June 18, 2024

Team Associated RC10B7 -4mm Short Chassis

Team Associated has released a new -4mm length chassis option their RC10B7 and RC10B7D 1:10 2WD Buggy.  The chassis is a good tuning option for further wheelbase tuning.  The short chassis generally provides better rotation and more forward bite, which is beneficial across a variety of track conditions and layouts.

Source: Associated [associatedelectrics.com]


June 18, 2024

Yokomo MS1.0 option parts

Yokomo has released a number of new option parts for its competition level MS1.0 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  A new main chassis for MS1.0 is made of FRP material with soft resilience.  This makes it especially effective on low-grip surfaces and adapts well to uneven road surfaces, enabling efficient traction gains.  Also new are 10 gram per side front ballast weights.  Made from heavy brass, it effectively utilises the tight space inside the suspension arms to increase front traction during acceleration.  The contact area to the chassis is also minimised so as not to spoil the flex of the chassis.  A new turnbuckle adjustable upper arm set makes the most of the MS1.0’s greatest feature, the linkage-type upper A-arm.  This single set of front and rear upper arms allows for camber changes as well as fine caster angle adjustments.  Finally in the release are button head screws 2mm thick and 10mm long which are also meant to be used as a body stopper installed on the upper arm of the MS1.0 touring car.

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June 18, 2024

Vigor RC MS1.0 Alu Gear Differential Housing

New from Vigor RC is this Aluminium Gear Differential Housing for the Yokomo MS1.0 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  Also suitable for the BD12,  the housing is made from 7075 Aluminium and features a long lasting and low friction POM pulley.  The aluminium housing provided a more smooth differential and makes for more stable gear diff oil temperature.

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June 18, 2024

GForce announce new ‘Hayate’ drift brand with Masami

Following their very successful collaboration with legend of RC Masami Hirosaka and his father Masaaki on producing the limited edition MX-4 Forever buggy release, G-Force Hobby has announced that it is to venture into the world of RC Drifting with the multiple World Champion.  The Japanese manufacturer has decided to launch ‘Hayate’ exclusively for drifting with Masami conducting all the testing and product development.  G-Force say the aim of the RC Drift brand is to ensure no compromise in all aspects of “quality, performance, and price.”  The first product in the Hayate range are wheels developed in combination with champion manufacturer Topline and Masami.  The first release is 4 types with different hardness and colours with offsets of +6 and +8 respectively.  Having been a team driver and brand ambassador for Yokomo for 30-years before leaving after the manufacturer in 2019 when it was sold by its founder Tomoaki Yokobori, the now 54-year-old record holding IFMAR World Champion appears to have developed a promising partnership with G-Force Hobby.

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June 18, 2024

Infinity confirm drivers for 2nd edition of eSIC

The organisers of the Electric Singapore International Challenge (eSIC) have announced that Infinity is to once again attend the second edition of the electric touring car race which takes place on 14-15th September.  One week before the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, eSIC is headed up by Singapore’s top international touring car driver Nicolas Lee and JK Chhua and is hosted by the Marine Parade Radio Control Modellers Club.  Aiming to bring back racing in style in Singapore with the creation of one big international weekend for onroad racers, last year’s event saw the Mugen Seiki of former World Champion Ronald Volker take the win ahead of Nicholas Lee’s Yokomo and the Infinity of multiple World Champion Naoto Matsukura.  This year former World Champions Jilles Groskamp and Andy Moore together with Viktor Wilck, Chavit and Trin will represent the Japanese manufacturer at the event.

Source: eSIC [Facebook]


June 18, 2024

Sparko F8 17.5 Caster Blocks

In response to popular demand, Sparko Racing has created a 17.5 Caster Block option for its F8 1:8 Buggy platform.  This provides owners with a middle setting to their current caster options.  Using the 17.5 blockd will lower initial steering response, increase steering at corner exit and handle bumps better from the kit standard blocks.  The latest blocks also get added support to increase durability.

Source: Sparko Racing [sparkoracing.com]


June 18, 2024

OfficinaRC Mi9 Aero-Bumper

OfficinaRC has released it Aero-Bumper for the recently released Schumacher Mi9 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  The Aero-Bumper project was born with the idea of not leaving unexplored the solution of using airflow to increase performance on scale models.  It is no secret that in recent years aerodynamics has perhaps been the aspect that has most influenced motorsport in general.  From this consideration, Aero-B was born – Bumpers designed to channel air onto the front end and increase steering control at medium and high speeds.  In addition to the aerodynamic aspect, a lot of work has been done in the choice of materials to create it.  The Aero-B is created using 3D printing with MSLA resin printing technology using a combination of ABS+TPU techno-polymers that give it good resilience with a lightweight.

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June 18, 2024

Team Associated RC10 40th Year Anniversary Pin

As part of their commemoration of the 40th year anniversary of the iconic RC10 buggy that took the world by storm in 1984, Team Associated has released this limited-edition pin.  Forty years later, it has not lost its popularity nor its winning touch as the American brand’s flagship 2WD electric buggy iterations continue to win races, having picked up twelve IFMAR World Championships along the way and countless other titles.  The pin is available exclusively on RC10.com in limited quantity with a serial number on back, which are randomly distributed, and measures 1.25″ x 1″ (3.18cm x 2.54cm).

Source: Associated [associatedelectrics.com]