Japanese company Team Honest have released a whole load of carbon parts for Kyoshos 1/12th scale gas powered Pan car, the Spada. The parts include a front upper plate made from 3mm carbon for extra front stiffness, a 2mm thick carbon fibre radio tray, a 2.5mm thick carbon body mount plate, 1.2mm brake plate and 1.5mm thick brake disk from carbon, a 3mm carbon rear upper plate and finally a receiver plate and a battery plate. All parts are of high quality and lightweight.
German after market parts maker All Mod have released 2 new products to their range of general and Mugen parts. First up are these engine support spacers for 1/8th scale buggies that when mounted lift your .21 motor by 1mm and this allows you to run the All Mod MSS 28 heavy-load clutch normally meant for use on .28 motors. Also new from All Mod is an aluminium clutch plate for use with the Mugen MTX and MRX range of cars that aids the engagement of the clutch for better power delivery.
Current US National Champions Speed Merchant have announced the release of their latest 1/12th scale chassis, the Rev5, due for sale in the 2nd week of October. The car has a new rear pod design, that takes “easy access” to a new level, meaning you can literally drop in any motor, including brushless with a large pinion attached, with ease while the new pod plates have been machined from Delrin which offers huge weight savings. The car also feaures a new extensively tested “Formula” front end which has been created using linkages yet is sturdy enough to hold up to the speeds and forces generated in today’s cars. By supporting the top of the king pin with 2 balls, the upper link arm is very stiff and strong, and doesn’t move during a crash.
Xray have a report on their site from the 1/18th scale East Coast Championships that were held at RC Excitement in Fitchburg, Massachusetts last weekend. Last years Formula 18 truck class winner Zack Barry was present and this year he would also race the micro sedan classes for the first time, having only completed building his M18 Pro chassis’ before the event. After 3 rounds of qualifying Zack had TQ’d the Formula 18 truck class by 2 laps, claimed 3rd on the grid in Pro brushless micro sedan and lined up 5th in Pro Mod micro sedan. On Sunday the mains were run and in the Formula 18 class Zack had an amazing 28 lap run, winning easily by a full 2 laps. Next to the sedan class where in the Pro brushless A main he again took the win, while in the pro mod class Zack had a tough run and finished 6th.
According to a statement by Josh Cyrul, top racer and designer of CEFX cars and parts, the company will stop trying to make their C12 1/12th scale chassis suitable for both brushed and brushless configurations as the changes needed to make the BL car competitive would compromise the cars setup in non BL configuration too much. Hence the C12 will stay as is and the company will further develop a specific BL version, the first picture of which is shown above.
CML in the UK have announced that they have started selling this new decal set from Upgrade RC, which is a perfect fit for the 190mm Protoform Mazda 6 bodyshell. Called the ‘Motion’ it is available in 3 different colour schemes – red, blue & black/grey.
Xray are reporting from the 4th and final round of the Swiss 1/10th 200mm Nationals that took place on the first weekend of September in Aigle in the West of Switzerland. With Walti Beat having taken the National title in the previous round the battle was on for the lower places in the championship and this allowed for some exciting racing. Qualifying was difficult for the newly crowned Champion, who missed his 3rd qualifying run and becuase of this he qualified last and was forced to work his way from the quarter final into the main which he did with ease. In the main final Beat had a bad start but was able to push hard and take the lead, followed by the win ahead of Xray team mate Traugott Schar in 2nd with Loris Pierroz in 3rd.
We recieved a mail yesterday telling us about the Belgian built Vantomme M12 1/12th scale electric pan car. This car is the 2nd generation chassis, the first called the M1.1 was built in 2005 and was based on the Speed Merchant Rev4. This latest version features a number of improvements including numerous chassis cut-outs, extreme small lower motor plate for easy access motor, a sharp X shape front design and a very short chassis with an extra bumper to attach. The ‘VantommeM12’ hit the circuit for the very first time last weekend, during a ‘MRCZ Challenge race’ and finished a hard fought 3rd after qualifying 2nd.