Epic 1 Designs Chassis Armor

Epic 1 Designs Chassis Armor

Epic 1 Designs have released their new line of Chassis Armor for protecting your 1/10th scale chassis. With Peel & Stick & Stick & Stick technology allowing the ability to remove the armor over and over to allow access to chassis and chassis bolts it comes supplied as a 13.5″ x 5.5″ customizable sheet. Not only does it protect your chassis plate but the material also helps to reduce chassis friction and so is getting rave reviews for both offroad and onroad applications. Available in 4 graphic options as a white or black base with color or black logo.

View more images of the Chassis Armor here

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Team Tamale T4 chassis & 12th tire truing adaptors

Team Tamale T4 chassis & 12th tire truing adaptors

Team Tamale have introduced a new Xray T4 chassis made from 7075 T6 as well as 1/12th and 1/10th pan car tire truing adapters for foam tires. This chassis incorporates a few features not found on other T4 aluminium chassis. First, the battery compartment and the electronics side have been milled down. These cutouts will bring the chassis thickness down to 1.5mm. This allows the battery, speed control, receiver and servo to sit lower on the chassis as well as increase the flex through the middle of the chassis for different handling characteristics. You do not have to put the servo on the chassis, but you can used the floating mount. The motor recess have also been made 2mm narrower while limiting bending in this area. To limit the chassis rub in corners they also narrowed this chassis 2mm on each side and added a taper down each side. This will also help with the edge of the chassis catching on the race surface. Finally they have also added a taper at the front and rear areas around the droop screw areas of the chassis to try and limit the extra rub that can be seen with soft springs in high traction.

View details on the truing adaptor here

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Drew Moller double at Mugen Seiki GP series Rd2

Drew Moller double at Mugen Seiki GP series Rd2

This past weekend saw round two of the Mugen Seiki Grand Prix series held at Heritage R/C Park. It was a pretty laid back weekend with a total of 60 entries. Both classes, buggy and truggy, saw Mugen racer Drew Moller take the TQ spot. In Buggy Drew had a good early battle with fellow Mugen racer Carson Wernimont but after some motor issues for Carson he was able to edge his team mate out for the win. In the Truggy Main it was an easy victory for Moller, after getting the holeshot he never looked back.

Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mark Gilliland takes finale win to claim Irish title

Mark Gilliland takes finale win to claim Irish title

The final round of the Irish Nationals went ahead at Craigavon last Saturday despite the threat of rain all day which in the end never appeared. Qualifying was a close affair between all the competitors on the day with Mark Gilliland taking TQ over Andrew Smith who had to fend off several challenges from Graham Kenny throughout qualifying. In the end after the three legs it’s congratulation to Mark Gilliland for taking the victory at the Final Touring Car round of 2014. This victory also gives Mark the overall win in the Championship over Alan Bickerstaff. Coming in second on the day was Andrew followed closely by Graham. Both Graham and Andrew were fighting it out for 3rd place overall in the Championship which after this round’s results are added to the series giving the 3rd to Andrew on a count back.

Source: RCCAOI [rccaoi.com]

Monday, August 18, 2014

Viper R/C Solutions DryFluid Extreme

Viper R/C Solutions DryFluid Extreme

Viper R/C Solutions have announced a new innovative high end lubricant system called DryFluid Extreme. Specially developed for multiple applications, DryFluid Extreme is a dry lubricant rather than a classic grease so is not oily and is silicone free. The long lasting lubrication effect is achieved using dry particles and sliding polymers and can be used on bearings, linkage, gears, axles and drive shafts for superior lubrication and dirt repellant.

Source: Viper [shopviperrc.com]

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mike Gosvig wins Danish 1/8th EP Nats Rd5

Mike Gosvig wins Danish 1/8th EP Nats Rd5

The round 5 of Danish national 1:8 electric buggy was held in Hillerod, on a nice and new track build for this year and Mike Gosvig wrote the following report. ‘The track is huge and have som good technical sections, high speed, low grip, medium grip and high grip. The day before the race I had very good set up and XB8E was outstanding, but as we come to race in the morning, the track was very wet because of heavy rain in the night, the race was delayed for 2 hour to track drying, after that the race was on! I have change some weight in my car for better balance in the air and won the qualy.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, August 18, 2014

Serpent Cobra E-Truggy chassis plate & shock tower

Serpent Cobra E-Truggy chassis plate & shock tower

Serpent have released a number of new items for their 1/8 Cobra E-Truggy. First up is the hard coated 7075 T6 aluminium CNC machined chassis plate for less flex and more durability, complete with laser engraved logos. Also new is a great looking lightweight and very durable grey anodized rear shocktower, a more durable option than the standard carbon fibre version. And finally the standard front and rear bodymounts on the E-
Truggy can also be used on the earlier GP Truggy when combined with the E-Truggy shock towers.

View the new shock tower here

Monday, August 18, 2014

JConcepts RC10B5 & B5M Honeycomb motor plates

JConcepts RC10B5 & B5M Honeycomb motor plates

JConcepts have released these replacement motor plates for the popular RC10B5 and RC10B5M vehicles. Looking at the typical construction of the second operation processes on standard motor plates, it easy to see why bending is sometimes an issue. The design team at JC have incorporated a honeycomb milling affect with placement more suited to surrounding geometry making the plate lightweight and very rigid in multiple directions. The honeycomb features add a 3D look especially as they remain natural aluminium while the rest is available black or blue in color. Slight chamfering on the 3mm thickness material allows the rather beefy plate to look quite skinny.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Monday, August 18, 2014

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