July 5, 2022

BMT 802GTX 1/8 GT chassis

BMT have announced their new 1/8 GT car, called the 802GTX. Following months of development, the Italian brand came up with an all new design to replace the 801GTX Pro. All is new starting with the main chassis, new geometry, steering assembly, central supports from aluminium and a lot more. This is an initial introduction so we will expect more details coming soon.

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July 5, 2022

Sagami RC Fab A12 front lower arm

Sagami RC Fab has released a new front lower arm, with a shorter wheelbase, for the Awesomatix A12. By using this lower arm the wheelbase will be shortened by 6mm, the turning ability of the car will be improved and cornering will become more agile. By revising the shape and material, the rigidity is slightly lower than the genuine Awesomatix product, so the car can follow the road surface more flexibly. There are also holes for additional servo posts, which allows the rigidity of the suspension arm to be adjusted. Finally, as there are specific mounting holes for Sanwa and KO servos you can set the optimum Ackerman for each. Servos made by other manufacturers can also be installed using two long holes. When using a knuckle arm with zero-trail, the wheelbase will be 3mm shorter than standard, so the Ackerman will also change.

View an image of the arm set here

July 1, 2022

Exotek lightweight F1 spool set

From Exotek comes this extra lightweight carbon fibre and 7075 alloy clamping spool set for F1 cars with a 1/4 rear axle design such as for the F1Ultra, X1 and Roche. An F1 spool helps eliminate ‘diffing out’ of the rear pod on extra high grip black carpet conditions and gives your F1 more corner exit speeds. This spool also greatly reduces the weight compared to a gear diff or standard ball diff for a cooler running motor and increased acceleration. The sturdy design eliminates any holes in the shaft for increased shaft durability. The spur mount keys directly into the supplied right side wheel clamp and makes for easier gear swaps as well. Also the right side wheel clamp uses 2 screws style clamping which requires less force on the screws for better clamping force.

View more images of the spool set here

June 30, 2022

Associated belted drag slick tires

Team Associated have introduced new belted drag slick tires. Featuring a soft rubber compound for No-Prep RC drag racing, they have overmoulded polyester belting for better dimensional stability meaning the tires will not balloon during your runs. They have a lightweight carcass design and use a standard 2.2″/3.0″ bead.

Source: Associated [associatedelectrics.com]

June 29, 2022

1up Racing Cruz Missile outdoor tire additive

Introducing the new 1up Racing Cruz Missile outdoor tire additive.. 1up have tested extensively with 1up Racing Factory driver Jacob Cruz to find the best outdoor tire additive across a range of surfaces, temperatures and grip levels. Cruz Missile tackles them all and is capable of setting the fastest laps with feel and grip that remain consistent over a full run. Supplied in a handy bottle with foam applicator.

Source: 1up Racing [1upracing.com]

June 24, 2022

Takashima D-13 multi functional TC set up system

Takashima D-13 have released this multi functional set up system for 1/10 touring. The set allows the user to check the camber of their car, check the car’s balance and even allows you to assemble your car tweak free. All made from carbon to keep things lightweight, the camber gauge can check 1, 1.5, 2 and 2.5 degrees. The gauges do triple duty as they are used alongside the carbon tweak rod to press down on the top deck during assembly and they are also used to support the tweak rod when in the balance mode. The rod is pushed through two adjustable carbon brackets which in turn are attached to the car’s shock tower and when hanging freely you can see the car’s balance and adjust accordingly.

View more images of the setup system here

June 23, 2022

Protoform Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 body

Protoform are bringing one of the most legendary tuner cars ever built to the 1:7 scale Arrma Infraction with the release of the 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. Perhaps no 1:1 car captures the overpowered, all-wheel-drive, power-sliding, rubber-burning vibe of the Arrma Infraction more than the car they call “Godzilla”. The officially licensed body captures all the exceptional details of its 1:1 counterpart with some added wide-body JDM styling. The extensive decal sheet lets you deck out your R34 with Nismo badges, windshield headers, and tuner-style sponsor logos. The R34 is Made in the USA from durable 1.5mm thick high-quality polycarbonate with paint-then-peel overspray film. Also included are a custom add-on front splitter and rear wing with mounting hardware to complete the super-scale look.

View more images of the R34 here