STS, the Taiwanese RC manufacturer, has released this new team version of their 3.5cc buggy motor. Called the D21T MKII, T standing for team, this new engine features a 14mm crankshaft, a 5 port liner, comes with 2 combustion chambers for using both the turbo or standard type glow plug and the motor itself has been custom made, which suggests some extra hand work done, but we dont know what exactly has been done.
Japenese firm Flap, have announced that they will soon be selling their new steel pinions for electric off road cars. Made from hard steel, these pinion have also been constructed to be light weight and combined with a coated surface these pinions will last a very long time. The pinions come in a 48 pitch and in a range of 16T – 24T which are suitable for both 2WD and 4WD and on the rear of the pinions the teeth number has also been printed. Flap has also released new mini rubber tires and inserts in a range of different hardnesses.
Back at the end of last year, ROAR (US governing body) announced that LiPo cells would not be allowed to be used at their sanctioned events as a power source. Well 6 months on and it seems that ROAR has changed its opinion of the new cells, as well as brushless motors, by announcing that the 2007 ROAR Off Road Electric Nationals has added a LiPo/Brushless demo class. What is interesting about this demo class is that it is for 1/10th 2wd trucks, all brushless motors are allowed and the A-main final will be 20 minutes long, which should make for some good racing.
More news from Xenon Racing, this time its for the release of their new line of 23T stock motors. Called the Illusion, this new motor series is eligable for the stock touring class at JMRCA (Japanese Federation) sanctioned events comes in 2 versions, one with bottom end torque and one with a wider range of torque.
Xenon Racing, who we mentioned yesterday when they showed their latest camber gauge, have also announced their new Tamiya DF-03 carbon double deck conversion. The main chassis has been made from 3mm carbon fibre while the upper deck is made from 2.4mm carbon fibre, which is connected to the front of the gearbox with a tough aluminum block substantial improving the chassis rigidity.
Japanese company G-style have announced that they are now selling the new Bomber Legend Type A touring car body shell. Made for 190mm cars, this body has been in testing for 6 months with good results and provides lots of downforce in high speed cornering while the addition of the seperate double wing brings stability yet fast steering response.
Sanwa / Airtronics had their eagerly awaited 2.4GHz transmitter module and receiver on their booth at the Shizuoka Hobby show this week in Japan. The module was shown in both the M11 pistol grip radio and Super Exzes stick radio but no information was given on the product except that it is still in the prototype phase and is ‘Coming Soon’.
Hobbico have just introduced their new ultra high torque servo, the CS-170, which has been custom designed to withstand the extreme punishment that today’s 1/8 buggies, truggies and other cars produce.
This beast has it all including an incredible 333 oz./in. of torque at 6.0 volts, digital precision, enormous holding power and the strongest Titanium gears available. The features don’t end there with strong hardened steel gear pins and dual ball bearings for superior strength and wear resistance and are all encased in an extruded aluminum servo case. To finish the package off, it includes beefed up control arms.