VRP have released a set of aluminium radio tray mounts for the Mugen MBX8 buggy. As the buggy’s engine heats up, it causes the stock plastic mounts to flex, making for inconsistent servo inputs. The alloy mount however will provide a more stable radio tray that will not give or flex compared to stock plastic mounts. The items are machined from American-grade 7075 aluminium and they come black anodised, with machined silver edge details and laser-engraved markings for looks.
The second round of the Spanish 1/10th Electric Touring Car Nationals was held at the Pical Radiocontrol club in Valladolid this past weekend. In the Touring Stock class it was Luis Enrique Carrasco Cuevas with the TQ and win in the 8.5T Stock class from Luis Moreno Eugenio 2nd and Enrique Parrizas Ruiz in 3rd.
Coming soon from Carisma Scale Adventure is their new 1976 Ford F-150 SCA-1E LWB truck. The rig builds on the chassis introduced with the SCA-1E Coyote but it sports a longer 324mm wheelbase as well as a new forward-bias battery mount position for improved crawling capability. Other features include a chassis-mounted steering servo for added scale realism and symmetrical 1.9 true beadlock wheels with soft compound 110mm all-terrain scale tyres. The truck comes with an ARC-1 speed controller with refined throttle control for smoothness and the vehicle is decked out with an officially-licensed Ford F-150 body shell.
The 2018 Muchmore Race Italy was held at the Piabosco track this past weekend. The race took place on a newly-built track whose smaller size and technical layout was highly praised by the drivers. Classes run were Touring Modified, Touring 13.5T Stock, LM 21.5T and Beginner. In the premier Touring Mod class it was Yokomo’s Yannic Prümper with the win in a rainy A-main, taking the title in the very last turn. Infinity’s Marc Rheinard came in 2nd as Yokomo’s Michele Manzo had to settle for 3rd overall.
Coming from Arrowmax is a dedicated gauge to check 1/10th electric touring car body shell dimensions. The handy tool ensures a 1/10th EP touring car body shell is within the ISTC and BRCA rules in terms of overall height, wing dimensions and wing position. The gauge is made of black anodised aluminium and sports gold-colour edge details as well as easy to read markings.
The 2018 JMRCA Japanese Touring Nationals took place at the 2in1 Circuit in Takahara, Japan this past weekend. Infinity’s Jin Sawada took the TQ in the Touring Modified class and he also brought home the overall title after the main finals, making it a back-to-back championship for the brand that also locked out the 2 and 3 spots of the podium courtesy of Naoto Matsukura and Akio Sobue.
JC Raceway played host to round 3 of the BRCA Rally X championship this past weekend. Kyosho’s Elliott Boots took the overall TQ and he would also bring home the win in the 45-minute A-main encounter from Infinity’s Lee Martin, who grabbed the runner-up spot a lap short of Elliott. Another ten seconds down it was Team Associated’s Neil Cragg who would round out the podium result in 3rd. Jonathan Skidmore and Graham Alsop completed the top 5 results.
RC Speed Secrets have introduced a set of Next Level hybrid ceramic ball bearings for the Awesomatix A800 series of touring cars. The kit includes 14 high-performance ball races that scrub about 21 percent of weight compared to popular ABEC-3 ceramic bearings while the stainless steel construction ensures high corrosion resistance. Overall the hybrid ceramic bearings will slightly reduce natural drivetrain drag for improved acceleration and top speed while reducing motor and speedo temperatures.