New from T-Works is this adjustable camber gauge for use across multiple classes include 1/8th and 1/10th offroad as well as 1/10th touring. Machined from aluminium and then black anodised the gauge can measure camber between +3 to -10 degrees, with the angle lockable using the red anodised thumb nut. The surface that you place against the car’s wheel sports a carbon insert that can be removed so that it can still be placed along the centre of the wheel while avoiding any protruding wheel nuts.
MXLR noted that there are a few 1/10 TC setup systems out there which have the incorrect caster scale engraved on them. If the scale is too narrow, its one of the incorrect versions, and your caster setting isn’t actually the number it displays. With these MXLR Caster correction stickers you are able to fix your caster scales without the need to buy a whole new system. They are precisely printed and cut for a perfect fit to the setup system. As a small extra, they added FL, FR and RL, RR marks on the stickers to increase the consistency of your setup procedure by using the same setup system part always in the same spot. Two versions for different Setup Systems are available, for Hudy 1/10 TC Alloy System and for the G-Force & SkyRC 1/10 TC Alloy System.
Coming from Italian brand Pirani RC is this 4mm carbon fibre front body mount stiffener. It can be fixed in both front bumper and front body post of three different car brand, Shepherd Velox, Infinity IF18 and Mugen Seiki MRX-6 and newer models. The stiffener makes the body post and the bumper more difficult to bend so the front body is more flat to the ground.
It was time for the last 1/10 offroad race of the year in Norway, and the biggest event of all is the National Championship Race. This time it was held close to Trondheim City, and the surface was EOS carpet and control tyres for all drivers. No pre practise for the drivers, so same amount of time on track for everybody. First up was 2wd and this year also this class had the “Kings Pocal” as well. The highest mark you can achieve in Norway, and its switched around in different classes, so it sits pretty high to win that trophy. The amount of drivers was good, and the level as well, all the best drivers in 1/10 were gathered to fight for the titles.
This past weekend saw Italy hosting the GT12 European Championship at the beautiful indoor facility of RC Landia in Scandiano. The race was held under the auspices of ACI Sport, the Italian Federation of R/C Model Cars and member of the FIA, and saw a solid participation of competitors from several countries. The race was run with the traditional BRCA regulation for GT12, the most popular in many countries such as the UK and Italy with specific GT12 model cars homologated for the class, 1s batteries, 13.5T motors, no timing ESC and homologated body shells. Furthermore, the choice of the organisers was oriented towards the use of control tires for the class and control additive.
From T-Works for the Yokomo BD10, is this 6mm bearing wheel hub axle set. Available in standard and +1mm offset they help improve traction by joining the wheel hub directly to the wheel axle. This setup requires a smaller bearing on the outside on the wheel hub to accommodate the new axle. The set includes the hubs, spacers, bearings and all parts to convert two axles.
Two new items from Exotek for the Drag Slash and Slash Street Eliminator, the first being this heavy duty 4mm thick carbon fibre front shock tower. Much stiffer for more stable high speed handling, it uses the stock shocks and body mounts. It has optional shock mounting holes for more tuning options but requires removal of the stock body mount. Next up is their heavy duty hardened steel complete CVD axle sets and diff cups. Reduced parts count and all steel construction insures reliable racing without fear of deforming or popping out the stock plastic axle sets. The new diff cups uses 2 set screws instead of the straight pin to remove all of the slop and reduces vibrations.
OfficinaRC are now offering sets for the new Xray X4 of their UFS screws and Titanium ball studs. OfficinaRC Titanium ball studs are perfect for those looking for weight savings with maximum precision, and come in a 14 piece set. With the UFS screws there are two kits available, the first of which is made up of 9 pieces for the top deck only, while the 31 piece set is for the complete car.