Akio Sobue wins at All Japan Touring Car Champs

Akio Sobue wins at All Japan Touring Car Champs

The All Japan Touring Car Championships were held at RC Park Beetops over the weekend. In the Super Expert class Tamiya’s Akio Sobue dominated the qualifying and he ultimately took the win over team mate Naoto Matsukura in the triple A-mains by winnig the first and second leg. VBC Racing’s Hayato Ishioka rounded out the top 3 result.

Image: Kiyokazu Suzuki

Sunday, August 30, 2015

North wins 1/8th class at British Open

North wins 1/8th class at British Open

The eagerly anticipated British Open was arranged by both the 1/8th and 1/10th Committee aside from the respective championships to help promote all the nitro on-road classes and crown champions over one weekend of racing. The drivers booked in where the core of each individual section apart from some top 1/8th drivers who were travelling to the Euros in Ettlingen. Out of a total of 68 drivers, the largest class was 1/8th with a total of 27 drivers with the 1/10th section providing the remaining with roughly equal split for 200mm and 220mm chassis types.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mon-Tech Racing X1 LiPo Stop battery mount

Mon-Tech Racing X1 LiPo Stop battery mount

Italian company Mon-Tech have a new battery mount for Xray’s X1 formula car available. The LiPo Stop does away with the need to use mounting tape to securely hold the battery in the car as the C-shaped aluminium hold down plate puts enough pressure on the battery to keep it in the chassis even when the going gets rough. The mount, that supports both a longitudinal and transversal battery position, attaches to the existing battery plate and included in the set comes the plate, one long and two short aluminium posts as well as mounting hardware.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Henschel wins at LRP-HPI-Challenge East Division race

Henschel wins at LRP-HPI-Challenge East Division race

A round of the East German division LRP-HPI-Challenge was held at the Blankenfelde track. As this was the first race under new rules many drivers of the former 10.5T and 17.5T classes attended in the 13.5T category which made for some very close racing. At the end Martin Henschel (ARC) took the win from Xray driver Stefan Schulz. Steffen Stein (HB) rounded out the podium in third.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Friday, August 28, 2015

Reds Racing R5 GT engine range

Reds Racing R5 GT engine range

Available now from Reds Racing is a dedicated nitro engine range for 1/8th GT vehicles. Built using the same crankcase and crankshaft as Reds’ 1/8th R line engines, the new GT range features a class specific timing, and a 5-port liner and 7mm venturi insert to comply with the classes’ engine regulations. Available are two versions; the R5 Racer GT and R5T Team Edition GT. The Team Edition engine features a HCX horizontal carburettor, a silicon filled, balanced and tuned crankshaft, a RDC hard coating back plate, a sleeve with five inlet ports and exhaust port with booster as well as a high performance Japan-made front ball bearing and a Swiss-made ceramic rearĀ  bearing.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Exotek Exo-Six chassis conversion for Evo6

Exotek Exo-Six chassis conversion for Evo6

Made for Tamiya’s Evo6 shaft-driven touring car is Exotek’s latest Evo-Six chassis conversion kit. Targeting stock and VTA racers the kit offers a new inline motor mount plate that eliminates one of the three Evo6 gearboxes for improved top speed, motor efficiency and reduced weight. The motor plate with a centrally mounted and triangulated base insures solid motor mounting and superb gear mesh while being independent of the top plate to reduce tweak and to provide better top plate flex traits. Furthermore the 2.25mm quasi weave chassis is stiffer than the stock chassis for improved handling in higher grip track conditions. With a left side motor position also torque steer is eliminated while a motor position further back helps with high-speed steering and low-speed stability. The included one piece, hard anodised spur mount/input shaft eliminates the play and vibration of the stock unit and a new LiPo cradle system with adjustable sliding holders allows to adjust the weight balance to your liking. The conversion is compatible with the Evo6 kit and also the TB04 v1 and v2 when combined with the new Exo-Six to TB04 parts pack.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Serpent Eryx zero degree RRS C-hubs

Serpent Eryx zero degree RRS C-hubs

Coming from Serpent and made for the 411 Eryx touring car are anodised aluminium castor hubs for RRS equipped cars. Machined from high-quality material the hubs include delrin king pin inserts and they are made for the use with the reactive rear steering system but they are also good for the use in the front of the car.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fenix Mistral 1/10th scale Formula kit

Fenix Mistral 1/10th scale Formula kit

Following a recent teaser Fenix now have first images of their forthcoming Mistral 1/10th scale Formula pan car kit available. Designed to offer the lowest possible centre of gravity the vehicle builds on a high-quality 2.5mm quasi isotropic carbon fibre chassis that allows for three different battery positions; a longitudinal as well as a front or rear transversal one. When a low-profile shorty LiPo is used additional weights can be placed on the chassis to obtain the best possible weight balance. Up front a redesigned suspension allows for easy rigidity adjustment and independently adjustable camber and caster settings. The car will become available as a full kit, including genuine Tuning Haus alloy chassis posts, and also as an upgrade set for the already existing Suzuka kit.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

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