Arrowmax have introduced their new 4mm and 5mm low-profile battery connectors. Utilising a 6-point design and 24K Gold-plating, the plugs will offer a very low resistance for best possible performance while their pre-shaped design will make soldering nice and tidy. The low-profile button head improves clearance so the head will not interfere with the low top decks of today’s electric touring cars. The connectors come as pairs and they are available now.
Last weekend’s 2017 ROAR 1/10th Electric Off-road Nationals saw Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri taking the TQ in the 2WD Modified SCT class. Alex Kosciuszek and Spencer Rivkin (both Team Associated) came in 2nd and 3rd respectively and after the triple A-mains the top 3 would remain the same, with Ryan leading an AE top 3 with Alex and Spencer coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. TLR’s Dakotah Phend would be the best of the rest, matching his qualifying performance with a 4th place overall.
Round 4 of the Belgian SCT Cup was held in the middle of a park in Enghien as part of the biggest RC exhibition of the country. The Buggy Tournai Racing Club laid out a nice temporary tack but due to the weather, practice on Saturday would be limited. On Sunday it took the first two qualification rounds for the track to dry up completely, making car setup and tyre choice a bit complex and spicing up the race. In the Pro2 class, Nicolas Evens (TLR) dominated and won all rounds. In the first round, Géry Ledocq (Kyosho) followed in 2nd in some distance, struggling with car setup. Tom Vercarre (TLR) was in full swing again and took a nice 3rd spot, a result he would only improve in the second and third round by taking 2nd places, securing himself the P2 spot on the grid. Géry’s struggles continued in the second round where he finished 3rd while he broke his truck in the final qualifier, however he still took P3 for the finals.
This past weekend was the annual event of the oOple Invernational at the brilliant Robin Hood Raceway venue. A fantastic entry of 191 competitors across the various classes was superb to see. The format for the event was four rounds of qualifying by round by round, with the best two to count. Then followed by three leg finals for everyone. In 2WD it was very close throughout qualifying as the three star drivers were Michal Orlowski, Ben Jemison and Craig Collinson. Each of these three drivers TQ’d a round each, so it was all down to the 4th and final round of qualifying. Ben Jemison dominated this round so therfore would line up on pole position for the A-finals. Ultimately it was TQ holder Ben Jemison (Schumacher) who laid down a dominant performance in the triple A-mains to take the title from Team C’s Craig Collinson in 2nd and Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski 3rd.
Coming from Team C Racing and made for the company’s 2WD off-road vehicles is an aluminium steering set. Machined from high-quality material and coming with a ball-raced steering plate the set is a direct replacement and it makes for greatly improved steering emphasis due to the sturdy construction and the servo-saver-less design.
Made for most of today’s 1/10th 2WD and 4WD short course trucks is Pro-Line’s new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Desert Truck body shell. Pro-Line has included maximum scale detail into this body and sticker sheet for a highly detailed yet functional replica of the 2017 Raptor that has real Trophy Truck styling. The 2017 Raptor has a bold and tough body style and it fit trucks such as the Slash 2WD and 4×4, SC5M, 22 SCT, Ten-SCTE as well as many other kits. As usual the body comes, clear, including windowmasks, overspray film and a comprehensive decal sheet.
Coming from VRP and made for all Tekno RC vehicles are specific XV3 4-hole shock pistons. By working with Tekno team members, VRP have developed a lineup of pistons that suits the Tekno geometry the best. Available will be 4-hole 1.9, 2.0, 2.1 and 1.9/2.0 split pistons all of which use the popular XV3 piston technology.
After the missed Belgium SCT race in Merchtem in June, everyone was looking forward to this very first race organised by the Bugg’Ittre club, even more as it is the only dirt track of the calendar. The club worked hard in preparing a nice event; unfortunately the party was a bit ruined by the rain which poured down all Saturday and would come back hard at the end of qualifications on Sunday. Race director and driver representatives then agreed to call it a day as the track was becoming dangerous for marshals.