Destiny have introduced the new SR version of the Reedy Race winning RX-10S 1/10th 4WD electric touring car kit. The car makes use of a 2.25mm USA high-grade carbon fibre chassis and it received some subtle updates such as front and rear aluminium suspension mount whose composite inserts allow to fine-tune the suspension toe angle in 0.3 degree increments. In addition different width suspension mounts make for a wide 40.7mm to 49.5mm track width adjustment window.
Controlled practice concluded this morning at the EWS International, and Ronald Volker will carry the number one on his car throughout the four rounds of qualifying. Volker seemed very upbeat as he said he had made “small changes” to his car, diverting slightly from his “normal European setup”. He also wanted to mention how the whole team had worked well throughout the morning’s practice rounds to improve the car – Yokomo being also represented at the event by factory international drivers Yannic Prumper, Christopher Krapp and Loic Jasmin. Volker’s returning team-mate Prumper explained that he had just built his BD8-18 “out of the box with only some changes to the springs and oils” and was clearly happy to back with his former team.
Coming from Samix and made for the Traxxas TRX-4 trail truck is a full set of brass pivot balls. They are machine from high-quality brass material and sport a polished surface for looks and smooth operation. The set adds 22g of weight and it is a direct replacement with all needed pivot balls included.
The fifth running of the EWS International event got underway yesterday, Friday, with many drivers taking the opportunity of three rounds of free practice on the Friday evening of the ever-growing event in the south-east of the UK. In the Modified class, World Champion Ronald Volker set the best three laps, just ahead of compatriot Marc Rheinard Ronald seemed happy with his Yokomo, and said whilst he was used to the bumps in the track after racing at the previous edition of the event, he liked the kerbs which allowed him to drive “fully on it”.
Xray have introduced the 2018 variant of their successful, EFRA Euros winning XB8 1/8th nitro off-road buggy. The kit has received larger updates with the 2018 variant being based on a new aluminium chassis that is usable on both the nitro and electric platform, meaning by simply swapping the engine compartment and radio tray the buggy can be converted from nitro to electric in no time. The chassis also received a new shape which leads to improved front tyre clearance.
Team Associated have announced two new Sense Innovations Engine Sound System products for RC car applications. These versions are smaller to make it easier to install and position. Along with all the features of the earlier model, the ESS-One+ is lighter and more compact in size, making it easier to install. Redesigned speakers have more power and longer life. The D-Class amplifier chip ensures efficient performance and high-quality sound output.
Kyosho have introduced an optional hard rear hub carrier set for the MP9 and GT3 series of cars. The hubs are moulded from a harder composite material than the standard parts for increased stability and less flex under load, something that can be beneficial and create increased traction when running on very high grip surfaces.
Made for the 2018 variant of their successful X1 1/10th formula pan car platform is Xray’s new 2.0mm carbon fibre chassis. Thinner than the standard 2.5mm chassis, the 2.0mm variant is best used on low to medium grip asphalt tracks as it offers more flex which results in increased rear traction. The chassis is intended for the use with the #371149 graphite rear pod plate.