Following first teaser images UK company Zen-Racing now have more information and photos on their first full-car kit available. Coming in two different specifications as extended RSGT12 Race and standard RS12GT12 kit, the 1/12th scale GT12 kit is of an ultra lightweight design with carbon fibre main chassis, aluminium pod plates and a solid graphite rear axle. A unique pivot system allows the rear end to float while the moulded front end suspension parts give only a minimum of adjustments, making the car user friendly even for less experienced drivers while still allowing enough fine-tuning potential for the Pro. Both the standard and Race kit come with pre-glued and trued JFT foam tyres, a 66T Kimbrough spur gear and duraluminum turnbuckles while the Race kit also includes aluminium servo mounts, a full set of front and rear ride height adjusters, a full positive lock rear diff, machined front suspension blocks for alternative caster and camber settings and more.
UK Company Zen-Racing soon have their GT12 1/12th scale pan car kit available. Designed by David Spashett and Paul Rodemark the emphasis has been on producing a GT12 platform the club racer can enjoy but still have all the tuning options and abilities to fill the needs of the more serious racer. This is the first complete kit to be released from the Zen race team with further GT12 upgrades and conversions will becoming available in the coming months. The release date of the GT12 kit is set for early December with more detailed images being available soon.
Following the Zen-RS Gen2.1 conversion kit for the Team Associated R5 the UK company now also introduce the Gen2 kit. Common to both chassis is the option of inboard side spring locations on the cross braces and the lower pod plate. Having this option reduces the amount of side spring rate change giving a more linear feel. As a result this then allows the driver to use stiffer side springs with more adjustability and a more usable window of tuning. Different from the Gen2.1 this chassis is only usable with the Zen bellcrank system which has been updated to offer two Ackermann positions. The revised servo position moves weight forward and allows for better side to side balance. The forward chassis mounted shock locations again helps balance the chassis on and off power for a much smoother driving feel with the same corner speed.
After listening to the demands of racers and putting their traditional spin on things UK company Zen Racing have come up with the Zen-RS Gen2.1 chassis conversion for the Team Associated R5. The kit offers the option of inboard side spring locations on the cross braces and the lower pod plate. Having this option reduces the amount of side spring rate change giving a more linear feel. As a result this then allows the driver to use stiffer side springs with more adjustability and a wider tuning window. The Gen2.1 does not allow the use of the Zen bellcrank steering system but instead gives the user the choice between in-line and side LiPo battery placement thanks to two different cross braces. Due to the nature of the chassis layout there is also an option for shock location direct to the chassis or via chassis post and plate, both positions are tried and tested to provide a balanced on-off power driving feel.
Team Durango driver Elliott Harper has announced he has signed for GForce to run their full line of pit accessories, for the remainder of the 2014 season and beyond. The 2010 World Championship Podium finisher had this to say about the new deal:
Firstly, I would like to thank Mr. Jang and Keith from Muchmore for their support over the years. As we approach this year’s European and World Championships, I felt it was time for a change and, having seen the quality and line-up of the GForce products already in use trackside, I am proud to represent the company and hope to achieve some great results with them. I would also like to thank David Spashett and Zen Racing for their help and support and am looking forward to the coming races! See you trackside soon.
New from Zen Racing comes this chassis tweak took for 1/10th touring cars. The set includes a carbon fibre board with rubber feet and a carbon fibre rod and it is very easy to use. Simply undo the top deck screws on the touring car, place the car on the flat plate and use the graphite tube to push the car down on the shock towers to flatten out the chassis. The tube has rubber end caps to protect the graphite while the board is made from a high quality carbon composite material ideal for the purpose.
Zen Racing introduce this adjustable front cross brace for 1/12th scale pan cars. Helping with front end stability the adjustable brace allows infinite adjustment of the top arm length and with the use of O-rings the cross loads can be dampened.
The new Spider Grip yellow tyre additive is designed for the use with rubber tyres on asphalt and to give a faster start to a qualification run. Thinner than most oil based additives the high grade oil used has been chosen specifically to allow tyres to get to temperature as quickly as possible and to enhance the natural traction of the rubber.