KO Propo’s carbon fibre throttle servo horn is a perfect complement to the existing range of carbon fibre steering servo horns and ideal for many 1/10th 200mm nitro on-road cars. The clamping design servo arm utilises an aluminium centre section with a sturdy yet very lightweight 2.5mm carbon fibre arm that takes the throttle and brake linkages of cars such as the Shepherd Velox V10, Infinity IF15 or Kyosho V-One R4. The set includes the carbon fibre servo arm, the aluminium baser and upper washer as well as a M2x6mm cap screw.
JConcepts have introduced their latest Street Eliminator body shell, the infamous 1987 Buick Grand National. The American produced, sinister, wedged shaped vehicle is now released to the RC enthusiast to fit the latest Street Eliminator vehicles on the market. The crew in the JConcepts R&D department tackled one of its finest projects to date and together with Chevrolet licensing has produced some exciting muscle. The G-body construction is a shape fit for the RC scene. The vehicles which are wide-bodied, flat panelled and have a low-roof line always track well down the racetrack. A low front chin, bumper construction and pocketed headlights immediately look like punishment is headed your way. The long and swooping quarter-panels are a staple of this generation vehicle and it certainly cuts like a knife on the drag strip. Fender flares are apparent and appropriately positioned and sized for tires like the JConcepts Hotties tyres. The cab itself is one of the identifiable features of the GNX and its balanced positioning and sharp lines makes competitors retreat in fear. Rear bumper creation was detailed even allowing position for personalised license plate from the included decal sheet. A small built-in rear spoiler keeps things looking original for those sleepy builds and creations. Included in each body set, a 1987 Buick Grand National decal sheet and the paint mask for all windows.
PHUB have introduced their forthcoming all-new Hybrid Grip traction compound for asphalt tracks. The tyre sauce is a blend between thin and light additives and more rich and oily compounds with the combination providing optimised steering and traction on basically all asphalt tracks and especially in higher temperature ranges.
Xceed have introduced their new V2 17mm wheel nut wrench for 1/8th scale buggies, trucks and GT cars. Constructed from aluminium and coming in a grey and green surface finish, the lightweight wrench allows for easy tightening and undoing of 17mm wheel nuts, even of heavily jammed serrated wheel nuts. Laser-etched logos round out the visual appearance.
Coming soon from MST is their 2020 FMX 2.0 LCG rear-wheel drive drift car kit. The 2020 edition features a redesigned aluminium motor mount that places the motor 5mm lower for improved stability and better car control while the newly designed upper deck is now separated from the motor mount for increased torsional flex and a more dynamic and streamlined look. The 2020 kit will hit stores soon.
The latest vehicle to receive Smokem Racing’s MYD top deck treatment is the Xpress XQ10 mid-motor touring car. The MYD top deck design was meticulously developed with numerous designs and prototypes evaluated over a range of conditions by the Smokem team over a 4-month period. The designers settled on a design that features a narrow 9mm front section which we found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The result is improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The MYD design ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor or the spur gear as the chassis flexes. It also have plenty of clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing. The 2mm carbon fibre MYD top deck can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze. A distinctive feature of the MYD top decks is the large tuning hole that utilises a bearing to be fastened through to the top deck post. Using the Smokem MYD tuning kit, racers can tune the amount of “float” the top deck has to deliver different flex characteristics to best suit their needs.
Coming from Team Zombie is their new 30mm Hollow Evolution cooling system for electric touring cars. Building on the success of the 40mm system, the new 30mm variant weighs in at 13g+ and complies with ROAR regulations. Its static wind pressure reaches 10g+ to provide more cooling which will lower the motor’s operation temperatures, ensuring less power fading towards the end of a run. The motor cooler is constructed from high-quality materials and it fits most 1/10th scale competition touring cars.
RC Maker have introduced new GeoCarbon series option parts for the Xray T4’20 mid motor touring car. First up is the GeoCarbon steering brace that connects the top of the two posts of the steering to prevent excessive horizontal flex and bending under regular cornering force. Constructed from 1mm carbon with recessed areas, it is quite flexible to minimally alter longitudinal flex down the chassis. The result provides increased post rigidity with less force placed on the chassis holes and posts, as well as more consistent steering with marginally reduced front flex to increase steering response. These work with both aluminium and plastic steering bellcranks, and are also sized to cover the blue shields on the steering bellcrank bearings to keep things stealth.