HB Racing have announced the signing of Indonesian off-road star, Jason Nugroho to their team. Jason will use the D819 1/8th scale and D418 1/10th scale buggies at national Indonesian events as well as major events around the world. His vast racing experience will be a valuable addition to the team with Jason having already scored some high-class race results around Asia.
Made for the GL Racing’s GLA-V2 micro car is a narrow brass chassis set. The main plate weighs in at about 25g versus the 5g of the original chassis, improving the car’s stability while also countering traction rolling. In addition the narrow design ensures the chassis is less likely for scrubbing in corners, ensuring a smoother, more efficient ride. Two sets of battery mounting holes allow to adjust overall weight balance while two optional pouch of carbon fibre can be used to adjust chassis width if needed. A black surface coating prevents the brass material from corroding while gold-colour edge details add visual impact.
Bezerk RC have introduced new carbon fibre option parts for the Schumacher Cat L1 4WD buggy in the form of lower shock towers and thinner upper decks. Starting with the shock towers, through testing in Australian conditions the designers have found that 4mm lower towers add the droop required for better handling on rougher terrain and make the car easier to drive on lower grip levels. The top of the front tower has been shaped the same to retain the kit plastic tower guard. The front and rear tower are cut from 4.0mm carbon fibre and they are available separately. Also new are front and rear upper decks in 2.2mm and 2.0mm variants that are both thinner than the standard kit parts for an easier to drive car in lower grip levels. The two thicknesses available allow to adapt the car further, enabling to fine-tune chassis stiffness. The top decks come as pairs separately for the front and rear and in the respective thicknesses.
Coming from SRT is their new BH815S HV brushless low-profile servo for 1/10th on-road applications. Usable with up to 8.4V input the servo offers up to 15kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.05s and thanks to an advanced technology micro controller it features very precise centre point returning and stronger holding power. Also included is SSR mode compatibility when using Sanwa radios. On top of this the servo comes in a new black and golden alloy case design, making it stand out.
Listening to customer demands, RC-Carbonstore have announced the soon release of the all-new Rebellion-RC Cross-Flex aluminium chassis for their MM mid-motor touring car conversion kits. Of an ultra-low centre of gravity and adjustable flex design the main plate offers basically three chassis in one as it allows to adjust the overall flex to a wide range of track conditions thanks to interchangeable inserts that are held in place using M1x2mm screws. The highly machined herringbone design chassis can be equipped with brass inserts for running in high to very high-bite conditions, lighter and more flexible carbon fibre inserts make for a softer chassis for medium traction conditions and running the chassis without any inserts gives the most amount of flex for lower grip tracks. Mixing and matching the inserts and using more or less screws for fastening also allows to adjust the car’s weight bias and flex in certain areas. Testing of the new design is already underway and the main plate kits, that will become available for Rebellion-RC’s T4, TC7.2 and BD9/BD8 mid-motor chassis conversion kits will be up for grabs in about three weeks’ time.
Speedmaster Japan have introduced their new high-quality muffler towel. Orange of colour and coming with the SMJ logo, the Japan-made towel measures 1080x205mm and it is of a very soft grip and offers good water absorbency, making it ideal for many cleaning purposes.
Round 4 of the 2019 Speed King Tour was held at the NEXT circuit in the Chiba prefecture recently. Thanks to being located quite close to the Narita International Airport the race was easy to reach for drivers from far away and another plus was the quite new and very smooth surface that made for a lot of high-speed battles throughout the field. Classes run this time were Touring Modified and Touring Stock with the Oval category being scrapped this time due to the track layout. Yokomo driver Hayato Ishioka showed his speed right from the free practice on and he took the TQ in all three qualifying rounds of Touring Modified. Hayato also clocked the fastest lap time in the “Super Lap” session for the top 5 qualifiers to take the pole position for the single A-main.
Yokomo have introduced the YD-2RR rear motor conversion kit for the YD-2E and YD-2S RWD drift car kits. The set includes new gearbox halves that use a reduced amount of idler gears for better throttle response while an updated motor position, with the motor sitting closer to the rear axle, eliminates the unwanted pendulum effect. The newly designed “swingable” motor plate allows to rotate the motor in order to access different throttle and weight balance setups for a range of track conditions and a resin rear chassis brace offers controlled chassis flex for improved rear end response. The set is rounded out by a set of spacers that brings the body posts to the previous position as the shock tower is moved forward to make way for the spur gear. The conversion is a direct fit on the YD-2E and will fit the YD-2S using optional parts such as the E series upper decks, the Y2-303AR alloy or Y2-303MR plastic rear brace supports and and battery holder.