VBC Lightning10-235 1/10th 235mm pan car kit

VBC Lightning10-235 1/10th 235mm pan car kit

VBC Racing introduce the 235mm version of the Lightning10 1/10th scale pan car chassis. The Lightning10-235 marks the revival of the 1990’s Pro10 class and the kit is constructed using high grade carbon fibre materials, lightweight 7075 aluminium alloy, and high strength composite materials. The kit features ultra short 7075 aluminium drive hubs, a big bore centre shocks, multi location side springs, optional brass balance weight with multiple mounting locations, an optional fan mount, and a highly adjustable adjustable front suspension that allows to fine-tune track width, caster, active caster, camber and ride height. The oversized rear motor pod is designed to keep the wheel hubs as narrow as possible while allowing the use of brass balance weights for weight distribution fine-tuning. The kit will become available early January 2015.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Juan Herrero wins at Mexican on-road nationals

Juan Herrero wins at Mexican on-road nationals

The final round of the Mexican On-Road Championship was held in Queretaro, Mexico. The race saw 115 entries divided in electric and nitro classes. Five rounds of qualifying were held on Saturday and in the 200mm nitro class it was Juan Herrero who was able to secure the TQ at only his second race with the Mugen MTX6. The 30 minute A-Main got underway and Juan took an undefeated win, finishing 4 laps ahead of 2nd place finisher Luis Esparza (Capricorn). Ed Dominguez (Hot Bodies rounded up the top 3.

Thanks to Juan Carlos Herrero for the report.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Schumacher 1/8th Stagger buggy tyre

Schumacher 1/8th Stagger buggy tyre

Coming from Schumacher and made for 1/8th off-road buggies is the new 1/8th Stagger tyre aimed at astroturf and multi-surface high grip tracks. The unique design allows the tyre to generate enough steering without causing grip roll. Also having plenty of forward drive due to the central row of horizontal bars. The tyre is meant for the front of the car but can also be used on the rear and it is available in two compounds, yellow for dry astro and softer silver for damp/wet conditions as a pair of tyre only or as pre-mounts on a Schumacher Revlite rim with medium foam insert.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Capricorn LAB TE02 Evo floating steering system

Capricorn LAB TE02 Evo floating steering system

Capricorn introduce a new floating steering system for the LAB TE02 Evo electric touring car. The design shifts the mounting points of the steering bellcranks from the chassis to the upper servo mounting plate in order to reduce the influence of the chassis flex on the steering characteristics. The whole steering assembly is now only hold by one sturdy aluminium tower that acts as the inner servo mount while holding the upper carbon servo and steering mounting plate. It is understood that the set includes new steering bellcranks, adjustable servo mounts, and steering linkages besides the new inner mounting tower and the updated upper carbon fibre plate.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Xray XB8 Active Diff lightweight outdrives

Xray XB8 Active Diff lightweight outdrives

Made for the XB8 and XB8E equipped with the Active Diff gear differential are new lightweight outdrives from Xray. Made from Hudy spring steel the parts are lightened to reduce their overall weight compared to the standard outdrives and they come with a hardened surfaces to maximise durability. Final precision hand-grinding ensures tight tolerances and an ultra-smooth fit in the diff body and gear.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Friday, December 12, 2014

Festival Brazil Sul Race – Report

Festival Brazil Sul Race – Report

The CAAR track hosted the Festival Brazil Sul, a year end race in Southern Brazil with entries from three different southern states and even drivers from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in attendance. The 52 entries divided in the four classes of GT, Classics, 1/10th 200mmm and Touring Car Super Stock and the weekend started with good and hot weather conditions and track temperatures as high as 65°C which caused some problems for the drivers as the tyres started to overheat.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Shepherd Velox V10 Pro 2015 200mm nitro on-road kit

Shepherd Velox V10 Pro 2015 200mm nitro on-road kit

Following the introduction of the 2015 version Velox V8 EC 1/8th scale kit Shepherd now announce the Velox V10 Pro 2015 1/10th 200mm nitro touring car. The upgraded kit comes with the Team Edition 7075-T6 aluminium chassis plate that sports an additional cutout for the middle bearing block which prevents it from twisting and keeps the belts always in a straight line. Also included is the optional radio plate mount to increase stiffness and strength while reducing rear at the same time.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

GForce Rev Limiter for brushless speed controllers

GForce Rev Limiter for brushless speed controllers

Coming soon from GForce is the Rev Limiter module to limit the maximum RPM of electric brushless motors. Looped between the motor, controller and receiver the device limits the maximum RPM of sensored brushless motors in four steps between 10,000 and 17,000 RPM. Micro switches and status LEDs help to check the setting, making the module ideal to equalise the performance of brushless motors for entry level and stock racing classes. The 2S LiPo-compatible Rev Limiter comes in a lightweight case, it measures 22x15x10mm and comes pre-wired with universal connectors and including a sensor wire.

Source: GForce [gforce-hobby.jp]

Friday, December 12, 2014

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