The second round of the Xray Racing Series Greece was held at the Fanatix Racing Track in Athens. Cold but sunny weather made for a great atmosphere and in Touring Modified it was front-runner Dimitris Ioannidis who showed up late due to having to write a chemistry test, however he once again took the top position overall to take the day’s win from Nick Nikolakopoulos and a surprisingly improved Chris Kidis who rounded out an all-Xray podium.
Reigning 1/10th 200mm World Champions Infinity have released an adjustable front oneway set for their title-winning IF15. The set offers a different approach to the traditional style of one way unit. By combining a typical one way with a silicone oil filled housing, drivers are able to adjust their car’s cornering and brake feeling while gaining the benefits of using a one way. The Adjustable Front Adjustable Oneway Set requires 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 silicone oil and rubber based or silicone seal adhesive for assembly.
RC Maker have introduced their new adjustable electronics mounting plates for most of today’s 1/10th electric touring cars. The floating brass mount with central attachment allows for fully floating electronics with absolutely minimal flex interference, giving symmetrical flex, which is not possible in conventional layouts. The plates make it incredibly easy to swap chassis plates, as electronics stay fixed to the plate, making it only two screws to swap all electronics over, without messing with tape. The unique design is making it very easy to swap between chassis manufacturers and try different plates all without having to buy entire new kits while offering left-to-right chassis balance adjustment. Different fastening inserts allow for even greater versatility without the need to buy a whole new set again. Same with changing to different plates and centre weights, they are all compatible with each-other. Beside the double-sided design, RC Maker also offers a single sided set with 4mm of adjustability left and right to adjust the balance bias of the car. Used for the electronics only it allows to tune the chassis balance, and also move weight in or out both sides to adjust the amount of roll in the chassis depending on the traction level. In addition to the brass double and single-sided sets, RC Maker also offer the brass plates separately to conversion double into single and single into double-sided designs. Optional carbon fibre option plates make for reduced overall mass if needed while an optional +10g centre weight adds further weight tuning options. Supported cars include the Yokomo BD8 and BD9, Xray T4 2017 to 2019, Team Associated TC7.1 and TC7.2, Tamiya TRF419X, Awesomatix A800X, Infinity IF14, Xpress XQ1, Mugen MTC1 and ARC R11’19.
Zero Tribe have introduced a stock conversion kit for the Yokomo BD9 that was developed to reduce natural drivetrain drag. Based on the experience gained with the T4 stock conversion kit, the BD9-aimed variant features a larger 22T centre pulley design for less belt pinching and thus a more efficient drivetrain. Included in the kit are also the necessary, longer front and rear belts as well as a redesigned narrow design 2.0mm carbon fibre top deck that will improve overall grip and traction in lower grip track conditions or when running hard compound handout or spec tyres. The upper deck is also available separately for the standard BD9.
Coming from MIP and made for the Cross RC Demon G2, and G1R updated vehicles, is the R-CVD driveline kit. Made of alloy steel, the fully US-made kit it designed to deliver top performance and longer lasting parts. The kit allows to turn the tyres to a true to 46 Degree angle with no binding; resulting in top performance and reliability thanks to utilising a unique mechanical stop between the axle and bone where they will bottom out before the cross pin, safeguarding the cross pin from breakage leading to a longer lasting parts. The upgrade kit fits any Cross RC Demon with a G2 or G1R axle upgrade and does not require any type of modification. This kit also utilises MIP HD driveline couplings, allowing for easy rebuilds.
Azarashi have introduced their new Type-MCR body shell for 210mm M-type on-road cars. Formerly made by North Craft, the limited edition body is the comical recreation of a 1990’s endurance GT race car and it first most 210mm wheelbase M-chassis cars such as the ones from Tamiya. The body comes including decals and wing mounting hardware.
Last weekend the Force Series kicked off its first race of the 2019 calendar at Dean’s Discount Hobbies, featuring some of the biggest names in the Southeast. In 1/8th Expert Nitro Buggy former World Champion, Serpent’s Billy Easton took the win in Pro Nitro Buggy as the longtime ace veteran proved to be the fastest after 25 minutes. Making the podium and also showing tremendous speed over the weekend was Team Associated’s Julien Oliveras. Julien has been working hard and close to a breakout race win. HB Racing’s Alfredo Arrieta closed out the podium in 3rd.
Redcat Racing have introduced the new Gen8 P-A-C-K pre-assembled chassis kit for those who want to run the Gen8 chassis with their own choice of electronics, wheels, tires, and body. The Gen8 PACK already includes many of the features custom builders look for, and is ready to be transformed into a high performance, one of a kind, custom rig. The Gen8 PACK uses the same chassis as the Gen8 International Scout II RTR vehicle and it also shares the same stock chassis components such as C-channel frame rails, low centre of gravity battery tray, centrally mounted divorced transfer case, lockable slipper clutch, portal axles with metal gear covers, MOD-1 gears, machined aluminium spools, front CVAs, 32 rubber-sealed ball bearings, threaded aluminium shocks, 47 degree steering blocks with proper Ackerman, Panhard bar, LED-ready bumpers, winch-ready front bumper, and frame mounted floor pans. The Gen8 uses portal axles with 47 degree of steering to help the vehicle manoeuvre in tight spaces.