Serpent have announced the release of their latest 3.5cc Mega engine, the ZX21 DSII+ EM, which features internal work done by engine master Eduardo Picco. The crankshaft has been lightened, and filled with red silicone, while the 7+2 port liner has been worked with tear dropping done on some of the ports to optimise fuel flow and improve performance. Each engine uses hand selected parts including the conrod and piston liner, and all have been had assembled by Eduardo himself.
Acer Racing, makers of after market bearing sets, have announced that they have begun selling their Ceramic Nitride Pro Series bearing kits for the Corally RDX Phi US and EU versions. These lightweight bearings have been made using diamond polished ceramic nitride balls for the lowest friction, lowest heat build-up, freest movement & smoothest operation. Available now.
Schumacher have today released some new parts for their latest 190mm Touring car, the Mi3. First up we have some new lower wishbones that are now available in 2 extra versions, making it 3 in total, and are an alternative to the ultra stiff versions that come with the kit and are mostly suitable for carpet racing. The new wishbones come in medium stiffness and soft, and are deisgned for lower grip conditions and because they are less brittle they are suitable for racers that tend to crash more. Also new from Schumacher for the Mi3 are 2 new spur gears, 70T 48 pitch and 96T 64 pitch, that have been created to suit the smaller gear ratios being currently used with low wind brushless stock motors.
American company Parma have released their latest 1/8th scale gas body shell, the R11, a follow up to their 2006 ROAR Nationals winning R10. The body has been designed to provide more steering as well as providing more rear traction which makes for improved balance and handling. The R11 is available in 2 versions, a normal weight and lightweight version, and both are supplied with side stiffeners and detailed instructions.
We only briefly mentioned the new EU Moore-Speed Reynard 02S 1/12th scale body in one of our Daily round ups last week, because we had written about it back in February, but today we see that the body will actually be available in 2 different versions, normal and lightweight. Designed for high cornering speeds, this body shell features a sculpted front end and mid section to direct air over the gentle curves of this single-focus body shell giving you superb high speed stability and performance on the straight. Moulded from crystal clear polycarbonate, it features clear over spray film and a decal sheet with headlights and Hot Bodies logos.
MID, the German based European Mugen distributors, have released this new general Mugen Seiki decal sheet. Featuring a number of Mugen Seiki and MID logos in varying sizes, the sheet also sports some curiously worded ‘Stop the Copy’ sign type logos. Available now.
Team Magic have become the 3rd manufacturer in 3 days to release a setup board, with the release of this stylish 1/8th scale version. Made from special wood that has been highly compressed, the board will not warp and is prefectly flat, and at 500x480mm it should be big enough to work on anything up until a 1/8th scale circuit car.
Japanese firm, Potential, have released this acrylic setup board for working on and setting up your 1/12th scale. 330mm wide x 330mm deep, the board is 4mm thick so that it doesnt warp and can also be used for mini 1/10th scale chassis’ also.