May 30, 2008

Atomic RC High Grip Formula tires

Atomic RC High Grip Formula tires

Atomic RC have released these new High Grip Formula tires for use on Mini-Z chassis’. Featuring a radial tread pattern, this helps gain more rear grip under acceleration, while swapping the tires to have the tread pattern the opposite direction will give the car a different feeling. Available in 2 high grip models, silicone rubber and normal rubber, these tires have been extensively tested, and work best on carpet and RCP surfaces respectively.

Source: Atomic RC [rcatomic.com]


May 27, 2008

Serpent Centax-3 WC Clutch system

Serpent Centax-3 WC Clutch system

Serpent have introduced a new WC version of their Centax III clutch system and updated 2-speed gearbox system. The updated transmission uses the same pitch as before but has an improved tooth profile, which combined with a wider spur and pinion gear, gives better contact for better durability and power delivery. The steel clutch bell housing has also been updated with the pinions no longer forming the structure of this area but are instead attached the steel threads on the new bell. This ensures that the gears spin true and are much more resistant to any flexing in this area. As a result of this new bell, the front 2 bearings in the clutch have been changed and are now smaller in diameter compared to previous versions. The new WC transmission cannot be used together with the original spurs or pinion gears. A full range of spur gears (54T-56T, 59T-61T) and pinions (16T-18T, 21T-23T) are available separately.

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May 26, 2008

East R-spec GP Touring car wings

East R-spec GP Touring wings

Central RC have announced the release of these 2 new GP touring car wings from East, makers of the East Civic released a short while ago. The R-spec wing comes in 2 versions with spec 1 being better at high speeds and in fast corners, this very rigid wing also helps on corner exit. The spec 2 wing (seen above) gives better corner entry and offers more grip and stability on corner exit.

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May 26, 2008

Mugen MTX-4R updated Gearbox parts

Mugen MTX-4R updated Gearbox parts

Mugen Seiki have announced the release of these new gearbox parts for the MTX-4R 1/10th scale chassis. Sold separately, but designed to be used together, the only difference is the use of 4mm balls for the gearbox mechanism, in place of 3mm versions used originally. This makes for a more stable shift between gears and to accommodate these new balls the gearbox shoes have been modified and are therefore new.

Source: Mugen [mugenseiki.com]


May 23, 2008

Hot Bodies Cyclone TC options

Hot Bodies Cyclone TC options

Hot Bodies have released a number of new option parts for their Cyclone touring car, starting with this all new chassis plate. Made from 2.5mm thick carbon fibre it has been optimised to be used with 5 cells, and following extensive testing this was the best shape and configuration they could achieve. Also new for the same car is a purple anodised aluminium steering set that increases durability in this area as well some new front drive cups, which reduce vibration of the drive shafts that can occur in cornering, providing more stable steering. For better handling, there are new coated shock bodies that provide a much smoother shock action and finally there are some lightweight aluminium ball joints in 2 different lengths and a set of purple anodised titanium track rods.

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May 19, 2008

RB Tuned Pipe EFRA 3003

RB Tuned Pipe EFRA 3003

RB Products in France have released a new .21 on road pipe, the RB EFRA 3003, which is an update of the world famous 2006P. Complying with EFRA rules, and thanks to an updated design, it offers the right balance between smooth power, low fuel consumption, fast acceleration and high RPM. To comply with EFRA 2008 rules, it must be used in combination with straight inline manifold.

Source: RB Products [rbproducts.com]


May 18, 2008

Mon-Tech Racing Body shells

Mon-Tech Racing Body shells

Italian company Mon-Tech Racing have been in touch to let us know about their range of on road body shells. Made using high quality polycarbonate, they offer a wide range of unlicensed touring car and GTP shells made from 0.75mm or 1.0mm thicknesses. Each one is supplied with a masking kit as well as lights decals, and so far are not yet EFRA approved.

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May 14, 2008

K-Factory MRX-4 Dual Brake System

K-Factory MRX-4 Dual Brake System

Designed for the Mugen MRX-4 1/8 scale on-road car, K-Factory have released this new dual brake system. Said to offer fade-free performance and double the stopping power and control than standard versions, the system is designed to release the brake rotors on demand with no rubbing, warping or friction to slow you down. The set uses the same brake pad material as on real cars and is pre glued, harder, more durable and provides consistent braking power.

Source: K-Factory [kfactoryracing.com]