VBC Racing D07 Aggressive Package conversion kit

VBC Racing D07 Aggressive Package conversion kit

New from VBC Racing and made for the Wildfire D07 touring car is the Aggressive Package chassis conversion kit. It is based around a new 2.25mm carbon fibre main chassis that places the motor more towards the rear for increased steering feeling. Included are also a new 2.0mm topdeck and new 510T front and 189T rear low friction belts. The conversion is meant to excel on carpet and high-grip tracks.

Source: VBC [vbcracing.com]

Friday, March 27, 2015

Exotek DEX210 RM HRC bulkhead conversion

Exotek DEX210 RM HRC bulkhead conversion

New from Exotek comes the rear motor 7075 aluminium bulkhead conversion for rear motored DEX210 series cars including the v1, v2 and ST. Co-designed with the Team Durango race factory and produced by Exotek the new concept rear motor bulkhead was used by Jörn Neumann to win the 2014 Euro Championships. Made of high-strength 7075 alloy and machined down to reduce overall weight, the new RM bulkhead provides lower inner camber link mounting points for improved high roll centre options as well as chassis mounted alloy inner ball stud mounting. The construction also re-locates the shock tower to be in front of the rear shocks and it changes the flex characteristics of the chassis and gearbox. On top of that the design makes for easier gear box access and removal and the wing can be mounted more forward or in the rear stock gearbox location. The set is available in factory gold or black anodising and it is recommended for experienced modellers as it requires hand cutting of the stock plastic gearbox.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Active Hobby Products TT-02 under-drive gear set

Active Hobby Products TT-02 under-drive gear set

Active Hobby Products have a new one-way gear set available for Tamiya’s TT-02 entry-level touring car. Containing a 42T one-way and 13T pinion gear the set makes for an under-driven front end, a setup often used by drift car racers. The highly precise gears fit the Tamiya OP671 front one-way unit and they become available soon.

Source: Active Hobby Products [active-online.shop-pro.jp]

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sanwa RX-481 & RX-482 receivers – Preview images

Sanwa RX-481 & RX-482 receivers – Preview images

Sanwa soon have two new 2.4GHz receivers available that are of a new build-in antenna design. Doing away with the hassle associated with antenna routing or having the precious wire ripped off of the case during a run the RX-481 standard and RX-482 S.S.L. receiver are of a pretty unique design with a slightly smaller footprint than a RX-472 but a taller case that includes the build-in antenna. Both receivers will be compatible with the Sanwa M12, MT4S, MT-4 and Exzes-Z and they should be available soon. We bring you more information on the full specifications and features as soon as they become available.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Exotek DEX210v2 carbon rear shock tower

Exotek DEX210v2 carbon rear shock tower

New from Exotek and made for the Team Durango DEX210v2 is a rear carbon fibre shock tower. Offering a heavy duty design and a stealthy matte finish the tower, made from 5mm thick material, is much stiffer and stronger that the stock part for consistent damper action while being still light of weight due to its extra machining. Also the wide open shape allows air to pass through for better wing aero. The shock tower weighs in at 12.5g and fits the original DEX210 as well.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Flavio Elias wins Brazilian 1/8th Championship

Flavio Elias wins Brazilian 1/8th Championship

The Brazilian 1/8th On-road Championship was held in the City of Americana near Sao Paulo, host of the IFMAR World Championships this year. Following a rainy qualifying Flavio Elias had no problems to win the semi-final and bump up to the championship deciding final. The first laps of the 45 minute main were a little bit troublesome but Flavio stayed calm and started to control the race when he took over the lead and kept the 1st place until the checkered flag.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

McBride doubles at Australian 1/8 National Champs

McBride doubles at Australian 1/8 National Champs

The 2015 Australian 1/8 Fuel Off-Road National Championships were held at the Model Off-Road Buggy Club in Perth, Australia. As qualifying got underway, it was clear that Kyle McBride would be one of the drivers to beat for the title in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy and Truggy classes. Comfortable from the first lap, the 18-year-old drove with the experience of a top veteran and put himself in great positions for the main events. First up was the Truggy main where McBride jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, lapping the field twice. In the Buggy class the results were similar, with McBride putting three laps on the competition getting him his fifth Buggy Championship in a row.

Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ty Tessmann fuelled by VP Powermaster

Ty Tessmann fuelled by VP Powermaster

1/8th Nitro Buggy World Champion Ty Tessmann has teamed up with VP Racing Fuels for the Silver State and Neo race. Ty will “officially” be using VP PowerMaster’s “Tessmann Edition” fuel at the 2015 Silver State in Las Vegas and at the 2015 NeoX race at Harper Adams University in Newport, Shropshire, England. After extensive on-track testing and racing, Tessman was convinced that the custom formulated VP Powermaster delivered the performance demanded at the highest levels of R/C Offroad racing. “Fuel mileage is very important to us without sacrificing power, with this blend we do not sacrifice anything”, said Gord Tessmann.

Source: VP [powermasterfuels.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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