March 22, 2023

MST RMX 2.5/M Bevel gear differential

RC Drift specialist manufacturer MST has unveiled the upcoming release of a 60T Spur Gear Bevel Gear Differential suitable for their RMX 2.5 and upcoming RMX M 1:10 RWD drift cars.  The low awaited gear differential is an optional upgrade to the kit standard ball differential and is due to be available from June 2023.

Source: MST []

March 22, 2023

Hudy Extra Resistant Cleaning Brush

With the technical advances in RC racing the humble brush is still one of the best ways to clean your car and now Hudy has released a new Extra Resistant Cleaning Brush.  Available in two sizes, large 2.5″ & medium 2.0″, it features unique stiffer fibre bristles with additional resistance against oil and chemicals. With a black composite handle finished with stylish Hudy pattern this is a product that will be a part of your pit table set-up for years.

Source: Hudy []

March 22, 2023

Awesomatix A800R – Full Release Details

Having given initial details of its latest touring car offering back in January, Awesomatix has just released the full spec for its A800R with kits currently on their way to its global distribution network.  The A800R now features a new damper system which includes a Linear and Progressive damping option.  These are also quickly adjustable from the underside of the chassis without sliding the dampers in or out. Another advantage is that the dampening and the spring are entirely separate on the A800R; Changing the damper rate doesn’t affect spring rate anymore.  The car features a super short chassis to reduce chassis rub to increase corner speed.  New suspension armswere needed to keep the same wheelbase in combination with the shorter chassis.  Additionally, they have angled the lower bumper to reduce chassis rub under braking action, while adding a new upper  bumper plate which is an active part of front flex.  With the new damper design comes a new bulkhead design and upper arm holders for improved geometry.  Awesomatix include the all new ST112 Centering Screws (same as for D2 dampers mounts) which ensure a perfect and straight build to key the dampers and bulkheads to the lower chassis.

View features and more images here

March 22, 2023

Jackie Shum rejoins Yokomo factory team

Continuing to bolster its Asian Factory team having signed leading Indonesian racer Bowie Ginting last week, Team Yokomo has announced that top Hong Kong racer Jackie Shum has rejoined the brand.  Shum previous raced for Yokomo for 4-years before switching to Serpent at the end of 2020 but now returns to the Japanese manufacturer.  Commenting on the switch Shum said, “Firstly, I would like to thank Mr. Lau from Serpent for supporting my racing program in the past years.  But, Yokomo has always been where my heart belongs and I am excited to be rejoining the famous Japanese RC brand. I am looking forward to representing Yokomo in the best way possible for years to come.”

Source: Yokomo []

March 22, 2023

BRCA LMP12 Nationals Rd 5 & 6 – Report

The concluding rounds of the 2023 BRCA LMP12 nationals took place last weekend at the new venue of the Chesterfield club in Alfreton. The Chesterfield club have been hosting 12th circuit nationals for many years, so it was great to be able to visit the club in their new venue following the redevelopment of their previous home.  Stock and modified classes were on track with around 75 drivers competing at the event. This weekend’s racing would see the conclusion of the Stock national championship which was the closest fought competition, having had four winners from four rounds up to this point. Going into the final two rounds the championship was tied between Andy Smith and Mark Stiles, with a further four drivers having the potential to win the championship.  The Chesterfield club now have a smaller track area than previously but laid a technical track that was all about carrying corner speed to maximise lap time. It was a track that rewarded the best drivers and perfect for the championship battle.

Continue reading report here

March 21, 2023

RC Vision announce ‘Club Mod’ initiative

RC Vision has announced a new innovation for their 2023 King of Clubs RC Series, working together with the British Radio Car Association (BRCA) to nurture the best 1:10 electric onroad racing talent across the south of England and the UK, while also promoting grassroots sports participation.  The King of Clubs RC Series will feature an innovative new class called Club Mod, which will serve as a stepping-stone for stock drivers looking to transition to the blue-ribbon modified class and showcase their skills. To further elevate the competition, RC Vision will be offering a unique opportunity for three drivers from the 2023 King of Clubs Club Mod class to be selected for a 3-driver team that will attend a signature round of the 2024 ETS racing series as an official BRCA team, with financial and technical support.  The signature round is expected, subject to confirmation, to be at the legendary Dutch track, AMCA Apeldoorn.

Continue reading here

March 21, 2023

NathoBuilds Setup Board & 7.5 Deg Caster Inserts

New from NathoBuilds products are are this Carbon Fibre Setup Board and 7.5deg Caster Inserts for Team Associated 1:10 Offroad chassis.  Manufactured from 4mm thick 3K Twill Weave Gloss Carbon, the Setup board has been tested on a bunch of out door conditions to ensure that the boards will last years without tweaking and making sure the board stays flat. It also features chamfered edges to prevent the corners from chipping and comes with an included heavy-duty Corflute Travel/ Storage Box that fits perfectly into an Ogio Rig 9800 travel bag.  The 7.5deg Caster Inserts have been tested by some of the Team Associated Australia team and give you +7.5 deg of caster which is great for low bite out door conditions.

View caster inserts here

March 21, 2023

Power HD sign Bowie Ginting

Following his announcement as a Yokomo Factory driver last week, Power HD have just announced the signing of Indonesia touring driver Bowie Nikolas Ginting to their team.  A 14-times Indonesia Champion and TITC podium finisher, Bowie Ginting will focus on 1:10 Electric Onroad and will use Power HD high-end brushless servo S15 for the coming season.  Commenting on the  announcement Ginting said, ‘I’ve been running the servo as a privateer since 2021. The smoothness and reliability are something which took Power HD servos line to another level. I’m more than happy to have this opportunity to represent Power HD officially on my race program!’.

Source: Power HD []