The second round of the popular MRC Longwy Winter Series was held in Longwy, France last weekend. In the Touring Modified class it was Freddy Südhoff with the TQ from Lucas Urbain in 2nd and Remi Callens on P3. After the triple A-mains it was again Freddy Südhoff on the top spot as Remi and Lucas swapped places in the final order. Cyril N’diaye came in 4th.
Xray have introduced a graphite-reinforced centre diff mounting plate set for the XB8 1/8th scale buggy. The specially formulated composite material offers increased strength and a lower weight while being extremely heat resistant, offering improved stability then running long mains or when the ambient temperatures are high. The sets includes a single bulkhead side, consisting of an upper and lower case, as well as a brake disc guide.
Coming soon from SkyRC is their new Toro TS150 Pro brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale vehicles. Designed for buggies, trucks and monster trucks but also usable for 1/8th on-road kits, the 150A-rated controller offers an aluminium heatsink case, a 6V high-power BEC system with up to 8A, as well as a multitude of software features that include adjustable timing as well as throttle and brake curve adjustment to name just a few. The controller is adjustable using SkyRC’s Progbox or WiFi module and it comes including a heavy duty fan unit that is meant to be a lot more durable compared to standard fans – even when running in demanding track conditions and on track with large jumps.
The third round of the 2018/19 BRCA 1/12th nationals took place in Tamworth last weekend. The Tamworth club laid a fantastic looking track on their new Primafelt carpet and with a capacity entry of 80 drivers everyone was treated to a fantastic weekend of highly competitive 12th circuit racing. On Saturday racers competed in the 13.5 blinky stock championship with the field split into F1, F2 and F3 grades. In the F1 class Andy Murray broke the dominance of David Spashett and Ollie Payne with their Roche cars by putting his Schumacher onto pole position. Ollie lined up second with David, a very close third, seven tenths of a second behind. Mark Stiles and Ben Vincent were also on the same lap and with the top five covered by five seconds it was sure to be a close fought race.
Available from Toni Gruber’s Scorpion brand are competition-grade after run and air filter oils. Both were developed in cooperation with the Pepe Group with the after run oil ensuring maximised engine life as it keeps the engine internals in best possible shape when the engine is not in use for a longer time, for example over the winter season. The chemical neutralises corrosive residue, preventing harming rust build-up. As for the air filter oil, the sticky sauce prevents dust from entering the engine, ensuring prolonged engine life while ensuring best possible airflow at the same time. Both oils are available in 50ml bottles.
HRC Distribution have introduced the new HRC Racing 4000mAh round hardcase LiPo battery pack. Designed to fit any kit that requires NiCD or NiMH racing-pack-style batteries, such as many Tamiya and older Kyosho cars, buggies and trucks, the pack is also ideal to power nitro starter boxes. Housed in a hardcase for protection the oval diameter battery is built from quality 40C cells, making it ideal for stock and mild modified motors. The pack comes pre-wired with an industry-standard balancer port and either and T-type or Tamiya-style plug.
Made for Sanwa’s M17 high-end transmitter is a new screen protector set from Hiro Seiko. It is made of a newly developed material to support the transmitter’s touch screen ability while also protecting it from fingerprints, scratches, as well as water and oils. The set includes two pre-cut sheets and it is available now.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Xray T4 and Yokomo BD9 touring cars is a carbon fibre spur gear plate. The item is a direct replacement for the standard composite part and it adds stability to the centre layshaft, pulley and main gear area. It is a direct fit for the above cars and available now.