Building on the IFMAR World and multi-time National Championship winning IGT8 platform comes the IGT8E 2019 electric GT kit. New features include an updated front shock tower made of carbon fibre that provides improved steering and increased corner speed while the rear tower design stayed the same as with the 2017 version, however an optional shock tower and extension combo is available if more rear traction is required. New for 2019 is also a super lightweight aluminium rear bulkhead that provides better gear support and heat dissipation. It utilises 5x16x5 bearings for reliability while the bevel gear received an additional E-clip for security and easier maintenance. The centre of the chassis houses a new low-profile battery mount that lowers the battery pack by 10mm while offering a super low weight and a sliding-design motor mount ensures quick and easy, yet reliable gear mesh adjustment. The rear differential utilises a machined aluminium case for smooth differential action, stiffer satellite gear support and heat dissipation. Also part of the 2019 package is a laydown steering servo mount radio tray whose design allows to add a 40mm fan unit for motor cooling purposes. On the suspension side of things the 2019 variant comes with updated FF and RR brackets with the front mount allowing for zero degree of suspension pin inclination while the rear mount reduced the toe by half a degree.
Coming from JConcepts is the 1966 Chevy C10 step-side body shell for street eliminator body shell. Designed of 1/10th SCT trucks using drag racing tyres and Street Eliminator narrow suspension chassis setups, the body resembles the iconic Chevy C10 truck. It has character and style, lower stance was emphasized by an attractive, pinched-waist body featuring “jet pod” eyebrows over the grille. Sizeable front chin-spoiler, large front hood-scoop, high-operation 60’s style cab with rear flange for authentic looks. The rear of the truck has a step-side style bed and the entire design is multi-faceted. The rear fenders have built-in clearance for a large assortment of drag racing rear tyres including the JConcepts #3194 Hotties rear SCT tyre. The body shell also has the identifiable flat rear tailgate area and built-in connection points for the oversized rear wing option. The truck can be used with or without the rear roll-bar option and “ultra” rear wing setup. Many pieces make up the Chevy C10 and can be tailored to the customer needs or focal point of the build. The body measures a 13” wheelbase and the inside dimensions of the body are 11.75” front and 12.00” rear width. The body is built for a 2WD SCT wheelbase length and fits standard SCT width chassis layouts and suspension using drag racing tyres and wheels. Included with the truck comes the multi-piece Ultra rear wing as well as window masks and a decal sheet.
Round 4 of the Danish 1/8th Off-road Nationals was recently held at the Skanderborg RC club. Daniel Bubel (Xray) took the TQ in the Nitro Buggy class and he would start from 2nd into the 45-minute main final, just behind Xray’s Peter Harder. When the dust had settled, it was Daniel with the win, some two laps in front of Steffen Culmsee (SWorkz) as Jan D. Hansen (Serpent) came in 3rd to round out the podium.
The regional town of Mildura hosted the 2019 Victorian State Titles recently, with over 100 entries keen to race on the famous red clay outdoors off-road track. The surface developed a fantastic blue groove during practice with a naturally bumpy character to challenge chassis setup and driving skill. In 2WD Mod Buggy, 14 years old Jordan Isergin took the TQ and win in the finals – his first Modified class state title. Completing the podium were Jack McMillan (18) and Lachlan Munday (13), all running Team Associated machinery.
JConcepts have introduced their new Bronze medium thickness lubricant for bearings and other applications. After considerable testing, the RM2 Bronze oil is the stand-out lubricant in the pits of 2-time IFMAR World Champion, Ryan Maifield. When it comes to a simple touch up to oil bearings, CVA’s or any surface that needs a little friction reduction, apply a liberal amount of the oil to coat the area for a fresh life. A simple bottle and packaging make for easy access and quick transport to and from the races.
Coming from Hupo Hönigl’s own H-Speed brand are new high-quality shock and differential fluids. Supplied in leak-free 75ml bottles the competition-grade oils are available as 200cSt to 800cSt shock and 1,000cSt to 50,000cSt differential fluids, allowing to fine-tune the suspension and drivetrain of most cars, buggies and trucks out there.
Further expanding its tool range, Infinity has released a 5mm hex wrench which is perfect for adjusting cap screw without damaging the pivot ball inside the wheel hub. Made from aluminium, this gives it a premium feel in the hand while working on the Infinity IF15 or IF18 as well as cars from other brands.
T-Works have released new front and rear carbon fibre shock towers for the Serpent SDX-4 Evo 1/10th scale 4WD buggy kit. Both are of an updated design with fewer upper shock mounting positions for the front tower while the rear shock stay offers an increased amount of upper shock mounting positions. Also the upper camber link positions have been updated to widen the buggy’s setup window. The shock towers are made of high-quality carbon fibre and they are available separately.