With the 200mm worlds championship cancelled due to the global pandemic, Steel City Raceway hosted the KO Propi Race in Fontana, California last weekend. Mugen Seiki’s JJ Wang would win the nitro sedan class. Due to travel restrictions, JJ’s long-time mechanic Ai was not able to travel to assist at this major nitro event in America. Mugen USA team manager Brian Thomas stepped up and assisted JJ to take the win over Capricorn’s Paolo Morganti. Serpent’s Bryce Butterfield completed the podium in third place.
Mon-Tech Racing from Italy have introduced their new GTI Vision body shell for 1/10th scale front-wheel drive touring cars. The lid features an aggressive look and a very high level of detail with an adjustable rear wing that can be attached in a low, mid or high position, allowing to fine-tune the aerodynamic performance of the body. The body was designed using the latest 3D software for accuracy and it is produced in Italy using high-quality Lexan polycarbonate. Included come a detailed decal sheet including headlights and grille stickers, window masks and wing mounting hardware.
Reds Racing have launched their new 1/10 VX3 Factory Selected electric brushless motors. They are hand-built, selected and the top five percent of tested motors of every batch with the hall sensor variance being within one degree or better. Each motor is hand-assembled, shimmed and tested by Reds Racing’s tech department. Timing, kV rating and Amp draw are tested on the dyno for maximum performance and the Factory Selected motors come with new titanium screws to increase performance. Furthermore each motor comes with a quality control certificate showing each motor’s main specifications such as KV, current, timing and shimming. Available are 4.5T to 8.5T Modified as well as 10.5T to 25.5T Stock motors.
Hot on the heels of their SFX conversion for the Yokomo BD10, LCG Racing have also introduced a set for the popular Xray T4’20. While the BD10 kit includes a redesigned motor mount and top deck, the T4-specific kit takes the SFX idea a step further as it also comes with a redesigned main chassis plate and a forward-type servo mount. The set is specifically designed for optimised flex characteristics and enhanced drivetrain efficiency. The spur gear has been slightly moved and is, therefore, absolutely centred for even better rotation and corner speed. The chassis sports a slightly wider rear end between the bulkhead and the rear suspension mount to decrease flex and it only offers the long suspension arm mounting positions for even further optimisation and more consistent flex as well as a more stable rear. Includes in the set are the new 2.25mm carbon fibre chassis, motor mount, narrow top decks, aluminium forward servo mount, forward carbon fibre servo plate, top deck screws and washers.
Hudy have announced the release of the Air Vac aluminium tray for the use with their Air Vac pump systems. The purpose designed Air Vac tray allows to integrate the Air Vac pump to create a perfect work station while rebuilding the shocks and differentials. The aluminium tray features four different compartments for accessories and hardware, a compartment for the Hudy Air Vac and machined holes for a shock absorber stand and differential holders. Machined pockets feature super-thin walls for light weight and stylish chamfered edges as well as laser-engraved Hudy graphics make the tray stand out on the pit table. The tray is designed to fit the #104002 Air Vac On-road and #104004 Air Vac 1/10 Off-road pumps that are not included and must be purchased separately.
Fenix have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming new G56-X 235mm chassis conversion kit for the Xray X10 pan car. The kit will retain the front suspension, motor bulkheads, shock absorbers, side dampers as well as other pits and pieces from the donor X10 while the V-link rear suspension is taken over from the original G56 design. Above image is showing a prototype and we bring you more details on the car as they become available.
UK company Phat Bodies have introduced their new V Rally body shell for 1/10th scale rally and rallycross cars. Sporting large wheel arches the body supports 195mm wide chassis and it can be used with “dirt” high ground clearance or “tarmac” low ground clearance chassis setting, making it very versatile. The body is molded from high-quality polycarbonate, it comes in lightweight 0.75mm or more durable club racer 1.0mm thickness and includes a roof scoop, 2-piece rear wing, vinyl window masks and high-quality light, grille and vent stickers.
Following a first teaser image, LCG Racing have fully unveiled their SFX Symmetrical Flex conversion kit for the Yokomo BD10. After months of development and testing, the SFX conversion has already proven its capabilities in the hands of Nicholas Lee. The lightweight 7075 motor mount is designed with durability in mind and it works together with the symmetrical 2-pieces top deck. The design allows the use of the same top decks for both front and rear and it greatly increases the flex options as well as the ease of use. The rigid motor mount, which includes mounting positions for the battery stoppers, minimises longitudinal flex and makes the car more direct at corner entry and exit while increasing corner speed. By having a symmetrical flex design the car is more consistent and easier to drive, while the increased options help to adjust and fine-tune the car‘s setup to almost any track conditions and driving style. The SFX conversion also provides easier swapping of the top decks and better access to the drivetrain. The motor mount design allows the use of large pinion gears for stock racing but also works with large main gears needed for modified classes. Included in the set, that is available from now on, comes the new design motor mount, narrow top decks, top deck screws and 1mm aluminum washers.