Following an earlier teaser, Schumacher have now released the full details of their new formula car, called the Icon. After a long run of successes in multiple electric racing classes, including a double LMP12 World championship, Schumacher’s engineering team have applied their expertise to the formula class. The result is an innovative new approach to RC Formula racing. The Icon is designed for maximum rear traction to make an easy to drive car, but maintains plenty of steering to satisfy the most demanding drivers. The Icon prototypes have been extensively tested and raced in the UK, Germany and Italy, and have proved to be fast and agile. The car features all the adjustments you need to be dialled on both carpet and asphalt tracks.
Matrix have introduced their updated 1/8th scale rim called the ‘Five’. Maintaining the same overall look and main characteristics of its predecessor it has some really important innovations. Firstly it is more rigid on the outside to ensure greater cornering, better balanced for better handling and has increased stability to prevent any nervousness. The introduction of holes around the outer edge allows the insertion of tungsten headless screw with calibrated weight for perfect balancing. Matrix say the rim is only the first part of a new, more complex and articulated concept, which will take balancing to a higher level, with more information on the system coming shortly. The wheels are available for front and rear in Light, Carbon, Precision and Flex versions.
More new options for the DR10 from Exotek Racing who have produced a new motor plate and clamping hexes. Starting with the vented motor plate which features aggressive slot cuts for less weight that also helps lower the motor temps faster. The extra machining brings the weight down to 13grams (7grams lighter than stock) but the critical motor mounting areas are still intact to minimise flex for solid motor mounting and gear mesh. The precision machined heavy duty alloy rear clamping hex set has looser steel cross pin tolerance to allow you to tighten the wheel nuts without binding the bearings. The hexes do not lock onto the bearings, unlike the stock plastic hexes. They use heavy duty M2 alloy steel screws for the clamping.
Schumacher Racing have added legendary German LMP12 Racer Markus Mobers to their team. Markus has been running with the Double World Championship winning Eclipse 3 for some time, but the UK are pleased this is now a permanent arrangement for future races. Markus brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to the team, and we wish him well for future events when we can enjoy them again.
Onisiki have announced an update to their Hellblaze ESC. This new limited edition version has been revamped to provide a smoother throttle response and added adjustable timing to suit different tracks. Rated at 120A, it is more than you will ever need in drifting and this will keep performance consistent throughout the run. The ESC sports Onisiki’s signature markings that match their other accessories such as fans, gyros and capacitors.
RC Maker have produced their first option parts for the newly released Awesomatix A12 1/12th scale car. First up is a carbon front ride height shim plate set which makes it much easier to make aggressive ride height adjustments on the fly. The separate shims just slide in when loosening the screws, and the front being a solid plate is much easier to install than 3 separate shims. Very handy for asphalt racing or when using big tires. Next up is a carbon damper guard that was developed particularly for asphalt. After some feedback from team drivers running on asphalt, they found the damper section of the chassis began to wear on bumpy tracks. This 0.5mm stick on plates act as a guard and prevent the damper burring over on the edges and touching the output shafts, effecting the smoothness of your dampening.
Introducing the new BC-T4WC V2 digital servo from BR1, brand of multiple World Champion Bruno Coelho. Created for all Xray T4 drivers that are looking for maximum performance, this V2 servo is the follow up to the innovative BC-T4WC servo released last year. The BC-T4WC V2 was developed together with numerous professional drivers, to achieve the best possible performance. The aluminium case makes it ultra precise and sleek looking, while the unique interchangeable mount allows the servo to be used either in an optional front, or standard rearward mounting position. Another exclusive feature is the optional 5 gram brass weight that can be incorporated into the mount, to optimise the balance of the chassis.
Contact Tyres have announced the launch of their first foam MTC pre-mounts to the market. The MTC (Mini Touring Car) class has seen an explosion of interest in the last few years and so following a large amount of testing by some of the best MTC drivers in the UK Contact are happy to offer these tires for the class. Available in 4 shore ratings, 35, 37, 40 and 45 they are pre-glued on a very nice and durable 5 spoke wheel with 12mm hex fitting. Trued to 52.5mm diameter, with a width of 25.5mm, they are supplied in pairs.