Coming from HB Racing and made for the D817 nitro off-road buggy are new module 0.8 main gears and suitable clutch bells. The somewhat finer module will result in overall improved drivetrain efficiency, equalling better acceleration, higher top speed and better mileage. Available now are 59T and 60T main gears as well as 16T and 17T clutch bells.
Italian company Reds Racing have introduced their new Gen2 1/8th electric brushless motors. Developed with the help of factory drivers such as Elliott Boots the power plants feature a new stator for increased heat dissipation, a redesigned rotor makes for improved throttle control and an all-new heatsink can increases heat dissipation. The features list is rounded out by dual sensor ports, pre-shaped heavy duty solder tabs and high-RPM ball bearings. The motor will become available in a range of winding options including 1900kv and 2100kv variants.
Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the HPI Sprint 2 touring car is a 2.5mm carbon fibre chassis plate. It replaces the standard, wobbly plastic chassis with a more rigid solution that not only greatly improves overall car handling and performance but also looks. The carbon fibre chassis is a direct replacement and it will hit stores soon.
Schelle Racing Innovations have introduced an aluminium steering rack for the Team Assocoated B64 line of buggies. Designed to replace the standard composite part, the alloy rack is made of high-quality aluminium and it comes with machined edge details for improved looks. Due to the sturdy construction the steering feel and durability are much improved for greater confidence when the going gets tough. Included with the rack, that fits both the B64 and B64D, come two bearing crush tubes.
Coming from Muchmore is a full range of rotors for the new Fleta ZX V2 modified and stockracing motors. Available are a total of 15 rotors, including a dedicated drift variant with cooling fan and 1S 1/12th scale options, that will help to fine-tune the motor’s characteristics to the given track conditions or driving style. To ensure easy identification the titanium rotors come a yellow-anodised ring and all feature laser-engraved markings on the rotor body and pinion shaft.
Team Associated have introduced a range of new Factory Team option parts for the B64 range of 1/10th 4WD buggies. First up are aluminium rear hubs in blue or black colour. The uprights are of a symmetrical design, they allow for axle height adjustment and the vertical camber link ball stud mounting helps to achieve finer roller centre adjustments. Also new are +2 FT steering arm blocks. Laser-etched for easy identification, the parts add more Ackermann than the stock plates which results in smoother steering response. Last but not least comes the FT LRC arm mount B made of heavy brass material. A direct fit for the standard LRC arm mount B, the part adds weight to the front of the buggy, it lowers the centre of gravity and improves front end consistence through high speed corners.
The third round of the Quebec RC Series was held in Charlevoix on a Levi Jackson designed track. In Nitro Buggy, Eric Deschenes took the TQ in the last round, and he was able cruise to an easy win in the final in front of David Lécuyer and local Daniel Dallaire.
Last weekend the R/C Racers of Edmonton hosted the Oil City Dash. The event had a full day of practice on Friday, qualifying on Saturday, and main events on Sunday. Mugen’s Adam Drake was the top qualifier in 1/8th Nitro Buggy and he went on to win the 45-minute final followed by Cory Drachenberg (Mugen) and Pete Tozzer (Team Associated).