O.S. Engines have announced the signing of former Picco factory drivers Tadahiko and Yuya Sahashi to their team. 2013 IFMAR 1/8th On-road World Champion Tadahiko, and Yuya, third place finisher at the 2015 Worlds, will utilise O.S. Speed engines in their forthcoming campaign that will include appearances at the Japanese National championships and of course the IFMAR 1/8th On-road Worlds in France.
Italian company DKT have introduced the Revolver Evo III 2-speed SuperGT gearbox. The assembly features a number of refinements such as a new main shaft for improved durability and less vibrations while a new hardening process and other details on the 2-speed assembly make for more reliable performance even in long mains. The gearbox is available separately or including a centax or centrifugal-style clutch bell and it fits a range of belt-driven GT chassis.
HB Racing have released a first teaser for their forthcoming D817 1/8th nitro buggy kit. The buggy that helped HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk to win the 2016 IFMAR Nitro Buggy World Championship title is expected to show some relevant updates compared to its predecessor, the D815V2, with David’s Worlds winning hybrid buggy offering a first taste of what to expect.
The Protoform Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series round 3 brought racing excitement to the small town of Airdrie, Alberta. Hosted by Karz, it was a warm winter weekend for racing. The third event, but the first time in Alberta running the new AAA main finals format; with racers enjoying two to three times the racing on Sundays, and AAA consistency quickly becoming the major focus for racers. Team Associated’s Peter Toszer dominated the first two legs of the Touring Modified A-mains with Xray’s Ryan Rice and Awesomatix’s Korgae Scales taking second spots. Top privateer Josh Carter took the final A main, setting the final results as Peter, Korgae and Josh.
Made for Xray’s T4’17 touring car kit is Techra’s all-new black and orange anodised aluminium main chassis plate. Cut from high-quality 7075 aluminium the 2mm thick chassis is only 84mm wide and it features distinctive herringbone cut-outs under the battery and electronics compartments for optimised flex characteristics. The chassis comes in a matte black finish with orange anodised chamfered edges for a very special look.
Samix have introduced a set of centre gearbox cup joints for the Serpent Cobra GT kit. The parts are machined from ultra-hard steel material for improved durability even under extreme load conditions and on top of this they offer a dual set screw design for secure and reliable mounting.
Coming from Tamiya is a range of carbon fibre reinforced option parts for the TA-07 Pro touring car kit. First up is the reinforced lower deck. The carbon fiber-reinforced nylon resin version of the kit supplied FRP lower deck alters the car’s chassis flex characteristics to improve performance on high-grip carpet and asphalt surfaces.
Italian company Rocket RC have introduced their all-new 1/10th formula car kit. The vehicle makes use of a 2.4mm carbon fibre main chassis plate that is, like all carbon composite materials, being made in Italy as are the red anodised 7075 aluminium parts. Beside these purpose designed bits the kit makes use of some commercially available items such as a Yokomo rear differential, Roche front end parts and ball ends, 3-D-printed ABC Brianza as well as DitoDito Racing parts. The car was developed for rubber tyre racing and it will become available soon.