Pro-Line have new tyres and wheels available in the form of the Pin Point 4WD front and SC carpet tyres and F-11 truck and short course wheels. Starting with the tyres, the Pin Point is a dedicated tyre for carpet, astro turf and multi surface tracks. Following the release of the 1/10th buggy rear tyre Pro-Line now have a 4WD front and a 2.2/3.0″ SC variant available. Both come in the grippy Z3 carpet compound and fit all standard 1/10 buggy and SC wheels respectively.
Reedy announce the addition of two new LiPo receiver batteries to their lineup. The 2300mAh battery features high capacity, which makes it perfect for enthusiasts who don’t want to worry about continually having to re-charge their receiver battery, and for serious racers who are competing in long main events. The 1200mAh battery is a lightweight alternative that can improve vehicle handling by reducing the overall weight of the vehicle. It can also offer improved flexibility when it comes to left/right and front/rear weight distribution. Made from high-quality cells the packs are equipped with a standard power plug that fits directly into the receiver or switch harness, while a JST-XH balance connector allows for simple balance charging.
RPM introduce new optional front arms for the Team Associated ProLite 4×4 truck. They are moulded from the company’s renown nylon compound and are designed to add strength and durability to the highly stressed front end of the vehicle. The design of the arm does away with the need to use tiny hinge pin retaining screws as the suspension pins are now secured in-line. The arms are manufactured to tighter tolerances as well, meaning reduced slop in the hinge pin holes and between the caster block and A-arms. The ProLite 4×4 front A-arms also fit the Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk and Tomahawk and they are available in black or blue colour.
The 4th round of the Portuguese Electric Touring Car Championship took place at the Maiorca track, near Figueira da Foz. A total of 16 drivers attend the event, 9 in the 10.5T Stock class and 7 in Modified. In the Stock class, Ricardo Gama (Schumacher) took the TQ, winning 3 of the 4 rounds with Rui D’Almeida (TOP) and Pedro Canastra (Yokomo) in second and third respectively. The first Stock final saw a total domination by Gama, who had a flawless driving trough the 7 minutes final making his intentions clear to wrap up the championship by the end of the day.
CN Development & Media introduce the new Yuki Model tool line. Coming with knurled alloy grips for effortless working the tools are available in a variety of dimensions including 1.5mm to 5mm slot and cross slot screw drivers, 1.5mm to 5mm hex wrenches and 4mm to 10mm nut drivers.
Dustin Evans topped the first controlled practice to secure the position of top seed for tomorrow’s qualifying, the Team Losi Racing driver outpacing Tamiya’s Lee Martin over the fastest 2-consecutive laps by just over 2/10ths with TLR team-mate Mike Truhe completing the Top 3 on what was a long opening day to the 2WD Electric Offroad World Championships. With controlled practice the first time drivers got to run a full 5-minute heat, it was Truhe who took his Novak powered TLR22 around the Silver Dollar track in the fastest time doing 11-laps in 5:24.016 with Martin posting a very similar pace just .226 adrift.
Exotek have new option parts for 1/10th Team Associated off-road vehicles available in the form of rear ver2. hub carriers, a battery strap and an ESC tray. Starting with the hub carriers, they are designed for the use with B4, B44 and SC10 vehicles and are of an updated design that results in a 20 percent lighter weight. Vertically mounted ball studs make for easy roll centre adjustment using shims, allowing you to mimic the popular “C” or “A” setting of the original AE hubs. They use the same heavy duty oversized outer bearings, crush sleeve and shims as the factory team hubs and come as 0° toe item.
Xray introduce new graphite gear differential bevel and satellite gears for their 1/10th line of cars and buggies such as the T4, NT1 and XB4. Made from a new composite material the gears are of an extra strong design, make for increased drivetrain efficiency due to their low weight and they offer a long life due to minimal wear. The set is a direct replacement for the parts found in the kits.