October 18, 2021

Pirani RC Velox V8.2 3mm radio plate

Italian brand Pirani RC has designed a new radio plate suitable for Shepherd Velox V8.2 specifically for high traction conditions. The radio plate has a thickness of 3mm instead of the 2.6mm of the original version and is designed to improve the performance on high traction. The result is a more stiff radio plate that increases the corner speed of the car and make it easier to drive.

Source: Pirani RC [piranirc.com]

October 18, 2021

JConcepts Mono front wheel for 22X-4, B74.1 & XB4

With the recent compatibility of 4wd off-road buggies, JConcepts stepped up and created a purpose designed wheel for a popular selection of vehicles. JConcepts Mono 2.2” wheels are designed in the popular dish style and available in bright white and fluorescent yellow. The new Mono wheel is a direct fit for TLR 22X-4, B74.1, and Xray XB4 vehicles making the stock of a certain wheel a little more convenient. The new Mono wheels are the maximum size allowed under ROAR rules and make a statement with their large appearance, slight convex dish shaped design and superior inner rib design. The wheels incorporate an outer glue catch that resists excess glue from running down the wheel face during the gluing process. JConcepts wheels are manufactured using advanced techniques to ensure trueness and durability and are branded with the small JC logo for brand identification and authenticity.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

October 18, 2021

T-Works pressure line & fuel line filters

T-Works have released these new pressure line and fuel line filters specifically for 1/8th offroad. Machined from aluminium and black anodised, they both come supplied with a mounting bracket and both sport internal gauze filter for catching larger particles. Both sport a similar design however the pressure line filter is longer.

View the fuel line filter here

October 15, 2021

Xray XB2’22 1/10th 2WD buggy – Coming soon

Xray have announced the upcoming release of their XB2’22 1/10th scale 2WD buggy kit. The next step in the evolution of their XB2 series, we can expect full details on this 2022 update in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

October 15, 2021

Eldridge dominates EssexCarpetClash season opener

Last weekend was the first round of the EssexCarpetClash, seeing it return for its fourth year. A neatly and fun to drive track greeted the drivers in the morning, who were all eager to get back racing indoors, after an absent season last year. Four rounds of qualifying took place, where it was clear that Yokomo factory driver Harley Eldridge meant business, securing TQ in 3 rounds, in both the 2wd and 4wd classes. In 4wd, Stephen Brown could only do second best and would line up second on the grid for the finals infront of a fast John Painter. 2wd saw the experienced Ellis Stafford fight his way to take the 2 spot for the finals, while it was a close fight for 3rd, 4th and 5th on the grid between, Luke Mills, Stuart Joyce and Kyle Moon.

Continue reading the report here

October 15, 2021

Exotek 22S Drag MK3 slipper set & spur gears

From Exotek is their new turbine cooling triple slipper disks for the Losi 22S top shafts for quicker slipper cool downs before the next pass. Provides added consistency due to 3 friction plates and slipper cooling via the extra heat sink fins that also spins as fan blades as the motor turns for increased air flow over the slipper plate therefore helping reduce heat glazing of the slipper pads which results in melted pads. The set includes 3 high grade LCF pro style slipper pads for Octalock type Exotek or Associated spur gears (gear not included). The slipper pads have a small 12mm inner slipper diameter for more surface area for improved slipper efficiency. For this set Exotek also offer high performance machined POM (delrin) spur gears that uses Associated style octalock type spurs and slipper pads. Available in 84T & 81T, the spur gears are 100% machined POM to insure true roundness and are much stiffer and truer than moulded nylon spur gears.

View the full set & spur gear here

October 14, 2021

Ulti Tires 1/8 GT foam tires

Ulti Tires release their new 1/8 GT car tires made from their well know high grip 35 shore foam rubber. Mounted on precision carbon wheels, foam tires remove some of the worries associated with rubber tires such as exploding or the maintenance of the rubber itself, while also providing increased traction and performance. Sold as a pair.

Source: Ulti [ultitires.com]