Reds Racing have released first teaser images of their forthcoming new VX3 540-class competition brushless motor. Of a minimalistic design with only a front and rear endbell and an exposed stator the motor is set to offer a low weight and exceptional heat dissipation. Full details will become available in time of the release.
The 6th round of the HNMC Winter Series was held at the Herts Nitro Model Club in the UK last weekend, attracting nearly 75 entries. The mild January weather made for good racing conditions and the qualifying went to Less Reeder in Truggy, Richard Miller in E-Buggy and Callum Niblett in Nitro Buggy. The 20-minute Nitro Buggy A-main event was won by Team Associated’s Lewis Jones some two seconds in front of Xray’s Callum Niblett while HB Racing’s Simon Reeves came in 3rd, already a lap down.
Arena RC Racing have introduced their new hard top deck for the Xray T4 2020 mid motor touring car. Machined from hard 2mm carbon fibre the top deck offers less torsional flex compared to standard 2mm upper decks, allowing to fine-tune overall chassis stiffness without the need to run a thicker upper deck.
Coming from Mugen and made for their MTX7 1/10th 200mm nitro touring car is an updated carbon fibre radio plate. The machined carbon fibre part offers a different shape in the front T2157A upper arm bracket area and it will hit stores by the end of January.
Blitz have introduced their all-new MK9 body shell for 1/10th scale FWD touring cars. The hatchback body fits all 190mm FWD chassis, thanks to being 192mm wide and 125mm of height when mounted on the chassis. The body is available in standard 0.7mm or lightweight 0.5mm thickness and it includes a high downforce rear wing that can be attached in two different positions and heights. The package is rounded out by pre-cut window masks, a decal sheet and wing mounting hardware.
7075.it have announced the release of their new LCG high traction aluminium chassis for the Xray T4 2020 touring car. The full face chassis offers limited torsional flex compared to 7075.it‘s LCG chassis and is ideal for very high traction conditions where it can help to settle down the reaction of the car while countering traction rolling. The chassis offers two milled pockets in the steering area that allow to attach optional brass weights in the lowest possible position, ensuring an overall lower centre of gravity and thus improved cornering in high grip conditions. The chassis comes black anodised, with machined silver edge details and it is available separately or including two brass balance weights.
Ielasi Tuned from Italy have announced the signing of former IFMAR 1/8th World Champion, Robert Pietsch to their factory team. Robert will use the Novarossi-based engines to power his Mugen ride during his 2020 1/8th scale campaign and he has the following to say about the deal:
First of all I want to thank O.S. Speed and in particular Mr. Shimazaki for the support of the past two years. In the near future I will focus more on the Mugen Seiki 1/10 touring electric model car project, so with the Nitro I will not be able to race with the 1/10 this season, but only in the 1/8 On-Road category and I am sure that together with Daniele, with all his passion and experience as a mechanic on the track, we will do our best to obtain good results.
RC Maker have introduced new GeoCarbon carbon fibre optionals for the Yokomo BD10 touring car. First up is a bumper plate with stopper that sports a stylish, stealth and innovative design. This support contacts the bulkheads and prevents impacts from snapping the main chassis and are very important. The design includes a 5mm brace which sits below the plate, raising it to the correct height and significantly increasing the strength of the whole assembly. Upon resting, there is a 0.2mm gap between the bulkheads and the support, to prevent any rubbing and tweaking. This support will only be active in a crash. This provides the optimal solution to keeping the chassis on the brand new BD10 safe, whilst looking great at the same time.