Capricorn Tesla HV low-profile servo

Capricorn Tesla HV low-profile servo

Italian company Capricorn introduce their Tesla HV low-profile servo. Ideally used in electric touring cars the servo is also robust enough for 1/8th on-road applications. Featuring an aluminium upper case and middle section the high-voltage compatible servo offers up to 14.5kg-cm of torque at a speed of 0.07s. The all-metal gear servo is usable from 6.0V input on and available with a 100mm or 170mm receiver connection wire.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

VBC Racing pan car aluminium body height adjusters

VBC Racing pan car aluminium body height adjusters

From VBC Racing and made for their LightningF and Lightining12 pan car kits come new aluminium body height adjustment collars to replace the standard plastic adjusters. The parts are made from 7075 aluminium, they come red anodised and include new plastic body posts.

Click here to view another photo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Novarossi BK15 & BK12 nitro bike engines

Novarossi BK15 & BK12 nitro bike engines

Novarossi introduce two new nitro engines specifically made for the use in 1/5th scale bikes. Designed in cooperation with Fabio Giovannini and Michele Repetati the rear exhaust engines cater for the needs of bike racers with the BK15 being a 2.49cc engine with 5-ports, 6.5mm slide carburettor and 11.5mm turbo crankshaft. The short stroke engine uses standard steel front and rear bearings and a turbo-type glow plug.

Click here to continue reading

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Xray T4’15 2.0mm aluminium main chassis plate

Xray T4'15 2.0mm aluminium main chassis plate

Available now for the Xray T4’15 is a 2.0mm aluminium main chassis plate. Machined from 7075-T6 material the chassis is narrower than the stock carbon fibre chassis and it is designed to increases steering, traction and overall stability. The black anodised part is usable on low to high bite surfaces and only fits the T4’15.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

French Winter Series Rd1 – Report

French Winter Series Rd1 – Report

The 1st round of the French Winter Nationals was held last weekend at the Argenteuil Racing Club near Paris. The track was laid out with the famous “black” high-grip carpet used at most indoor races with the layout being very difficult to tackle the 5 minutes races without making any mistakes. In the Touring Car Modified class the fight was on between Cyril N’Diaye, Mathieu Briere and Manuel Wagner. The opening A-final was undecided until the very last minute of the race with several crashes, especially in the last lap, which handed Cyril the win in front of Manuel Wagner. A2 and it was again Manuel who grabbed the runner-up spot following a big crash in the opening lap. A3 had Mathieu Briere leading the race and he was closely followed by Manuel but the latter touched a curb some 3 minutes into the race ending his final early. The final result saw Cyril N’Diaye taking the win from Mathieu Briere and Manuel Wagner.

Click here to continue reading

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Capricorn TE02 V2 motor mount system

Capricorn TE02 V2 motor mount system

Capricorn release first information on the V2 motor mount system for the TE02 touring car kit. Making use of a CNC-machined mono block for the motor and layshaft mount the construction gives the rear part of the chassis a different flex characteristic. By the looks of things the layshaft mount allows for several top deck flex settings as the upper deck can be coupled or decoupled from the mounts while a centre post in front of the motor further enhances the flex setting possibilities. The motor mount is fixed to the new 89mm wide chassis using four screws and the new upper deck is available in a soft 1.6mm and a hard 2.0mm version. The V2 system, that should become available very soon, will increase overall traction and mid corner speed.

Click here to view more photos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ARC R10 2015 ATS kit

ARC R10 2015 ATS kit

ARC introduce the latest version of their popular R10 4WD touring car in the form of the R10 2015 ATS kit. The vehicle features the newly developed ATS Active Toe System, a design seen on many current touring cars these days. The ATS allows to adjust the toe angle change of the rear wheels during cornering in a range of up to 1.5 degree to provide more on-power steering and better rotation through the corner in order to minimise understeer. Part of the kit is a special ATS base plate that not only holds the drag links but it also acts as a stiffening plate as it allows to use two or four mounting screws to fix the plate to the chassis, making rear flex adjustment possible. Included with the kit comes the ATS system with standard hardness A-arms, aluminium C-hubs, composite knuckles as well as all parts to run a standard arm rear setup. On top of that the ATS version kit comes with dual joint front driveshafts, and an aluminium front belt tensioner. For owners of the standard R10 2015 an ATS upgrade kit is available.

Click here to view more photos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ROAR announce first 2015 calendar dates & tracks

ROAR announce first 2015 calendar dates & tracks

ROAR have announced first dates and tracks for their National Championships for 2015. Horsham RC will play host for the Carpet On-Road Nationals from the 26th to the 29th of March. The 1/8th Fuel Off-Road Nationals will be run from the 18th to the 21st of June by A-Main Hobbies, while the 1/8th Electric Off-Road Nationals will be run at LCRC from July 9th through to the 12th. Last but not least the 1/10th Electric Off-Road Nationals will be held at SRS Speedway from August 6th to 9th. Still open are the dates and tracks for events such as the Paved Electric or Fuel On-Road Nationals.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

VRC Pro

RC Headlines round-up

Online Stores

Tonisport
Scorpion
Euro RC
Pirani RC
DN Model
BMT
FVSS
GQ
Awesomatix
RC Mart
Beamcat
Vapex Racing
AS Hobby
F1 Shop 24

Like Red RC on Facebook

Follow Red RC on Twitter