KM Racing have released yet more parts for the Xray NT1 1/10th scale car with the release of 2 new products. The first product is an adjustable belt tension plate that has been made from 2.5mm thick carbon fibre and offers a neat way to adjust the cars side belt tension. Also new from KM are lightweight shaft spacers which have been made from aluminium and lightened with holes. The spacers come in pairs and are available in standard silver colour and anodised grey.
More new products from Serpent, this time its the release of 2 sets of new series shock springs, which are suitable for use with all current and previous Serpent shock absorbers. Sold in sets of 5 pairs of springs, 1 set contains 23mm length springs, 1mm longer than the older version, for the front of 1/8th scale chassis’ and both the front and rear of 1/10th scale chassis’, while the 2nd set contains 27mm springs for use on the rear of 1/8th scale chassis’. Featuring a new colour rating these new series of springs are of a better quality, coming with ground flat ends, and as they no longer have a colour coating they function more accurately. The spring’s hardness is now identified by the coloured paint on the springs tip.
Serpent have released these 3mm carbide balls for their new S400 1/10th EP touring car. Sold in a pack of 10, the balls are made from tungsten carbide and are suitable for use in the cars ball differential. These balls are incredibly hard and last much longer than the standard versions thanks to their resistance to flat spotting.
Japanese company Team Honest have released a whole load of carbon parts for Kyoshos 1/12th scale gas powered Pan car, the Spada. The parts include a front upper plate made from 3mm carbon for extra front stiffness, a 2mm thick carbon fibre radio tray, a 2.5mm thick carbon body mount plate, 1.2mm brake plate and 1.5mm thick brake disk from carbon, a 3mm carbon rear upper plate and finally a receiver plate and a battery plate. All parts are of high quality and lightweight.
German after market parts maker All Mod have released 2 new products to their range of general and Mugen parts. First up are these engine support spacers for 1/8th scale buggies that when mounted lift your .21 motor by 1mm and this allows you to run the All Mod MSS 28 heavy-load clutch normally meant for use on .28 motors. Also new from All Mod is an aluminium clutch plate for use with the Mugen MTX and MRX range of cars that aids the engagement of the clutch for better power delivery.
CML in the UK have announced that they have started selling this new decal set from Upgrade RC, which is a perfect fit for the 190mm Protoform Mazda 6 bodyshell. Called the ‘Motion’ it is available in 3 different colour schemes – red, blue & black/grey.
Calandra Racing Concepts in the US have released a number of new parts for their own line of carpet racers as well as something for off road buggies. First up the release of a carbon fiber cross brace for the Gen-X (above) which mounts to the CRC lower arms, keeping the front end strong, straight and true even with the heaviest impacts. The brace also acts as a mount for CRC’s new “Long-Arm” option, coming soon for the Pro Strut front end. Also new are a number of super strong and light titanium parts such as upper pivot balls for the Pro Strut front end, front end screws and tie rods, also for the Pro Strut front end. Finally, for the Losi 8ight and 8ight T, CRC have made some “No-Pop” steering balls that capture the link, keeping the tie rod attached to the ball even in the event of a hard impact.
Japanese company Rony have announced the release of some new carbon parts for both the Kyosho Spada and the Xray NT1. The Spada gets a new chassis plate which Rony have made from carbon fibre, replacing the standard aluminium version and therefore saving weight without sacrficing strength, although not sure how heat dissipation will be handled. New for the NT1 is a rather beefy looking 4mm thick carbon fibre rear shock tower, the latest in a long line of companies to try their hand at this part.