Samix have introduced a set of brass spring retainers for the Axial SCX10 II trail truck. Machined from heavy brass material the retainers add 35g of weight to the suspension, which can be beneficial in order to improve climb performance of the truck. Due to the sturdy construction and rigid material the spring retainers also improve seat of the spring which is further helped by the taller inner support. The parts are a direct fit on the standard Axial shocks and they come in sets of four.
Coming from Axon are new matte finish aluminium screws as well as a medium viscosity ball differential grease. Starting with the fasteners, the aluminium bolts are made from aircraft-grade material and their matte surface will grip better into the carbon fibre material of chassis, top decks and shock towers which will lead to a more natural flex of all parts compared to using polished-finish screws. The 3mm button head screws are available in 6mm, 8mm and 10mm specification while the flat head variant comes in 6mm and 8mm length. All are available as 4-piece or 10-piece packs.
Arrowmax have expanded their range of high-voltage Lithium-Polymer batteries by a 6000mAh 2S shorty variant. Measuring 96x47x25.1mm the pack makes use of 4mm bullet-type connectors and it is built from high-performance 55C/110C LiHV cells. It can be safely charged up to 4.35V per cell but it can also be used in sanctioned racing and with a 4.2V per cell charge cut-off.
This past weekend round 2 of the DTR Track Challenge was held at Dialed in RC Raceway in Victorville, California. Qualifying did not go the way Cody King wanted it to, so he would start 4th on the grid. At the start of the 20 minute final Cody would get past 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the first corner. He saw that as his chance to push it and get away and that’s what he did as the HB Racing driver got about a 15-second lead that he would hold onto the entire race to take the win in the Expert Buggy class from Mugen’s Adam Drake and Kyosho’s Anthony Westergaard.
Coming from RPM and made for the Team Associated B6 series of 2WD buggies are the flat front A-arms. The wishbones offer a much tighter fit of the hinge pins which results in a more precise front end while in-line retaining screws for the outer hinge pins and ditched inside retaining screws for shoulders in the hinge pin holes result in a weight reduction of 1.75g per A-arm. The arms come as pair and they are made to replace the AE #91671 arms.
Round 7 of the Czech Open Series was held in Kolin this past weekend. The event started off on a wet track that would dry slowly but ultimately the weather made for good racing conditions with the 1/8th Nitro Buggy main being won by Fanda Kalenda (Serpent) in front of Milan Mudra (Xray) who suffered some problems in the final. The podium was rounded out by Kyosho driver Tomáš Kapička in 3rd.
The third round of the Norwegian 1/8th Electric Nationals was hosted by the Oslo Model Car Club this past weekend. The race did not start well for pre-event favourite Daniel Kobbevik who suffered a corrupt speed controller that had no brakes but he was able to get a P2 in the opening qualifier despite having to drive really smoothly. With a new controller installed for the remaining qualifiers, Daniel was able to snatch the overall TQ thanks to coming out fastest in Q2 and Q3. A1 then was smooth sailing for the young man but in A2 he suffered a dying battery in the opening stages meaning he had to hold everything in A3 in which Daniel was able to bring home the win and with the the overall victory from Kai Ronning 2nd and Mathias Fink 3rd.
Coming from Randy Caster’s 1up Racing brand is the all-new Premium pit mat. With its unique circle pattern and parts trays debossed right into the surface, the mat has looks with functionality to match. Only 3mm thick, the mat rolls up tight taking up less space in the bag and it is made from an ultra dense rubber/pvc material for extremely long life. The pit mat measures 121x61cm and it can easily be cut to fit smaller pit spaces.