For the ultimate in power and top speed, Reedy is excited to announce an all-new 11.1V 20C LiPo battery for enthusiasts that believe you can never have too much power. More voltage equals more power and higher top speeds and you can easily increase power and speed by swapping out a 7.2V NiMH or 7.4V LiPo battery and replacing it with this 11.1V LiPo battery. This high-power battery pack is designed specifically for use in R/C cars and trucks and a unique hard case design helps protect the battery from damage. Integrated locking nubs simulate sub-C cell profiles to allow the battery to be easily installed in a slotted touring car chassis and by simply flipping the battery over, you have a perfect installation for off-road vehicles. To reduce resistance and increase power, Reedy’s 11.V 20C LiPo battery comes equipped with TRA connector and 12AWG wires.
Speed Passion have released the latest motor in their Ultra Sportsman brushless stock motor series, the 21.5R. Providing a longer product life cycle, combined with consistency, performance & power, this motor has been designed for high performance on and off road racing, as well as oval running. Featuring a simplified sealed can design, dual high speed ball bearings, high density neodymium magnets as well as an ultra balanced sintered rotor the 21.5R is sensor and sensorless compatible.
Some more new items from Hot Bodies for the Cyclone Touring car with the release of this single piece steering assembly. Made from purple anodised aluminium, and ball raced for precision, this new product eliminates all play by removing the previous 2 elements of the servo saver and combining it into 1 piece, making the steering more direct. Also new is this set of stronger purple anodised aluminium anti roll bar ball joint mounts, which replace the single piece plastic versions that come in the standard kit. Supplied with all the required fasteners.
Serpent have introduced this handy car stand, which is suitable for most scales of on road vehicles, electric and gas, it has been made from a single piece of 2mm thick orange anodised aluminium. Sporting the Serpent logo laser etched into the top and sides, the feet and top platform feature foam pads for helping to prevent your car and stand from moving around your workbench. A nice additional feature is the inclusion of 4 holes in the top surface for sitting your shock absorbers into when refilling them.
Japanese company Kawada becomes the latest company to release its own body reamer, with this rather nice example. Featuring a black anodised finish, the lightweight handle and included aluminium tip protector are stylish yet functional, with the unique element of this tool being the cutting tip. The reamer tip is slightly stepped so that you can easily and accurately open a hole to a desired size, while for ease of use either side of the reamer tip sports measurements in mm and inches.
Kyosho have released a number of new optional parts for their Inferno GT and DBX/DST chassis’. First up is this set of universal swing shafts for the DBX and DST, which allow for smoother operation, improved efficiency and less maintenance in this area of the transmission. For all 3 cars there are some new larger diameter, hard anodized shock bodies which aim to increase durability and which have been threaded to make quick and easy ride height adjustments. Finally for use with the new big bore shock absorbers are a range of 3 different hardness shock springs, to aid you in fine tuning your car to different conditions.
Xray have released these large bevel gears for the centre differential on the XB808. Machined from special Hudy steel material that has been specially developed for gear-type products, the gears have been additionally hardened and precision ground to fit the tightest tolerance requirements, for a perfect fit with the diff out drives. The gears are individually machined on a precision German gear machine and every gear is individually tested, inspected, and run in. The diff gears are then laser engraved for easy and instant recognition and a special heat treatment makes the gear very hard and strong, not only on the surface but also in the core, thus giving the gear an extraordinarily long lifespan with very low wear compared to standard gears.
X-Factory have announced that beginning immediately all X–5 Squared conversion kits will contain CNC machined pulleys as standard. These great new pulleys are individually machined from Delrin on a CNC mill and so they have perfect teeth and are perfectly round. All X–5 Squared kits now contain one CNC machined drive pulley and two CNC machined differential pulleys. The new pulleys are from the same supplier as the company’s former D.D.P. machined pulleys and are the same top quality, but X Factory has purchased in quantity to obtain far better pricing, so what was formerly an expensive option is now standard equipment in all kits.