Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced their new +5mm 7075 aluminium chassis for the ultra-popular Team Associated B6.1 2WD buggy. The main plate adds 5mm of length for an easier to drive car especially in high-bite track conditions such as carpet and astro turf, allowing to pull faster single laps while offering greater consistency over the whole run at the same time. In addition the chassis will also improve handling on bumpy surfaces where the main plate will ensure improved stability. The chassis is machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium for strength and optimised flex characteristics while the black anodised surface ensures high durability and factory looks. Machined silver edge details and laser-etched RDRP logos make the part stand out. The main plate fits the B6.1 and B6.1D kits and is usable with most “under servo” and “under electronics” weight kits.
Yokomo have introduced their new 34g shorty battery weight for the use with off-road buggies, drift and 1/12th scale pan cars. Machined from 1mm steel material and coming with a black surface coating and laser-engraved Yokomo logos, the plate allows to add weight in the central part of the chassis and when running lightweight battery packs.
The 2018/19 VRS-Micro Touring and Truck Series, held from October to April at the Vestfold RC Senter in south east Norway, recently concluded with the final round. The series sees the running of 1/28th scale Stock, Truck and Mod classes on ETS-style carpet using RC Atomic and GL-Racing 4WD cars. 13-years old up and coming Olav Frostad Dahle has been the boy to beat this year, since he won both Stock and Modified class last season. In the end he was at the front of both Stock and Mod classes, ultimately taking both titles. But it wasn’t without a stronger competition this year. Behind Olav, it has been a very hard battle in Stock the hole season between Tommy Dahle, Torbjørn Jørgensen, Eskil Røvik, Tommy Lønn, and Håvard Gulliksen. Another young and very talented driver is 13-years old Eskil Røvik who had his breakthrough this season and showed a very strong pace in the second part of the season. But in the end it was Tommy Dahle with the overall runner-up spot from Torbjørn Jørgensen in 3rd place.
The fifth and final round of the Northwest Indoor Series was held at the Tacoma RC Raceway in Tacoma, Washington this past weekend. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Yokomo’s Jackson Andres with the TQ and he would also bring home the win after some very eventsome triple A-mains in which he would score 1-3-4 finished for the overall. AE driver, Tyler Miller came in 2nd, tie on points with 6-1-3 finishes. Daniel Lea (TLR) had to settle for 3rd overall with 3-6-2 finishes.
The fourth and final round of the 2019 BRCA Scottish GT Regional’s took place last weekend at Lothian Radio Control Car Club. The club has invested heavily this year with a new carpet and track markers giving the racers the best possible race experience. A fast flowing track was laid out and with a grip line established early on a great days racing was had by all. Qualifying would see this year’s Champion John Simpson take control and he was the only person to record 35 laps. The next three cars just missed the 35 laps and were split by three tenths of a second. James Eaves claiming the 2nd place spot from Kenneth Rogers in 3rd and Andrew Edwards 4th. The battle for the final places in the A-final had been close all day with David Bruce lining up 5th and Fraser Leslie claiming the last spot with a great final qualifying run.
This past weekend Northwest Hobbies in Albany, Oregon played host to round 2 of the 2019 JConcepts National Carpet and Turf Series also known as the Northwest Carpet Nationals. The 2019 NW Carpet Nationals layout was very challenging. The track flow was super fast and required a lot of low-speed steering as the angles and turns were really tight, but yet needed balance because of the full length straight and high-speed sweeper that required confident steering and stability. Getting the car setup right was the key to lap speed, but keep in mind the faster you go the harder it is to maintain consistency which led into an internal battle of pushing too hard and going too slow. In 2WD Modified Buggy it was a flawless performance by one of the industry’s brightest young stars as Team Associated’s Broc Champlin scored his 1st major victory on carpet at round 2 of the NCTS. After round 1, Broc was searching for a bit of redemption and with a dominant win in A1 and A2 here at round 2 in 2WD Modified, Broc is starting to emerge as a true competitor on the world scale. Team Yokomo’s Ryan Cavalieri finished 2nd, but is starting to gel better with his new gear and inching closer to his winning ways. AE’s Dustin Evans finally got his car to his liking on main day and found great speed and finished 3rd on the podium.
Coming from Yokomo and made for the BD9 touring car is a multi weight plate set. Designed to optimized left-to-right weight balance, the three brass plates can be installed in the battery compartment when using lightweight LCG battery packs and they can also be mounted in the electronics area when using heavy batteries or lightweight electronics. Each plate weighs in at 7g and measures 25x34x1mm. A set of thin double sided tape is included, ensuring minimum height gain. Designed for the BD9 the set is usable with most other electric touring car kits.
Reds Racing from Italy have introduced their all-new ZX Pro 160A 1/10th scale brushes speed controller. The no-compromised ESC was developed with the input of Reds Racing’s international team of factory drivers and it features an updated firmware with new algorithms for throttle and brake control that result in the smoothest possible throttle and very strong brake feeling. At 95g including wires the controller is also lighter than the previous version while offering new programming functions. The speedo features a built-in power switch and programming port, it utilises a switchable 6V/7.4V BEC system as well as a 30mm fan unit. The ZX Pro is available separately, including programming box or Z-Line motors.