Coming from Radtec and made for the Yokomo BD8 touring car are a 0 degree C-hub set and a pair of 41.1mm steel double joint drive shafts. Starting with the C-hubs, the parts are machined from high-quality aluminium and they are a direct fit on the ARS rear suspension. Due to using alloy over composite material the overall stiffness and stability is greatly improved which results in increased traction and better drivability on high-traction surfaces. The hubs come black anodised and with silver edge details for looks. Also new is a set of 41.1mm front Premium spring steel drive shafts. They are of a double joint design, use lightweight centre couplers and they are a direct replacement for the stock parts.
Schelle Racing Innovations have introduced their all-new car bag for 1/10th cars and trucks as well as 1/8th buggies. Designed to hold and protect all sorts of RC gear, Schelle has taken the car bag to a whole new level in terms of design and functionality. The bag is stocked with premium padding, handles, zipper pulls and accessories. It comes with internal storage compartments for lexan wings, tyres, protectors and more and it can even accommodate a car stand and pit board when housing a 1/10th car. The bag is made of heavy duty nylon, it features an ID sleeve with card and it is available separately or as convenient 3-bag pack.
Day two of round 2 of the EFRA GP Series in Lostallo, Switzerland again saw very warm weather with more than 30 degree Celsius and high humidity. The day saw five rounds of qualifying of which three counted and in 1/8th nitro on-road it was Simon Kurzbuch who excelled and who took a pretty dominant overall TQ. Following the qualifying the Superpole races were on with Lamberto Collari, Toni Gruber, Robin D’hondt and Kyle Branson battling for the second direct qualifying spot. Unfortunately Toni had mechanical issues and wasn’t able to take part is the Superpole race while Robin and Lamberto both were in the mix. Ultimately Collari would prevail, taking the runner-up spot with a 20.334 from D’hondt with a 20.363.
The MRTM Lostallo track in Switzerland plays host to round 2 of the EFRA GP this weekend. Former home of three IFMAR World Championships as well as some EFRA Euros, the huge and fuel consuming track sets the stage for some competitive racing with 47 drivers attending in the 1/8th and 1/10th nitro classes. To the demeaning track conditions add high temperatures of about 34 degree Celsius which results in pretty high traction and in the 1/8th class it was Simon Kurzbuch (Shepherd/Novarossi) who set the early practice pace with a 1:00:150 for his best three consecutive laps. Some 0.429s down, Lamberto Collari (Infinity/O.S. M.Collari) is the only other driver to pull three laps with in the 1:00:00 range. Elsewhere in the 1/10th Touring class it is Germany’s Toni Gruber (WRC/Novarossi) who looks to be the man to beat so far with a 1:02:265.
Coming from Vigor RC and made for the Yokomo BD8 touring car is an aluminium 0 degree rear C-hub. The hub is machined from high-quality 7075 alloy, it weighs in at only 4.9g and is made to replace the composite part of the RTC system, resulting in improved precision and more traction. The C-hubs come in pairs and use a grub screw to hold the suspension pins which further adds to the overall precision.
VP-Pro have introduced their new body shell for the Serpent SRX8 buggy. The lid offers a high-downforce design with sculptured side pods, a roof top shark fin and increased airflow around the engine head. The body is best suited for small to medium size tracks and it comes made from clear 1mm high-quality polycarbonate and includes window masks.
MIP’s recently introduced Bi-Metal Super Diff kit for the TLR 22 4.0 is now also available as 13.5 drive kit including bi-metal driveshaft bones. Offering a 35 percent lower rotational mass than the standard diff and dog bones, the kit comes in handy especially for Super Stock and Stock racing as the lowered weight makes for increased acceleration and less motor fatigue while offering pin drive binding characteristics. Included in the kit are bi-metal outdrives and bones, heat treated outdrives, carbide diff ball, ground diff rings, an aluminium T-nut and a captured thrust race assembly. Not included are wheel axles and the diff gear.
Japanese brand Trion have introduced their new V2 series 540-size sensored electric brushless motor. The power plant is of a new design that revolves around a high-airflow can with huge cooling openings around the front section while machined openings in the stator area further increase the airflow in this area. This leads to a much cooler motor towards the end of a run and thus reduced fading and more stable performance. An updated stator further adds to the overall performance with increased torque and reduced heat build-up. The motor is rounded out by a new rotor and available from now on in a 5.0T touring and a 6.5T off-road variant with additional 4.5T to 8.5T variants coming later in July.