the car to enormous speeds. The SP version also comes with nickel-plates hex screws for cooler looks and more convenient maintenance, the MZW432 fluid-filled centre shock as well as a ball differential as standard. The kit is rounded out by a new front arm set that enables the driver to use 1, 2 or 3 degrees caster angle settings.
Shepherd have announced the release of a conversion kit that allows to update the Velox V8 WC to latest Velox V8.2 specification. The set includes all necessary parts such as the aerospace 7075-T6 aluminium main chassis plate, aluminium bulkheads and arm mounts, hard-coated aluminium wheel axles, the flex carbon radio plate, lower arms, uprights, the smaller servo saver, aluminium anti-roll bar bushings and more. The set is available in blue and black anodising colour from now on.
Coming from Xray and made for their popular XB2 platform is an aluminium front roll centre holder with integrated anti-roll bar mount. The part is a replacement for the standard composite mount and it adds strength and durability while making for a more precise yet forgiving handling. Machined from Swiss 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised for wear and looks, the part also incorporates an anti-roll bar mount while offering three different camber link ball stud mounting positions. The mount is usable with the XB2’20, XB2’19, XB2’18, XB2’17, XB2’16, XT2’19, XT2’18, and XT2’17 kits.
T-Works have introduced more option part for the Xray T4 2020 mid-motor touring car in the form of lightweight screw sets, a titanium ball end kit and a precision ball bearing set. Starting with the screw kits, the range includes not only the recently introduced gold-colour steel screw set, the proactive Asian company also release a 93-piece UFO head all-alloy fastener kit, a 93-piece all-Grade-64 titanium screw kit, as well as two mixed aluminium and titanium kits, one with standard and one utilising UFO head screws. Using the lightweight fasteners will reduce the overall weight of the car while adding visual impact at the same time thanks to the shiny titanium and orange or black anodised alloy screws. Also new is an 18-piece set of 64 grade titanium ball ends that will replace the standard steel balls, resulting in lower weight while the 22-piece precision ball bearing set ensures a smooth running drivetrain utilising steel and orange rubber sealed ball races.
Coming from RPM and made for the popular Traxxas X-Maxx truck is a roof skid rail set. Using the rails will protect the precious body when the 8kg truck tumbles on its roof, ensuring the polycarbonate shell will hold up longer even when excessively used. The roof skid pails are a simple add-on that bolts to the roof of the truck using three screws for each rail. Full-length under body support plates are included to prevent the rails from getting yanked off once the driver flips the monster X-Maxx. The rails are tested to work with Traxxas #7711, #7711A, #7717G, #7711R and #7711X bodies only. They have not been tested nor are they guaranteed to work with any other Traxxas or aftermarket bodies.
RC Maker have introduced their new ESC wire organiser for the use with most brushless electronic speed controllers. Wiring is difficult, especially on the new mid motor chassis with the ESC behind the motor. The belt is in the way and there really isn’t much room. That is why the designers have gone and made it a whole lot easier for the drivers. 3-D-printed from high quality composite material, the wire organiser keeps all three motor wires, plus the sensor wire bunched together, and stuck down. The part is also very useful for keeping the wires organised in 1/12th on-road, and 1/10th off-road chassis and it accepts any wires, 12 gauge or smaller, and all sensor wires, flat or bunched. The organisers is usable floating or taped down using optional double sided tape.
The annual Turkey Shootout was held at the famous Minnreg Hall in Largo, Florida over Thanksgiving weekend. The event hosts both oval and road course racing, with the road portion of the event doubling as the third round of the long-running Florida State Series. In the Touring 17.5T class AJ Marasco took his car to victory after a close battle with Jeff Flassig. Troy Schafer came in 3rd to round out the podium.