April 19, 2024

T-Works Aluminium Pit Box

T-Works has released a new aluminium pit box featuring carbon fibre elements.  Folding out from a flat compact storage size into a stable triangle structure, it offers multi functional easy access storage for everything you’ll need in pit lane.  The aluminium parts are black anodised for durability and resistance against corrosion, high temperature and wear to extend its service life.

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April 19, 2024

Bernadzik takes opening qualifier at Philippine Masters

Alex Bernadzik got his Philippine Masters debut off to the dream start, the Australian Team Associated driver TQ’ing the opening qualifier at Asia’s biggest annual 1:8 Offroad race.  The 2023 Australian National Champion claimed the first of the four scheduled qualifiers as the only driver to record 9-laps of the challenging Manila track despite a late driver error.  Behind it would be Atsushi Hara who set the second fastest time as he makes his return to 1:8 Buggy competition at the event he has won on previous occasions.  With the 12th edition of the Philippine Masters counting as the second round of the Asian Buggy Championships which kicked off in New Zealand in February, it was Round 1 winner Ryan Lutz who complete the top 3 for Q1 ahead Davide Ongaro and Philippine Masters’ rookies Ryan Pavidis and Joern Neumann.

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April 18, 2024

eSIC 2024 – Announcement

After the successful inaugural running of the Electric Singapore International Challenge (eSIC) last year, the organisers have confirmed the dates for the 2024 edition of the electric touring car races will be 14-15th September.  One week before the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix,  eSIC, which is headed up by Singapore’s top international touring car driver Nicolas Lee and JK Chhua, is jointly organised by the Marine Parade Radio Control Modellers Club and chassis manufacturer Infinity.   With the aim of eSIC to bring back racing in style in Singapore with the creation of one big exciting weekend for the onroad racer, last year’s event saw the Mugen Seiki of former World Champion Ronald Volker take the win ahead of Nicholas Lee and multiple World Champion Naoto Matsukura.  Following the success of the first eSIC race, with with Jilles Groskamp, Viktor Wilck, Simon Nicholson and Gem Chavit among the 100 plus entries in 2023, the 2024 edition is expected to include an even stronger international field.

Source: eSIC [Facebook]

April 18, 2024

Xray XB4 2.5mm Alu Chassis with adjustable Transmission Position

Xray has released a new chassis for their XB4 1:10 4WD Buggy with adjustable Transmission Position.  The thicker 2.5mm chassis alternative features specially milled flex areas to create a different chassis flex characteristics.  The chassis in combination with altered flex increases corner speed & improves stability especially in medium to very high traction conditions.  It includes multiple mounting positions for the rear transmission for a standard or short position to adjust handling to match any track condition.  The standard transmission position is suitable in high traction conditions to improve stability while the shorter transmission position is suitable for lower traction surfaces to increase rear traction.  Extra side guard mounting points were added in the rear of the chassis to increase stiffness and expand the range of flex adjustment settings.  It also features symmetrical flex and multiple battery position choices to adjust the weight balance.  CNC-machined from high-quality Swiss 2.5mm 7075 T6 aluminium, the chassis is strategically machined in low-stress areas to make it as light as possible without affecting strength or rigidity and is black-coated for increased lifespan.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

April 18, 2024

Amped Up RC protected 1s | 4s Balance Charge Leads

Amped Up RC, the cable brand of Donathen RC, has added fully protected 1s and 4s Balance Charge leads to its range.   The leads use DRC solid design bullet connectors and genuine Amass connectors.  Made with dual wall adhesive heat shrink that is molded to connectors, this reduces strain, and makes it easier to remove from batteries/chargers.  24″ Long and made with 10 awg wire they are finished with all black sheathing and heat shrink.

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April 18, 2024

Shepherd Velox V8.2 Anti Roll Bars

Shepherd have started to release some new upgrades for its Velox V8.2 with a trio of new Anti Roll Bars options for the 1:8 Onroad Chassis.  Developed in conjunction with the factory team drivers, these new additions to the V8.2 Anti Roll Bar range will give racers extra flexibility and greater tuning options.  The new roll bars are offered in 2.3mm, 2.7mm, and 2.9mm thicknesses.

Source: Zen Racing [zen-racing.co.uk]

April 17, 2024

Manzo46 Digital Caster Gauge Set

Manzo46 has announced an update to its Digital Caster Gauge Set with the release of the all-new M46-018.  Due to long-term production problems at their measuring instrument supplier, their popular sM46-018 gauge was out of stock for a long time.  With strong customer demand and an extensive search for a new supplier, Manzor46 took the initiative and developed their own measuring instrument.  The all-new M46-018, which comes as 2-units, is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, but still offers the same proven functionality.  While it now has a single-axis measurement, you can still measure both camber and caster, albeit in a slightly different way.  For caster measurement, the process remains unchanged, with direct mounting of the gauge to the hub using the precision CNC-machined aluminium bracket.  An alternative measurement option is provided for the camber with the M46-018 compatible with platforms such as Awesomatix, Xray X4, Mugen Seiki and Schumacher.

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April 17, 2024

Xray XB2 2.0mm Mid | Short 1-Piece Alu Chassis

More new parts for the XB2, with Xray releasing a mid and a short 2.0mm thick aluminium chassis option for the 1:10 2WD Buggy. The Mid size is for tracks where more traction is required and the the Slovakian manufacturer suggesting it for low to medium traction tracks. Both CNC-machined from high-quality Swiss 2.0mm 7075 T6 aluminium, the Short chassis option is suitable for tracks where more stability is required with it suggested for medium to high traction conditions. The 1-piece chassis design with more flex characteristic generates more overall traction and improves steering. Both chassis features 4 extra holes to mount extra stiffener to reduce side to side chassis flex which helps to increase rotation and precision on high speed.

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