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Futaba UV umbrella

See: Futaba

Following the introduction of the new sunglasses, Futaba have introduced a new UV umbrella. Measuring a diameter of 76 cm (30 inches), the umbrella is coated with a layer of high-tech fabric reducing the temperature beneath the umbrella and absorbs any remaining UV rays. Sporting Black and orange colors with the Futaba logo and although primarily intended for protection from the sun, the umbrella can also be used to ward off rain.

Jessica Pålsson wins at Furulund club race

Source: Jessica Pålsson (Facebook)

The Furulunds RCK Radiostyrd Bilsport hosted a club race in Furulund, Sweden over the weekend. The event was held in the 2WD and 4WD 1/10th buggy classes and in 4WD it was Jessica Pålsson (Schumacher/LRP/AKA) who set the overall TQ and took the win from Ludwig Albertz (Schumacher) in second and Joel Rosengren (Team Associated) in third.

VP Pro 60-135mm droop gauge

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Coming from VP Pro is their new 60mm to 135mm droop gauge for 1/8th and 1/10th vehicles. The tool utilises a common design that allows for quick checking and adjustment of the suspension droop by simply sliding the upper part of the tool over the upper shock mount nut and reading the droop value using the tool’s ruler and the position of the lower shock mounting screw. The gauge is made of high-quality aluminium, it comes black anodised and with laser-engraved markings.

T-Work’s basic tool set

See: T-Work’s Products

T-Work’s have introduced the new basic tool set. The 8-piece tool set includes four hex wrenches in 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm sizes, three ball end hex wrenches in in 2mm, 2.5mm and 3mm sizes as well as a dual 5mm/7mm tool in a convenient storage case sporting a carbon fibre look and a white T-Work’s logo. The wrenches feature lightweight aluminium handle and high-quality tool tips.

Yokomo YZ4-SF2 4WD buggy coming soon

See: NEMO Racing

UK distributor for Yokomo, Nemo Racing have released first images of the forthcoming new YZ4-SF2 1/10th 4WD buggy kit. The YZ-4SF, which has been well reputed by many drivers for its high driving performance, has evolved even further. The bulkhead, motor mount, slipper clutch, etc. have been significantly lightened weight, resulting in dramatically improved movement performances. The base ability has improved by polishing the areas that cannot be reached by setting or driving, and the operability is also improved by setting Ackerman ratio. Newly designed front and rear suspension arms improve rigidity. The Φ3.5mm inner suspension pin has also been adopted to greatly improve crash resistance. Improved throttle response by size reduction of the center slipper provides light acceleration. Front and rear bulkheads have achieved significant weight reduction. The upper arm has also attached to the shock tower side, achieving both weight reduction and lower center of gravity.

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R1 Wurks V21 titanium screws

See: R1 Wurks Brusless Motor Lab

R1 Wurks have introduced the new set of 6-piece titanium screws designed for the R1 V21 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T moteurs. (doesn’t fit V21 25.5T motors) The set consists of three titanium can screws and 3 titanium timing screws, machined from strength titanium. The use of the titanium eliminate the magnetic drag and help to increase RPM compared to steel screws. Plus, they are a tad lighter and will help to further reduce weight.

T-Work’s soft bristle brush set

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T-Work’s have introduced a new set of three soft bristle brushes. Made from soft fibers, these brushes will help you to keep your cars clean while the shape of the handle makes the brush comfortable and easy to use for long periods of time. The set consist of three brushes including a small, medium and large sizes.

Kyosho Ultima anti-roll bar set

See: Kyosho Europe

Kyosho have introduced a new set of anti-roll bars for the Ultima. The set consist of one front and one rear anti-roll bars and the mounting hardware. The use of the anti-roll bars allow to control excess roll when cornering as well as change the drive feeling.