Having teased its release 3 weeks ago, Axon have now released full details on their new TC10/2, BD10 conversion kit. The machine has been reborn with an extremely low centre of gravity and at the same time the area around the front and rear bulkheads, which is important for suspension functions that affect cornering performance, has been substantially redesigned. The new design maximises the performance of the high big bore shock III super short, achieving less roll during cornering while at the same time ensuring reliable suspension movement. The upper bulkheads and front & rear shock towers have been newly designed to lower the machine’s centre of gravity and maximise the function of the oil dampers and springs. The upper bulkhead is made of 7075 aluminium to ensure rigidity while maintaining a slim and lightweight shape. The shock tower design is based on a separate layout with short spans for high rigidity at both the front & rear to ensure that the oil dampers and springs work properly. In addition, the height of the left and right oil dampers are designed to be the same, which is a weak point of separate shock towers.
Roche have released this updated aluminium lower bulkhead (V2) for the Rapide P12 Evo2. The new bulkhead has two centring pins included for a more reliable and precise caster angle. The new bulkhead must be used with the new graphite lower arms.
Anti is ZooRacing’s new high-performance touring car body. Developed from the experience with the super successful Wolverine body, but with more overall downforce and a more stable rear in mind. Key areas, like a super low nose, a steeper bonnet and arch-designed side windows were carefully optimised. The main body has a more wedge design to improve the airflow to the rear and creates a lot more downforce. For a more fluent handling, the Anti has a little more stretched cabin as well as a homogeneous airflow behind the roof to reduce drag and turbulences. New inverted fin design on the trunk reduces turbulences and increases static stability at the rear section, which results in a better airflow to the new designed rear wing. The rear wing design is curved accordingly to the body lines and has a step/fin design to improve stability. The result is less flex and more downforce on high speeds.
Power HD has launched their new D15 programable servo and G1 gyro combo set for drift car, now with matching colours. Available in anodised purple or red, the servo & gyro combo can now better match your car and with the servo wire’s location adjustable you can also have much cleaner wiring. The programmable D15 servo has precise matching steel gear set, pulls up to 18kg-cm of torque at 8.4V with a speed of 0.085s and weighs 55g. The G1 gyro has a so called Dual System that can adapt to different tracks and driver habits, the unit offers adjustable end point settings and it is compatible with high voltage servos.
This weekend the first round of the AMSCI National Championship took place on the MonacoRC Arena indoor track. Thanks to the asphalt surface of the MonacoRC Arena it was possible to see consistent performance with excellent grip for both days of competition. The event was open to 5 classes, Touring Stock 13.5 F1, Touring Stock 13.5 F2, Modified Touring, Touring FWD 17.5 and F1 21.5. In the Touring Stock 13.5 F1 class, the poleman Federico Barbieri, following an unfortunate first final, managed to take home the victory followed by the ever faster Filippo Domanin who despite his very young age is getting us used to seeing him always high in the standings. Andera Simari completed the podium.
The first round of the 2022 edition of the Italian Championships dedicated to 12th scale classes took place at the indoor track of RC Landia in Scandiano. The race kicked off the 2022 sporting season of the Italian RC Car Racing Federation ACI Sport. In GT12, traditionally run in Italy according to BRCA rules (homologated GT12 chassis, 13.5T motors, homologated GT12 bodyshells and Control Tyres), Mattia Dall’Oca (Team Schumacher) showed some rediscovered form and after losing out the TQ to Luca Tassinari during the qualifiers, drove flawlessly in the finals to take the win ahead of Alberto Montecchi (Mon-tech Racing) and Davide Mischiatti (Team Schumacher).
More new items from Mon-tech Racing. Following the GTI Vision FWD, the Italian brand is pleased to present the GTI Vision 1/10 Mini for the M-chassis category. The GTI Vision Mini is the first in a series of Mini 1/10 bodies that will be introduced by Mon-tech in 2022. The body is produced in Italy using high-quality Lexan polycarbonate and comes with a detailed decal sheet including headlights and grille stickers, window masks and wing mounting hardware.
Bittydesign have released a new product for the 1/10 GT 190mm segment, the all the Ahura body shell. This project was born from the desire to create a body shell outside the box thanks to a futuristic aesthetic, proportions and shapes that make it unique. The body shell is universal and mounts on all 1/10 190mm models, while the wing complies with the measurements as per USGT regulation and can therefore be used at any race. The shapes inspired by a GT3 racing car have been adapted to the proportions and dimensions necessary for use with the 190mm electric models. The design phase took several months to finish every single detail, the attention to detail was obsessive in order to produce a body that could optimise aerodynamics and at the same time remain real in its proportions and aesthetics.