The penultimate round of the Essex Winter Series took place this weekend. With the event being held just one week before the BRCA Winter National, the event was fully booked many months beforehand, with some EWS-regular drivers missing out on getting their entries secured in time. The Superstock class once again saw a number of top UK National drivers competing, along with three drivers making the journey from Ireland to race. The high level of competition meant five close rounds of qualifying, highlighting the fact that the EWS is now considered the UK’s premier indoor on-road championship.
Bittydesign have released their new Force body for the Mugen MBX7. The body has been developed and tested with the collaboration of 2012 IFMAR World Champion Robert Batlle. Having made its debut 2 weeks ago in France at the GP Montpellier, the feedback they have received back from the Spanish driver has been very positive. Designed to obtain the best balance, the result is a cab forward body style in addition to a reverse side scoop on the back which generates high downforce giving the car a nimble feeling while at the same time more stability. As usual the body is produced using 1mm original Lexan polycarbonate and it comes complete with protection film, decal sheet and windows mask. BD also produce rear mud guards for the same car to complete the factory look.
HiroFactory in Japan have released this new aluminium adjustable servo saver set for the Tamiya high torque servo saver. The new part gives a more positive feeling to the steering while also helping to increase the response. The Ackerman is also adjustable with just one screw and you can adjust the steering further using the three included carbon plates.
New for the XB9 Xray have produced these adjustable left & right M5 turnbuckles manufactured from special Hudy spring steel material, resulting in stronger turnbuckles with a tougher core. Additionally heat treated for maximum strength, reliability, and long life they come in a length of 70mm, and are suggested to be used for the optional aluminium c-hubs and uprights when the outer roll center positions are used and longer linkages are required. Sold in a set of 2.
PSM Racing have released this front top plate for the Mugen MBX7, which claims to provide a more stable front end. Made from glossy 3mm carbon fiber, it’s lightweight at only 6.9 grams but is also very torsionally stiff.
Team Durango have released some new items including this rear aluminium gearbox holder. Manufactured from high quality durable material it has been anodised in their distinctive olive finish and is the perfect item to enhance your Team Durango vehicles strength, and increase the ‘wow factor’ when you pop off the body shell in the pits. This item features a machined set-screw to assist with battery strap hinge pin fixing and is suitable for all the 4wd EP offroad cars. Also new is their high quality aluminium servo arms which are precision manufactured to give you confidence every time you apply steering input. Etched with the Team Durango logo and also bearing the servo tooth size configuration, your steering will be perfectly balanced whatever the track conditions. Available in several tooth size configurations that will fit many popular servo units.
Seen at last weekend’s JConcepts Winter Indoor Nationals, the new Finnisher 1/10th truck body for the T4.2 racing truck is now available. The slight cab forward, raked windshield and aggressive stance highlight a performance oriented core. A revised front hood scoop allows plenty of clearance for the redesigned front-end T4.2 geometry while smoothing out the front down force area. Front chin spoiler, headlight and grill protect the front-end from unwanted up-drafts during flight while the supplied decals stand-out like an 18 wheeler. Like the ROAR National Champion Hi-Flow SCT body, the T4.2 body has built-in air escape passages which allow the customer to fine-tune the body for maximum outdoor performance. The new body includes the high performance gurney spoiler which increases rear grip and balances the handling characteristics of the aggressively styled body.
RC Awesome, the Swiss Awesomatix distributor, has introduced this new 300 x 400mm setup board which is made in Switzerland. Made from tempered glass, it sports a sandblasted Awesomatix logo to show your allegiance to the Russian manufacturer and as you would expect, while perfectly flat it is not light, weighing in at 2.135kg.