Mugen have announced their new Mugen winter jacket, which comes in black with a Mugen Seiki logo embroidery on the chest, sleeve and a large logo finish on the back. It is made of innovative and technical material and will be available in sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, and 3XL. The production of this exclusive jacket is based on pre-orders only and release will be early October, just in time for the start of the colder seasons.
More information: www.mugen.eu
When racing on a loamy or top soil track surface the inside of the Slash chassis can become loaded with dirt or debris which creates extra weight. With the JConcepts over-tray these worries are minimized with the simple and functional item. Fitting nicely under the body, the over-tray hugs the outside dimension of the Slash chassis protecting the inside from unwanted excess dirt and debris build-up during racing conditions. It fits snugly around the entire chassis structure while being attached in the front with screws and a body clip in the rear for easy access. The over-tray is built with extra height and rake to provide extra room for various electrical and battery configurations.
More information: www.jconcepts.net
HPI Racing have released the Blitz, the company’s entry into the Short course racing truck market. The Blitz features an all-new main chassis based on the E-Firestorm, that has been lengthened to deliver the most stable feel a short-course truck can offer. Using nothing but the finest grade, high-impact nylon plastic on the most critical areas of the truck, from the bumpers to the super beefy arms and everything in between. HPI’s industry known strength and durability makes the Blitz friendly for all - be it an R/C newcomer, or the skilled competitor. Sporting high performance shocks, the threaded shock bodies feature super smooth shock action as well as quick, on-the-fly, adjustability. Factory installed quick-change 3-degree rear toe block provides you with plenty of traction, and making changes is easy. HPI have teamed up with Maxxis International, a full scale global tire manufacturer, for a collaborative effort to reproduce in scale form, Maxxis Trepador tires for 2009 Fall release of this car.
More information: www.hpiracing.com
Having previously released the precision made option parts for the 966 and NT1 in the past, Hong Kong based manufacturer CSO, have released their CNC machined 7075 T6 front bulkheads for the Xray NT1. The part will not only give extended rigidity and better overall balance at the front end, but also claims to offer more aggressive steering as well.
LRP have released their new LiPo battery parallel balancer, seen last week at the European Championships in Austria. Especially developed for the use of LiPo and LiFe batteries and automatically recognises the cell condition of all 2-5 cell batteries. If the condition of the cells is not equal, an automatic equalizing of the cells starts and balances the cells during charging to ensure all cells are 100% equal. The micro-controller-regulation guarantees a particularly high precision. The balancer is not as positioned between the charger and the battery as usual, but is connected in parallel and therefore there is no influence on the charger and its functions.
More information: lrp.cc
Xray have released their all new High-dynamic Centrifugal-Axial (XCA) clutch set. This complete clutch set includes redesigned components which create a more dynamic clutch engagement suitable for most racing conditions. Included are a super-lightweight flywheel, new black reinforced clutch flyweights, new smaller and super lightweight clutchbell, smaller diameter yellow clutch shoe, new medium-hardness clutch spring and new alu clutch disc. All components were designed and long-term tested by the factory racing team. Pinion gears are not included.
More information: teamxray.com
HPI Racing have released a huge selection of new option parts for the Cyber 10B, that are now available for racers and bashers wanting to optimize the tuning capabilities of the buggy, or make it even faster for club racers. Used properly and with the right skills, the Cyber 10B can put more expensive race-bred 4WD buggies in their place and with these cool new options you can get the ideal dialed-in setup for your local track. The new aluminium parts include a motor mount set, a centre bulkhead, an upper centre bulkhead, 1 degree rear hub carriers and 13 degree front hub carriers.
More information: www.hpieurope.com
New for their active center differential, Xray have released large bevel gears in 43T, 42T & 41T which have been machined from special Hudy steel material that has been specially developed for gear-type products. They have been additionally hardened and precision ground to fit the tightest tolerance requirements for perfect fit with the diff outdrives. The gears are individually machined on a precision German gear machine and every gear is individually tested, inspected, and run in. The diff gear is then laser engraved with for easy and instant recognition. Their special heat treatment makes the gear very hard and strong not only on the surface but also in the core, thus give the gear an extraordinarily-long lifespan with very low wear comparing to standard gears.
Renaud Savoya is the 2009 EFRA 1:8 European Champion after successfully defending his 2008 title in a thrilling race here in Austria. The Mugen driver beat fellow countryman Yannick Aigoin to become the first back to back champion since 2005. Third was promising Czech driver Martin Bayer
Axial Racing have released their new 32RR-1 nitro engine. Based on the popular .28RR, this engine is designed to be more efficient and output more power than the previous .32 engine while still delivering monster torque. Featuring a true ABC sleeve construction for durability, a balanced crankshaft for improved RPM & efficiency and a composite 9.0mm slide carburetor that includes 8.0 and 8.5mm optional air venturi’s, the new machined aluminium cooling head features increased surface area for better cooling.
More information: www.axialracing.com