June 21, 2024

Balestri Top Qualifier at 1:10 200mm European C/Ship

Dario Balestri is the Top Qualifier for the 2024 EFRA 1:10 Nitro Touring Car European Championship, the Italian heading an Infinity 1-2 in France from team-mate Jilles Groskamp.  Racing at the Le Model’Club Thionvillois in northern France, where rain has effected the action, Balestri topped the opening three qualifiers to secure pole position for Saturday’s title race which is the 18th running of the championship.  A former double champion of the category, reigning 1:8 Onroad World Champion Balestri last held the 1:10 European title in 2007 having successful defended his 2006 win.  Fastest in Q4 & 5, Groskamp will start second ahead of the Capricorn of defending Champion Toni Gruber.  Enjoying a very strong season in his National 1:8 Onroad Championship with wins at the first three rounds, British driver Alex Thurston locked in the final direct qualifying spot in the Main taking his Mugen Seiki to P4.  Top French nitro onroad racer Quentin Leroux just missed the cut ending qualifying P5 despite being second fastest in Q5 and he will have to progress from the Semi Finals.

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June 21, 2024

Blitz EK9-MK2 1:10 FWD Bodyshell

Blitz has updated its  EK9 1:10th Bodyshell for FWD class with the release of the EK9-MK2.  The original EK9 was developed in 2019 because the EFRA GBS body rules for FWD class applied but now they have fine-tuned it and made the EK9-MK2.  The development of EK9- Mk2 bodyshell is based on the middle motor Front wheel driver chassis, the roof height of the Mk2 is low down 10mm, with the low profile design improving the airflow and increasing downforce, compared with EK9 the new Mk2 body can carry more corner speed, less traction roll, and much more stability.  The EK9-Mk2 body included a light decal and window mask, the pre-mark body tower mounting location dots help the user easily find the right location to mount the body.  2 different thicknesses of EK9-Mk2 Bodyshell available, 0.7mm Standard and 0.5mm Light.

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June 20, 2024

RC Maker 1:10 Onroad Weighted Tweak Wheel Set Pro

In the latest product evolution from Ryan Maker’s RC Maker comes this blacked out Weighted Tweak Wheel Set Pro for 1:10 Touring Car.  Featuring a more stylish updated design that also increases the usability, durability and accuracy of the tweak wheels.  With longer thumb nuts for easier attachment, new chamfered nuts tighten down to hex without shims.  It has a smaller range of motion once wheel lifts, for faster resetting with a one-piece weight/bulkhead design for increased rigidity and durability.  A premium dual colour lock in base makes for easy transport.  Made from RC Maker’s signature GeoCarbon, stylish chamfered, black coated and laser engraved brass give a high quality finished look.

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June 19, 2024

ARC A10 Ball Bearing DJ Driveshaft Set

Having unveiled the latest version of its A10 1:10 Electric Touring Car the A10-25 back in March, ARC has finally released its long awaited Ball Bearing Double Joint driveshaft set for the platform.  The new ball bearing improves the efficiency of the front solid axle and lasts longer than the C cap, especially in modified or open-boosted classes.  Using the new Ball Bearing Double Joint driveshaft set requires upgrading to R123033 A10 B.B outdrives.

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June 19, 2024

Yokomo SD/RD2.0 Drift Car Alu Parts

Yokomo has announced the release of a number of new aluminium parts for its SD/RD2.0 1:10 Drift cars.  First up is an aluminium front bulkhead bridge for RD2.0 and SD2.0 which increases the rigidity of the front area.  This improves the stability of the front section when diving into and coming out of corners, and increases the freedom of the driving line.  The shoulder section has been significantly thinned out for a lightweight finish.  For the RD2.0 there is a new aluminium mounting adapter that holds the lower rear shock.  By increasing the rigidity of the shock mounting, it improves  operating precision and increases road-following performance against minor vibrations. It is also heavier than the standard plastic one, which tends to increase the unsprung load and traction.  Also new for the RD2.0 is an Aluminium suspension mount.  Shaped to fit the RD2.0 suspension mount, which has a rearward gearbox position, this mount increases suspension rigidity for reliable operation and improved traction.  The width of the suspension mount is a D width that can be set in the same range as the RD2.0 standard, which makes it easy to achieve a slightly narrower profile.  Fine adjustment is possible by replacing the bushings.

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June 18, 2024

Yokomo MS1.0 option parts

Yokomo has released a number of new option parts for its competition level MS1.0 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  A new main chassis for MS1.0 is made of FRP material with soft resilience.  This makes it especially effective on low-grip surfaces and adapts well to uneven road surfaces, enabling efficient traction gains.  Also new are 10 gram per side front ballast weights.  Made from heavy brass, it effectively utilises the tight space inside the suspension arms to increase front traction during acceleration.  The contact area to the chassis is also minimised so as not to spoil the flex of the chassis.  A new turnbuckle adjustable upper arm set makes the most of the MS1.0’s greatest feature, the linkage-type upper A-arm.  This single set of front and rear upper arms allows for camber changes as well as fine caster angle adjustments.  Finally in the release are button head screws 2mm thick and 10mm long which are also meant to be used as a body stopper installed on the upper arm of the MS1.0 touring car.

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June 18, 2024

Vigor RC MS1.0 Alu Gear Differential Housing

New from Vigor RC is this Aluminium Gear Differential Housing for the Yokomo MS1.0 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  Also suitable for the BD12,  the housing is made from 7075 Aluminium and features a long lasting and low friction POM pulley.  The aluminium housing provided a more smooth differential and makes for more stable gear diff oil temperature.

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June 18, 2024

GForce announce new ‘Hayate’ drift brand with Masami

Following their very successful collaboration with legend of RC Masami Hirosaka and his father Masaaki on producing the limited edition MX-4 Forever buggy release, G-Force Hobby has announced that it is to venture into the world of RC Drifting with the multiple World Champion.  The Japanese manufacturer has decided to launch ‘Hayate’ exclusively for drifting with Masami conducting all the testing and product development.  G-Force say the aim of the RC Drift brand is to ensure no compromise in all aspects of “quality, performance, and price.”  The first product in the Hayate range are wheels developed in combination with champion manufacturer Topline and Masami.  The first release is 4 types with different hardness and colours with offsets of +6 and +8 respectively.  Having been a team driver and brand ambassador for Yokomo for 30-years before leaving after the manufacturer in 2019 when it was sold by its founder Tomoaki Yokobori, the now 54-year-old record holding IFMAR World Champion appears to have developed a promising partnership with G-Force Hobby.

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