Coming from JConcepts is the Fin Reamer for polycarbonate bodyshells and wings. The custom 0 to 14mm reamer design combines a sharp, durable tip with an aluminium handle which is available in blue and black colours. The handle features an ergonomic shape with finned cuts and tear-drop recessed areas to reduce weight and add an important lustre to the design. The reamer tip cover is a moulded plastic component built just for the design and application. The stacked piping on the cover packs a look but also serves as a grip for the on and off process. The handle also has an end cap which includes the JC logo.
Coming from Horizon Hobby are the new Dynamite Reaction HV LiHV hardcase battery packs. Made using high-quality 50C cells the battery packs are ideal for bashers and also outlaw racing classes as their high-voltage LiPo cells offer increased overall voltage over standard cells. The batteries can be charged up to 4.35V per cell versus the standard 4.2V, using a HV-compatible charger, and they are available in a range of configurations including a 4000mAh 7.6V/2S shorty pack with EC3 connector, a 5000mAh 7.6V/2S standard-size pack, a 5000mAh 11.4V/3S 35mm height pack with EC5 connector and a 5000mAh 15.2V/4S battery. The standard 2S and 4S packs are available with EC3, EC5, Deans and Traxxas compatible connectors.
Motorhead R/C Raceway in San Jacinto, California played host to the seventh round of the JBRL Electric Off-Road Series. With just over 150 entries, the crowd was set for an exciting day of racing. In Modified 2WD Buggy, local fast kid Jeremy Hase Jr. sat on the pole, followed by Jake Mayo and Nick Wautlet. At the sound of the tone, Mayo applied formidable skill and patience to press Hase Jr. into a mistake. From there, Mayo held on to an 8-second lead to take home the win for the weekend from Tyler Fenster in second and Shawn Blackwell Sr. in third.
Coming from Arrowmax is their latest high-performance LiPo battery pack in the form of a 4500mAh 3S variant. Built using the latest generation of heavy duty 40C/80C cells with improved electrolyte composition and new high-density stacking the battery offers exceptional performance and durability even in demanding applications such as 1/8th and 1/10th on-road and off-road cars. What makes the 11.1V battery special is the reduced height of 25.1mm, making the 3S pack as large as a standard 2S battery. This leads to weight advantages over a standard 3S pack, allowing for higher performances especially in 1/8th scale vehicles. Another feature is the unique balancer power that is hidden behind a removable silicone cover. The features list is rounded out by 5mm bullet-type tube connectors for improved power supply.
Round five of the Slovakian Electric Off-road Nationals was held at the RC-Comorra track in Komarno. It was again a hot and dusty race and in 2WD buggy it was Lucas Grainer who took the TQ after an awesome qualification. In the finals Lucas was able to stay on top to win the race from Michal Nagy and Milos Svihran.
This year’s Romanian Short Course Nationals saw Jako Zsolt taking the 2WD Single and 4WD Single Modified classes. In the unique 2WD and 4WD Team Modified classes the duo of Jako Zsolt and Laczko Tibor came out successful to round out Jako’s perfect campaign.
Spektrum have introduced the SRS2100 DSMR built-in antenna micro race receiver. Designed to eliminate the usual wire antenna and to offer a less cluttered electronic layout the receiver features an internal antenna that additionally improved the RF performance of the overall package. The receiver delivers a 5.5ms frame rate when coupled with Spektrum’s DSM2 or DSMR transmitters, it is of a 3-channel design and it offers extra protection of a waterproof Reliakote conformal coating that seals its electronics from the elements and other corrosives like nitro methane or motor spray. Measuring 17.6×25.5x25mm the high-voltage compatible receiver weighs in at 5.5g and it is available soon.
The Super Cup recently made its way east to Beachline Raceway located in Cocoa Florida for race 2 of the Fall session. With 234 entries, everyone had another long day of racing but Lance MacDonald kept everything flowing smoothly and so the organisers were able to get two qualifiers and the mains done in about 12 hours. The premiere 2WD Mod Buggy class would have 30 entries and some very exciting lower mains. Daimon Borkowicz would be the top qualifier and go on to win the A-main event. The battle for second, third and fourth would make the A-main that much more exciting with drivers swapping positions throughout the 5-minute main. Paul Wynn would finish up in the two spot after an extremely tight battle with Ryan Eckert. Ryan would finish third just 0.546 behind Paul.