Italian company Mon-Tech Racing have announced the signing of Euro Touring Series Formula Champion and Pro Stock Vice Champion Jan Rathiesky to use their complete line of body shells from 2015. The German joins ETS Pro Stock Champion and fellow Xray team driver Marek Cerny as well as Mattia Collina and Nico Catelani who have all extended their deals with Mon-Tech.
Marka Racing have introduced their new 7200mAh 100C 2S 7.4V LiPo battery. Suitable for stock and modified classes, it comes in a black hard-case and weighs in at 310 grams. Suitable for use in 1/10th 2WD and 4WD buggies as well as touring and formula cars.
Axial have a new pre-painted bodyshell for the 1/10th Yeti rock racer available. Made from .040″ thick polycarbonate material the body comes painted in a white, blue and pink paint scheme, it is pre-cut for easy installation and includes a roof section and decals. The needed plastic scale accessories and hardware are available separately.
Muchmore Racing have announced that current 3-time IFMAR ISTC and 2014 IFMAR 1:12 World Champion Marc Rheinard has renewed his contract with the Asian firm and that he will be also using Muchmore’s line of competition batteries from 2015, having used Thunder Power batteries for several years now. Marc, who already uses Muchmore’s electric brushless motors, speed controllers and chargers, had the following to say about the deal:
I would like to thanks Thunder Power LiPo batteries for their great support over the last years. Now is time for a change. As I’m already using the new Muchmore Racing Fleta ZX motors and Fleta ESC I made the decision to use all electric products from Muchmore Racing. I’m really happy with all Muchmore Racing products, quality, design and technical support … all is perfect and we work as a Team perfect together. Big thanks to Mr. Jang who gives me the opportunity to use the new Muchmore Racing Impact FD2 LiPo, Fleta ESC and Fleta ZX Motors in the future.
Avid’s Avert aluminium spring cups for the Team Associated B5, B5M and B44.3 are a direct replacement for the standard plastic cups and they are of a unique angled slot design to prevent them from coming off in demanding conditions. They also fit snug on the shock eyelet to help prevent shock shafts from pulling out of the plastic shock end. The cup’s dimensions resemble the +5 Associated parts, they are machined from black anodised 6061-T6 aluminium material and come in packs of four including an Avid mini decal sheet.
New from Arrowmax come lightweight closed design wheel nuts for 1/8th applications. Usable on buggy, truggy and GT kits the wheel nuts machined from high-quality aluminium protect the hex adapter thread due to their enclosed design as they keep away dust, dirt and moisture. Coming in packs of two they are available in black or grey hard-coated anodising and sport a serrated rear section that grips into the wheel for added security.
With the Australian Summer now in full swing, round 2 of the WA EP Interclub Series kicked off at Carine Radio Controlled Car Club INC. The small and challenging track came up wonderfully for the strong showing of 65 entries who arrived on Sunday morning to do battle. The multi-surface track, well known for its challenges and unique layout was sure to make the racing interesting, and it did not disappoint. The sun was out, the track looked good, the cars primed and ready – the stage was set for a great day of racing.
Excellence Laboratory or EX Lab in short is a new company specialised in designing and manufacturing premium option parts for competition touring cars. Available for pre-order now is EX Lab’s first product, a special aluminium main chassis for the Yokomo BD7 2015. Milled side sections lower the battery pack and electronics by 1mm for an overall lower centre of gravity which can reduce body roll on high-traction surfaces while making the car easier to drive at the same time. The amount of cutouts in the chassis also shifts the weight distribution towards the front for improved rear stability. Additionally the chassis helps with heat dissipation from the motor while being super rigid at the same time without sacrificing forward traction and corner speed. EX Lab will have more option parts available soon for touring cars such as Xray T4 2015 and the Awesomatix A700 Evo2. Currently EX Lab is working on their website which should be up soon.