Serpent have introduced their new adjustable one-way front diff set for the S7XX series of 1/10th 200mm on-road cars. The drag-assisted one-way replaces the standard front diff and it enables the driver to still brake and turn in like using a diff, however corner exit drive and change of direction on-throttle is greatly improved. The set is a direct fit on the S750 and it also fits older generation S7XX cars.
The 2020 XRS Poland Race Camp was hosted by Latina RC Racing recently with the workshop-oriented event featuring a nitro and electric buggy race to round out the week. All participants progressed a lot over the week and especially the rookies such as Sonia Skrzypek, Filip Pawłowski, and Asia Sych. Racing-wise and in the Nitro Buggy class it was Xray’s Marco Baruffolo who took the win at the week-concluding race with Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski coming in 2nd and Xray’s Bartek Zalewski rounding out the top 3 result. Over in the E-Buggy race it was Bartek Zalewski who lead and Xray 1-2-3 with Pawel Ntkowca coming in 2nd and Asia Sych ending the day on a popular 3rd place.
T-Works have introduced their new carbon fibre receiver box plate with switch opening for the use with the Team Associated RC8B3.2 buggy. The plate is machined from high-quality carbon fibre and it is a direct fit, making for factory looks and improved RC box stability. A machined opening for a mechanic switch finishes off the plate.
Xtra Speed have introduced their updated D110 hard plastic scale crawler body shell for 313mm trail trucks. The new version features an engine hood that can be opened to reveal scale engine bays, and it comes with with LED buckets to upgrade to a lighting system. Highly detailed and realistic details include interior cab, grille, fender, clear window, wiper, rearview mirror and door handles.
Round 2 of the Italian UISP GT National Championship was held at the Pista Verde Fener track last weekend. In the Super GT Expert class it was Loris Luise with the overall TQ and he also brought home the win in the half-hour long A-main event, leaving behind Fabio Vigani in 2nd, some six seconds behind. Natanaele Senesi came in 3rd overall, a lap down.
Coming from Ministry Of Bearing are new carbon fibre arm inserts for the Team Associated RC8B3.2 buggy. They are machined from high-quality 2mm carbon fibre and available for the front upper arms, front lower arms as well as the rear lower arms and they allow to adjust overall arm stiffness which is helpful especially in warmer weather or higher traction conditions.
Following a first teaser image back in June, IGT8 have officially unveiled their new B8 2021 1/8th scale nitro buggy. The kit includes several updates such as redesigned front and rear 7075 aluminium shock towers that sport a completely new geometry optimised for the new suspension layout. In addition the rear shock stay features high and low rear wing mounting positions. A 2-piece engine mount comes as standard with a new 3-piece engine mount being available as an option to improve stability and make for quicker engine release. The centre bulkhead design allows to remove the centre diff without having to touch, disassemble or readjust the brake setting for much quicker maintenance and setup. The updated front C-hub is of a revolutionary design that allows to adjust the caster angle in a six degrees to 22 degrees range by simply swapping out inserts. The hub is CNC-machined from high-quality aluminium with the inserts being machined from Delrin for a precise fitting and long durability. Additionally the castor block is fitted with two different roll centre positions.
WRC Racing have introduced their all-new ST2.1 1/10th scale front-wheel drive electric touring car kit. The car is based on the successful STX.7 platform and features the now-popular mid-front motor position for optimised traction and stability while sharing most spare and optional parts with its 4WD sibling. The car uses a carbon fibre double deck chassis construction, a fluid-filled gear differential as well as easy to adjust body mounts for quick adaption to different lids. The steering utilises WRC’s proven curved rail design and a low centre of gravity servo mount. An off-road-inspired battery mount uses rubber O-rings to secure the battery pack, doing away with the common use of reinforced battery tape or battery taps. Other features include ultra low-profile shock towers and shock absorbers while new low-friction driveshaft blades ensure an efficient drivetrain. The kit is already available.