Coming from MCD Racing are new LSD lock ramps and a 26T pinion gear. Starting with the differential-specific parts, the ramps combine the most used settings of 90 degree and 120 degree in one part, reducing the amount of parts that need to be carried around. The settings are available by simply flipping the diff internals. Also new is an on-road specific 26T pinion gear that helps to adapt the drivetrain of on-road cars for high-speed tracks with long straights.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced their new aluminium battery thumb nuts for the Team Associated B6 series of vehicles. Larger in diameter for improved grip and easier battery swaps the parts come machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, they sport silver chamfered edge details for looks and an anodised surface for wear. The thumb screws are a direct replacement usable with all common B6-series battery braces and available in black or blue anodising.
Round two of the Argentinian Metropolitan Championship was held at the Speed Paradise track recently. In the Pro Nitro Buggy class Nicolas Bregante took the win in the 30-minute main final with a one lap margin on Alvardo Colombo in second. Sebastian Recio would complete the podium in 3rd, about 0.3 seconds down on Alvaro. Lucas Lemes and Matias Lence rounded out the top 5 result.
The Italian Riccione track held their ETS warm-up race this past weekend with many national and international drivers taking the opportunity to get some laps under their belts in preparation for round 4 of the series. In the Touring Modified class Alexander Hagberg took the overall TQ after winning two of the four qualifiers. Alessio Menicucci showed a very strong pace and after TQing Q4 he put himself 2nd on the grid.
Round one of the Swiss Nitro On-road National Championship was held at the iconic Lostallo circuit. The event was run anti-clockwise which meant some difficulties for the 200mm pilots due to the small chicane entering the main straight. Fuel consumption is always an issue on the fast track and in the 1/8th class Simon Kurzbuch and Mattia Pesenti made the best out of it, obtained the top 2 spots after qualifying. In the 45-minute main final Simon Kurzbuch once again showed a World-class performance, taking the win some three laps in front of Michael Henzi while Raphael Roider ended the main another three laps down in third.
Following yesterday’s first teaser image Futaba have released a first official photo of their forthcoming flagship 2.4GHz radio system. The 7PX will feature a full remodelled case, a 4.3 inch touchscreen display, it will utilise the T-FHSS Super Response transmitting system and a new R324SBS 4-channel multi-antenna diversity receiver. Full details are expected to surface during this year’s Shizuoka Hobby Show in May.
Pro-Line have introduced a new body shell for 313mm wheelbase trail trucks in the form of the 1966 Chevy C-10 cab and bed body. Designed for for SCX10 Trail Honcho kit and resembling the iconic C-10 truck, the body offers carefully sculpted, realistic undercut details and a separate bed section for scale looks and loads of customising possibilities. The body is moulded from high-quality Lexan material, it comes clear, including window masks and decal sheet.
The opening round of the Nitro-West-Masters (NWM), a popular championship held in the western part of Germany, turned into a full-throttle party on the fast 310-meter Hamm track last weekend. With a total of 64 entries, practice on Saturday was intense and the event would start in full on Sunday morning with three heats of 7-minutes qualifying of which the three fastest laps would count. In the premier 1/8th Open class it was Tobias Hepp who snatched the pole position less than two hundredth of a second ahead of ARC teammate John Ermen. On the 3rd and 4th spot, Michael Salven (Serpent) and René Puepke (Shepherd) were the last direct qualifiers for the main.