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Chula Vista R/C Race Club hosted round four of the AKA Spring Series on Saturday May 18th. The event had 100 entries. Adam Drake tq’ed truck and buggy with his Nova Rossi powered 8ight 3.0 and 8ight T 2.0 equipped with Pro-Line tires. In the buggy class, Mark Pavidis lined up second for the thirty minute final followed by Carson Wernimont in third. Drake took the victory in both finals by more than a lap. Drake’s Novarossi Keep Off 4 and Keep Off 7 engines provided him with tons of power and exceptional fuel mileage that made it easy to do 10 minute fuel stops in the finals. Adam used Pro-Line Blockades for buggy and Holeshots for truck.
Report by Adam Drake
New optional XRAY XB4 spring sets; the main advantage and benefit of progressive springs is that as the car initially enters the corner they work like soft springs to provide maximum traction. At the same time, when the chassis begins to roll, in the middle of the corner, the spring rate progressively increases until they work like a hard springs which allows the car to maintain maximum cornering speed.
Like all the other XRAY springs, these springs are manually measured, selected and matched into pairs to guarantee precisely equal length and damping characteristics.
#368174 Front Spring Set Progressive – 2 Stripes (2) | #368184 Front Spring Set – 2 Dots (2) – Standard | #368185 Front Spring Set – 3 Dots (2)
#368273 Rear Spring Set Progressive – 2 Stripes (2) | #368284 Rear Spring Set – 1 Dot (2) | #368285 Rear Spring Set – 2 Dots (2) – Standard | #368286 Rear Spring Set – 3 Dots (2)
US Canadian company Clockwork Racing Engines Inc. have released a trio of carburettor inserts (venturis) which they’re calling ‘Nitro-Mizer’- the inserts use reduced endpoint which they say dramatically increases runtime, yet has a small effect on overall power. Whilst limiting endpoints and training your throttle finger are well-known methods of improving runtime, Clockwork say that their ‘unique funnel-oval shape’ restrictor maintains adequate air supply to run strong whilst focusing the incoming air directly over the fuel outlet, thus creating a stronger signal and better overall atomization of the mixture.
“Regular small inserts typically used to reduce fuel consumption directs incoming air away from the fuel outlet and is known to cause a narrow tuning window. The patented pending football shaped inserts aligns perfectly with the end of the throttle slide, and presents less air disturbance and funnels the incoming air and focuses it right above the fuel nipple and gives a nice crisp responsive throttle and a normal tuning window.”
We have been testing these for the last couple of months and have had amazing results with a variety of engine types. We have seen runtime gains as high as 3 minutes on some engines, not to mention a stronger, more stable idle, and improved low end and midrange throttle response.
The most common response has been how “crisp and linear” the throttle has felt. We will be offering these in a package with 3 different sizes as to allow the customer to tailor the throttle response, power-band, and fuel economy to each particular engine, track, and driving style.
Fits: Novarossi, OS, Alpha – Picco available soon. Blue: 4.8mm, Purple: 5.4mm, Orange: 6.0mm.
Retails @ USD 26.00 See Clockwork Racing
Hitec’s charger line continues to expand and impress with the addition of the X1 Touch. Designed with absolute ease and portability in mind, this 55-watt sensation uses an 11 ~ 18VDC power source or an internal AC power supply to provide the versatility all pilots and racers desire. The 3.2-inch high resolution touch screen allows for effortless data monitoring and retrieval. With a built-in internal cell balancer and multiple safety functions, its reliability is rock solid.
Our friends at VP Pro have announced a brand definition – splitting their products into two different categories – offroad and onroad. VP Pro will continue to successfully be the face of all offroad gear – covering 1/8 buggy, truck, 1/10th EL buggy, short course etc. TeamSaxo is the new name for their onroad business – handling F1 and RC accessories, and the exciting news that they will release an F1 kit and F1-200 TeamSaxo car soon.
The 4th annual JConcepts 1:8 Spring Nationals is this weekend at the famous HobbyTown USA Hobbyplex in Omaha, Nebraska. Track designer and race director Alex Sturgeon has created another great layout complete with tricky moguls, off-camber sections and the Plex’s trademark elevation changes. Almost 200 of the mid-west’s best drivers are expected to be in attendance including past winners Kendall Welch, Jason Porter, and Tyler Jones as well as JConcepts driver Barry Pettit, who’s been flown in from the deep south. Practice starts early on Friday, with qualifying on Saturday and mains on Sunday.
JConcepts has incorporated many new features for the Finnisher Tekno EB48, which provide several benefits in the most critical situations. Increased windshield angle provides a steady force upfront during in-flight wind gusts on large jumps. Forward cab placement changes performance / visible bias which helps steering rotation in low traction corners. The side-pods have been simplified and JC chamfered to remove unwanted changes in height to neutralize the at-speed handling. Additional clearance has been added for the steering linkage from servo to bell-cranks to give an extra bit of clearance to the body.
Solid as an organized labor union and united as an assembly line, the P1 Brand “Monogram” Tee is inspired by the mechanized landscape of industrial fabrication. Showcased by an interlocking, alphanumeric monogram, the P1 Brand motto, “Victory is Black and White”, is called out alongside our year of establishment, 2009, and our hometown, Los Angeles, California. Designed and screenprinted in the USA. Fabric is constructed of 100% preshrunk, 5.5oz. ringspun cotton. Our custom, P1 Brand tagless design ensures superior comfort around the collar, while a woven P1 Brand label on the outside, lower hem, completes the look. Available as a black tee with white imprint or white tee and black imprint in adult sizes small-2XLarge.