From Minicars in Sweden is their new M-Drive P1 electric powered cordless screwdriver tool that is included in their ned M-Drive assortment of hobby tools. It’s made for wrenching on your radio controlled vehicle or other hobby/model projects and is equipped with a 3.6V Li-ion battery with a capacity of 1.3Ah that will give you hours of wrenching time. There are also four optional sets with Ti-coated bits that are sold separately.
Exotek Racing have produced two new items for the Losi 22S drag racer. First up is this precision pro style steering set, designed with a beefier structure and engineered to have the most precision. This is down to the robust 7075 alloy design that incorporates an additional 4 bearings to connect the steering drag link, instead of the nylon cup, which now eliminates all flex and slop. The set also includes crush sleeves that goes between the bearings which help prolong the bearings life and maintains precise fit and operation of the rack. The second new item is their ultra-light direct spur gear mount which is a machined alloy unit that weighs only 3.6gr with the screws. Using a wider range of available spur gear sizes by Exotek, Kimbrough, etc., it allows for easy switching between a locked spur or the stock slipper as track conditions warrant.
JConcepts have released the new RM2 hard density closed cell inserts. Black in colour, the new inserts are designed in conjunction with insert guru’s Ryan Maifield, Spencer Rivkin, Jason Ruona, and Paul Wynn to bring a firmer touch and feel while providing durability. The 2wd / 4wd rear insert and 4wd front insert has a smooth exterior for a clean and firm touch-off against the inside carcass on an assortment of tires. The inside of the insert has horizontal channels cut in a 360 pattern to soak up the large impacts and help create forward bite and increase acceleration. The JConcepts design, with custom sculpted features, are blended into the newly developed high density material providing racers a durable option capable of being used in treaded or slick off-road tires in extremely high-traction conditions.
From Pro-Line comes this Axis Clear Body for the Typhon 6S. Designed with the latest in CAD technology, the Axis features a super low-slung design with sharp lines throughout giving it an unmistakable look on the track or at your favourite bash spot. The Axis is a cab-forward design that provides enhanced steering response while the small side fins balance out the rear of the car with the ideal side-bite. The rear of the Axis body has the right amount of clearance for the motor and electronics and fits the chassis and bulkhead shape of your buggy perfectly.
Introducing the all-new Convict 1:8 Buggy race tire that represents Pro-Line’s next-generation version of the World Champion Fugitive tire. The Fugitive was developed to be the longest-lasting race tire ever produced and it proved that by winning the World Championship in the harshest condition while still having tread leftover. But for most racetracks and in most conditions, you just don’t need that much tread. Enter the new Convict, a lightweight and more versatile version of the popular Fugitive. Made from Pro-Line’s latest generation carcass shape for improved bump handling and features smaller and more spaced-out tread, so it has the speed for qualifying while still having the right amount of tread to last long main events. Strategically placed small connecting bars improve the stability of the tire tread, which is especially important when used in softer compounds.
Pro-Line have introduced the first subcompact car that Ford ever produced that went on to become an iconic Pro Stock car from the ’70s in full-size racing, the 1972 Ford Pinto. To make the Pinto as scale as possible relative to Pro-Line’s other Drag Bodies, Pro-Line is launching a new subcompact drag class using the Bandit, AE SR10, or other 11.25″ wheelbase 2wd Buggies fitted with drag racing wheels and tires. This new size opens the door to bring new people into the world of drag racing using a chassis platform that many people already own. All the iconic details from the original 1972 Pinto have been faithfully recreated in 1/10 size that looks incredible with big drag tires. The front end of the body features massive undercut details including the classic hexagon-shaped headlight bezel just like the full-size car, which is only made possible with Pro-Line’s proprietary moulding technology. The body comes clear giving you the option to paint the body however you desire.
These new CNC machined aluminium 0° toe-in rear hub carriers from STRC are designed for the Associated DR10 dragster. They allow racers to trim-out the rear toe-in for more straight-line top speed. Machined from high quality aluminium, the bearing holes on these hubs are drilled post-anodising to ensure the best possible fit of the hub bearings. Available in anodised black, gun metal, blue and orange.
The newly resurfaced Halifax circuit hosted round 3 of the BRCA 1/8 Circuit series, the new surface and facilities providing the UK with a circuit up there with the best in Europe thanks to all the hard work of John Russell and club members. Many drivers had arrived before the weekend to test on the new surface with a mixed forecast due, Saturday morning saw downpours resulting in controlled practice being turned into open practice as it began to dry mid-way through the afternoon. Drivers managed to all get a few dry runs in later on and it was usual guys at the front with many different chassis being used in the Nitro class such as Serpent, Capricorn, Shepherd, Mugen, ARC and Xray. The Electric class is still being dominated by Capricorn and Serpent but was good to see Bob Harley running Xray. Around 40 drivers were competing at this event.