The new U.S. importer for IDM engines and accessories, XS Power, has contacted us with information on the latest line of motors from top Italian Gas on road racer Danielle Ielasi. The engines are manufactured by Picco Micromotori, for whom Ielasi works, and are aimed at competition racers in all the classes that their engines are used in. Available in .12, .21, .26 and .28 sizes, IDM have engines for both on road and off road, with power and great fuel consumption a major feature of these motors.
Powers International have announced that they have started selling the new 2.5R brushless motor from Speed Passion. This competition level touring car motor, has about as few winds as you can get and yet it has a smooth power delivery, while the internals are kept from melting by the built in rotor mounted cooling fan. Combine this with the air vents on the motor casing mean that there is little need for an external fan in normal racing conditions. This motor works with LRP BL speedos, but due to the 2.5R being capable of destroying the ESC, it is recommended to only use this motors with 5 cells.
Xray have released a range of mounted and trued sedan foam front (27mm) and rear (30mm) tires, developed and designed for high competition nitro racing. The high-grip foam tires have been solidly bonded to Xray’s newly developed Starburst wheels which have been purposefully designed for high-competition racing. Xray used its long-term experiences in composite mixture alchemy to bring forth completely new composite mixtures targeted at nitro touring wheels resulting in super light yet ultra strong and stiff wheels. The tires come packaged in a sealed air-tight vinyl bag, to keep the tires fresh as long as possible, and are available in a wide range of shores.
Hot Bodies have announced the introduction of a range of new 23T motors for use in the popular stock touring car class in Japan. Extensively test by the HB development team, they claim to have created one of the strongest 23T motor on the market and it is now available in 3 different versions. The S30 has a lot of bottom end power, the S40 has been optimised for technical circuits while the S46, having a lot of top end power, has been created for larger tracks.
Hot Bodies have announced that they will start shipping a number of new optionals for both the Cyclone 12 and touring car. First up for the 12 is this aluminium version of the cars unique steering servo mount kit, which is stronger than the original plastic version and comes complete with all the fasteners needed to mount it to your chassis. Also new for the 12 is a black anodised aluminium rear pod, which not only helps greatly with heat dissipation, but also helps stiffen the rear of the car making it very stable. Finally for the Cyclone touring car are a set of offset body posts that go over the normal posts of the touring car and allow the user to fine tune the position of the body by enabling it to be moved in small amounts to either the front or rear.
Hot Bodies have released a number of new parts for their World Champion 190mm chassis, the Cyclone. The release of 18T pulleys, in both standard and one way versions, give the Cyclone extra cornering traction and are an extra tuning option over the standard 16T pulleys. Use the pulleys to alter the front or rear traction properties of the car by adjusting each end independently, or add 18T pulleys for both front and rear drive belts. To cater for the larger diameter of these 2 new pulleys, HB have also released a new front and rear belt which is longer than the standard versions.
UPDATE: Images of the pulleys can now be seen below.
M Mod have released this brass battery plate, joining Serpent in manufacturing a heavweight battery holder to bring the cars center of gravity lower. Suitable for the Mugen MRX-4 range, the new plate is 54 grams and a direct replacement for the original kit version. The advantages of more weight lower in the car is that the car can corner faster, yet due to the batteries central location in the chassis, it doesnt slow direction changes.
Corally have released some new parts for their 190mm EP touring car, the RDX Phi, including this new 2mm carbon fibre chassis plate. It has much more flex than previous versions giving you more steering on track, less problems in warm temperatures and more grip in the corner. Also new for the Phi is a new rear 1.0 mm thick anti-roll bar which is the softest in the current range of the various anti-roll bars. It’s made of black coated spring steel and is available as a complete set or anti-roll bar only.