Engines - Air Filters - Engine Heaters - Clutch - Nitro Accessories
Power Save Racing 3V² Competition Clutch
If your buggy or truggy clutch has been set up correctly, to suit both your own driving style and the prevailing track conditions, then you will have a performance advantage over many of your rivals! This is because the clutch is an often overlooked element of the total race package, and it’s a fact that many racers do little more than replace bearings, springs and shoes only when they fail or get to the end of their life.
A correctly set up clutch will deliver power from the engine as the most appropriate time, making power delivery smoother, whilst reducing wheel spin, tyre wear and fuel consumption. Perhaps most important of all, by making the car easier to drive in this way, your lap times should be not only more consistent, but a lot faster than you would otherwise achieve without the best set up.
A World of Choice
With the 3V² competition clutch the spring tension can be adjusted depending upon which of our 2 clutch assemblies you are using. The first clutch features 3 settings, marked A-B-C, whilst the second is marked D-E-F, where ‘A’ is the lightest spring setting, and ‘F’ is the hardest. This also means that with the 3V² clutch you do not need to buy and swap clutch springs, and whilst most manufacturers give you a choice of 3 spring settings/strengths, the 3V² gives you 6! What’s more, adjusting the spring tension is easily and quickly achieved using the special clutch tool, part number P-01807.
The two clutch assemblies are available to suit 32mm and 35mm clutch sizes.
All the clutch components are interchangeable and can be bought individually, but to make things easy, we stock all pre-assembled versions in both sizes, with a choice of aluminium shoes, carbon shoes, or mixed aluminium/carbon.
Choosing your 3V² Clutch
The very reason why the 3V² clutch is so adjustable is because there are so many factors that dictate which set up is best to use, on any given surface. Apart from the track conditions and your driving style, other issues affecting clutch set up include the power delivery characteristics of your engine, diff oil set up and even the weight of your buggy or truggy.
Here are a few examples to help illustrate which type to choose as a good starting point.
1) Dirt Track
Use ABC clutch on A, B or C setting with all carbon shoe in low grip conditions, mixed shoes in medium grip or all aluminium shoes in blue grove conditions.
Use ABC clutch on C setting with mixed or all aluminium shoes, or DEF clutch on D or E setting with carbon, mixed or aluminium shoes, depending upon grip level.
Similar set up to Astroturf depending upon overall grip levels. For high grip grass tracks try the DEF clutch with mixed or aluminium shoes.
Please refer to clutch price list for order information.
3V² Clutch Bells and Bearings
To complement your 3V² competition clutch we recommend using a 3V² balanced clutch bell and ZZ bearing set.
P-01013 13T clutch bell (uses P-04105ZZ 4x10x5 mm bearings)
P-01014 14T clutch bell (uses P-04105ZZ 4x10x5 mm bearings)
P-01015 15T clutch bell (uses P-04105ZZ 4x10x5 mm bearings)
P-01016 16T clutch bell (uses P-041205ZZ 4x12x5 mm bearings)
P-01017 17T clutch bell (uses P-041205ZZ 4x12 x5 mm bearings)
Competition Heat 12V Engine Heater
It’s a misconception that you only need to pre-heat your race engine in cold weather. As with any full scale engine, more wear occurs during a cold start and warm up than at any other time. Modern nitro race engines are virtually seized when cold, no matter how warm the ambient temperature may be! In fact, probably 30 to 40% of a race engine’s life will be spent trying to get it up to its optimum temperature before it can be correctly tuned or venture out on the track.
If you break-in your engine using a Competition Heat engine heater, and continue to use the product for all engine pre-starts, this will not only increase your engine’s performance and economy, but you could extend its life by as much as 100%! Breaking in a new engine is a critical time in the engine’s life, and with the Competition Heat engine heater, you can leave it on the engine whilst it is running, to help keep the temperature up. What’s more, you will also find the engine is easier to start and tune, and by cutting down running times by as much as 40% there is the added bonus of saving on unnecessarily wasted and expensive fuel costs!
With the well proven Competition Heat engine heater, you are assured of all these benefits, and more, because, whilst the best may cost you a little more initially, it WILL quickly pay for itself.
The Competition Heat RC race engine heater has been developed over a period of time after the Company’s founder had owned and operated his own race team, working in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. (The roots are still there to this day, but that’s another story!) Using technologies and materials embraced by the aerospace and F1 industries, and when used correctly the product has been successfully proven to deliver all the performance enhancements and economies claimed by the manufacturer. The first engine heater was manufactured in 2004 and was an extremely efficient 50 Watt, 110V AC heater that would consistently pre-heat .21 race engines up to 80-90° C in just a few minutes, the Company set about developing a 12V version in early 2010, and at last, the wait is over!
CH12V is the part code for the latest 12V engine heater. One size fits all .21, .23, .25 and .28 size RC race engines. The specially designed, Kevlar backed insulated jacket has been optimised especially for the 12V heater. This new heat resistant and flameproof cover is adjustable, and has been finished with the new ‘Competition Heat’ embroidered logo. It is resistant to attack from most chemicals and also resists moisture absorption. Another feature of the heater is that the top port can be closed to improve heat retention during warm-up, or flipped open to facilitate a glow starter being used, or to check engine temperature, without having to remove the heater from the engine. In use, the heater draws approximately 4 Amps, allowing the CH12V to be powered using a starter box’s own battery supply, or ideally from a dedicated 11.1V 3S LiPo, 12V gel cell or leisure battery. We have all of these solutions available from stock. Please ask your local model shop for details and prices. A quick release 90cm power cable is terminated with a Deans Ultra connector for easy and secure battery connection.
Features & Benefits
- Pre-heats all critical engine parts efficiently
- Also pre-heats chassis and differentials
- Cuts engine running time by 30-40% with consequential reduction in fuel costs
- Improves engine starting and performance
- Easier engine tuning
- Can double engine life expectancy
- Safe – no metal parts
- Truly portable, compact and lightweight
- Hands-free operation
The CV12V is supplied complete with User Guide and a pair of high quality die-cut Competition Heat decals.
Power Save Racing Air Filters
A Breath of Fresh Air for your Engine
The secret to maintaining your engine’s high performance and long life can be attributed in no small way to ensuring that it breaths a clean and consistent air/fuel mixture. This can only be achieved by using high performance air filter elements and lubricants that have been designed and manufactured individually to suit your own particular model.
Few manufacturers can claim to do this, which is why GB Modelsport is proud to be the exclusive Distributor of PSR high performance air filters and lubricants throughout the UK and ROI. When you install PSR air filter elements you are assured that they have been individually engineered to fit your model’s housing precisely. This ensures that they perform their purpose to maximum effect, allowing your engine to breath without ingesting dirt and other material which can shorten the engine’s life or have a detrimental effect on performance.
The special white filter material enables quick and easy monitoring of filter pollution build up, whilst the magenta filter oil makes it easy to judge when the correct level of saturation has been reached prior to installation.
PSR are adding to the range all the time, so if you cannot find your model listed here, please call or email us. Please also use the product search facility on this web site for information and images of specific filter elements.
At the present time, our filters and oils range includes:
- Agama A8 Evo 12 filters and 90 ml oil
- Hot bodies D8 with 8 filters and 90 ml oil
- Integy aluminum housing (6822) for HPI Baja
- Integy aluminum housing (BAJ009) for HPI Baja
- Pre-lubricated P-S-R air filter for TRAXXAS Nitro 4-tec, JATO, Rustler
(TRAXXAS air filter housing no. 5265)
- Pre-lubricated P-S-R 2 stage air filter for TRAXXAS Revo 3.3
(TRAXXAS air filter housing no. 5262)
- Pre-lubricated P-S-R 1 stage air filter for Kyosho MP 7.5 sports, Mk2, Mk3; DRX, DRT, Inferno GT (Kyosho air filter housing no. 92304)
- Pre-lubricated P-S-R air filter for Kyosho FW-06, FW-05 (2.5 or 2.11 cm³), Birel, DST (2.5 cm³), DBX (Kyosho air filter housing no. 92023);
T2M pirate models
- MUGEN MBX 6 - air filter housing as 12 90 ml oil (P-12247) or set of 6 45 ml oil (P 06247) Kit
- Hyper 8.5 / 9 - air filter housing with 12 pieces and 90 ml oil as P 12245
- Oval X-ray 808 (model 2009) - air filter housing with 12 pieces and 90 ml oil as P12243
- 12 2 level filters including 90 ml filter oil for the Losi 8ight P 12239
- 4 + 4 filters including 45 ml filter oil for the new Asso RC8 P 04241
- 6 outer filter for the new Asso RC 8 P 06241A
Filter sets with 12St. 2 level filters and 90 ml filter oil:
- P-12231 1/8 Mugen B0101 / OS 201, 203 / LRP 2-stage 36560 / Hong nor
- X1CRT / GS storm CL 1
- P 12232 1 / 8 X ray / RB
- P-12233 1/8 Thunder Tiger EB4 S3
- P-12234 1/8 Crono
- P-12235 1/8 RMV-Turbo, all mod, M mod
- P-12237 1/8 HPI Savage, 21, 25, SS
- P-12239 1/8 team losi 8ight
- P-12240 1/8 team magic MB1
- P 12243 1/8 X-ray 808 model 2009 (oval housing!)
- P-12244 1/8 PRO line
- P 12245 1/8 hyper 8.5 / 9
- P-12247 1/8 Mugen MBX 6
- P-12248 1/8 Ansmann virus / Terrier
- P-12254 1/8 Agama A8 Evo
Filter sets with 8St. 2 level filters and 90 ml filter oil:
- P-08253 1/8 hot bodies D8
- Filter set with 8 filters and 45 ml filter oil:
P-04241 1/8 Asso RC8 (4 indoor and 4 outdoor filter)
Filter set with 4 each 2 level filters and 45 ml filter oil:
P-04253 1/8 hot bodies D8
Filter set with external filters:
P 06241A 1 / 8 Asso RC8
- Filter sets with 4 each 1 level filters and 90 ml filter oil:
P-04236 1/6 FG Marder
P-04237 Integy (6822) aluminum housing for HPI Baja
P-04238 Integy (BAJ009) aluminum housing for HPI Baja
- Filter sets with 2 level filters and 45 ml filter oil:
P-06231 1/8 Mugen B0101 / OS 201, 203 / LRP 2-stage 36560 / Hong nor X1CRT / GS storm CL 1
P-06232 1/8 X-ray / RB
P-06233 1/8 Thunder Tiger EB4 S3
P-06234 1/8 Crono
P-06235 1/8 RMV-Turbo, all mod, M mod
P-06237 1/8 HPI Savage, 21, 25, SS
P-06240 1/8 team magic MB1
P-06243 1/8 X-ray 808 model 2009 (oval housing!)
P-06244 1/8 PRO line
P-06245 1/8 hyper 8.5 / 9
P-06247 1/8 Mugen MBX 6
P-06248 1/8 Ansmann virus / Terrier
P-06254 1/8 Agama A8 Evo
- Filter sets with 4 filters:
P-04249 1/10 2 stage air filter TRAXXAS Nitro Revo, T-Maxx, a varnished with special oil
P-04250 1/10 1 stage air filter for TRAXXAS JATO 3.3, Rustler, 4-TEC,
P-04251 1/8 1 stage air filter Kyosho MP7. 5 sports
P-04252 1/10 Kyosho FW 06 1 stage air filter and all 2.11ccm / 2.5ccm engines, 2M pirate models of varnished