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August 25, 2016

TLR 5-series alloy centre diff brace & wheel hexes

TLR 5-series alloy centre diff brace & wheel hexes

Coming from Team Losi Racing and made for the 5-series of large scale kits are several new aluminium option parts. First up is the centre diff and engine brace for the 5ive-B buggy. The part was designed to replace the standard composite brace for a more sturdy part that also adds some visual impact to the car. The brace is machined from high-quality aluminium and it is anodised in a gun metal colour. Also new are a range of off-set wheel hex adapters for all 5-series kits such as the 5ive-B, 5ive-T and the Mini WRC. The CNC-machined alloy adapters are available in +2.5mm, +5mm and +7.5mm specification to alter the overall width of the car, they include suitable cross pins and come in sets of two.

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August 25, 2016

T-Works 8ight shock stroke & rebound gauge

T-Works 8ight shock stroke & rebound gauge

T-Works have introduced their new shock stroke and rebound gauge specially made for TLR’s 8ight range of buggies. The gauge features a 1/4″ hex head button that attaches to the upper shock cap and it allows to measure the shock’s stroke, rebound and also suspension droop for swift setup adjustments. The tool is made from high-quality aluminium and it comes with white colour markings for easy reading of the measurements.

Source: T-Works [rc-tworks.com]


August 25, 2016

Wilck top seed at Beijing Worlds

Wilck top seed at Beijing Worlds

Viktor Wilck is the top seed for qualifying at the Electric Touring Car World Championships in Beijing, the Serpent driver having topped a much faster second round of controlled practice.  With wind causing many drivers problems in the first round, the sun came out for driver’s second attempt at a 3-consecutive lap time and with the wind dying off the track would prove over a second faster.  Having set the pace so far at these unique Worlds, in that no one drove the newly surfaced track prior to the first round of free practice yesterday morning, Bruno Coelho would finish second fastest 0.125 off of Wilck’s pace, their fastest lap times almost identical with only 2/1000ths of a difference between them.  Ronald Volker would complete the Top 3, the Yokomo driver a further 3/10th back.  For World Champion Naoto Matsukura a though first day didn’t get any better with his title defence starting in the 5th fastest qualifying group.  It wasn’t a good controlled practice for his Tamiya team-mate Marc Rheinard either, the 3-time Champion only able for the 13th fastest time.

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August 25, 2016

Coelho masters difficult conditions in 1st control practice

Coelho masters difficult conditions in 1st control practice

Bruno Coelho mastered difficult track conditions on Day 2 of the Electric Touring Car World Championships in Beijing this morning to top the first round of controlled practice.  Having topped yesterday’s six rounds of free practice, the Xray driver again was fastest but with wind effecting track conditions it was not a repeat of the 1-2 the Slovakian manufacturer witnessed on the opening Day.  With Hagberg managing only P10, pulling up with a minute to go as he clearly struggled with his car, there was a marked improvement from reigning manufacturer champions Yokomo.  Only p5 in free practice, Ronald Volker would set the second fastest time, albeit 7/10ths off Coelho over the best 3-consecutive laps, with team-mate Loic Jasmin completing the Top 3.

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August 24, 2016

JConcepts Ford F-250 Super-Duty SuperCab MT body

JConcepts Ford F-250 Super-Duty SuperCab MT body

Made for 1/10th scale monster trucks such as the Traxxas Stampede and HPI Wheely King is JConcepts’ new Ford F-250 Super-Duty SuperCab bodyshell. Resembling the 2011 variant of Ford’s popular pick-up truck, the body features the SuperCab design with recessed and sliding rear window treatment mated with spot-on wheel well size for a mini monster and fender flares that blend to form the unmistakable Super Duty look. The bed area is flat and resembles that smooth bed cover look of the full-scale monster vehicles. The structure of the bed features ridged detail, tailgate and rear roll-pan look with scale touches, finish off the design. Includes without the clear bodyshell come window masks and a full decal sheet.

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August 24, 2016

Simon Kurzbuch takes Swiss 1/8th Nitro On-road title

Simon Kurzbuch takes Swiss 1/8th Nitro On-road title

Last weekend the fifth round of the Swiss 1/8th On-road Championship took place at the Minidrom Sitterdorf. The weather was not the best meaning only one dry round of qualifying could be run. Simon Kurzbuch was the fastest and secured himself the TQ in front of Silvio Hächler. On Sunday the weather improved so was it possible to race all the finals under dry conditions. The main final was dominated once again by Simon who crossed the finishing line in first position some three laps in front of Mattia Pesenti with Remy Hasler completing the podium another two laps down. With four wins out of five races Simon Kurzbuch already secured himself the 2016 overall Swiss Championship title.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


August 24, 2016

Day 1 complete in Beijing, Xray in control

Day 1 complete in Beijing, Xray in control

Day 1 of the Electric Touring Car World Championships is complete in Beijing with Xray having controlled proceedings.  Opening the day at the Fengtai R/C Model Area asphalt track at the top of the time sheets, after 6 rounds of free practice it was still an Xray 1,2 with Bruno Coelho fastest from Alexander Hagberg.  While the pair would fail to improve on their 3-fastest lap time from FP4, Coelho would still top the times sheets for the final practice ahead of Tamiya’s Chrishopher Krapp. Krapp’s FP6 time would see him the best of the rest as he turned around his performance over the day to finish P3 ahead of TRF team-mate Marc Rheinard although the gap was substantial at over half a second.  Unfortunately for defending champion Naoto Matsukura he couldn’t replicate the turn around of his team-mates ending up on page 2 of the time sheets with the 39th fastest time.  The Japanese driver said despite making changes to his set-up each run his car ‘still feels the same’.

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August 24, 2016

Dylan McBurney doubles at Irish Championship

Dylan McBurney doubles at Irish Championship

Round four of the Irish 1/10th Off-road Championship took place in Dublin. In 2WD Dylan McBurney took the TQ and the win to finish the championship with a perfect score from Alan Thompson in second. In 4WD Dylan had to work for his victory as the race for the win and the championship went to the last leg of the A-final but ultimately Dylan would be able to take his second overall title of the weekend.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]