HB Racing have announced the soon release of their new E819RS 1/8th scale electric buggy kit. The vehicle is based on the successful E819 kit and includes the latest development features from the HB Racing team. A new V3 rear shock tower allows racers to adjust the wing height and body mount height while revised rear shock shafts and lower eyelets offer improved durability. A heavy duty aluminium centre chassis brace is now included as are new 17.5 degree caster blocks, now with M4 set screws for improved tightening and durability. Also included are new steering blocks with 2 degree inclined kingpins that split the difference between the previous stock 0 degree and the optional 4 degree blocks, along with new Delrin steering block spacers. A heavy-duty servo saver has been added, utilising a stronger spring and matching upper adjustment cap. And, new screw-type shock pins feature standard and reverse threads, and are colour coded for easy identification. The E819RS comes without body shell, giving racers the ability to choose their own body shell, and it will hit stores in August.
Coming from Rêve D and made for Yokomo’s YD-2 RWD drift car is the HG front suspension conversion kit. Designed for all cars using a sliding steering rack, the upper arm conversion kit features ball-raced aluminium upper arms, cantilever-type upper arm pins for quick and easy roll centre changes, as well as an updated front shock tower made of lightweight yet extremely rigid dry carbon fibre material. The whole construction is of a very low weight, shifting the weight bias towards the rear for improved traction and optimised balance. The set includes the ball-raced upper arms, an aluminium upper arm mount, dry carbon front shock tower, highly rigid suspension pins as well as mounting hardware.
Xtra Speed have introduced their new aluminium front bumper for the Axial SCX24 mini-size trail truck. The bumper mounts to the front of the chassis, offering more overall protection including the body shell. The part comes black coated for surface protection and looks and it is a direct fit.
Roche have announced the release of new narrow lower front arms for the Rapide F1 Evo2 formula car. Crud from high-quality 2.5mm carbon fibre the arms decrease the front track width by 4mm and they are recommended when running wide front tyres such as ones from Ride and Hudy. The set includes the lower arms as well as the upper camber plate.
Shaw’s R/C Shop of Ardmore, Oklahoma held a pretty well attended club race last weekend, that attracted a total of 95 entries. In 1/8th Sportsman E-Buggy it was Mugen’s Spencer Klein with the overall TQ and he also came out swinging in the single 10-minute A-main event, leaving behind 6th place qualifier, Trevor Naul (Team Associated) in 2nd already a lap down. 7th place qualifier, Randy Lathorp (Team Associated) came in 3rd while Mark Santamaria (Tekno RC) and Isaak Hamby (TLR) completed the top 5 result.
T-Works have introduced their new carbon fibre electronics mounting plate for the TLR 22X-4 buggy. Machined from high-quality material the plate attaches to the buggy’s aluminium chassis using two screws, a pair of shims and low-profile nuts, allowing for more secure mounting and also easier removal – for cleaning to maintenance purposes – of the speed controller and its capacitor.
Coming from Desiles Aero is their new servo saver lock for the Shepherd V8.2 kit. The tool allows to lock the servo saver in neutral position without having to switch the transmitter and receiver on, allowing for exact and symmetrical toe adjustments every time by simply placing it on the radio plate above the servo saver.
RC Maker have introduced their new Team T-shirt in an updated styling. The direct to garment printed T-shirts are printed in Australia using only the best printers and inks, meaning they will last exceptionally well without damage or fading. The T-shirts themselves are from Australian company JB’s Wear, and are very true to US sizing with a fairly large fit. The shirts are available in white and black colour and in adult S to 2XL sizes.