Edit RC have released these high-quality, CNC-machined, aluminum touring car shock absorbers which come pre-assembled with a 55mm length, perfect for replacing the stock plastic or friction shocks on your car. For convenient mounting, the shocks are fitted with pivot balls that swivel in plastic shock ends while a longer shock shaft end is included for cars that need longer shocks. Sold in pairs the shocks feature clip-on ride height adjusters and are supplied with a general purpose shock spring, but the shocks will also fit all standard size shock springs.
Serpent have a report online from the 3rd round of the South African 1/8th and 1/10th scale Nationals held at the very large Durban track recently. In qualifying it was Mike Wiseman all the way, taking the TQ with his Serpent 720 and 960 respectively continuing his dominant form from the first 2 rounds of the National series. In the 1/10th scale race it was a great dice between Mike Wiseman and Travis Carlyle, as they fought for the win with Wiseman eventually coming out on top. Finishing 2nd, Carlyle now leads the Championship with one round to go while another local youngster, Shaun White, rounded off the podium in 3rd. The 1/8th scale was fought out at a furious pace with four drivers contesting the lead, with Mike Wiseman, Hein Kotze, Jacques Liebenberg and Wayne Joelson never more than a few seconds apart. At the 20-minute mark, Kotze and Joelson came in to change tyres, which saw them lose time on Wiseman and Liebenberg who opted to run the full distance on one set. Liebenberg eventually dropped back a bit, giving Wiseman the win by over a lap at the end of the 45 minute final from Joelson in 2nd and Liebenberg 3rd.
KM Racing have contacted us to show use their latest new products, these new bearing sets for the Xray NT1. Available in steel and ceramic ball versions, they features rubber seals on both sides of the bearings and have lubricant and anti rusting oil pre applied. Sold in packs of 12 the bearings are size 10x16x4mm.
Xenon have announced the successor to their high performance race proven VS-1 micro-miniature speed controller, with the release of the VSS. A high specification controller, and only weighing in at 20 grams without the wires, the user can adjust drive frequency, throttle curve, punch control and brake adjustment. The controllers case has been made from aluminium for excellent heat dissipation while the entire box has been sealed to prevent dirt and other non welcome substances getting into the controller, making it perfect for off road racers.
Much More have released this new spray for cleaning engines, tires, motors, body shells and more, called Speed Cleaner 3. Charged with CO2, and so will not leave any moisture after use, the canister is equipped with a special 2 way steel nozzle that allows you to easily spray with or without the spray extension through a simple folding action.
Caster Racing have released details about their new 1/8th scale Factory buggy kit version of their ZX-1R. The kit now features a number of new CNC machined alloy parts such as the shock towers, radio plate and stiffener plates as well as some performance enhancing parts like ABS dual disk brakes, rubber sealed bearings, front, rear and center CVD’s and front and rear sway bars.
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Back in the middle of July we showed you CAD images of the Exotek TEK18 RC18 Chassis conversion Kit. Today we were contacted by Exotek with photographs of the final car and from the pictures it looks good. Billed as a no holds barred race chassis conversion for the hugely popular RC18 line of Associated kits, the kit features a number of changes including slotted rear biased 6 cell battery mounting in a 2mm carbon chassis.
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A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Lee Martin wins British Nationals for Novak – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> RB report on the 200mm Euros in Madrid – Link [rbproducts.com]
> Xray also have a report from the Euros in Spain – Link [teamxray.com]
> Team Orion SLPB LiPo’s with the Traxxas Connectors – Link [teamorion.com]
> Serpent racer Alessio Mazzeo is European Junior Champion – Link [serpent.com]
> EVO parts for the OCM Kaos DT-19 buggy – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Bouvier & Soyeurt win the first 6hr enduro in Belgium – Link [mikovic.pmes-info.com]