July 16, 2012

Serpent Cobra zero steering blocks

Serpent introduces these machined aluminum zero steering blocks, or as some call them 0 degree aluminum spindles, for the full Cobra 1/8 line. Very durable, they are made from 7075 T6 aluminium, which has been anodized. The new part will create more on throttle steering, this will be very noticeable especially on corner exit. Fits all cars in the Cobra line.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

July 16, 2012

Chris Grainger wins Rd3 of BRCA TC series

Round three of this seasons BRCA National touring car championship saw victory for Schumacher’s Chris Grainger ahead of Colin Price and Andy Moore, the event proved to be one of the most intriguing for many seasons. Halifax is renowned for being quick on new tyres and tyre strategy proved to be the big talking point at the head of the field, while Chris Grainger and Tamiya’s Elliott Harper slogged it out fighting for TQ other drivers including Andy Moore and Olly Jefferies were saving their fresh rubber and attempting to qualify on just one set.

Continue reading the report here

July 16, 2012

Arrowmax MRX5 radio plate mount V2

Arrowmax have released version 2 of their radio plate mount for the Mugen MRX5. Machined from a single piece of brass it brings extra weight to the centre of the car, improving handling and corner-rotation. Comes complete with hardware as shown and is laser engraved with the Arrowmax logo.

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

July 15, 2012

Exotek TC6TEK performance chassis conversion

Exotek have release their TC6TEK performance ultra narrow LiPo chassis conversion set complete with bushing supported hinge pin blocks for the TC6.1 or TC6. The new design incorporates heavy duty bushing supported hinge pin blocks, the same concept incorporated into other world caliber touring cars by Tamiya, Yokomo and Hot Bodies. The steel insert bushings insure ultra free suspension movement, no matter the arm angles. Newly designed 7075 heavy duty bulkheads are included and their shortened design allows for improved chassis flex. 4 heavy duty 7075 suspension blocks are included, FF-C, FR-C (split style), RF-XB (split style) and RR-D and the included blocks will give you 0 degree of front arm sweep and 3 degrees of rear toe. The chassis is made from 2.25mm USA made precision cut soft weave carbon fiber and at only 84mm wide the main chassis can better utilize lower ride heights for more aggressive cornering.

View the complete conversion set here

July 15, 2012

Joern Neumann defends 4wd European title

Jörn Neumann defended his 4wd 1/10th off road European Championship title after taking a perfect score in qualifying and winning the opening two legs of the A main for the overall win in this years event held in Fehring, Austria.  Jörn was chased all the way by his Austrian Team Durango team mate, Hupo Hönigl, who took second overall for a Team Durango 1-2. TLR driver Darren Bloomfield completed the podium in 3rd.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com] / Image: RC Devil [rcdevil.gr]

July 14, 2012

Hobbytech Spirit EP 1/8th brushless buggy

Seen at this year’s toy fair Hobbytech have released their new Spirit EP 1/8th scale brushless chassis. This high spec competition buggy features a narrow 3mm lightweight chassis plate design with optimal weight distribution and ultra low center of gravity. Other highlights include machined aluminium rear hubs and steering knuckles, hard coated shock bodies, lightweight aluminium front and rear adjustable toe-in plates, a 2 piece motor mount and carbon fibre shock towers.

View more chassis shots here

July 14, 2012

Futura 2012 Jager offroad tyre additive

Futura 2012 have announced their new offroad tyre additive. After a lot of successful products for 1/8 on road scale like the Futura V1 and V2, now comes this particular formula dedicated to offroad cars, Futura 2012 Jager. Tested by many top drivers in Italy, it is now available for all drivers all over the world. Jager helps increase the grip of tyres in all track conditions making the cars easier to drive and immediately faster.

Source: Futura [tyreadditive.com]