Coming from Italian company 7075.it is a brass lower case for the Hobbywing XR10 Stock Spec speed controller. The part adds about 20 gram of weight to the speedo by simply swapping the original lower case with the optional brass part, helping to gain weight without using additional brass or lead weights in an already crowded touring car chassis.
Revolution Design Racing Products have added another new Team Associated B6-related option part to their growing portfolio in the form of the new aluminium rear gearbox brace. The part adds much needed precision and durability to the rear section of Team Associated’s 6th generation 2WD vehicles. Replacing the standard composite part with an ultra-precise and more durable alloy part helps to get that peace of mind when the going gets tough on the track. Both the gearbox and anti-roll bar mounting threads will not strip as easily as the original composite material does, while the rigid construction adds additional strength to the rear section of the vehicle. Available in black or blue anodising and coming with silver edge details the gearbox brace also looks the part. The part fits both the B6 and B6D kits.
Yokomo have unveiled new optional Racing Performer series rotors for the M3 and D1 electric brushless motors. Available are both 7.25mm RPM and 5.0mm higher torque variants of different diameters to further fine-tune the motor characteristics. Moreover the D1-specific rotors use a different magnet material to extract even more RPM from the motor. All rotors come with marked shafts for easy recognition.
The first round of the Belgian/Dutch National Electric Off-road Championship took place at the BPT track in Soignies. In the 2WD Buggy class Wesley van Helmond (Schumacher) took the TQ after the qualifiers in front of Thibault Jacqueloot (Team Associated) and Schumacher driver Brent Ausloos in 3rd. After some close racing Wesley would then also take the overall win after coming out fastest in the first two A-main legs. Thibault would end the day on the runner-up spot while Bruno Heremans (Team Associated) rounded out the podium in 3rd.
Arrowmax have introduced their new 3.0mm suspension arm reamer. Using a hollow lightweight aluminium handle the tool is both lightweight and visually pleasing while the titanium-nitride coated 120mm tool tip helps to free up suspension arms for improved performance. The reamer tool is also available in a 3.5mm and 4.0mm variant.
Ahead of our coverage of the 2017 Philippine Masters, which begins tomorrow, we take a look at the track that will host the event, CV Offroad Track. The Philippines is not a country that springs to mind when one thinks of 1:8 Offroad racing but this weekend it will welcome some of the sport’s biggest names as they travel to Manila to complete in the Philippine Masters. Now in its seventh year, the event has slowly grown each year but 2017 is certainly a year that should put it on the international calendar with the entry boasting 3 World Champions including the reigning champion David Ronnefalk. First organised in 2011 by Dogbone RC, the country’s Mugen & Serpent distributor, the race moved to the current CV Offroad Track in 2014 where it started to enjoy an increasing profile. With the Quezon City RC Car Club bringing in Scotty Ernst as an announcer for their first year of hosting the race, aiming to get international attention from such a move, things have just grown ever since. With 2015 marking the first year of US star Adam Drake and Aussie Kyle McBride competing, this year they are joined by Ronnefalk, Ty Tessmann, Atsushi Hara, Richard Saxton with even HB Racing designer Torrance Deguzman coming out of international retirement to race. Such a strong entry marks out the Philippine Masters as Asia’s main annual buggy event, a fact QCRCCC, which this year celebrates its 20th year since founding are proud of and keen to develop further.
Team Powers are busy adding new high-performance LiPo batteries to their line-up with the 7.6V 2S 8300mAh Graphene LiHV pack being the latest offering. Built from 110C cells the high-voltage and high-capacity Lithium-Polymer battery is designed for power-hungry classes such as Touring Modified, Touring Stock and also 1/8th scale racing. The standard-size pack is 24.8mm tall, it weighs in at 330g and utilises 5mm connector tubes.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Serpent SDX4 1/10th 4WD buggy are two rear stiffener bushing sets. Available as lightweight 5-piece aluminium and heavy 3.5g 2-piece brass sets, the bushings replace the standard parts for cooler looking or heavier items, helping to add visual impact and weight when needed.