Robitronic continue to expand their tool range with the introduction of this clutch shoe tool which makes the installation and removal of clutches on engines much easier. Place the clutch shoe and spring on the flywheel pin and press the Clutch Shoe Tool onto the engine shaft. Rotate the tool between the clutch spring and fly wheel nut and press (assembly) or pull (remove) the shoes on the flywheel. Works with 2, 3 and 4-shoe clutches.
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Last weekend at the 301 Raceway in Maryland saw the Capitol Classic race run for 1/8th and 1/10th 200mm on road classes. In the 10th scale class it was Ralph Burch, racing the Xray NT1, that took the pole position but the race was won by Serpent 720 racer DJ Apolaro by 3 laps from Mugen racer Vincent Jackson in 2nd while Kyosho racer Ron Atomic finished 3rd, 1 lap further back. In the 1/8th scale class it was Kyosho runner Scott Kimbrow all the way, taking the TQ spot and then going on the win the 45 minute final by 5 laps from Serpent man Paolo Morganti in 2nd with Mugen driver Robbie Collins only 1.5 seconds behind in 3rd.
Our partners Neo Buggy have a report from round 7 of the FSORS that was held at the new Farmer’s Raceway in Tampa Florida last weekend. In 1/8 Truck, it was series defending champion, Gene ‘the machine’ Hickerson, who took TQ in round 1 & 2 with his CEN Matrix TR Arena. In the 30 minute A-main it was all Hickerson again who lead from start to finish, lapping everyone but JJ Turk in 2nd with 3rd place going to Anton Watson. In the 1/8 Buggy class it Kyosho’s Ryan Eckert who again took TQ in round 1 & 2 while at the start of the 30 minute A-main, Jason Ruona took the early lead, followed by Hickerson and Eckert closely behind. Thunder Tiger racer JR Mitch worked his way up from 10th spot on the grid to move into 2nd before Ruona ran out of fuel near the end, and Mitch could take the win followed home by Eckert in 2nd and Hickerson in 3rd.
The 4th round of the Southern German regionals took place recently at the small and technical Greuthof circuit. In the 1/8th scale class it saw the TQ and win go to Mugen racer, and European B Championship runner up, Erik Dankel who stamped his dominance at the event from start to finish, with the Mugen pairing of Andre Gysi and, Erik’s brother, Jan Dankel in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 1/10th scale class it was Dirk Stammler with his Mugen MTX-4 that claimed the top qualifying position and he carried this pace through the final where he won from 2 more Mugens, those of Reto König in 2nd and Marc Rometsch in 3rd.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Up close and personal with the Crono RS03 of Jerome Sartel – Link [rcmag.com]
> Xray have a report from last weekends Euro B Championships – Link [teamxray.com]
> Results from round 2 of the Chilean National Championship – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Report from the RRCi series round 2 – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Race report from the Citrarasa Race in Malaysia – Link [teamxray.com]
> The Serpent F180 of Glyn Beal – Link [serpent.com]
> Australian racer Steven Drygalla leaves Himoto – Link [rubeduderc.com]
Texas based body shell manufacturer Majestic RC have released this, their latest creation, for the Losi 8ight. Suitable for both the standard 8ight and the RTR version, this body features revised styling, is made from .060 thickness polycarbonate and comes with overspray protection.
The second round of the BRCA Truggy Pro championships was run last weekend at the Broxtowe J28M1 track in Mansfield in the midlands of Britain. Qualifying saw Hobao racer Graham Alsop make the only 8 lap run to take the event TQ, with Simon Willets and Jon Hazlewood lining up behind in 2nd and 3rd on the grid respectively. The final saw Graham race ahead to a clear victory, 2 laps in front of round 1 winner Jon Hazlewood, racing the Xray XT8, in 2nd with Hong Nor racer Simon Willets finishing in 3rd.
KM products have released this new lightweight front solid axle for use on the Kyosho range of 200mm cars. Not only is this new axle super light but its also very strong and it is designed in such a way that the drive cups, which are held in place by pins, to be easily replaced when worn eliminating the need to replace the entire axle. This axle is suitable for the Kyosho V-One RRR Evo, V-One RRR and V-One SIII.