X-Factory have released this new motor plate from Dirtz Dialed Partz. Brian Kinwald has created the new plate to be stronger than the stock version, while looking great at the same time. Fitting the X-60 and X-6 Squared, plus all original X-6s with the 4-Gear transmission, it is made from 7075 aluminium for additional strength, with extra material added above the more to further reduce plate bending. Comes in Brian’s signature blue colour with the cooling fins in silver.
Fresh from his showing at the Euros in Italy, Kyle Branson was back in the UK for the 6th round of the Nationals and sent us this report. “On saturday the weather was overcast in the morning, the track was in Brighton on the South coast in a place called Adur. We got to the track and ran the 720, as we had no spares for the 733, but we found the track had hardly any traction, it was very slippy. We just drove round to learn the track as there was not much else we could do with track like this. All we tried was tyres, we tried some Kronos tyres off a friend which seemed to be the best around this track. The traction didnt improve much, but by around 12:30pm it started to rain and that was it for the day. Sunday was a much better day with a lot of blue sky, we had a round of practice in the morning and the track was not very good still. In the first round of qualyfying I TQ’d by 3 seconds in front of team mate Johnathan Dobney with a few mistakes, I kept TQ after 4 rounds gradually improving my time. In the end I TQ’d by just over 4 seconds in front of Johnathan Dobney but I could have made a 20 lap run if I hadn’t made any mistakes in the last round. It was quite hard in qualifying because of the lack of grip and if we went off line it was basically like hitting water. In the final I got of to a pretty bad start, as we started from the side of the straight where there was no grip, I spun and went on to the grass, going straight down to tenth position. I worked my way up the field and went into first again, I stayed there for the remainder of the race with Johnathan finishing second and Robin Hammett finishing third. I was running the new Sirio XXX V Engine which ran really well all weekend.”
oOple are reporting on last weekend’s 5th round of the BRCA 1/10th off road Nationals that took place at the Stotfold track and Saturday’s 2wd event saw Danny McGee take a convincing TQ after qualifying. Mistakes in the first leg allowed Lee Martin loose for a clear victory but Danny secured the win by taking a scrappy second leg and dominating the third leg, marching off from the pack for an easy victory. Following his win in Saturdays 2WD event, Danny McGee got off to a good start in the 4wd class on Sunday by taking the first round with his Losi XX4. It wasn’t to be however and like the previous meeting, despite taking a round of qualifying Danny didn’t manage to make the A final. Kevin Lee lined up on pole for the A final but after three scrappy legs which saw three different winners, it was Neil Cragg that took the win.
Team Titan have released the 2009 version of the Setup station. Suitable for all 1/10th scale touring car chassis it is used to setup steering, front and rear toe angle as well as the camber of each wheel. The system includes the 4 black anodised aluminium setup plates, knurled nuts for mounting them to the car and the acrylic toe gauge. The whole set is presented in a handy nylon bag with the Titan logo embroidered on both sides.
Round 6 of the BRCA 1/8th scale Nationals was back at the Halifax track in Yorkshire last weekend. The weather forecast for Saturday was overcast and showers all day which made for little action on the track. All the Championship’s top drivers decided not to run, so Sunday would be a testing day for all concerned. The Committee decided to allow 2 practices sessions in heat order to allow all drivers to find a base setting and get engines tuned to suit the circuit.
You know a car is popular when aftermarket companies release optionals for it and it seems the Yokomo BD5 is getting popular with the second front spool release in 2 days. This new spool kit from Titanium Racing features a solid Aero-grade 7075 T6 hard anodized centre body with high impact delrin cups and 7075 T6 alloy sleeves. The unique locking system is designed and developed by Titanium Racing and does not use pins to attach the cups, reducing potential stress areas thereby improving the impact resistance of the spool cups. Maintenance is also simplified as the cups simply pull off and push on. Weighing in at only 9 grams excluding the pulley, car response is improved as is on and off power steering.
Jammin have announced their entry into the Short Course market with the release of the SCRT-10. A true 1/10th scale performance short course truck, this car not only looks the part but also performs on track by being the first in class with a 4wd drive train. Features include an all steel drive train, three oil filled diffs, oil filled shock absorbers, sway bars, full sealed ball bearings and realistic high traction tires with beadlocks. This truck will be available in time for the holiday season and will come in both electric and gas versions.
ST Racing Concepts have announced the release of a number of new aluminium optionals for the Traxxas Mini Slash and Mini E-Revo. Increase the strength and add great looks to your car’s suspension with these CNC Machined aluminium rocker arms. These rocker arms not only look great, but also take out any flex from the plastic stock rocker arms. Greatly reduce the heat from your Mini Slash and Mini E-Revo’s high power brushless motor with this new large finned motor mount and motor heat sink plate. The large finned motor mount is lighter than the stock piece and machined with longer heat sink fins to receive more air-flow and reduce more heat from the motor, while the motor heat sink plate with a finned design is not only light weight, but also further reduces heat from the motor. When the two are used in combination, the heat is greatly reduced from the motor, keeping you running stronger longer. Other new parts include CNC Machined aluminium threaded shock bodies, hex adapters and front and rear shock towers. All parts are available in anodized silver, red and blue.