September 28, 2008

Hot Bodies Factory ride height gauge

Hot Bodies Factory rideheight gauge

Hot Bodies have released this new factory touring car ride height gauge. Made from anodized black aluminium and featuring the HB logo engraved on the side, the gauge can measure from 0.5mm to 10mm, in 0.5mm increments.

Source: Hot Bodies [hpiracing.co.jp]


September 28, 2008

HPI Power Manager

HPI Power Manager

HPI Racing have released the Power Manager, an AC to 12 volt DC power supply. Featuring a very compact design, this is the latest in the new range of electronic products from HPI, which has 2 outputs for powering multiple devices. Weighing in at only 756 grams it has a maximum output current of 20A and adjustable voltage of 12.0V to 16.0V.

Source: HPI [hpiracing.co.jp]


September 27, 2008

Kyosho 500cc Fuel Bottle

Kyosho 500cc Fuel Bottle

Kyosho has released a new 500cc fuel bottle, similar to that from Axial, Serpent, Xceed and Robitronic, which is made from super flexible material for quick fills. The long red anodized aluminum fill pipe sports the Kyosho logo and easily reaches any fuel tank, while the aluminum ring and the rubber seals prevents any leakage.

Source: Kyosho [kyoshoamerica.com]


September 26, 2008

Xray T2 Alu Drive Shafts

Xray Super-lightweight alu drive shafts

More new lightweight parts from Slovakian company Xray this time with the release of Super-lightweight alu drive shafts for their T2 Touring Car.  Available in 50mm and 52mm sizes the shafts are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 and hardcoated for extra durability and stylish looks. The new design is up to 40% lighter than steel drive shaft and is recommended for use in the rear drivetrain. Precision-machined with highest tolerances using premium fully-automatic German CNC-machines the high-quality hardcoating is done at XRAY’s own inhouse fully-robotic hardcoating line.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


September 26, 2008

Gilioli is Italian Classic Champion

2008 Italian Classic 2WD National Championship

With popularity in 1:8 Classic on the up we bring you news of the 2008 Italian Classic 2WD National Championship which was held recently at Riccione where Motonica driver Nicolas Gilioli claimed the title.  Driving his Novarossi powered P8 Classic, Gilioli, who qualified third for the 45 minute final, won by 3 laps from the Mantua Intrepid of Massimo Poldi with Top Qualifier Alessandro Pala completing the podium with his Max powered Motonica a further lap adrift.

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September 26, 2008

RC Racing – HPI Baja 12 hour Enduro

RC Racing TV

The guys from RC Racing have been in touch to tell us that they have put together a special 1 hour show covering the recent HPI Baja 12 hour Enduro held near Barcelona which will be aired on Motors TV tomorrow night (Saturday) at 19:00 GMT.  The special will be repeated a number of times over the next week details of which can be found on the Motors TV website. The new series of RC Racing itself starts on the First Wednesday of November and once again we’re back in Las Vegas for exclusive IIC action from the centre of the Vegas Strip!

Source: RC Racing TV [rcracing.tv]


September 26, 2008

Cube Racing Low Friction Ceramic Balls

Cube Racing Low Friction Ceramic Balls

CUBE Racing has released new Low Friction Ceramic Balls to it range which they say have higher acceration, extended operate time, and reduced lubrication requirment. Made from high quality material for the ultimate performance they are available in 2.4mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, and 1/8″ ceramic balls.

Source: Cube Racing [cuberacing.net]


September 25, 2008

Xray Lightweight 2-Speed Shaft

Xray Lightweight 2-Speed Shaft

Xray have released a new optional lightweight 2-speed layshaft for their NT1. Precision ground, heat-treated and polished for smooth operation, extra strength and long life, it has been strategically lightened by 50% compared to the standard 2-speed layshaft. All this leads to reduced rotating mass without sacrificing strength or durability.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]