Xenon Racing, who we mentioned yesterday when they showed their latest camber gauge, have also announced their new Tamiya DF-03 carbon double deck conversion. The main chassis has been made from 3mm carbon fibre while the upper deck is made from 2.4mm carbon fibre, which is connected to the front of the gearbox with a tough aluminum block substantial improving the chassis rigidity.
Hobbico have just introduced their new ultra high torque servo, the CS-170, which has been custom designed to withstand the extreme punishment that today’s 1/8 buggies, truggies and other cars produce.
This beast has it all including an incredible 333 oz./in. of torque at 6.0 volts, digital precision, enormous holding power and the strongest Titanium gears available. The features don’t end there with strong hardened steel gear pins and dual ball bearings for superior strength and wear resistance and are all encased in an extruded aluminum servo case. To finish the package off, it includes beefed up control arms.
MID, the Mugen importers for Germany and makers of All Mod parts, have announced that their off road air filter carrier, that we showed you previously, will now come with the foam filter included as standard. They have also announced the sale of spare foam filters in 2 different sets, one with 2 external filters and 1 internal filter and another set with 6 external filters and 2 internal filters. Available now.
Trinity have announced the release of this new hi-power in-line exhaust system for all .21 and .28 engines. This is the same style pipe as used by Adam for his 1/8th scale off-road racing and comes available in both a long hi-torque version and a short hi-top end version. This polished pipe features the Drake logo and comes with all hardware included.
Pro Line have announced the release of some new products for the month of May with the introduction of their black theme. Their popular high downforce wing that they released a while back is now available in black while their dished Velocity wheels now also come in shiny black for both buggy and truggy. Pro Line have also added to their pre mounted series, with the addition of their popular Hole Shot tire and finally they have announced that their Bow Tie tire will become available in the harder XTR compound.
JConcepts will release yet another 1/8th scale Illuzion body shell, this time for the HoBao Hyper 8 buggy. As with all JConcepts Illuzion styled shells, this one looks great and sports enhanced hard edge side pod styling with runner flow channels on the sides designed to move the air more efficiently to the wing. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged and Illuzionized for that aggressive look while also performing on the track come race day.
Sirio might have been dropped by Kyosho in favour of CRF for team and kit supply but Sirio are still going strong and are still producing very competitive engines. We got hold of images of Sirios 2007 engine lineup from our sponsors, and official Sirio agents, The Border, and we have put them online to show you. A lot of the motors carry forward from last year with the exception of the CL7R STI (above) which is the latest and greatest version of their 3.5cc circuit motor, and the CL7B STI which is the latest top of the line 3.5cc buggy engine. The Border will have most of this line-up of motors in stock from next week onwards, so if you like what you see you can check them out there next week.
More new stuff from Upgrade RC as they have just released this new flame style graphic kit called Torch. Suitable for the Team Losi 8ight and 8ight T, Mugen MBX5 and MBX5 T as well as the HoBao Hyper 8, this graphic kit allows you to easily spice up any plain body shell paint job and wing.