September 21, 2023

Infinity IF15-2 Carbon centre & rear stiffener sets

Infinity has released optional carbon centre stiffener and rear stiffener sets for their World Championship winning IF15-2 1:10 Nitro Onroad chassis.  Parts that were used in prototype form to win the title last September in Thailand, the centre stiffener is designed to increase the IF15-2’s longitudinal rigidity, thus increasing on power traction and adding rear stability.  The rear stiffener increases the rigidity of the rear section of the IF15-2, offering further tuning options for all track conditions.  By inserting it from the upper side of the main chassis, the additional parts do not protrude in any way from the underside which leaves and neat and clean look.

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September 21, 2023

Kyosho Optima Mid ’87 WC Worlds Spec 60th Anniversary

As part of their ongoing 60th anniversary celebrations in 2023, Kyosho has announced another special limited edition Legendary series kit with the Optima Mid ’87 WC Worlds Spec 60th Anniversary Limited edition.  A replica of the 1987 Optima Mid prototype which the team drivers were using with special custom parts, the new limited production run is packaged in a special small size box with package handle. The kit features gun metallic finished aluminium cylinders on the oil shocks which are equipped with titanium coated shafts that increase wear resistance.  The main gear shaft, which transmits the power from the spur gear to the gearbox, is made of 7075 extra super duralumin with hard anodised finish. It is significantly lighter than the conventional steel, contributing to the improvement of throttle response.  Ball differentials on both front and rear provide smooth operation and maximum traction with slip action when excessive load is applied for improved driving stability. Front Universal swing shafts deliver excellent drive efficiency and minimise vibration during steering for improved control.

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September 21, 2023

T-Works A800R Easy-Snap Battery Holder Post

Option parts and accessories manufacturer T-works has released their Easy-Snap Battery holder Posts for the Awesomatix A800R 1:10 Electric Touring Cars.  Available as a complete battery holder set consisting of carbon and black anodised parts, they also offer the set complete with two 22g each brass weights.

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September 21, 2023

R1 Wurks DC1 Alu Rear Riser and Steering Knuckle

New from R1 Wurks for their DC1 Drag car are these optional aluminium Rear Risers and Steering Knuckles.  The Rear Riser is designed with a lightweight approach with this option offering enhanced clearance for wider tires.  A direct replacement for the injection molded Front Steering Knuckle that come standard with in the DC1 kit, the optional knuckle pair are machined from 7075-T6 and black anodised.

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September 21, 2023

LRP Graphene-4.1 3700 HV Hyper LCG Stock Spec Shorty

New from LRP is the Graphene-4.1 3700 HV Hyper LCG Stock Spec Shorty Hardcase Battery.  The 7.6V 135C/65C battery is the Germany brand’s answer to the frequently asked question for the Lowest Internal Resistance (IR), Lightest and Lowest Center of Gravity (LCG) Shorty Battery possible.  They use the case of their popular G4.1 4200 Modified battery with Hyper LCG design of just 18.5mm height for the lowest possible centre of gravity and put the lowest IR cell construction possible inside and this makes the all new 3700 Stock Spec battery

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September 20, 2023

BRCA 4WD Onroad Nationals R5 Colchester – Report

For the fifth and final round of this year’s BRCA 4WD Onroad Championship it was off to the Colchester track.  With the Modified and 17.5 titles already decided, it just left the 13.5 title to be decided. A couple of surprise entries were previous champions Olly Jefferies and the now un-retired Elliott Harper.  In Modified the first round of qualifying saw the returning Elliott Harper with his Schumacher Mi8 go fastest from Alex Thurston’s Yokomo BD-12 and defending champion, Kyle Branson, with his Xray X4, the top six were all on 22 laps.  Q2 saw another TQ for Elliott from Bailey Graves, Alex and Schumacher’s Andy Murray.  Elliot made it a hat-trick of wins by taking Q3 from Olly Jefferies and Kyle.  So, it was Elliott on pole position from Alex with Olly edging out Kyle for third by virtue of the tie-break.  In the finals, the first leg was wet with the rest being dry, and it was Elliott who took the clean sweep of all three legs for the overall win, what a way to make your return. Behind him it was Alex in the runner-up spot with a brace of seconds, with the final podium spot going to Kyle with a second and a fourth, edging out Olly who had two thirds.

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September 20, 2023

JConcepts Megalithic 1.9″ Crawler Tyre

Coming off the heels of successful designs such as the Landmines, Scorpios, and Tusk, JConcepts presents the Megalithic crawler tyre.  Built to the popular 4.75” outside diameter competition dimension, the Megalithic is the most detailed JConcepts tyre ever produced. When JConcepts R&D sat down to conceptualise ideas and celebratory projects for its 20th anniversary, the team decided to produce an intricate crawling tyre.  A whole new layout of lug arrangement, terracing, and recessing provides a footing capable of distorting to just about any terrain.  The large “bat lug” centre section can pull in either direction and can be tested in vertical lug direction forward, or with the stepping forward.  Next to the centre, the “club lugs” with recessed areas define the outside of the tread.  The “sharks’ mouth” ties an arrangement of the centre structure together and the Megalithic pyramid drops right into the centre giving surface area at various angles.The sidewalls include heavy traction bar placement, removed sections to add pitch and flex grip characteristics. Several “pencil push” plots array the sidewalls with heavy carved and shaved sections in each rotation.  A “liquid rope” finalises the sidewall tread detail to separate where the tread ends, and the tire lettering begins. Recessed JConcepts logo with inner hatching takes position in multiple areas while the 20th Anniversary logo looks strong.

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September 20, 2023

2023 COPA America – Report

The 2023 COPA America race was held in Lima, Peru last week at Miniautodromo Polo Bracale.  This track proves to be very challenging with its high banking turns and extreme elevation changes. This track had racers from many different countries and many different car manufacturers were represented.  Eric Jones from the USA was able to TQ and directly qualify into the finals with his XRAY NT1.  In the finals he was leading the race for a third of the race, but a mechanical issue forced him to end his chance at a victory.  Guillermo Jimenez from Mexico running his Mugen MTX7 was able to win the super pole and also qualify directly into the finals.  The hometown favourite Bruno Lira who qualified 3rd took the first place running his Capricorn C04. Bruno opted not to do a tire change in the 45 minute race which proved to be the right strategy as he was able to hold off Mexico’s Juan Herrero who finished second and America’s Jerry Guerra who finished 3rd and both opted to do a tire change and both were running Infinity.  This race proved that the sedan class is alive and well.  With the 2024 sedan Worlds being hosted in Costa Rica at the Mini Autódromo Las Cruces track.  Along with other named races which will be on the calendar expect the sedan class to continue to grow as racers start preparing.  This track is on private property and maintained to the highest levels.  There are all the amenities you would expect and then some extras such as a basket ball court.

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