October 21, 2021

Exotek DR10 heavy duty alloy differential case

Exotek have produced this heavy duty machined 7075 alloy differential case for the DR10. Perfect machined roundness makes for a free spinning transmission and a must have for high powered drag racing applications. This is much stronger than the stock plastic diff gear but not indestructible so it is important to use black or white grease on the gears and reapply frequently to prolong its life. The set includes a diff case and diff cover, DR10 gear diff parts are required.

View more images of the diff case here

October 20, 2021

Capricorn Lab GT2 EP chassis kit

Italian manufacturer Capricorn have expanded their range, by entering 1:8th GT world, offering a unique design to other competitors on the market that will come in both a GP and EP version. The GT2 EP has some very unique features, the main one being carbon upper and lower arms which are mounted on a pivot ball to the chassis, something which is now becoming more widely used in the 1:10 touring car scene. Accompanying the carbon lower arm will be a carbon upper arm, which provides a far more stable flex characteristic especially for varying temperatures and traction conditions. On to the drivetrain and in classic Capricorn fashion it has been made as light as possible keeping reliability in mind. With the weight of the chassis in this class, the lighter drivetrain will aid in acceleration. A low centre of gravity has also been taken in to consideration with super low shock towers and sway bars, along with getting the height of the bulkheads as low as possible for increased corner speed. There is a range of adjustability through the car from axle height adjustment, differential height adjustment and a wide range of flex options.

View more images of the Lab GT2 EP here

October 18, 2021

Fenix Racing Mistral 3.3 Formula car kit

Fenix Racing are pleased to introduce the successor of the Mistral 2.0, the Mistral 3.3. The Mistral 3.3 keeps the V-link suspension at the rear, that has been found to be extremely tuneable to every grip condition. Up front they have retained the major features of Mistral 2.0, such as the camber adjustable by turnbuckles, with static caster is adjustable via dedicated shims as well as the adjustable dynamic caster value. On Mistral 3.3 the wheelbase is now adjustable in steps of 5mm for a range of 10mm. The best part is that changing the wheelbase requires just a couple of minutes and no setup changes, via the use of a 2.5mm carbon subframe that carries all the front-end components. This feature, allow the servo to be fixed in the lowest possible position, allowing a super low Centre of Gravity. The main chassis is made of 3mm carbon fibre, which allowed them to pocket the battery area, keeping the LiPo extremely low, again in the quest of the lowest CoG possible. Another great feature is that changing the wheelbase will not require different body hole positions. The Mistral 3.3 will be offered in 2 versions, long and short, the long one allowing a wheelbase of 275-270-265mm, while the short spec allows a wheelbase of 265-260-255mm. A conversion kit from Mistral 2.0 to Mistral 3.3 will follow soon.

View more images of the Mistral 3.3 here

October 18, 2021

Pirani RC Velox V8.2 3mm radio plate

Italian brand Pirani RC has designed a new radio plate suitable for Shepherd Velox V8.2 specifically for high traction conditions. The radio plate has a thickness of 3mm instead of the 2.6mm of the original version and is designed to improve the performance on high traction. The result is a more stiff radio plate that increases the corner speed of the car and make it easier to drive.

Source: Pirani RC [piranirc.com]

October 15, 2021

Exotek 22S Drag MK3 slipper set & spur gears

From Exotek is their new turbine cooling triple slipper disks for the Losi 22S top shafts for quicker slipper cool downs before the next pass. Provides added consistency due to 3 friction plates and slipper cooling via the extra heat sink fins that also spins as fan blades as the motor turns for increased air flow over the slipper plate therefore helping reduce heat glazing of the slipper pads which results in melted pads. The set includes 3 high grade LCF pro style slipper pads for Octalock type Exotek or Associated spur gears (gear not included). The slipper pads have a small 12mm inner slipper diameter for more surface area for improved slipper efficiency. For this set Exotek also offer high performance machined POM (delrin) spur gears that uses Associated style octalock type spurs and slipper pads. Available in 84T & 81T, the spur gears are 100% machined POM to insure true roundness and are much stiffer and truer than moulded nylon spur gears.

View the full set & spur gear here

October 14, 2021

Ulti Tires 1/8 GT foam tires

Ulti Tires release their new 1/8 GT car tires made from their well know high grip 35 shore foam rubber. Mounted on precision carbon wheels, foam tires remove some of the worries associated with rubber tires such as exploding or the maintenance of the rubber itself, while also providing increased traction and performance. Sold as a pair.

Source: Ulti [ultitires.com]

October 14, 2021

Xray X10’22 hardened steel 4mm kingpins

New from Xray for the X10’22 are these super-smooth, hardened steel 4mm kingpins that provide the foundation for the tweak free front suspension. The kingpins have a strong design with a 1.0° camber angle machined into the kingpin for precise suspension geometry. Optional 1.5° and 2.0° camber king-pins are available to adjust the camber in fixed steps. Sold as a pair.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]