October 11, 2021

Yokomo SP-03D Drift spec servo

Yokomo have introduced this limited edition servo called the SP-03D that has been specially tuned for RWD drifting. The full aluminium case, which has both great heat dissipation and rigidity, features a brushless motor for great steering response, speed, and torque. The servo’s parameters can be adjusted using a dedicated program card to your personal liking with custom tuning including anti-shake level adjustment.

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October 8, 2021

OfficinaRC MTC2 titanium turnbuckles

OfficinaRC has added another new item to their Mugen MTC2 collection. This new turnbuckle, produced entirely in titanium and made in Italy is a must have for all the MTC2 drivers. Precision manufactured, they combine light weight and strength and are a direct replacement for the standard M4x16mm Mugen part. Sold a as a pair.

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October 8, 2021

Yokomo Pandem 90 accessories & YD-2 options

A number of new items from Yokomo starting with this set of light parts and wings that fits the Pandem 90 body. The weight increase of the body is minimised by making it made of lightweight polycarbonate while firmly reproducing the fine details. It comes with headlight and taillight brackets and a 4-split rear wing, and is a relatively easy to mount material and of course can be painted to match your car’s scheme.

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October 7, 2021

JConcepts Mambos in green & cold compounds

JConcepts have released their Mambos wide-body RC drag racing tire in a super soft green compound for cooler days and their popular gold compound for 90º+ temps or for prepped surfaces. At the heart of this design is the 2.2 x 3.0” configuration but stretched out to create a larger contact patch. Forward traction is the name of the game and the goal of the larger area, in theory, gives a racer a slight advantage in the ‘hook and go’ department. One of the tricky aspects to drag racing rear tires is tire expansion and controlling this aspect of power and acceleration. The JConcepts design team thickened the entire carcass, added new inner sidewall ribbing on the inside and outside and then an industry first waffle inner weight reduction pattern. The waffle pattern accomplishes 2 things, weight reduction and provides some resistance to expansion to split some difference between a heavily restricted belted tire and a tire with no inner structure.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

October 7, 2021

Exotek 22S Drag shock towers & 7mm wheel hexes

Exotek have released a number of new options for the Losi 22S street eliminator car. Starting with this heavy duty 4mm thick carbon fibre front tower, that weighs only 10 grams. Factory racing looks and a much more rigid construction than the stock plastic tower for consistent handling on high grip tracks. It also has an extra outer shock mount location with the remaining holes that matches the stock geometry and works with or without the stock bumper and body mount set. There is also a wider rear tower so that you have the option to mount the shocks more upright or use the included stock settings that matches the stock geometry. Again using 4mm thick carbon fibre for an extra stiff tower that attaches to an alloy base for super secure mounting to your gearbox. The alloy base also provides more secure camber rod mounting for less camber flex with more consistent handling and the upright position of the pivot ball makes it easier for wrenching. Finally there is a pair of wide clamping 7mm heavy duty hex sets for slightly wider width meaning more stability and allows easy mounting, without spacers, of ProLine and JConcepts street eliminator wheels.

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October 6, 2021

Avid DR10 aluminium steering bellcranks

These new Avid DR10 aluminium steering bellcranks are machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminium alloy, black anodised and have silver edge highlights for that premium look. Each package includes 1 left and 1 right bellcrank and 2 aluminium crush tubes for the steering rack bearings. These are a must-have upgrade for any serious racer as they eliminate flex in the steering system for maximum steering feel.

Source: Avid [avidrc.com]

October 6, 2021

KARS On-Road Championship Rd2 – Report

Last weekend the 2nd round of the KARS Onroad Championship was held at the KARS Inje Circuit with about 50 drivers in attendance. The fastest class of the week was the 1/8 open class. Jaekook Yoo was able to claim the TQ but problems in the final forced him to retire early. Shepherd driver Gyong Hong took advantage and crossed the finishing line in first position after 45min of high class racing. Gyeongseon Lee claimed the runner-up spot and Seonggo Jo completed the podium.

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