August 10, 2007

Kawada 38mm tire cone

Kawada 38mm tire cone

Following on from the release of the companys new large diameter wheel for their M300 1/12th scale chassis, comes this new tire cone from Kawada. The cone of course is for mounting foam onto the wheels and with the change in diameter for the wheel comes the change in diameter for the cone also, now 38mm. The picture above shows the prototype with the production version expected later in the summer.

Source: Kawada [kawadamodel.co.jp]


August 10, 2007

Xray NT1 Yellow Clutch shoe

Xray NT1 Yellow Clutch shoe

More new parts from Xray for the NT1, with the release of this performance enhancing CNC-machined yellow clutch shoe for the car’s XCA clutch. Due to the material used being harder than on the standard shoe it slips less and and is also more durable, and is suggested to use it only on high bite tracks. Perfect for the serious racer.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


August 9, 2007

Protoform DNA3 200mm body shell

Protoform DNA3 200mm body shell

Protoform have finally released photos of their new high downforce 200mm DNA³ body shell, a body style previously only available for 190mm electric cars. In spite of numerous modifications to optimize the body for nitro sedan racing, the signature DNA style remains, from its bold front splitter to its large real wing there’s no doubt that this is a serious racing body design. Made to fit all 200mm nitro sedan chassis, the body and its supplied wing meet all ROAR and IFMAR rule requirements. Supplied with a protective film, wing mounting hardware, decals and window masks, the DNA³ is formed in genuine Lexan to provide durability for this ultra-fast racing class.

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August 9, 2007

Serpent 31mm Centax-3 flywheel

Serpent 31mm Centax-3 flywheel

More products from Serpent, this time its this new smaller diameter Centax 3 flywheel for use on the Serpent 720. This new flywheel is now 31mm in diameter, compared to 33mm from the original version and because of this smaller size you can use the LCG engine mount combined with the LCG chassis without risking the flywheel hitting the track surface. Apart from the diameter changes the flywheel is still the same lightweight, high quality, item that is included as standard in the kit.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


August 9, 2007

Serpent setup support blocks

Serpent setup support blocks

Serpent have introduced these new cool looking set-up blocks for allowing you to measure and adjust your circuit cars droop. Meant for use with their recently introduced ride height & droop gauge, they are made from aluminium and anodised orange, raising your car by 10mm. Sold in a set of two, for the front and rear of your car, they come with the Serpent logo engraved on 2 of the blocks 3 sides, leaving you one side to place your own name.

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August 9, 2007

Serpent 720 Evo2 Steering Blocks

Serpent 720 Evo2 Steering Blocks

Serpent have released a new these Evo2 steering blocks for the 720 which are sold in pairs and feature either 0 or 1mm kingpin angle. These new blocks have 1mm more offset compared to the standard versions, which gives the car a more smooth steering style. The 0-degree blocks work well on medium traction surfaces while the 1-degree blocks work better on low to medium level traction surfaces. However if you swap the left and right 1-degree blocks, the car will then work better in high grip tracks, actually reducing the effects of grip roll, while at the same time giving the car smoother, more consistent, cornering.

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August 8, 2007

Xray NT1 lightweight XCA flywheel

Xray NT1 lightweight XCA flywheel

More optionals for the NT1, this time from Xray themselves who have released this new optional lightweight XCA flywheel which has been made from tough 7075 T6 hard coated aluminium. Strategically lightened by 20% compared to the standard kit flywheel, this reduces rotating weight without sacrificing strength or durability.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


August 7, 2007

Sato Seiki Serpent 960 Chassis

Sato Seiki Serpent 960 Chassis

Japanese tuning parts firm Sato Seiki have released this optional chassis plate for the Serpent 960 1/8th scale. The chassis has been designed in such a way as to allow both the front and rear end to twist, given the car better overall grip in the corners. This is achieved by creating a large open space at the front and rear of the chassis, which weakens the torsional stiffness of the plate enabling it to twist, similar to the optional Serpent 720 chassis but without the use of the carbon plate.

Source: Central RC [centralrc.co.jp]