The A10MF is the latest front wheel drive chassis release from ARC based on the new A10 platform. Using a mid-motor design that keeps all transmission parts as low as possible, the new FWD class features super LCG design that helps to improve the handling, especially on the high traction indoor carpet tracks.nnA total of 120g of brass weights are included in the A10MF kit, with 80g directly behind the front bumper.2 pcs of 10g are then placed inboard of each front suspension arm, both helping to increase front wheel traction and increase overall stability, while keeping the weight as close to the centreline as possible.New improved V3 Upper A-arms are included to further improve rigidity and durability.ARC’sV2 caster gauge is included with the A10MF for racers to easily adjust caster angle without extra tools.
MIBO has just announced top international touring car driver Christopher Krapp has joined the MIBO Racing Team. The factory Yokomo driver is the first driver to join the new brand with Michal Bok’s company ‘extremely glad that he will be a member of our team’ adding they ‘consider Chris to be a true professional both on and off the track, so we are confident that he is the guy who will help us to move our brand and the level of service and products even higher’. Krapp will also be using their new MIBO Racing Products that the Czech brand are working on as they expand their range of products. Commenting on the announcement Krapp said, “I am excited to join MIBOSPORT and use their own just introduced line of products. First up will be their own charger with many more products in the future to come.
Thanks especially to Michal and I can‘t wait to help promote and develop their lineup.”
Describing it as ‘The next-generation tool for motor testing and tuning’ Hobbywing has unveiled the Tunalyzer Motor Tuner. It is used to test the brushless DC motor and its internal components and can measure the Kv value, rpm, current, end-bell timing and sensor elements of the brushless motor. These parameters can be is played on the LCD in real time, so that you can have an intuitive and full understanding of the motor used. In addition, the built-in Bluetooth of the Tunalyzer can establish communication with the esc through the mobile phone app to realise the parameter setting and firmware updating of the esc.
Alessio Mazzeo has announced his departure from Serpent. Having rejoined the manufacturer at the start of 2020 after a stint with Xray, indications the partnership that netted second place at the 2016 1:10 Nitro World Championship were in trouble surfaced when the Italian didn’t turn up in Thailand as expected for the latest 1:10 World Championships. On his Facebook page Mazzeo said, ‘I will never be your rival and always a fan of the brand. Thank you for everything and all the best for the future. I will continue to push over my limit to follow my dream. Thank you Serpent, thank you guys. Vi voglio bene. Ciao ciao. Alessio.”
Team Yokomo has announced Dominic Vogl as a new member of their international touring car team, the Austrian a leading driver in the touring car stock category. Returning to racing after a few months of a break, he will drive the BD11 when he make his official team debut at this weekend’s ETS race in Germany. Commenting on joining Yokomo Vogl said, “First and foremost, I want to thank Toni Rheinard for the exclusive opportunity to run whatever chassis I preferred in the past years. Many thanks for this unique support since years! After a small RC break for me in the last months, I received the great chance to join the Yokomo factory team and I couldn’t be happier that everything came together that fast. I want to thank Yokomo, especially Christopher Krapp and Yannic Prümper, which are as well great friends off the track to put the trust in me. For sure I am motivated more than ever before to help the team achieving great results! My first race will be the ETS already this weekend, and I am really looking forward to it with my brand new BD11!”
Mibo has just released 2 servos types aimed specifically for use in 1:10 scale RWD RC Drift cars. Available in a 33kg and 18kg option, the servos are extra powerful and quick programmable digital low-profile brushless servo with steel gear and double BB-ed output shaft. All-aluminium case for perfect cooling under high load. The 18Kg servo was tested specifically for a competition RWD Drift cars. The brushless motor provides enough torque in order to keep the car stable at an angle and on quick transitions. Offered in a range of vibrant colours, what really sets the 33Kg model apart from other RWD servos, is its exceptional power. At standard BEC voltages, the torque value is almost double what most other servos are able to produce. Thanks to this, the front wheels are rock solid in holding the line and angle. Keeping the same speed of initiation and transitions, it maintains stability of the car and removes any unwanted twitching from overshooting angle and returning back. Smooth operation and gyro signal filtering are then a matter of course, with the brushless motor and modern software. Modern software ensures a perfect gyro signal filtration for a smooth drive, without steering hunting. It is programmable using the USB programmer/interface for MIBO servo and PC software. You can set your own values for parameters, such as Servo angle, Servo neutral, Damping, Output power, Sensitivity, Soft start, Reverse, etc. Plus you have an option to enable SANWA SSR, or FUTABA SR mode.
After a few teasers over the last few weeks, touring car newcomers Iris has unveiled the ONE competition car kit fully developed and designed by RUDDOG. Project lead designer Andreas Myrberg implemented countless novel and revolutionary features into the all-new Iris ONE. Featuring a unique pushrod design with torsion springs and a single-lever rotational shocks, the centre-of-gravity is super low, thus improving overall performance. Combined with sturdy double wishbones, the high-performance suspension package ensures fast and consistent lap times run after run. Moreover, the newly developed pitch and heave shock improves handling under braking and high speed cornering. Together with an ultra-narrow bulkhead design, the efficient three-belt drive train results in perfect weight balance. With three identical belts, less belt tension is required than with a conventional two-belt set-up. Many unique details, such as an optional direct-mount aluminium fan, have been integrated into the design of Iris ONE to give you an edge over the competition.
P Stickers, a personal sponsor of Team Yokomo star and World Championship runner-up Christopher Krapp, have a very nice team clothing collaboration going on with Team Yokomo and Team Yokomo Europe. Having done work for the brand previously, they are now offering the opportunity for racers to get hold of this range with drivers able to register their interest by contact Team Manager Krapp for more details.