Samix have announced the release of their new brass forward adjustable battery tray for the Element RC Enduro trail trucks. The black coated and laser-engraved part weighs in at 176g and it is suitable for standard and shorty-type LiPo battery packs. The construction shifts the weight bias of the truck further towards the front end for improved climbing performance, however it requires the use of Samix’s END-6068 or END-4068 front bumper mounts to make it fully work.
Sunpadow have introduced their all-new Competition Stock CS Platin series high-performance LiPo battery packs. Developed especially for stock class racing, the first in the line is a 6000mAh 7.4V battery that is made using newly developed highest-quality cells whose chemistry will reduce the overall weight of the battery while allowing for exceptional performance thanks to a very low internal resistance. At 282g the battery is about four percent lighter than the gold label pack and it measures 139x47x25.1mm.
LRP have introduced their new Team T-shirt and a redesigned pit towel. Starting with the blue colour T-shirts, they are made of high-quality light stretch material, sport high-quality prints on the front and back and their design allows the addition of additional sponsor logos. As for the pit towel, its new checkered flag design will keeping the driver in racing mode while building, maintaining or setting up his ride for the next race. The towel is made of high-quality materials and it is washable, ensuring it is looking good for a long time.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Kyosho MP10 1/8th scale buggy is the +2 RF2 rear-front suspension mount. The mount allows to fine-tune the rear suspension geometry and it comes machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium while sporting a black surface coating and machined silver edge details. The suspension hanger was designed to work with the standard MP10 suspension inserts and it is available now.
VBC Racing have introduced their new Lightning10X235 235mm Pro10 pan car chassis kit. The latest evolution of the popular Lightning10 platform received updates in the front suspension and chassis area while several upgrades ensure improved durability. The front end is equipped with an industry-first fully adjustable 7075-T6 Active Lower Caster system for optimised steering response while the 7075-T6 aluminium main chassis and rear lower pod plate with machined silver edge details increased handling precision. A heat-treated, hardened rear axle shaft ensures true running and exceptional durability even when using high powered modified motors. Other features include the possibility to run bellcrank or direct steering setups, inline or transverse battery positions, wheelbase and track width adjustments as well as a wide range of tube damper, side link and side spring position adjustments to fine-tune the car’s behaviour. The kit is shipping now and should hit stores very soon.
Serpent have announced the release of a newly developed optional part for the 989 1/8th scale car. The lightweight engine mounts are machined from high grade aluminium, and are 10.5g lighter than the original kit part. CNC machined heatsinks are added to help draw heat away from the engine, resulting in cooler running temperatures while a black surface coating ensures surface protection and good looks.
Exotek have introduced their new Fan Blaster aluminium fan shrouds for 30mm and 40mm fan units. Both shrouds were developed for the use with Exotek’s existing ring-shaped fans mounts and they blast the fan’s air directly onto the motor for maximum cooling effect while also acting as a finned heat sink that adds additional ambient cooling. Importantly, the shroud positions the fan about 12mm away from the motor can to help prevent the motor magnets from impeding the fan motor and the shrouds lightweight alloy construction insures factory good looks and extra durable quality. The 30mm shroud was designed for the use with Exotek’s #1718 fan mount while the 40mm variant uses Exotek’s #1756, #1914 or #1718 mounts.
The Xray Xmas Race will be held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin, Slovakia on the 28th of December. The event kicks off with free practice on the 27th, allowing drivers to dial in their Christmas presents and 2020 rides with the race being held according to the XRS Slovakia set of rules, however the event does not count towards the championship but instead being a stand-alone race open to everyone. Classes run include 1/10th and 1/12th scale electric on-road as well as 1/10th electric off-road and more information can be found here.