Flash Point R/C have announced their new FP02 competition nitro engine. The FP02 uses a long stroke design that provides amazing power and great fuel consumption. Based off the Spec 2 configuration, the FP02 now features a DLC coated crankshaft, black case, and black 21J carburettor. The FP02 is a great choice for use in nitro buggy and truck applications providing exceptional low to mid-range torque. Available as a stand alone engine or as a set with FP2500 tuned pipe.
JConcepts continue to bring the chrome, with the announcement of the new colour variant of their Tactic street eliminator wheels. Previously only available in black, the Tactic wheels are direct replacements and upgrades for the Associated DR10. The heavy spoke design and 1:1 influence impose their will on the competition. The front wheel design extends to the outer edges giving the wheel a larger look while the rear style has a mock bead lock appearance and hefty lug detail. The inner ribbing spreads like the roots of a tree to secure the inner 12mm hub geometry. The front Tactic wheels feature a 2.2” size which match to just about any existing buggy tire on the market while the rear wheel features a beefy, SCT 2.2” x 3.0” size and fit any SCT tire already produced. The wheels fit a vast number of vehicles for anyone looking to undertake a Street Eliminator project and accept a 12mm hex drive. Popular vehicles which use the Tactic wheels include, the Traxxas Slash, Bandit, Rustler as well as the popular line-up of Team Associated short course trucks and the purpose built DR10.
SWorkz have introduced new aluminium rear wheel hubs, with inserts, for their new S35-4 series of vehicles. They are the same size as the original plastic wheel hubs supplied in the kit but come standard with POM CNC ball bearing inserts. They fit perfectly with the 8x16x5mm ball bearings and helps to exactly align the drive shafts for smoother transmission.
Following on from the recent release of the new GTX8 Nitro GT chassis, Xray have now introduced their new GTXE 1/8th scale Electric GT kit. The 2021 version of the EFRA European-Championship winning car is understandably similar to its Nitro counterpart, with focus on a redesigned and reinforced aluminium chassis whose rear section was reinforced for less on-power flex, which increases the stability of the car and ensures improved on-power control. The new chassis was also redesigned to fit both the soft and hard composite radio boxes without modification.
Some new items from Serpent for their X20 and X20 FWD cars. First up are the new DJC driveshafts, which aim to reduce vibration, increase steering as well as provide a smoother operation due to less binding. Sold as a pair. For the X20 FWD comes newly designed front and rear carbon shock towers with new shock mounting positions to have a better setup window for different track conditions.
Yokomo have released two limited edition versions of their recently released YD-2SXIII drift chassis. Due to user requests, the Japanese company will offer limited edition models with bright red or purple anodised parts, with the front and rear shock towers, SLF shocks, and a special 7-step adjustable motor mount, the front integrated bulkhead and slide rack base all receiving the colour treatment. The specifications of the chassis are the same as the standard black version, such as the double-deck chassis which greatly improves the pitching rigidity. We are told that the coloured parts are not available separately so the only way to get them is by obtaining one of these limited kits.
More new options for the SWorkz S12-2 from TMG Speed with the release of this new carbon fibre motor mount. Made from 3mm thick high quality carbon, it claims to increase the strength over the stock part while also keeping the weight low in the car. Supplied with the mounting hardware.
Maclan Racing have released their new Hurricane series aluminium fan. Available in four versions, tow each for both motors and ESCs, they come in 30mm and 40mm for both ESC and motors. To compliment the new fans, they also released a newly designed carbon fibre fan guard kit. It has 2 options that will fit all 30mm and 40mm fans on the market.