May 7, 2021

Shepherd Velox V10 AWS 1/10th chassis

Team Shepherd have released the Velox V10 AWS nitro touring kit. The latest variant of the successful V10 platform has been developed in cooperation with team drivers and selected customers around the world to take a big variety of skill levels into account. The kit features the advanced weight system chassis plate that allows the use of sliding weights at the lowest possible point of the car. By moving the included weight forward or backward the balance of the car can be fine tuned in the pitlane with ease. The related battery mount has been updated to a carbon plate instead of the composite version that was included in the AWS set previously. In the rear end the geometry has been updated slightly by moving the lower hinge pins closer together. The camber link carbon plate has been reinforced to increase the durability and aluminium dogbones and the according wheel axles replace the CVC driveshafts and improve the overall handling. The front and rear carbon shock towers feature new shock positions allowing finer adjustments of the shock position while the updated radio plate supports made of 7075 T6 aluminium give more room for a clean wiring of the electronics. Furthermore the clutch bell has been upgraded to the light weight aluminium version and the front body mount carbon plate has been reinforced significantly as requested by many racers. The kit will be ready for shipment in a few days with the upgrade set for Velox V10 2019 owners following very soon.

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May 6, 2021

Roche M3x9mm titanium motor screws

New from Roche is this pair of M3x9mm long motor screws with 3mm wide neck. A perfect fit for the Rapide P10W Evo2, they will help improve motor mounting accuracy. The screw is made from grade 5 titanium with a rainbow colour finish and it utilises a 2mm hex screw head.

Source: Roche [rocherc.com]


May 6, 2021

FSEARA Rd7 Fort Myers – Report

Home of the world-famous Nitro event Winter National, this iconic layout at Fort Myers has been the same for over 30+ years. In the past, there were not many ‘Electric’ only events. For this weekend, The FSEARA brought in a record 74 entries for this track, one of the largest Electric events at this track. The Weather and traction were amazing all weekend. Without the noise from the Nitro for a long time, the crashes were still pretty intense. One of the world’s most challenging tracks for nitro for sure did some damage as well to the Electric group of racers as well.

Continue reading the report here


May 3, 2021

Olly Jefferies joins Xray race team

Xray have announced the signing of Olly Jefferies to their race team. Olly, who last raced for Xray back in 2018 before moving to Schumacher, will re join the Slovakian brand to run their  T4 and X12 platforms at British Nationals and other major UK event as well as select International events.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


May 3, 2021

WellRC Racing WellProtected front bumper support

WellRC Racing present their WellProtected front bumper support for the Capricorn C04, Mugen MTX7 & Serpent 750. Created to prevent front body flex on nitro cars, these front bumper supports absorb most of the impact from front collisions resulting in far less damage to the car and body. An added handling benefit confirmed by team drivers is increased stability and predictability which allowed them to confidently push their cars harder, especially at high-speed where stability is incredibly important. Made from durable and flexible material with honeycomb design, they will always return to their original shape even after hard impacts.

View the two other bumper supports here


May 3, 2021

1up Racing B6.3 servo mount brace & MTC2 turnbuckles

From 1up Racing for the B6.3 is this HD carbon fibre servo mount brace. Instantly improve the rigidity and appearance of your RC10B6.3 or RC10B6.3D servo mount with this brace. Milled from high-quality 3mm thick glossy carbon fibre then finished with chamfers and an engraved 1up logo on the top side. A direct replacement for the stock piece, this bolts in place using your kit’s hardware. 1up Racing also now offer a set of their ultra lightweight turnbuckles for the Mugen MTC2. Beautiful silver chamfers shine bright when viewed from the side providing an outstanding visual effect against the satin black anodised finish. The complete MTC2 turnbuckle set weighs only 3.25 grams and includes steering and toe links.

View the Ultra lightweight turnbuckles here