Hudy have announced the release of these first purpose designed and manufactured droop gauge support blocks for 1/8 Off-road. As with all droop support blocks their use is dead simple, simply remove the tires from your buggy and using a flat surface put the car chassis on the support blocks, placing the front support block below the servo saver and the rear support block below the rear suspension mounting. Then using a chassis droop gauge with elevated scales, measure the droop under the wheel axle hex, using the downstop screws to alter the suspension droop on each side of the car.
Korean R/C parts maker Much More have released a new range of buggy stands in a number of colours. Similar to their current line up of touring car stands these new versions are taller to allow the necessary clearance of the longer reaching suspension arms of electric buggies. Available in 3 colours – purple, blue and black, the stand is made from aluminum and sports the Much More logo on the side and top while the top surface features an anti slip material.
Available in two versions, Team Associated’s XP Digital Servos feature many enhancements that improve vehicle control and on-track performance. Equipped with an all-new ultra-precise metal gear and an advanced microprocessor, the XP Digital Servo provides precise outputs and ultra-fast signal response. The state-of-the-art aluminum heat sink mid case lowers operating temperatures for fade-free performance.
The release of these 2 new jackets from RB Products came at the start of September but as we missed them, here they are. The first up is the Praha Jacket (above right) which is a very fashionable looking winter coat with a charcoal grey/orange fire colour, this high-quality jacket has a soft polar fleece lining that will protect you from bad weather. The second jacket, called Gotteborg, is a brand new edition of the polar fleece jacket. Lighter and easier to wear this new RB Teamwear is smarter than ever with orange topstitchings and is adjustable to protect you against cold wind.
CML Distribution in the UK have announced the sale of this new supe soft fuel bottle by HARD Racing. This racing fuel bottle is made from a soft and pliable material which makes it easy to control the amount, and speed, of fuel delivered to your nitro vehicle. The bottle is smoke coloured and a new black fuel bottle holder comes with 2 different coloured caps.
Venom Racing have released this LiPo balance charger which will charge 2 to 5 cell lithium polymer battery packs while individually charging each cell within the pack. This new LiPO balance charger is easy to use, doesnt have complicated wiring and is simple to set up.
HUDY have release this Wheel Nut Tool specially developed to work on the 1/8 Buggy and Truggy 17mm wheel nuts in dirty and abusive conditions. No matter how tightly the wheel nuts are locked, the HUDY Wheel Nut Tool will allow you to very easily and comfortably release the wheel nut. The special design of the oversized handle gives you superior torque to tighten the wheel nuts, helping to ensure no more lost wheels, as well as loosening them. For the ultimate precision and fit the inner hex is specially CNC-machined instead of pressed in to ensure maximum precision of the inner hex shape.
The tool is fully CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6, the world’s strongest aluminum material available on the RC market. To guarantee long life and protect the shape of the tool even in the most extreme conditions, the tool is hardcoated using XRAY’s own unique purpose-built fully-robotic hardcoating line using a self-formulated hardcoating mixture to ensure a very even and precise hardcoated surface.
Joel Johnson, Vice President of Kyosho America and an accomplished racer with two World titles and countless National Championships to his credit, can now add 2007 ROAR 1/8 On-Road Nation Champion to his dossier.
Driving a 2007 Kyosho Evolva, Johnson qualified fifth for the A-main. He decided to set-up his car for a long, conservative run during the final that would not include a tire change, while many other drivers stopped mid-race for a tire change. Johnson’s measured pace paid off around the mid-point of the one-hour final, passing most of the front-runners as they stopped for tires. After swapping the lead back and forth a few times due to pit stops, Johnson finally took the lead for good in the last ten minutes, scoring the win as the 2007 ROAR 1/8 On-Road National Champion with his Sirio-powered Kyosho Evolva 2007.