O.S. have announced 2 new engines to fill a vital niche in the stadium truck market with the release of the 12TZ (P) and the 12TG-P. The 12TZ is a turbo engine with a 3-port ABC liner and 3-needle rotary carb, for optimum adjustability, and this motor meets all IFMAR and ROAR 3-port specs. The bore and stroke of this motor provide the widest possible power band and with it the ability to adapt to any track. The 12TG-P is also a ROAR legal motor and works well in cars like the Associated GT2 and HPI Firestorm, and like all 12TG engines it’s easy to break in and very economical, expecting to get up to 14 minutes of run-time on a single tank of fuel.
Team Checkpoint have announced the release of 2 new versions of this alumminium carry case, one for holding your batteries and one type for your motors. These great looking cases feature a durable aluminum exterior with rounded corners and securely locking latches, while inside is high-density foam that cushions and protects contents from damage. The battery case has cutouts for holding up to 12 packs while the motor case is designed to hold 8 motors and 4 armature tubes and includes two compact 6-compartment boxes for holding small parts such as motor springs, brushes, shims and hardware.
Duratrax have released the latest version of their Power Shot motor cleaner that now comes in a new formula that’s compliant with new VOC regulations, making it more environmentally friendly. Power Shot removes dirt and grime quickly and easily from all types of electric motors.
Atomic RC have released yet more parts for the 200mm of the moment, the Xray NTI. First off we have this rather cool looking aluminum servo saver, which adds extra strength as well as extra bling to your car. Also new and made from aluminium is a right side chassis brace, for more stiffness between the radio plate and rear assembly, and also some lightweight pulley spacers. Atomic RC have also created their own front and rear CVDs made from spring steel and finally they have produced a new front carbon fibre shock tower, with additional shock mounting positions, and a new rear upper camber link with lots of new optionals positions.
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Horizon Hobby have announced the release of their latest 1/10th electric stadium truck, the XXX-T CR, claimed to be one of the most technologically advanced race trucks ever developed. The list of new features includes quick change aluminum rear hubs, variable length arms, extra long chassis, titanium nitride hinge pins and the whole car is made from the company’s exclusive EA3 class composites.
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Serpent are reporting on their site from the 4th round of the Greek 1/8th scale Nationals held at the Fanatix Racing Track, the final round before the summer break. After qualifying it was Sotiropoulos, winner of the opening three rounds, that was in pole position followed by Vagelis Papachristos in 2nd and Mimis Papadopoulos in 3rd. With the final underway the Serpent drivers held the top 4 positions but unfortunately Sotiropoulos was to retire early, suffering radio interference after his first stop which forced him out. This allowed Papachristos to take the lead but he suffered a flame out allowing Papadopoulos to take the lead from Papachristos, now in 2nd, and John Fokianos 3rd. Unfortunately during the race, Papachristos lost the INS box cover from his airfilter filter and because of this his result was cancelled promoting Fokianos to 2nd behind the winner Papadopoulos, while 3rd spot went to Farmakis.
Russian company MRC Models has contacted us to tell our readers about their new 1/10th scale rear buggy wing that they have developed. Made from 0.75mm thick lexan, the wing fits a large number of different buggies on the market and comes unpainted with a clear protective film on the top side.
Venom have released a number of new products today, including this battery assembly jig that features an innovative spring-loaded adjustable battery bar holder with an integrated foam pad to assist in keeping the cells securely in place for easy and accurate soldering every time. Also new are some great looking power plugs which are a unique male/female bullet plug, with silver plated connectors and easy solder tabs, that is easy to use and eliminates the possibility of a reverse polarity connection. Venom have also released some new battery bars which are made from oxygen free copper and then silver plated to ensure the best conductivity with minimal power loss. The “V” tab design provides more surface area contact for a stronger, more efficient battery connection. And finally are some silver plated bullet tabs that are designed with a unique bullet tab plug, to make quick solder-less battery changes and soldering to a battery cell easier and stronger.
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