Speed Passion have introduced the latest incarnation of their SP1 1/10th formula car kit, the SP1.1. The revised kit will include several improvements such as a new carbon fibre caster block, a new upper deck with in-line stiffener for increased longitudinal chassis stiffness and it comes with a new aluminium 7075 servo mount and a big bore centre shock absorber. Other features include a new centre friction tube, pure carbon fibre chassis and upper deck, aircraft-grade 7075-T6 alloy parts and carbon-reinforced composite parts. Included with the kit are also several option parts such as a 30mm high-speed motor cooling fan, a front and rear wing set, a Speed Passion Mk1 body shell, and also a motor heatsink. The kit is available separately or as a combo set including a Speed Passion Competition 3.0 21.5T brushless motor and a Reventon Stock Club Race speed controller.
Coming from Arrowmax is a 1/10th touring car specific tool set. It includes 1.5mm, 2.0mm, and 3.0mm hex wrenches, a 3.0mm suspension arm reamer, a 7mm nut driver as well as a small body post reamer and pair of spring steel turnbuckle wrenches in 3mm and 4mm sizes. All this is housed in an Arrowmax-branded and zipped V2 tool bag for easy and secure storage and transportation.
In addition to the V1 200mm nitro touring car wing end plates we reported about yesterday, Black Fabrica have now introduced the V2 variants featuring a 45 degree chamfer. Precision-cut to 50mm x 35mm dimensions from 0.5mm 6k twill weave carbon fibre the IFMAR-legal V2 end plates sport a 10mm 45 degree chamfer in the rear lower corner for added looks. The set includes three left and three right hand plates in either high gloss or satin finish and they fit all IFMAR-legal 200mm touring car rear wings.
Another day, another piece in the puzzle of Tamiya’s forthcoming all-new M-07 Concept M-chassis kit. Tamiyablog have released a first image of what appears to be the production ready car with the photo making it easy to spot the new exoframe design that also made the company’s TA-07 touring car famous. No news so far on an exact release date but expect the kit to hit stores about end of June.
LRP have introduced their new FlowX Stock Spec speed controller. Based off of the standard FlowX speedo the Stock Spec variant features the optimised V5.1 firmware to get the most out of today’s brushless stock motors. The Initial Drive Feel Compensation function for example adapts the throttle curve throughout the run to compensate motor fade and to ensure a constant throttle feeling till the end of a run. Also new is the BDX-S brake purpose designed for on-road and off-road stock racing classes. Other features include a blue anodised all-aluminium case, a black 175mm long receiver wire, a set of lightweight fan mount screws and all-black power wires.
Coming from RC Maker are a diff wrench and a titanium turnbuckle set for the Awesomatix A800 and A800X. Starting with the tools, the wrenches make assembling and disassembling the diff easier than ever. The kit includes two individual wrenches to hold each side, allowing to get ample leverage to ensure the diff is tight, while protecting the hands. Made from quality 3mm precision machined carbon fibre, they are durable, light and effective and they boast an additional feature – there is a 4mm hole at the end of the small spanner for installing the P16 Lock rings for the wheel hex on the car.
The Spanish Baracaldo track recently held round three of the electric on-road regional series. In the Touring Stock class young Yeray Martinez, who started from the 3 spot on the grid, would take the day’s win after coming out fastest in A1 and A3. Edgar Schultz would grab the runner-up spot from 3rd placed Unai Rodriguez. In the Touring Modified category it was Javier Alonso who brought home the hardware from teammate Jorge Las Vegas while Chicha Rioja had to settle for 3rd overall.
Round four of the North division LRP-HPI-Challenge was held at the RC-Glashaus track in Quickborn in the outskirts of Hamburg. In the Touring Stock class Florian Fürstenberg would have a rough qualifying but in the end he would grab the pole position for the A-mains that he would sweep to take the overall win with Lukas Ellerbrock and Kevin Sparbier coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively to round out the top 3 result.