Coming from MiBorg and made for the 3Racing Sakura D5S drift chassis are these new rear RCV driveshafts. Utilising the design of full-scale cars the driveshafts use steel balls instead of cross pins to drive the wheel axle, which results in less vibration even at high steering angles. This leads to a more predictable handling, higher corner speeds and less tyre wear. In addition the wheel axles allow the use of standard thickness bearings while lighter, pin-less wheel hex adapters reduce overall weight.
The fourth round of the GenevaModelCars Series 2020 was held recently at the GEMC track in Meyrin, Geneva. With 47 drivers attending in three classes, Touring 13.5T boosted, FWD 17.5 zero timing and Formula 21.5T zero timing all run under perfect weather conditions. The layout chosen for the this round was challenging, as it was both technical and fast at the same time. In the Touring 13.5T boosted class, that is run on Hudy A1-36 spec tyres and without traction compound, Xavier Deparde (Xray) secured the pole position followed by Bastien De Marco (Awesomatix) and Alexis Banderier (Awesomatix). After three entertaining A-mains, Xavier took the overall win, in front of Bastien and Sébastien Leuenberger (Xray).
T-Works continue to release new parts for the Tamiya TC-01 with the new parts focussed on shedding weight where possible. First up is the spur gear adaptor, which has been made from hard coated 7075 T6 aluminium, the new material along with the minimal design, help to bring the weight down from 7.1g to 2.1g. Next up is the new suspension balls, again from the same material, the weight saving is 4 grams (8 pieces) over the standard parts. Finally the 24 piece ball end set, again made from hard coated high quality aluminium, helps in reducing the weight from 27.5g to just 7.3g, which when you combine it with the other two new items gives you a total weight saving of nearly 30grams.
Similar to the body distance system released yesterday by RebellionRC yesterday, this new version is specific to the Awesomatix MMX. Incorporated into new steering arms, its adjustable design makes it possible to fine-tune the mounting height of the body. Because the body no longer moves up and down with the chassis you can position the body lower than ever before, which in turn improves aerodynamics. For a perfect fit on the knuckle they have used special tools to provide the highest precision, playfree and still easy to disassemble without tons of force.
Rêve D have announced the upcoming release of their new MC-1 conversion kit for the YD-2. The car that won the R.C.D.C. All Japan E-Drift Championship as a prototype is finally ready. Rêve D main designer Hayato Matsuzaki, together with the development team and team drivers all worked together to further refine the kit and after almost a year it’s ready. 2.5mm thick carbon material is used for the main chassis, upper deck & vertical deck to optimise pitch & roll rigidity. The aluminium gear case, which has succeeded in reducing the weight to the utmost while maintaining rigidity, has been designed so that the gear differential unit can be easily attached and detached, achieving outstanding maintainability. The new motor plate design allows you to select the motor height in 3 steps without removing the spur gear unit, making it easy to change the settings. The MC-1 conversion will be available in 2 versions, the slide rack spec or the bell crank (wiper) spec.
RC Maker have developed some beefed up extension plates for the Xray T4’20 alu steering hubs. They have also integrated an M3 pressed insert which completely does away with the nut on top of the arm. There’s specific versions for front and rear to maximise strength in each position whilst ensuring required clearance from hubs/wheels. Compared to stock the new plates are thicker at 3mm and have the inner link position removed, while the new profile of the arm has increased strength and flex.
New from Rebellion RC comes their body distance system which supports the body shell directly over the front wheels. The system is mounted to the car’s c-hub and its adjustable design makes it possible to fine-tune the mounting height of the body. Because the body no longer moves up and down with the chassis you can position the body lower than ever before, which in turn improves aerodynamics. The black holders directly replace the original 2mm shims under the pivot ball like those found on the T4. The set comes supplied with plastic end-caps for improved body longevity.
New from Creation Model comes this range of Infinity M4 UFO head screws. Made from Titanium, combined with the UFO head shape, they offer a lightweight design while maintaining a good surface contact area. Available in a pack of 8, they come in either M4x6 or M4x8.