October 13, 2021

Willspeed T6 series RFT conversion

New from Willspeed, their famous 5 gear transmission and billet aluminium chassis RF series conversion platform is now available for the Team Associated T series. A conversion designed for medium/high traction surfaces to maximise corner speed along with drivability, it includes all parts to convert a Team Associated T6.1/.2 into a Willspeed RFT. The conversion features an aircraft grade billet aluminium tub style chassis. The ultimate in chassis design, lightweight, low CofG, integral strength, single piece no tweak design. The ultra low profile aircraft grade aluminium 5 gear transmission housing offers optimised weight distribution with lowered idlers, lowered layshaft and unique no tower “A” frame design, hugely lowering CofG. Other parts include the aluminium motor mount, aluminium shock tower base with internal undercut keyway which interlocks with transmission housing for super solid tower mounting and premium carbon fibre uprights.

View more images of the RFT conversion here

October 12, 2021

JConcepts 1.9″ Hunk & Tusk 4.75″ OD scaler tires

JConcepts have introduced these 4.75″ outer diameter versions of their recently released Hunk and Tusk 1.9” tires. The pavement pounder with scale looks is what the Hunk tire brings to the proverbial table on the RC scale scene. The 4.75” overall size places the tire in the Class 2 dimensional requirements and the interlocking design has good looks and bravado to go along with it. Industry standard bead mounting diameter of 1.9” fits a huge assortment of wheels on the market so the Hunk can be teamed with just about any combination imaginable.

View the Tusk tire here

October 11, 2021

Factory Team B6.3 +3mm bellcranks

Team Associated’s new Factory Team +3mm bellcranks allow B6.3 racers to tune the caster with 0 and 2.5 deg. inserts and still minimise bump steer. On high-traction tracks, the pro drivers have gained cornering speed by reducing caster from the kit 5 deg. inserts down to 0 or 2.5 deg. Unfortunately, the 0 or 2.5 deg. caster inserts raise the outer steering block ball, creating un-wanted bump steer, which affects wheel angle as the car leans. Their solution has the +3mm raised bellcrank sets counteract the adjustment and help keep your steering angles consistent through the entire suspension travel. This combination makes the cars and trucks corner faster, while also maintaining predictable handling. Made from durable CNC aluminium they are available in both blue and black anodised finishes.

Source: Associated [associatedelectrics.com]

October 11, 2021

NathoBuilds XB2 rear tower & carbon fan guards

NathoBuilds have released this optional rear shock tower for the Xray XB2 ’20 & 21. Designed to have the rear camber links to sit on the tower rather than the aluminium or kit plastic ball stud mount, which they say can bend or twist under load. By moving the inner ball studs to the tower this reduces this angle and provides a more reliable mounting for them. Each hole is spaced 2mm which replicates to 0mm, 2mm, 4mm and 6mm on the kit mount. Also from NathoBuilds is this range of carbon fibre fan guards, which is an easy way to add a custom look to any 40, 30, 25 & 20mm fan and also an excellent way to protect your fan.

View the fan guards here

October 5, 2021

ONG NGO shock caps

ONG have introduced a new shock cap design which have been made in Italy in Ergal 7075 T6 and then hard anodised in a gun metal grey colour. The 6 upper machined pockets on the cap have a dual purpose, reducing the weight of the cap, making it the lightest on the market as well as helping with heat dissipation. The 4 bleed holes coupled to the new membranes will allow a rebound close to 0 and a homogeneous response between the shock absorbers once closed. The kit includes shock membranes.

Source: ONG [davideongaro.it]

October 5, 2021

Samix Enduro front bumper mount

Samix have produced this aluminium front bumper mount for the Element RC Enduro. Featuring two holes that allows the bumper to optionally sit 3.7mm closer to the front of the rails compared to the standard position, to improve ground clearance. Made from high quality black anodised aluminium, the part increases the strength as well as rigidity and durability.

View the mounted part here

October 4, 2021

NathoBuilds XB2 brass weight & wing angle wedge

NathoBuilds have produced some new items for the Xray XB2 and XT2. The new brass weights are available for the ESC and servo mounting plates and add 27g and 15g respectively and allow you an easy way to adjust balance in the car. Machined from 2mm thick high quality brass, heavy duty double sided tape is included. Also for the XB2 is a carbon optional that allows you to run your wing at 6deg or 3deg making it perfect for fine tuning the car’s handling.

View more images of the items here

September 30, 2021

Ruddog crawler 550 motors in 14T, 16T & 20T

Ruddog have announced that their popular 5-slot 550-size crawler motors are now available in three additional turn ratings, 14T, 16T and 20T. The dual ball-raced motors feature adjustable timing, plated end bells, replaceable motor brushes and springs, brush heatsink towers and they are fully rebuildable if needed. The adjustable timing allows to adapt and optimise the motors for drivetrains that require reverse motor rotation operation.

Source: Ruddog [ruddog.eu]