Trinity have announced the release of a number of new Billet Aluminum hop-ups or the Team Associated RC8. Included in the range a new center bulkhead top plate, steering rack and not pictured, a new front and rear shock tower. All parts have been precision machined from aircraft grade aluminum and hard anodised for more strength and super close tolerances.
TOP have announced the release of a carpet conversion kit for the Scythe 190mm touring car which contains a 2.75mm thick carbon fibre ‘carpet flex’ chassis plate, with milled motor mount. Also included in the set is a 2.25mm thick carbon fibre carpet top deck, 2 sets of red alloy lower bulkhead, 2 sets of new design red alloy single sided upper bulkhead parts, 4 red alloy top deck support posts and 4 suspension pins for use with the bottom deck. Also available for the Scythe is a red anodised alloy option combo kit that includes the bulkhead cover, front and rear bulkheads, motor pod base, right side motor pod and top deck support post.
We received a brief report by Daniel Vega from the last race of the Madrid Championships, held last weekend at the famous track of Fuencarral, in Madrid. The start of the race saw the Mugen racer Vega battling with top GS racer, and pole position man, Richi Gomez but Vega was able to make a break and pull away. At the end of the 30 minute race Daniel had taken the win by 2 laps from Gomez in 2nd with Losi racer Felix Zamorano a lap further back in 3rd.
Nosram have released this Nitro Charger Set which provides all the electric parts needed to get you going. Save time and charge all 3 of your most essential batteries at the same time, as well as a 7.2V Sub-C stick pack battery, with the supplied easy to use 220V wall-charger, which features LED indicators that clearly shows the charge status of the connected components. Also included in the set is two charge connectors for different types of transmitters, a charging rack for 8x AA-type batteries as well as a charge adapter to charge standard 7.2V Sub-C stick pack batteries. A second set with batteries (above) additionall includes 8 Nosram VTEC AA-2700mAh transmitter batteries and a VTEC 1400 mAh receiver pack.
Serpent have announced the release of a complete line-up of high-end tools specifically designed for use with R/C cars. Featuring a lightweight orange anodised hollow aluminium handle, their design is 3 faced which prevents the tools from rolling of your workbench. The tool tips have been made from hard coated steel, which makes them very durable while continuing to ensure a good fit with the head of the fastener. The range includes hex heads, uni-ball hex heads, Philips heads, flat heads and nut spinners all in a wide range of sizes as well a spring tool, glow plug spanner and body shell reamer.
Schumacher have announced that Sorex, which they distribute in Europe, has been chosen as the control tire for the 2008 European EP Touring Car Championships that will take place next summer in Villa Real, Spain. For those wanting to try the tires prior to the event they are available through the Schumacher distribution network under codes: XG-36EU for the slick pre glued tire, and XG-Wet for the Shimizu wet tire.
The JConcepts Illuzion 1/10th on-road car stand, has been created for all 1/10th scale on-road cars, as well as buggies and trucks, with an Illuzionized, yet practical look. Molded in Heavy Duty clear polycarbonate the stand will withstand the rigors of all 1/10th on-road and off-road vehicles. The flexible yet durable material allows the user to trim or add holes to their own specific needs while to top off any racers pit area the Illuzion Car Stand can also be painted or decal wrapped to match any paint scheme. The stand comes supplied with protective film, foam pads to stop your car slipping and a JConcepts decal sheet.
Much More have released a complete new range of V-Made products, which are premium chemical products for RC use that have undergone long term development and rigorous testing to ensure the best results for each of their purposes. Included in the range are two traction compounds called Acute Asphalt and Acute Carpet, which when applied give high traction for rubber tires on their respective surfaces. MM have also released some shock slime for the silicone o-rings in shocks, that increase the life of the o-ring and prevents leaking, also some thrust bearing grease and diff grease, for use between the plates and the balls. Finally, for your universal joints is V Made Joint lube that helps smooth the action of the shaft while also prolonging the life of the parts.