ZZracing have expanded their line of titanium screws for many of today’s vehicles. The kits are now available for various 3 Racing, Kyosho, Losi, Motonica, Mugen, Schumacher, Serpent, Shepherd and Xray chassis. New are also the 7075 aluminium 48dp and 64dp pinion hears. They are hard coated to maximise durability and are available from 13T to 36T (48dp) and 18T to 41T (64dp).
Xtreme Racing introduce the 4mm carbon fibre shock towers and carbon fibre drag link for the HPI Racing Apache line of chassis. The parts are CNC-machined, a drop fit solution and replace the kit parts with a stronger, lighter and cooler looking solution.
Yeah Racing introduce the aluminium rear arm mount D for the Team Associated SC10 4×4 short course truck. The part is CNC-machined and comes blue anodised and is a direct replacement for the stock plastic part. Available are two variants, with 3-3 and 3-2 toe-in/anti-squat setting. Included are also three bushings one of which us a spare part in case you loose one of the others.
S-Works introduce their latest merchandising product in the form of this race cap. The black and red coloured one-size-fits-all cap sports the S-Workz logo and featured a hook and loop strap for size adjustment.
The ProTek Prodigy 620 Duo is a multi-chemistry charger with two independent 400 watt channels, each with its own independent control panel, blue backlit LCD display, balance ports and sensor ports. It can charge LiPo, LiFe, or Li-Ion batteries up to 6S, 15-cell NiCd or NiMH batteries, and lead-acid batteries up to 20V. With the ability to fast charge, balance charge, and storage charge lithium cells, you can easily tailor the charge process to suit your needs, while individual cell voltage can be monitored during balance mode charging, allowing you to identify an imbalance in the cells and spot a weak cell before it becomes a problem. Other features include a dual-fan cooling system that utilises a push-pull design that will keep the charger cool, even when working at maximum capacity.
Last weekend saw the start of EFRA’s summer Euros calendar with the 200mm European Championship B in Monaco and we received the following report from EFRA. Only a small number of drivers made it to the event with the actual reason for this is hard to tell. Partly it could be because of the tire issues, but there might be other reasons also. The class in general is having its difficulties, due to its complexity and you see more 1/10th scale drivers move to 1/8th. The scenery in Monaco, with its track against the mountains near La Turbie, is quite amazing and the organizer had made all efforts to welcome the drivers to this EC-B.
Bliss RC introduce the new F7 On-Road engine featuring a hand-tuned 7-port ABC liner, modified piston and a new carburettor and crankcase design. Other features are an aluminium/plastic composite carburettor with 8mm and 9mm venturi inserts, lightened cooling head, a conical conrod. The 1/8th scale engine comes including EFRA 2102 exhaust, silicone gaskets and mounting springs.
The second round of the 2012 BRCA national championship was hosted by the Halifax circuit in West Yorkshire, the host club for the 2013 European A Championship. The entry for this circuit is normally high and with a good following so far this year, we had around 45 drivers present. With the tire additive issue set to be resolved with an EGM to be held on Saturday with all drivers present having to register for a vote. The item was with regards to changing the existing rule of ‘prohibited’ to ‘permitted’ to therefore allow the use of additive and most importantly prevent the lengthy policing procedure in which the committee had adopted. The outcome however was unanimous in favour to retain the rule prohibiting tire additive with the relevant penalty to be applied if anybody is found guilty of using such additive for the remainder of this season and until this is again reviewed at the BRCA AGM in October.