Always held around “Tax Day” in the USA, the Mile High Indoor Championship is a great event held in the Denver area. As one of the last big events of the season, the MHIC is known to introduce or promote something a little different. In 21.5 GT12, a new class that is picking up in popularity after making its National debut at the 2019 Snowbirds, saw CRC’s Charlie Menard taking the title. Denver’s Mario Ficco would take a 2nd place from his TQ starting position. Colorado pilot Jim McGee would round out the all-CRC podium.
T-Works have introduced a set of brass rear hub A and B inserts for the Kyosho Inferno MP10 buggy. Machined from heavy brass material the inserts are a replacement for the standard composite parts and they help to add unsprung weight to the suspension, something that can help to gain traction in low-bite track conditions and on bumpy parts of the track. The hubs come laser-etched for easy identification and the set includes two A and two B inserts.
KO Propo have introduced their new EX-RR ST2 competition radio system. The radio system features an updated pistol grip and as well as the ST-2 steering wheel unit that both utilise redesigned potentiometers that offer greatly improved durability as well as offering a finer resolution, resulting in optimised throttle and steering feeling. The new potis are said to last 100 times longer than the previous parts, ensuring precise car control even after countless hours of usage. In addition the steering wheel shaft now is dual ball raced for even greater precision and smoother operation, ensuring the soft steering wheel return spring can operate at greater efficiency. Also part of the updated package is the new grip unit with the throttle lever’s updated geometry allowing for a better and more direct throttle feeling while still retaining its compact site. The EX-RR ST-2 radio comes with the recently introduced Ver.2.12 firmware for the Master Unit that features a rollout calculator for pan cars, a new push control (auto) throttle function that overrides the strong magnetic fields of high-torque motors, and the firmware also includes a new down timer. The EX-RR ST-2 is available including one or two KR-418FH or one or two KR-415FHD receivers from mid-May.
Coming from SMJ and made for Protoform’s IFMAR World Championship wining P47 1/10th 200mm nitro touring car body shell is a gurney flap rear wing. The wing was developed to maximise rear downforce and stability with the overall amount being adjustable by trimming the upper gurney flap part. Moulded from high-quality polycarbonate the wing includes end plates and double sided tape.
Coming from Avid are several new carbon fibre wing optionals such as a wing mount brace for the B6.1 buggy and wing buttons. Starting with the wing mount braces for Team Associated’s B6.1 buggy, this Do It Yourself product is a fun mod to create a carbon sandwich on the kit B6.1 wing mounts to keep them from permanently bending after a hard crash. The setup includes everything needed except for the drill.
Pirani RC have introduced their new 20T and 25T HD clutch pinion gears for all 1/8th on-road cars with ARC or Capricorn clutch bells. Sporting a 0.8 module for higher effienency and a hard-coated surface for wear, the gears will improve the drivetrain’s performance and durability. The 20T 1st gear and 25T 2nd gear pinions are available now.
JConcepts have introduced their new S1 body shell for JQRacing’s TheCar Black Edition nitro and TheE-Car Grey Edition electro buggy kits. First developed for the 2012 IFMAR World Championships, the Silencer has been a mainstay in the JConcepts product line which is available for a number of difference vehicles in the market. The JQRacing buggy has enjoyed a successful run world-wide and JConcepts has now created the iconic Silencer as a drop-fit for the vehicle. For the precise fit, the design has undergone major changes to match the JQ chassis side guards and body mount positioning. The Silencer stance cockpit allows ample room for the air cleaner and fuel tank access, a smoother high-speed windshield transition and increased flow around the engine heat-sink. A deep recess around the engine compartment with dual channeling out the rear provides air escape along with rear-end stability. The Silencer side-pods have a clipped rear-end, narrowing the rear by angling just in front of the rear tires. The extended runner features are placed on the rear-end of the body enhancing the force placed on the rear pods during high-speed acceleration. The main pods are heavily chamfered and a more heat-shrink design over the pipe, fuel tank and electrical / linkage make up the main pods. The end result has the body looking extremely low-profile with heavy JConcepts edginess and appeal. The Silencer is capped off with a cock-pit “shark fin” for more high-speed tracking stability and increased roof stiffness. The body is available in lightweight and ultra lightweight variants and includes window masks and a decal sheet.
SMJ have introduced a wireless charger set for the Sanwa M17 transmitter. The charger was designed to simply place the radio on top of it, allowing to charger its batteries without removing them from the transmitter. The charger bay is also usable for smartphones with wireless charging capabilities. Not includes in the set is the needed AC adapter.