By combining the proven drive unit of the Inferno MP10e with the suspension system and robust truck components of the 1/8 scale GP truck Inferno MP10T, Kyosho’s new MP10Te 1/8 scale EP racing truck is born. The MP10Te features a newly designed main chassis and aerodynamic body form that has been thoroughly tested to deliver the speed and manoeuvrability required of a competition racing model, taking 1/8 EP truck performance to a higher level. Incorporating the left-right split battery mounting first adopted by the MP10e buggy, the MP10Te racing truck supports changes to front-rear weight distribution with movement of short-type batteries. This allows optimised setting according to driving style and road surface conditions.
JConcepts jumped out with a new aggressive tread pattern for the 1.9” crawling enthusiast. The Hold was designed from the ground-up as a carved and chiseled design to handle a variety of scale off-road terrain. The large horizontal traction bars put a “Hold” on ranging features from dirt, asphalt, grass, mud, rock and clay. At the tip of the tread, the downward progression starts and reveals another flat bar of gripping pattern to provide offset traction controlling attributes. During the bar transitions, an angular segment stabilises and gives edginess to terrain at another direction to help the lift and cut through even more environments. The 4.75” size remains a standard size in the successful fleet of tires which have size, detail, and still look girth appropriate for 1/10th scale off-road crawling machines. The sidewall lugging on The Hold is a thing of beauty starting with peaks set at the outer most constraints of the design. An alternating pattern of finely detailed tread steps in and out allowing a multitude of edging to stand out from the design.
Never resting on their success, the engineers behind the Ruddog RNX21.3 nitro engine have revised the engine in several crucial areas to provide customers with an even more reliable, economic and powerful package. The RNX22.3 features a new backplate, combined with proven ceramic bearings. While retaining basic features such as DLC coating and tungsten balancing weights, the crankshaft was redesigned to increase reactivity. Together with the new revised 3-port sleeve to improve air flow in both the boost and exhaust sections and offers more torque throughout the engine’s wide power band. The updated carburettor ensures smooth and economic operation and, as before, temperatures are held in check by a full-size gold anodised cooling head.
Compliment your race machine with a set of genuine 1up Racing Pro Duty turnbuckles. 1up have selected the best possible grade 5 6AL4V raw titanium so they can use less of it for an ultra lightweight and sleek design. A Pro Duty 3.5mm turnbuckle is 24% lighter than an AE kit 3mm turnbuckle and 51% lighter than a TLR kit 3.5mm turnbuckle. Each Pro Duty turnbuckle is hand polished before receiving it’s Black Nitride coating, the end result is two stunning finishes in one. Available in sets for all the major 1//10th buggy models.
The Avid TLR 22X-4 carpet carbon conversion has everything you need to get your wheeler feeling more consistent in the turns as well as the jumps. It starts with their ultra-low shock towers that lower your CG while also closer matching the up travel needed since the outer diameter of carpet tires is smaller than their dirt counterpart, which the car was originally designed for. Next, the TLR team has learned that raising the rear diff with the +2mm kit shims helps on high bite to keep the dog bones level with the lower ride heights being used. So Avid made an extra thick rear chassis brace to go in conjunction with this setup which adds the thickness of the shim from the kit making the chassis more rigid. This not only improves the consistency of the car but it also allows it to land smoother. Then the last piece of the conversion is the Avid top deck, it limits the front flex which substantially improves the jumping/landing of the car while also allowing the front end to be more precise and less twitchy. Parts are available now individually or in a complete set.
JConcepts have produced a titanium Fin turnbuckle set for the Losi Mini-T 2.0 & Mini-B. The base of the design is centered around a 4mm titanium hex size which gradually tapers down into a 2.5mm thread base design which accepts the standard Losi Mini-T and Mini-B ball-cup configuration. The focus of the styling surrounds the lengthened adjustment hex area and the ‘finned’ cut that rotate about the centre. The turnbuckles are lightweight, and the original ‘Fin’ design brings out the glamour and quality that makes titanium one of the most sought-after exotic materials in the world. The JConcepts turnbuckles are produced with left- and right-hand threads for ease of adjustment. The #2975 has another feature, a black colouring which gives the stealthiest look in the pits and on the track.
XTR have introduced their new X5 nitro offroad engine. Supplied with all the technical tuning options as standard, such as DLC treated crankshaft and rear ceramic bearing, this engine has been designed to improve throttle response and fuel economy. It supplied with a 7.5mm verturi giving you the power you need for all grip conditions from very low to extremely high.
New from Avid is this B6.4 carbon servo mount brace. Also suitable for the B6.3, the brace increases your steering responsiveness by lightly stiffening the front end compared with using the kit plastic brace. The part is made from high quality carbon fibre and sports lightly chamfered edges for a cleaner look.