July 11, 2024

Bernadzik Top Seed at Asian Buggy Championship Rd 3

Team Associated’s Alex Bernadzik will start Nitro buggy qualifying as the top seed at the third round of the Asian Buggy Championship which is taking place at Pine Hills Dirt Racing’s unique oiled-surface track in Brisbane, Australia.  2023 Australian National Champion Bernadzik, who posted a TQ run at the previous round of the Scotty Ernst promoted championship in the Philippines, took the seeding top spot with a last-chance run ahead of Round 2 podium finisher Ryan Pavidis.  Pavidis, who is making his first visit to Australia, has switched chassis brands since the Philippine Masters and is now running Mugen.  Christian Wolhuter (Australia) took his Sworkz to third in seeding, followed by Tekno twins, Australia’s Caleb Noble and US driver Walker Spinrad.  A podium finisher at the season opener in New Zealand, Kyosho’s Kyle McBride returns to the series and will start qualifying sixth.  Bernadzik made it two-from-two when he topped eBuggy seeding, this time ahead of Noble and Pavidis with Spinrad, Australian TLR pilot Aaron Dexter and McBride rounding out the top six.  Caleb Noble topped seeding in a small Nitro Truggy field, with Nathan Healy (Tekno) going fastest in eTruggy.  Paul Ciccarello brought his Xray all the way from the US to dominate the two 45+ buggy classes.  Qualifying kicks off Friday morning local time with the first of four rounds of qualifying.

Source: Scott Guyatt/Asian Buggy Championships [Facebook]

July 11, 2024

Spektrum iXSR 6-Channel DSMR Transmitter

Horizan Hobby’s radio brand Spektrum has released its latest surface transmitter, the iXSR.  The 6-Channel DSMR transmitter offers the best features and capabilities for accomplished drivers who handle the most advanced, high-performance vehicles. Its improved ergonomics, connectivity, and programmability are ready to take your control to the next level.  This powerful, intelligent, and feature-packed transmitter includes Spektrum Smart Technology, a 4.5-inch colour touch-display with leading-edge Android technology, customisable model setup, drag race control, and more. Built around frequency-agile DSMR technology, the Spektrum SR515 5-Channel Sport Receiver delivers superb range and response, especially in noisy RF environments where a solid 2.4GHz link is crucial.  Not only is the 2.4ghz link solid, this model also features a low latency connection, providing a quicker, low-latency connection for the pro-level enthusiast.

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July 11, 2024

OfficinaRC A800 Titan Body Tuck Screw

In its latest product release, OfficinaRC has added this Titan Body Tuck Screw intended for the Awesomatix A800 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  When attention to detail makes all the difference, OfficinaRC offers the highest quality and performance with the screw produced in Italy from certified titanium.  Titanium offers superior strength and lightness, improving your model’s performance.  A refined look that sets your model apart from others, being produced to high-quality standards ensures long-lasting durability and consistent performance.

Source: Monaco RC [monacorc.com]

July 11, 2024

Japanese Champion Kato joins Infinity Offroad Team

Reigning Japanese 1:8 Offroad National Champion Kouki Kato has announced he has joined Infinity for his nitro offroad programme.  The 18-year-old, who last month successfully defended his 1:10 2WD Buggy National title, had already been racing for Infinity in onroad achieving impressive results including making the final at the 2023 IFMAR 1:8 Onroad World Championships.  Winning the 2023 JMRCA 1:8 Offroad title without a chassis sponsor, following the recent release of Infinity’s long await first ever 1:8 Buggy, the IFB8, the deal between Kato and the Japanese manufacturer is a logical one.

Source: Kouki Kato [Facebook]

July 11, 2024

Raceform 1:10 Onroad Lazer Rig electronic upgrade

Following on from the electronic operation upgrade of its 1:8 Buggy tyre gluing jig, Raceform has announced that it is now offering an option to upgrade their 1:10 Onroad Lazer Jig.  The innovative attachment transforms your existing jig into the first-ever portable, electronically-assisted tyre gluing system which also doubles as Side Wall Gluer.  It offers you effortless, consistent gluing as you can focus on applying glue, not turning the wheel.  You can also say goodbye to CA glue contact, eliminate the risk of getting glue on your hands.  Long gluing sessions become a breeze meaning mo more wrist fatigue.  The upgrade is simple with it installed easily on your existing 1:10 Lazer Jig is approx 3-minutes.  Once fitted it will work with any power bank, charger, or USB outlet and most RC chargers.  The 6500mah Power bank provides 7+ hours of continuous use.

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July 11, 2024

1:5 Large Scale FEMCA International – Announcement

New South Wales Radio Control Racing Car Club has announced the inaugural running of the 1:5 Large Scale FEMCA International at the John Grant Raceway in Sydney on October 23rd to 27th.  The club, which did a superb job of hosting the 1:8 GT World Championships last year, was due to host this year’s IFMAR Large Scale World Championship however due to low numbers of entries the race was cancelled.  A major disappointment for  the Asian Large Scale scene,  the club approached FEMCA with the idea that with all the fantastic tracks located throughout the Asia/Pacific that they would try to build 1:5 scale throughout the region, and allow their side of the world to travel to a championships with a lot less cost.  Making use of the racing facilities throughout the Asia/Pacific that would only otherwise be chosen on the IFMAR rotation cycle, and, as shown over the past 14 years then get underutilised as the European countries due to cost etc.  As a result NSWRCRCC will host the inaugural 1:5 FEMCA International at its track on the week the Worlds was due to be held, providing all competitors who booked tickets/ accommodation a big race meeting.

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July 10, 2024

OfficinaRC Mi9 Titanium Screw Kits

OfficinaRC has introduced nine titanium screw kits specifically designed for the Schumacher Mi9 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  Four of these kits are dedicated to the upper part of the model and are offered in two variations: UFS and Skinny UFS.  UFS is renowned for its robust look and strength while the new Skinny UFS has smaller head sizes to weigh the same or less than aluminium screws of the same length (approximately 10-30% less than UFS depending on the length).  Additionally, there is a lower part kit made of SFS with all OfficinaRC screws crafted in Italy from top-quality certified materials.

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July 10, 2024

Lugz Racing ‘Intimidator’z’ 1:10 Offroad Carpet tyre

Based in Northern California, Lugz Racing has announced the upcoming addition of a 1:10 offroad carpet tyre to its range it is calling ‘Intimidator’z’.  Available for both 2WD and 4WD, the rear tyre has a small/medium size lug designed for predictable & consistent long lasting tractions.  The newly designed extra low profile front tyre is designed with two different sidewall configurations to utilise depending on the amount of steering and aggressiveness required.

Source: Lugz Racing [lugzracing.com]