Schelle Racing Innovations introduce the Spinfree front axles for the Team Associated SC10 and expand their line of Onyx bearings. Starting with the front axles, the chromoly alloy shafts are of a design that relieves the clamping forces on the front bearings, allowing to tighten the wheels completely and stop the front axles from binding in the turns. The axles come as pair and include shims and button head screws. Schelle has also expanded their Onyx bearing line to outfit the three newest 4WD electric buggies on the market as are the Team Associated B44.3, Hot Bodies D413, and TLR 22-4. The greased split-seal bearings reduce overall drivetrain drag and come in a re-usable snap case wrapped with the Schelle logo and graphics.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Exotek introduce two carbon fibre front shock towers for the TLR 22 2.0 and the Kyosho SC6 truck. Starting with the TLR part, the shock tower is made of 5mm high-quality carbon fibre and much stiffer and stronger than the original composite item resulting in a more consistent damper action. Extra machining reduces unnecessary weight while improving airflow through the shock stay at the same time. The tower fits both the 22 and newer 22 2.0. Also new and made for the Kyosho SC6 and RT6 is a 4mm front shock tower. Again made to improve shock action the part offers additional outer shock mounting holes for added tuning options while lower countersunk holes insure exact mounting and alignment which is critical for taller shock towers.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
For the 13th consecutive year, McCullough’s Off-Road Raceway in Sarver, PA hosted the annual East Coast Race Against Cancer. This year’s event garnered 269 entries and raised over $23,000 for the American Cancer Society. Racers from across the East Coast as well as Canada converged to race for this great cause over three days of competition. In the Modified 2WD Buggy class, it was all Team Associated on the podium with Brandon Marsh taking the win after a great battle with Luke McCullough who finished 2nd and Nathan Clark in 3rd.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Round 6 of the Belgian SCT Cup took place at the famous MBV Kampenhout track. Being used to organise national and international events the club provided a perfect organisation and an awesome astroturf track. As usual the day started on a wet and slippery track but in time for the first qualifier the track had dried, offering tons of grip. In the Pro2 class, Nicolas Evens (TLR) swept all four qualifiers, being the only driver to make 12 lap runs in each round. The following three drivers on the grid all scored a 2nd and 3rd place as best results but the fastest time handed Julian André (TLR) the runner-up spot on the grid, ahead of Laurent Halluin (Team Associated) and Philippe Hautecoeur (Team Associated). Pascal Bouffioux (Team Associated) completed the top 5 in the 2WD class.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Ruddog now have the Stoff RC 4500mAh 80C LiPo shorty battery pack available. The economically priced battery is built from high performance 80C cells and ideal for a wide range of applications. The hardcase pack comes equipped with 4mm tube-type connectors and a 2mm balancing port.
Source: Ruddog [ruddog.eu]
Monday, September 8, 2014
Avid introduce their new titanium ball studs for Team Associated B5 and SC10 4×4 vehicles as well as Xray’s T4 and XB4 cars. Coming as 5.5mm variant for the metric Team Associated kits and as 4.9mm pivots for the Xray cars, the ball studs are made from billet 6Al-4V titanium for around 40 percent less weight without sacrificing strength. A 2mm allen head on top of the ball helps makes for easy removal of the balls that come as complete sets for the aforementioned vehicles or as pairs in the most common dimensions.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Hobby Haven in Des Moines, Iowa was the host of the 15th annual Shootout race. Practice was scheduled to be most of the day Friday but with the bad weather the area was having the track was not going to be ready. The track crew worked most of the day putting lime on the track to help dry it out. With almost a full day of track work, mother nature did not let up and the organisers were forced to close it down for the day.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Round 4 of the Monsters of the Midwest series was planned to take place at JCP-RC Raceways massive outdoor location in Edinburgh, Indiana last weekend, “planned” being the key word. Mother Nature had different plans however. Rain showers over the course of Saturday morning continued to threaten the event, leaving the series organisers one decision, go inside. JCP-RC Raceways primary Indianapolis location, located just 40 minutes north of the Edinburgh facility, plays host to one of the states largest indoor facilities. Competing in the 2WD Buggy, and 2WD SCT classes, JConcepts team driver Ben Ellis was able to adjust quickly to the change of plans, and was able to secure the TQ and win in both classes. Round 5 of the Monsters of the Midwest Series heads north to Stateline RC Raceway in Freemont, Indiana on Saturday September 13th.
Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]
Wednesday, September 3, 2014