RC Target have introduced the RC12 2.1cc nitro on-road engine, the first in their line of engines. The power plant comes already hand-modified, with ceramic rear bearing, a composite carburettor and larger cooling surface. The 3-port long-stroke engine is available from now on.
Coming from Creation Model are two new optional parts for the Infinity IF14 electric touring car. The first of the new releases are aluminium shock spring retaining collars. Made of precision machined aluminium, and featuring a black-anodised finish, they are extremely light and help the shock absorber and the shock spring work more efficiently. They are supplied in a set of four.
The fourth round of the Andalusian Championships was hosted by the San Jose de la Rinconda club and held at the Fernando Robles track last weekend. Mugen’s Juan Carlos Canas was on a high all weekend long, taking the overall TQ and win in the 45-minute A-main event. Francisco Hidalgo came in 2nd from Zacarias Villalba, who had a troubled A-main, starting from the 2 spot on the grid, but rewarded himself with the final podium spot.
Round 4 of the Indonesian Electric Off-road Series as held at the SDC track in Tangerang, West Java recently. The race format saw two rounds of 5-minute qualifiers followed by triple 5-minute A-mains. Jason Nugroho took the overall 4WD Modified Buggy TQ but in A1 he got a bad start any only finished in 2nd place. With wins in A2 and A3 however he locked the overall win from teammate Rizki Pradana 2nd and Yuri in 3rd.
Coming soon from Tamiya is the Dynahead 6×6 G6-01TR 6-wheeler off-road trail truck. Based on the popular G6-01 chassis the TR version features portal hub reduction axles that up the final drive ratio to 37.35:1 for improving climbing performance, 15mm greater ground clearance and cool looks. The martially looking body shell was designed by Takayuki Yamazaki of PDC Design-works and the truck comes with 5-spoke wheels and V-tread block tyres for astonishing looks. The 453mm long truck is 4WS capable using a capable transmitter and optional rear axle parts. Included with the kit comes a 540-size brushless motor and the kit is set for a release this Winter.
The Australian ACT track recently played host to the NSW Pro-Line Challenge with the largest entry for the 2018 season. The event was held in several classes and using 10-minutes qualifiers and 45-minutes A-mains. Nitro Buggy was a 2-horse race, as Ari Bakla picked up TQ after winning all three Qualifiers, while local fast guy Shane Kelly had some super fast lap speed and was 2nd with Craig Laughton in 3rd. In the main Ari pulled a little gap but would be closed after the first pit stop, for the next 25 minutes Ari and Shane were never more than 2 to 3 seconds apart, switching the lead until Shane had a huge crash in one of the worst areas of the track for a marshal to get to. This gave Ari a large lead which he would protect and cross the line with the win from Shane Kelly 2nd and Craig Laughton 3rd.
The fourth round of this year’s Sunday Race Cup was held at the HSH race tracks in Dintikon, Switzerland. 22 drivers in three categories signed in, making for good racing in perfect weather conditions. In Race Truck it was a clear win for Tobias Kunz in front of veteran racer, Luigi Manzo and Micha Kühne. Tobias had a perfect day with the TQ and wins in all three A-mains. Micha Kühne looked like he would wrap up the runner-up spot, however a crash in the final A-main meant that Luigi hold the upper hand to finish 2nd overall.
Coming from Power HD is their new M9 mid-size high-voltage servo for 1/12th scale applications. It features an all-aluminium heatsink case, coreless motor, copper and titanium gears and it is capable of up to 9kg-cm of torque and a speed of down to 0.07s. The servo measures 35×15.1×29.5mm, weighs in at 35g and it will hit stores soon.