Japanese manufacturer Hiro Factory have released this aluminum 1st gear carrier for the Motonica P8.0. Made from black anodised aluminium, it features a high quality one way bearing and for added performance, and weight advantage, the carrier has been lightened through adding holes to the parts surface.
Robitronic have released 2 new items for their 1/18th scale Scalpel, one of which is the Loletta body shell that sits very low to the chassis and features a big rear spoiler for lots of downforce. This body is suitable for the 4 cell kit and also works with the new 6 cell chassis. The new 2mm carbon fibre chassis comes with 6 battery slots, which sit very low for a better centre of gravity, while due to the increased number of cells the wheelbase has been increased from 130mm to 142mm giving better performance on long straights.
KM Racing’s love affair with the Xray NT1 continues with the release of more new products this popular 200mm. First up are some new brake pads that have been mounted on 2mm thick carbon fibre plates and sport a premounted brake material that promises to deliver consistent fade free braking while also being very durable. Also new are two 2mm thick carbon fibre inserts for the cars servo saver, that offers 4 more Ackermann settings and adds strength to this area. Lastly for the NT1, for now, are a set of 4mm offset aluminum hex wheel adaptors that use a centrally located grub screw to attach itself to the wheel axle. Also new from KM, but for all on road gas cars, is a foam air filter that is suitable for .12 to .21 size engines and has a base made from super soft rubber for making it easy to mount to the carburettor.
Schumacher have announced that Sorex, which they distribute in Europe, has been chosen as the control tire for the 2008 European EP Touring Car Championships that will take place next summer in Villa Real, Spain. For those wanting to try the tires prior to the event they are available through the Schumacher distribution network under codes: XG-36EU for the slick pre glued tire, and XG-Wet for the Shimizu wet tire.
The JConcepts Illuzion 1/10th on-road car stand, has been created for all 1/10th scale on-road cars, as well as buggies and trucks, with an Illuzionized, yet practical look. Molded in Heavy Duty clear polycarbonate the stand will withstand the rigors of all 1/10th on-road and off-road vehicles. The flexible yet durable material allows the user to trim or add holes to their own specific needs while to top off any racers pit area the Illuzion Car Stand can also be painted or decal wrapped to match any paint scheme. The stand comes supplied with protective film, foam pads to stop your car slipping and a JConcepts decal sheet.
Much More have released a complete new range of V-Made products, which are premium chemical products for RC use that have undergone long term development and rigorous testing to ensure the best results for each of their purposes. Included in the range are two traction compounds called Acute Asphalt and Acute Carpet, which when applied give high traction for rubber tires on their respective surfaces. MM have also released some shock slime for the silicone o-rings in shocks, that increase the life of the o-ring and prevents leaking, also some thrust bearing grease and diff grease, for use between the plates and the balls. Finally, for your universal joints is V Made Joint lube that helps smooth the action of the shaft while also prolonging the life of the parts.
More new products from Serpent for the S400 with the release of these –0.5 mm offset hex wheel adaptors. Sold in a set of 4, these orange anodised aluminium adaptors provide the opportunity for more adjustments to be made to the geometry of the car. They are a direct replacement for the standard versions and as with the originals they use a screw (not included) to clamp itself to the wheel axle. Serpent have also announced the release there new t-shirt for the 2008 season. Made from 100% cotton, this black shirt features screen-printing on the front as well as the back. The front side sports a colour print across the chest with the Serpent oval and new Serpent logo centred on the chest whilst the rear features the Serpent oval logo with serpent.com below it, both in white.
New for the Serpent S400 is this innovative 35T rear gear differential. Designed with competition in mind, this new diff is only 5 grams heavier than the standard ball differential yet provides more consistent operation and there is absolutely no slippage, which helps improve acceleration. Another benefit is that it requires little or no maintenance or rebuilding and it can be simply set by just changing the oil. To keep the weight down, the differential is supplied with coated aluminium out drives and to get you on the track as quick as possible, the diff comes pre-assembled, with you only needing to add oil. Expect a front gear differential in the near future.