Xray announce their new line of 48 pitch aluminium pinion gears. They are precisely machined from 7075-T6 material, offer ultra true running and a light weight. The hard-coated surface makes them ideal for the use in off-road vehicles and they come in a range of sizes from 18T up to 25T with the actual size laser-etched into the pinion.
The last round of the South African National Off Road Championship took place at the Avion Raceway near Johannesburg. Drivers from all over the country attended the event with over 50 entries in the buggy and truggy class. In the buggy class, Justin van Biljoen (Mugen) from Pretoria was Top Qualifier and went on to win the 1 hour final in front of Christoff Meyer (Team Associated) and Tiaan Oelofse (Mugen). In the overall championship the buggy class win went to Miguel Haasbroek (Mugen). In the truggy class, Cape Town driver Arno Geldenhuys (Mugen) won the final closely followed by local driver Chris vd Westhuizen (Team C) and 3rd was up and coming young driver Tyler Burger (MUgen) from East London.
The first out of three Winter Indoor Race meetings was held at IBR Padova last weekend. The race saw a good amount of international drivers attending such as Kyosho’s Cody King and Elliott Boots, Team Durango’s Jörn Neumann or Mugen’s Robert Battle to name just a few. At the end of the hour long F1 final TLR’s Alex Zanchettin took the win one lap ahead of TLR team mate Alessandro Stocco. Cody King finished five seconds down in third position. Martin Wollanka (Xray) and Jerome Sartel (Agama) came in fourth and fifth respectively.
LRP have new option parts for the S8 1/8th off-road platform available in the form of three aluminium suspension mounts. Coming as FR, RF and RR variant the suspension hangers are CNC-machined from aluminium, come blue anodised and make for a more precise and durable location of the lower wishbones. The parts fit the S8 Rebel, S8 BX, S8 BXe and S8 TX.
New from RB comes the Blast V17 .21 nitro off-road engine. The limited edition 5-port engine features RB’s dual bypass multi exhaust system, a lightened and bi-balanced 14mm turbo crankshaft with silicone insert and a lightweight piston with a durable competition conrod. The lightweight low-profile cooling head is coupled to a Turbo combustion camber insert and the composite carburettor is equipped with a 7mm venture insert. The engine is build around a strong crankcase with high speed bearings and available separately or as combo set including an in-line exhaust system.
Novak now offers a silver solder and flux combo for convenient solder jobs. The lead-free rosin-core solder contains 3 percent silver for high conductivity, low resistance and strong solder joints at a relatively low melting point. It comes in a 3 metre roll stored in a transparent container to prevent unrolling. Included comes also Novak’s Pro Solder Flux liquid that is ideal for the above solder and all other high temperature, lead-free solder. The fast wicking action of the flux makes for quick and easy solder joints with perfect results when using stubborn lead-free solders. It comes in a 10ml bottle with easy-to-apply dropper tip.
At last weekend’s ModelBerghem race Fenix Racing driver Bryan Ferrara took the win in the Formula 1 class with the new Su-zuka conversion kit. Coming in second was Flavio Paladin (Tamiya) with Domenico Drago completing the top 3.
Exotek introduce the M10 spoked 1/10th rims for 24mm touring car tyres. Made from a special nylon formulation the fibre-free rims offer ideal flex characteristics for both asphalt and carpet racing. They are of a 0 off-set design, are black of colour, work with virtually any 24mm rubber tyre and come in sets of four.