Coming from Capricorn and made for their TE04 electric touring car is the MDM mid motor chassis conversion kit. Moving the layshaft and motor to the middle of the chassis, the update neutralises the weight distribution and balance in the car. With the latest generation body shells now providing a lot of steering and downforce, the MDM conversion makes the TEO4 more easy to drive over the duration of a run while corner speed and flow between corners is also greatly improved. The conversion features equal length front and rear belts, making for a more balanced throttle response on and off power. The chassis conversion is compatible with standard and short size LiPo batteries, allowing drivers to experiment with the weight distribution and electric layout in the car to suit their needs. This conversion is recommended for medium to large outdoor and indoor tracks. For drivers who are racing on carpet tracks or high traction asphalt tracks, a new aluminium chassis is also available.
Round 8 of the PDMCC HB Racing Summer Series was held this past weekend. In the 22-minute Nitro Buggy A-final it was top qualifier, Chris Sharpe-Simkiss (SWorkz) with the win from Allan Ward (HB Racing) some eleven seconds behind. Vincenzo Zuccarelli (Mugen) would complete the top 3 podium result a lap down.
Klinik RC have introduced a reinforced carbon fibre bellcrank steering arm for the Team Associated B74 buggy. Machined from high-quality 3mm carbon fibre the arm is 0.5mm thicker than the standard part for improved durability and crash resistance. It is a direct fit and understood to match the stock steering geometry.
Coming from Zen Racing are new carbon fibre aero discs for 1/12th scale pan car wheels. Made from 0.5mm carbon these aero discs are designed to reduce air turbulence for increased efficiency and stability at speeds. The front discs are 33.4mm in diameter while the rear ones are 34.5mm diameter. They are sold as a pack of four, two front and two rear.
The second round of the 2019 Team Powers Cup was held at the Hong Kong based PYC track recently. In the Touring Modified class it was Yokomo/LRP’s Jackie Shum with the overall TQ and win from 2nd place qualifier, Fong King (Yokomo/Team Powers). PC Boy (ARC/Hobbywing) came in 3rd to round out the podium in front of Xray/Hobbywing’s Barry Wu and Destiny/Team Powers driver, Top Man.
Round 7 of the BRCA 1/10th IC National Series was held at the Cotswold track over the weekend. Capricorn’s Kyle Branson was in control of things, taking the overall TQ and also coming out on top in the 30-minute A-main event, a lap in front of new Capricorn teammate and 2nd place qualifier, Alex Thurston. Some eight laps behind the two, to was Capricorn’s Joe Kerry who would round out the top 3 result.
The 2019 Southern Nationals were held in West Monroe, Louisiana this past weekend, attracting 400 entries for the usual mix of nitro and electric 1/8th off-road classes. In the premier Pro Nitro Buggy class it was Tekno RC’s Joe Bornhorst with the overall TQ from HB Racing’s Cole Ogden in 2nd place after the qualifiers. The 45-minute A-main event then saw Cole taking the win some two laps in front of HB Racing’s Spencer Heckert as Joe Bornhorst had to settle for 3rd overall, another 18.5 seconds down. Tyler Hooks and Dillon Caldwell came in 4th and 5th respectively.
The fifth and final round of the Portuguese IC Track Nationals was held at the Radiomodelismo do Porto club over the weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class it was Fabio Ramos with the overall win after a very challenging A—main final from Jose Pequito in 2nd. Paulo Mota would round out the top 3 podium result.