Kyosho have announced the release of some new products for both the Inferno 1/8th scale buggy and truggy as well as a new piece for the V-One RRR 1/10th 200mm. First up is the release of the long anticipated big bore shocks for the Inferno which were first seen at the Silver State race in March and caused great excitement amonst Kyosho racers. Released with these shocks are a number of new pistons and also new shock springs that have a larger diameter to fit on the new shock bodies and they are available in purple (look blue to me) and light green for both the front and rear. For the V-One RRR there is a new front solid axle giving racers a wider variety of setup options to suit different track layouts.
Team Xtreme, owners of the TTech buggy project, have released details about a number of upgrade packs for X10 owners to update their car to the latest X11 spec. Available in a number of different sets, the X Brace pack (shown above) includes new front X brace, front rockers, top diff cover as well as new cross member pins and bearings, while the Steering pack includes new ball raced steering link, left and right steering arms and other small parts needed to complete the update. Xtreme also have the new wheels, wing mounts and rear gearbox top with adjustable droop screws available from their site.
Xtreme Racing have announced the release of their new carbon fibre shock tower for the CEN Matrix TR Arena truggy. Made from 4mm thick carbon fiber this tower replaces the original aluminum version and while it is much lighter than the original tower, it is still extremely strong.
KO Propo have announced the upcoming release of their latest hi-end product, the new PDS 2386 truggy servo. This servo offers over 240 OZ IN of torque and is fully metal geared throughout, with a new motor, built in heat sink, bushing collared upper case and a re-engineered final gear. A prototype of this servo was used to finish in 2nd place at last years 1/8th scale Worlds in the car of former team driver Scott Hughes. Available in August.
According to the Trinity website this is a spy shot of a new cooling head for the Adam Drake line of Trinity engines. I thought it was nice that the spy gave Trinity the photo and the permission to put it on their website…
Check this “Spy Shot” taken by an unknown source in the building at Trinity. It shows a negative of a new Trinity Product before it even has a part number. Ask your local hobby shop to call and ask about it asap.
South Korea based GR Racing have produced yet another work of art as far as the workmanship is concerned as seen in photos relased from their latest project. Taking the GO Tech 21R buggy engine, GR Racing have done lots of work to it to get it up to a claimed 2.85hp @ 39.000 rpm. This 5 port engine features tear dropping work on the liner, lightening and optimising of the crankshaft, some internal porting as well as the use of ceramic bearings throughout. No release date has yet been given.
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Axe Cobra, the Italian engine manufacturer that has just won the European Championships with Robert Batlle, have announced that the engine that powered the Spanish driver to the title will be available for sale in September. The engine, called the 214R21 COBRA X1, features a new crankshaft with a special plastic insert, a rear ceramic ball bearing, turbo glow plug head and other small changes.
If you’re looking for a way to dress up your Team Losi LST or Aftershock chassis, then check out Vantage Racing’s new carbon fiber gearbox cover. Shaped carbon fiber is slick looking, and also benefits from being lightweight and super strong, and this particular piece features a shiny coating that makes the woven carbon fiber material stand out. A direct replacement of the stock part, the front side features the Vantage Racing logo.