CS-Electronic from Germany have introduced their new 200W Competition Power Discharger device for the use in combination with the recently announced Space X3-Competition Duo charger. The discharger allows for discharge currents of up to 16A while offering balance discharging and single cell voltage monitoring, ensuring safe and secure discharging using high currents. The results will help to identify weak packs but the discharger also allows to bring fully charged packs to storage voltage a lot faster than just using the charger’s discharge function.
Round 3 of the Schumacher Indoor Off Road Masters at Worksop was held this past weekend. The race was once again a full entry with many great drivers in attendance. When the dust had settled it was Team Associated’s Neil Cragg with the win in 2WD Buggy from Schumacher driver, Ben Smith on the runner-up spot. The top 3 result was completed by Team Associated’s Tommy Hall.
Tamiya have announced the soon release of the TRF420 aluminium front spool cup set. Originally designed for the TRF420 the set is also of use for TRF419 and TA07 where the lightweight aluminium outdrives reduce rotational masses for better acceleration. The outdrives come with a special surface treatment for wear while the included driveshaft cups further improve the durability of all parts involved, such as the driveshaft pins.
Sweep Racing have announced the soon release of their all-new F21 low-profile formula tyres. Making use of the new-for-2021 design of the real Formula 1 rims and tyres, Sweep Racing’s pre-mounted tyres offer 27mm width for the front and 40mm width for the rear, making the 1/10th scale cars look a lot more like the real thing. The new low-profile wheels also have a wide offset in order to generate more steering and increased stability. Included with each pair of tyres come stickers in Red, Yellow or White and the tyres will become available in soft, medium and hard compound.
The Pribeta club in Slovakia recently held their club race and it was Stefan Lutka who took a double win in both the 2WD and 4WD Buggy classes. In 2WD, where Stefan started from P2 on the grid, he took the win following some hard fights against 2nd placed Aron Karika as Varga Karoly completed the top 3 results. Over in 4WD Buggy the podium would be completed by Josef Petrik in 2nd and Varga Karoly in 3rd.
Muchmore have introduced their new Fleta ZX V2 ER Spec stock class brushless motor that comes including the MR-FZR21X 12.5×7.25×24.2mm [X] titanium rotor. Available as 17.5T and 21.5T variant, the motor will produce increased torque which comes in handy especially for blink buggy classes and when running in high-bite traction conditions. Besides the rotor, the motor makes use of the same features as the standard ER Spec series, meaning it utilises the highly machined Flow-Max 2 aluminium can, a high-power stator, heavy-duty solder tabs and an adjustable timing end plate.
The Drumstick race was held at the RC Clubhouse track in Warren, Michigan last weekend. The race saw around 130 entries which is a pretty standard for this race every year. In the 4WD Buggy A-main 2nd place qualifier, Xray’s Mark Sousa made a pass for the lead on lap one but then got together with the 2nd place driver and Mark went back to last on the first lap. However he was able to come through the pack all the way up to 1st and then slowly extended his lead from there to take the win from HB Racing’s Mike Valentine Jr. in 2nd and TLR’s Seth Rippee in 3rd. In the 2WD main it was Charlie Maiorana with the win from Russ Bryant on the runner-up spot. Mark Sousa struggled with a last minute setup change and ultimately had to settle for 3rd overall.
RC Maker have introduced their new GeoCarbon front bumper plate with stopper for the Xray T4’20 touring car. The plate and stopper feature a stylish, stealthly and innovative design and the parts add extra protection to the front of the car as the support contacts the bulkheads and prevents impacts from snapping the main chassis and are very important. The design integrates the stopper under the main bumper plate, lining up with the bearing mounts on the front bulkheads. In the event of a crash, the force will be transferred through this and keep the chassis in tact, with minimal effect on the bulkheads. The brace recesses over the small bumper posts enabling it to get low enough to align with the bulkhead. When tightening the upper plate, it clamps the whole assembly down tightly. Upon resting, there is a 0.2mm gap between the bulkheads and this support, to prevent any rubbing and tweaking. The bumper plate also features three sets of holes, allowing drivers to adjust the bodyshell forwards and backwards as seen on the standard plates. The integrated stopper does not move, it will be in the same place regardless of the body post position. Due to the design, the plate can also stay in place when removing the front anti-roll bar.