May 9, 2024

Custom Works BEAST Midget 1:10 dirt oval kit

After more then a year of development, culminating in a 1, 2 finish at this year’s Motorama Nationals, Custom Works has released the new BEAST Midget kit.  Designed and optimized for the growing 1:10 Midget Spec class, the North Carolina based manufacturer tested several different suspension and chassis options before landing back on a platform very similar to their successful Outlaw 5 Sprint kit.  The benefit of this is that a majority of the parts used on the BEAST are probably already in many racers spare parts box.  The BEAST is well suited for loose dirt style tracks and high bite surfaces that typically use 2.2 buggy styled rubber tire.  With it’s heritage based off of the successful Outlaw Sprint car this new Beast Midget kit comes with several different parts and features to make it perfectly suited for the growing 1:10 Midget Spec Class of racing.

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May 8, 2024

Elceram Oxide 1/10 ESC

New from Czech electronics manufacturer Elceram, the Oxide 1/10 is a new generation electronic speed controller for BLDC sensored motors optimised specially for Stock and Open-Stock racing onroad and offroad.  Also suitable for many other categories including Modified or Drift, it uses Advanced Cooling Technology based on Aluminium Oxide Ceramic Flat Cooler.  The Oxide 1/10 provides TFT LCD colour display allowing very quick and easy adjustment of all parameters, post-race data evaluation and self-diagnostics without need of any other interface.  All these great features packed into Stock low profile design.

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May 8, 2024

T-Works RC8 B4.1 Carbon Fibre side guards

T-Works has added these carbon fibre side guards to its range of aftermarket parts for the Team Associated RC8 B4.1 1:8 Buggy platforms.  Made using high quality carbon fibre material, they offer reduced weight, rigidity and durability with no change in handling characteristics.  Package includes one left and one right side guards with installation hardware.

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May 8, 2024

WMH Racing Battery Wizard

New from WMH Racing is the Battery Wizard, a discharge measuring device for your 1s and 2s batteries.  This tool is ideal for comparing, knowing when to retire, and knowing what kind of performance your battery really has.  No more seeing the Wizard behind the curtain, for “good” packs.  Having the ability to test your batteries, affords you knowledge on how much: power you will be able to have, for how long, and how much you will fade.  In short the Battery Wizard will do for batteries as the motorlyser did for motor tuning.  Key Features include Internal resistance measurement and the display of battery discharge curve, milestones, and raw data every 15 seconds.  With a choice of discharge rate: 1-45 amps* for 1s and 2s batteries, it reaches desired amps in approximately 2 seconds and has a customizable cut off voltage.

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May 8, 2024

RCP Tyre Remover

Swiss company RCP Products has released a new tyre remover solvent.  After a long period of development, the final solvent formulation is easy to handle without harmful adhesive-dissolving fumes.  It easily remove tyres and can be used up to 10 times longer than conventional products.  With a low odor it does not evaporate, it is not self-igniting and does not attack the rims with the solution washable with water
The cost effective remover solvent comes in a 2.5 litre container and will pay for itself after removing tyres from just 4 sets of rims.

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May 8, 2024

Willspeed B7 Options

British 1:10 offroad specialist manufacturer Willspeed has released a number of option parts for Team Associated’s B7 1:10 2WD Buggy. First of these are the Strengthened “Full Brace” D Block & Strengthened Std D Block. The B7 has notably had a few teething issues with the D Block and it’s alignment relative to the chassis and suspension arms, notably as it’s no longer chassis mounted and mounted on long screws through the gearbox case. The WS “Full Brace” D block incorporates the D Block and Roll Bar mount into a singular billet aluminium piece. This allows the D block to be fastened to the transmission case in two planes underneath the box and to the flat back surface in a “Fully Braced” fashion. Utilising the parallel rear face of the gearbox avoids alignment problems associated with the original component. Willspped also increased section thickness and added clearance chamfers to aid durability but keep clearance. They also offer a WS Std Strengthened D block with weighs of 6.83g for the Full Brace D Block and 3.69g for the Std D Block.

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May 7, 2024

Infinity tease imminent IFB8 1:8 Buggy release

Multiple World Championship winning nitro onroad manufacturer Infinity are teasing out the long awaited release of their first entry into the world of 1:8 Offroad racing.  Issuing a number of silhouette images of the brand new IFB8, the only other details provided is that more information will be released from the Japanese company in the coming days.  With World titles in 1:8 Onroad and 1:10 Nitro Touring Car as well as major race titles in Electric Touring Car, Infinity’s entry into offroad has been quite some time coming with Riccardo Berton the driver leading the project and giving the new platform a promising start to the 2024 season by winning the Montepellier GP in France in February against a stacked field.

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May 7, 2024

Giaimo wins Italian GT Championship Round 2

Schepis Model driver Rosario Giaimo took the win at the second round of the AMSCI Italian 1:8 GT Nationals held at the 2024 EFRA 1:8 GT European Championships host Naxos World track in Sicily over the weekend.   Having won the season opener in March at Mini Autodromo Stradivari, Capricorn’s Alessio Mazzeo carried that form in qualifying securing the TQ for the 45-minute final ahead of Serpent’s Gabriele Paloschi.  After the Semi finals the Raptor of Loris Luise would line up third with Giaimo lining up P6 just behind Genius Racing’s defending Champion Alex D’angelo.  In the final Mazzeo would encounter problems at the start allowing Paloschi to lead until he suffered a flame out.  It was then the turn of D’Angelo to lead until the 27-minute mark when a mistake ended his race.  At the end it was Giaimo who lead home the field with a 2-lap advantage over the recovering Mazzeo and Paloschi.  In the Electric GT it was Serpent’s Natanaele Senesi who took the win from Filippo Beretta and Round 1 winner Mazzeo.

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