Picco nitro engine after run oil

Picco After Run Oil

New from Picco is a high-quality after run oil for nitro engines. The oils is made to prevent corrosion and other harm that can occur when storing engines without proper internal protection. Simply apply a couple of drops into the carburettor once you are done with the day and turn the crankshaft a couple of times to let the fluid spread within the crankcase and the carburettor.

Source: Picco [teampicco.com]

Monday, July 6, 2015

Yugo Nagashima takes JMRCA 1/12th Modified title

Yugo Nagashima takes JMRCA 1/12th Modified title

The 2015 JMRCA 1/12th Electric On-road Championship was held this past weekend in Fukuoka in the two categories of Modified and Stock. In the Modified class Toto Ebukuro (Yokomo/Yokomo) took the TQ from Yugo Nagashima (CRC/Trinity) and Hideo Kitazawa (Morotech/Trinity). The finals Toto was a bit unlucky as Yugo was able to secure the win in A1 and A2 to take the championship from 4th placed after the qualifiers, Hayato Ishioka (CRC/Trinity). Naoki Akiyama (Yokomo/Yokomo) rounded out the Modified class podium in 3rd.

Source: Kimihiko Yano [kimihiko-yano.jp]| Images: Crest Speedway

Monday, July 6, 2015

Exotek Exo-Five Evo5/Evo5MS chassis conversion kit

Exotek Exo-Five Evo5/Evo5MS chassis conversion kit

Exotek have introduced the Exo-Five chassis conversion kit for the Tamiya Evo5 and Evo5MS. Although a bit outdated the Evo5 is still a desirable platform for Stock and VTA racers and with the help of the Exotek conversion the car will be 2015 ready. This chassis set is designed for stock type motors and has the opening in the top plate to work correctly with the smaller spur gears and large pinions used in 13.5T to 21.5T type blinky classes and because of this, the largest spur gear that can be used must be 34mm diameter or smaller. The conversion utilises key features such as a stiffer and ultra narrow 2.25mm chassis, a redesigned motor mount that sits on the left side of the chassis to counter torque steering, and the new one piece, hard anodised spur mount/input shaft eliminates the play and vibration of the stock unit. The new hard anodised centre shaft drive cup uses a Tamiya CVD puck for reduced wear and a quieter drive line. Also included is a new 1-piece servo mount and a trick battery mounting system that accepts standard or shorty 2S LiPo battery pack. The limited edition kit is available for pre-order now.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Tamiya TT-02 Petronas Tom’s RC F kit

Tamiya TT-02 Petronas Tom's RC F kit

Tamiya soon have a new bodyshell variant of their versatile TT-02 4WD entry-level chassis available in the form of the Petronas Tom’s RC F. The 1/10th kit features a highly detailed bodyshell with comprehensive decal sheet, a black plastic rear wing and black multi-spoke rims to make for a scale appearance. As for the chassis underneath, the TT-02 is a 4WD shaft-driven vehicle with simple yet sturdy suspension components, a plastic tub chassis and sealed gear differentials. The Petronas Tom’s RC F will become available by end of August.

Source: Tamiya [tamiya.com]

Monday, July 6, 2015

Paolo Morganti wins at Byron Fuels Challenge

Paolo Morganti wins at Byron Fuels Challenge

The annual Byron Fuels Challenge was held at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois in the the three classes of 1/8th Nitro On-road, 1/10th 200mm Sedan and 1/8th GT. The event officially kicked off on Friday but the day had to cut short due to bad weather. Qualifying got underway in a very similar format to an IFMAR race with 10 minute qualifiers, points system and one hour mains. In the opening round of the 1/8th class Paolo Morganti had a nice clean run and he was able to TQ that round by a large margin. After a heats of the second round, water started to come up making the track slippery. The track crew was trying to keep it dry but at some point it got really bad and they decided to stop. They came up with the solution to change the layout and since in the process they lost some time sorting this out, they decided to go to a 5 minute qualifying program. The interesting part was that the whole left of the track was different, with really narrow sections and chicanes – a typical EP sedan layout.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

BRCA 2015/16 National LMP Champs – Announcement

BRCA 2015/16 National LMP Champs – Announcement

The BRCA have announced its calendar of events for the 2015/16 National championship for 1/12th scale electric LMP cars. The championships will be contested over five indoor rounds on carpet, with each driver’s best 3 scores counting towards their final placing in the series. During the season the Championship will visit several of the established venues, but also a couple of new ones. The venues have been chosen based on their geographic spread, the level of their track and facilities, their previous track record of hosting similar events and of course the feedback we have received from our competitors from last year.

Calendar dates
October 31st – November 1st – West Kent (Tonbridge)
November 21st/22nd – Crewe
December 12th/13th – Tamworth
February 20th/21st – Newbury
March 19th/20th – Leeds (MB Models)

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Friday, July 3, 2015

WRC STX 015 1/10th electric touring car

WRC STX 015 1/10th electric touring car

Italian company WRC have announced the forthcoming release of the STX 015 1/10th electric touring car kit. The vehicle will feature several improvements such as a new servo mount, reinforced suspension holders, a DSR called rail-type steering system, a redesigned aluminium front spool, a lightweight, reinforced rear gear differential and ball-raced anti-roll bars. The chassis is designed to offer several flex characteristic settings and all carbon fibre parts are made of a new graphite material. More information and images should become available in time for the release.

Click here to view a short promotional video

Friday, July 3, 2015

Mikael Fransson wins Swedish Cup Rd3

Mikael Franson wins Swedish Cup Rd3

Round 3 of the Swedish Nitro On-road Cup was held in Trolhättan on a beautiful track with a nice flow and with 22 drivers from Sweden and Norway in attendance. After four rounds of qualifying it was Mikael Fransson (Serpent) who took the TQ honours some 3.5 seconds in front of Marcus Lindner (Shepherd). Lars Haugen (Mugen) and Bengt Andersson (Shepherd) would round out the top 4 result so far.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

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