Following a first teaser image, Roche have fully unveiled their forthcoming new P10W Evo2 235mm Pro10 pan car kit. The Evo2 kit features a huge list of updates to better cope with high-powered motors as well as different track conditions with the car being based on a redesigned 2.5mm high-grade carbon fibre main chassis with a new dual upper deck increasing pitch and torsional stability for a controlled ride even in very high-bite track conditions or with low-turn modified motors. Other features include a redesigned front lower bulkhead, new carbon fibre front lower arms, a new highly adjustable servo mounting plate as well as a new, adjustable carbon fibre top plate that allows for quick centre shock angle adjustment. Also included in the Evo2 kit are a DVS-V3 big bore centre shock, redesigned front and rear chassis braces, new design left and right motor mount plates as well as new aluminium axle height adjusters. The kit is rounded out by a new design low centre of gravity rear body mount. It is understood that the kit will ship this August.
Round 1 of the MTC Nationals was held at EARCC in Norwich. The club’s venue is in Easton College in the very big sports hall. The drivers were greeted with a well prepared track with a great layout and a carpeted pitting area which had ample room for the racers. This year there are three classes with the MTC Rubber and Foam classes being the main ones, but also each round has a support class so that those yet to enjoy MTC can still join in the fun on the day. In the Foam class qualifying was a two-way battle between Dave Rand and Mark Barford to take the P1 for the finals. Dave took FTQ by just over a second from Mark with Michael Chapman rounding out the top 3.
Kyosho have introduced their new FTT Front Torque Transfer one-way unit for the R4 Evo.2 and R4S II 200mm nitro touring car kits. The adjustable one-way axle combines the best of both worlds, the steering and acceleration performance of a one-way with the braking power or a solid front axle as the unit allows to adjust its internal resistance using silicone oils with the hardness controlling cornering and braking action. The body of the unit is machined from high-quality aluminium for improved heat dissipation while the internal aluminium and delrin spacers allow to fine-tune the one-way action using different thickness fluids. The kit will become available this August.
Coming from Dash RC is their first ever 1/8th scale brushless speed controller, the AI Max. Built using high-quality components, the AI Max was developed with power-hungry users in mind with the speedo featuring a wide range of parameters that can be adapted to perfectly fit the driver’s needs while offering smooth and linear throttle and brake response. The 220A-rated controller weighs in at only 140g, it features dynamic timing technology and smart programming algorithms that allow for maximum power output while maintaining efficiency and exceptional drivability. The sensored speed controller is available from now on.
LCG Racing have introduced new wide variants of their SFX conversion top decks. They feature a wider shape in the mid section, providing better response and a more direct feeling in grippier track conditions. With a decrease in flexibility, this increases corner speed and overall stability while making the car easier to drive. The wide top decks are available for the SFX converted Yokomo BD10 and Xray T4’20 and they are available now.
The opening round of the Malaysian National Championship MNC was held this past weekend with 80 entries for the Touring 13.5T Super Stock, GT 17.5T Stock, 17.5T FWD and 17.5T Tamiya Truck classes. In 17.5T FWD it was Xray driver Sharin who would ultimately take the win in front of Awesomatix driver, Kew Sau Gie while Xpress’ Zaki came in 3rd overall.
The Bernau track near Berlin played host to round 2 of the Berlin Brandenburg Championship last weekend. The race was held in sizzling hot weather conditions and in the Touring Super Stock class it was Xray’s Niklas Hillig who took the opening two qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ and pole position for the finals. Starting from P1 allowed Niklas to stay ahead of the pack and to take the wins in legs 1 and 2 of the A-mains for the overall victory as Xray’s Lukas Ellerbrock and Awesomatix driver, Dennis Fadtke came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Made especially for 1S 1/12th scale racing is Muchmore’s new Impact FD4 series 3.7V 8000mAh hardcase LiPo battery pack. Measuring 92.5×46.7×18.5mm the battery weighs in at 154.5g and it is built high-quality 130C silicon graphene cells for a very low internal resistance and exceptional power supply. With a capacity of 8000mAh it offers lots of runtime for modified and a balanced discharge curve for stock racing classes.