MonacoRC has just released the Duct Plus, a conveyor specially designed to implement cooling on your stock motor to maximise the performance and life of your motor. Duct Plus is equipped with a special duct in the upper part which, due to the Venturi effect, adds an EXTRA air flow to your motor, reducing the temperature by 5/6°C more than normal conveyors. This duct is the result of numerous tests to find the right size / pressure combination to bring a significant improvement in cooling. Duct Plus is made with FDM 3D printing using the best plastic polymers on the market, to guarantee resistance and aesthetic quality, also thanks to its light design it is the lightest on the market.
Yeah Racing has added to its Momentum series of Pro-Grade racing tools which has been developed in cooperation with multiple IFMAR World Champion Atsushi Hara. All the sizes you would need ranging from 1.5mm to 3mm hex drivers and 5.5mm & 7.0mm nut driver are available. Laser engraved notches and sizes mean you can easily distinguish between the different sizes. The black finish is complimented by the Momentum series’ distinctive purple detailing and finished Atsushi Hara’s signature.
MonacoRC has released two new Front Body Stops for the Xray X4 and Awesomatix A800 adding another useful bodyshell reinforcement to compliment their line of Body Tuck items. This innovative item can be used to determine the play of the front part of the bodyshell. Different thickness of shim (together with a screw) makes it adjustable between different bodyshells and different setting preferences. The benefit is, improved steering response and a more predictable feel, especially at high speeds.
Xray have today unveiled the 2023 edition of their 1:12 platform, the X12. The All-new chassis features extra forward position for centre pivot for improved cornering speed and steering response. It also features extra mounting position for the side braces between the front and centre position for extra fine tuning of the car flex which improves steering response and cornering speed. The ’23 chassis is shortened by 3.5mm in front with extra chamfer, which eliminates chassis dragging and improves cornering speed. It now has 4 positions for the front battery backstop in 2mm steps instead of the groove to prevent the battery stop from moving in hard crashes. The rear POD plate features redesigned area of the alu POD plate pivot holder for improved durability of the POD plate. It features 2 centring holes instead of 1 to eliminate tweak issues in crashes. The bulkheads has been completely redesigned to achieve maximum low CG and weight to improve stability and eliminate tweaking issues in serious crashes and are 5mm lower and 4g lighter compared to the previous version. In total the car features 24 new improvements.
The Philippine Masters is back for 2023 with the organisers of this international 1:8 Offroad event announcing April 27-30 as the date for the 11th running of one of Asia’s major RC events. After more than a two year break, the hardworking QCRCCC club are excited to welcome drivers back to the beautiful Circulo Verde track located in the heart of Manila. Over the years the race has brought some of the biggest names in offroad racing to the Philippines. Davide Ongaro, Robert Battle, David Ronnefalk, Adam Drake, Ty Tessmann, Atsushi Hara and Kyle McBride just some of the drivers to enjoy both the racing and hospitality in Manila. Directed by the voice of RC Scotty Ernst, this is a race that is as much about the fun you have away from the track as it is the fun you have racing. Two classes make up PM2023, 1:8 Buggy and 1:8 Truggy, with entries limited to 120 total. With the Philippines one of the most affordable countries in the World to visit and vacation in, PM23 is a bucket list race to attend.
T-Works has added Steel CVD Left Thread Sets for the Serpent Spyder SRX4 Gen3 1:10 4WD Buggy to their extensive offering of aftermarket parts. Available in front and rear pairs, the CVD is made from high-quality steel which has been heat treated for extra hardness. The left hand threads mean wheel nut will not accidentally come loose while driving.
Yokomo has announced the arrival of its new flagship Racing Performer BL-RPX3 Competition Speed Controller. The RPX3 surpasses the performance of the previous and well established RPX speed controller. While maintaining the power to reach maximum RPM instantly, Yokomo say the throttle feel has been optimised by smoothing out the RPM rise range, adding controllable characteristics that prevent breakdowns even when power is increased. An auto mode that changes boost in accordance with throttle opening is also included, enabling high-boost driving with a linear image. The boost value can now be increased to a maximum of 75, whereas in the past the upper limit was 60, and instantaneous power has reached a realm far beyond the imagination. A system to change the program in conjunction with a smartphone application is also under development and due for release as soon as it is ready.
ProTek RC has announced its new CR21 3-port .21 off-road engine with the same DNA as its highly successful Samurai engine line. The budget-friendly ProTek CR21 features a newly designed crankshaft to improve engine response and a lightweight piston that further assists with a crisp engine response on throttle input. The combustion chamber design optimises low to medium RPM ranges, perfect for newer racers, while still offering high performance output at high speeds for more experienced drivers. And it is easy to tune and stabilise with a 2-needle carburetor with 6mm and 7mm inserts available. An “EBIS” version of the ProTek RC CR21 is also available, featuring the engine break-in services of RC racing and industry legend Adam Drake.