May 25, 2023

OfficinaRC Titanium Cap & Button Head screws

OfficinaRC had added two new products to their extensive range of high quality screws. SC2X6 M2x6 Titanium Cap Head Screw and the SB25X8 M2.5×8 Titanium Button Head Screw.  The titanium used in these screws is of exceptional quality, making them practically indestructible.  Additionally, these screws are 42% lighter than the standard ones included in the kit.  The SC2X6 M2x6 Titanium Cap Head Screws, supplied in a set of four, are designed to replace the original Awesomatix screws in crucial areas such as dampers and hubs, where strong and precise fastening is essential.  Moreover, they remove significant weight that can be redistributed to optimise the setup.  The SB25X8 M2.5×8 Titanium Button Head Screws are designed to replace the original Awesomatix screws used in the suspension arms, specifically at the model’s most extreme point.  The reduction in weight theoretically translates into improved agility.  Just like all OfficinaRC products, these screws not only guarantee excellence in terms of quality but also give your model a unique look.

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May 24, 2023

Yokomo BD12 BD12 Alloy Edition

Following the launch of the new BD12 last month, Japanese manufacturer Yokomo is now offering their 1:10 Electric Touring Car as an Alloy Edition kit.  The CNC aluminium chassis is made of high quality material with additional flex mainly to provide more rear traction.  Traditionally, aluminium chassis are used for high-grip surfaces such as carpet.  Aluminium material is also superior to graphite in terms of absorbing micro-vibrations during driving, to improve the feeling of ground contact when cornering.

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May 24, 2023

Wood leads Velox 1-2 at British Nationals

A hot and sunny Wombwell Circuit welcomed Round 2 of the British 1:8 Onroad Nationals where Tim Wood would lead a 1-2 for the Shepherd Velox.  Attracting the highest entry of drivers seen for a long time, qualifying at the super-fast and technical track would see Round 1 winner Wood with his Hasi Tuned powered Velox secure the TQ closely followed team-mate John Carr and the Capricorn of Andrew Hastings.  In the 30-minute A Final,  Wood led from the start to make it 2 from 2 and extend his lead in the championship with fourth place qualifier Karl Dransfield having a great drive to second for a Zen-Shepherd Race team 1-2.  Sam Snell would complete the podium ahead of  John Carr who was to have some minor issues during the race.  Next month’s third round will take drivers to the Halifax circuit.

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May 24, 2023

JConcepts ET48 2.0 F2 Truggy Body

JConcepts has released their F2 body shell for the Tekno ET48 2.0.  The F2 body was constructed to perform at the highest level using the latest trend of reducing surface area above the shock tower line, reducing the overall weight while maintaining a tight silhouette.  No stranger to Truggy bodies, the JConcepts team has developed a successful line of bodies with the Punisher and Finnisher designs, and each has excelled and peaked during championship events.  For the 2023 Dirt Nitro Challenge event, the team focused on a behind tower concept body to fit the Tekno ET48 2.0.  What stands out on the JConcepts body is the raised nose that planes off the front shock tower. This design and styling were chosen over the buggy style mount to provide a better look, a cleaner and more durable fit, and better flowing aerodynamics. The F2 name arrived after the team decided on using an existing style from the 1/10th stadium truck body already in the JConcepts line-up.  The narrow shape, double upper railed cab with inner louvers are undeniable traits carried over to the new Truggy performance body.

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May 23, 2023

Team Magic E4FWD Electric Touring Car

Team Magic has released a front wheel driver version of its E4 1:10 Electric Touring Car platform, the E4FWD.  The car features a 2.2mm Eco-Graphite Chassis and 2.0mm Eco-Graphite Upper Deck with upper deck milling provides predictable handling and fine flex settings.  It has an ultra-compact and efficient gear differential with four composite satellite gears. Housed un a durable differential case with unclosed screw holes, it has a double gasket system for the perfect seal.  The ultra-light Aluminium 7075 spur gear holder has undergone a hard treatment process and it has been carefully optimised.  Front balancing ballast weights improve vehicle stability and control while fine-tuning handling for optimal performance.  Hard plastic material is used for the steering bell crank to ensure rigidity, while ball bearings are used on both steering arms and the central link for ultra-fast and precise steering movement without any hard points.  Double joint CVD driveshafts ensure vibration-free steering inputs and increased corner speed.  Ultra-low CG big bore design, teflon-coated shock bodies, and polished/hardened shock shafts provide smooth suspension movement.

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May 23, 2023

Fenix Club Racer for F1ItalianSeries

The long running Rome based F1ItalianSeries will for the new season add a Rookie/Gentleman class with Italian F1 specialist manufacturer Fenix Racing introducing its Club Racer as an entry level kit.  Working with the series organisers, Giorgio Favaretto’s company has prepared a very simple yet effective F1 chassis.  With the Rookie/Gentleman class raced together the normal series, the Club Racer combines several components from the Mistral 3.3, such as the sphere differential with titanium rear axle, 7075 motor holder for instance, while chassis and other components being made in 2.5 mm carbon fibre, assuring a model able to deliver proper performance without being too complex.  A perfect choice for a rookie or the gentleman driver that prefer enjoy track time to wrenching time.

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May 23, 2023

Yokomo BD12 ATF Stopper and 1.5mm top decks

Yokomo has introduced an ATF stopper and new 1.5mm top decks for their recently released BD12 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  The ATF Stopper, which also works on the BD11, eliminates Yokomo’s active top deck flex from flexing.  While the ATF has proven to be a key feature of the both the BD11 & 12 cars, on certain tracks having the ATF ‘fixed’ can improve corner speed and stability.  The 1.5mm front and rear top decks for the BD12 are softer than the standard kit version thus provide a softer top deck for more flex and increases overall traction.

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May 23, 2023

Ielasi Tuned ‘Tight Fit’ cylinder puller

Ielasi Tuned has announced the upcoming release of its ‘Tight Fit’ cylinder puller.  As users of the Daniele Ielasi’s range of onroad engines will know, since 2022 they have by technical choice started using a ‘tight fit’ cylinder for their GP9R22 engines which has proved to be a very important step reliability.  A side effect of this is unfortunately that not all customers find it easy to be able to carry out the classic maintenance on their engine as it was very difficult to be able to remove the cylinder from the crankcase.  This is precisely the reason, in recent months they have thought about creating this extractor which finally makes it easier and safer to extract the cylinder from your GP9R22 and GP9R23.  Made entirely of steel with a ‘spring steel collet which makes it reliable and long-lasting.  The first batch of ‘Tight Fit’ cylinder pullers is due to be available late June.

Source: Ielasi Tuned []