Edit RC have released these new Ceramic Nitride differential balls which are 40% lighter than standard steel versions. Ultra-smooth and long-wearing these extremely hard balls are 3.175mm or 1/8″ in diameter and are suitable for use in Hot Bodies and Associated differentials.
3Racing have introduced a range of new blue anodised optional parts for Tamiyas European Championship winning buggy, the TRF501X. Included are new aluminum rear hub carrier made from aluminium, left and right steering blocks from aluminium, front C-Hub carrier from aluminium, front and rear steel CVD’s, titanium ball studs, aluminum steering linkages as well as a rear aluminium wing mount. Also from 3Racing are a new front and rear shock tower for the car which has been made from 3mm carbon fibre giving extra support to your shocks in rough conditions.
Tamiya have added another car to their TRF range of with the introduction of their latest kit, the TRF415 MSXX Marc Rheinard Edition 2007. This chassis is essentially the MSXX but with the same specs and optional parts as the one used by team driver Marc Rheinard to win this years Reedy Touring Car race in California. Those changes include updates to the double deck carbon fiber chassis which now features a brand new 2mm upper deck, which is designed to help convert chassis roll into cornering speed, and a 2.5mm lower deck.
Japanese company Trion have released this micro miniature one cell LiPo pack for powering your cars cooling fan. Normally one would use the power from their receiver pack or the cars power source to drive the fan which took essential power away from their main purposes so that is why this product was created. This lightweight 200MAh packs is wired in such a way that it is easy to connect into your car and the cell itself contains an overcharge and overdischarge protection system.
New from German after market brand All Mods, is this heavy duty high performance clutch system for use in truggies, called the MSS 28 Heavy Load. This 3 pin system has been race proven in its buggy form and has now been strengthened and optimised for use in this bigger class. The system uses spring loaded fly weights, which are available in aluminium or carbon, and the way that the whole system is mounted to the flywheel ensures consistent hassle free performance. Also released for use with this clutch system is 3 optional 28mm diameter clutch bells that are available in 13T, 14T & 15T.
New from Xray, and the result of extensive testing and racing experience, are these optional racing shock springs for the NT1 200mm. Designed and precision-crafted to have a unique spring characteristic, these new spring sets give you an optimum range of choices to fine tune your car. Each set of front springs (shorter) is individually measured, controlled, inspected and matched to provide equal damping characteristics.
RC Car Action managed to get some up close pictures of the new prototype truggy from Jammin, unofficially called the CRT X2. The new car features large bore shocks, will use larger diameter wheels, has the heavy parts of the car more centrally positioned, has a new chassis and other new changes. This car belongs to Chad Bradley and it was his team mate Taylor James, with the same car, that took the truggy class win at last weekends ROAR 1/8th truggy Nationals held at the Farm 2 track in Charlotte, N.Carolina.
The 5th round of the Danish 1/10th scale electric buggy Nationals took place this weekend at the multi surfaced Midtjysk RC Arena. In the 4WD class it was Kyosho driver Ulrich Rasmussen who was the fastest man from the start of the day, setting the fastest time in qualifying and then going on to win all the three A-finals to take the overall win, followed home by local Kyosho racer Torben Nielsen in 2nd and Losi driver Allan Thyme in 3rd spot. In the 2WD class it was again a win for Lars Alex with his B4 who won from local Bo Dissing with another B4 in 2nd spot, while Christer Rasmussen found himself in 3rd place after a hard battle with X6 driver Lasse Nielsen in the third final, which saw the motor of Lasse break on last lap allowing Christer to pass him. In the Stock beginner class it was Alexander Breiner who was the man to beat and he won in front of 2nd placed Jesper Rasmussen and 3rd placed Martin Kristensen.