May 30, 2024

Multiple US TC Champion Johnson joins Power HD

Servo manufacturer Power HD has announced the signing of American multi-times National Touring Car Champion Dave Johnson to their factory team.  The ROAR National Champion, 4 time Snowbirds Nationals Champion, 6 time US Indoor Champs Champion, 8+ time Canadian Onroad Nationals Champion and countless local race winner will be using Power HD high end servo S15 in his touring cars and pan car servo M8H in 1:12.  On the announcement Johnson said, ‘These servos are simply amazing, the precision they display is unmatched. Crazy speed and holding power for the toughest tracks. I’m excited to represent this incredible company. Thanks goes out to lex Tyler and Tina Lee for this awesome partnership.’

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May 28, 2024

RC Maker SP1 Touring Car – Teaser

RC Maker has just published the first teaser image of its much anticipated 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  Ryan Maker, who is behind the well known Australian carbon fibre parts and accessories producer RC Maker, announced his life long ambition to produce his own complete touring car kit at the TITC earlier this year.  Racing a well developed prototype of the car at the  legendary Bangkok race, Maker has been busy getting the car ready for full production with this image of the car’s suspension the first official image release of the car.  Pre-orders and release dates are to be announced in the near future but we can confirm that the image is relative to both the SP1 and SP1-F as they will share the same shock setup etc.

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May 27, 2024

Awesomatix A800 Touring Car new parts release

Awesomatix has just released a number of new parts for its A800 1:10 Electric Touring Car platform.   A new Flex Damper set provides an additional torsional flex of the car’s end where it is installed.  It also provides the adjustable damping of the chassis’s deformations caused by the torsional flex.  The damping level of the FD set is adjusted by choice of the silicone oil inside the damper and by choice of the pivoting hole on the arm of the FD rotor.  It is recommended for track conditions where the additional chassis’ flex is needed – usually it is the low traction bumpy tracks and when your available chassis is too stiff for given conditions.  The recommendation for initial fluid in FD Set is  50K…100K silicone oil.  Oil filling method is the same as for the A12 rear damper – put few drops of the oil on the bottom of AM282, keep AM282 upright for several minutes until all oil reaches the bottom of cavity, insert DT251 into AM282 slowly full way under pushing force and use a needle to provide the excessive oil outing.

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May 27, 2024

Shimo crowned Japanese 1:8 Onroad Champion

Infinity’s Takaaki Shimo is the new JMRCA Japanese 1:8 Onroad National Champion.  Racing at the 2023 World Championship host venue Infinity International Speedway, Shimo regained the title he last held in 2016 with a 2.5-second victory over Top Qualifier Naoto Matsukura.  In qualifying the Infinity of Matsukura topped three of the four rounds to secure the TQ and lock himself into pole position for the 45-minute final.  A TQ run in Q2 would secure reigning 1:10 Nitro Onroad World Champion Tadahiko Sahashi second overall, a result that also locked him directly into the Main.  With Shimo P3 after qualifying and the Mugen Seiki of defending Champion & 2019 World Champion Shouki Takahata 6th, they would both have to race their way into the Main from the 20-minute Semi Finals.  Shimo won his Semi while the other went to Takahata.  In the Main, Matsukura lead for 2/3rd of the race as he and Shimo gapped the field but getting by Matsukura, Shimo maintained that lead to the end to secure the title.  Three laps back Tadahiko Sahashi would completed the podium ahead of Takahata.

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May 27, 2024

Fenix Racing R16 235mm Pro10 body

New from Italy’s Fenix Racing is the R16 235mm Pro10 body.  The R16 is originated from a brainstorm session between Julien Parnot, Andi Frattaroli and Fenix Racing owner Giorgio Favaretto.  The idea was to make a 90’ish looking body, but incorporating all the elements of a modern design.  They followed a bit the path introduced with the R14, using some parts of the body to achieve an interesting structural rigidity however the core of body is made by all those voluptuous curves typical of Group C cars like the Peugeot or the Toyota.  The result is a body that is extremely functional: fast on the straight, with a nice amount of steering at the begin of the curves.  The cool 90’ish paint job, reminiscent the one used by “Magic” Johnson, is made by René Bonvent.  The body, which fits most 235mm pan cars, is equipped with a removable Gurney flap and is available in 0.5mm and 0,75mm high-quality polycarbonate.

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May 27, 2024

Kurzbuch wins ENS season opener

Mugen Seiki’s Simon Kurzbuch opened the latest season of the Euro Nitro Series with maximum points, the former World Champion winning the 1:8 category from the TQ position.  The first of the four round championship took drivers to the Ettlingen track in Germany where qualifying would see both Kurzbuch and the Capricorn of reigning ENS Champion Toni Gruber post two TQ runs each over the four qualifiers.  On tie-break it was 2023 World Championship Top Qualifier Kurzbuch who lined up on pole for the 45-minute final ahead of Gruber with the Infinity of Teemu Leino P3.  Able to establish an early gap over his rivals, Kurzbuch would cruise to victory by over a lap from Leino, Gruber having retired from the race just after half way distance.  Bumping up from the B-Main to line up 11th on the grid, 1:8 Onroad legend Lamberto Collari would work his way through the field to complete the podium for Infinity.  In 1:10, Melvin Diekmann got his title defence off to the perfect start taking his Capricorn to the TQ & win ahead of the Infinity of former Champion Jilles Groskamp with France’s Quentin Leroux taking the final step on the podium.

Image: Simon Kurzbuch RC [Facebook]

May 25, 2024

Rebellion NT10 1:10 Nitro Touring Car

It has been a pretty interesting week for car design with the presentation of the Capelli F1-RR 1:10 Formula 1 and the Agama N110 1:10 2WD Buggy and now the Rebellion NT10 1:10 Nitro Touring Car.  In this a World Championship year for the Nitro Touring Car class, Daniel Rosenmayer is debuting his latest engineering creation at the season opener of the ENS at the Ettlingen track in Germany.  Having featured Daniel’s Rebellion F1 in a Chassis Focus during the 2022 MIBO International Race, his amazing work always draws an audience and the  Rebellion NT10, the car featuring a centre belt that run through the fuel tank!  The story of the Nitro car project started on 15th February this year while in the car for 1500km, thinking about how it would be possible to make a 2-belt nitro car, and ended with him studying many engine-pics to see if this could be made.  At this year’s MIBO International Race Cup Daniel finally found his passion again and decided to do it, in a record breaking time of less then 3 months.

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May 25, 2024

Bittydesign Arrma Vendetta GTR 1:8 body

In its latest creation for the Arrma Vendetta chassi, Italy’s Bittydesign has released the GTR 1:8 Body.  Based on the iconic Japanese performance car, during the design they paid attention to every possible detail and this has led to the body including details that complement the unmistakable style of the GTR.  These accessories include a Rear wing to give the body a more complete appearance, a Front splitter to create a more aggressive appearance and give the body a “racing” look.  Also include are a set of screws, nuts and washers necessary for the correct fixing of these additional parts.

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