May 6, 2022

Timo Schröder joins Merlin McFly factory team

German 1/8 scale frontrunner Timo Schröder has joined the Merlin McFly factory team. He joins a whole bunch of world class drivers like Dominic Greiner, Lars Hoppe, Konstantinos Saritsaklis, just to name a few. This is what Timo has to say about the deal, ‘I’m super happy to join the Merlin McFly team now officially. I’ve been using their products like ‘Whole Day Pipe Protection’ and the ‘Plug Inspection Monocle’ for years during my racing campaigns. I like the stuff, its innovative and cool. The pallet of gadgets makes the maintenance and inspection of cars and engines super easy.’

Source: Merlin McFly [facebook.com]


May 3, 2022

Exotek Twisters street eliminator tire sets

Exotek Racing have released these new Twisters ultra high performance 1/10 street eliminator tire sets for B6, 22S, 22 5.0, DR10, Slash and similar 2wd drag cars. It includes 1 pair of belted rubber drag tires with nylon wheels and air valves. Premium rubber chemistry for maximum softness provides excellent grip on all surfaces, it is the same rubber chemistry used in high performance 28R 1/10 touring car tires. A wider tire tread with specially designed sidewalls have larger sidewalls than SC based tires for improved sidewall flex and more volume inside the tire. The sidewalls are also equal sized on both sides for equal sidewall flex for more consistent traction. A special thin belting along with thin rubber profile provide maximum grip and lighter overall weight, best suited for racing at the highest level and special events. Their slightly smaller 102mm diameter tire will make it easier for optimal gear ranges. They include newly precision moulded lightweight nylon wheels that provides maximum acceleration, trueness and durability while looking good. Includes rubber air valves for inflating air along with assembly instructions.

View an image of the air valve here


May 3, 2022

ONE Ultimate Red Dot 5 min & Red Dot 7 min GT engines

New from ONE are the European Championship edition GT engines in two different versions, Ultimate Red Dot 5 min and also the Ultimate Red Dot 7 min. These are two different types of engines, the Ultimate Red Dot 5 being spec’d for 5 minute runtime duration and maximum power, while the Ultimate Red Dot 7 spec’d for maximum fuel economy with competitive power. Both of these engines come with special edition back plate and a 7mm Aluminium Venturi as well as featuring a new lightweight cooling head. These engines during testing created 22% more power than their already successful predecessors.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]


April 29, 2022

MiBorg X4 RCV driveshafts

MiBorg presents its innovative RCV driveshaft designed to Xray X4. A steel-to-steel interface between wheel axle and bearing hopes to provide less play and less bearing wear compared to the original assembly. It’s combined with the MiBorg original pin less wheel axle adapters for a better wheel concentricity. The driveshaft centre of rotation is aligned with the steering axis to ensure an easy handling of the car. The RCV concept is still utilizing the design of full-scale cars, and is an advantageous alternative to ‘double joint’ shafts. The very high level of accuracy and durability offers no play and no wear run after run. The driveshaft use balls instead of cross pins to drive the wheel axle, which results in less vibration even with high steering angles.

Source: MiBorg [miborg-rc.com]


April 29, 2022

Bittydesign Jota 1/7 GT body shell for Felony

Bittydesign have released their second body shell for Arrma on-road cars. After the success of the very first model ‘Seven65’ launched a year ago, today they introduce the ‘Jota’ for the Felony 1/7 scale chassis. Making reference to a famous Italian supercar, they took inspiration to design the lines of the Jota body shell adapted to the production needs, the phase of refinement took several months to optimise every detail. Jota is a stunning looking GT body designed to push your 1/7 model to the limit, whether you want to test top speed on the straight or drifting with your rc mate in the parking lot behind your house. Made with high quality and genuine 1.5mm polycarbonate Lexan, the kit includes a complete set of screw, nuts and large plastic washers to fix properly the rear wing and the front splitter.

View more angles of the Jota here


April 29, 2022

Mon-Tech Racing M.R.Sport FWD body

Another new FWD body from Mon-Tech Racing with the release of their new M.R.Sport which is inspired by a well-known French brand that runs in the WTCR. Following six months of drawings, prototyping and testing, they have released this body that features an excellent balance between traction and stability, very fast and smooth when cornering. Available in two versions, the standard weight and the lightweight ‘La Leggera’ version.

View more images of the M.R.Sport body here


April 28, 2022

Arrowmax 4D setup system for 1/8 on-road

Arrowmax’s all-new 4D setup system will be available for the 8th scale on-road classes. The Set-Up System allows you to measure and adjust camber, caster, toe-in/out, track width and steering angle symmetry with high precision. It is a hassle when racers have to remove the rear end of their body post in order to check the toe-in of their 8th scale on-road cars. With that in mind, we have decided to innovate a completely new system and design to allow users to enjoy a smoother operation throughout their setup process. Another key element they have added is for users to measure the track width using the 4D setup system. The built-in ruler allows user to check the distance between the hexes, resulting in a much better understanding of their car setup. The reading of toe-in/out are now measured on the laser-engraved 7075 CNC body without the long and bulky acrylic plate. Giving a much precise measurement. The whole system is very small, light, and are designed with a purpose to improve the quality of life. Storage and transportation becomes less of a hassle.

View more images of the setup system here


April 28, 2022

FSEARA Rd7 Flagler RC – Report

The FSEARA was again back to the old school style parking lot races for the first time this season. Chris Crowder was able to build up a steady routine schedule of this parking lot racing for the Daytona locals to participate. With the loss of 386 Raceway, a lot of RC enthusiasts had to travel hours away to race. Special thanks to Chris Crowder and his crew they were able to work with woody BBQ to provide their parking lot for this show to go on. In the Flagler plaza, there are also a Winn-Dixie and Ace Hardware to generate a ton of traffic and spectators. The race atmosphere was exciting with all of the spectators cheering and rooting for their favourite car to crash. All fun and exciting crew of people.

Continue reading the race report here