Coming from Xray and made for their X1 formula pan car as well as many other Formula cars is their new lightweight and wide rear wing. The highly efficient wing was developed to offer efficient downforce in combination with the X1’s body shell with the lid’s rear flow channels guiding the air towards the rear wing for improved downforce and stability. The #373514 rear wing is is available in black or white colour and it is ETS approved for 2020.
Following the introduction of the new S35-4 nitro buggy kit, SWorkz have unveiled their forthcoming new S35-4 E-buggy kit. The buggy makes use of most of its nitro siblings’ features, such as a T7075 hard anodised and lightened aluminium chassis that sports a wide layout while the newly developed HET differentials being also included to provide an amount of traction that wasn’t possible with the previous systems. The kit also comes with a lower shock tower layout in the front and rear and the construction of the shocks is adapted to that new optimised layout. The steering geometry, with new Ackermann and steering plates, gives the driver the feeling of total control over the buggy. Also part of the kit are new suspension mounts that utilise new square inserts, allowing the buggy to be adapted to a wide range of track conditions. The lower front and rear arms are moulded using a newly developed composite material and they are of an updated design to fit the new chassis geometry. The side guards were redesigned in the same way. Another development are the totally designed rear hubs. Composite material combined with carbon plates gives drivers the possibility for various setups. The newly developed composite material is working perfectly together with the HET differentials to provide maximum traction. The kit features an aluminium sliding design motor mount for easy gear mesh adjustment and secure motor mounting. With the new lightened wing support owners can adjust the position and angle of the wing to give the buggy perfect on-track balance and together with the optimised new body shell, the aerodynamic system is working perfectly together. The kit is set for a release in the first half of April.
The final round of the very popular Worksop Series was held recently with once again a great entry of drivers for the four classes of 2WD and 4WD buggies, 2WD Stadium Trucks and Vintage Buggy. As always it was round by round qualifying as the racing format, with the best two results from four rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position. The track was very much off-road, there were lots of jumps and it was a great layout. Qualifying in 2WD saw a dominating performance by Neil Cragg, taking TQ in three out of four rounds to take pole position from Matt Thompson and Tommy Hall.
Hudy have announced the release of their new stainless steel battery weight for the new-style slim LiPo packs. Measuring 135x33x1mm and weighing in at 35g the weight was designed to rest between the battery pack and the chassis, lowering the overall centre of gravity while adding valuable weight when running the latest lightweight LiPo battery pack design. The plate is a universal fit and it is usable with most 1/10th scale touring cars.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new TC4 grade titanium screws that are meant to offer an high strength-to-weight ratio. The fasteners are not only light of weight they also add some visual impact due to their shiny finish and they are highly corrosion resistant, making them ideal for on-road and off-road kits alike. The screws come in 5-piece packs and they are available as flathead or button head M3x6mm, M3x8mm and M3x10mm variants.
Made for Xray’s 2020 specification kits of the XB8 and XB8E are several new optionals from T-Works. The range includes items such as a 20-piece set of hard-coated aluminium suspension balls to scrub some weight, rubber/metal-shielded ball bearings sets offer protection and low natural drivetrain drag and titanium turnbuckles reduce overall weight while adding style and corrosion protection. Also available are titanium or gold-colour steel screw kits.
Coming from Avid and made for of the latest 1/10th 2WD and 4WD buggies are new chassis protector sheets. Made by Stickit1Racing the chassis skins come pre-cut for easy installation and they help to protect the chassis bottom when running on highly abrasive surfaces or on track with large jumps. They include an extra removable tail piece when the first gets worn out and the stickers are available in black or white designs and for the B6.2 with +3mm chassis, for the TLR 22X-4, the Xray XB2C/D’20, the Xray XB4’20 and the Yokomo YZ2 DTM3.
RC Maker have announced the release of new optional parts in the form of A800MMX GeoCarbon battery mounts for the use with slim-type battery packs as well as a slim LCG brass weight. Starting with the battery mounts, slim batteries are narrower and require smaller hooks for installation. RC Maker have modified their original GeoCarbon battery hook design for the narrower batteries, giving drivers a stylish option for securing the new range of slim battery packs. The set includes a 2mm spacer to raise the hooks for increased support, are adjustable left to right for correct balance and fitment, and also support integration with RC Maker’s floating battery mount sets for Awesomatix/Xray or Yokomo.