Japanese radio & servo brand KO Propo has just released details of its low profile RSx4S-one10X Type-T servo. The new servo is aimed at Tamiya users with it coming with 5 pre-installed settings optimised for different Tamiya models. To add to the Tamiya appeal they have also added light blue anodising to the middle case heatsink to ensure it look right at home in your car. There is also an optional light blue bottom case allowing you to change the direction of the cable coming out of the case. The model memory is preset data registered in advance in the servo however the RSx4S allows you to finely change the settings of many parameters to your liking.
Serpent has just announced the latest version of their SRX8GT 1:8 GT car with the ‘23 kit having been re-worked from the ground up. Customer and racers alike wanted a faster, lighter, more nibble and reliable race car heading into the new racing season. Although Serpent have enjoyed many great race wins and successes in the world of GT racing, they said it was time for us to push the evolution of the class yet again. The engineering group went to work, discussing all aspects and weak points of the previous model and after countless concepts and discussions, they formulated the best possible plan to create the greatest successor they could and the new SRX8GT ‘23 was born. Some new features of the ’23 include all new bulkheads, new light weight rear body mount, a new radio box, new steering block, all new shock bodies, pistons and shafts. The car also features a revised chassis plate with holes pre drilled into the chassis for optional weights and the 2speed Shaft Construction has also been updated.
T-works is offering a new Xray sized ECS Drive Shaft with twin trough solid driveshaft adapters for Serpent’s X20 ’23 electric touring car. The size and position of the ball head of this product are the same as those of Xray. It must be used together with T-work’s double groove spring steel front straight shaft steel cup and only used with Xray 3.5mm drive pin clips.
Pro-line has introduced the new Vandal 1:8 Buggy race tyre which is an evolution of their legendary Hole Shot tyre engineered for hard-packed, dusty, blown-out track conditions. Vandal development started with Pro-Line’s latest generation carcass profile that utilises a single arc to create the sidewall geometry, then transitions from the sidewall to the crown with a larger radius resulting in a rounder and less edgy appearance. This carcass provides a tailored fit to the wheel and insert package, making mounting a breeze. Focusing on grip, the Vandal’s centre tread density is optimised for longevity in longer runs while the addition of micro-pins at the outer edges reduces edginess in the bumps. Competitors can expect the Pro-Line Vandal tyres to deliver improved consistency, drivability, and durability. It is available in four popular tread compounds, M3 & M4 for watered tracks and S3 & S4 long wear for more abrasive dry tracks. The tyres come complete with Pro-Line’s latest generation closed cell foam insert.
GensAce batteries have announced 2022 ISTC World Championship runner-up Christopher Krapp has officially joined the GensAce Factory Racing Team. Comment on the new deal the factory Yokomo driver said: “I am happy to announce to work with GensAce and help promote and develop their high quality products. I already knew their batteries pretty well from my teammates and was impressed from their quality. I can’t wait to use them in competition! Specially I want to thank Yan and Nick for the opportunity!”
Our friends at nitro onroad stalwart manufacturer Shepherd Micro Racing has given their merchandise a fresh look with a new ram head t-shirt. Made of 100% cotton, it features the Shepherd ram head on the front and the Team Shepherd World logo on the rear. The new t-shirt is available in sizes XS to 4XL.
OfficinaRC has released these new Titanium Skinny-UFS screws. They are made of titanium with the best precision machines by experts Italian craftsmen in order to create a product destined to become a reference for those who’s looking for the best experience. The attractive design and extreme technical characteristics project these screws to become the object of desire of those who’s looking for maximise any performances. Made one by one from titanium bars. These screws have a head of only 4.4mm wide and 0.9mm thick. Below the extremely thin head there’s a cylindrical part of 1.4mm that allows a perfect centring without preventing tightening.Particularly suitable for: To screw the new Xray XLP shock absorbers to shock towers where space is really limited.But also to fix parts by increasing their torsion and reducing the weight, even if only slightly.Ti-6Al4V is the most widely used titanium alloy in the motorsport and aerospace market. This alloy contains 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. Is an excellent combination of endurance to efforts and toughness, with extra resistance to corrosion.
SMJ has released a new thicker version of their foam car stand. At 20mm, it leaves the car sitting 6mm higher than the previous version to allowing for more versatile use. Measuring 300 x 90 x 20 mm, the stand can be used for both 1:10 and 1:8 onroad cars with the Japanese company highlighting it for 1:10 Nitro pit work and engine adjustment.