Exotek have announced the release of new titanium rear CVA axles for the TLR 22 buggies as well as carbon fibre body mount plates for the TLR 22, Kyosho RB7, Team Associated B6 and Xray XB2 buggies. Starting with the titanium rear axles, the parts are of super light weight and usable with all 1.0 to 5.0 buggies, however they do not fit the 5.0 Elite VHA axles and hubs. The axle shafts reduce the weight and rotating mass of the driveline for quicker acceleration and they are recommended for drag racing only.
New from Reedy are steel under-battery weight sets for both shorty and stick configurations. These weights are the ideal solution for meeting minimum weight requirements, equalising left/right weight distribution, and/or lower the vehicle’s centre of gravity for improved handling. Each set is precision cut from steel with the weight value laser etched onto each piece along with the world-famous Reedy logo. Each set contains three weight options, which can be used individually or combined to achieve the desired result.
Nugget’s Ranch Raceway of Arcadia, Florida held a race event last weekend, attracting some of the state’s fastest nitro and electric on-road racers. In the premier class of 1/8th Open it was Joaquin Desoto Sr. (Serpent) with the win in the 20-minute A-main event, a lap in front of Peter Breton (Shepherd). Hector Lopez (ARC) came in 3rd overall, another two laps down.
Dash have announced the addition of Italian frontrunner, Natanaele Senesi to their factory team. The all-round talent and multiple Italian 1/8th GT champion will use Dash electronics and Arrowmax batteries to power his rides from now on and he has the following to say about the deal:
I’m really stoked about this opportunity since I think that Dash is doing an amazing job to develop premium quality products. Their ESC and motors, along with Arrowmax batteries, will be a perfect fit in my package and I can’t wait to race with this combo with my 1/12th pan-cars and 1/8 GTE. I’m really looking forward to help the team giving all my knowledge to always increase products’ quality and performances!
Coming from Torpine are new optional parts for the ARC R12 and R11F touring cars. Starting with the R12, Torpine have released a brass lower screw kit that replaces all lower chassis screws with heavy brass fasteners which will greatly lower the overall centre of gravity while adding a bit of overall weight at the same time. The result is a more planted ride especially in high-bite track conditions.
Auto Model Racing from Japan have introduced their new tyre bags that are ideal to store and carry up to ten full sets of 1/8th off-road tyres, spares and many more. The bags have a footprint of about 61x27cm and they feature lightweight inner plastic reinforcements to ensure good stability even when not fully loaded. Made from a strong fabric the bags also feature a handle and a carrying belt and they are available in black or red colour.
T-Works have announced the release of their new 60mm short hex wrenches. Available in 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm specification, the tools feature a short 60mm blade that allows for more compact overall dimensions that come in handy when working on cramped chassis or when storage space for tools is limited. The wrenches use T-Works’ standard lightweight aluminium handle and high-quality, size-marked HSS tool tips and they are available separately.
Yeah Racing have released new brass wheel hex adapters for the Axial SCX10 III and Capra trail truck kits. The adapters are machined from heavy brass material and using them will increase wheel load, ensuring improved overall traction for better climbing and descending performance in steep terrain. The set includes four adapters that fit both the SCX10 III and Capra vehicles.