January 15, 2020

7075.it slim pack battery stops

Coming from 7075.it and made for their free flex battery mount are slim pack battery stops. Machined from 3mm 7075-T6 aluminium the battery hooks are narrower than the original parts, allowing for secure fitment of the new slim LiPo battery packs such as the one from Sunpadow. The hooks come black anodised and with laser-engraved logos for surface protection and professional looks.

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January 15, 2020

Havranek & Hoch win at HIT Rd4

Round 4 of the popular HIT series was held in the Czech Republic recently. A technically track of medium grip challenged the drivers and in the end it was Oliver Havranek with the win in the Touring Modified class from Martin Kratochvil in 2nd and Radko Cernohous in 3rd, making it an all-Xray top 3. Over in the Formula class Lukas Hoch walked away with the silverware from Filip Radjus in 2nd and Svetlin Douhlevski in 3rd.

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January 15, 2020

Bezerk T4 slim pack battery hooks

Bezerk have introduced their new slim pack battery hooks system for the Xray T4 range of electric touring cars. The battery retention system was designed for the new generation of slim battery packs, like the Sunpadow slim pack, that help to bring all the weight closer to the centre of the car, especially compliments the newer generation of lighter ESCs and motors and still retain weight balance. The battery posts are located as close to the side of the battery as possible to reduce the stress on the upper retaining tab. The 5mm thick carbon fibre battery hooks are beefy enough to take a beating and high enough to keep the battery in its place. The mounting holes are slotted to allow a small amount of left/right adjustment. The 3mm carbon fibre upper tabs look minimal in size but due to their placement are more than up to the task. The kit is usable with the 2020 down to 2017 variants of the T4 and it includes two battery hooks, two battery tabs and two black alloy hex standoffs. Other options include shorter standoffs for very low batteries and are also available in silver.

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January 14, 2020

Maclan Racing MMax 8 1/8th 200A competition ESC

Maclan Racing have introduced their new MMax 8 brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale applications. Developed from the ground up in cooperation with IFMAR World Champion, Jared Tebo, the ESC is of a heavy duty design, ensuring its hardware components meet the demands of high end competition racing while the software side of things enables the racer to take fully control of a multitude of parameters, ensuring the controller can be adjusted to all driving styles and track conditions. The MMax 8 utilises an all-aluminium case that ensures maximum heat dissipation and extreme durability. The 40mm HV turbo ESC fan provides that extra insurance to cool down the ESC in extreme ambient conditions. The super-switch-mode BEC is designed to handle true HV for all types of servos from 6V to 8.4V while the 32-bit micro processor allows for data processing at blistering speeds for improved throttle and brake control.

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January 14, 2020

Tamiya SW-01 metal cross spiders

Coming from Tamiya and made for their SW-01 mini-size truck is a metal cross spider set. Developed to replace the kit’s plastic parts, the machined metal driveshaft couplers offer increased stability when running stronger motors or having a demanding driving style. The parts are a drop fit and they include mounting hardware.

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January 14, 2020

7075.it A800MMX LCG alloy chassis & top decks

Coming from 7075.it and made for the Awesomatix A800MMX mid motor touring car are a new LCG aluminium main chassis and split aluminium top decks. Starting with the chassis, the main plate is machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and it comes black anodised for wear and looks while machined silver edge details further enhance the visual appearance. Strategically machined holes make for optimised flex characteristics and incorporated into the design are also milled out sections to add brass weights that help to fine-tune the weight balance if needed. The chassis is available separately or including two front brass weights.

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January 14, 2020

Absima Revenge CTM V3 1/8th scale brushless motor

Absima from Germany have announced the release of their new Revenge CTM V3 1/8th scale electric brushless motor. The 4-pole motor is of a new design for an overall lower weight and increased performance with a CNC-machined heatsink design can making for improved cooling efficiency and less fading during a run. Other features include a high-torque stator, a high-strength balanced rotor, stainless steel ball bearings, silver-plated heavy-duty solder tabs as well as adjustable timing. The 4269-size motor weighs in at about 320g comes in five different winding variants including 1750kV, 1900kV, 2100kV, 2300kV and 2500kV and it is available from now on.

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January 14, 2020

Ronald Völker wins at TOS West Division Rd2

The second round of the West Division 2019/20 Tonisport Onroad Series was hosted by the Racing Arena Limburg in Sittard, The Netherlands this past weekend. The race was held in a multitude of classes and in the premier Touring Modified category it was Yokomo’s Ronald Völker with the overall win from now free agent, Yannic Prümper on the runner-up spot. Awesomatix’s Thimo Weissbauer came in 3rd to round out the podium in front of Lucas Urbain, Christopher Krapp and Loic Jasmin. Sebastian Meibörg, Liam van de Wouwer and Martin Machura completed the A-main results.

Image: Thimo Weissbauer