We wrote about this differential maintenance kit from Hot Bodies back in June when it was first announced in Japan but we’ll mention it again because it is now on sale in Europe. This kit, which helps improve the life of your diff and eliminate any potential breakages, has a thicker 2.6mm differential screw along with a new longer heavy duty nut as well as new bigger thrust plates and balls.
Mirage Racing have started to promote these new multi ring touring car foam tires from Italian tire maker GRP. The Multi ring technology, essentially 5 rings of different tire compound on the one wheel, allows you to run a softer grade tyre for better forward traction while the structure allows for less lateral movement so you can run a bigger diameter tyre without suffering from traction roll and therefore having the advantage of longer runs with less wear. The foam comes pre mounted on these new wheels which are made with a special plastic material with a reinforced yet flexible structure to allow maximum strength and performance at any temperature and track.
Xray have released these new height-adjustable body posts for their T2 and NT1 chassis’. For serious racers who focus on small details, body height plays a very important role in the performance of the car and to accommodate this ultra-fine body height tuning was developed by the Xray R&D team. The body posts are a direct replacement for the standard versions, while the body holders themselves have the elevated mounting. +1mm and +2mm, which makes body height adjustment very easy. The new body-height adjustable body posts are available separately in a pair of front and rear, allowing for independent front and rear body height adjustments.
Serpent has released these high quality pre glued foam tires for their Formula car, the F180. Providing lots more grip than the original grooved rubber tires that come with the car, these tires have been trued to a much larger and more realistic diameter than standard 1/8th scale foam tires. Available in a variety of shore hardness, the rear tires are 82mm in diameter and the front tires 80mm, and both have been glued on to black plastic wheels to complete the realistic look.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Mirage Racing introduces the new Falcon .21 buggy engine – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Yokomo introduces a 4wd conversion kit for their SD12-TR – Link [teamyokomo.com]
> Team Orion CRF Power engien TQ’s the Euros – Link [mirageracing.com]
> New Novak SS17.5 Pro Brushless motor – Link [rc411.com]
> Another Ferrari based Serpent F180 – Link [serpent.com]
Just a month after we showed you the new Asymetric Cap from RB Concept, out comes a limited edition R3 version of the same cap. Designed for the R3 addicted drivers, this high quality, soft touch asymetric cap celebrates the release of the new RB Concept R3.
According to our partners Neo Buggy, current ROAR National truggy champion Taylor James had a busy week prior to winning last weekends Nationals. Having only recieved his new Jammin truggy just prior to the event, he also made the switch from previous fuel suppliers O’Donnell to new sponsor Werks fuel. This didnt seem to effect him and he went on to win the race and National title with a brand new car and fuel supplier.
More battery news, this time from Japanese brand Velocity Racing who have released this new 5000MAh LiPo pack. The 2 internal cells have been encased in a hard resin and for connecting the battery to your cars electronics the pack features 2 sockets on one end for easy connection. As with all LiPo’s they feature a low internal resistance, give lots of power and this pack is around 60% of the weight of a comparable NiMh Sub-C6 cell type pack.