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REDS Racing appoint SWORKz as new Austrian distributor

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REDS Racing have announced that SWORKz have been appointed as distributor in Austria. SWORKz will distribute REDS products including nitro engines, 1/10 and 1/8 electronics range for off-road and on-road applications. SWORkz owner Max Sonnleitner has the following to say:

“I am happy, that MW RC Products in Austria was chosen by REDS to be distributor for the whole REDS range. Already many of our team drivers are using the top quality products of REDS Racing. Any dealers and customers can contact SWORKz for ordering and information.”

Pro-Line body grip tool

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Pro-Line have introduced the new body grip tool for painters. This stylish ergonomic Pro-Line Body grip tool helps painters like you hold the body effortlessly and comfortably. Choose to hold the body like a shifter knob for easy rotation or slide it in between your fingers at the narrow base to palm the body effortlessly like a cell phone. Either way you grip it, you can rest assured that your RC body will no longer be a pain to hold while painting. This is a custom machined tool made from Type 1 PVC and turned to match popular grip styles. The Body grip tool includes 2 suction cups to easily adapt to many body sizes and shapes. The large cup is a 2 1/2″ (60mm) rated to hold 7 lbs and best used on the roof or windshield of larger scale bodies. The medium cup is a 1 7/8″ (45mm) rated to hold 3 lbs and best used on the roof or windshield for small scale bodies or tight areas where the large cup may not fit. To finish it off the Body Grip tool has a stylish Pro-Line “Custom Paint” decal.

Saunders, Carlisle & Lykke win at HNMC Summer Series Rd4

60 racers were in attendance at the fourth round of the NMC Summer Series. The day was hot and humid and after four rounds of qualifying with best three would be run so loads of track time. In nitro buggy it was Dylan Saunders (Team Associated) who set the overall TQ while in Truggy, James Marl grabbed the TQ and Holger Lykke (XRAY) took the TQ in E-Buggy and the win, since he was the only driver in the class. D.Saunders brought home the win in the Nitro Buggy final in front of Scott Holmes (Mugen Seiki) in second and Torben Lundburg (XRAY) in third. In Truggy it was Chris Carlisle with the win followed by Brin Tourle and Aleks Harvey in second and third respectively.

Truggy & E-buggy podiums here

Hong Nor X3 4-shoe clutch set

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Hong Nor have introduced a new 4-shoe clutch set for the X3 and X3GT and also all Nitro Buggy, Truggy and GT cars. Designed to provide a wide range of tuning options, the clutch comes with two different types of springs for super-easy clutch setting from soft to hard setting, each suitable for different track conditions and racing styles. Included in the set are the 34mm flywheel, lightweight aluminium clutch shoes, black (0.9mm) and silver (1.0mm) clutch springs, assembly screws, flywheel collar, and flywheel nut.

Pro-Line Energy Blue & Hot Rod Green T-Shirts

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Pro-Line have introduced the new Energy Blue & Hot Rod Green T-Shirts. The Energy Blue T-Shirt pays tribute to the energy Pro-Line has had for RC since 1982. This cotton T-Shirt is just the comfort you need to show off your love of Pro-Line. This new shirt makes a great gift and features a larger design front and center on the reverse side. The Hot Rod Green T-Shirt reflects the speed shop styling that keeps performance and customization alive. This 50/50 blend T-Shirt is just the comfort you need to show off that you are a Pro-Line fanatic. This new shirt makes a great gift and features a small Pro-Line logo centered on the upper back. Both Energy Blue & Hot Rod Green T-Shirts are available in S to 3XL sizes.

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SWORKz S35-3/S350 clamping servo saver nut

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SWORKz have introduced a new clamping servo saver nut for the S35-3, S350, Apollo and ZEUS. Machined from high-quality aluminium, the part is specially designed with a clamping design to make it easier to tighten the servo saver and make sure the spring adjustment will not change including when in high stress situations.

6MIK introduce Optima Silicone oils

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6MIK have introduced a range of high performance silicone oils. Made from 100% pure silicone oil, the special formula of the fluids provides more consistent damper action and more stable traction through the run. The 100ml bottle uses a flip top cap to insure no leaks during travel and it is labeled with a tag that shows the oil thicknesses in WT/CPS. The fluids are available as 10 to 90WT for shocks and 1000 to 300.000CPS for diffs.

XRAY XB8 “Zero Rebound” shock absorbers

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XRAY have introduced new “Zero Rebound” shock absorbers for the XB8 and XB8E. “Zero Rebound” shocks can be set to allow less rebound than standard shock absorbers, decreasing responsiveness and improving bump absorption on bumpy tracks. The special design of the shock body and upper cap allows the installation of a ribbed shock membrane on the top of the shock body instead of traditional installation into the upper cap. The installation of the ribbed membrane on the shock body allows excess oil to leak out, and along with a shock cap vent hole and adjusting screw allows the adjustment of the amount of air (rebound) until the desired zero rebound is achieved. The oversized big-bore shocks feature 18.5mm O.D. shock bodies, externally threaded with an adjustable collar for quick & easy spring preload adjustment. The shock bodies are coated in a titanium color and feature a 1-piece alu shock cap with vent hole.

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