June 14, 2021

Team Associated RC8B3 optional V2 rear hub set

From Team Associated, this new optional V2 rear hub set is a great tuning and performance upgrade for your buggy or truggy. The blue anodised aluminium hubs are CNC machined and utilise plastic inserts to achieve a perfect bearing fit. Moulded axle height inserts allow three different positions for axle height (low, centre, and high), and the included G10 hub links allow users to shift the upper and lower link pivot, allowing for fine tuning the rear roll centre. The set contains a symmetrical V2 rear hub (qty 2), centre axle height inserts (4), offset axle height inserts (4), standard height G10 hub links (4), mid height G10 hub links (4), mounting hardware and instructions.

Source: Associated [associatedelectrics.com]


June 14, 2021

Infinity pit mat & parts cases

Some new items from Creation Model starting with their popular Infinity Pit mat that has been redesigned. Made from a durable neoprene front complete with Infinity logo and the back of a non-slip rubber, its thickness and weight make it perfect for use in an indoor or outdoor pit area while remaining easy to fold for transportation. There are also three new parts cases with a variety of internal storage solutions. Firstly there is a parts case that contains two plastic cases with lids (outer dimensions 82x70x21mm). The convenient size is perfect for storing aluminium parts and small parts for making setup adjustments. Since each case has a lid, it is also possible to store small screws and washers. Next is a parts case that contains four plastic trays (outer dimensions 41x77x22mm) which is great for storing turnbuckles, rod ends, shocks, aluminium parts, etc. And finally is the parts case set that consists of two parts cases and a hard outer case. Convenient for storing spare parts such as option parts while leaving some space for bigger items.

View the other new items here


June 14, 2021

ACI Sport Italian EP Onroad Championship Rd2 – Report

The second round of the 2021 Italian Championships for 1/10th scale EP classes took place at the outdoor asphalt track of Minicar Fontanellato. A great turnout saw drivers very busy for the 2-day race which catered Touring Car classes and Formula. In TC Modified, Gabriele Berselli (Awesomatix) took the win after a very close battle with Mattia Collina (Schumacher) who finished second ahead of Andrea Ghilotti (Awesomatix).

Continue reading the report here


June 14, 2021

Rêve D AS-01 competition drift tire

Rêve D have announced the release of their first original drift tire, the AS-01. Suitable for any competitive environment, the material selected is a HDPE compound, which is ideal for the RC drift scene in longevity vs grip. By applying a matte finish to the contact surface and sidewalls, they have a stable performance straight from the packet. The Rêve D development team have done repeated testing to find the balance between high control and performance and not only on P tile and coloured concrete, but also on asphalt and carpet track surfaces. When fitted to the rear, they have optimised control over the lateral grip during drifting to a higher limit and enabled the driver to challenge deeper and longer angles.

Source: Rêve D [teamreved.com]


June 14, 2021

Jefferies & Finlay take Rd1 of BRCA TC Nats

After missing out on a race series in 2020 the BRCA National touring car series got back underway this weekend with the first round of 2021 hosted by the Eastbourne club on the south coast. Numbers were a little down on previous years but with covid restrictions still in place this season is likely to have an unusual feel to it as drivers ease themselves slowly back to the track. Aiming for a fifth consecutive modified title Olly Jefferies made a dream start taking TQ ahead of Chris Grainger, but one the stars of qualifying was Ben Moorey, the local driver upsetting the established order with the fastest time in round three of modified qualifying, a result that put him third on the grid for the A final.

Continue reading the report here


June 14, 2021

Mihelic double at XRS-MVP Alpe Adria 2021 Rd1

The 1st XRS-MVP Alpe Adria was held at the Tolmin track last weekend. With the introduction of a new racing format in qualifications, where best 10 consecutive laps count, it was Nejc Mihelic (Xray) who took the TQ over Anze Setina and Bjan Miklozic (Xray). Due to the huge tyre wear at the Tolmin track, the finals were divided into three 15-minutes legs with 2 finals counting. In the end it was Nejc Mihelic (Xray) who took the win infront of Simon Stelcl (Xray) and Marko Pristov.

Continue reading the report here


June 14, 2021

Bittydesign Seven65 body for Arrma 1/7th scale cars

Bittydesign have released this Seven65 body shell for the 1/7th scale Arrma Infraction/Limitless cars. Like their 1/8th GT version this too takes inspiration from British GT3 super cars but unlike that body, this new version benefits greatly from the Arrma’s more realistic wheelbase to make what is a great scale looking body shell. Made with high quality and genuine 1.5mm thick polycarbonate Lexan, it is sold clear with protective film outside and comes with a pre-cut decal sheet and windows masks and the kit includes a complete set of screws, nuts and large plastic washers to properly fix the rear wing.

View more images of the Seven65 here


June 14, 2021

T-Works compact hard case

T-Works have made available this compact hard case. Coming in at 11.5 x 8 x 3.5cm, it can accommodate parts or tools and internally has an elastic strap for holding items in place as well as a mesh pocket for additional storage. The outside of the case sports a black hard shell finished in a carbon weave pattern and is finished off with a red zipper with rubber T-Works branded zip pull.

View the bag internals here