Coming from JConcepts is the RM2 Red O-ring grease and treatment. The grease helps seal the shock shaft to O-rings and prevents unwanted leakage while still smooth enough to maintain the plush action a race shock requires. Another added bonus of using a treatment in this area is additional protection against dirt, dust and built-up on the shock-shafts, this can lead to less damage on the shafts during heavy-usage. The high-quality, smooth consistency grease comes in a clean and simple container for application and storage.
Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai has released first images of the forthcoming new HD cap driveshafts for the MP10 1/8th scale buggy. The CV-style 94mm axle and 82mm and 116mm centre driveshafts are of a special design with red anodised caps ensuring the driveshaft’s cross pins will not coming loose during operation, ensuring greater reliability in long main finals. No word on a release date yet but as the parts look pretty much production ready they should become available very soon.
The 3rd round of the BRCA Touring Car Series headed to the Monaco of UK tracks, Bedworth this last weekend. In the Modified class Schumacher’s Olly Jefferies lined up on pole on the grid after qualifying ahead of Xray’s Elliott Harper and an excellent Andy Murray (Schumacher). In both legs of the finals Olly managed to sufficiently keep Elliott at bay winning both legs. This secures a back to back victory at this round and the previous one Halifax, leaving Olly in a strong position for the British Championship. Andy maintained his grid position from qualifying to grab a podium, his best touring car national result.
PR Racing have announced the release of new 2-hole shock pistons for their 1/10th scale off-road shock absorbers. Of a 12.65mm diameter the precision-machined pistons are available as 2×1.8mm or 2×2.0mm hole variants, with the smaller holes being used up front while the 2.0mm pistons are used in the rear. Using the pistons will improve bump handling and jump landing especially on outdoor tracks and the pistons come in four-piece sets of each size.
Coming from Samix and made for the Axial SCX10 II trail truck are 288mm wheelbase high-clearance titanium links. Machined from high-quality titanium material the links are of a light weight and offer high rigidity, all while sporting a high-clearance design for increased ground clearance. The links are available as complete ten-piece set including two steering links, as eight-piece suspension link set and also as rear-only four-piece kit.
Round 3 of the Austrian Electric On-road Nationals was held at the MAC Mistelbach track last weekend. In the premier Touring Modified class it was Dominic Vogl (Awesomatix) with the overall TQ after a clean sweep in the qualifiers and he would also come out on top after the triple A-mains, however he was hotly contested by Xray’s Patrick Gollner who took the win in A2 to seal his overall runner-up spot. Helmut Frauenschuh came in 3rd to round out the podium in front of Toni Eder.
Muchmore have announced the release of their new Impact Silicon Graphene Super Thin LCG Max-Punch 7.4V 4000mAh LiPo battery. The hardcase battery measures 92.5×46.5×18.5mm, ensuring a super low centre of gravity for touring car carpet, 2WD buggy indoor or 1/12th scale racing. The battery is build from high-quality 130C cells and it weighs in at only 164g.
BF Materials have announced the release of new carbon fibre option parts for the Mugen MBX8 series of buggies. The range includes a rear carbon fibre shock tower as well as front and rear 1.5mm carbon fibre arm inserts. The tower offers multiple upper shock and camber link mounting points and it features chamfered edges for looks and greater durability. The arm inserts allow to adjust the arm stiffness and thus overall grip and traction with the inserts being best used in medium to high-bite conditions.