Fenix Racing continues its classic releases with the introduction of ‘Le Mans’ 917. Definitely a racing icon by itself and set the reference for its racing era. This new body shell has been made to fit 200mm Pancars as well F103 and similar models. Moulded from 1mm crystal clear lexan, the 917 is now available.
Two new items for touring car from Arena RC starting with these roll centre spacers for the X4. Made from graphite, they come in 2mm. 1mm and 0.5mm thickness, are suitable for the front and rear and are sold as a pair. Also new is their carbon wing endplates, made from 0.5mm carbon they sport three slits and come in at 20x40mm.
Introducing the new Contact RC foam tire truer. This is a manually operated unit aimed at the mid range market that is made from robust materials including an excellent carbide cutting bit usually found on much higher priced truers. A special ‘Quick Skim’ feature allows fast surface refresh of the tyres, achieved by moving the cutter by hand rather than turning the wheel. Available with or without the carry bag, it is suitable for 1/8th down to 1/12th sizes and while not included there is a range of arbors available.
Some new items for the A800MMX from Awesomatix, the first of which is a new motor mount made from high grade 7075 T6 alloy. The new version features an increased slot for the ESC wire to allow an easier electronics installation and has the belt anti skip unit integrated. There is also the new 2.2mm carbon chassis that has are more narrow shape in the back for less chassis rub. Holes for the ‘short’ suspension arms have been removed as a result.
For the X3 Series, Hong Nor have produced this aluminium servo saver set. The new set can effectively reduce tire vibration and also keeps the vehicle stable when cornering at high speed. The set includes the servo saver assembly, servo saver plate turnbuckles and bearings with the servo save plate also available separately as an option for the X3S-44 AL.
T-Works have produced a range of caster bushings for the new Xray X4. The bushings are machined from aluminium and black anodised, with 3 different versions available offering 6 alternative settings. The 1 dot offers 2.5, 3.5 & 5.0 degrees, the 2 dot version 1.5, 4.0 & 4.5 degrees and the 3 dot version 0.5, 3 & 5.5 degrees.
Having recently released a specific MTC2 servo, Power HD has today announced the release of their Xray X4 specific servo called the S15-X. With the integrated mount and reverse receiver wire output, this S15-X could perfectly mount to the X4 directly. Having lower gravity centre and neater wiring, S15-X is superior in performance to the PGB-S15, and can be programmed with the Power HD program box to set your favourite parameters according to different tracks.
The BRCA 1/12th section British Grand Prix was held recently in Eastbourne. The event was a celebration of return to racing following the disruption caused by the COVID pandemic. The Grand Prix was a different format to typical national meetings and had two classes, LMP12 and GT12 racing at the same event over two days. Saturday would see controlled practise and four rounds of qualifying before a further two rounds of qualifying and three finals for all drivers on the Sunday. An entry of 44 LMP12 drivers and 25 GT12 drivers gave a great atmosphere and competitive racing throughout the field. The Eastbourne club laid out a large track using the carpet which had been previously run at the 2020 World Championships. A large technical track provided a challenge for the drivers and the extra space allowed for great racing.