Xray XB2 steering knuckle Ackermann plates

Xray XB2 steering knuckle Ackermann plates

Xray have introduced new steering knuckle Ackermann plates for the XB2 2WD buggy. Adding to the standard “long” plate are middle and short plates that help to fine-tune the Ackermann angle during cornering. While the standard “2-slot” plate creates a mild steering response the optional 1-slot and 0-slot plates make for a more aggressive steering feeling with the short 0-plate being the most aggressive, making it ideal for tight and technical tracks. The plates are cut from 2.5mm carbon fibre, they come in pairs and are usable both on the left and right hand steering knuckle.

View the 1-slot plates here

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Andy Moore & Hiroyuki Kasuya depart HPI/HB

Andy Moore & Hiroyuki Kasuya depart HPI/HB

In a shock announcement former IFMAR World and EFRA European Champion, Andy Moore as well as team manager Hiroyuki Kasuya have announced their departure from HPI/HB. Both ended their contracts by mutual consent after being with the company for more than 10 years. The news comes after recent problems with the HPI company, in particular HPI Europe which was put in administration in January and we are sure it is not the last team driver to announce his departure in the coming days and weeks. This is what Andy has to say:

I’d like to inform everyone that I have by mutual consent ended my contract with HPI Inc. I want to especially thank Tatsuro Watanabe, Toshihiko Hara and Hiroyuki Kasuya for their help and support over the years. And of course my team mates and work colleagues both past and present for the great times and lots of memorable moments. During almost 12 years together we’ve had some fantastic results becoming World Champions, European Champions, National Champions and multiple TITC Champions along the way. I’d like to wish everyone at HPI all the best for the future and look forward to seeing you all at the track soon.

Read the full statement from Hiro here

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Murray wins Formula class at GT12 Nats Rd2

Murray wins Formula class at GT12 Nats Rd2

Last weekend’s second round of the BRCA GT12 Nationals at MB Models also saw the running of the 1/10th Formula class. The event attracted a total of 34 drivers and at the end it was Andy Murray (Xray) who grabbed the day’s win from James Greener (Exotek). MD Racing driver James Wright was able to snatch the final podium spot to round out the top 3 result.

Source: MD Racing [mdracingrc.com]

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tesla introduce new nitro fuel line

Tesla introduce new nitro fuel line

Tesla have introduced their new line of competition fuel that was developed in cooperation with Runner Time. Available in on-road and off-road specific blends with 16 percent or 25 percent nitro the fuel comes in 4 litre cans with child protection caps.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Murray wins at BRCA GT12 National Champs Rd2

Murray wins at BRCA GT12 National Champs Rd2

Last weekend saw the second round of the 2016 BRCA GT12 National Championship, at the recently opened MB Models Raceway. With 98 drivers booked in, this event was probably the largest and most competitive race GT12 has ever seen. The winner of national round 1, Adam Catchpole (Zen) put in a fantastic run to take the pole position, with Schumacher’’s Andy Murray less than a second behind. James Hart (Schumacher) completed the top 3 on the grid. The A-final saw a spectacular race up front, with Adam and Andy pulling out a gap to the rest of the field as they carried out an intense battle. All eyes were on the battle to see Andy showing much improved form and putting pressure onto the current national champion. This continued until around the half way point when the tiniest mistake from Adam allowed Andy a way through. This battle thrilled the large crowd for the rest of the 6 minutes. Ultimately Andy took the win, his first national victory in GT12, just ahead of Adam. James Hart (3rd) and Aidan Ripley (4th) could break away from the battle for 5th place. 5th to 10th was a super close battle with all 6 drivers finishing within less than 5 seconds.

View the top 10 result here

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TRG114 roll damper with multi-piece piston

TRG114 roll damper with multi-piece piston

Japanese company TRG have introduced a new roll damper with multi-piece piston for their line of 1/10th formula conversion kits. The damper makes use of a machined aluminium body and a multi-piece piston that is made up using bushings of different length and diameter. A shouldered, O-ring equipped delrin bushing on each end reduces oil or grease loss to a minimum compared to the standard 1-piece piston. The damper fits the current TRG114 and also the older TRG112, TRG111 and TRG109 conversion kits.

View more images here

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tamiya Racing Fighter 1/10th 2WD buggy

Tamiya Racing Fighter 1/10th 2WD buggy

Tamiya have introduced the Racing Fighter 1/10th scale 2WD entry level buggy. A facelift of the Neo Fighter, the vehicle, based on the DT-03 chassis, features a long travel double wishbone suspension, oil-filled shock absorbers, a gear differential as well as a new polycarbonate bodyshell. The easy-to-build kit is rounded out by front rib and rear pin tyres on black rims.

Source: Tamiya [tamiya.com]

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RPM Team Durango & Arrma 1/8th wing mount

RPM Team Durango & Arrma 1/8th wing mount

RPM have introduced wing mounts for Team Durango’s and Arrma’s latest 1/8th off-road vehicles such as the DEX8, DEX8T, DNX8, the Kraton, Typhon and Talion. The parts solve the breaking issues associated with the original mounts where primarily the front cross brace holes are cracking. RPM’s solution was to eliminate this hole in favour of a flat plane of solid nylon and on top of that the entire mount builds a curve to help add some impact flexibility during a crash. When running normally, the massive amount of material keeps the wing locked in place, providing stable down force on the rear of the vehicle. The wing mounts contain the support bars only and will require the use of the stock Team Durango or Arrma wing, two stock cross braces and stock mounting hardware.

Source: RPM [rpmrcproducts.com]

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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