Tekno RC have announced the release of a revised shock cartridge set that further improves efficiency and performance the company’s shock absorbers. The shock cartridge set, with the part number TKR6146B has been revised from TKR6146 by reducing the height of the bottom guide to allow additional up-travel. This results in better bump handling and jump landing. Centre and top guides remain the same. Tekno RC recommends using the new cartridges with the EB48.3 and NB48.3 for increased up-travel and improved rough track handling. The standard TKR6146 set will continue to have the extended lower shock guide and is recommended for the ET48.3 and NT48.3 for increased shock shaft support.
X-Factory UK and JConcepts have announced the addition of former multi-time World Champion, David Spashett to their UK race team. David brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience which will prove a great asset to the team, he is also one of the most approachable guys at the race track and always willing to help out all his fellow racers. The UK frontrunner will be using all of JConcepts’ pit gear and on-road oriented race products for the remainder of the 2016 season and beyond at high profile events all over the UK.
Xray have introduced the new 2.5mm graphite main chassis plate for the XB2 2WD buggy. Usable with both the Carpet and Dirt Edition kits, the chassis was especially developed for low to medium bite conditions as its greater torsional flexibility makes for improved overall traction.
Italian company Capricorn have introduced their latest Tesla engine, the .12 WC. The 2.11cc 1/10th engine features a new crankcase, a differently timed and 2-stage balanced crankshaft as well as new carburettor needles. Also part of the package are a redesigned combustion camber insert and a new lightweight conrod, both leading to higher peak RPM. The longstroke engine, that was made with the coming IFMAR 200mm World Championships in mind, is rounded out by a rear 9-ball ceramic bearing and a new black anodised cooling head.
The 2016 Russian Nitro Off-road Championships were held in Russia’s “Northern Capitol” of Saint Petersburg. The race was hosted by the RC Orda track that featured a new layout for the event and it attracted the country’s fastest 1/8th off-road drivers. At the end of the A-main it was Xray’s Maxim Laverychev who took the win from TLR driver Stanislav Glebov and Team Associated pilot Dmitry Gribov in second and third respectively.
Round five of the Czech Senior Race was held in Horni Jeleni. Karel Hajek (Kyosho) was the man to beat with Otto Götzl (Xray) trying the best he could to follow but despite winning the opening round he had to settle for second after the qualifiers. In the main final Karel continued to dominate and he would bring home the win from Mira Fedeles (Mugen) while Otto Götzl took the final podium spot, coming from the 11 spot on the grid following issues in his semifinal.
ProStar R/C have introduced their new Ferodo brake pads for the Team Associated RC8B3, Mugen MBX7 and SWorkz’s line of 1/8th nitro off-road vehicles. The pads are made using genuine Ferodo material to allow for a consistent brake feeling throughout the race. Their design also increases the surface area, resulting in improved stopping power and less heat generated. The set includes four pads and it is available for pre-order now.
The latest in Arrowmax’ line of high-performance LiPo batteries is the 6750mAh 14.8V pack for 1/8th scale applications. Built using 110C/55C cells the battery features a protective hardcase of standard 139x47x48mm dimensions and it comes pre-soldered with a T-type plug and standard balancer port for secure and convenient charging and balancing.