Exotek have introduced their new F1 tyre stripe decal set, consisting of eight HD pre-cut vinyl stickers. The high visibility tyre stripes are use for any of the popular 1/10 F1 rubber tyre sets and they give the car a great scale appearance as well as helping increase the visibility while racing. The stickers are made of high-tack heavy duty vinyl and of a thick material to resist tears and to make attaching to the tyres easier. The set includes four white stripes and four yellow stripes as well as handy wheel labels to mark the tyre compounds etc.
Round 6 of the JBRL Nitro Off-Road Series was held at Central Valley R/C Raceway in Madera, California last weekend, attracting nearly 120 entries. In the premier Expert Buggy class it was Xray’s Kyle Turner with the overall TQ from Jake Mayo in 2nd. In the 20-minute A-main event Kyle would lead the way, taking the win a lap in front of Mugen’s Adam Drake as Tekno RC’s Carlos Arredondo came in 3rd to round out the podium.
The Malnoue Emerainville Sport club hosted the warm-up to the French Electric On-road Nationals last weekend. In the competitive Touring 13.5T Stock class it was Jeremy Delalondre with the overall TQ, some six seconds in front of Manuel Wagner as Sebastien Gibert came in 3rd, only 0.2s behind Manuel. The finals then saw Jeremy taking the win with 23 laps from Manuel a lap down, the latter however stroke back in A2 while TQ Jeremy suffered a DNF. A3 then had both contestants making into the 23rd lap and they were separated by only five seconds on the line, with Jeremy taking the win and with it the overall from Manuel on the runner-up spot. Behind the three, it was Sebastien with the final podium spot.
Coming soon from RC-Carbonstore’s Rebellion-RC brand is the Cross-Flex aluminium chassis for the Awesomatix A800X MMCX mid-motor touring car. The patent-pending Alu-Crossflex chassis was developed for the use in medium to high-bite traction conditions with its highly machined design allowing optimised flex characteristics that can be greatly influenced with the use of up to twelve optional brass inserts that not only add up to 47.9g of weight in the lowest area of the chassis, but they can also be used to change the overall torsional flex characteristics. The idea was to become able to adjust the weight-balance as well as the flex individually with every insert by using different fixing positions without the need of changing the whole chassis; with a standard chassis being always hard front/rear or soft front/rear, but not hard front/soft rear. When the brass inserts are fixed at a 90 degree angle to the driving direction they almost have no influence to the flex, but if attached using the remaining – cross-positioned – mounting points, the inserts decrease the flex. To make the system work the fixing points for the “hard” setting are 0,3mm lowered to make for a free movement at “flex” setting, and when using the “hard” setting drivers need to insert the included 0,3mm shims to be able to access the desired “hard” flex settings. The chassis is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes black anodised for wear and looks, features a laser-engraved Rebellion-RC logo and it is of a conical shape, ensuring increased ground clearance and less chassis scrubbing during hard cornering. The chassis and the optional brass weight inserts are available for pre-order now and will ship in about two week’s time.
The 2019 Trofeo Novarossi was held at the Mini Autodromo Jody Scheckter in Fiorano this past weekend. In 1/8th IC Track it was Shepherd’s Andrea Pirani with the win in front of ARC driver Marco Bianchi in 2nd and Shepherd’s Mattia Collavo who completed the podium in 3rd position. Over in 1/10th 200mm Touring it was Alessandro Balboni (Shepherd) with the win in front of Valerio Righi (Capricorn) and David Loppini (WRC) in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The 2nd round of the Indonesia Buggy Nationals was held last weekend at the Banana RC Track, Batam Island with a total of 25 drivers having attended the event. The race format was six rounds of 10-minute qualifying with the four best to count. In the end it was Jason Nugroho (HB Racing/Ninja) with the overall TQ honours and he also came out on top in the 60-minute A-main event, leaving behind Adrian Wicaksono (Mugen/Ninja) and John Agus (Kyosho/O.S.) in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Schumacher have announced the soon release of their Atom 2 1/12th scale GT12 pan car. The all-new steel alloy chassis makes for a very low centre of gravity, excellent for maximum cornering speeds and the all-new slide pivot system is a low friction, bind free design that maximises rear traction while still offering an easier build and low maintenance. Based on the British Championship winning Atom the Atom 2 also hosts many other new features such as an adjustable LiPo position, floating servo mount, a lightweight pod assembly, a hub carrier design with improved geometry giving faster cornering with no compromise to drivability as well as a thread insert design making work on the car much quicker and simpler. The car, that will become available in a carbon fibre and S2 fibre glass variant – both featuring the steel alloy chassis – will become available by the end of September.
Coming from Capricorn and made for their TE04 electric touring car is the MDM mid motor chassis conversion kit. Moving the layshaft and motor to the middle of the chassis, the update neutralises the weight distribution and balance in the car. With the latest generation body shells now providing a lot of steering and downforce, the MDM conversion makes the TEO4 more easy to drive over the duration of a run while corner speed and flow between corners is also greatly improved. The conversion features equal length front and rear belts, making for a more balanced throttle response on and off power. The chassis conversion is compatible with standard and short size LiPo batteries, allowing drivers to experiment with the weight distribution and electric layout in the car to suit their needs. This conversion is recommended for medium to large outdoor and indoor tracks. For drivers who are racing on carpet tracks or high traction asphalt tracks, a new aluminium chassis is also available.