Team Yokomo has announced Dominic Vogl as a new member of their international touring car team, the Austrian a leading driver in the touring car stock category. Returning to racing after a few months of a break, he will drive the BD11 when he make his official team debut at this weekend’s ETS race in Germany. Commenting on joining Yokomo Vogl said, “First and foremost, I want to thank Toni Rheinard for the exclusive opportunity to run whatever chassis I preferred in the past years. Many thanks for this unique support since years! After a small RC break for me in the last months, I received the great chance to join the Yokomo factory team and I couldn’t be happier that everything came together that fast. I want to thank Yokomo, especially Christopher Krapp and Yannic Prümper, which are as well great friends off the track to put the trust in me. For sure I am motivated more than ever before to help the team achieving great results! My first race will be the ETS already this weekend, and I am really looking forward to it with my brand new BD11!”
Mibo has just released 2 servos types aimed specifically for use in 1:10 scale RWD RC Drift cars. Available in a 33kg and 18kg option, the servos are extra powerful and quick programmable digital low-profile brushless servo with steel gear and double BB-ed output shaft. All-aluminium case for perfect cooling under high load. The 18Kg servo was tested specifically for a competition RWD Drift cars. The brushless motor provides enough torque in order to keep the car stable at an angle and on quick transitions. Offered in a range of vibrant colours, what really sets the 33Kg model apart from other RWD servos, is its exceptional power. At standard BEC voltages, the torque value is almost double what most other servos are able to produce. Thanks to this, the front wheels are rock solid in holding the line and angle. Keeping the same speed of initiation and transitions, it maintains stability of the car and removes any unwanted twitching from overshooting angle and returning back. Smooth operation and gyro signal filtering are then a matter of course, with the brushless motor and modern software. Modern software ensures a perfect gyro signal filtration for a smooth drive, without steering hunting. It is programmable using the USB programmer/interface for MIBO servo and PC software. You can set your own values for parameters, such as Servo angle, Servo neutral, Damping, Output power, Sensitivity, Soft start, Reverse, etc. Plus you have an option to enable SANWA SSR, or FUTABA SR mode.
SWORKz Sport Cabin Bag is available again in a new SWORKz Design. Thhe Sport Cabin Bag 2.0 is light and easy to carry. It is ideal for your 1:8 off road buggy and your buggy with the wing and tires fits into it. The size of this cabin bag can fit as handluggage at most airlines. (You should always check you airline company rules). With a smart trolley hand bar and 2 ball bearing wheels, traveling becomes super easy.
The JConcepts 1/10th scale off-road series are back in 2023 with the INS13 and NCTS5 dirt and carpet/turf series. The schedule should look familiar with the addition of RC One Raceway with their new carpet surface on the NCTS calendar to start the year. The NCTS Series will remain a 4-race shootout with the INS series staying with 5 races. The JConcepts events provide drivers with an array of classes to choose from to compete nationally or on a race-by-race basis. How the racer choses to participate is up to them. However, rest assured, knowing the locations, dates, and facilities have been carefully selected for the ultimate 1/10th off-road experience.
After a few teasers over the last few weeks, touring car newcomers Iris has unveiled the ONE competition car kit fully developed and designed by RUDDOG. Project lead designer Andreas Myrberg implemented countless novel and revolutionary features into the all-new Iris ONE. Featuring a unique pushrod design with torsion springs and a single-lever rotational shocks, the centre-of-gravity is super low, thus improving overall performance. Combined with sturdy double wishbones, the high-performance suspension package ensures fast and consistent lap times run after run. Moreover, the newly developed pitch and heave shock improves handling under braking and high speed cornering. Together with an ultra-narrow bulkhead design, the efficient three-belt drive train results in perfect weight balance. With three identical belts, less belt tension is required than with a conventional two-belt set-up. Many unique details, such as an optional direct-mount aluminium fan, have been integrated into the design of Iris ONE to give you an edge over the competition.
SWORKz has announced its new generation ZEUS II 1:8 Pro Truck Brushless Kit. The ZEUS II project is the result of SWORKz passion for improvement. Combining every detail into a more balanced and improved truck called the “ZEUS II”. The truck incorporates many of the race-inspired features from the S35-T2E and S35-4E Pro Kits. This Truck provides precise feedback, a nimble and balance feeling that will suit drivers of all levels. The design team put their efforts into proper weight distribution for the ZEUS II EP Monster Truck. Proper weight distribution proved to be instrumental to the setup during the testing phase of the ZEUS II EP Monster Truck. It comes standard with many high quality parts like a T7075 aluminium chassis (same S35-4E chassis hard coating process), front and rear shock towers. It also has S35-T2E Pro Kit’s 16mm BBS Racing Shocks, High Performance Crown and Pinion Gears and oil filled differentials provide traction and balance to the truck on different off-road surfaces. It uses the S35-T2e newly designed centre motor mount that makes it possible to easily change the motor or adjust the free play of the gears. The pivot ball steering system gives the driver sharp and accurate turning feedbacks.
P Stickers, a personal sponsor of Team Yokomo star and World Championship runner-up Christopher Krapp, have a very nice team clothing collaboration going on with Team Yokomo and Team Yokomo Europe. Having done work for the brand previously, they are now offering the opportunity for racers to get hold of this range with drivers able to register their interest by contact Team Manager Krapp for more details.
VP Pro has introduced a new ’22 model rear wing for 1:8 Offroad. The WN-010 wing is the result of taking on feedback from racers to come up with one that enables the car to maintain high cornering speeds while maintaining stability. The injection mold increases durability, allowing the wing to maintain its shape throughout its use. The IFMAR complaint wing is available in White and Black finish.