Xray have released the full details on their new XB2 2021 1/10th 2wd buggy. This latest iteration puts a focus on the front of the car, with particular attention paid to the steering system. Improved steering system geometry makes the car more predictable, easier to drive and faster in high speed corners, while new steering parts include new steering arms, new Ackermann plate, new servo link, and a new offset servo horn. The XB2 now includes 3-slot graphite steering block extension for improved steering in slower corners and more corner speed in high speed sections. New front and rear shock towers with denser upper shock mounting positions provide ultrafine set-up adjustments and longer front shock shafts and shock bodies maintain proper down travel with the new shock tower. The configuration is now unified for both Carpet and Dirt editions for all track conditions. Other new items include new front roll centre holder with a wider mounting position to reduce diving effect in high speed corners and integrated anti-roll bar mount, all-new Gamma 2C body and Tec wing in the XB2C’21 for improved rotation in corners and better stability at high speeds, or all-new Gamma 2D body and Rank wing in the XB2D’21 for maximised overall grip and rear stability.
The new MR33 Tweak Tool Station offers a clear and simple way to check the tweak on all 1:10 and 1:12 scale onroad cars. Unlike other comparative products it does not rely on a water scale for measuring the chassis balance, this job is done by a ride height gauge (not included) placed underneath the left and right side of the floating aluminium main plate. Racers can clearly read out the values from the height gauge and don’t have to rely on a water scale. The MR33 Tweak Tool Station is made from black anodized aluminium with laser engraved numbers and logos.
Fresh from Reds Racing in Italy is their latest (4th collection) hoodie just in time for the colder weather. Featuring their latest logo set as seen on their recently released hat it has been printed in black and white on a high quality red hooded sweater and is available from small to XXXL sizes.
Coming from Capricorn RC is their new line of tires for electric touring cars. They will be available in a 32 and 35 compound and in testing the tires have proved to have great traction and longevity before lap times start to drop off. The rims will be a light grey colour to easily distinguishable them from other brands.
The all-new Hudy lightweight set-up board Titan edition is available in 4 different sizes to fit all different RC scales. A must have pit board accessories for every RC car racer, the new thinner set-up board is significantly lighter and more compact and so is very handy to pack for travel. These set-up boards are exceptionally flat and have a warp resistant surface that allows for precise set-up adjustments. Available in 4 different sizes for 1/10 & 1/12 On-Road, 1/8 On-Road, 1/10 Off-Road and 1/8 Off-Road & GT.
For the Mugen MBX8 and MBX8T, T-Works have produced these pairs of steel centre CVDs. Made from a high-quality steel, both the shaft and coupling feature a black surface coating for wear resistance. The rear centre CVD shaft is 110mm long on the buggy and 156.5mm long on the truggy, with the front centre shaft coming in a 78.5mm for buggy and 82.5mm for truggy meaning they also fit the older specification MBX7/7T as well.
New from Torpine for the ARC R21 is this shorty LiPo pack mount made from brass. Weighing close to 80g in total, each side is attached with 3 screws and can be finely adjusted to fit the shorty perfectly. If 80 grams of brass is too much they have also released two additional weights that mount directly to the motor mount with one weight (8g) on the right and the set of two weights (2x6g) on the left. The threaded holes for fixing the weights are already in the motor mount by default and the weight on the right has the thickness to serve as the inner stop for the LiPo.
Exotek Racing have introduced a lot of new items for the Associated DR10, starting with this lightweight 2mm carbon fibre ESC tray set. It allows for easier mounting of larger esc’s and stock esc’s in a centrally balanced location and comes with alloy posts and hardware. Next up is a heavy duty alloy servo mount that makes for easier servo install and removal thanks to the 1-piece design that will always match the chassis holes. There is also a precision machined premium titanium front axle set for the DR10. At only 4.5 grams per pair, these axles are perfect for reducing rotating mass for quicker acceleration. A rounded and angled hex profile also makes wheel installation extra quick and easy. Finally there is a hard anodised 7075 alloy idler gear for the DR10. This is much stronger than the stock plastic idler gear but not indestructible so it is important to use black or white grease on the gears and reapply frequently to prolong its life along with proper slipper adjustments.