Tamiya FF-04 Evo FWD limited edition chassis

Tamiya FF-04 Evo FWD limited edition chassis

Tamiya Blog have a first image of Tamiya’s forthcoming FF-04 Evo front wheel drive chassis available. The latest generation FF chassis builds on the carbon fibre double deck chassis concept of the FF-03 Evo and features a range of upgraded and newly designed parts. The chassis itself is made from 2.5mm carbon fibre with a 2mm upper deck. The suspension arms are taken over from the TRF418 while the power is transferred by a XV-01 design gearbox. The limited edition kit will also come with a 3mm aluminium motor plate and other alloy parts such as the front brace, servo mount, turnbuckles and bulkhead. The package is rounded out by a gear diff unit, fluorine-sealed ball bearings, TRF shock absorbers and dual joint universal driveshafts. The FF-04 Evo is set for a release later this year.

Image: Tamiya Blog [tamiyablog.com]

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Finish nitro on-road nationals Rd4 – Report

Finish nitro on-road nationals Rd4 – Report

The KYPAK club in Kouvola hosted the 4th round of the Finnish nitro on-road championships. Unlike in the previous races the weather was cold and drivers were expecting rain showers, but at the end only a few minutes of light rain during the day caused slippery conditions in 2nd round of qualifying, with the remainder of the day being dry. In the 3 rounds of qualifying Panu, Matias and Teemu were fighting of the TQ, but it was Matias who managed to take the overall TQ spot in 3 round in front of Teemu, Panu and Alexander.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Belgium/NL 1/10 off-road championship Rd6 – Report

Belgium/NL 1/10 off-road championship Rd6 – Report

The 6th round this year’s BNK 1/10th off-road championship took place in Kampenhout, Belgium with some 80 drivers in attendance. Following a rainy practice on Saturday the drivers were greeted by sunny weather on Sunday. In the 2WD class young Brent Ausloos (Schumacher) took the TQ spot from Nicolas Risser (Team C) while TLR driver Wesley Van Helmond completed the top 3 after the qualifiers.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Renaud Savoya wins at Big Apple Nitro Challenge

Renaud Savoya wins at Big Apple Nitro Challenge

During last weekend’s Big Apple Nitro Challenge Xray’s Renaud Savoya brought home the win in the supporting 1/8th E-buggy class. Following some electronic issues in qualifying Renaud took home the win in the dual A-mains for his first E-buggy win on foreign soil. Team Associated driver Gunnar Rieck  finished 2nd while TLR’s Anthony Mazzara came in 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shepherd Velox V10 lightweight 2-speed shaft

Shepherd Velox V10 lightweight 2-speed shaft

Shepherd introduce a new lightweight 2-speed shaft for all Velox V10 vehicles. The shaft is hollowed to reduce weight and rotating mass by about 30 percent, resulting in improved acceleration. Machined from premium steel the part is heat-treated and ground for maximum precision and a smooth ball-bearing fit without sacrificing durability.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

GForce brushless motor analyser

GForce brushless motor analyser

New from GForce comes the motor analyser, a device to check multiple parameters of car and flight brushless motors. Housed in a sturdy case with a blue backlit display, the motor analyser allows to check the motor’s KV rating, voltage and amp draw, as well as the sensors. A timing test helps to precisely adjust the timing level while a noise level test can give a hint on the motor’s ball bearing condition. The motor tester is made for the use with 7.4V to 8.4V input power sources and it comes with a set of adapter wires for the motor and power supply.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Muchmore 5400mAh Stock Spec LiPo battery

Muchmore 5400mAh Stock Spec LiPo battery

Muchmore introduce the Stock Spec 5400mAh 2S LiPo battery pack for 1/10th touring car and buggy racing. Offering a high capacity and maximum voltage output the battery is ideal for 13.5T to 27.5T stock racing classes. The hardcase battery sports dimensions of 138.3×46.3×25.2mm and weighs in at only 280g.

Source: Muchmore [muchmoreracing.net]

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Team Associated grab 17.5T titles at ROAR nationals

Team Associated grabs 17.5T titles at ROAR nationals

The 2014 ROAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road National Championship made its way to the East coast of Florida, just miles away from the famous Cape Canaveral NASA facility to Space Coast R/C Raceway. With a hard packed, high grip and bumpy indoor track surface and sweltering heat and humidity, the racers were challenged not only on the track, but off the track as well. In the 17.5 2WD Buggy class Nathan Bernal and Jeremy Harris were the class of the field. Bernal would start 1st on the grid for the triple A-mains with Harris in 2nd. With Harris taking the victory in A1 and Bernal the victory in A2, the stage was set for a championship showdown in A3. The two drivers raced clean the entire 6 minutes and in the end it was Harris who crossed the line just ahead of Bernal to claim the 17.5 2WD Buggy National Championship.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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