O.S. Engines have announced that current 1/8th Offroad World Champion Davide Ongaro has signed a contract to join their factory team. Running LRP engines, which are O.S. based, for the past few seasons, including to win his World title in Perth in 2018, 2021 will see the young Italian Team Associated driver work directly with the Japanese company. O.S. said of the deal ‘We are proudly announcing that Davide Ongaro, the 2018 1/8 off-road world champion has signed a contract with O.S. engines. We hope to show great performance of our products in the coming season together with him.’
Rebellion RC’s new Awesomatix MMX Crossflex V2 aluminium chassis is much narrower than the previous version, at only 76mm it improves roll-behaviour and prevent the chassis from touching the ground. The holes for the short swing arms were removed which made it possible to make the rear end narrower which leads to improved on throttle traction. In the front the Crossflex inserts were replaced by the new Y-Stiffener which gives you a lot more flex-setting options. Last but not least they have made new floating-plates for ESC and Electronics, that are available in brass for stock and aluminium for modified for perfectly adjusted car-balance depending on batteries used.
Schumacher Racing have announced the signing of Mattia Collina to their onroad team. Mattia comes with a great pedigree, including ETS Pro Stock race winner, multiple EFRA Stock A finalist and 6 x Italian National Champion. He had the following to say:
I would like to thank Schumacher for the opportunity to be able to represent them in a year when the TC IFMAR Worlds will be right in my Country. I am excited to start working with the Team and make my contribution to achieve our common goals.
From Yeah Racing who have produced this aluminium 540/550 motor heatsink w/twin tornado high speed fans. Created for heavy duty applications such as offroading or even high speed on-roading, pre-soldered wires means that there’s only one slot required to power the two fans. Available in red, orange and blue.
Designed specifically for Drift cars, mount your spur evenly with this aluminium spur gear support plate. The aluminium plate creates an evenly distributed load which allows for a more precise and quiet drivetrain. Comes in the signature black with red highlighted edges and laser engraved Xpress logo.
T-Work’s have come up with a new 1/8 buggy wing which features a wickerbill design that allows greater air flow which increases the downforce when needed. Available in three colours, black, white & yellow, the Airflow wing has pre-drilled holes which saves you the hassle to have to drill them yourself. The package includes wing, as well as two wickerbills.
Arrowmax have announced that Yukijiro Umino has joined their company as team consultant. Having recently announced that he was joining Serpent as a designer, Umino will join forces with Arrowmax to develop their range of tools as well as gathering feedback and assisting customers. Umino brings with him vast experience and had the following to say:
I am very happy to join Arrowmax. I will help develop Arrowmax products, which are promised to be the best. You are about to see the very promising designs.
LC Racing have produced this +2mm aluminium servo arm for their LC12B1 1/12 buggy and 1/14 EMB series vehicles. The longer servo arm gives a faster steering response and the material used improves strength. Red anodised, it features a 23T spline.