German company TRR-Racestuff soon have a 235mm conversion kit for the Team Associated 10R5.1 World GT car available. The kit will extend the overall width to 214mm in the front and 235mm in the rear and it features several improvements compared to the standard kit. First up is a reinforced power pod with additional alloy blocks to allow the use of 2S LiPo packs. Also new are mounting positions for side shock absorbers or the standard damper tubes. Additional body mount positions round out the conversion kit. Included in the set are new upper and lower power pod plates, a motor mount brace, power pod height adjustment shims, side wings and a front suspension plate with all parts being made from high quality 2.5mm carbon fibre. Also included are 5mm aluminium rear power pod supports. The conversion kit will become available by the end of August with an Extended Version including a redesigned main chassis, a lower pod plate and VIP VLink kit being planned also.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Available soon from SpeedMerchant is the RoadKill 10 235mm pan car kit. The car underwent a slight redesign after its initial introduction some weeks ago and it will now come with slightly narrower power pod to allow the use of Jaco tyres as well as the wider and very poplar BSR wheels. The kit is based on a wide carbon fibre chassis that allows to use standard as well as shorty and square LiPo battery packs. Up front the kit features a new-style suspension assembly with a simplified upper A-arm arrangement while in the rear a tried and tested link-type suspension comes to the fore. Dual roll dampers and a lightweight centre shock complete the suspension setup. The first batch of the RoadKill 10 kits will come without a rear axle but all standard 235mm axles should fit as do the famous IRS axles that are now being made by R.C. Hobbies/Hyperdrive/MSA. From the second batch on the kits will include the IRS2135 235mm axle.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Nitrosisters have released this 235mm conversion kit for the Xray X10 200mm chassis. Supplied with lightweight hub extensions and made of 7075-T6 aluminium, they key into the hubs for a precise, wobble free fit every time and also have a locating ring for the wheel to centre on. Each hub extension is 15mm wide, bringing your stock Xray X10 to 230mm which allows the driver to tune the rear track width with shims to get just the right width for the body of choice. The wide front end plate included two sets of front end holes, the inner set is for 200mm bodies while the outer set is for bodies with wheelbase from 220mm till 225mm. The included adjustable turnbuckles are made of titanium.
Friday, January 7, 2011
New from VIP Performance is the first in a new line of products specifically for the pan car market, this S100 235mm conversion set. Converting the standard 200mm World GT car to the wider format, the kit includes a 3mm carbon front plate that enables the front track width to be mounted wider. The other changes are at the rear of the car and include a lightweight wheel hub and wheel hub spaces as well as a D-Drive graphite axle to complete the conversion.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Corally have released information about their latest release, the 10SL ‘Side Links’. Shown in prototype form, it is available in a 200mm and 235mm champions kit, in full graphite and undergoes the same transformation as their 12SL chassis, to allow the mounting of LiPo packs. By going from a T-bar to a link, or as Corally are calling it ‘Side Links’, this allows the right amount of space to mount a 1S 3.2V LiPo pack up to a 7.4V stick pack LiPo. The car also features an updated front end and stiffer rear end, compared to its predecessor, that can easily accommodate brushless motors, while a new ‘top deck’ supports to centre shock and also adds extra stiffness to the chassis.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Calandra Racing Concepts have released this 235mm expansion set for their popular 200mm Gen-X 10 chassis. Supplied with lightweight hub extensions, they key into the hubs for a precision, wobble free fit every time and also have a locating ring for the wheel to centre on. Each hub extension is 15mm wide, bringing your stock 200mm Gen-X 10 out to 230mm and this allows the driver to tune the rear track width with shims to get just the right width for the body of your choice. The wide front end plates included in set feature two sets of front end holes, the inner set is for most of the popular 1/10 pan car GTP bodies that taper in at the front, while the outer set is for wider “nitro car” bodies such as the 235mm Lola from Parma.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The Belgian 235mm National Championships got underway recently at the small and technical Houthalen circuit, where drivers spent Saturday testing on a dry track only to arrive on race day to find a wet circuit. With the rain having stopped, the track was completely dry for start of the final but on the very first lap it started to rain lightly and everyone pitted to change tyres, then 5 minutes later the heavens opened up and another tyre stop was required. With the cars running around more like submarines, and drivers struggling to keep their engines running it was Leo Heremans, who took the win after 30 minutes of racing being the only driver to complete the full race distance. Willy Wuyts took second despite being unable to get his engine restarted in the dying minutes of the race with Luc Steylaerts claiming third for an all Serpent 835 podium.
Source: Serpent [serpent.com]
Monday, April 21, 2008
This weekend has seen the European 1/8th scale Championships for drivers aged 40 and over, run at the AMC Hildesheim track in Germany, alongside the European 1/10th 235mm Championship. In the 1/8th scale class qualifying it was French Kyosho driver Eric Nougier that took the pole position from Serpent driver Karl Heinz Meister in 2nd, while in the 235mm class it was Belgian racer Eric D’hondt that claimed the top qualifying spot ahead of current European title holder Alain Levy in 2nd. The 1/8th scale race saw an easy win for the French driver, after Meister claimed the lead after 10 minutes and then immediately went out with a rear belt failure allowing Nougier back in front and able to pull out a 2 lap cushion ahead of eventual 2nd placed finisher Christoph Pietsch with Austrian driver Peter Grandinger claiming 3rd spot at the end of the 45 minute race. In the 235mm final a problem for pole man D’hondt saw him sidelined after only 7 minutes which made it easier for Glyn Beal from the UK to work his way to the front where he eventually finished, despite the German racer Jens Stark in 2nd keeping him honest for the entire race, local driver Thomas Plöger rounded out the podium in 3rd.
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Sunday, August 26, 2007