GForce is busy adding more competition LiPo battery packs to their growing range with the latest addition being a lightweight low-profile 3800mAh shorty battery. The pack is built using high-quality 65C/130C cells that allow to construct a low profile 18.5mm tall battery of just 155g of weight. The battery has a 93x46mm footprint and it is ideal for all applications that require high power output but not the utmost of capacity.
Round 3 of the Portuguese 1/8th Off-road National Championship was held at the Pista de Bodiosa track last weekend. Kyosho’s Joao Figueiredo was in control of things all weekend, taking a double TQ in both Nitro and Electric Buggy and brining home the wins and National titles in both categories. In Nitro Buggy is was Joao Rodrigues (SWorkz) with the runner-up soot from Nuno Ribero (Team Associated). Over in E-Buggy Mugen’s Bruno Costa and Xray’s Pedro Gomes would round out the top 3 results.
RC-Carbonstore have announced the release of their next Rebellion-RC MM mid motor conversion kit, this time for the proven Yokomo BD8 touring car. The conversion makes use of the same features as the recently released Xray T4 and Team Associated TC7.2 MM kit, meaning they utilise a patent pending sliding motor mount design that allows gear mesh adjustment through the chassis bottom, with the narrow design of the whole assembly ensuring the overall motor and battery width remains the same as in the “rear motor” standard car, creating a very centralised weight distribution and less unwanted chassis roll compared to current mid motor conversions. Other features include wide gear range settings, making the kit usable for stock and modified racing alike, it incorporates two chassis stiffness adjustment areas that allow to brace the upper and lower deck in front of the rear bulkhead, and in front of the centre shaft – allowing to access complex chassis flex settings. The BD8 conversion also comes with a modified Team Associated TC7.2 floating servo mount to allow for enough space for the mid motor layout and it is only usable with 40T spools and diffs, but not the older 34T pulley drivetrain setup. The carbon fibre parts are available in a range of twelve different weave colour options and the kit, that is completely made in Austria, also comes with high-quality Bando Kevlar belts as well as all needed screws and bearings.
Black Track RC played host to the final round of the Danish 1/10th Off-road Championship recently and it was Jesper Rasmussen who would walk away with the day’s win and the overall 2WD Mod Buggy title. Jesper was on fire all weekend, making a clean sweep in the qualifiers to grab the pole position from Marcus Kaerup. In A1 and A2 Jesper again came out fastest for an early overall victory and also the 2019 2WD Mod Buggy title. Marcus was able to conserve his runner-up position after the triple mains while Frederik Hovgaard completed the top 3 result.
Leadfinger Racing have announced the release of their A2.1 Tactic body shell for the HB Racing D819 and E819 buggies. The A2.1 Tactic body is a one off design that delivers a tuning option in between the original LFR Assassin and A2 Tactic bodies and it features the addition of the cowl scoops on the side pods. Depending on the performance the driver is looking for, these can be left alone to add to the overall down force of the car, or owners can choose to drill them out for additional cooling. When opened up, the pipe side of the cowl pulls air directly past the block and manifold of the nitro motor. The next addition was the fin on top of the roof. The advantage is more stability in high speed sections of the track and a more precise feel under hard cornering. Very effective is the additional down force added to both side pods and rear swoop that sets the body directly in between both the Assassin and A2 designs. The A2.1 body is available both in light weight or standard thickness, and it comes in clear, including window masks, stickers, and a front wing.
The 2019 Border Wars race was held at Arcor Raceway in Albuquerque, New Mexico attracting nearly 130 entries. In 1/8th E-Buggy it was Sean Guthrie with the overall TQ from Chris Boice on the 2 spot. In the triple A-main events it was Chris Boice who would come out on top in A1 and A2 for the early overall win from 3rd place qualifier, Michael Rose in 2nd. 4th place qualifier Scott Brewer ended the day in 3rd and in front of Mike Amos, who had to bump up through the mains to finish 4th overall. Andruw Martinez would complete the top 5 results.
The 6th round of the Heart of America Series was held this past weekend in several 1/8th and 1/10th Nitro classes. In the 1/10th 200mm class it was Jim Hulse with the overall TQ from Tim Kristl on the 2 spot after the qualifies. After the 30-minute A-main event the two would have swapped positions as Tim took the overall three laps ahead of Jim while 3rd placed qualifier, young Jayden Reger rounded out the top 3 result.
Round 3 of the Spanish Electric On-road Nationals was held at the Lleida track this past weekend. The event was held in Touring Modified, Touring Stock and Formula classes and in Touring Modified it was Carles Santiago with the overall TQ from Carlos Barros on the 2 spot. The triple A-mains then again saw Carles leading the way and with wins in A1 and A2 he took the overall win with one leg to spare. Runner-up after the qualifiers, Carlos Barros would cement his overall runner-up spot with the win in A3 as Antonio Rodriguez came in 3rd overall to round out the podium.