Hobbywing have introduced their new XeRun XR10 Pro 1S Heavy Duty brushless speed controller specially designed for competition 1/12th scale racing. New internals allow for greatly improved heat dissipation even when using low-turn modified motors or when racing in high ambient temperatures while a built-in switch and capacitor module keep wiring as clean as possible while also saving weight. The controller features five pre-set profiles for all sorts of racing conditions, however they can be customised using Hobbywing’s optional WiFi Module and an iOS or Android-based mobile device or a programming box. The internal BEC system with 6V/3A output does away with the need of a separate receiver battery and adjustable throttle and brake PWM frequencies ensure precise throttle and brake control especially in Stock motor classes.
The 2019 XRS Poland ProCircuit Race was held at the RC Wlodawa track last weekend. The event was held in several nitro and electric 1/8th off-road classes as well as an Open category on a high-grip US-style track and using a control tyre system, making for competitive yet cost efficient racing. Ever changing track conditions kept the drivers on their toes as did the 10-minute qualifiers with mandatory fuel stop. Ultimately and in the Nitro Buggy class it was Bartosz Zalewski with the win from Rafal Ilendo in 2nd and Lukasz Dyrek in 3rd.
Xray have introduced the latest incarnation of their popular XT8E 1/8th electric truggy kit. The vehicles utilises an all-new front suspension geometry featuring new C-hubs and steering blocks along with new zero king pin steering blocks with exchangeable steering plates for Ackermann adjustment. The drivetrain is equipped with new front and rear CVD drive shafts and the new rear uprights use 8x16x5mm outer ball-bearings for increased reliability and lifespan. The rear shock tower was redesigned to fit the new 40 percent lighter wing mount and the new gearbox brace while a 2.6mm front anti-roll bar improves corner speed. The kit is rounded out by new softer ribbed shock membranes. All that is mounted to a redesigned chassis that is now fully compatible between the XT8 and XT8E platforms.
HB Racing have announced the soon release of the E819 1/8th scale electric buggy kit. The E819 takes all of the improved features introduced with the 2019 DNC E-Buggy champion E817 V2, and adds a host of new details designed to make it faster and more durable. A new chassis adds 2mm to the wheelbase for improved handling and jumping while chassis strength has been increased with a new thicker aluminium centre brace. Revised rear hub carrier graphite plates and thin hex hubs enhance track performance. The E819 drivetrain features a heavy duty machined lightened steel spur, new 43/13 front and rear differentials, and a revised rear centre dogbone. Now topping the E819 kit is the popular JConcepts Silencer S15 clear body. All of the new parts are backwards compatible with the E817 and E817 V2 buggies, and the E819 is compatible with most HB spare parts and option parts.
Coming from Australian brand BSRC are carbon fibre arm stiffeners for the Agama A319 buggy. Designed to fit the soft and hard arms, along with the T-Works titanium droop screws, the stiffeners give the car a nice smooth feeling during cornering and help with corner speed in high grip conditions. Available in different thicknesses of 1.0mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm, the inserts come with M3x8mm countersunk stainless steel screws and they are available now.
The third and final round of this year’s Xray Racing Series Alpe Adria was held at the Fener track in Italy. The finale attracted familiar and new faces with a couple of 1/5th scale regulars attending in the 1/8th class – making for some competitive racing. In the end it was local hero Mattia Collavo with the overall TQ in the premier 1/8th IC Track class, in front of large scale European champion B.A. Arnaldi and 1/8 EC-B finalist Nejc Mihelic. The 1/8 GT pole sitter was Luciano Bordin in front of Antonio Pucci and Michele Finato while in Super Touring. In Electric Touring Stock it was Luca Guerra on pole in front of Kristjan Miklozic and Edoardo Spongia. The 1/10th Formula class was lead by Cristiano Sartor from Luca Girotto and Stefano Poloniato and finally in the Super Touring category the pole sitter was the Genius racing boss Noacco Zeno in front of Matteo Sartor and Alessandro Pasa.
Rebellion-RC have released more teaser images of their forthcoming mid motor conversion kits for the Xray T4, Yokomo BD9 and BD8 as well as the Team Associated TC7.2. The kits centre around the patent pending sliding motor mount design that allows gear mesh adjustment through the chassis bottom, with the narrow design of the whole assembly ensuring the overall motor and battery width remains the same as in the standard cars, creating a very centralised weight distribution and less unwanted chassis roll compared to current mid motor conversions. In addition the design makes for an ultra low centre of gravity while allowing integrated flex settings. The sliding design also ensures a very wide gear mesh adjustment range, fitting up to 48T pinion and 114T main gears, making the conversion ideal for both stock and modified racing alike. Other features include a highest quality PA12 material 3-D-printed diff pulley that is precision CNC-milled for a perfect finish, a precision-machined stainless steel main shaft as well as the possibility to combine all three aluminium colour options of black, orange and natural with Rebellion-RC’s full range of carbon fibre twill colours. Not to be forgotten is a floating motor fan mount that attaches to the motor mount and that ensures lower motor temperatures while not disturbing natural chassis flex. Included with the kits, that are completely made in Austria, also come high-quality Bando Kevlar belts as well as all needed screws and bearings. The conversions are available for pre-order now and they will become available by August 1st.
Schelle Racing Innovations have announced the release of their new Duo carbon fibre wing buttons for 1/10th Team Associated and 1/8th Team Associated and Mugen kits. The 1/10th scale variant is machined from 2.5mm carbon and features flush countersunk mounting positions for the wing screws. It ensures a tighter and more secure wing mounting while also acting as a jig to pre-drip wings. The button fits B6.1, B74, B6 series, B64 or B64D and basically all recent Associated 10th scales. As for the larger brother, the Duo wing button for the Team Associated RC8B3.1 and Mugen MBX8 vehicles, the part is machined from 2.5mm carbon fibre for cool looks, a light weight and exceptional stability.