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August 26, 2016

MIP B6-series Roller Pucks gear diff kit

MIP B6-series Roller Pucks gear diff kit

Coming from MIP and made for Team Associated’s sixth generation 1/10th off-road buggies is the Roller Pucks gear diff set. Usable with gear-diff-equipped B6, B6D and also the older B5-series buggies, the kit includes all needed parts to convert the standard drivetrain to Roller Pucks specifications. Part of the package are gear diff outdrives, R-CVD shiny bones, the Roller Pucks assembly as well as spacers and other small parts. The kit required the original CVA wheel axles and diff gear and it will become available by mid-September.

Source: MIP [miponline.com]


August 26, 2016

Volker capitalises to take Q3 at WC

Volker capitalises to take Q3 at WC

Ronald Volker has TQ’ the third round of qualifying, the Yokomo driver capitalising on a number of mistakes from Q1 & 2 pace setter Bruno Ceolho.  Running in the second fastest heat at the World Championships, Akio Sobue would set the benchmark for the top heat with an impressive time which Volker would just manage to better, his advantage over the 5-minutes only 0.095 of a second.  For Coelho, who ran a slower time than Q2 while everyone else went faster, the round would give the Xray driver a P3 ahead of team-mate Alexander Hagberg.  Having struggled in the opening two qualifiers just scraping Top 10 times, Q3 would be a big step forward for Marc Rheinard as he posted the fifth fastest time the gap to the TQ pace down from over 5 to 1.8-seconds.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


August 26, 2016

Coelho again in Q2

Coelho again in Q2

Having concluded yesterday’s action by taking the opening round of qualifying, Bruno Coelho continues to be the man to beat at the Electric Touring Car World Championships in China. With four rounds of qualifying on today’s schedule, the Xray driver opened the third day of the event with a second TQ run again having the edge over Yokomo Ronald Volker. With Volker setting the early pace, its a blue sky sunny morning in Beijing, Coelho would put in a strong second half to top the times by 1.4 seconds. Behind them Alexander Hagberg would complete the Top 3, the Swede getting ahead of Q1 P3 finisher Viktor Wilck.

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August 26, 2016

2018 ISTC Worlds awarded to South Africa

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South Africa will host the next IFMAR ISTC World Championships. The decision to award the 10th running of the Touring Car Worlds along with the 1:12 World Championship was made during the current World Championships taking place in Beijing, China. A former host country, with the city of Krugersdorp venue of the 2002 Worlds won by Surikarn Chaidajsuriya, the 2018 event will take place in the city of Welkom at the Welkom R/C Club facility. With it originally expected no applications would be received from the FAMAR Block, therefore the hosting of the next Worlds falling back to the current FEMCA hosts, South Africa was the only country to submit a presentation. While no dates have been set it is expected the race with most like run in the month of May which is the end of their Summer.

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August 26, 2016

Yokomo BD8 coming soon

Yokomo BD8 coming soon

Yokomo have officially announced that the all new BD8 1/10th touring car is coming. The Yokomo factory team are running prototypes of the new car in Beijing, China this week at the IFMAR Worlds, and we are told that the new platform is scheduled for an October release. Stay tuned for more information.

UPDATE: View our Ronald Volker Chassis Focus for more details and photos


August 25, 2016

iSDT SC-620 multi-chemistry DC charger

iSDT SC-620 multi-chemistry DC charger

Yuki Model have introduced the iSDT SC-620 multi-chemistry DC charger. At 9 to 30VDC input the device allows for up to 20A of charge current thanks to its powerful 500W circuitry while 15W of discharge power make discharge rates of up to 5A possible. An integrated 1A balancer for up to 6S LiPo packs makes for swift, safe and convenient charging and balancing of LiXX battery packs and the charger is also usable with the latest generation LiHV packs. Sporting a plastic case, measuring 115x130x52mm and weighing in at 289g the device is a pretty compact affair and it becomes available by end of September.

Source: Yuki Model [yuki-model.de]


August 25, 2016

Coelho takes opening qualifier at WC

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Bruno Coelho has TQ’d the opening round of qualifying at the Electric Touring Car World Championship in China.  As predicted by his rivals, the Xray driver was fastest as the timing switched to 5-minutes with him topping the first of six scheduled qualifiers.  Setting the fastest lap by over 1/10th of a second, Coelho would take Q1 by almost 2.5 seconds from Ronald Volker, the Yokomo driver having led away the top heat after setting the fastest three laps of the final control practice.  Topping the two rounds of seeding practice, Viktor Wilck completed the Top 3 a second back on Volker, with Alexander Hagberg opening his campaign with a P4.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


August 25, 2016

BSR M-Pin & Lilly 1/8th buggy tyres

BSR M-Pin & Lilly 1/8th buggy tyres

BSR distributors Hoeco have introduced the new M-Pin and Lilly 1/8th buggy tyres as well as BSR’s new tyre compound. Starting with the M-Pin tyre, the unique medium pin tread was developed for racing on astro and carpet tracks. It comes in a new astro turf compound best suited for dry tracks while the tyre is also available in the proven, soft S compound for wet conditions. Also new is the Lilly called modern long-wear and multi-directional tyre. Designed to excel in all track conditions ranging from rough high-bite to polished low-bite tracks the tyre is meant to offer exceptional traction and a long tread life. The tyre is available in soft, super-soft and the all-new xtra-soft compound. Both tyres come pre-glued and in a zip bag for easy storage and transportation.
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