RB products have released this limited edition 3.5cc buggy engine, called simply ‘The Seven’. Limited to only 300 pieces its based on the S7 and features a turbo glow-plug, limited edition engraved cooling head and comes with a numbered aluminium anniversary plate in an exclusive gold packaging. Created to celebrate 10 years since RB engines won their first major title at the European Championship in 1997, the S7 motor was chosen as it has also been 10 years that this engine has been in the RB Concept engine range. Available now while stocks last.
Last weekend at the NRW-Cup in Dormagen, Thorsten Wedemeyer photographed the Reckward brothers testing this new truggy body shell called the Symbio. Fitted on 2 long wheelbase Kyosho ST-R’s, but suitable for a number of different chassis’, the new body was still being tested by RMV and when completed will look slightly different to those in the pictures. The main stand out feature is the rear air scoops which channel airflow to the rear wing, presumably helping with balance while in flight.
Powers International have announced that they will start selling these new 1/10th scale buggy tires from East Coast Bodies in late August. Sold separately, the front tires are only suitable for 4wd buggies, while the rear tires can be used on both 4wd and 2wd chassis’, both tires are best suited for hard packed conditions. Also available from East Coast Bodies are foam inserts for front and rear.
Upgrade RC have announced the impending release of yet another graphics kit, this rather nice looking yellow and blue design, called the Flame 2. When released it will be made available for use with the Kyosho Inferno SP2 & STR, Mugen MBX5R & MBX5T, Jammin X1 CR & CRT, Losi 8ight & 8ight T, Revo, Associated RC8 and Hobao Hyper 8.
Xray have published a notification that they will start to only include the composite chassis braces in their XB8EC kits as it allows the chassis to flex more and give more traction, where the aluminium versions previously included made the chassis too stiff for most conditions.
Some XB8EC drivers who were used to the XB8TQ may feel that the chassis is softer, but please note that the XB8EC chassis is not softer but rather it is more flexible due to the use of composite braces both front and rear. The XB8TQ included both composite and aluminum braces and experience has shown us that most customers installed the aluminum braces; this made the XB8TQ chassis flex less and in most racing conditions where a more flexible chassis was required the XB8TQ did not have sufficient traction. For this reason XRAY decided to include only the composite braces in the XB8EC kit, which can be used in most standard racing conditions as they provide more chassis flex, making the car easier to drive.
Team Go Nads, or TGN as they are also known, have released this new ultra lightweight front bumper for the Team Losi Micro-T that has been machined from super strong cabon fibre. This great looking part is a simple add on for the front of the car and not only looks great but protects your Micro-T from damage in the event of a crash.
More news from Trinity, this time its the release of their new ‘Phatt’ cooling head that we showed you a ‘spy shot‘ from last week. Machined from billet aluminum, this large cooling head is suitable for the Drake Platinum, Picco and OS .21 racing engines and is used by Adam Drake and the rest of the Trinity Nitro Team. Due to its design and construction, the cooling head works more efficiently at lowering the engine temperature compared to standard heads.
K-Factory have introduced their new ZF bearing range which come in a variety of sizes and are used as a replacement for your standard kit bearings. Lightweight, these bearings help reduce rotating and static weight within your car, while their construction, combined with the very smooth rubber material used for the seals, provides your car with an almost frictionless transmission system. Less friction equals more speed.