Some new brass options for the Team Associated DR10 from JConcepts with a new front suspension bracket and servo mount bracket. Setting the trim on any RC car is crucial but perhaps even more critical is for the trim to remain consistent throughout a race. JConcepts introduces the servo mount bracket for the DR10 line of vehicles. Constructed of brass to add weight this unique part offers benefits over the stock mount configuration. Most drag racers like to add weight to the front-end of the vehicles to maintain balance which allows the vehicle to stay on 4 wheels and move forward more efficiently. The mount fits snug inside the chassis servo mounting area increasing the support while the 2 screw mounting locations are beefy in design and zeroed in for a direct mount to the chassis. The bracket has locations on each side for included 3x6mm set screws to help align and maintain servo position during racing conditions, crashes and hard hits. The set screws are intended to touch-off against the servo case and provide additional support keeping the servo in the intended position which helps maintain consistent steering trim.
Dash are happy to announce the signing of European front runner Yannic Prumper. The former ETS race winner, who just rejoined Yokomo, will be running full Dash RC electronics along with Arrowmax Si-graphene LiPo batteries for this season and beyond. ‘Yannic will be a great addition and will help boaster the team in Europe’. Yannic had the following to say
I would like to thank Mr Lau and Nico for this opportunity to join Dash as their factory driver. I have always hear great things about Dash and the ambition of the company is always aiming to produce one of the best, if not, the best products for customers. I’m excited to start this journey with them. Stay safe for now, and see you at the tracks!
For the Xpress line of touring cars comes these 0.75mm offset suspensions mounts. With the split versions you can choose either having a wider or narrower offset and paired with the sold RR mount you will be able to widen the entire width and keeping the same toe-in as you had before.
French tire brand 6Mik have announced the signing of Alex Zanchettin as an official team driver for 2021. The Italian driver, and former Pro-Line racer, is a World Championship finalist, Italian Champion and multiple Padova race winner. On his new deal the TLR driver said, ‘I’m very happy to join 6Mik team for 2021 and beyonds. Its a great pleasure for me to work with Seb and his crew and I can’t wait to start the season with his amazing products. I’m sure his R/C passion and knowledge will make the difference.’
More new chassis options from Rebellion RC, this time for the Xray X12’21, with their first crossflex chassis for 1/12th scale. The outer shape is identical to the original, while in the main body of the chassis the crossflex inserts are positioned close to the centre-line to keep the rotating behaviour of the car as agile as possible. At the front the cutouts are chamfered to generate additional downforce, they claim, especially in fast corners and testing of the prototype at the end of the 2020 season has shown the benefit of the crossflex chassis and its brass insert system in the 1/12th class.
T-Works have released their Clean Putty, as the name suggests a putty that can help you in keeping your RC and work area clean. The putty can be used to remove dust, dirt and grime from the tightest of areas and is done so by first kneading it so it becomes malleable and then pressing it into the area that requires attention. Available in a 100g and 50g sizes and comes in a handy screw down container.
Completing a trio of signings for JConcepts, 1/8th off-road specialist Joe Bornhorst joins their team for 2021. A driver capable of winning at the highest level, Joe will blend in nicely with the JConcepts team while assisting with tire selection and compound advise to drivers racing in the 1/8th off-road classes and in particular on the Tekno RC vehicles. Not a new driver to the scene but a fresh champion that has recently added a ROAR National title to his credit winning the 1/8th E-truck championship in 2019. A great asset at the races, Joe will be seen at events including the Dirt Nitro Challenge but specifically during the Racetime Entertainment events where the JConcepts team is on-hand supporting the brand and all racers in attendance. Known as a driver that can wheel a 1/8th E-buggy, Joe will be able to provide valued feedback in one of the larger classes of concentration on the race schedule. Joe plans to make his JConcepts racing debut at the Southern Indoor Championships in Autaugaville, Georgia. On Joe, JConcepts’ Jason Ruona said:
There are only a handful of drivers that can muscle a 1/8th buggy, getting every bit out of the vehicle. Joe has that mystery speed everyone looks for at the races and pushes the limit of what an RC car can do on a race track. With incredible track knowledge, Joe, together with the passion of our design team, we plan to continue our push for the best performing and looking products on the market.
JConcepts have announced the signing of Adam Drake to their world wide race team for 2021 and beyond. The famous Mugen driver known for his speed, reliability, and tuning is one of the most successful drivers on and off the track. Adam’s racing career has spanned from the early 1990’s through the 2020’s with successful campaigns as a 1/10th off-road driver, 1/10th gas truck specialist all the way to his current passion which is 1/8th off-road. Adam’s willingness to race locally and nationally is unique and allows product testing to be an ongoing feature of his racing all year long. In addition to racing, Adam will be a key member of the development team working with new and existing drivers on tire selection, setup, and preparation to assist an eager JConcepts Racing Team. It’s not uncommon to catch Adam at the races either leading a main event, helping drivers from the pits or providing instruction from the drivers stand to provide insight in to track conditions or setups. Simply put, Adam is a teammate and representative sought-after in the RC industry. On the deal Adam said:
I’m extremely excited to be joining JConcepts for 2021 and beyond. After some very successful off-season testing, I’m very impressed and ready to hit the track. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to working with such a passionate group at JConcepts.