For the Team Magic E4, K-Factory have released this aluminum rear hinge pin mount. Using offset plastic inserts you can easily and quickly set the rear inboard toe in between 1 and 2 degrees depending on the way you place the plastic insert. The hinge pin mount has been CNC-machined from high quality 7075 aluminum and sports the K Factory logo etched on the aluminum surface.
Mirage have a report on their site from last weekends round 3 of the Rug Racers series which was run at Woodson Park in Hertfordshire. Qualfiying saw Andy Moore just beat out his Hot Bodies team mate Olly Jefferies in 2nd with new Xray signing Elliot Harper 4 seconds back in 3rd. Final 1 saw Moore make a mistake that let Jefferies into the lead following closely by Harper, but Olly could hold on for the leg win. In the 2nd leg Moore once again clip a corner and rolled leaving Jefferies out in front once again followed by Harper which was how it finished in the leg and overall with Moore coming home in 3rd.
The 4th round of the BRCA 1/12th scale Nationals was held last weekend at the Tamworth track and in qualifying for Saturday’s 19T turn event it was Chris Kerswell that claimed the TQ spot ahead of Andy Griffiths in 2nd. In the final, a coming together at the start knocked Griffiths out of contention and Mick Farrell took off after the then leader Kerswell and eventually got passed, but he too fell out of contention and this left Keith Robertson to come from 5th on the grid to take the win. In the modified class there were no surprises with Andy Griffiths taking the TQ and in the final he managed pull away and take the win, giving him his 4th in a row and enabling him to wrap up the modified title with his HB Cyclone 12.
Hot Bodies have announced the upcoming release of 2 new additions to the Moore-Speed range of body shells. The C-Class bodyshell features fantastic all-around downforce for a solid performance at all tracks and is tuned for low-drag, high downforce aerodynamics. It’s been track-tested for balanced front to rear feel and is great for all types of racing. The Alfa 159 bodyshell gives you increased steering performance for enhanced turning, especially on high-grip surfaces, perfect for racers looking out for maximum force and aggressive steering. Both bodyshells have all the standard features of every Moore-Speed bodyshell: crystal-clear polycarbonate plastic, clear overspray film, realistic vinyl decals, clearly marked cut lines, high-downforce rear wings, cleverly moulded aerodynamic tweaks and IFMAR-standard markings.
Team Magic have released the foam spec of their E4 electric touring car, called the E4FS. As is expected from a foam spec car, it has been stiffened up with a new 3mm carbon fibre, 96mm wide narrow chassis, while a 2.5mm upper deck with aluminium stiffening posts ensure an extremely rigid chassis. The car is also supplied with front and rear hard coated drive shafts, 3mm thick front and rear shock towers as well as new shock absorbers, new turnbuckles, thicker wishbones and wider belts. This car can also accept most LiPo cells as well as all brushless systems.
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For the M18 Pro, Xray have released some CNC-machined alu micro wheel axles for drive shafts with hex adaptors that have been made from tough, high-grade T6 aluminum. Ultra-smooth operation as well as high-precision design and fit the part provides extra strength for use with high-performance motors. Features 1.0mm and 2.0mm offset for wider track-width. Sold in a set of 2.
Top US Mugen racer, and multiple Winternats winner, Mike Swauger has been in touch to let us know that he has signed to JP Racing for the 2008 season. Previously running with the Ninja engine, Mike failed to shine at this years World Championships and his results there may have had a big influence on his choice of power plant for next year. On leaving the GRP made motor, Mike has also left behind GRP tyres and so negotiations are still ongoing to secure a tire sponsor for the new year. Since signing to the French manufacturer at the beginning of December Swauger has gone on to win the recently held Toys for Tots race at Crystal Park, an event which he also TQ’d and set a new track record.
We received word from TGR about the upcoming TGR Hurda Challenge, a new race series which focuses on promoting open class racing which will take place next year in several countries with a great final in Istanbul, Turkey. The series is open to all makes of 1/28th scale cars and has 4 countries already commited to supporting the series with a number of other countries likely to get on board. There are a number of rules for the cars to conform to and prizes at all races leading up the series final. For more information on the series go here.