One part of the Hot Bodies Cyclone Carpet spec that we missed when we first wrote about it was this aluminium chassis post set with adjustable torsion control, which gives the ability to quickly adjust to changing traction conditions at a busy race. The use of these posts along with the solid upper rear and middle deck increase stiffness, while the adjustable torsion control enables you to precisely dial in your car and knock off those tenths needed to get ahead of the competition. Sold with the required fasteners and a set of 4 O-rings.
For 2008 GRP 1/8th scale on road tyres have been completely renewed following on going research and tests made in co-operation with team drivers and major model manufacturers from this category. Improvements have been made to all elements of the finished tyre such as foam compound, rim, gluing and more, with the biggest single change coming from the company’s new automatic gluing system which eliminates all elastic tension inside the tyre’s structure, guaranteeing lots of grip and long durability. Also improved is the foam, which is made with a special process and then treated to improve grip and life, and all hardness shores are checked automatically to ensure consistency. Finally, new wheels have been made with a special plastic material, and together with a reinforced yet flexible structure, they ensure no reduction in performance in all temperatures.
Adams Racing Limited is a new UK based manufacturer of high performance foam tires who mold and machine their own tires, guaranteeing consistent all round properties. Coming pre mounted, they are placed on their own design wheels and the resulting 1/10th Electric Gecko tyres have achieved outstanding results in recent UK 1/18th scale BRCA Micro Nationals. The claimed improvement traction is said to be achieved with better and more consistent wear as well as better chunk resistance and ARL have just recently announced that it will produce its own line of 1/10th Gecko tires for 200mm gas racing.
K Factory have released a new range of aluminium, clamp style, hex wheel hubs for Team Magic & Kyosho 200mm racers who want to widen or narrow the track width of their vehicle by as much as 3mm outward or 1.5mm inward. Made from the same high strength aluminium as the standard wheel hubs the only difference is the thickness, and they are now available in sets of 4 in -0.75mm, +0.75mm and +1.50mm thickness’s.
Diggity Designs in the US have released 2 new items for the popular Team Associated TC5 190mm touring car. Starting with this conversion to enable your car to accept popular LiPo packs, such as the Team Orion and Peak 3200 and 4800 packs as well as the Team Checkpoint 5400 pack, the set includes a lower plate that is screwed to the chassis plate and which stops the pack from moving around. Two plastic towers and a top plate are also included in the set. Also for the TC5 are a pair of 6 degree, blue anodised, aluminium caster blocks that are sold both separately or in a set, with the set coming complete with both left and right blocks as well as delrin bushings.
On Saturday we showed you the first pictures of the new Sirio BK Evo4 STI, spotted while track testing in Italy. Sirio have been in contact since and were kind enough to supply us with the first pictures of their .21 range of engines for 2008. As well as the green headed BK Evo4 STI (above), the new line includes other buggy motors such as the CL7 B, the CL7 B STI and the magnesium headed version of the BK Evo4. For circuit racers there are 2 motors to choose from, the RR STI and the CL7 R STI. Later this week we hope to bring you more information about the new Sirio engine line, as well as internal pictures of the motors, taken at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany.
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New from Serpent for tuning your S400 are these 2 new sets of roll centre spacers. Designed to fit between the chassis plate and the lower wishbone suspension brackets, they allow the user to adjust the cars roll centre as well as giving the option to run anti squat or anti dive. Made from lightweight aluminium, they are available in 0.6mm and 1.0mm thicknesses and are sold in pairs.
Designed to fit all of the G4 series models from Team Magic, K-Factory have released new left and right carbon side plates, which help when mounted create an incredibly stiff yet lightweight frame around the cars engine. Machined from 3mm carbon fibre, the left side plate also houses and supports the 2 speed shaft, shaft bearing and adjustable belt tensioner assembly and both plates are supplied with fasteners.