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Schumacher CAT K1 Aero12 comments - Dec 10 2013 10:51 PMWe are pleased to announce the launch of the new CAT K1 Aero 1/10th Competition 4WD Off Roader.
The CAT K1 Aero is an ultra modern, 1/10th scale, 4wd, electric buggy that continues the race winning tradition of Schumacher’s legendary CAT “Competition All Terrain” vehicles.
Schumachers design team have taken the ever popular CAT K1 and added a cool, aerodynamic wing and body combination! This together with the all new ‘Nut Guards’ , aerospace carbon fibre chassis and geared diffs, the CAT K1 Aero raises the bar yet again!
The CAT K1 Aero has a highly efficient twin belt transmission, with optimised motor position and belt length that offers equalised front and rear drive. Along with a top deck that promotes controlled flex the CAT K1 Aero features an improved steering geometry for millimetre perfect control. The CAT K1 Aero, advancing the breed!
NEW Carbon Fibre Chassis
NEW AirFlo body shell and wing for improved aerodynamic performance.
NEW optimum weight distribution with adjustable saddle pack layout.
NEW Aero “Nut Guards”, protects the shock mounts and track surface.
NEW large high down force ‘Aero’ rear wing.
NEW Front and rear gear differentials as standard.
NEW V2 Big Bore shocks, with improved bodies. Titanium nitride shafts, threaded collars and twin o-ring sealing.
NEW 12mm Hex Wheels.
Strong, rigid 4mm, revised geometry, aero space carbon fibre shock mounts.
Steering rack designed for improved dynamic ackermann throughout the steering range.
Stronger, long, dual screw, top deck for superior flex characteristics.
Optimised 2 belt transmission with efficient low tension Bando belts running on large CNC precision machined pulleys.
Belt adjustment for consistent driveshaft geometry at all belt tensions.
Smooth twin pad vented slipper with easy access adjustment.
Rubber sealed, super precision ball bearings throughout.
Horizontally split transmission housings for easy diff access and maintenance.
Strong steel universal driveshafts.
Moulded side pods for superb dirt protection.
Larger, more durable layshaft bearings.
Unique motor clamp mount to fine tune weight distribution.
Aerospace grade carbon chassis with optimised flex for balanced handling.
Mid motor layout with adjustable motor position.
Rigid servo mount directly to the chassis for precise steering.
Chassis mounted, angled steering bell cranks for low centre of gravity.
Class leading suspension geometry with durable components and optional alloy parts, offering adjustments to setup your CAT K1 Aero.
Adjustable front roll centres, rake angle and track width (using optional Speed Secret parts).
Medium flex suspension arms as standard.
Precision machined, 3 hole, rounded pistons.
Black anodised components for the aggressive stealth look.
Manual : http://www.racing-ca...Aero_manual.pdf
Exploded Diagram : http://www.racing-ca...ro_Exploded.pdf
Source : Schumacher Racing
OFNA Hyper Sprint 1/8 oval sprint car4 comments - Dec 10 2013 12:03 PM
OFNA (re-releases?) the Hyper Sprint 1/8th oval sprint car. Based on the Hyper 8.5 nitro buggy chassis the vehicle features a 4WD shaft drivetrain with three gear differentials, a tough aluminium chassis, adjustable oil-filled large capacity shocks, front and rear anti-roll bars and a widely adjustable suspension. The sprint car is powered by a .28 engine and controlled by the included radio system. Topping everything off is a set of large high downforce wings and a sprint car body along four high grip cut-slick tyres on disc rims.
3Racing releases the new "Cactus" 1:10 2wd buggy2 comments - Dec 10 2013 11:49 AM3Racing has announced their new "Cactus" 2wd buggy. Built from the accumulation of over 18 months of research and development, prototyping, testing and driver feedbacks, the result is a buggy that is designed to be competitive straight out of the box at a reasonable price.
The Cactus is fully adjustable to adapt to various track conditions, and includes all the parts needed for for a mid or rear motor setup.
The new car has a long list of features including:
- 2.6 Internal Reduction Gearbox.
- Rear Alum Forward Pivot Pin Mount.
- Rear Sway Bar Mounts.
- Titanium Nitride Coated Shock Shafts.
- CNC Machined POM Shock Pistons and Shaft Liners.
- Oversized Rear Hub Bearings.
- Metric Hardware all round.
- Wide Rear Hub minimizes axle vibrations and toe angle variations.
- Industry standard Double Padded Slipper Clutch.
- CNC Heatsink Motor Plate.
- Body and Tire Sets included.
- Fully Ball Raced.
- Rebuildable Universal Driveshafts with bearing captured driveshaft pin design.
- Impact resistant composite Motor Guard.
- No E Clips pivot pins design.
- Alum Front Arm Pivot Pin Stiffener.
- Composite Shock Caps with Oil Bleed Holes.
- PTFE Coated Threaded Alum Shock Bodies.
- Front and Rear 12mm Hex wheel adaptors.
- 12.5mm Big Bore Shocks.
- Carb Forward High Downforce body.
- 3 Gear Rear and Mid Motor 4 Gear Gearboxes included.
- Stiff Composite Front and Rear Arms with Reinforced ribs.
- Super Narrow Chassis.
- Oversized 5x10x4 Front Spindle Bearings.
- Trailing Axle Spindles.
- Optimized Ackermann Steering System minimizes any unwanted inside wheel play at maximum steering lock.
- Designed for Centralized Electronic Components Mounting.
- Dual ESC Mounting Positions.
- Composite Rigid Battery Mount Plate with Flex Control System (Rear Motor Drive).
- Integrated Chassis Wiring Tunnels.
- Composite Flex Optimized Chassis to provide the highest traction on low to medium bite tracks.
- Accommodates both standard and shorty Lipo batteries.
- Long wheelbase optimized for brushless motors and Lipo power.
- Oversized Ball Caps.
- Adjustable Heavy Duty Ball Differential.
- 80T 48 Pitch Spur Gear.
- AKA Super Soft Three Rib Front Tire Set with Closed Cell Inserts.
- AKA Super Soft Impact Rear Tire Set with Closed Cell Inserts.
Yeah Racing aluminium lightweight fan mount0 comments - Dec 10 2013 11:42 AM
Yeah Racing has released an aluminium light fan heat sink mount suitable for 30mm and 40mm fan units. The part is made from high quality aluminium and weights in at only 5 gram. Its unique design allows it to be mounted to the motor firmly and securely and it can be easily installed by using the set screws included. The supplied 3mm washers can be placed between the motor and the fan to enhance the heat dissipation effect. The mount comes without fan and is available in gunmetal, black and blue colour.
McPappy Racing McDominator Adam Liehr Edition7 comments - Dec 10 2013 12:53 AM
McPappy Racing has just released the latest McDominator in the Adam Liehr Edition. This chassis was designed for the use with the Savox SH-1250MG servo using the optionally available McPappy Savox servo case that is flush with the bottom of the chassis. Dropping it this low completely solves bumpsteer while running a flat servo plus it also lowers the centre of gravity. Since there is only a single 10? wheelbase option, McPappy stretched the chassis right up to the LF wheel which allows another half piece of tungsten to adjust weight bias making it the chassis with the most tungsten options.
SWORKz S350 BK1 Evo0 comments - Dec 09 2013 12:56 AMSWORKz S350 BK1 Evo
The Evolution of the S350 project is the result of SWORKz passion for improvement. Combining every detail into a more balanced and improved buggy called the “S350 BK1?. The SWORKz S350 BK1 Evolution Pro Kit comes standard with many SWORKz Factory Team Option Parts which improve strength, performance, and value.
SWORKz utilizes only the highest quality materials and industry leading manufacturing processes resulting in a faster, stronger, and more reliable vehicle. The S350 BK1 Evolution Pro Kit from SWORKz has been designed to out-perform the competition on any Off-Road terrain while offering amazing performance to drivers of all levels.
Comes standard with F.C.S.S. A race design lightened chassis with T6 7075 aluminum in B.H.C (black hard coating).
Standard with front and rear 2.0 Pro Shock Towers made of lightened 7075 aluminum.
New Hex-Cell Shock Bladder design with Special Impact Shock Piston system. Pro Shock 2.0 system with 4mm shock shafts.
High Performance Crown Gears and Pinion Gears.
Full CVD Drive Shafts.
New Rear Lower Plastic Insert Toe-In system.
Double Protection Bumper Design.
PSP (Power Steering Package) radio tray system.
Professional 2.0 Metal Brake Calipers
New fuel tank with Floating Fuel Filter system.
Adjustable front upper and lower suspension arm system.
Falcon Clear Body Shell included.
Mon-Tech F13 formula body10 comments - Dec 08 2013 07:21 PM
Mon-Tech Racing from Italy introduce the F13 1/10th formula body shell. It is made from 0.75mm polycarbonate, comes including driver helmet and rear diffusor and it is understood that the body fits a wide range of cars including the Speed Passion SP-1 it sits on in these photos.
Link: Mon-Tech Racing website
Source : Area52
JConcepts C4.2 rear suspension kit0 comments - Dec 08 2013 07:21 PM
Made for the Centro C4.2 converted Team Associated B4.2 buggies is this rear suspension kit from JConcepts. The set targets 3 key areas where the C4.2 could do with improvements. In stock trim the C4.2 includes a molded rear bulkhead which is highly flexible and a target to damage in severe crashes. The JConcepts suspension kit includes an all CNC machined aluminum version which has been trimmed, narrowing the stance allowing more room for narrow rear pivot camber link adjustments. The bulkhead is available in blue or black color and has silver chamfered edges around the border and inner cut-outs. The tucked design, trimmed shape and pocketing give the racer an extremely durable yet light-weight piece.
Next up is the 4mm carbon fibre shock tower that has all the necessary adjustments including the standard outer (C4.2) camber link positions and the newly added inboard camber link holes to accommodate a narrow pivot rear suspension. The shock tower includes an added rib to strengthen the part where appropriate and while allowing big bore shock and transmission clearance where necessary. The upper shock mount positions have been relocated to allow for proper rear suspension droop while all holes are designed on an arc to minimize droop changes during setup changes.
The final touch to the assembly are the aluminum rear wing mounts. The stock wing mounts place the wing extremely high on the vehicle, raising the center of gravity and increasing the pendulum effect of the rear-end. The JConcepts wing mounts place the wing more than 7mm lower than stock and have been spaced closer to accommodate the more popular wings on the market, allowing a more interchangeable wing between the B4 and C4 vehicles. The aluminum wing mounts are light-weight, durable and set the wing at just the right height giving the vehicle a more natural rake in appearance. All additional 4-40 hardware is included to make the conversion a snap. All parts, the bulkhead, shock tower and wing mounts are also available separately.
#2323-1 JConcepts C4.2 rear suspension kit - tower, bulkhead, wing mounts, hardware - blue
#2323-2 JConcepts C4.2 rear suspension kit - tower, bulkhead, wing mounts, hardware - black
#2320-1 JConcepts C4.2 aluminum rear bulkhead – blue
#2320-2 JConcepts C4.2 aluminum rear bulkhead – black
#2321-1 JConcepts C4.2 aluminum rear wing mounts - blue
#2321-2 JConcepts C4.2 aluminum rear wing mounts - black
#2322 JConcepts C4.2 - 4.0mm carbon fiber rear shock tower
Link: JConcepts website
Source : Area52
RB One buggy option parts0 comments - Dec 08 2013 07:18 PM
RB introduce new suspension and drivetrain option parts for the RB One line of buggies. First up are aluminium rear hubs made from 7075-T6 aluminium. The parts feature multiple mounting positions for the upper camber links, come grey anodised and greatly improve the durability of this highly stressed part of the buggy. Next up are parts for the drivetrain in the form of ventilated steel brake discs. Developed to make for a precise and fading-free brake system the discs are made for the use with another new part; the Ferodo-equipped brake pad set. The special pads are vulcanised on the steel brake pad for maximum temperature resistance and best possible brake action. To make maximum use of the new brake setup RB has also announced a set of extra-strong springs that are ideal for the use with the Ferodo brake pads. Last but not least come new off-set 17mm aluminium wheel hubs. Available as +1.5mm and +2.5mm variant the parts are sold as pairs, come hard anodised and make for increased track width in order to gain more stability on the front or the rear end of the buggy.
Source : Area52
Kyosho iReceiver RC system8 comments - Dec 06 2013 04:27 PM
Kyosho Germany introduce the iReceiver wireless LAN radio control system. It allows to steer many RC vehicles, planes and boats with your iOS or Android based smartphone, tablet or PDA. Simply change the existing receiver with the Kyosho iReceiver and off you go. Up to 6-channel control is possible while free apps for various R/C models such as cars, boats, airplanes, helicopters and tracked vehicles help with setup. In addition, a micro-camera unit is also available to fit onto your model to capture the action to view on your smartphone in real time. This creates the feeling that you are actually riding inside your model. While looking at your screen, you can drive your model into the next room to check what’s happening! The data can even be recorded and saved on your smartphone. A variety of setting features are available including slowing the speed down for easier control.
- Receiver allows control through smartphone, tablet or PDA using Wi-Fi.
- Install 6ch iReceiver instead of a standard R/C receiver.
- Use the optional camera unit to watch the action on your smartphone while controlling the model.
- Transmits video data to be recorded on your smartphone.
- Separate control types for each category (app under development)
- All, independent left/right control volume adjustment (EPA) and dual rate
- Max speed adjustment (100/70/50/30% 4-stage)
- Channel mixing
- Confirms stick (lever) position with vibration
- Lap time measurement
- Timer function
- Individual reverse switch for each channel
- 40 model memory bank
- Digital trim
- Sub trim
- Still image capture
- Setting menu for individual functions