Made for Team Associated’s B6 series of buggies is 3DRC’s new -2mm rear gearbox brace. The 3-D-printed part is of an updated design, based on a stock-part modification carried out by European high-class AE drivers, that lowers the standard camber link mount by 2mm, resulting in different roll centre settings that can be beneficial especially in high-grip carpet conditions. The brace comes including a set of shims that allows to easily revert to the standard setting and it is available through the brand’s Shapeways store.
Hudy have introduced their all-new C1 1/10th touring car carpet tyres. A specially developed rubber compound ensues high quality, a long life and maximum performance on high-grip carpet tracks. The tyres are pre-glued using a fully-robotic automatic glueing line for the highest possible precision and very true running tyre and they come in sets of four including suitable inserts and mounted on Hudy’s white disc wheels.
Team Magic have introduced the new B8ER ARR 1/8th E-buggy kit. The intermediate-level buggy comes as pre-assembled “roller” without electronics, motor or RC equipment but with a pre-painted bodyshell and HRC BullDog tyres. Other features include aluminium parts such as the main chassis plate, shock towers and steering plate as well as alloy chassis stiffeners, motor mount and shock absorbers. The suspension geometry is widely adjustable and the kit also sports CVD-type driveshafts, three gear differentials and sealed ball bearings.
Xray have introduced two new aluminium chassis for the T4 2017 touring car kit. First up is a standard aluminium chassis made from 2mm 7075-T6 material and sporting a full-face design. The black anodised main plate improves traction, stability and steering over the standard carbon fibre plate when used in medium to high-bite conditions.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Team Associated RC8B3 and RC8B3E are aluminium front and rear axle shafts. They are machined from high-quality aluminium and hard-anodised for wear. Multiple cross pin holes allow to switch to a new pair of holes once the currently used ones start to wear out. The axle shafts come in pairs and include suitable grub screws.
RC Prostyle from Spain have introduced their latest competition LiPo battery range. The line-up includes two 5800mAh/110C and 5300mAh/110C Stock Spec standard-size packs, a 6000mAh/110C, 6400mAh/110C and 7500mAh/120C standard pack as well as two 5000mAh/110C and a 4500mAh/100C shorty-size batteries. All are made using high-quality low internal resistance cells for maximum performance in both modified and stock racing.
MW RC Cars have introduced the new SPower S6 Pro Tuned 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. Manufactured by Picco the power plant is of a 5-port design with multi exhaust system for exceptional bottom end power, something that is crucial for today’s track designs. While offering loads of low-RPM power the engine still develops well balanced mid and top end power and drivability, all combined with stable tuning and high fuel economy. The features list includes a new, balanced and silicone-filled 14mm crankshaft for improved overall performance, a larger, more efficient cooling head, a new crankcase design for better clearance with a range of flywheels as well as a super strong knife edged conrod, lightened piston and a Swiss-made rear bearing. The engine is usable in buggy and truggy racing and it is available now.
The recent fifth round of the RCE Championship saw Rafael Panayi walking away with the TQ and win. Rafael would also pull the fastest lap of the day while Pantelis Makrides came in second from Rafael’s teammate Savvas Savva.