April 10, 2008

East 200mm Civic body shell

East 200mm Civic body shell

Created by the same designers as the immensely popular Central Lola 1/8th scale body shell, the EFRA approved East Civic 1/10th 200mm body shell was first shown in Japan last November and is now being sold through Serpent. This new shell sports 2 ribs on either side of the car to increase stiffness to this area while at the same time allowing the shell to be made from very lightweight materials. Other details include ribs on the bonnet that channel the air over the lowered windscreen and back to the rear wing. The Civic, which has been extensively tested by Central RC, provides the user with very responsive, high grip and well-balanced handling characteristics.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


April 9, 2008

Sirio S21 CL7 R 3.5cc engine

Sirio S21 CL7 R 3.5cc circuit engine

Star Motor Engineering have been in contact to let us know about their new 3.5cc on road engine, called the S21 CL7 R. This 7 port engine uses ABC construction and is of the same quality level as the company’s CL7 R STI, coming supplied with a rear ceramic ball bearing for high performace and reliability. This motor is aimed at racers that want a reliable, easy tuning engine, while retaining the same technology that has won 2 World titles in this class.


April 9, 2008

Kawada Ride height gauge

Kawada Ride height gauge

Japanese company Kawada have released this double function touring car and 1/12th scale ride height gauge. Made from black anodised aluminium, one side of the tool features measuring steps in 0.5mm increments from 1.0 – 10mm, while the other side features a continuous sloping face that can measure within the same range, but in more accurate 0.1mm increments. Featuring the Kawada logo on the side, it and the measurements have been lasered onto the tools surface which will be available for sale in mid April.

Source: Kawada [kawadamodel.co.jp]


April 9, 2008

RB SpeedLine Xenon Alpha 3.5cc engine

RB SpeedLine Xenon Alpha 3.5cc engine

RB Products in France have released their new SpeedLine 3.5cc circuit engine which claims to use the most exclusive technology to reach the highest level of performance. This new motor has a brand new crankcase that is lighter and stiffer than previous versions and has a new innovative engine mount for high performance, consistency and reliability. The ultimate engine for serious on-road racers it includes an optimised bi-turbo crankshaft, a CNC machined back plate and the latest AAC piston and liner, providing big power and high RPM. The Xenon Alpha also comes with a MSC case, which offers wider porting and better stability, and a CNC machined, orange anodised aluminium carburettor. This new carburettor has been designed to guarantee consistent set-up and performance while new high speed ceramic bearing give longer life and help with the RPM.

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April 9, 2008

ATS 1/12th scale tyres & Decal sheet

ATS 1/12th scale tyres & Decal sheet

Italian tyre manufacturer ATS have introduced a new addition to their product range with the release of these 1/12th scale pre glued tyres. Available separately for 1/12th scale electric racing classes and nitro classes such as the Kyosho Spada, each line offers a different range of hardnesses for both the front and rear of the car. Also new from ATS is an A4 promotional decal sheet sporting full colour ATS logos in a variety of sizes for different applications.

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April 8, 2008

HB Pro Spec Ball Diff Complete set

HB Pro Spec Ball Diff Complete set

Hot Bodies have released this all-new Pro Spec Ball Diff set for your Hot Bodies Cyclone and which has already been used by the company’s factory team to achieve impressive race wins. The 39-tooth pulley is a direct replacement for the existing ball diff pulley, and features wider spacing for the supplied ceramic diff balls. The cup joints are made from machined POM lightweight space-age plastic for great acceleration, while the included thicker and stronger titanium nitride diff screw and nut will outlast the standard diff screw. As this is a complete set, everything is included like the diff ball bearings, D-cut rings, spacers and diff & thrust bearing grease.

Source: Hot Bodies [hbeurope.com]


April 8, 2008

RT Streamlined Lola Expert 8 body

RT Streamlined Lola Expert 8 body

Shown for the first time at the Toy fair in Germany in February, Reckward Tuning have released their Streamlined Lola Expert 8 1/8th scale on road body shell. This EFRA approved (#31500) shell has been made from ultra lightweight 0.75mm thick lexan, has a very low cockpit for easy access to the fuel tank and this also provides good cooling for the engine. Supplied with a trim strip, 6 side stiffeners and the decals shown in the picture, it also comes with a protective over spray film.

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April 7, 2008

Reckward Tuning Mugen & clutch parts

Reckward Tuning Mugen & clutch parts

Reckward Tuning in Germany has announced that they will begin to sell optional parts for the Mugen range of on road and off road cars, with more brands supported in the future. The first releases include front and rear chassis braces, which are suitable for the Mugen MBX-5, MBX-5R and MBX5-T that have been made from high grade aluminium for creating a super stiff chassis. For the Mugen MRX-4R and MTX-4, there is an aluminium radio box that is easily mounted to your car’s radio that helps protect your radio equipment in the event of a crash. Also new to their range of products are hardened 13T & 14T Speed 2.5 clutch bells, suitable for off road clutches with 26mm diameter.

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