Coming from Yokomo is the Team Suzuki made 2-way motor mount set for the Drift Package series of cars. The mount allows to mount the motor in two different positions, a high and a low one, in order to fine-tune the centre of gravity for a range of applications including RWD drifting. Using the mount requires for some DIY work on the optional quick change battery mount but otherwise it is a direct fit. Also new is the 49mm universal driveshaft dogbone for the YD-2 and YD-4 kits. Available separately the part fits both Yokomo’s 2WD and 4WD drift machines and it is available now.
The CAAR club in Curitiba played host to the recent Brazilian Touring Stock nationals. With July being a Winter month temperatures were pretty low but no wind and with the sun coming out it was a pleasant weekend. 17.5T Stock blinky was the most popular class with 23 entries and it was Otavio Langowski who took the title after some nice and clean fights in the A-mains. Pedro Thieme and Luiz Castori completed the podium result in second and third respectively.
Arrowmax have introduced their Quick-Tweak Station for 1/8th to 1/12th scale on-road cars. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming with a spring steel centre rod the tweak station helps to check left-to-right wheel loads in order to eliminate unwanted suspension tweak. The laser-etched scales make positioning the chassis a breeze and the adjustable span of the alloy paddles makes the station usable for a range of scales and classes, including touring and pan cars, while the gun-metal surface anodising reduces wear of all parts involved.
Scorpion keeps releasing more winding options of their newly introduced RR-3420 competition brushless motor. Offering the same features as the previously released variants the 21.5T motor comes with a 12.5mm high-torque rotor for high braking power and performance while keeping the operation temperatures low. The motor is built to meet ROAR specifications and it is available now.
Reflex Racing have introduced the new RR12T2 conversion kit for the RR12V2 and the Team Associated 12R5.2 as well as an geometry update set for the RR12V2. Starting with the conversion, it will take the RR12V2 to new RR12T2 specifications and it includes a 7075-T6 aluminium chassis, 2mm quasi weave lower pod plate, a new rear motor mount brace as well as revise geometry motor pod and pod sliders compatible with a motor fan. Also included is a revised geometry shock mount, new stronger rear droop plate, symmetrical servo mount a well as a new 7075-T6 unimount with silver chamfered edges and a left side axle spacer. The kit will also work with the Team Associated 12R5.2 and it is available now.
Round four of the Swiss Electric Touring Nationals was held at the HSH outdoor track in Dintikon. In the Pro Stock class Giuliano Marra made a clean sweep in the qualifiers to take the pole position for the finals from Jan Hässig in second and Cedric Brütsch in third. Giuliano and Jan would also make it out in the triple A-mains with Giuliano taking wins in A1 and A2 and Jan coming in first in A3. Overall Giuliano Marra (Yokomo) took the winning honours from Jan Hässig (Yokomo) while Marco Balmer (Team Magic) snatched the final podium spot in the tie-breaker.
Coming from Avid and made for Awesomatix’ A800 touring car are the Aura driveline bearing kit and the titanium ballstud conversion. Starting with the bearing kit, included are a total of 14 ceramic ball races that utilise Si3N4 ceramic balls for smooth rotation and reduced drivetrain drag. The ball bearings come lubed with high-speed AeroShell light oil to further reduce friction. Please note that above image is just a sample with the actual set containing differing sizes and also shielded bearings.
Coming from MIP and made for Team Associated’s B6 2WD buggy is the Roller Pucks bi-metal drive system. It features two-piece bi-metal outdrives that are comprised of both 7075–T6 aluminium and high-grade heat tempered machine steel to shred 30 percent off of the OEM rotating mass, which equates to quicker acceleration without compromising strength. Being that the diff outputs are steel, it is fully compatible with the popular MIP Roller Pucks which have a 360 degree wear pattern and are 100 percent replaceable. The system is ideal for racers using 10.5T motors or higher and it not only fits the new B6 but also the older B5 and B5M. The kit includes all needed parts to perform the conversion minus the stock diff gear, wheel axles and CVA rebuild kit.