Serpent have introduced the latest version of the Powerstart starter box, the follow up to their original pioneering compact starter box. Suitable for both conventional and in line engines, this new box features dual motors for great starting power and is perfect for all types of car, both circuit and buggy. The box’s adjustable positioning mounts mean you can make any car easily fit. Coming pre assembled, this new starter box features a composite casing and sports a small removable parts box, for spare plugs and clips, and a clip on the rear of the box to mount your glow plug starter. The Powerstart is supplied with a carrying case to protect it when being transported to and from the track and the bag also features a separate pocket for storing cables and other associated items. Expect to see it at the start of July.
We briefly covered the multi-diff in our NT1 options round-up a few days ago, and at the time i thought it was just the same system as used in the front of the Serpent 720, and basically it is in that it allows you to run a oneway or, with the insertion of a steel pin, a solid front axle. What is unique about the multi-diff though is that is also allows you to run a solid one-way axle as well.
A lightweight machined steel hex-style locking axle can be inserted into both outdrives to lock them together and create a solid one-way, which means both outdrives turn freely together as a one-way (at the same time), thus creating a solid one-way off-power.
Central RC, the company that brought us the Mercedes CLK GT body shell and the very popular Central 1/8th Lola, have done it again with the introduction of this Nissan 33Z/350Z. Developed to be used in the Japanese 1/8th GT Championship, this car handles very well and has been tested by the Sahashi brothers during its development to improve aerodynamics and handling. Expect it to be released in the next few days.
We have managed to get our hands on the first information about the new, soon to be released, RB Products .12 touring car engine called the RB Concept R3. Rody Roem and the whole team at RB have been busy for many months working on this new motor and believe that it now reaches a new level of power while at the same time keeping the trademark drivability of the RB Concept line-up. This latest engine comes with a new bi-turbo crankshaft with a very aggressive timing, as used by the team drivers during the latest World Championship, and a new 3 port liner. The combustion chamber has been designed to decrease vibration and the fitting with the sleeve has also been improved. The R3 comes with a new lightened low profiled head to improve lower the overall center of gravity which aids the handling of your car. Expect to see this engine hit the shops in late June.
CS Electronic continue to pump out new products with the release of these two items for mantaining and increasing the performance of your electric car tires. For your rubber and foam tires there is this Tire Max Grip which offers consistent and long lasting grip for use on asphalt tracks while for cleaning and preparing your rubber tires there is Tire Clean Fix which cleans the rubber without distorting it and dries immediately leaving no residue.
Blitz have released the latest version of their 1/8th scale Lola body shell which has been designed for competition racers and features an ultra low central of gravity, provides high down force without sacrificing top speed while the newly designed front end provides plenty of steering. Available in light weight (0.8mm) and standard (1.0mm) versions, this FEMCA approved body comes with side stiffeners to support inside of body shell and markings on the body shell make it easy to mount it on the most popular 1/8 scale racing cars on the market.
CS Electronic, the people that brought us the digital tweak board, have announced the release of a new range of pre glued rubber tires. Suitable for electric touring cars these new rubber tires comes in 22, 27, 30 and 35 shores and with the exception of the 22 shore, all work on both outdoor as well as carpet surfaces and all come pre glued on these white disc wheels.
Back in February we showed you some CAD images of the new optional chassis plate made by Kawahara for the Mugen MRX4-R. This 5mm chassis plate is now available for sale and, similar to the optional Serpent chassis plates, features carbon inserts to enable you to stiffen or soften up the chassis plate. Furthermore the chassis comes with 3 different weights of 10, 18 and 26 grams to allow you to meet minimum weight requirements while for perfect setup it also comes with front and rear setting blocks that fit into the corresponding holes in the chassis.