Our mate oOple has a nice little write up on the Atomic Carbon Kyosho Ultima RB5 shock towers that their team helped co develop, and that we briefly wrote about a while ago. And his conclusion –
Despite running on some of the most demanding tracks in the UK Stu didn’t manage to do more than scratch one of the production Atomic towers so far (touch wood). The 4MM Carbon looks trick and gives the car a new look – but more importantly the additional settings are very useful, especially on the rear – not cheap, but worth it!
UK based carbon fibre specialists Atomic Carbon have announced the release of these new Kyosho Ultima RB5 shock towers. Made from 4mm carbon fibre these front and rear shock towers have been developed in conjunction with Team oOple team driver Stu Wood.
Stu using the atomic carbon shock towers managed to qualify 7th out of 130 drivers, at the recent BRCA national held at Bury Metro and this is the 1st time in 15 years that a Kyosho 2wd car has made a BRCA national A final.
Atomic Carbon, makers of the S4 and S2, and masters of all things carbon fiber have shown the first pictures of their new project call the AC10. Its a 2wd buggy with tub chassis and rear mounted motor and is different from the company’s S2 chassis that is currently hitting the tracks in the UK. The prototype still isn’t finished, with some parts still to arrive to complete it, but one thing is certain, it sure looks sweet.
UPDATE: We have looked into it more and it turns out that it is a personal project to recreate the original RC10 in carbon and other modern materials.
Former French National champion Frederic Pain has joined Atomic Carbon to drive the S4 in this years French national series. Frederic, who was the French National champion in 2003 and 2004 and runner up last year, will be part of the French off road team that will be racing at the World Championships that takes place in Japan later this year.
Atomic Carbon, makers of the as yet unreleased S4 tub chassis 4wd buggy driven by former European Champion Chris Doughty, have been working on a 2wd buggy called the S2 and the prototype car was photographed up close and personal by oOple at Kidderminster last weekend. The S2 is a mid motor buggy using some B4 parts and plenty of custom made carbon parts, along with some home-brew prototype bits.
Chris Doughty has a report on his site on the successful shake down of his new ride, the Atomic Carbon S4 that we have shown you here previously. The race took place at the Kidderminster track and although only a regional race, the competition was tough and included a World Champion, a Worlds A finalist, a Euros A finalist and 2 of the best 3 racers in the National series.
Chris managed to put the car 4th on the grid behind Neil Cragg (TQ), Tom Yardy and Paul Bradby. Chris managed to get up to 3rd off the line, get into the lead mid-race then hold onto the lead to cross the line to take the win.
A while back we showed you the Atomic Carbon S4 which at the time was under development and because of that we werent able to see the bodyshell which was still in the prototype stage. Well with the new season fast approaching, former European Champion Chris Doughty who will drive the S4 this year has taken some pictures of his new ride complete with the all new S4 bodyshell. Similar to the Durango bodyshell, in the fact that it has not side pods, the S4 shell features two huge air scoops at the front that will be used to rush air into the electrics to keep them cool.
Oople.com got a close up look at the ‘under development’ Atomic Carbon S4 4wd buggy at last weekends race at the CML Raceway.
An evolution of the original “Slim 4”, this latest pre-production car is owned by Chris Doughty – former European Champion. Chris left a factory drive at Losi to drive the S4 for Atomic Carbon (and B4 for CML).
More than just a new name, the car actually has a unique chassis – a thick and very trick looking carbon fibre moulded tub design. This eliminates the need for an upper deck and also does a good job of sealing out the dirt.