Radtec have introduced their new 20mm micro cooling fan intended especially for the cooling of 1/12th scale pan car speed controllers. Using the fan will lower the speedo’s temperature by about 20 percent with the fan adding only 5.2g of weight. Dual ball bearings ensure exceptional durability and the fan come pre-wired with all-black wires and a universal receiver connector.
H2 Racing Development have announced the soon release of a couple of new carbon fibre option parts for the Kyosho Fantom 4WD 1/12th scale on-road kit. The range includes a full upgrade set containing a 2mm chassis and bumper as well as a 1.5mm upper deck and servo saver spacer. The upper deck was redesigned to accept 24mm and 20mm fan mounting pattern electronic speed controllers, doing away with fitting issues that can occur with the kit’s top deck. Also coming is a set of 2mm carbon fibre upper and lower front suspension arms. All parts are cut from high-quality Japanese Torayca carbon fibre and they will become available in September.
ZooRacing have announced the release of more ZOOlite technology 1/10th on-road high-performance body shells. With the popular BAYBEE touring car body being the first lid that took profit from ZooRacing’s new ZOOlite moulding process, the proactive brand has announced that also the PreoPard, DBX, HellCat, Zoodiac as well as the Gorilla will now also become available in lightweight ZOOlite variants. Compared to ZooRacing’s standard 0.7mm bodies, the ZOOlite shells scrub about 10g of weight without sacrificing strength, ensuring exceptional performance and stability as well as a super low centre of gravity for improved corner speeds all while complying with the minimum weight rules of the ETS and other sanctioned racing events. In addition the bodies offer sightly increased flex, meaning they have less of an influence on overall chassis flex, resulting in a more natural chassis behaviour under load which is a new hot tuning aid of many pro drivers.
The Norwegian Electric On-road Nationals were held at the Stavanger Modellbilklubb club this past weekend. In the Touring Modified class, that attracted nearly 30 entries, it was Nikko Haheim with the overall TQ after winning four of the five qualifying rounds. Mathias Nedrebo, who took a single round TQ came in 2nd overall. The opening A-main saw Nikko with a DNF while Mathias walked away with the win from Oskar Fjeld in 2nd, however with wins in A2 and A3 Nikko put things straight and grabbed the overall title from Mathias Nedrebo in 2nd and Oskar Fjeld in 3rd, making it an Xray podium lock-out.
The second round of the Danish DRCMU 1/10th Electric Off-road Nationals was held at the Black Track Nysum facilities this past weekend. In the 2WD Mod Buggy class it was Team Associated’s Marcus Kaerup with the overall TQ from Yokomo’s Frederik Hovgaard in 2nd. The triple A-mains saw young Marcus walking away with the wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall victory as Jonas Kaerup (Team Associated) cemented his overall runner-up position with a win in A3. Frederik Hovgaard had to settle for 3rd overall.
Round 3 of the Danish DASU On-road Nationals was hosted by the Midtsjællands Mini Racing Club this past weekend in Touring Super Stock, Stock and FWD classes. Kevin Nielsen would take the TQ in the Super Stock class from Frederik Broløs Mikkelsen and Søren Boy Holst. In the finals Kevin would take the win from Frederik in A1 and A2 as the two swapped positions in A3 meaning Kevin would walk away with the overall victory from Frederik in 2nd while Patrick Danielsen came in 3rd overall to round out the podium result.
The third Nemo Raceway Race was held this past weekend with once again some of the UK’s fastest 1/8th off-road racers in attendance. In the Nitro Buggy class it was SWorkz’s Elliott Boots with the overall TQ and he also came out swinging in the 20-minute A-main event, leaving behind HB Racing’s Graham Alsop in 2nd, some 19 seconds behind. Agama’s Lee Martin would round out the top 3 result another five seconds back as Lewis Jones and Jack Hirst came in 4th and 5th respectively. Jamie Hall, Kevin Brunsden and Richard Barton completed the 8-car main result.
Made for Xray’s new T4F’21 front-wheel driven T4F’21 touring car are several new optionals from T-Works. The range includes aluminium and titanium ball end sets, a titanium turnbuckle kit, as well as several screw sets including orange anodised aluminium, natural colour titanium, mixed aluminium and titanium as well as full steel screw kit – the latter are available with UFO or standard-style heads. As usual all aluminium parts will greatly lower the overall weight while the titanium items will ensure a low weight coupled with exceptional stability. The gold-colour screw kits will add visual impact while offering exceptional corrosion resistance.