Coming from Yeah Racing are their new Hackmoto V modified and stock 540-class brushless motors. The motors were designed with performance in mind, as by using oversized copper wires, the internal resistance of the motors has been lowered. Oversized angled copper solder tabs allow for ample space for soldering even large diameter wires and the motor case has been lightened as much as possible to reduce the weight which allows racers to easily balance their cars while helping with cooling. The sensored motors feature aluminium end bells, high-power Neodymium magnets and high-power rotors and they are available as 5.5T, 10.5T, 13.5T and 17.5T variants.
Coming from Awesomatix are several new option parts for the A800MMX and A800FX touring cars. First up is the AM24-20 optional servo holder for the A800 4WD cars in combination with the SB1 single bellcrank steering. The newly designed mount combines the servo and steering holder in one single part. Using the mount offers a more equal chassis flex as the servo holder does not need to be screwed outside of the chassis centre line.
Sweep Racing USA have introduced their new ready to race 4-piece F21 US carpet tyre set. It includes soft compound front and EXP rear tyres that will offer great traction and long life on all carpet surfaces ranging from low grip to high traction CRC carpets without the need of front sidewall gluing. The low-profile tyres are usable with all current 1/10th formula pan cars that use F103/F104-style front axles and rear adapters.
JConcepts have announced their INS10 and NCTS2 series for the 2020 season. 2020 marks a truly remarkable milestone as the JConcepts Indoor National Series will now be in its 10th year as the most highly participated 1/10th dirt off-road series in the world. However, JConcept’s vision doesn’t stop there. The proactive company also wanted to elevate the carpet and turf off-road racing scene and cater to all types of racers and that’s why JC went all in to established the JConcepts National Carpet and Turf Series last year. Being the only unified and true indoor nationwide off-road series for both carpet and dirt, JConcept’s aim is to create lasting memories and amazing experiences for all racers no matter the skill level or surface. Using a very similar formula to the INS that focuses on fun and adrenaline pumping action, the participants of the inaugural year of the NCTS instantly felt right at home with the racer friendly familiar format, racing at world class facilities, and face challenges of competing against the finest drivers that will bring the best in everyone. To keep things relevant and the series fresh, the organizers made a few tweaks to the INS10 and NCTS2 for better racing and even more fun. Full details and dates can be found on the dedicated event websites here or as a summary here.
Coming from Ielasi Tuned is their new Raptor.12 Evo nitro on-road engine. Designed for 1/10th scale 200mm touring cars the power plant is the evolution of the Raptor.12 WC and features a new low centre of gravity cooling head that is of an updated shape for an overall lower CG and thus less chassis roll in corners which results in a more planted ride especially in high-grip track conditions. Furthermore timing has been optimised to improve the engine’s performance over the whole RPM band and it comes with a hand-tuned DLC coated crankshaft and a ceramic main bearing.
Round 4 of the Essex Carpet Clash championship was this past weekend, and the team had a slight change up for the driver for this round, running in the opposite, anti-clockwise, direction compared to all previous rounds. After the four rounds of qualifying, it was Stephen Brown in 4WD that took the pole position securing it by TQ’ing all rounds. Mark Lewis was hot on his tail and lines up 2nd on the grid ahead of John Painter.
Absima have announced the release of their new Revenge CTS 8 V3 speed controller for competition 1/8th scale applications. The speedo utilises a machined aluminium case and add-on cooling fan for optimised heat dissipation while the software allows for a wide range of throttle and brake adjustments, ensuring the ESC can be adapted to virtually every driving style and track condition using an optional programming box. The 180A rated controller is of a sensored design, it features a 6v/7.4V BEC system, all black wires for a professional factory look and it is usable with up to 6S LiPo battery packs.
The opening round of the Steel City R/C Speedway Points Series was held at the Steel City R/C Speedway in Fontana, California last weekend. The event saw 1/10th, 1/8th and 1/5th scale racing and in 1/8th Open it was Chris Velez who lead an all-Serpent podium from Max Smalls in 2nd and Jeff Rold in 3rd.