September 29, 2023

AKA Void Short Course Tire

AKA has added their Void to its lineup of 1:10 Short Course tires.  Born from the successful foundation of its 1:10 buggy counterpart, the Void has been finely tuned to excel on indoor clay offroad racetracks where slick tires are the ultimate choice for top-tier performance.  The Void tire is available in both Clay and Medium Soft compounds, allowing you to fine-tune your setup to match your racing preferences and track conditions.

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September 29, 2023

Axon 351mm Precision Drive Belt

New from Japanese electric touring car chassis manufacturer Axon is this 351mm Precision Drive Belt.  Not only for use on their own TC10 but also across a variety of other car brands due to the belts standard 1:10 Electric Touring Car belt size, it is designed to reduce drive friction while improving durability.

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September 28, 2023

Sanwa RX-49T FH5 receiver

Coming new from Sanwa next month is the release of the RX-49T receiver which is a budget friendly version of the Japanese company’s RX-493i FH5 model.  The waterproof unit is compatible with the M17, MT-5, and MT-R and has Ultra Response Mode (SUR) and Extreme Response Mode (SXR).  Using ‘Plug in Bind, the smallest and lightest 2.4 GHz FHSS5 Spread Spectrum System 4ch receiver in the class is compatible with Telemetry however without RPM sensor and Temperature sensor connectivity.  Measuring RPM and temperature is only possible when combined with SUPER VORTEX series while Indicator function with MT-5 is also not compatible.  Due to go on sale in Japan in October it should reach the rest of the world by January 2024.

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September 28, 2023

Baruffolo joins WIRC (formerly WRC)

As was widely mooted following his departure from Tekno last week, it has been officially announced that Marco Baruffolo has joined with WIRC, the new name of Italian manufacturer WRC Racing.   The Italian will get straight down to business when he makes his race debut with the team this weekend at Buggyland in Spain where he will face a strong international field.  A major signing for WIRC, who just 10-months ago shocked many with their signing of high profile US racer Ryan Cavalieri, reacting to the announcement Baruffolo posted on his social media, ‘Super excited to join WIRC Professional RC cars.  Thanks to Franco Ghiotto for this amazing opportunity, I will do my best.
See you at Buggyland in a few hours.’

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September 28, 2023

Blitz TCN-S 1:10 Touring Car Body

Blitz has released a new 1:10 Touring Car body shell, the TCN-S.  Based on the Blitz TCN, the TCN-S future an overall smaller size and improved details for better steering response, corner speed and reduced overall down force.  The first TCN was designed to work on the low traction track or car with modified power with the new TCN-S focused on improving the handling on the high traction tracks with open boost power and stock 13.5T class.  Compared to the TCN, the TCN-S has better low speed steering and corner speed with the high speed stability on par with the TCN.  The TCN-S standard is made from 0.7mm high quality clear polycarbonate with the light weight version 0.5mm.  Each body comes with pre cut window mask, decal and wing screws.

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September 28, 2023

Schumacher Fusion Slim 1:10 2WD front tyre

New from Schumacher is the Fusion Slim 2WD front tyre that it has developed from the popular Low Profile Cut Stagger.  The new tyre adds centre spikes for more steering and longer life, but maintains the Stagger edges and undercut sidewall. Therefore allowing any extra steering to be controllable and not too aggressive.  It is most suitable for high grip tracks, such as carpet or astro, and can knock tenths off your 2WD buggy lap times.  Schumacher recommend that it is used with the U6667 slim hard foam insert and if you have been using LP Cut Staggers then your buggy may require some setup changes for more rear traction, to balance the increased grip from the front tyres.

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September 28, 2023

TDK Edge Tire Sauce

Arizona based TDK Repair has added a new tyre additive to its range with the release of TDK Edge Tire Sauce.   A safety focused company that offers high performance products that are safe, eco-friendly, and biodegradable, TDK Edge is engineered to deliver the utmost traction on sealed track surfaces.  Ensuring minimal tyre deformation, TDK Edge is crafted to keep your tires in optimal shape, ensuring consistent performance throughout your races.  While it excels on sealed tracks, it also performs admirably on normal clay surfaces, making it a versatile choice for racers who demand excellence across various terrains.

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September 28, 2023

Exotek Vader Pro Drag Kit

In the latest release from US Drag Racing specialists Exotek Racing, the American manufacturer unveiled its all new Vader Pro kit.  Designed from the ground up for maximum street racing performance with all pro level components for lightness, durability, ease of use and precision assembly.  Compatible with standard Street Eliminator bodies, wheels and tires, the kit features all premium design elements and components at a more reasonable kit price.  Performance features includes a 4mm thick high quality carbon fibre main chassis and 3mm carbon fibre suspension arms and shock towers.

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