July 12, 2021

Wins for Jefferies & Askell at BRCA Nats Rd2

For round two of the BRCA Touring Car series drivers headed to the southeast of the UK to the Colchester club. In modified Olly Jefferies headed the entry but at a recent warm up race he was beaten for the first time this season which threw the form book out of the window and on paper at least opened the door for the likes of Kyle Branson, Chris Grainger and Harley Eldridge who all looked quick in pre national testing. Jefferies took round one of qualifying while Grainger sat out the first round giving him the new tyre advantage over the following runs, the Awesomatix went on to take TQ ahead of Jefferies but would start the finals on used rubber.

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July 9, 2021

Element RC Enduro Builder’s Kit 2

Element RC have updated the Enduro Builder’s Kit 2 by including their GKSTM shock towers in front and rear. Their shock mount inserts provide the ability to adjust shock angle, droop and vehicle ride height without affecting spring preload. Matched up with the shock mount inserts are their race-proven, ultra-smooth Factory Team bronze shocks with black caps and collars, perfect for traversing rough terrain. Along with the updated shock towers, they’ve included the GKS aluminium track bar mount that is bolted directly to the frame rails. This makes the front suspension more rigid and flex-free with a more precise steering feel. Also included are updated Factory Team 12.3-inch wheelbase high-clearance links with black nitrate finish and low-friction Delrin pivot balls, which are more resistant to abrasion and friction wear. You get all these new features along with our revolutionary Stealth X transmission with the ability to adjust the front and rear drive ratios independently across three different levels. In the box you get both the 5.7% and 11.83% overdrive gears, and available separately is a one-to-one ratio option for those who wish to drive the front and rear equally. The behind-the-axle (BTA) steering greatly improves approach angle and front end clearance, making rough terrain much easier to handle.

Source: Element RC [associatedelectrics.com]

July 9, 2021

X-Square XQ10 integrated shock mount upper bulkhead

For the Xpress XQ10, this integrated shock mount upper bulkhead from X-Square helps to lower the centre of gravity of the car. This results in a more flat cornering response, further increasing consistency. Also the shock angle adjustment can be very finely tuned through adding or removing spacers. Available as a set for the front as well as one for the rear, including the carbon rear lay down body mount.

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July 9, 2021

FSEARA Rd8 941 RC Raceway – Report

The final round of the FSEARA Series. South Regional Raceway / 941 RC Raceway is a brand-new track to the series also to racers as well. The asphalt was laid down over a year ago, but due to Covid shutdown, this track was never able to get activity approved by the city to host the event. This time of the year, we are lucky to be the first group to test this brand-new surface. The highlight of the battle for the weekend was for sure in 17.5 TC. It was a battle between the series top contenders. Dave Vera set the early pace with Infinity IF14. Cory Record came up just short to match Dave’s TQ, but he was having a tough time with this track. He was able to come up with a last min setup change to put himself 2nd overall. Cory Parsons, the last round winner, had a bad last round of qualifier and had to settle for 3rd.

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July 8, 2021

Xray GTXE’22 graphite fan holder

From Xray for the GTXE’22 is this CNC-machined fan holder made from premium 2.5mm graphite material designed for saddle pack layout. The fan holder reduces vibrations from the chassis and thus increasing lifetime of the fan.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

July 8, 2021

Revolution Design T6.2 body mount stiffener set

Stadium trucks are fun to drive and durable, not least because the body protects the parts that are exposed on a 2WD buggy. Of course, this comes at a price, and stadium trucks bodies usually don’t last as long as their little brothers. For Team Associated’s latest entry to the category, help has arrived in form of the Revolution Design T6.2 body mount stiffener set. Precisely machined carbon fibre stiffeners brace the body mounts against the impacts of involuntary tough landings, thus reducing stress on the polycarbonate body. As a side effect, body clips tend to stay in place much better, which aids to solve another regular issue of stadium trucks.

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July 8, 2021

1up Racing LowPro UltraLite wing washers

Designed for off-road use, these new 1up Racing LowPro ultraLite wing washers feature a smooth, low-profile design without any cutouts that pick up dirt during less-than-perfect landings. The oversized 16mm outer diameter is preferred by factory drivers as it reduces wing flex, aiding in rear-end stability. Precision machined from 7076-T6 aluminium and finished with dark black anodising and mirror-like chamfers for exceptional looks and durability. These also look killer on drag cars using screws to secure the body and the low-profile design improves aerodynamics.

Source: 1up Racing [1upracing.com]

July 8, 2021

RC Maker MTC2 brass roll centre shim plates

RC Maker have introduced their all new brass roll centre shim plates for the Mugen MTC2. Changing roll centres on your MTC2 has never been easier, rather than undoing the whole screw and having shims flying everywhere, simply loosen the screw, slide the shim plate out, and install the new roll centre shim plate, and re-tighten the screws. With the ever demanding focus on weight distribution and adding additional weight down low on the mid motor platforms, they decided to produce brass shim plates in the most common thicknesses used today, 1.5mm, 2.0mm and 2.5mm. This gives you a great range of roll centre options to choose from, whilst being able to move weight around your car to adjust the front/rear weight bias.

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