Capricorn have introduced the new ONE EFRA 2163 exhaust pipe. Designed for 1/8th scale applications the muffler, made of high-quality material and coming with a shiny polished surface finish, is available from now on as pipe only or in combination with a suitable manifold.
Coming from Capricorn are new shorter shock shafts for the company’s big bore shock absorbers. 2.5mm shorter than the standard shafts the short-type items make for an optimised positioning of the shock pistons, resulting in increased overall traction. In addition the shafts are made of a new material with an updated surface coating making for a smoother finish than TiN-coated shock shafts.
FX Engines and RC America have announced the signing of US top driver, Jake Mayo to their team. Jake will be using FX engines to power his Xray rides for the 2019 season, attending races such as the Dirt Nitro Challenge and the ROAR nationals.
The second kit out of Tamiya’s WR-02CB comical chassis line is the Hornet buggy. Resembling the iconic 1980’s Hornet buggy, the kit makes use of the WR-02CB 2WD stunt chassis that is equipped with black colour shock absorbers, a spring-equipped front bumper, multi-colour wheels and a Hornet-inspired body shell with Tamiya’s new-design driver figure and dual antennas. The kit will hit stores by the end of March.
HRC Distribution have introduced the new HRC Racing HRC 68112CAR low profile servo. The high-voltage compatible servo features dual ball bearings, metal gears, an aluminium middle heatsink section and it offers up to 13kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.04s thanks to a powerful brushless motor. The servo comes equipped with an 80mm all-black receiver wire and it is available now.
Made for the Team Associated B6.1 series of buggies is Schaffner Racing Products’ 30mm side pod fan mount. 3-D-printed and available in different colours, the side pod fan mount come in two variants, for the use on the pinion side of the car or for the traditional endbell side of the chassis. The mounts are a direct fit, they utilise standard 30mm fan units and are available in black, blue or orange colour for layback or laydown transmissions.
Newly-founded Performa Racing have introduced their new P1 Radical 540-class brushless stock motors. Developed to deliver precise throttle response, high efficiency, and greater top speed, the motors feature a highly-machined aluminium can for maximised cooling, they come equipped with a balanced 12.5mm sintered rotor and a fully adjustable and replaceable sensor system. Developed in the USA the also utilise a proprietary Radical stack pattern for higher power and efficiency as well as oversized bearings for higher RPM and maximum durability. The motors are available in 10.5T to 21.5T specifications.
The SITCC season finale was hosted by the ERMC club and held in Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, attracting a good amount of entries. In the Touring Car class the overall TQ was decided in the final qualifiers when the track was at its fastest. Ultimately it was Xavier Deparde (Xray) with the pole position for the four A-mains. In the opening A-main the top qualifier would be able to get a gap on the field, however towards the end of the run Kevin Zwahlen (HB Racing) was able to close in on Xavier and the two would eventually run door to door for half a lap until Kevin managed to bring home the win. A2 then saw Xavier taking a pretty easy win, a couple of seconds in front of Kevin. A3 was again a pretty tight affair. Kevin and Xavier would pull a gap but it was Xavier who would bring home the win by 1.5 seconds. In the fourth and final A-main again the top 2 would open a gap on the field but Kevin went into an error, meaning Xavier would be able to cruise to the win with Kevin coming in 2nd overall as Cedric Ansermoz (Awesomatix) rounded out the overall top 3.