T-Works have announced some option parts for the new Yokomo YZ-2 buggy. The range includes a lightweight 6-piece titanium turnbuckle set, a 102-piece UFO head titanium screw kit as well as 129-piece gold-colour steel screw set. The titanium parts are cut from high-quality 64-grade titanium for a low weight and high strength, ensuring a lower overall car weight and greater corrosion resistance. The gold-coloured steel screws however mainly add visual impact, allowing the ride to stand out.
The Urban RC Indoor Masters was the first indoor carpet buggy and touring car event in Singapore in the past few years. Held at a local community centre, the event attracted many spectators to the main racing action, free-to-play public track and racing simulators as well as the ongoing RC drift event right behind the track. The schedule was split by running the 2wd and 4wd buggy classes on Saturday, with 17.5 Touring and Formula classes run on Sunday, alongside the support classes of EuroTruck, 2WD Mini and 4WD Mini.
Muchmore are the latest company to get into the body height adjuster game with the release of their own ‘Perfect Body Height Adjuster’. Coming a in a complete set of 4, the set contains the 4 threaded tubes for mounting directly to the body posts, as well as the adjustable collar, or hat as they call it. The threaded hat allows for finite adjustment over a pin and hole only type. Coming in anodised black it is suppled with both pins for 1.2mm and 1.8mm holes as well as o-rings for use inside the collars.
New from Flashpoint RC for the Mugen Seiki starter box is this 2-in-1 starter box mount for the MBX8 and MBX8T. Mount the set directly to your starter box, also a direct fit for the Protek starter box, and the system allows the user to easily switch between starting both types of car simply by turning the quick adjust rear mounts 180 degrees. Made from high quality aluminium, the mounts remove the need to have separate boxes for each car, saving money and space in your pit bag. Comes supplied with all the hardware needed to mount them.
Round 6 of the BRCA Clubmans nationals visited Coastal Model Car Racing Club in Ipswich, Suffolk and offered up a very different challenge to the drivers of the series, being dubbed the Monaco of RC racing. The tight confines, punishing barriers but rhythm nature of the track really challenges the drivers and the cars, as this track is much more about chassis setup, and driver skill, than outright power. The Saturday practice saw a number of drivers stepping over the limits and coming off second best to the barriers early on. However with glorious sunshine all day most drivers soon got into the flow of the coastal circuit, and we saw lap times tumble through the day. Some quick times were posted in the practice day, and race day was set to be a cracker.
The fifth round of the Dutch Electric Onroad Nationals was held last weekend at the fast and smooth MACH circuit in Heemstede, host of the 2012, and upcoming 2020, World Championships. On Saturday the track was open for everyone to practice, which looked very promising, with many people breaking their personal record. The track was fast and the weather was beautiful. Sunday however was the opposite as rain disrupting the running meaning many drivers took out their rain cars to prepare it.
Coming from Revolution Design Racing Products is an aluminium fan mount for Team Associated’s latest B74 1/10th 4WD buggy. The item is machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium and it attaches to the centre chassis brace by using an already existing mounting point. The mount is designed for 30mm and 40mm fan units that are held in place with much greater reliability compared to just using double-sided tape while also adding visual impact and cool factory looks. The black anodised item comes laser-etched to show off your passion for everything RDRP and it only adds minimal weight. The fan mount is a direct fit on the B74 when using 30mm fan units. 40mm fans only fit certain body shells so some adjustments to the body height might be needed. The mount is also available including a Ruddog 30mm aluminium HV high speed cooling fan.
Hudy have introduced this new chassis protector vinyl sticker. Sized 360x125mm, and easily cut to fit your car, it is a great option to help protect the chassis of your 1/10th buggy. Recommended for use on new and used chassis to resist against scratches and scrapes and prolong the life of the chassis, for best results always replace the sheet when noticeable wear occurs. In addition to protecting the chassis, the protector also provides a slick and smooth chassis surface which reduces friction when contacting the race surface – especially clay. If you land hard and bottom out, your buggy should more easily slide through it and maintain momentum.