April 23, 2024

Radtec Mini-Z MR-04 Wide upper arm mounts

Radtec, the Mini-Z options part division of Roche Products, has released new optional upper arm mount for Mini-Z MR-04 wide chassis.  The parts are made from 7075 aluminium and are offered in two different widths with different camber angle, kit angle and 1 deg camber selectable.  Available in three anodized colour options, blue, red and black, you have the choice of the ‘wide’ upper arm mount and the Wide 1 Deg Camber version.

Source: Radtec [Facebook]

April 23, 2024

Shepherd 2024 Teamwear

Just as the nitro onroad season gets underway in earnest, Zen-Racing / Team Shepherd have released an extensive line of 2024 Teamwear featuring the onroad nitro manufacturer’s new logo and branding.  Made from high quality materials and in sizes from small to 4XL, the new range features the new new Shepherd Micro Racing logo front and back with the range including a T-shirt, Hoodie, Zoodie and Polo that should be available from your local Shepherd distributor.

View rest of range here

April 23, 2024

Rivkin makes it 3 in a row with ROAR Nationals double

Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin made it three consecutive years of being crowned 1:10 Offroad ROAR National Champion with a buggy double at the 2024 Championships held at the Beach RC & Hobbies track in South Carolina.  A relatively small entry by US race standards, 93 drivers making for a total of 201 entries, all the major contenders where there for the Mod 2WD and 4WD titles.  In qualifying it would be former World Champion Rivkin with the 2WD TQ ahead of the similar buggy of Aydin Horne and the TLR of Dakotah Phend.  4WD would see the Top 2 order reversed with Horne the Top Qualifier from Rivkin with Schumacher’s Broc Champlin 3rd.  With Horne getting passed Rivkin to take A1 and Rivkin then taking A2 it went to A3.  While Horne laid down the fastest lap, he couldn’t get by Rivkin who eventually took the win by 9/10ths of a second and with it the overall title with Phend completing the podium.  In 4WD, Rivkin got by Horne in the first two encounters to seal the deal early.  Winning A3, Horne took the runners up spot with 2WD World Champion Tater Sontag completing the podium for TLR.  Horne wouldn’t go home empty handed however taking Stadium Truck title ahead of Rivkin and the Xray of Tom Rinderknect.

Image: Team Associated [Facebook]

April 23, 2024

R Factor Design Billet alu Precision Pit Board

“R Factor Design” is a newly founded company by ROAR National Champion and World Champion mechanic, Shawn Rayfield.
 The main focus of the brand is creating and offering high end pit equipment – made in the USA. The first product available is this Billet aluminium “Precision pit board” which is fully CNC machined to have an ultra flat work surface within .001 across the whole board. With a size of 17in x 12in (43,2cm x 30,5cm) it’s the most accurate pit board to assemble and tune your 1:12 or 1:10 cars on. 
The honeycombed backside helps to reduce the overall weight to ~3.5 – 3.75 pounds (1,5-1,7kg). 
A prototype of this exact board was used at the 1:12 IFMAR Worlds last December with Max Mächler’s World Championship effort.

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April 22, 2024

Infinity MID-motor IF14-2TE option parts

Infinity has released a number of new carbon parts for the mid-motor version of its IF14_2TE 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  A 1.6mm carbon top deck, compared to the kit standard 2.0mm thickness, gives further chassis flex and initial steering response is increased.  A great match for use with optional Aluminium Super Flex Main Chassis.  Also new is the TE Mid 2.25mm carbon main chassis and a 2.0mm rear chassis stiffener.

View more parts here

April 22, 2024

XRAY XB2 Alu Servo Holders & Graphite Bridge

Xray continue to roll out new parts for its XB2 1:10 2WD Buggy with this new Alu Servo Holders & Graphite Bridge.  It reinforces the front part of the car and ensures more reliable servo mounting.  . A direct replacement for standard composite servo holders, the upper graphite bridge features extra space for transponder.  The aluminium stands may be used with or without graphite bridge offer flex tuning options.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

April 22, 2024

Balestri leads Infinity 1-2 at Italian Nationals

Dario Balestri led an Infinity 1-2 at the AMSCI 1:8 Onroad Italian National Championship, heading home Thomas Lorenzi by half a lap of the Pista di Leno track.  While rain would effect qualifying, it was the World Champion who took his Max Power engined IF18 to the TQ ahead of the Capricorn of Mirko Salemi.  With Carmine Raiola and Luca Romagnoli third & fourth, Lorenzi would line up P5.  In the 30-minute final, while Balestri lead the entire race, Lorenzi worked his way through to second  just before the half way distance.  Despite setting the fastest lap of the race, Raiola would miss out on the podium with the 3rd step going to Salemi.  In the Sport category, Mattia Perego also made it an Infinity 1-2 winning ahead of Cristian Boni with the Mugen Seiki of Alessio Forgnoli completing the Top 3.

Image: Infinity [Facebook]

April 22, 2024

SuperRad TC SuperWing & carbon end plates

US competition bodyshell manufacturer SuperRad has released its SuperWing series of Touring Car wingsdesigned to fit any brand of 1:10th Touring Car and comiong in 3 variants. With the increased popularity of super lite TC bodies, the included wing can be too flimsy to be effective and offer limited tuning options. The SuperWing series is made from 0.5mm polycarbonate to provide optimal performance with minimal weight. The series is offered in a HX = High Downforce, (blue example), MX = Medium Downforce (orange example) and LX = Low Downforce (grey example). Each wing comes clear, uncut and includes mounting hardware. Also new is their carbon Touring Car Wing End Plates which look choice and weigh next to nothing. They feature an adhesive backing and meet the regulated 40x20mm size for TC. Each pack includes 4 pcs.

View carbon end plate images here