January 27, 2008

RB Speedline range of Tires

RB Speedline range of Tires

French company RB Products, better known for their engines, will release their own range of on road foam tires under the Speedline brand. Available pre glued and trued they seem to be currently only available for 1/8th and 1/10th scale gas cars, but beyond that little else is known. We will bring you more information after RB make the official announcement.

Source: Yome 3000 [yome3000.com]


January 26, 2008

BTech RC Titanium NT1 Axles

BTech RC Titanium NT1 Axles

New from French company BTech RC are these lightweight titanium shafts for the Xray NT1 1/10th scale 200mm chassis. Available as replacements for both the 2-speed gearbox and middle pulley shafts, the new material helps reduce not only overall weight but also rotating mass. A neat feature is that the end of the shaft, where the clip goes, has been machined with a slightly smaller diameter to prevent the bearing sticking when removing the shaft.

Source: BTech [btech.rc.free.fr] via Yome 3000 [yome3000.com]


January 23, 2008

Schumacher Mi3 Euro 2008 chassis

Schumacher Mi3 Euro 2008 option

As seen on the car of Jimmy Maddison at the DHI Cup, this new Mi3 2008 chassis and top deck have been designed specifically for 5 cell rules in Europe. The new cell layout of the chassis moves the cells weight a further 7mm forward for better on power steering and traction. Also new is the top deck which helps increase flex in critical areas while 2 carbon fibre inserts have also been released to enable the simple mounting of a LiPo pack.

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January 23, 2008

Edit RC Titanium ball studs

Edit RC Titanium ball studs

Edit RC have released 2 sets of ultra-strong grade 5 titanium ball studs to strengthen your off-road or on-road race car suspension. Machined from 6Al4v titanium alloy, you will enjoy massive increases in durability as well as reduced unspring weight for better handling. Sold in sets of four, they are 40% lighter than standard ball studs and are available in both 4.3mm x 10.3mm and 4.3mm x 13mm versions.

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January 23, 2008

Serpent S400 Alu C-Hubs

Serpent S400 Alu C-Hubs

Serpent have introduced a new range of aluminium C-hubs in a variety of different caster angles. These new hubs are extremely stiff and this helps reduce any flex in the steering, something very useful when running on carpet and other high grip surfaces. Another benefit of these new items is that due to the material used it has allowed them to be narrower than the standard versions and this in turn allows more steering throw, something that is important on very tight tracks. Machined from a single piece of aluminium they are also lightweight and resistant to heavy impacts.

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January 22, 2008

Much More luxury Cooling stand

Much More luxury Cooling stand

Much More have released this handy cooling stand which doubles up as a car stand for your Mini-Z or other similar small car. The center of the CNC cut stand sports a cooling fan which is powered through the supplied cables and clips by a 12V power supply. This cools anything placed on its non slip surface and so can used to keep your car cool while adjusting its throttle setup for instance.

Source: RC Forum [rcforum.co.kr]


January 22, 2008

Serpent CLK & 350Z 1/8th GT bodies

Serpent CLK & 350Z 1/8th GT bodies

Previously released through its original manufacturer in Japan, Serpent have introduced 2 new 1/8th scale GT body shells. Made by Central RC, the same company that makes the highly successful Lola 8th scale shell, these new bodies are aimed at the racer that wants to participate with a realistic looking shell. Choose between the Mercedes CLK and the Nissan 350Z, both shells offer great handling and adequate down force, but above all look great on the track. Each shell is supplied with rear wing, window masks and light & grill decals.

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January 21, 2008

Serpent soft Anti-roll bar blades

Serpent soft Anti-roll bar blades

Serpent have released these thin and therefore super soft rear anti-roll bar blades for their entire range of cars. These new blades have a similar hard setting to the original versions but in the softest setting they are much softer and overall they allow a wider range of settings. While suitable for all cars in the range that use the adjustable rear anti-roll bar, the softer blades are specifically designed to offset the new wider and thus harder lower wishbone anti roll bar mounting points on the 960.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]