Infinity has released a newly designed gear differential for their IF14 electric touring car. Offering smoother rotation and higher rear traction in all conditions, the differential shafts are now supported by ball bearings for added stability and consistency during runs. Another feature of the new diff design is that the outdrive cups can now be replaced from the outside without the need to open the diff making maintenance quick and easy.
JConcepts have introduced new option parts for street eliminator converted Team Associated SC6.1 trucks in the form of a carbon fibre wheelie bar set and a carbon fibre shock tower. The wheelie bar kit contains carbon fibre rails, aluminium stand-offs, bearing holder and inner race support along with rubber sealed bearings and steel 3mm hardware. This assembly has been designed to work with a 3D printed part available separately from JConcepts’ Shapeways store. The #2714TD bulkhead skid for the wheelie bar is necessary to use existing SC6.1 parts along with the wheelie bar conversion parts to compete the assembly. The JConcepts item replaces #AE71125 which is part of the rear bumper assembly on the SC6.1. An accessory 3D printed net (2715TD) is additionally offered on the JConcepts Shapeways Store. The net is designed to work with conversion parts and can be purchased in white or black colours to match different builds and creations.
Round 4 of the 2019 BRCC N.E.O.S. was held in Puerto Rico last weekend. Raymond M. Soto took the overall GT class TQ after the qualifiers, however it would be Samuel Zayas with the win in the A-main final from Raymond on the 2 spot. Godfrey Franco would round out the top 3 for an all-IGT8 podium.
Coming for Tekin’s Gen3 and Spec-R electric brushless motors are new ceramic ball bearings. Extremely low friction and precision manufacturing provides a noticeable increase in motor RPM output while lowering drag and increasing efficiency. The ball races also fit the older Gen2 and Gen1 motors and they are available now.
RC Maker have introduced the next instalment in their GeoCarbon range, the GeoCarbon front bumper mount for the Awesomatix range of touring cars. Designed to be used with the kit P14-1X lower bumper mount, it increases the bumper’s rigidity, and also the body post rigidity by offering more support around the post. This is a direct replacement for the standard part, and also includes an additional brace to brace the bumper to the bulkheads, preventing the bumper from bending in impacts. This part does not touch the bulkheads but clears by the slightest of margins as to ensure no tweaking. Constructed of high-quality 3K 3mm carbon, it is lightweight and durable, and also super sexy.
Coming from 7075 Special Parts and made for the Kyosho Inferno MP10 is a set of aluminium rear hubs. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and coming with a hard-anodised black-colour finish for wear and looks, the hubs offer improved durability compared to the standard parts and they are usable with the kit’s eccentric inserts and bearings.
Shepherd have announced the signing of German 1/10th on-road specialist, Rico Kröber to their team. The former WRC Racing pilot will campaign Shepherd’s Velox V10 Nineteen 1/10th 200mm nitro kit both at national and international events and he has the following to say about the move:
I am proud to be able to start this season for Team Shepherd with my Velox V10 nineteen at national and international races. Already over the winter I was super integrated into the team and already worked out ideas and exchanged experiences. I’m looking forward to intensive testing, successful races, and working together in this great team. I would like to thank Thilo Tödtmann for his effort and Patrick Schäfer for the opportunity.
The XRS Poland and Polish National finals were held in a joint event in Lodz that attracted more than 130 entries. The race was held in the Zatoka Sportu PL multi-sport facility, making for a perfect venue that saw great sportsman spirit and lots of visitors. In the 2WD and 4WD Modified classes it was Bartek Zambrzycki (Yokomo) with the overall TQ in both categories, while Bartek Zalewski (Xray) secured 2nd position in both classes. Bartek Kramża (Xray), another up and coming driver from Poland, secured the 3rd spot. When the dust had settled after the finals, it was again Bartek Zambrzycki, who took both National Champion titles – for the 4th consecutive year. Bartosz Zalewski came in 2nd in 2WD while Bartek Kramza rounded out the top 3.