WRC F-One-S sport version formula kit

WRC F-One-S sport version formula kit

Italian company WRC introduce the F-One-S “sport version” 1/10 formula chassis kit. Making use of carbon fibre and aluminium parts, the kit also includes some new-for-2014 option parts, a 1-piece bodyshell, a 1-piece ball differential and a new 12-ball main gear. The kit is available from now on.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Josh Cyrul joins SpeedMerchant team

Josh Cyrul joins SpeedMerchant team

SpeedMerchant announce the signing of multi-national champion Josh Cyrul onto to their racing team. Josh has been a perennial figure a top 12th scale podiums for years and he started his tenure with SpeedMerchant by TQ’ing and winning all of the 12th scale classes at this year’s Mile High Indoor Champs in Colorado with his new Rev.8.

Source: SpeedMerchant [teamspeedmerchant.com]

Friday, April 18, 2014

Asian On Road Championships Rd1 – Report

Asian On Road Championships Rd1 – Report

Year two of the Asian On Road Championships is kicking off this weekend with the opening round of the 2014 season starting off at the brand new RCI V2 On Road racing facility in Shanghai, China. The five race series will travel to as many countries with stops in China, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan. The AOC’s focus is on having fun in an organized event, with simple rules, great friendships and exciting racing.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Jörn Neumann sweeps Petit RC Race

Jörn Neumann sweeps Petit RC Race

The 8th Annual Petit Race was held this past weekend in Dortmund, Germany. This race was part of the largest Toy Fair in Europe with over 88,000 consumers passing by over 5 days. This years track layout was very flowing and contained many difficult jump sections. Drivers from Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Poland made the trip for this great event.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweep EXP Evo-R touring car tyres

Sweep EXP Evo-R touring car tyres

Sweep Racing introduce the EXP Evo-R touring car tyres. The tyre, developed with the help of Touring Car World Champion Jilles Groskamp, has an all new designed carcass that greatly improves the balance and feel making it easier to drive. The new design has an increased diameter of 65mm which is slightly larger than the previous EXP Evo giving a thicker side wall while the Evo-R also sports a stronger inner mesh/belting for increased durability. The tyre comes in three different compounds of 30, 36 and 40 hardness.

Source: Sweep [sweepracing.com]

Friday, April 18, 2014

Team Durango DNX8 prototype – First image

Team Durango DNX8 prototype – First image

In the wake of this weekend’s Neo Race in the UK Team Durango’s Jörn Neumann released this image of the prototype DNX8, the supposed follow-up model of the ageing DNX408. Details on the buggy are not available yet but looking at the image it appears that the DNX8 is of a more conventional design than its predecessor with a wider chassis and/or wider side pods. The front suspension makes use of a pivot ball construction with composite upper A-arms and also the engine position seems to have changed a bit. We bring you more information on the vehicle as soon as we get them.

Image: Jörn Neumann

Friday, April 18, 2014

MIP X-6 Cubed Pucks Shiny drive system

MIP X-6 Cubed Pucks Shiny drive system

MIP introduce the Pucks Shiny drive system for the X-Factory X-6 Cubed buggy. The “Shiny” kit provide all the speed, acceleration, and replaceable Pucks made to handle the abuse of the Modified racing. The special design of the drivesahfts provides smoother acceleration and better handling out of turns without adding additional weight. The X-6 Cubed specific set included MIP’s shiny driveshafts, wheel axles, Pucks-compatible outdrives, new diff rings and diff balls, a thrust race assembly, and a new diff gear as well as several small parts, grease and thread lock.

Source: MIP [miponline.com]

Friday, April 18, 2014

Serpent SRX-2 gear differential

Serpent SRX-2 gear differential

Serpent introduce a gear differential for their Spyder SRX-2 line of vehicles including the mid and rear motor buggy as well as the upcoming short course truck. The diff features a compact composite material housing and it is of a multi-piece design with a separate diff gear and two side plates that are held in place using small screws and metal backplates for improved fitment and leak-free mounting. The internal gears are made from sintered metal while the crosspins are made from lightweight aluminium. In combination with the lightweight spring steel outdrives the differential weights in at only 28.9g without oil. The diff is usable instead of the standard ball diff and comes in handy especially on high grip surfaces.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Azarashi D413 limited edition conversion kit

Azarashi D413 limited edition conversion kit

Azarashi introduce this chassis conversion kit for Hot Bodies’ D413 4WD buggy. Included is a new carbon fibre main chassis plate with angled front section to make for a slimmer and more compact appearance. Also the chassis layout has beed changed a bit with the servo shifted to the left side of the chassis and sitting in a stand-up position making the use of a low-profile offering necessary. Included with the chassis, that has beed designed around the use of a shorty LiPo pack, comes the chassis, servo mounts and a mid-cab design bodyshell. The conversion also required a bit of DIY as you need to build additional body mount plates from polycarbonate pieces and velcro straps.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

CRC 1/12th & TLR 22 carbon fibre option parts

CRCExtrendedUpperPlate-2

Calandra Racing Concepts have two new option parts available in the form of a dual extended upper plate for the company’s line of 1/12th scale chassis and a carbon fibre front shock tower for the TLR 22 buggy. Starting with the upper plate, the part fits Altered Ego and standard XTi and SE cars cars with slider rear pods and it is made to extend the upper rear shock mount to utilise the matching longer front shock positions in the chassis. The plate is made from 2.5mm QHM material and available now. Also new is the 4mm carbon fibre front shock tower for the TLR 22 buggy. Fitting older spec kits and the new 2.0 variant the part is cut from pure carbon fibre quad-axial high-modulus material for added strength. The part is a direct replacement for the stock composite tower.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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