January 16, 2017

Lee Martin powered by Thor Fuel for 2017

RC Concept have announced that UK frontrunner, Lee Martin will use Thor Fuel to power his RC Concept equipped rides for 2017. Lee will attend the UK BRCA Nationals as well as all major 1/8th off-road events such as the Neo Race and the European Championships to name just a few.

Source: RC Concept [rcconcept.net]

January 16, 2017

T-Works BD8 +6mm extra hard foam bumper

Coming from T-Works is the extra hard foam bumper for the Yokomo BD8 and BD7 touring cars. Made of a special foam the bumper is much harder than T-Works’s already existing hard variant while at about 19g it is also about 12g heavier which allows to adjust the car’s weight bias by just changing the bumper. The bumper also extends 6mm further out the front compared to the kit part to eliminate the need to apply additional foam pieces when the bodyshell is mounted further forward on the car.

Source: T-Works [rc-tworks.com]

January 16, 2017

Viktor Wilck & David Ehrbar win at AMA opening race

The Amazing Indoor Arena AMA in Guangzhou, China held their opening race this past weekend. The race was run at the facility’s 40x25m indoor asphalt track and it attracted some of the country’s fastest electric on-road drivers as well as industry personalities to celebrate the official opening of China’s latest and possibly largest RC car racing Mecca. Racing-wise the event also attracted guests from abroad and two of them, Sweden’s Viktor Wilck and Germany’s David Ehrbar, that also took responsibility for the track layout, would take respective wins in the Touring Modified and Formula class A-mains.

View the Formula class podium here

January 16, 2017

KO Propo introduce RSx3 servo line

Japanese company KO Propo have introduced the RSx3 line of standard size high-performance servos. The range includes the RSx3 Response HC (0.06s/17.6kg-cm) and RSx3 Power HC (0.11x/31.6kg-cm) with aluminium upper cases as well as the RSx3 Response (0.06s/17.6kg-cm) and RSx3 Power (0.11s/31.6kg-cm) with composite upper cases. All four feature aluminium middle sections with laser-etched graphics, they are high-voltage compatible, allowing to use them with up to 7.4V input, they are equipped with hard-anodised aluminium gears, coreless motors, gold-plated connectors and black servo leads. On top of this the RSx3 line makes use of KO Propo’s new Highspeed Communication System HCS, in combination wit HCS-compatible receivers, for a more linear steering feeling and they are programmable using the company’s ICS Servo Manager software in order to fine-tune the servo’s behaviour for different classes or track conditions.

View the other new servos here

January 16, 2017

Kyosho FW-06 Audi R8 LMS Red ReadySet

Kyosho have introduced the PureTen FW-06 GP Audi R8 LMS Red ReadySet 1/10th scale nitro on-road kit. The proven, shaft-driven FW-06 4WD chassis offers mild control responses, making it the perfect introduction to GP touring cars. A 2-speed automatic transmission and the high-power GXR15 engine combined with the same rear suspension as the World Champion V-One RRR also meet the demands of expert-level drivers, making the car race-worthy as well. Included with the ready-to-run package also comes a 2.4GHz Syncro KT-231P transmitter with failsafe function and the kit is decked off with a red Audi R8 LMS bodyshell.

View the features and more images here

January 16, 2017

Mibosport Cup Rd3 – Report

The third round of the Mibosport Cup 2016/17 was held this past weekend with 208 entries for the four electric on-road and two off-road classes. The race kicked off the second half of the season and in the Touring Modified class it was Dominic Vogl with Kuba Šimurda and Oliver Havránek occupying top 3 spots after the qualifying. The first A-main primarily saw a battle between Dominic Vogl and Kuba Šimurda. Kuba tried to attack but Dominic, with his fast and precise driving, didn’t give Kuba a chance. At the end of the first leg, Kuba was losing almost two seconds to the first place while Oliver Havránek finished in third.

Continue reading the report here