April 8, 2021

Xtreme Aerodynamics EP touring carbon fibre side plates

Similar to their 1/10th nitro class version, Xtreme Aerodynamics have introduced their side wing end plates for the 1/10 electric class. Made of glossy carbon fibre the profile allows the optimal flow on the upper side of the wing while cornering thus improving vertical load and making the car more predictable and precise. Designed using the most advanced CFD software it shows that the holes provide a more efficient wing downforce in high speed corners, thus improving stability at the apex and reducing the delay in corner entry.

Source: Xtreme Aerodynamics [xtremeaerodynamics.it]

April 8, 2021

Hudy 15g pure tungsten chassis weight

From Hudy come these precision machined 15g pure tungsten chassis weight. The weight is smaller than the brass weights and is easier to install for a cleaner layout. The super small weight results in lower CG comparing to standard weights. Produced from very rare and heavy pure tungsten material, not a typical tungsten mixture, it has the highest density structure and is the heaviest metal material which allows them to design the smallest size weights comparing to any other materials. Quick & easy attachment to chassis they are marked with weight value for easy identification.

Source: Hudy [hudy.net]

April 8, 2021

R1 Wurks Mega & Micro capacitor for Digital 3 ESC

R1 Wurks introduce their new line of Mega and Micro capacitor for the Digital 3 ESC. The Mega cap was designed to maximise the performance of the Digital 3 ESC with more than 30x the capacity of the built in capacitors while delivering ultra low ESR performance. This means that these capacitors respond to the ESC ripple current faster for better overall performance. Our 60 grams Mega cap also balances the side by side weight of the ESC, while sitting on the same footprint. This acts as a balancing ballast next to the Digital-3. This means you can also optimise the side by side weight balance, for harder launches. The 30 grams Mega capacitor fills in the gap for space constrained setups. The 30 grams Mega capacitor delivers maximum capacity on a smaller footprint, low ESR and unrivalled performance to weight ratio. The Micro capacitor is an excellent improvement over the stock Digital-3 capacitor, this is a smaller footprint, lower profile and delivering 3x the capacity of the built in Digital 3 capacitor. All the new capacitors will ship with a custom built cradle made of carbon fibre nylon filament and 3M very high bond tape.

Source: R1 Wurks [r1wurks.com]

April 7, 2021

JConcepts RM2 tuning screwdriver & wing button

From JConcepts and Ryan Maifield’s RM2 collaboration is this engine tuning screwdriver. The aluminium handle is custom machined, red anodised and spiced with 2nd operation silver highlighting to bring some luster to the pit area. The top of the wrench is capped with injection moulded JC plug and the handle itself is topped off with laser etched JConcepts logo for authenticity. The tip of any wrench is mandatory for function and control. The spring steel flat blade screwdriver is made of multiple pieces and pre-assembled. The tip slides into a sleeve which is secured with beefy set screw located on the adapter itself. The tip is precision ground for shape, angle, and thickness for the all-important engagement into carburettor adjustment screws. The entire steel tip assembly slides into the handle and snaps into place courtesy of the magnet located in the handle. The magnet has enough holding power to maintain position during use and the occasional drop and pop during normal usage. When it is time to pack-up the pits or drop the footprint, simply pull the tip assembly out and place alongside the handle in the toolbox or bag.

View the new RM2 wing button here

April 7, 2021

Raceform 1/8 Pro body post lazer tracer

From Raceform this 1/8 onroad specific Pro body post lazer tracer claims to be the only tool that is able to trace the position of the body post, perfectly and precisely, onto the bodyshell in preparation for reaming. Clear or painted, it saves you time and stress and might change how we locate the body post position. Your body will look better than ever, improved consistency between changing bodies and it saves you from messing up your nicely painted body. Especially in 1/8 On-road, the front post is slanted towards the front and even locating the holes on a clear body is challenging due to parallax error. This Tool eliminates all the errors.

View an explanatory video & more images here

April 7, 2021

Xray T4 CVD BB driveshaft & gear diff adapter

From Xray for the T4 is this new CVD BB driveshaft 50mm & gear diff adapter. The CVD BB bearing drive shafts improve off-power steering and rotation, but decrease rear traction and stability. Recommended for use in high-traction conditions and for tracks with many hairpin corners. Set includes complete drive shaft only and must be used with optional CNC-machined CVD BB drive shaft adapter made from 7075 aluminium and black coated, it is a direct replacement for the stock version.

View the new adapter here

April 7, 2021

G-Force X Weight Gauge Air

G-Force have released their X Weight gauge Air, a wireless corner balance system. Performing the same function as their original X Weight gauge, helping to measure and adjust the weight distribution of your car by displaying the weight/pressure applied at all 4 corners, this Air version does it wirelessly. Sending the data via bluetooth to the accompanying app it removes the need for a bulky display making transport and use much simpler. Each weighing platform is clearly marked so you know which corner to put it on and they can be used with cars up to 2kg. The system is equipped with a reset to 0 function allowing you to better understand the effect of adding weights in different locations in the car.

Source: G-Force [gforce-hobby.jp]

April 7, 2021

Mon-Tech Racing tease new GT bodyshell

Mon-Tech Racing are teasing their new soon to be officially announced GT bodyshell. Set to be revealed next week on Friday, the Italian brand have offered up no more information apart from what we can see in the photo.

Source: Mon-Tech [mon-techracing.net]