New for the Xray T2, T2R, T2’007 and T2’008 are a complete range of optional front and rear anti-roll bars. Black in colour and marked with laser-engraved lines for easy identification, the front now has a 1.3mm, 1.5mm and a 1.8mm available, while the rear has a 1.1mm, 1.3mm and 1.5mm.
Protoform have unveiled their latest line of sedan bodies at this weeks RCX Show. The all-new R9-F (above) is a Global Body Spec ready race body specifically for carpet/foam racing and features a low centre of gravity even at the legal 115mm height. For those club racers that like to run their bodies low, it’s designed to be quite “slam-able” without clearance issues. Also new from the US company is a Corvette C6-R, designed for the all-new on-road 200mm pan car category class. This class will feature GT style (front engine 2 door) coupes like the Viper and Aston Martin etc. and the first release from PF is the all-conquering Corvette C6-R body. Pulled in .030 lexan it comes with an aggressive ‘Gurney lipped’ wing, decal sheet and wing hardware.
New from Pro-Line for both the Associated B44 and B4, is the Vortex. Designed to give your car the latest in off-road styling and function, the Vortex was born from today’s top electric racer and IFMAR Off-Road World Champion, Ryan Cavalieri. “We need a body that will better cool the brushless systems we are using and looks like it is ready to compete,” says Ryan Cavalieri. So Ryan, along with Pro-Line’s body moulding expert, set out to create something that would improve the overall performance of the car’s electronics as well as the car’s performance on the track. With some unique cooling features, the Vortex received it’s name, which means ‘a whirling mass of air, especially one in the form of a visible column or spiral, as a tornado’. This is exactly what is created with such ventilation as the Vortex. Both bodies are made with Genuine GE .030 lexan and supplied with 2 medium down force wings, window mask, and Paint-then-peel overspray film.
Pro-Line’s proprietary design, the Desert Rat, has been taking the monster truck market by storm and now they offer a smaller version for the popular Traxxas Electric Rustler. The Desert Rat body is the epitome of bold designs. It’s extremely pronounced fenders offer more clearance for those oversized tires, low profile styling make for fast straight line speed, and it’s equipped with simulated side mirrors just like the full-scale Trophy trucks. Made with Genuine GE .030 lexan, it is supplied with 2 medium down force wings, window mask, and Paint-then-peel overspray film.
Pro-Line have released their pit apron, ready for everyone that wants that professional pitman experience. Easy access front compartments are user friendly with Fuel guns, temp guns, screw drivers and glow igniters. Stylish Pro-Line logo stands out making all eyes on you during those intense refueling moments. Combine that with an easy to use one strap system and your read to start being organized in the pits and keep your clothes clean all at the same time.
Xray have released this new optional lightweight 2-speed layshaft for the NT1 200mm chassis. For serious racers that are conscious of weight savings, the shaft has been precision ground, heat-treated and polished for smooth operation, extra strength, and long life, and has been strategically lightened by 50% compared to the standard 2-speed layshaft. Rotating mass is reduced without sacrificing strength or durability.
Mirage Racing are promoting the new addition to the GRP Truggy line up, which has been boosted with the addition of the new Extra Soft compound Tyre. Tested to guarantee the best performance in every racing condition, for both competition and those drivers racing for fun.
With the first issue of the newly updated magazine going on sale, we were asked to remind everyone that RC Car Racer, one of the most popular R/C Car magazines in Germany and one of our print partners, has evolved into the all-new RC Car Racer & Fun.
As most of you might know RC Car Racer is the most popular RC Car magazine in the UK and since February 2005 it has had a German “sister magazine” for the German language market in Europe. Being in its fourth year now the publishers of RC Car Racer thought that it might be the right time for a slight tweak in the name of RC Car Racer in Germany and becomes the all-new RC Car Racer & Fun. With this re-branding ADH Publishing hope that the new look cover will appeal to many more readers who perhaps had previously thought that Racer was just about racing. The format will be changed for Germany and will have even higher quality paper, larger print and features aimed at all levels of Radio Control Car interests ranging from entry level to high competition cars as well as nitro and electric rides. It is planned that each and every issue we will have a cover mounted gift like sticker sheets or DVD’s for an even higher value for the reader. RC Car Racer & Fun is available at all good modelshops, railway stations and highstreet newsstands.
For more information about RC Car Racer and RC Car Racer & Fun please go here.