Yokomo has released its own 3D printed bumper for their BD12/11 platforms of 1:10 Electric Touring Car. It features a 3D-designed honeycomb structure for lightweight construction and minimal weight with the flexible material made to be moderately strong and easily resists body deformation due to aero-dynamic drag. It has significant functional advantages over standard urethane bumpers. Air flowing into the underside of the chassis during driving is drawn into the body from the underside of the bumper, thereby reducing chassis lift and enhancing the sense of ground contact. This tends to improve steering traceability and stability in high-speed corners.
New from Xray is the Delta 2C Light body shell for its XB2 1:10 2WD Buggy. The Carpet version of the new XB2 body is designed for higher traction conditions with its profile improving the stability and corner speed without rolling too much. The lightweight version of the Delta body is produced from thinner 0.5mm Lexan material for reduced weight which helps to improve stability in fast corners, chicanes and helps with rotation in tight corners.
Reigning Onroad & Offroad World Champion manufacturer Hobbywing has released its latest Stock Spec speedo, the XeRun XR10 Stock Spec G2. A sensored and brushless ESC, it is suitable for Stock Class of 1:10 Touring Car and 1:10 Offroad Racing as well as RC Drifting. Compared with the prevision version of the ESC, the new Stock Spec G2 has increased maximum current rating of 100 amps. This is 20 amps more than the previous Stock Spec. Testing has shown as much as 30°C lower temps under the same loads. The BEC’s continuous output current has been upgraded from 3A to 5A. The centre of gravity of the ESC has been lowered by 14.3%. It has a built in reverse voltage protection and has multi-level throttle and brake curvature, freely adjustable. It supports 79 Settings (10000-88000RPM) RPM limit value selection.
Wolff Racing Products (WRP) has sent us details of its WRP IV Pro 10 235mm race chassis. The niche Austrian manufacturer started out in 2020 in the workshop of founder Roman Wolff and the development and the production of the first prototype cars made for Pro 10 championship racing. Some drivers raced the early cars in Austrian and Swiss races and the success of Wolff’s concept was quickly recognised. The latest version of the WRP family is the WRP IV. The high quality of the parts, the precision and the best suspension geometry are the main strengths of the WRP Cars. WRP is well known in the European Pro 10 scene having already had strong race results proving the strengths of the car. Several packages with or without dampers, springs, servo, driveshaft and other options are available.
Travelling to the Leno track in Italy over the weekend to kick off his preparation for the 2024 season, current 1:8 GT World and 1:10 Nitro Touring Car European Champion Toni Gruber has announced Arrowmax as a new addition to his 2024 sponsors. Using the test to break in Ielasi engines for his Capricorn cars, the German will use the RC tool and accessory manufacturer’s range of products for the preparation of his cars in this a World Championship year for 1:10 Nitro Touring Car. Announcing the partnership Gruber said, ‘Arrowmax will be now part of my career. Super happy to work with their extremely high quality tools and accessories. Precision and design on the maximum level.’ After a very strong 2023 season, that also saw him finish on the podium at the 1:8 Onroad World Championships in Japan, Gruber will make the trip to Costa Rico in November to fight for the 1:10 Nitro Touring Car World title.
New from Dim3nsion by JP is their Fuel Tank Extension Kit which is designed to make your refuelling stop much easier, as the new tanks are designed to be extremely flat. They designed the extension kit so that the cover extends exactly over the edge of the roof. To ensure it can withstand tough pit stops, we made this product from the highest quality PA 12 carbon fibre. So that it fits well into the overall look of our cars, they opted to chose their popular carbon look. It is easily attached using an M3 screw that connects the tank cap to the extension from below. In case you need to go faster during a pit stop, they made the underside rough to prevent it from slipping. Suitable for the new tanks from Capricorn, ARC, and a large Japanese manufacturer.
New from JConcepts are two variants of the JCI Warlord body for 1:10 crawlers. Available as a full tucked body or tucked cab only body, the the Warlord is designed for 12.3” wheelbase vehicles fitting crawlers such as the Traxxas TRX-4 Sport, Enduro, Axial and Vanquish. The Warlord has tucked front and rear fenders to allow clearance for an assortment of tire options while also giving the body shell a very competition inspired look. The new body combines elements from vintage vehicles while carrying some new ruggedness and attitude which JConcepts can provide. In addition, the Warlord includes a roof visor which can be installed separately to give the roof a top and windshield overhang if the user visualises it this way.
Xray has released a complete ball differential set for their X1 1:10 Formula chassis. It is a direct replacement for the gear differential with no other extra parts needed and no extra adjustments. Using the ball differential makes the car more stable and easier to drive, especially in very low grip conditions such as asphalt or low grip carpet. The ball diff increases on-power steering which is needed on almost all types of tracks.