February 3, 2023

T-Works B74 Spring Steel Center Dogbone Transmission Set

New from T-works is this Spring Steel Center Dogbone Transmission Set for Team Associated RC10 B74.2/74.1 1:10 4WD Buggy.  Made from high-quality spring steel for maximum durability, the set consists of a 64mm Front Centre Dogbone, 96.5mm Rear Centre Dogbone and outdrives.  All parts are also available individually.

Source: T-Works [rc-tworks.com]

February 2, 2023

The Drake Racing LED Tuning Screw Driver

Adam Drake’s The Drake Racing has released this LED Tuning Screwdriver which has been created by his longtime friend and accomplished racer Billy Fisher.  Featuring glossy carbon fibre housing, the lightweight design has is fitted with 3 bright LEDs controlled by a recessed 2 step push button switch.  The lights are powered by LR44 button cell batteries and it accepts 4mm diameter tips. You can purchase the complete screwdriver, driver only, or tip only.

Source: The Drake Racing [thedrakeracing.com]

February 2, 2023

R1 Wurks Super Short 13.5 motor

New from California company R1 Wurks is their new ROAR approved Super Short 13.5 motor.  The stator on this motor is 6mm shorter than their V21-S motors, allowing for the weight to be more towards the middle of your chassis for a better centre of gravity.  Both a 17.5 and 21.5 turn Super Short motor will be added to the range shortly.

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February 2, 2023

Bayer leaves Hobbywing

Former European Offroad Champion Martin Bayer has announced he has parted company with long time electrics sponsors Hobbywing.  A racer who transitioned from team driver to the role of head designer for Xray’s offroad chassis offerings, he originally joined the Hobbywing in 2017.  Making the announcement on social media the Czech driver said, ‘One chapter ends. I am so thankful for the years I spent under Hobbywing. Today I am officially leaving Hobbywing. Thanks to everyone in the factory and especially to Salton Dong for his support. I wish them all the best in the future and best of luck on race track. This weekend I will be still running Hobbywing on EOS but soon I will announce my future’.

Source: Martin Bayer [Facebook]

February 2, 2023

Willspeed 4.7lbs & 4.9lbs Front Springs

1:10 offroad specialist manufacturer Willspeed has extended its range of 12mm springs with the addition of two harder front options, green (4.7lbs) and blue (4.9lbs).   The comprehensive spring range covers all demands and requirements faced within 1/10th buggy racing with the springs manufactured from tempered high carbon steel with a zinc coating for guaranteed style and longevity.   With the extension of the range Willspeed has also updated their spring chart.

View spring chart here

February 2, 2023

PR Racing 2023 SB401R 1:10 4WD Buggy

PR Racing has officially announced details of its upcoming 2023 SB401R 1:10 4WD Buggy kit release.  Six new parts are being introduced to the buggy to improve performance over its predecessor.  PR Racing state the most notably improvement will come from the super smooth coated V4 shock bodies and new pistons.  Other new items include steering turnbuckles and rod ends and new 2mm front and rear top decks.  The new kit will be released in early March 2023.

Source: PR Racing [pr-rc.com]

February 2, 2023

Reedy Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo LP shorty

New from Reedy is the Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo LP shorty battery.  It features a new hard case design and state-of-the-art LiPo chemistry with advancements in cell manufacturing and battery construction that result in higher capacity and power output, lower internal resistance, and improved durability.  Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo batteries feature a 3.8V/cell nominal voltage, which means that the battery can be safely charged to 4.35V/cell.  It is well known that more voltage equals more power so there is no easier way to increase power and top speed than a higher charge voltage!  Even when the typical 8.40-8.44V (4.2-4.22V/cell) charging limit is enforced, Zappers SG5 batteries shine thanks to their inherently flat discharge curve which results in higher voltage deeper into the race.  A high quality, durable hard case helps prevent damage while embedded socket connectors keep power-robbing resistance to a minimum. Male ESC connectors are included!

Source: Reedy [associatedelectrics.com]

February 1, 2023

Schumacher’s Pålsson joins MIBO International entry

Top international female offroad racer Jessica Palsson is to contest the inaugural MIBO International Race.  The Schumacher backed 1:10 Offroad driver will travel to the Czech Republic for the March 3-5th event as one of a number of Swedish drivers making the trip to Hrotovice.  The 20-year-old EFRA Ambassador, is the reigning 2WD Euro Buggy Master Champion and joins the likes of Bruno Coelho, Martin Bayer, Ronald Volker and Christopher Krapp as part of the international field of racers representing 12 counties that will contest the event.  Organised by Michal Bok, like its predecessor, the Mibosport Cup, which was a series of races, the one off MIBO International Race weekend will feature two separate tracks to cater for both Onroad and Offroad racing action.

Source: MIBO [mibosport.com]