JConcepts Whippits & Rippits 1/10th buggy tyres

JConcepts Whippits & Rippits 1/10th buggy tyres

JConcepts introduce two new tyre treads in the form of the Whippits and Rippits tyres for 1/10th scale buggies. Starting with the Rippits 2WD front tyre, featuring vertical bars that were used on the Whippits rear tyre but designed and positioned more favourable for a front tyre. By moving the bars vertical the front tracking and stability is very noticeable. The Rippits allow the driver to clear a corner, release the turn and power forward with confidence on grippy conditions. The positioning of the bars in close proximity provides a smooth transition side to side and grips high-speed corners with force. The tread spacing still cuts through the dust on the outside line of the track giving plenty of “catch” allowing the driver to search out the quicker laps. The highly blended outside bar makes the transition from 180 degree corners to high-speed sweepers that much more forgiving. The overall surface area of the tyre grips harder in areas of the track where the most traction exist translating into quick lap-times. Rippits will excel on tracks that have taken on rubber or have been pre-treated with fluids or chemicals to induce extra grip or consistency.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mibosport Cup 2014/15 – Review

Mibosport Cup 2014/15 – Review

The 2014/15 Mibosport Cup attracted a total of 400 racers with 209 drivers in the electric on-road and 191 drivers in the electric off-road classes. Drivers from seven different countries including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Poland, Great Britain and Estonia raced for the title honours with round 4 seeing the largest number of entries with a total of 198 drivers of which 108 attended in the off-road classes. A total of 107 driver attended in the on-road classes at round 3 and from round 4 on the off-road category always attracted more drivers than the on-road classes. In round 5 2WD Buggy saw the largest number of competitors this season with a total of 59 drivers while the Touring Car Modified class was the most balanced in terms of participation.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2015 Czech Electric On-Road Nationals – Report

2015 Czech Electric On-Road Nationals – Report

The 2015 Czech Electric On-Road Nationals were hosted by the RC Team Rychvald club, attracting 80 drivers from all over the country to race in a high-class indoor facility. In the premier class of Touring Car Modified Marek Cerny set the early pace, but Kuba Simurda was pretty close. The qualifying then saw Kuba taking the TQ from Jirka Vysin and Marek Cerny and this order would not change after the finals handing, Kuba Simurda the title from runner-up Jiri Vysin and Marek Cerny.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Laurent & Delorme win at French TC Nats Rd1

Laurent & Delorme win at French TC Nats Rd1

The opening round of the French Electric On-Road Nationals was held at the Lentilly club close to Lyon. In the Touring Car Modified class Alexandre Laurent grabbed the pole position for the finals by winning two out of the five qualifying rounds. In time for the finals rain began to fall, mixing things up a bit. The opening A-main was won by Loic Jasmin (Yokomo) from TQ Alexandre while in a half dry, half wet A2 Cyril N’Diaye (Yokomo) came out successful in front of the TQ holder. In the 3rd and decisive main the track was all dry and Alexandre Laurent came in 1st from Loic Jasmin in 2nd. Overall Alexandre took the day’s win from Loic and Cyril.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jared Tebo wins E-Buggy class at Silver State

Jared Tebo wins E-Buggy class at Silver State

The 2015 Silver State was held this past weekend in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada at RC Tracks of Las Vegas located just a few blocks off the World famous Strip. This first class race facility will host the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy World Championships next year and with perfect weather conditions and over 450 total entries, it was going to be a great weekend of racing. The 1/8th E-Buggy class saw a single 10-Minute A-Main event. Kyosho’s Jared Tebo would take full advantage of his 2nd position on the grid and pace Mugen’s Ace Robert Batlle for the first couple minutes of the race. Batlle made a small mistake in the centre of the track and Tebo got by for the lead. A hard charging Ryan Lutz would make things interesting at the later stages of the race, but Tebo would stay strong and hold on for the win. Tekno RC’s Lutz would finish 2nd and HB’s Ty Tessman made a great comeback to finish up on the podium in 3rd.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Serpent 1/10th scale Formula rear wings

Serpent 1/10th scale Formula rear wings

Available now from Serpent are adjustable rear wings for 1/10th scale formula cars. The multi-piece wings come standard with the new F110 SF2 kit and offer a 3-step adjustable upper segment to fine-tune the aerodynamic characteristics while offering a scale appearance at the same time. The wings come in white or black colour and not only fit Serpent’s Formula car but also many other brands.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pro-Tek 2015 Surpreme Power LiPo batteries

Pro-Tek 2015 Surpreme Power LiPo batteries

New from Pro-Tek R/C come the all-new 2015 Supreme Power 100C LiPo battery packs. They are lighter, safer and more powerful thanks to an improved chemical composition of the cells. The LiPos are meant to perform effortlessly when charged to the standard 4.2 volts per cell as the new chemistry uses high-density materials that provide additional heat shielding, thus providing a much safer battery pack that is less prone to puffing under demanding race conditions. Each ProTek R/C LiPo battery has been optimized for its intended application so there is no need for the extra weight in the car if the pack’s entire capacity is not used during the course of a qualifier or main event. As a bonus, a set of 5mm to 4mm adapters are included with each battery that features 5mm bullet connectors. A range of configurations is available including 2S standard, 2S square and saddle packs, 2S shorty and 2S low-profile “pan car” batteries as well as 1S “pan car” and 4S standard and light packs.

Source: AMain [amain.com]

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Imbue V2 brass shock pistons

Imbue V2 brass shock pistons

Imbue has announced the release of their V2 brass shock pistons. Switching from the conventional tapered body design to a more efficient tapered hole design, the tapered holes offer a higher flow, resulting in a quicker rebound or softer compression depending on orientation. In addition to the V2 release, a second hole configuration has been added to the lineup. 5×1.45mm shock pistons offer another tuning option for racers looking for every tenth. The 5-holes are better suited for rough conditions, while the 8-holes offer solid all-around dampening. The pistons are available for a range of 1/8th off-road vehicles.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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