Now available from FTX for the DR8 buggy are a number of precision CNC machined aluminium upgrades. Available in both blue and red, the new items include front and rear chassis braces, 5mm front and rear shock towers as well as FR and FF front suspension braces.
T-Works have released ECS driveshafts for the Team Associated RC10 B74.1 & B74. Made from high-quality spring steel for maximum durability, the dual coupling shafts reduce the chattering of the front suspension in corners and are a direct replacement for the stock parts. Featuring a 68.5mm shaft length they come as a pair and are supplied with bearings.
Round 5 of the BRCA Clubmans saw the racers return to one of the real favourites on the calendar, Stafford RCMCC. A huge amount of work has been done to improve the facilities, including a brand-new rostrum with a roof, hopefully to keep the sun off of us. Disabled access is also now an option with a stair lift. The usual great comfort food was on site all weekend and they even sold fresh doughnut’s, how popular were these. Onto the racing and going into this round we were past the half way point of the Championship with top three places to play for in the three classes. The Frontie Class Championship still being up for grabs. 17.5 was looking good for Andy Murray. In Formula One for Luke Lee had already wrapped up the Championship but still in attendance for more track time. Stafford could see the remaining two Championship winners all being decided.
Last weekend the prestigious Trofeo Construttori was held at the famous Mini Autodromo Jody Scheckter Fiorano track with some of the world’s best drivers in attendance. Team Shepherd took the victory and the constructors title in both major classes making it a perfect weekend for the German manufacturer. Simon Kurzbuch RC had some difficulties in qualifying and lined up 5th in the grid of the final. But in the main his performance was on point and during the race he climbed up the ranking step by step until he was in first position. After 30min of high class racing Simon took the victory in front of Lamberto Collari and Mirko Salemi in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 1/10th class Shepherd factory driver David Loppini was able to win 3 out of 4 qualifiers and claimed the pole-position for the main final. Starting from the front David was able to pull away immediately and after 30min he crossed the finishing line in first position in front of Alessandro Balboni in 2nd and Valerio Righi in 3rd position.
New from Exotek Racing is this heavy duty 7075 alloy machined wing mount for the Schumacher series of 2wd and 4wd buggies such as LD, LD2, K1, L1 EVO etc. Weighing only 9 grams it keeps your wing aligned, pointed straight and looking good while doing it with its glossy black design. Works with the stock wing button and wing hardware.
MiBorg have expanded their line of RCV driveshafts with versions for the newly released Infinity IF14-II FWD. Utilising the design of full-scale cars the driveshafts use ceramic balls instead of cross pins to drive the wheel axle, which results in less vibration even with high steering angles. This leads to a more predictable driving and in addition the wheel axles allow the use of pin-less wheel hex adapters for a better wheel concentricity.
The brand new SWorkz optional pivot ball turnbuckles are made from high quality Pro-Titanium. The Pro-Titanium has the quality of 6AI-4V titanium which is lightweight, strong and durable as well as corrosion resistant. Connected with the aluminium 14mm knuckle pivot ball and the whole unit is only 6.4g which is 8.2g lighter than the original steel part. This reduction of unsprung mass, makes your steering more precise and your car faster in all track conditions.
Hobbywing have introduced their first drift specific speed controller, the XeRun XD10 Pro. Available in black, red and purple, they match a large majority of the drift chassis colour ways on the market. The 32-bit M4 processor is equipped with powerful software, features new programmable parameters and it is optimised for drift applications. The new parameters such as, initial start-up force adjustment, 48K ultra-high drive frequency, and 24K ultra-high brake frequency ensures excellent drivability. It is tailored to extract and maximise performance for high-end drifters. The stylish aluminium fan is powerful and helps to massively cool down the ESC, while the ultra-soft 13AWG silicone wire is ultra-flexible and low in resistance. The built-in BEC is able to support both high torque and high voltage servos and can be adjustable at 5.0-7.4V (adjusted to 0.1V/step).