Shepherd Velox V10 rear aluminium drive shafts


Shepherd Micro Racing release the optional rear drive shafts for the Velox V10. The super lightweight shafts are CNC-machined from high-quality German aluminium and hardcoated to increase durability. Compared to the standard CVDs they are about 35 percent lighter and help to reduce the rotating mass of the drivetrain. To make use of the parts optional wheel axles for dog bones are needed. The drive shafts are available separately or as  set including the needed wheel axles.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TRCCA Taiwan on-road nationals Rd2


Last weekend the second round of the Taiwan on-road national championship series took place in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. The race was held at the large and technical Er-Chong Public RC Race Track with its 90 metre long straight and great combination of curves and hair pin corners that make it very high speed and challenging. The weather was sunny and perfect for the race but the high ambient temperate together with the difficult track made it extremely tough on both man and machine. The event attracted a total of around 90 hobby enthusiasts to participate in the three different race categories  1/8 GP, 1/10 GP and 1/10 EP. In 1/8 GP it was local phenomenon Wang Sang-Chun who took the TQ honour and went on to win the 30 minutes final at his home track. His only challenge came from second placed driver Jones Chu, but only for the first 16 minutes before Jones stripped the front belt of his RX8. Afterwards Wong cruised to the victory followed by Chi Hwa-Sheng 1 lap down in 2nd and Chang Jia-Ming another 6 laps down in 3rd position.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TQ flatwire sensor cables


TQ flatwire sensor cables are constructed from black soft PVC insulated wire with high quality crimping at the connector for greater durability. They are slightly stiffer than the company’s silicone wire/tube cables but provide a cleaner look and neat wire management. Available in nine sizes from 50mm up to 275mm covering most applications ranging from touring cars up to buggies and trucks.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

STRC Slash 4×4 GT-8/rally cross conversion kit


We showed you first pictures of STRC’s GT-8 rally cross conversion kit for the Traxxas Slash 4×4 before and now it is here. Designed to keep the general layout of the Slash and retaining a certain ground clearance the converted truck is able to run both in the parking lot and backyard, given the correct tyre choice. Due to the lightweight design the GT-8 offers a huge weight saving compared to a converted 1/8 scale buggy as the STRC converted vehicle weights at around 2320g to 2440g depending on the battery whereas a converted buggy easily breaks the 3600g mark. The kit contains a CNC-machined aluminium HD front bumper, bumper posts, front and rear lower hinge-pin block, bumper/gearbox brace, 17mm wheel adapters and nuts, as well as a 3mm graphite upper bumper hold down plate as well as all needed screws and hardware. Additionally needed are 1/8 scale GT/Rally Cross tyres and a suitable body shell. The conversion kit is available in blue, gun metal, silver and red anodising. Also available is a graphite low profile front body mount for bodies that have a lower profile front nose. The plate drops the front body mounting height by 6mm and using Traxxas Rustler/Stampede battery hold down posts by more than 10mm.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Darren Bloomfield wins BRCA 1/8th national Rd4


The BRCA 1/8th national traveled far up north to Wakefield, West Yorkshire with Darren Bloomfield being the point’s leader going into round 4. With MMRX being a new venue and most of the drivers never attending a race at the track it made this race much more challenging. Darren Bloomfield would show why he is the point’s leader with taking the overall TQ after the first two rounds of qualifying and he also lead the 30min A final from start to finish with his TLR 8ight EU 2.0 followed by Simon Willerrs (Mugen/Orion), Graham Alsop (Hot Bodies/RB) and Ed Kerry (TLR/Novarossi).

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Walker and Hough win BRCA Clubman’s Rd2


The popular and compact Eastbourne track was the venue for round two of the 2011 BRCA Clubman’s series, a venue ideally suited to the 13.5 and 17.5 stock racing the series is aimed at. In the 13.5 class TQ was keenly contested and as the final round approached it could have gone either of three ways, in the end it was rising star Ross Walker that took TQ ahead of Liam Brooks and Mathew Chandler. The first A final saw Liam pressure Ross for the entire race but the Associated Academy driver held on to take leg one from Liam. In the second leg Ross knew second place would be enough for the win and when Liam passed him early on Ross drove sensibly to ensure he got second in the leg and the overall win. Liam Brookes was rewarded with second after a brilliant drive from the recent Xray convert. Richard Clarke for Top Photon was third on the podium after a spirited drive from 8th on the grid. In the 17.5 class it was another Associated taking the glory, this time in the hands David Hough, from pole position in the A final David took both legs and wining the meeting ahead of Bryan Norje and Will Vertigan. The BRCA Clubman’s series remains in the south for round three as drivers move down the South coast to the Adur club in four weeks time.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Serpent 966 front upper suspension conversion kit


Serpent release conversion set for the front upper suspension to enable a newly developed geometry package for the 966. It moves the inner pivot-point of the upper arm more towards the outside allowing for the use of a very short upper arm giving a better steering feeling and an even easier to control front end. Roll-centre spacers and Nylon inserts help to adjust the front end geometry depending on the track conditions.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Pro-Line close cell 2WD buggy front inserts


Pro-Line have send us a pic of their soon-to-be-released closed cell inserts for 1/10 2WD front tyres. The reusable lightweight inserts come balanced and are waterproof for maximum durability even in the worst possible track conditions.

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Monday, June 20, 2011


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