RC Maker have introduced their new heavy duty steering limiters for the Awesomatix A800 touring cars. With the design based off the brand’s super successful original lightweight cam steering limiters, these heavy duty ones are solid and 1.6mm thick making them more durable against crashing, especially on harsh indoor tracks. Adjusting steering lock is an incredibly important tuning option, and one that is not simply done with reducing the dual rate on the transmitter. These provide a “stopper” which is a much more effective way of limiting your steering lock. The limiters provide four different steering lock settings thanks to the offset cam style design, which allows locks ranging from 22 deg inside to 29 deg inside (with the AM14LS, 1mm Ackerman + 1 deg toe out) simply by loosening the main screw, rotating the plate and re-tightening the screw. The set includes two limiters and it is available now.
The Louth Radio Control Car Club has announced the third running of its Schumacher Winter Series. Off the back of last year’s successful club championship, the rules and format have remained the same. The series has an array of different classes, 13.5 Blinky, 17.5 Open, GT12, Tamiya Euro Trucks and inclusion of the Tamiya M-Chassis and MTC. The emphasis is on the racing, and not the size of the budget, or the equipment each driver has. The club has brought the feeling of a big event, with banners, race reports and pictures, but placed it within a club environment. The series kicks off on October 13th. All dates, rules and regulations can be found here and here.
ORCA have announced the release of their new OE101 Slim stock racing brushless speed controller. Measuring 30.45×30.35×10.35mm and weighing in at 20.8g the controller is both compact and lightweight, making it ideal for all weight fanatics or when using the speedo in crowded chassis layouts. The controller is 2S LiPo compatible, it has a 10.5T motor limit and it is highly adjustable – including a new “Party Mode” – using ORCA’s optional programming box. Included with the controller comes a 25mm and a 30mm cooling fan, all black power wires, a small capacitor unit as well as an extension wire.
Infinity has added a new aluminium 0.5mm eccentric bearing holder to the optionals list for its IF14 electric touring car. It has 0.3mm less offset than the standard bearing holder allowing for a wider choice of adjustment with a 0.3mm lower diff in the ‘high’ position and 0.3mm higher in the ‘low’ position. This part is machined from high quality aluminium for minimised drivetrain loss.
Coming for the Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 car is a new titanium turnbuckle set from Yeah Racing. The set includes high-quality turnbuckles, sturdy rod ends as well as ball studs all of which allow to outfit the car’s suspension with easy to adjust, lightweight and robust titanium turnbuckles for a lower overall weight and increased durability.
Xtreme Aerodynamics from Italy have announced the release of their new Super Diablo body shell for 1/8th IC track cars. Based on the highly successful Diablo body, the Super Diablo features an updated front end design that offers even more steering response while retaining overall balance and corner speed. The body is available in lightweight and ultra-lightweight variants, uncut or pre-cut for most of today’s 1/8th on-road kits.
Schaffner Racing Products have introduced their new touring car wheel well makers. They were designed to accurately mark the correct position for trimming the wheel wells on touring car and USGT bodies. The unique design allows to easily see the tyre’s edge as well as the centre of the axle, to verify that they are accurately placed. The markers are 3-D-printed and they come in sets of two.
Made for their Actinium V3 series of motors is Team Powers’ new 12.1mm option rotor. Measuring 12.1x5x24.5mm the rotor will provide a smooth power band, making it ideal especially for 1/12th scale pan car applications. The rotor comes with a marked rotor shaft for easy identification and it is available now.