Japanese firm, Honest, have released a number of new front geometry option parts for the Kyosho Spada. Starting with these lower front carbon fibre wishbones and spacers, that are said to stiffen the front of the car up as well as provide more traction. The use of plastic inserts ensures that the movement of the kingpin remains smooth. Also new are a set of front and rear carbon spacers to go under the car’s bearing blocks to help adjust the ride height of the car.
New from Serpent, for owners of the 960-07, comes this upgrade set to bring your 1/8th scale chassis up to the latest 2008 specification. Supplied with the latest instruction manual, the set includes the new-machined chassis plate, as well as a front and rear upgrade set. The rear upgrade set includes the latest upper and lower wishbones as well as the new uprights and a-arms and the set also comes with the new axle bearings and other required hardware. The front upgrade set features the new front bearing blocks, lower wishbones, new anti-roll bar mounts and the lower hinge pins. The front and rear upgrade sets are also available to buy separately. The front upgrade set features the new front bearing blocks, lower wishbones, new anti-roll bar mounts and the lower hinge pins. The front and rear upgrade sets are also available to buy separately.
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New for the Xray T2, T2R, T2’007 and T2’008 are a complete range of optional front and rear anti-roll bars. Black in colour and marked with laser-engraved lines for easy identification, the front now has a 1.3mm, 1.5mm and a 1.8mm available, while the rear has a 1.1mm, 1.3mm and 1.5mm.
Protoform have unveiled their latest line of sedan bodies at this weeks RCX Show. The all-new R9-F (above) is a Global Body Spec ready race body specifically for carpet/foam racing and features a low centre of gravity even at the legal 115mm height. For those club racers that like to run their bodies low, it’s designed to be quite “slam-able” without clearance issues. Also new from the US company is a Corvette C6-R, designed for the all-new on-road 200mm pan car category class. This class will feature GT style (front engine 2 door) coupes like the Viper and Aston Martin etc. and the first release from PF is the all-conquering Corvette C6-R body. Pulled in .030 lexan it comes with an aggressive ‘Gurney lipped’ wing, decal sheet and wing hardware.
Xray have released this new optional lightweight 2-speed layshaft for the NT1 200mm chassis. For serious racers that are conscious of weight savings, the shaft has been precision ground, heat-treated and polished for smooth operation, extra strength, and long life, and has been strategically lightened by 50% compared to the standard 2-speed layshaft. Rotating mass is reduced without sacrificing strength or durability.
Team Titan have released a full set of pinion gears for the clutch of the Kyosho Evolva 2007 & M3. Made from hard coated, high quality 7075-T6 aluminium they are available in 17T and 16T for the first gear and 21T and 20T for the second gear and are said to last twice the time as the original pinions.
Serpent have announced the release of this innovative new product for their S400 190mm touring car. These new wishbones have made using a new process to fuse the plastic with plates of carbon fibre, which not only produces these really cool looking parts but also helps create a stiff and strong wishbone. Another great benefit of the carbon insert is that they are less resistant to softening in really hot conditions, meaning the cars handling remains consistent at all times. The front wishbones have also been shortened which helps improve reaction speeds and initial turn in, perfect for tighter tracks.
Mugen have released a number of new spur gears for their 1/10th scale 200mm chassis, the MTX4-R. Made from a more durable composite plastic, these gears offer the cars owner a wider range of options to fine tune their cars gear ratio. The new 1st gears are available in 56T, 58T and 60T, while the 2nd gear spurs come in 52T, 53T and 54T.