May 8, 2024

Elceram Oxide 1/10 ESC

New from Czech electronics manufacturer Elceram, the Oxide 1/10 is a new generation electronic speed controller for BLDC sensored motors optimised specially for Stock and Open-Stock racing onroad and offroad.  Also suitable for many other categories including Modified or Drift, it uses Advanced Cooling Technology based on Aluminium Oxide Ceramic Flat Cooler.  The Oxide 1/10 provides TFT LCD colour display allowing very quick and easy adjustment of all parameters, post-race data evaluation and self-diagnostics without need of any other interface.  All these great features packed into Stock low profile design.

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May 7, 2024

Giaimo wins Italian GT Championship Round 2

Schepis Model driver Rosario Giaimo took the win at the second round of the AMSCI Italian 1:8 GT Nationals held at the 2024 EFRA 1:8 GT European Championships host Naxos World track in Sicily over the weekend.   Having won the season opener in March at Mini Autodromo Stradivari, Capricorn’s Alessio Mazzeo carried that form in qualifying securing the TQ for the 45-minute final ahead of Serpent’s Gabriele Paloschi.  After the Semi finals the Raptor of Loris Luise would line up third with Giaimo lining up P6 just behind Genius Racing’s defending Champion Alex D’angelo.  In the final Mazzeo would encounter problems at the start allowing Paloschi to lead until he suffered a flame out.  It was then the turn of D’Angelo to lead until the 27-minute mark when a mistake ended his race.  At the end it was Giaimo who lead home the field with a 2-lap advantage over the recovering Mazzeo and Paloschi.  In the Electric GT it was Serpent’s Natanaele Senesi who took the win from Filippo Beretta and Round 1 winner Mazzeo.

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May 7, 2024

Thurston claims first EP British Nationals win

Alex Thurston got his 2024 season off to the best possible start by securing his first ever BRCA Electric Touring Car National win at opening round held at Halifax over the weekend.  In qualifying it was the Schumacher of former National Champion Elliott Harper who took the TQ ahead of Thurston’s YMC Racing Mugen MTC2-R with another former Champion Olly Jefferies in third.   Successfully defend his title in 2023, defending Champion Kyle Branson would line up P4 with his Xray.  With double mains to decide the first of the 5 round National Championship,  A1 would see Harper take the win as Thurston and Jefferies had a good battle for second with the later unable to find a way through.  A2 and Thurston was able to capitalise on an issue for Harper however Jefferies wasn’t able to get through cleanly giving Thurston a comfortable lead to the finish over multiple BRCA Champion Chris Grainger for a first EP National win to go with his 1:8 Onroad season opening win at Cotswolds last month.  Branson would fill the second step on the podium which was completed by Harper.  In 13.5 Touring Car, Ollie Payne  took the TQ and win ahead of Zak Finlay and James Hart.

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May 7, 2024

SRT R1Max Series Servos

SRT has announced the launch of its new line of R1Max Series Servos intended for 1:10 onroad and 1:8 offroad use.  With three models, the BHX6, BHX8 & BHX9, they each feature 4-pole HV brushless motor for high-performance, long service life, heat-resistance and faster response.  A Data monitoring function can monitor and record the voltage, temperature and signal of multiple servos for up to 1 hour for users to check the data after the races.  The servos support high-speed mode of various brands of radio including Noble NB4 Pro modes: NOR / SR / SFR, Futaba modes: NOR / SR / UR and SANWA modes: NOR / SHR /SSR / SUR / SXR.

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May 6, 2024

Rocket-RC Kiwami Mini ESC

New from Surpass Hobby is the Rocket-RC Kiwami Mini ESC specially designed for micro RC cars.  Based on the MINI 28 PRO sensored Brushless ESC, it has newly upgraded performance and appearance over the previous generation . It has the characteristics of small size, high power, light weight, fast heat dissipation, and good linearity.  Extremely compact, it is possible adapt to the space requirements for more small-scale RC cars.  With a continuous current output capacity of 30A, it can provide powerful and high performance output for micro RC Cars.  By optimising design and selecting materials, the weight of the ESC has been reduced, making the overall weight of the chassis more lightweight for use in competition.  With a wide range of adjustable functional parameters, it can be customised according to user needs, the Kiwami are born for competition.  Adopting an all metal CNC shell design, the appearance and heat dissipation function are perfectly combined to ensure that the equipment can quickly dissipate heat during high-power operation.

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May 6, 2024

OfficinaRC “Smart Edge System”

New from OfficinaRC is their “Smart Edge System” which represents the ideal solution for those looking to refine the wheel arches of car bodies quickly and easily.  With the increasing importance of bodywork tuning, precision in detail becomes ever more essential, which can be challenging with traditional scissors.  To tackle this issue, OfficinaRC’s Smart Edge System comes into play.  Lightweight, balanced, highly effective, and manufactured in Italy using high-quality aluminium, the cylinder is shaped to accommodate two rubber rings, ensuring a perfect grip of the ‘sanding band’, secured by a gold-anodised threaded nut. The cylinder also features lightening holes on its base and houses a steel pin fixed by interference.  The Smart Edge System comes with the ‘Sanding Band Strong’, but a version with a finer grit called ‘Sanding Band Soft’ is also available.

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May 6, 2024

Orlowski wins 1up Racing West Coast Invitational

The inaugural 1up Racing West Coast Invitational took place at 2024 IFMAR World Championship host track Finishline RC Raceway where Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski took the win.  A nod to the famed Reedy Race Race of Champions, which last ran in 2019, the Mike Reedy Memorial Invitational Touring Car class attracted some strong international entries to the Bakersfield, California, track for 12 rounds of heads up racing.  With a field of 16 invitational drivers, Orlowski and Xray’s Bruno Coelho would go right to the wire for the title.  Sharing a total of 6 wins each and both ending up on 16 points, and all tie break avenues exhausted, 2nd places, 3rd place etc. the fastest 3 run times combined would give the on form Pole the title over the current World Campion.  With most of the major manufacturers using the event to get track time ahead of the ISTC World Championships, that take place in early November, it would the Axon of Japanes driver Akio Sobue who completed the podium.  Also with four win Awesomatix’ Lucas Urbain finished 4th ahead of team-mate and best of the host nation representative Sam Isaacs.  Yokomo’s Nicholas Lee rounded out the Top 6.  Making it a double celebration for Schumacher, Italian Mattia Collina took the traditional race format Open Touring Car win from David Mayhew and Byrce Butterfield while Xray’s Jan Ratheisky won 17.5.

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May 3, 2024

Bittydesign P-GT3R 1:12 GT bodyshell

Following on from the release of its Porsche GT3R styled 1:10 GT bodyshell last week, Bittydesign has now released a smaller 1:12 version intended for use on SupaStox and SupaStox GT plus any other 1:12 scale model in the GT12 category.  Meeting BRCA body specs, the P-GT3R 1:12 GT is made with high quality and genuine polycarbonate Lexan and fits all GT12 chassis on the market with 200mm wheelbase and 160mm width rear axle. The body includes a complete set of screw, nuts and large plastic washers to fix properly the rear wing. Sold clear with protective film outside, included in the package is a decal sheet pre-cut and window masks.

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