Xray has released a new Adjustable Camber Titanium 14mm M4 L/R screw for their X4 and X4F touring car. Also compatible with their X1’23-24, the ultra lightweight screw is specially made from high grade titanium material and threaded on both ends to connect the upper CFF arm with the outer ball cup. Helping to lower the cars CG, it is 50% lighter than steel and comes as a set of 2.
Serpent has announced that 1:8 GT World Championship finalist Natanaele Senesi has joined its factory team. The Italian led the charge for Xray at the World Championships in October in Sydney TQ’ing a round of qualifying before going on to finish 4th in the 1-hour final. In December however he announced his departure from the Slovakian manufacturer after just one year. A 1:8 GT specialist, the Serpent deal will also see Senesi venture into 1:8 Nitro Onroad. Commenting on the announcement Senesi said, ‘First of all I’m super happy to be part of the team! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining Serpent Factory Team for the 2024 season and on! I’ll be racing for the brand focusing on developing the current SRX8 GT ‘23 and SRX8 GTE ‘23, alongside with Michael and the team. Furthermore, I’ll start racing in the “queen class” too with the brand new Viper 990 EVO. This is a very big opportunity for both me and the brand because as a friend of mine told me “we walked down the same road for many years, and now maybe the time is right for us to work together”. Thank to Joaquin De Soto, Stef Helvensteijn and all team Serpent for making it happen!
The 2023/2023 Schumacher Winter Series presented by the Louth Radio Control Car Club concluded last weekend with the sixth & final round of the popular Indoor Series. In the Contact RC 17.5 Touring Car class, outgoing Champion and Schumacher racer Alex Brocklebank took a commanding Top qualifier position after the four qualifying rounds. The battle for the second spot was a close affair between the Awesomatix of Daniel Leonard and Mugen of Tim Wood. Tim taking the 2nd spot on count back with Daniel in 3rd. In fourth place was Awesomatix racer Paul Sleight from fellow Awesomatix racer James Herring and Matt Cook with his Mugen Seiki. The single leg final started at a quick pace with Wood making an early overtake on Brocklebank who would fall to the rear of the field. Tim and Daniel would battle with Daniel making a mistake, which would allow Paul Sleight through. A minute in Paul would make a move and claim the lead, with the rest of the field clawing themselves back. Wood would Gather himself up and give the spectators a race for the lead, contact between himself and Paul would see the recovering Alex Brocklebank take the lead and create a gap which he would see to the end. Daniel and Matthew Cook would recover and take advantage of the melee and place themselves in the final two podium positions. Paul and Tim would recover to 4th and 5th respectively with James Herring round out the field.
In a busy week of releases from Hobbywing, they have announced their new QuicRun 10BL120 G2 sensored and brushless ESC for 1:10 Touring Cars/Buggies/Drift Cars. Simple to operate, with a wide range of protection, the cost-effective new 10BL120 G2 takes the outstanding quality and durability of proven Hobbywing platforms and makes it even easier to use and setup. The BEC’s continuous output current has been upgraded from 3A to 4A, and the output voltage is now 6V/7.4V adjustable. The 10BL120 G2 features adjustable electronic timing with up to 32 degrees of electronic timing available.
New from servo manufacturer AGFRC is the A66FHLW 60KG 4-Pole BLS Low Profile Servo. The 4 pole brushless motor is known for more power and to be stronger and gives you more torque when used so AGFRC have created a servo around. The A66FHLW 60KG 0.100s 8.4V HV digital programmable 25T low profile servo has a full AL6061T6 Aluminium CNC Case, high strength steel gears, smooth Dual Ball bearing, a high precision IP67 waterproof magnetic sensor and a 8.4V HV Digital Programmable Circuit. With programmable features, this servo offers versatility and adaptability to different application requirements. Users can program parameters such as travel range, servo neutral, damping factor, and PWM power etc., allowing for customised and optimised motion control. The A66FHLW is a powerful servo designed for applications that require significant force. With its high torque output, it can handle heavy loads and perform demanding tasks with ease.
RC Maker, the brand of one of Australia’s leading international touring car racers Ryan Maker, has just official broke the news that it will be producing its own complete 1:10 Electric Touring Car kit. Known worldwide for its carbon fibre and 3D printed option parts for various car brands, the company will now become a bonafide chassis manufacturer with the release of the SP1 Touring Car and SP1-F FWD kits. The car is due for official release in the middle of the year. A multiple Australian National Champion, Maker will debut the car at one of the toughest and most important races after the World Championships, when he races at the legendary TITC in Bangkok next week (Feb 29-Mar 3rd). As part of the build up to our coverage of the TITC, which is presented by Hobbywing, we have an feature coming with Ryan about the race and the journey to becoming racing’s newest touring car manufacturer. On his own personal Facebook page Maker also posted about the announcement.
Hobbywing has announced their new XeRun 2848 sensored and brushless motor. With three different KV ratings of 2800KV, 4000KV and 4600KV, the motor is suitable for 1:14, 1:12th onroad and offroad vehicles. Compared to motors of equal size and specifications, XeRun 2848 power output is up by to 15%. The maximum efficiency of the motor is 6% higher and the internal temperature is approximately 20°C lower. The motor has a very low speed start up, offering extremely smooth and linear throttle response. The mechanical timing can be adjustable between 20-40° degrees.
Having published preview images of the new Noble NB4+ Transmitter from FlySky last month, the much anticipated radio has today gone on official worldwide release with FlySky publishing its full specs. Highlights include the 2CH (Ultra-fast) mode, with latency below 3ms, ultra-low latency, allows users to precisely control responses in every critical moment and place themselves at the peak. An improved 3.5-inch 320*480 resolution IPS high-brightness outdoor display can be used under strong outdoor light, and its dazzling brightness cannot be conquered even by the limits of sunlight. The NB4+ controller features a “Removable” internal battery design, equipped with a standard large-capacity, high-quality 18650 battery. With a charging base, it can achieve over ten hours of ultra-long endurance, even in the face of RC marathons. The 3450mah battery means NB4+ has longer life of half an hour, has slower attenuation rate, has larger capacity.