1up Racing have introduced a new 6S LiPo battery for their popular Pro Pit Iron. The increased power of the 6S pack offers fastest ever heat up and recovery tomes and enough capacity to power the iron at full temp for over two hours. The 1000mAh softcase pack measures a super compact 70x34x32mm and it comes pre-soldered with an XT60 power plug and and industry-standard balancer connector.
Coming from JConcepts’ RM2 brand are the black Clover 1/8th scale wing buttons. In the 1/8th off-road world a securely fastened wing is critical during qualifiers, main events and those all-important long practice sessions. RM2 has a new option available for 1/8th buggy racers that like to do a little more beating and banging on the track. When IFMAR World Champion Ryan Maifield was asked about what detail he is looking for in a wing button, he simply stated, it must be durable, and the flange needs to be large. The JConcepts designers went to work utilising some unique “Clover” styling along with the large flange Ryan asked for. The all-aluminium wing button specifically for the screw-in type wing mounts provide additional stability against landings and hard crashes because the large flange spreads out the force. The machined aluminium design with the stealthy black colour durable outer rim and stylish “Clover” design offers a bit more security over traditional plastic and aluminium wing buttons. The design is lightweight but also durable in the correct areas adding to the benefits to the racer. The attachment area has an already built-in countersunk feature which allows for the cleanest assembly possible.
Coming from WRC Racing and made for their NTX 1/10th scale nitro touring car are new hardened 7075 aluminium pinion gears. Machined from high-quality material and sporting a reinforced design the pinions also feature a hardened surface for longer life and higher performance. The gears are available in 14T and 15T sizes.
Following a couple of teaser images on social media Bittydesign have finally unveiled their all-new Hyper touring car body shell for 190mm chassis. Of an ultra high downforce and low centre of gravity design the body adds another radical shell to the current breed of aggressive TC body designs with the Hyper offering a large front splitter, a crushed and lowered bonnet, pronounced roof and a tapered rear end, combined with a new-design rear end that adds a bit of scale realism to the body. Aerodynamic elements taken over from high downforce 1/10th 200mm nitro touring car bodies add to the overall design and ensure exceptional performance in modified and stock classes alike. Designed to meet the requirements of all of the important sanctioning bodies the Hyper lid is available in lightweight and ultra lightweight variants and it includes window masks, decals and lightweight wing mounting hardware.
Capricorn from Italy have announced the soon release of their all-new LAB C804 1/8th nitro on-road kit. The follow-up model to the popular C803 sees a lot of updates to offer increased overall grip while still being nimble and easy to drive. The vehicle is based on a new symmetrical flex main chassis, it features a narrow rear end and new symmetrical design rear lower and upper arms with the parts being moulded from a harder composite. New for the 804 is also the possibility to use a rear link instead of an upper arm and the new rear bulkhead incorporates the sway bar mount. Also new are the 2-speed bulkheads, the brake lever, servo saver as well as the front bulkheads and upper arm hangers. Like the rear arms the front arms are of a symmetrical design and moulded from a harder composite material. Other features include a new front swaybar adjustment system, a new plastic centre radio tray mount and a shorter front wheelbase. The kit is rounded out by a new radio tray and radio box as well as precision front and rear hubs. The kit will become available from the 20th of October.
MonacoRC have introduced their new JP ball bearings, Japan-made pre-oiled high-performance ball races. The ZZ-type bearings ensure a low natural drivetrain drag for increased efficiency, improved acceleration and longer run times. The bearings are available in popular sizes and also as complete sets for Awesomatix, Xray and Yokomo kits.
Coming from Zen Racing are their new carbon fibre aero discs for Pro10 wheels. Machined from 0.5mm carbon fibre the discs are designed to reduce air turbulence, increasing efficiency and stability at high speeds. The set includes four 43.5mm diameter discs, two for the front and two for the rear wheels.
The 1/8th On-road French Cup was held last weekend at the Model Club Thionville track in 1/8th IC Track and Electric Track classes. In 1/8th 4WD Electric Track it was Stephane Bouche with the win after the double A-mains, leaving behind Steve Olanier in 2nd, however the two were tie on points and the tie-breaker would bring the decision in favour of Stephane. In 3rd it was Frederic Vallejo who would round out the podium result.