Yeah Racing now have self-adhesive balance weights available for a range of applications. Coming as 2-strip packs with four 5g and four 10g weights each the weights help to quickly and easily adjust the weight balance of your vehicle. They also come in handy to increase the weight of crawler wheels for improved grip in certain conditions.
Xray introduce new steel differential and drive gears for the XB4 line of buggies. Both the 35T diff and the 14T drive gear are of a hardened steel construction to improve durability and to offer increased lifespan. The additional weight compared to standard composite gears also improves drivability on high-grip surfaces. The gears are available separately.
Last weekend kicked off the first round of the Northwest Indoor Series in Tacoma, Washington at Tacoma R/C Raceway. A race series that wasn’t supposed to exist, but with a last minute decision by Scott Brown and a little help from the community … the most competitive off-road racing series in the pacific northwest is back. This unique event caters to all the passionate off-road racers in efforts to unite the community for a weekend of friendship, competition, and fun.
ProTek R/C’s TruTemp infrared thermometer will give an instant, accurate temperature reading of electric motors, nitro engines, battery pacsk or any other heat sensitive equipment. The large LCD screen is easily read day or night thanks to its bright backlight display. The thermometer features four modes of quick, can, maximum value and minimum value. It can also be switched between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales with a range of -40°–716°F or -40°C–380°C. To conserve the device’s battery life an auto-off timer is preset from the factory for 1-minute.
Italian company WRC have a new body and front wing set available for their F-One formula car. The low nose front wing includes a separate plate that not only connects the win and chassis but it also prevents air from entering the body’s nose section. When using both the body and win in combination WRC promise an increased downforce of as much as 30 percent.
Yokomo introduce an aluminium main chassis for the BD7-2015 kit. Optimised for high-grip surfaces such as carpet the chassis will prevent traction rolling as it not only lowers the centre of gravity but it also makes for a stiffer chassis construction. The chassis, that was used by Ronald Völker to win the final round of the Asian Onroad Championships and the opening round of the 2014/15 ETS, will feature chamfered silver edges for that luxury look and it becomes available by mid-January 2015.
After the success of the first ever Xray Work.Shop the second instalment will be held this coming weekend, the 19th to 21st of December, at the Minispeedway in Remedello at Angiolino in Italy. Organised by multiple Italian Champion Francesco Martini participants will learn on how to setup the Xray X1 and T4. Francesco was the part of the X1 development team so you have the best chance to learn all the finest X1 building and setup tricks directly from the designer. The schedule sees a build workshop on Friday, practice sessions and a tips ‘n tricks part on Saturday and a fun race on Sunday.
The Lone Star Classic was held at Indy R/C World in Garland, TX which attracted some of the top Pros from nearby states. TLR’s Taylor Petersen dominated both Pro classes with a pair of TQ’s once qualifying was finished. Petersen then was able to drive both his TLR rides to victory in the gruelling long main events.