Japanese firm Active Hobby have released further information on their latest project, a 1/12th scale 4wd touring car called the A210SS that we showed you back in the start of September. Designed with sports racing in mind, this car is essentially and reduced size 190mm touring car with dual belts, front C-hub system, front and rear ball diffs as well as front and rear CVD’s. The car is still a true racing machine with a low centre of gravity, stiff chassis, adjustable settings such as toe and roll centres and has lightweight carbon fibre used throughout.
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Team Losi have announced the upcoming release of these Arm Guards for use on the company’s 1/8th scale 8ight and 8ight-T. Mounted to the rear wishbones through use of screw and the the rear lower upright pivot pin, these polycarbonate guards protect your rear drive shafts, shocks and other moving parts in that area, from mud splashes and dry debris picked up during racing. Super lightweight they are sold in a set of 2 and will be available later this month.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Report from the German final of the Kyosho World Cup – Link [kyosho.de]
> Team Orion celebrate their class wins at the IIC – Link [teamorion.com]
> Interview with new Losi signing Yannick Aigoin – Link [neobuggy.net]
> Dirk Wischnewski dominates German Regional qualifier – Link [teamxray.com]
> Austria announce strong Nations Cup squad – Link [serpent.com]
> Darren Johnson finishes in Winning Style – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Junior ‘B’ Off road 1/8th Italian Championships – Link [rbproducts.com]
Last weekend saw the 3rd round of the Slovenian National Championships run at the MSM off road track in Maribor, held for both 1/8th and 1/6th buggy with the Monster truck class run alongside for fun. In the 1/8th scale buggy class there was a great battle in qualifying between Laro racer Zdenko Gačar and Mugen driver Žiga Pajek with Gačar finally claiming the top qualifying spot. In the final however it was Mugen driver, and winner of round 2, Nejc Drole that took the advantage at the start and was able to easily win by 4 laps at the end ahead of 2nd place Žiga Pajek, with pole man Zdenko Gačar in 3rd. The 1:6th scale class saw the win go to Anže Černe, 2 laps ahead of 2nd placed Robert Blazina while Rok Bizjak came home in 3rd. The next National round will be held in Ljubljana on the 28th of October.
PSM Racing in Germany have been in contact with us to let us know about a number of new additions to their product range. First up are these anodised 1/8th scale wheel nuts, suitable for buggies and truggies they are made from lightweight aluminium and come in either red, blue or natural finish. Also new from PSM Racing are newly designed battery boxes, suitable for holding up to 6 cells and featuring a cool blue PSM branding.
Hot Bodies have released a number of new parts for their World Champion 190mm chassis, the Cyclone. The release of 18T pulleys, in both standard and one way versions, give the Cyclone extra cornering traction and are an extra tuning option over the standard 16T pulleys. Use the pulleys to alter the front or rear traction properties of the car by adjusting each end independently, or add 18T pulleys for both front and rear drive belts. To cater for the larger diameter of these 2 new pulleys, HB have also released a new front and rear belt which is longer than the standard versions.
UPDATE: Images of the pulleys can now be seen below.
Japanese company Eagle Racing have released this hand carry case, called the Micro Bag. Black in colour, and featuring the Eagle Racing logo, this bag is designed to to help you transport your Kyosho Mini Z or Losi Micro T along with your radio and other accessories. The bag is padded to protect its contents, and straps are supplied inside to hold the individual contents securely in place. The Micro Bag is 25cm long by 32cm wide, and is 8cm high.
US car kit and custom parts manufacturer, Diggity Designs, have announced details of their upcoming 1/12th scale, the 3D08, designed specifically for use with brushless systems. The rear end of the car has been designed to make it easier to mount and remove brushless motors while the side springs have also been mounted further apart to allow more space for the motor as well as more stability, while the chassis plate features some changes that allow the cars electronics to be mounted further to the rear of the car.