We showed you the CRT-5 back in January when it was announced and at the time Jammin promised a Ready-to-Run version would follow. Well OFNA/Jammin have now announced that the RTR version is now shipping and it will come complete with standard full size servos, the new Jammin .12 Pull Start Engine and an OFNA Futaba Radio system. The CRT.5 RTR offers pro kit performance with RTR convenience with features like polished pipe, sealed diff, long arm suspension and C-hub steering, plus Upgrade RC’s decal designs in three colour choices (red, blue & green).
Carson have released this after-run oil, formulated to ensure your motor will stay in a top-condition and is protected from corrosion. Just insert a few drops into the carburettor and into the combustion chamber after driving and spin the motor. Sold in a 50ml bottle.
Carson have released a number of new products for assembling battery packs such as these soldering connectors, available in copper, gold and platinum. Sold in packs of 8, these soldering connectors are capable of carrying very high current and due to their design ensure that you have a 100% contact to your cell, which provides a very low contact resistance. Also new from Carson are 4mm gold contacts that are sold in packs of 2x sockets, 2x connectors and shrinking tube and have been designed for optimal conductivity, due to their low contact resistance and ability to stay free of oxidation.
While this has been in place for a while now, JConcepts have announced the addition of Paul Wynn to JConcepts’ Research and Development. A recognized face in the R/C industry, Paul is one of the top on-road drivers, and with previous work experience at Schumacher USA, he is one of the best and most respected R/C car racers in the world. Paul’s knowledge and over 20 years of experience will help guide the department in planning, coordination and development of new and innovative products to add to JConcepts already successful line of kits, bodies, tires, wheels and accessories. Paul had this to say:
I am very excited to join such a fast-growing company! I love what I do and to work with a company that takes great pride in its quality and achieves such winning results with superior products is a great feeling.
Be sure to check out JConcepts great looking new website.
KM Racing have informed us about some of their new and upcoming products which are suitable for a number of different 1/10th scale 200mm cars. The first product is this lightweight steel clutch bell, which is suitable for use on the Xray NT1, the many holes reduce the rotating weight of this part making for a more responsive clutch. KM have also released a number of flexible FRP fibre battery trays, one each for the Kyosho V-One, Mugen MTX4 and the Xray NT1, all of which feature machining on the underside to protect the battery tape from scuffing on the ground and all sport the KM Racing logo.
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Hobao have released a RTR version of their European Championship winning buggy, the Hyper 8.5. This high specification 1/8th buggy features many of the details that made the this car a first time winner at the Euro champs, making it an ideal choice for anybody looking to enter the competition end of 1/8th racing and be competitive from the off. Included is the company’s latest generation Hyper 21 3-port Race engine to provide improved power and torque over standard RTR power plants. Also included is the FR2 extended chassis, big bore shocks for improved rough track handling, 9kg steering servo for heavy duty applications and racing dish wheels.
Slovakian tool maker Hudy have releases 2 new additions to their extensive range with the release of these precision 4 and 5mm turnbuckle wrenches. Made from their special self-developed, world-reknown Hudy Spring Steel to ensure maximum strength, durability and long life, the turnbuckles wrench have been additionally hardened to provide unmatched life span.
More stuff from Carson who have announced the release of the HT Charger, a high-tech balance charger which features up-to-date built in software to aid the charging and discharging process. The HT-charger can charge all types of rechargeable batteries and due to its integrated balancer it can also safely charge LiPo batteries. Powered by 12V, the HT features a bright blue display which can be read in direct sunlight while an integrated cooling fan provides optimal heat dissipation.