Coming from Samix and made for the CFX-W and CFX trucks are brass spring retainers. Machined from high-quality material and coming in a black/golden 2-tone finish, the spring cups weigh in at 15g for all four which adds valuable weight to one of the lowest areas of the car, improving climbing performance and looks. Additionally the rigid material makes for a more secure spring fitment compared to the standard plastic parts. The spring retainers come in sets of four and they are available now.
Modelix Racing have introduced two new Ultimate Racing steel turnbuckle wrenches. Coming in 3.0mm/4.0mm or 5.5mm/7.0mm specification, the wrenches are made using high-quality elastic steel and they sport a black surface treatment and white Ultimate logos for wear and looks.
The opening round of the Arrowmax Cup Malaysia was held at the Kota Raja RC Arena in Klang, Malaysia. The event attracted 50 entries for the three classes of Touring 13.5T Boosted, Touring 13.5T Blinky, and Formula. The premier 13.5T Boosted category saw the battle between Wong Kok Wai and Michael Lo for the TQ spot from the get go, with the two drivers being the only ones to dip into the 15-seconds laps. For the 13.5T Blinky class it was Dino Sidhu who set the pace with 16-seconds laps while in Formula it was Eric Ang who lead the proceedings. Finally the TQs went to Wong Kok Wai in Boosted, to Dino in Blinky and Eric in Formula.
Coming from Yuki Model is the new digital battery capacity checker. Usable with all batteries or balance wires that utilise JST EH or XH balancer ports, the battery checker is able to display the overall battery or single cell voltage of Lithium-based 2S to 8S batteries while also telling about the remaining battery capacity, highest/lowest voltage and voltage differences. Additionally the device is usable with 2-cell to 4-cell NiXX packs and it includes balancer and discharge functions beside a servo and ESC tester.
JConcepts have introduced their new Aero and Aero S-type rear wing centre dividers. The dividers are simple, yet effective and together with wings like the Aero, can provide additional stability and performance needed. Each centre divider has built-in adjustments that allow the driver to alter the height in order to match conditions at hand. The parts are light-weight and feature the JConcepts leading edge wing chamfer which match existing side-dams. Special consideration has been made to line-up with the Aero wing including a hard bevel on the base for better fitment and more air channeling. The standard Aero divider fits JConcepts’ #0168, #0169, #0178, and #0179 wings while the S-type suits the #0173 and #0181 wings. The dividers are available separately with each including two pieces.
The RC Madness Off-road Nationals were recently held at RC Madness in Enfield, Connecticut. Sunny and warm weather left the outdoor dirt track with a medium level of grip and in the 1/8th E-Buggy class Jared Phair would walk away with the win from Matt McCready 2nd and Caleb Jennings 3rd.
The 2017 Hobbywing Cup was held at the SYE Arena in Shanghai. After cancellations in 2015 and 2016 this year’s event would take place in changeable and unpredictable weather but ultimately four qualifiers and all triple mains could be held. In the premier Touring Modified class, Wang Haifeng took the overall victory from Lu Junqiao 2nd and TQ holder Huang Kuisheng who rounded out the podium result.
ARC have announced the signing of French 1/8th on-road front runner, Richard Volta. The former Infinity driver made a short break from nitro on-road racing and he will reinforce ARC’s team at events such as the forthcoming World Championships in Monteux, France. Richard says:
After one year rest of my R/C racing, now I come back with Team ARC, I am happy to Join ARC 1/8th On-Road racing team , will do my best of this new challenge, hope see you all at coming World Championship in Monteux France.