JConcepts continues to muscle new scale off-road items into the market with the introduction of the Tusk 1.9” tire. After successful class 1 tires such as the Landmines and Bounty Hunters, the team focused on a new design with learned information by driving, crawling, and important input from a heap of development time by the JConcepts team. The team retained the 4.19” sizing making it an approved and scale-based tire, but the tread layout went under the scope for changes. The Tusk has an animal like instinct while it makes its way over terrain with hefty lugs and sidewall support. The centre of the tire starts with a V-shaped lug with multiple steps to the sides for additional grip while the green compound rubber flexes and contours to the landscape. The design team added large, staggered traction bars off the side continuing the V-shape pattern and while the shorter version steps in conjunction with the centre lug, the longer version fills a void underneath and meets up near the centre line of the tire.
The third round of ETS Season #14 2021/22 took place on the ground of the AMCA Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. With 200 entries in the six ETS racing classes, the event started with a free practice day on Thursday and a good weather forecast for the whole weekend. As always at the ETS, the race included 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for everybody. Everything was prepared in a perfect way by the AMCA Apeldoorn and the amazing racetrack was awaiting all drivers. In the Matrix Modified class it was Xray’s Bruno Coelho who was able to win three rounds of qualifying with his teammate Alexander Hagberg taking the other round. With Coelho being on pole, Mugen Seiki’s Ronald Völker scored three second places which let him start second on the grid in front of Yokomo`s Yannic Prümper (3), Xray`s Alexander Hagberg (4) and Awesomatix driver Marc Rheinard (5). The field of modified drivers was on a super high level once again and the fight for the A-Main spots was as close as possible in between some hundreds of a second.
The Revolution Design Racing Products +3mm chassis has been updated for the ultra-popular Team Associated B6.3 2wd buggy. As before, it mirrors the optimised length of the original B6.2 and B6.3 chassis to improve handling in high-bite track conditions such as carpet and Astroturf, making the car easier and faster to drive at the same time. Of course, the new chassis is prepared to accommodate new-generation servo mounts such as the B6.3 kit item or the RDRP LCG servo mount set. Machined from aircraft-grade 7075 aluminium for strength and optimised flex characteristics, the black anodised surface is the perfect basis for a stealthy looking high-performance model race car. As with the B6.2 version, the chassis comes with a low centre of gravity 7075-T6 motor plate that puts your motor as low as possible into the chassis cut out.
RSRC, brand of multiple European Champion Renaud Savoya has updated their line of unique tools with new colours. The tools are now all available with a red & black handle and feature a gold 100mm long titanium nitride coated tip. The handle’s unique design ensures maximum torque and comfort and a full range is a available with hex tips available in 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 2.5mm ball and 3.0mm with the nit drivers coming in 5.0mm (M2.5), 5.5mm (M3) and 7.0mm (M4).
T-Works have release their stainless steel chassis skid protector sets for the Team Associated RC10 B6.3/B6.2 buggy. The skid plates will provide additional chassis protection in the rear of the car, something that comes in handy especially when running on highly abrasive surfaces or on track with large jumps. The protector plates are made of high-quality stainless steel material for durability and corrosion resistance and come in a set of two.
Introducing ST Racing Concepts’ new line of option parts for the Traxxas Drag Slash. CNC machined aluminium front bumper improves durability of your Drag Slash and adds a bit of weight to the front of the vehicle to help prevent the front end from lifting during hard acceleration. The aluminium front caster blocks improve durability and add a great look to the Drag Slash, while the aluminium rear motor guard/Wheelie bar mount provides a solid mounting point for the rear wheelie bar and takes away any unwanted flex. Finally, the aluminium heat-sink finned motor plate improves heat dissipation of the motor and adds that factory look to your Drag Slash. All option parts are CNC machined from high quality aluminium and available in anodised blue, green, gun metal, red and silver.
Round 6 of the BRCA Clubmans series took the racers South to Hampshire, home of Aldershot Model Car Club. Saturday practice saw drivers our in shorts and tee shirts with the sun out all day. Seven rounds of controlled practice in heat order was the order of the day so the racers got plenty of track time. Sunday morning and what a change in the weather, yep the weather man got it wrong again. A very overcast start to the day was soon followed by fine rain for the first round of qualifying which turned into intermittent showers. The track never completely dried all day so wet tyres for the Touring cars and Formula One’s were needed.
JConcepts has rolled out a sweet looking replacement motor plate for the DR10 and SR10 vehicle line-up. With the evolution faster vehicles, drag racing, and speedy dirt oval racing, a serous crash is inevitable. Looking at the typical construction of the second operation processes on standard motor plates, it easy to see why bending is sometimes an issue. The design team at JConcepts has incorporated a honeycomb milling affect with placement more suited to surrounding geometry making the plate lightweight and very rigid in multiple directions. The honeycomb features add a 3D look featuring the natural aluminium while the rest is available blue or black anodised colours. The motor plate is compatible with the Team Associated DR10 and SR10 while remaining lightweight. Slight chamfering on the 3mm thickness material allows the rather beefy plate to look quite slim and trim. In addition, longer slots have been designed into the motor plate to allow larger pinion sizes to accommodate the needs of the hardcore racer.