Coming from Yeah Racing are two new items in the form of magnetic body post markers for 6mm posts and an aluminium fan mount for 1/8th scale motors. Starting with the magnetic post markers, the items help to precisely drill touring car body mount holes as they conveniently locate the body post position on both clear and painted body shells. The set consists of four aluminium body post maskers and four O-shaped magnets and using the tools is very easy as the clamping-style body post markers are simply attached to the body posts, then the body will be put on top and placed as needed. The four magnets will then be placed on top of the body posts from the outside, marking the body post positions while also holding the body in place. Through the magnet’s holes the body post positions can be marked using a sharpie pen and drilled using a reamer. The set is available in red or black colour.
The warm-up to the German 2WD Nationals was held at the MAC Eifel Elos club this past weekend. The event was a double feature as it was a regional qualifying race combined with the German Nationals warm-up. In the 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy classes it was multi-time German National Champion, Schumacher’s Jörn Neumann who lead the way by taking the TQ in both classes and also bringing home the overall victories. Luca Rau (Kyosho) and Michael Leupuschitz (Schumacher) would round out the 2WD Mod Buggy top 3 as Luca Rau (Kyosho) and Jens Becker (Xray) completed the Mod Wheeler podium.
T-Works have introduced their new Ver.2 carbon fibre shock towers for the Mugen MBX8 and MBX8 Eco series of 1/8th off-road buggies. Coming as separate front or rear tower both are cut from high-quality 4mm carbon fibre with the rear tower offering additional mounting positions for the rear wing in order to adjust the overall centre of gravity or downforce.
The Melbourne Off Road Radio Car Club held round 3 of their drivers series this past weekend. In the 1/8th Pro Nitro and 1/8th E-Buggy class it was Cameron Zammit who would take the wins coming from the 2 spot on the grid. In the 30-minute Pro Buggy A-main Cameron would bring home a dominant win some three laps in front of Gavin White, who qualified in 7th and John Watkins rounded out the top 3 another lap down. In the E-Buggy class things didn’t went that flawless as after coming in 1st in A1, Cameron had to retire in A2, allowing Ben Sterling to take the leg win. A3 then again saw Cameron Zammit coming out on top for the overall win from Ben Sterling 2nd and Sam Papas 3rd.
The sixth and final round of the 2017/18 Israeli 1/8th E-Buggy Championship was held at the Omer Ring racing track this past weekend. After four rounds of qualifying it was Yaniv Sivan who took the TQ honours and the pole position for the triple A-mains events. A1 started and Yaniv took the lead, at first followed by Aviv Maymon who had early technical issues and had to retire, meanwhile Edan Asraf was promoted into 2nd as Asaf Gurevich, coming from 6th position, battled with Liron Bizer for 3rd position. Up front Yaniv Sivan crossed the line in 1st place followed by Edan Asraf in 2nd and Asaf Gurevich 3rd.
FTX have introduced their forthcoming new Kanyon 1/10 XL 4WD ready-to-run trail truck. The vehicle utilises a multi-link suspension featuring adjustable oil-filled shock absorbers and the high-torque 60T brushed motor drives a rugged, all metal output pinion, crown and transmission gears for extra reliability. Front universal driveshafts and centre telescopic sliding shafts keep the power connected to all wheels through high clearance front and rear locked axles. The Kanyon’s off-road inspired semi-scale bodyshell features a number of additional moulded accessories such as wheel arches, luggage tray, roll cage, front grill and head, tail and spotlights. To wrap things up 13 factory-installed LED lamps provide the necessary illumination for you to keep your rig on the trail long after the sun goes down. Aluminium front and rear bumper and body mounts provide a wide selection of optional positioning for possible aftermarket options. Supersoft aggressive lug pattern tyres are mounted to scale style wheels for a realistic finish. With a blend of semi-scale looks, reliable chassis platform and over ten percent bigger size than most trail crawlers, the kit is ideal for entry-level modellers and modders alike.
Mugen have announced the soon release of two new option parts in the form of an updated rear shock tower for the MBX8 and MBX8 Eco as well as a battery connector holder for the MBX8 and MGT. Starting with the shock tower, the item offers the same shock and camber link geometries as the standard item, however additional, raised, mounting locations for the rear wing allow to add rear stability and traction when needed. The CNC-machined aluminium shock stay comes grey anodised for wear and to match the remainder of the buggy’s alloy parts.
T-Works have introduced a set of carbon fibre servo mount spacers. The set includes three pairs of 1.0mm, 2.0mm and 2.5mm spacers that can be used to space servos away from their mounts in order to either increase overall clearance or in order to optimise steering or throttle link geometries. The set contains two spacers of each thickness and it is available now.