April 6, 2021

OfficinaRC progressive shock case for MTC2

From OfficinaRC, the first innovative and revolutionary progressive shock absorber solution combined in a single component, developed for the Mugen MTC2. The shock absorber case is machined from solid Ergal 7075 and further machined to make the conical cuts inside the case. The progressive solution can be used with the original piston. If you want to try greater hardness, just close the holes. When the piston is at the bottom of the shock, it moves softer and damping becomes more difficult as the piston moves up. This means that the shock damping is softer in the early part of the movement and becomes harder as the car moves more. They are built to improve traction and steering.

View more images of the shock case here

April 6, 2021

Tyler Jones chooses Schumacher for 2wd

Schumacher Racing would like to welcome Tyler Jones to their team for 1/10th 2wd. Tyler’s main role will still be with Tekno for their 1/8th and 1/10th 4wd platforms, however he has chosen to run the Schumacher Laydown for his 2wd program. Tyler has recently been showing excellent pace at many events and is a great upcoming driver. Tyler had this to say, ‘I am so stoked to be joining Schumacher for my 2wd, I’ve tried many 2wd cars and felt the most comfortable and at home with the Laydown from the get go. It is great that we have managed to work a deal together to make this happen! My thanks go to Muz, Robin and the guys at Schumacher and I’m excited to be on track soon’. He will be competing mainly at local events, but when time allows he plans to do a few larger events later in the year.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

April 6, 2021

Revolution Design B74.1 2.5mm aluminium chassis

Whether stock or modified, 4wd buggy racing has become more competitive than ever. While every RC car needs chassis flex, you also need highly precise steering if you want to come out on top. Thanks to directional milling, the 113g Revolution Design B74.1 2.5mm aluminium chassis retains the original item’s torsional flex, increases longitudinal stiffness and adds only 2g to the overall weight. Further flex adjustments can be made with the included 2.0mm carbon fibre front brace.

View more images of the chassis here

April 6, 2021

Xray T4 aluminium servo saver arms

From Xray for the T4 is this pair of identical left & right black anodised aluminium servo saver arms. Ultra-strong construction provides long life and durability in even the most extreme racing conditions. CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium for superior strength and reliability, this is a direct replacement for the composite servo saver arms. Supplied with ball-bearings.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

April 6, 2021

Pilot RC B3.2, T3.2 & B3.2e lightweight steering posts

Pilot RC Products have announced these new lightweight steering posts for the Team Associated B3.2, T3.2 & B3.2e. These Titanium posts are 45% lighter than using the steel parts without compromising the design. The reduction in weight at this critical area will help reduce front chassis dragging on jump faces and will offer a precise fit for a slop free steering rack. Machined from the finest Grade 5 Titanium and produced in the USA.

Source: Pilot RC [pilotrcproducts.com]

April 6, 2021

Double for Baruffolo at Italian Pride Race

Last weekend was the Italian Pride Race at SRB track in Nembro, Italy. With rain affecting the track conditions ahead of the race, during the event itself the track was dry and so it was Kyosho racer Mattia Polito that took the top spot in nitro qualifying while in the the EP class it was Xray’s Marco Baruffolo with the top spot. In the nitro final things changed fast with Polito making a mistake and then 3 turns later Baruffolo overtook Elliott Boots to the take over the lead from where he would control the race until the end. Polito would regain 2nd spot with Boots completing the podium in 3rd. The E-buggy was more of the same for Baruffolo as he won all 3 mains to take the win ahead of Gianluca Zecchini in 2nd and Nicolo Veronesi in 3rd.

View the podiums here

April 6, 2021

RC Maker MTC2 electronics & ESC plates

RC Maker have released another batch of new option parts for the Mugen MTC2. Starting with floating LCG electronics plates in both carbon & brass, the brass version adds an additional 26 grams with optional plates to add even more. There is also floating LCG ESC plates in both carbon & brass, the latter coming in at 14grams. RC Maker have also produced new 3D Pro Direct mount fan shrouds in 30mm & 40mm and finally a 21g Optional weight plate that can be either taped down or installed with FEP. These products add to their line of floating weights, making it super easy to remove and install electronics, adding weight to your car in the areas that it need them and making sure none of it effects the flex of your chassis.

View the other new products here