X Factory have introduced their new Infinity carbon idler shafts for the RB5 and RB6 line of 1/10th 2WD vehicles. The shafts are exactly 5mm in diameter and they replace the somewhat undersized original parts that can lead to idler gear failures due to the bearings wobbling on the shaft. The Infinity items are made from high-quality carbon material and they are of a hollow design, making for slight weight savings.
Trion have announced the addition of Germany’s Marc Fischer to their factory team. The newly signed Capricorn pilot will be using Trion’s range of brushless motors and speed controllers alongside Muchmore LiPo batteries, chargers and tyre heaters. Marc has the following to say about the deal:
I would like to take the opportunity and thank Trion and Mr. Kobayashi as well as Muchmore and Mr. Jang for the support and the trust in me. This is a real dream coming true and I am looking forward to a fruitful cooperation for the remainder of this season and beyond.
Adding to the growing talent pool of the 2016 Dragon Stone Asian Buggy Championships, the event’s organisers have announced the confirmation of one of the industry’s most notable and experienced racers, Team Serpent’s Shin Adachi. With Shin’s massive experience in 1/10th scale electric vehicles as multiple time Japanese National champion, Shin is also lead designer and team manager of Team Yokomo’s offroad division. In addition, Shin also plays a crucial part in Team Serpent’s 1/8th nitro development program. On top of his 1/10th scale accomplishments, Shin has made numerous appearances in Japan’s Nationals finals, a NeoBuggy finalist, and current 2016 FEMCA Vice Champion in 1/8th scale. Having Shin on hand will be great addition as he will be able to apply his experience and expertise to help all Team Serpent customers as well as demonstrating his 1/8th nitro prowess on track.
The fifth round of the NRW Offroad Cup was held at the Langenfeld astro turf track over the weekend. With close to 100 entries the event was again very well accepted and many drivers used the race to get some practice runs before the German Nationals at the same venue later this year. Jens Becker would be the man to beat in the 2WD Buggy class as he won all three qualifiers to grab the overall TQ and the pole position for the triple A-mains. In A1 Jens suffered technical issues but he stroke back in A2 and A3 to take the day’s win from Marcel Schneider and Michael Rybski.
JConcepts have introduced the S2 Worlds bodyshell for the TLR 22 3.0 buggy. The follow-up version of the popular Silencer body rocks some familiar features but rolled together with a low-profile stance. Slammed overall height allows the S2 to whisk through the turns with a low centre of mass while the progressive cab design provides plenty of front-end force for superior balance and steering. A channeled roof directs the flow through the centre of the body while also increasing the rigidity of cockpit. The upper side-pods feature distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body while carved and detailed side-pods edge the body giving the highly aero unit a stylish look with and tight fit and finish. The body, available in a regular and lightweight variant, is built to accommodate the TLR laydown transmission, giving all out performance. As usual the body comes clear, including window masks and decal sheet and it includes two 6.5″ Finnsiher rear wings.
Round four of the Dutch Electric On-road Nationals was held at the MBC track in Gouda. In the Touring Stock class it was Schumacher driver Robert Krens who took the TQ and, thanks to wins in A1 and A3, the overall victory from the Team Magic duo of Rob Jansen and Richard Arts. Rick Van Den Akker and Martijn Spaans completed the top 5 result.
Coming from Vigor and made for the Yokomo BD7-2016 touring car is a carbon fibre bulkhead spacer set. The plates allow to raise the front and rear bulkheads as well as the motor mount to give slightly improved flex which can be beneficial in certain track conditions. The set includes four 1.0mm and 1.5mm lower bulkhead spacers as well as two 1.0mm and four 1.5mm lower motor mount spacers, all made from high-quality carbon fibre.
Serpent have released a starter pack for the Cobra SRX8 1/8th scale buggy containing several useful items. The “first aid” pack features useful spare and option parts such as extra springs and anti-roll bars of various sizes as well as replacement ballcups and front and rear A-arms with inserts. The package is available now.