Coming from Dash RC is their first ever 1/8th scale brushless speed controller, the AI Max. Built using high-quality components, the AI Max was developed with power-hungry users in mind with the speedo featuring a wide range of parameters that can be adapted to perfectly fit the driver’s needs while offering smooth and linear throttle and brake response. The 220A-rated controller weighs in at only 140g, it features dynamic timing technology and smart programming algorithms that allow for maximum power output while maintaining efficiency and exceptional drivability. The sensored speed controller is available from now on.
LCG Racing have introduced new wide variants of their SFX conversion top decks. They feature a wider shape in the mid section, providing better response and a more direct feeling in grippier track conditions. With a decrease in flexibility, this increases corner speed and overall stability while making the car easier to drive. The wide top decks are available for the SFX converted Yokomo BD10 and Xray T4’20 and they are available now.
Coming from Xray and made for their XB2 and XB4 2020 and higher kits are new longer graphite composite lower arms. The XB4 front lower long suspension arm is made from graphite material suitable for most track conditions. The arm features a redesigned geometry for improved handling, increased traction and improved handling on bumpy tracks while allowing for a greater range of adjustments. The front arm also features a mounting position for the optional front anti-roll bar and it is usable on both the left and right hand side of the car. The front arms are usable for the XB4’20 and higher.
Yeah Racing have announced the release of their 100mm Desert Lizard piggyback shock absorbers for trail trucks and crawlers. The internal spring scale shocks come pre-assembled for easy upgrading of any current rig. They feature a double O-ring sealing cartridge which increases the lifespan of the O-rings inside the shock and in this version of piggyback shock, the compression and rebound is further controlled by the piggyback. Hardware required to install the shocks is included and they are available in red or black colour.
Round 2 of the Spanish Nitro Buggy Championship B was hosted by the Circuito de El Estrecho track in Cadiz last weekend, attracting over 30 entries. David Todd Nieto (Mugen) took the overall TQ from Mario Diaz Montero (SWorkz) and young David would also take home the win in the 45-minute A-main event despite falling back to 4th about mid-race. In the end he took the win with a lap margin on Joaquin Moreno (Mugen) with Mario Diaz Montero coming in 3rd overall, some 4.4 seconds behind.
RudeBits have announced the release of their new vented and grooved brake discs for the Agama range of nitro off-road vehicles. Made from hardened steel for long wear and featuring a drilled and grooved design for improved cooling and thus less brake fading even in long mains, the rotors are also about 20 percent lighter than the standard parts for reduced drivetrain masses and hence better acceleration. While adding to the overall performance the stoppers are also looking the part and they are available from now on.
The opening round of the Malaysian National Championship MNC was held this past weekend with 80 entries for the Touring 13.5T Super Stock, GT 17.5T Stock, 17.5T FWD and 17.5T Tamiya Truck classes. In 17.5T FWD it was Xray driver Sharin who would ultimately take the win in front of Awesomatix driver, Kew Sau Gie while Xpress’ Zaki came in 3rd overall.
UK Penguin Custom Bodyshells distributors Schumacher have introduced the new Rockhopper and vintage 1/10th buggy rear wings. Starting with the Rockhopper, the wing was designed for competition use and it is a more traditional style wing that compliments the Penguin range of wings. The Rockhopper sits between the King and Emperor in terms of downforce and it is made of 1mm Lexan polycarbonate and features multiple cutlines on the gurney for aero adjustment purposes.