Our friends at oOple have done another excellent review, this time of the new Gomurph bodyshell from Japanese company Team Azarashi. Only oOple could make an interesting review from a piece of Lexan, with lots of pictures as well as tips on how to mount it to the Kyosho ZX-5.
Also from oOple is another, more detailed, build review of the new Tamiya DF-03 Keen Hawk, which you can check out here.
CEN Racing have been in touch to let us now that they are introducing a new motor for the RTR version of their Matrix TR Arena. This new .28 motor has been manufactured by SH Engines to CENâ€™s specification and reportedly pumps out 3.6 horsepower @ 28000 RPM. Available now in all current RTRs.
Japanese firm, G-Style, have released these 2 new carbon shock towers for the both the front and rear of the Yokomo MR4-BX off road electric buggy. Made from 4mm thick carbon fiber, these new towers are stronger than the standard 3.5mm version and with the addition of extra shock mounting and track rod holes, these new towers also allow for more tuning possibilities.
Fastrax have released 2 more starter boxes to accompany their high end All-Start box we showed you previously. The first version, the Tru-Start, is for 1/8th scale buggies and truggies, and should also work with other cars with inline engines, and if it looks familiar then thats because it appears to be from the same factory as the SMD box we showed you back in January. The other box, called the Mini-Start, is for models such as the Xray NT18 touring car and truck, Jammin/Hong Nor CRT.5 and other small scale cars with inline motors and due to its small size has space for one 7.2v stick pack battery providing plenty of starting power for these smaller engines.
King Headz, the metal optional parts specialists, have added 2 new products to their large range of machined parts by adding 2 new shock towers for the Jammin X1 CRT. These shock towers have been machine from 6mm 7075 aircraft grade aluminium and then anodised, which offers a huge increase in strength and rigidity over the original parts with the rear tower offering the addition of a 7th camber link hole for more tuning possibilities.
French engine maker, RB Products, have announced 2 new engine combo packs for off road racers. The first combo pack contains their S7 MSC, which uses the latest RB Concept .21 new line-up technology and comes complete with the 92mm polished inline manifold and 2045 polished tuned pipe. The second combo pack contains the S3II which comes with the 11 fin cooling head along with the 2020P pipe and the 198mm manifold which provides smooth acceleration and improved drivability for a very affordable price.
Dynamite RC have released this Max-Life 8ight Aluminum clutch shoe set which, as the name suggests, is suitable for the Losi 8ight buggy and truggy. Anodised black, these shoes have been constructed from proprietary aluminium alloy which improves performance and longevity while keeping maintenance to a minimum on race day.
Diggity Designs, the US based company best known for its great 1/12th scale conversions have released this performance upgrade pack for the Academy SBV2 4wd buggy. The kit includes 3mm Quasi CF front and rear shock towers, 3mm Quasi CF Center Chassis Stiffener, 3mm Quasi CF Front Pin Brace, 3mm Quasi CF “race” Battery Brace, hardware and stickers.