Carisma Scale Adventure have introduced their new brass weight wheel hex set for the SCA-1E trail truck. The set includes four brass wheel hex adapters that can be used on the front and rear or just at the front axle for an optimised weight bias and performance tuning. The additional weight will help generate grip and stability on even the steepest inclines and the hex adapters come machined from high quality material, they sport a natural finish and come marked for easy identification.
Coming soon from Carisma Scale Adventure is their new 1976 Ford F-150 SCA-1E LWB truck. The rig builds on the chassis introduced with the SCA-1E Coyote but it sports a longer 324mm wheelbase as well as a new forward-bias battery mount position for improved crawling capability. Other features include a chassis-mounted steering servo for added scale realism and symmetrical 1.9 true beadlock wheels with soft compound 110mm all-terrain scale tyres. The truck comes with an ARC-1 speed controller with refined throttle control for smoothness and the vehicle is decked out with an officially-licensed Ford F-150 body shell.
Carisma Racing have introduced new aluminium C-hubs for the 4XS 1/10th scale 4WD buggy. The items are available in 5, 8 and 11 degrees specification to alter the buggy’s handling going in and coming out of the corner and while helping with steering fine-tuning they also enlarge the wheelbase by a millimetre. The hubs are machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium and they are available as pairs or separately.
Coming from Carisma is the Lotus Exige V6 Cup R 1/10th 4WD RTR kit. It is based on the 1/10th M40S 4WD touring car chassis that utilises oil-filled shock absorbers, adjustable camber, easily tunable gear differentials, and a 19T brushed motor. The 190mm body has light buckets and comes with a LED light kit in the box. The body itself will also fit on most other touring, or drift car chassis, offering end users unlimited future upgrade potential. High grip, soft compound rubber racing slicks, a 2.4Ghz FHSS radio system and LiPo-ready programmable ESC round out the package.
Carisma Racing have announced the signing of former 2-time EFRA European Champion, Ellis Stafford to their growing team. The multiple UK national champion will not only lead the charge on track running both 2WD and 4WD 1/10th buggies, he will also be instrumental in progressing the designs, with real world testing, racing data and honest feedback. With the 4XS attending its first Worlds in 2017, growing in popularity with racers globally, and the new 2XS in its final stages of development, Ellis will be an invaluable asset to the team’s global dynamic, and each cars ongoing development. When asked why Ellis had decided to join the Carisma team, he had this to say:
The main thing that really struck me having spoken to Ivan on the phone, was his genuine desire to take his cars and company to the next level. We both understand this may not be a quick project, but we both want the same thing, and that is to positively bring Carisma Racing to people’s a en on, and to create both quality and fast, R/C race cars. I have a new found enthusiasm for racing, and am really looking forward to seeing what Ivan, his team, and myself can come up with in the future with the cars and the race results.
Carisma have introduced the all-new line of Scale Adventure RTR kits with the first one being the 50’s pickup truck inspired SCA-1E Coyote truck. It features a solid axle 4-link suspension, a sturdy 4WD drivetrain, detailed bumpers with winch and tow hitch and it is powered by a 35T brushed motor and waterproof crawler ESC. The 1/10th scale vehicle will initially only be available as an RTR, with everything needed for operation included, such as an USB charger. A self-build kit version will follow, as well as other models based on the SCA-1E chassis and running gear. The truck will hit stores this Fall with other variants, including officially licensed products, coming at a later date.
Carisma have released first images and information on their all-new V70R sensored micro brushless speed controller and motor. Purpose-designed for 1/14th to 1/16th scale mini and micro buggies the speed controller is of very compact dimensions with the sensored design allowing for exceptional low-speed throttle smoothness and thus car control without sacrificing performance when it is needed. The software supports blinky and turbo timing options, meaning the speedo is usable in stock and open class racing and the throttle and brake settings can be fine-tuned to the driver’s liking. Depending on the gearing the controller can be used with up to 3S LiPo battery packs and it fully support Carima’s new Racing Mini sensored brushless motors that are available in a milder 4600kv variant and also as high-power 5350kv motor. The motors measure 24×43.6mm and they utilise a 3mm shaft. In addition a programming box is available separately for easy adjustment of the controller. The new motors already prove their performance by taking the top 3 spots at the recent MicroX race with the controller obtaining P2 and P3 overall in the hand of Craig Harris and Keith Robertson.
New from Revolution Design Racing Products is an aluminium main chassis plate for the Carisma 4XS 4WD buggy. The new chassis improves flex characteristics and makes the car a lot stiffer compared the standard carbon fibre chassis, which helps especially on high-grip surfaces like astroturf or carpet. The high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium chassis also lowers the overall centre of gravity, which is another improvement on high-grip tracks. Also incorporated into the design is an optional forward mounted battery location to increase steering, but also to improve the overall weight bias and handling of the car. The chassis is made in Germany and limited to 50 pieces only.