Reds Racing have added new 2S LiPo hardcase battery packs to their recently announced 4S range. Build from 100C high-performance cells the batteries are ideal for competition use and they are available as high-capacity 8000mAh and lightweight 6000mAh standard-size 7.6V HV packs with 5mm bullet-type connectors and also as 5600mAh HV and 4600mAh standard voltage shorty packs – the latter two utilising 4mm connectors.
Agama Racing Australia have unveiled first images of Agama’s new A319 1/8th nitro off-road buggy kit. Pre-production kits have already been send to the team and were used over the weekend with good results. Official details and information will become available in time for the release which is scheduled for sometime this June from what is understood.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Kyosho Inferno MP10 and MP9 series of kits is an aeration shock cap set. The kit allows to utilise “bleeder”-type shock caps over the standard diaphragm design for added shock adjustability when conditions call for it. The caps are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, they come hard anodised for wear and looks and the set also includes all needed mounting hardware. The shock caps are usable with the MP10 as well as the MP9 TKI4, TKI3 and MP9E and MP9E Evo kits.
Based off of the D954SW servo comes Hitec’s new D956WP IP-67 rated version, a true waterproof, dust resistant upgrade for 1/10th scale rock crawlers and off-road trucks. As with Hitec’s entire “D” line, the servo is powered by a 32-bit micro controller unit and a 12-bit analog to digital converter for rapid, high resolution response. With durable steel gears, dual ball bearing and hardened steel output shaft, the servo produces up to 29kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.12s.
Avid’s new piston drill set includes twist drill bits between 1.1mm and 2.0mm in increments of 0.1mm, ideal to modify existing or custom-build new shock pistons. The set comes with a handy drill bit holder so owners can easily drill custom pistons by hand. The tools come in a convenient box that has a color-coordinated label, allowing to quickly figure out the drill bit size if they get out of order.
The East Shrewsbury BRC held the Weston Park race last weekend, attracting some of the UK’s fastest 1/8th off-road racers. After taking the top spot on the grid with five top qualifier runs in the Nitro Buggy class, Jon Howells went on to win the 20-minute A-main leading from start to finish. Steve Shakespear came in 2nd and Matt Francis came home in 3rd place.
This year’s Swedish 1/10 Off-road Championship was held during the week of motorsport in Karlskoga, Sweden. The two hosting clubs, Bofors MRK and Orebro RBC, both put a lot of effort into making this happen with a setup of a temporary grass track and a big tent to pit in for all the participants. In 2WD Buggy it was a battle between Alexander Landen and Wilhelm Skjoldebrand, an Alexander took the TQ in the opening qualifying round, but Wilhelm secured the final three rounds.
The Pro-Line Raceway in Banning, California played host to round 1 of the Dash 4 Cash series last weekend. In the Pro Nitro Buggy class it was Mugen’s Adam Drake with the TQ and also the overall win in the 15-minute A-main encounter. HB Racing’s Tyler Brown would finish the race on the 2 spot, a la down on Adam as Jose Alvaro (TLR) came in 3rd to round out the podium.