July 14, 2024

Hoppe wins ENS Round 2 in Austria

Shepherd Micro Racing’s Lars Hoppe took the win at the second round of the Euro Nitro Series, the German winning the final in Aigen, Austria, ahead of reigning Champion Toni Gruber.  In qualifying it was the Mugen Seiki of 2024 Championship leader Simon Kurzbuck who took the TQ.  Winner of the season opener in Ettlingen, Germany, the former World Champion topped 3 of the 4 qualifiers with Hoppe the only other driver to top a round with the fastest time in Q2 to secure P2 on the grid.  In the 45-minute final, Kurzbuch looked to have the race under control leading from Hoppe and the Capricorn of third place qualifier Gruber however the Swiss driver’s engine would stop approaching the 20-minute mark.   Taking over the lead, Kurzbuch losing over 4-minutes in the pits, Hoppe would see off the challenge of Gruber eventually winning by 3/4 of a lap from the Gruber with the Infinity of Teemu Leino completing the podium a further 8-seconds back.  Kurzbuch would finish P8.  In 1:10 it was the Infinity of Jilles Groskamp who took the win from the TQ spot ahead of the Capricorn of reigning Champion & Round 1 winner Melvin Diekmann.  Infinity’s Milan Holthuis completed the podium.

Image: Lars Hoppe [Facebook]


July 14, 2024

Huge RC in Thailand new hosts of Nitro Touring Worlds

Following the cancellation of the 1:10 Nitro Touring Worlds in Costa Rica due to noise issues earlier this week, IFMAR has announced that event will now take place in Thailand at the Huge RC Circuit in Bangkok.  With the FAMAR Blok informing the World Governing Body that it was unable to host the 10th running of the Worlds for the category, previous hosts FEMCA, as per IFMAR’s own General rules, was contacted about staging it.  As a previous host of the championship, former Electric Touring Car World Champion and Huge RC track owner Surikarn Chaidajsuriya quick off the mark in offering to take on the event which is less than 5-months out, the original dates remaining unchanged.   The decision to award the championship to Huge RC is a safe option for IFMAR who have had a challenging 2024 season in terms of World Championship events.  Earlier in the year Brazil failed to get permits to run the 1:8 Offroad Worlds resulting in its cancellation before the Redovan track in Spain, hosts of the previous Worlds, was awarded the race – a first in the history of the sport of a track hosting back to back Worlds for the same category.  Last week IFMAR also had to deal with the complete cancellation of the Large Scale Worlds.  This will be the fourth time Thailand and the city of Bangkok has hosted the 1:10 Nitro Touring Worlds.  RC Addict hosted the 2012 & 2022 editions and now Huge RC, where in 2014 Alexander Hagberg took the title , will run the race for the sport’s greatest prize for a second time.

View IFMAR announcement here


July 12, 2024

MonTech SBS (Silent Body Spacers)

Italian bodyshell producer Mon-tech Racing has introduced SBS (Silent Body Spacers) for racers tired of annoying rattles and vibrations in their bodyshell.  This new accessory eliminates unwanted noise and vibrations for a smoother, more enjoyable ride.  Made from soft neoprene, SBS spacers simply insert into the body posts of your RC car, effectively cushioning your bodyshell and preventing those irritating rattles.  They are available in convenient blister packs of 8 pieces.

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July 11, 2024

Xray X4 CFF Extra Soft Upper Arm

New from Xray for its X4 1:10 Electric Touring Car is an Extra Soft CFF (Carbon Fibre Fusion) Upper Arm.  The extra soft arm with thinner carbon generates more mechanical traction of the car and improves side traction.  While the softer arm is slightly more fragile, it is recommended for very low & low traction asphalt and carpet tracks.  The upper arm shape conforms around the inner shock position for proper clearance without compromising strength and improve steering and both forward traction and lateral traction.  This design improves durability and eliminates radial play for maximum precision and control from the upper arms.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


July 11, 2024

WIRC GT4R-1 1:8 GT Chassis

Italian Onroad and Offroad chassis manufacturer WIRC Racing has released its latest 1:8 GT kit, the GT4R-1.  Teasing the release of the new car over the last few weeks, the key features of the latest kit is a new suspension design that boasts an 11 mm lower front and rear suspension for enhanced stability. The car includes a redesigned radio plate and optimised weight distribution for improve car control. Additionally, the GT4R-1 is equipped with a new braking system which is says ensures reliable stopping power.  Earlier in the year WIRC announced a new larger brake disc for its 1:8 GT Nitro chassis.

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July 11, 2024

MonacoRC Sidewall Tires Electric Gluer Carbon Look

MonacoRC has released a new Carbon Look Tire Sidewall Electric Gluer which its says it ready to revolutionise your track experience with its incredible practicality.  This tool is designed to be your perfect ally, ensuring efficiency and style in an extremely compact format.  Small, lightweight, and compact, it measures just  5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm making it easy to carry as it takes up very little space in your racing gear.  Despite being 3D printed, the case features a carbon look finish that gives it a sleek and professional appearance.  The wheel dragger is cleverly housed within the same case, allowing for neat and protected transport and activation is done via a switch integrated into the case, maintaining a clean design without protruding elements.  Operating with a C123 battery (not included) that ensures long-lasting performance and easy replacement the Carbon Look Tyre Sidewall Electric Gluer is ideal for those who need an effective device to always carry with them, without the weight and bulk of traditional track tools.

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July 11, 2024

OfficinaRC A800 Titan Body Tuck Screw

In its latest product release, OfficinaRC has added this Titan Body Tuck Screw intended for the Awesomatix A800 1:10 Electric Touring Car.  When attention to detail makes all the difference, OfficinaRC offers the highest quality and performance with the screw produced in Italy from certified titanium.  Titanium offers superior strength and lightness, improving your model’s performance.  A refined look that sets your model apart from others, being produced to high-quality standards ensures long-lasting durability and consistent performance.

Source: Monaco RC [monacorc.com]


July 11, 2024

Raceform 1:10 Onroad Lazer Rig electronic upgrade

Following on from the electronic operation upgrade of its 1:8 Buggy tyre gluing jig, Raceform has announced that it is now offering an option to upgrade their 1:10 Onroad Lazer Jig.  The innovative attachment transforms your existing jig into the first-ever portable, electronically-assisted tyre gluing system which also doubles as Side Wall Gluer.  It offers you effortless, consistent gluing as you can focus on applying glue, not turning the wheel.  You can also say goodbye to CA glue contact, eliminate the risk of getting glue on your hands.  Long gluing sessions become a breeze meaning mo more wrist fatigue.  The upgrade is simple with it installed easily on your existing 1:10 Lazer Jig is approx 3-minutes.  Once fitted it will work with any power bank, charger, or USB outlet and most RC chargers.  The 6500mah Power bank provides 7+ hours of continuous use.

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