RC-Carbonstore have introduced their new Rebellion-RC carbon fibre and aluminium optionals for the Serpent SF4 formula car. First up is the symmetrical main chassis plate that ensures equal left-to-right flex characteristics. Also new is an upper deck with the MST multi sidetone position feature that allows to shift the side tubes forth and back to fine-tune their damping action. Next up are carbon fibre side plates with 2mm higher cutouts and spacer plates for raised side bearing positions – again an option to fine-tune the car’s geometry. Also new is a wing holder option for an up to 20mm forward-shifted wing position, optimising the car’s aerodynamics and weight bias. Last but not least come front swing arms in -7.5mm (SF3 standard), -5mm, -2.5mm, 0mm (SF4 standard) and +2.5mm offset to adjust the front track width as well as the Xray gear diff conversion whose redesigned Wing-to-Chassis mount makes way for the wide gear diff assembly. As usual with Rebellion-RC all carbon fibre parts are available in a large variety of carbon fibre weave colours in order to personalise your ride.
Awesomatix have introduced their new A800-PSS Progressive Spring System for their A800 and A700 range of electric touring cars. The set was designed to add 15 or 25 percent of progression into the originally linear action of the SPR01S and SPR01 springs. With the kit the initial action of the spring is softer at the beginning of the compression and becomes progressively stiffer when the suspension gets further compressed during the down travel of the car. Tests have shown that a PSS-equipped and properly set car becomes easier to drive and more consistent at low to mid traction conditions and especially on outdoor asphalt tracks. The set was successfully tested and used by Awesomatix team drivers at the past ETS in Vienna with all A-main drivers in the Modified and Pro-Stock classes having used the new system to improve the overall handling. Each set contains a pair of AT119, ST69-15, ST69-25, and P46R parts with two sets being needed to outfit a complete car. More details about the PSS system and its application can be found here.
The Gara dei Costruttori race was held at the Miniautodromo Jody Scheckter track in Fiorano, Italy this past weekend. Held in 1/8th and 1/10th nitro on-road classes it was Infinity’s Alberto Picco with the win in the 30-minute main final, a lap in front of Capricorn’s Mirko Salemi on the runner-up spot. Infinity’s Francesco Tironi came in 3rd, another lap down. Over in the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class it was Serpent’s Michele Scaglioni with the win, a lap in front of Xray’s Angelo Brucculeri. Capricorn’s Valerio Righi would complete the top 3 podium result a lap short of Angelo.
The opening round of the Galician On-road Regionals was hosted by the Automodelista Vigues club last weekend. In the 1/10th Formula class it was Francisco Bello Calvo with the clean sweep in the qualifiers, taking the pole position from Omar Rodriguez on the 2 spot. The final then again saw Francisco leading the field in all three finals to take the day’s win from Omar on the runner-up spot. Ruben Manuel Aneiros came in 3rd to round out the podium.
Team Bomber have introduced a new 2.0mm aluminium main chassis and lower pod plate for their YR12XX kit. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 material the plate is about 13 percent lighter than the standard 2.5mm chassis and it offers a more aggressive car feeling in high-bite track conditions, making is especially useful for stock motor classes. Both the chassis and rear lower pod plate are available separately for as combo set.
Coming from T-Works and made for Mugen MBX8 based buggys, cars and trucks as well as the older MBX7 based kits is a POM shock shaft guide set. Machined from blue colour material the shaft guides offer high precision and they are 0.2mm thinner in total compared to the standard parts, making for optimised sealing and overall smoother working shock absorbers.
The third round of the Huge RC Challenge was held at the Huge RC Circuit indoor asphalt track in Bangkok, Thailand this past weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class it was former IFMAR ISTC World Champion, Surikarn C. with the overall TQ and also the win in the 7-minute main final. Purisek J. came in 2nd, five seconds behind while Tanat Best I. completed the top 3 another three seconds down. Yingyos Y. and Chatgul K. rounded out the top 5 podium result.
Round 3 of the Trofeo Ciudad de Alcobendas was held at the ARCA track in Madrid, Spain over the weekend. In the 1/8th Electric Track class it was Jose Alberto Gonzalez with the overall TQ from Carlos Fernandez on the 2 spot. After the triple 4-minute A-mains it was again Jose Alberto who would hold the upper hand, taking the win from Gonzalo Garcia in 2nd and Carlos Fernandez in 3rd.