HRC Distribution have introduced the new HRC Racing HRC 68112CAR low profile servo. The high-voltage compatible servo features dual ball bearings, metal gears, an aluminium middle heatsink section and it offers up to 13kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.04s thanks to a powerful brushless motor. The servo comes equipped with an 80mm all-black receiver wire and it is available now.
Made for the Team Associated B6.1 series of buggies is Schaffner Racing Products’ 30mm side pod fan mount. 3-D-printed and available in different colours, the side pod fan mount come in two variants, for the use on the pinion side of the car or for the traditional endbell side of the chassis. The mounts are a direct fit, they utilise standard 30mm fan units and are available in black, blue or orange colour for layback or laydown transmissions.
Newly-founded Performa Racing have introduced their new P1 Radical 540-class brushless stock motors. Developed to deliver precise throttle response, high efficiency, and greater top speed, the motors feature a highly-machined aluminium can for maximised cooling, they come equipped with a balanced 12.5mm sintered rotor and a fully adjustable and replaceable sensor system. Developed in the USA the also utilise a proprietary Radical stack pattern for higher power and efficiency as well as oversized bearings for higher RPM and maximum durability. The motors are available in 10.5T to 21.5T specifications.
The SITCC season finale was hosted by the ERMC club and held in Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, attracting a good amount of entries. In the Touring Car class the overall TQ was decided in the final qualifiers when the track was at its fastest. Ultimately it was Xavier Deparde (Xray) with the pole position for the four A-mains. In the opening A-main the top qualifier would be able to get a gap on the field, however towards the end of the run Kevin Zwahlen (HB Racing) was able to close in on Xavier and the two would eventually run door to door for half a lap until Kevin managed to bring home the win. A2 then saw Xavier taking a pretty easy win, a couple of seconds in front of Kevin. A3 was again a pretty tight affair. Kevin and Xavier would pull a gap but it was Xavier who would bring home the win by 1.5 seconds. In the fourth and final A-main again the top 2 would open a gap on the field but Kevin went into an error, meaning Xavier would be able to cruise to the win with Kevin coming in 2nd overall as Cedric Ansermoz (Awesomatix) rounded out the overall top 3.
Nemo Racing have announced the signing of Australia’s Ben Sterling to their factory team. The former HB Racing driver is considered one of Australia’s fastest 1/8th off-road racers and he will be using Agama kits in his campaign that will include all major Australian as well as international races.
Coming from JConcepts is a 12-piece set of foam washers for 1/10th scale body shells. They help protecting the area where initial damage starts to occur which is right around the body mount holes. The die-cut foam donut is adhesive backed to attach itself to the body and the foam cushions the landings from there. The soft but high-impact material allows some flexibility between the body and the setting distance to the mount protecting the paint from the inside out.
The opening round of the Danish 1/8th Off-road Nationals was hosted by the RC Center Skive last weekend. In the 1/8t Nitro Buggy class, run on Sunday, it was Pelle Culmsee with the overall TQ in front of Daniel Bubel and Thomas Hansen. In the 45-minute main final Pelle would hold the upper hand, taking the win a lap in front of Daniel Bubel as Daniel Rose rounded out the top 3 result. Over in the E-Buggy category, held on Saturday, it was also Pelle Culmsee with the TQ as Daniel Bubel and Jakob Larsen came in 2nd and 3rd on the grid. The triple A-mains would see Pelle taking pretty dominant wins for the overall in front of Daniel Bubel and Danny Kwiatkowski.
Last weekend was the sixth round of the ever popular Schumacher Masters Series held at Worksop Raceway. With over 150 entries the competition was as tough as always. Xray’s Craig Collinson started the day with intent taking 4WD TQ in round 1 of qualifying, ahead of world class driver Neil Cragg (Team Associated). The next three qualifying rounds would see Neil top round 2 with Craig 2nd, Craig top round 3 with fellow team mate Dom Nunn 2nd and in round 4 Dom put in a storming run to take the round ahead of Craig. This meant Craig would take overall TQ with Xray driver Dom Nunn 2nd and in the 3rd spot would be Neil Cragg. In the final Craig got off to a clean start with Dom and Neil in hot pursuit. Unfortunately Dom made an early error allowing Neil to take the 2nd spot and young Schumacher driver Josh Holdsworth 3rd. Craig drove a faultless five minute final keeping his buggy on the racing line at all times, not allowing an opportunity for Josh or Neil to make a pass. In the end Craig took the win just in front of Josh and Neil.