We’ve followed the rise and rise of Avid RC – David Joor’s company which started out with bearings and has since moved forward in all directions not least in the last months with several 1/10th Offroad releases, over the weekend at the ROAR Nats in Texas we had the pleasure of meeting David and he showed us some exclusive pre-release products, one of them being the new ‘Truss’ 1/8 buggy rim.
Speaking with David, it was clear from the start that the mindset at Avid isn’t typically capitalist, rather than release a load of products that claim to do X, Y & Z and reap the rewards, the thinking is very development focused – ”…our business philosophy is focused on innovation only. If we can’t come up with a way to improve something we just don’t make it. We don’t want to make money on other peoples hard work”
Outer channels, nicknamed the “foam grippers”, remove a little rotating mass at the furthest point but more importantly they help the foam from shifting side to side. The benefit on track is that the car has more stability, especially when you are off power trying to swerve left and right to avoid a wreck or through a set of switchbacks after a high speed section.
Rounded outer glue bead that extends slightly past the tire when mounted to help guide the glue easily into place and to also help protect the bead from having direct contract with ruts which can quickly start tearing the tire off of the rim.
The internal ribbing uses the strength of triangles instead of having straight ribs. The focus of the Truss starts at the center of the wheel so the tighter triangles help keep the torque strength right where you want it when applying all your throttle, at the nut.
The glue bead support ribs, or what we like to call the headboards, are quite small so it doesn’t interfere with the foam and tire doing their work while landing off of large jumps or rough conditions. It feels like you are landing on pillows and allows the foam not to be torn apart from getting sliced from a taller rib.
They have the common features such as the rough glue bead area for better gluing, wheel nut area cut outs to help serrated wheel nuts grab more edges, and the logo inset on the face of the wheel to represent.
This past weekend Luke Richards attended the Novak Shootout at the Summit R/C Raceway. There were about 80 entries with 10 heats and the qualifying format was three rounds of rocket round and one 6 minute main. In round one and two Luke was unable to put together a clean run and qualified 5th. In round three he was on a pace to TQ by 8 seconds with 3 minutes left when it started raining and his pace fell off a lap and he was unable to move up.
REDS Racing is pleased to announce a new update for the 3 shoe “one touch” effortless clutch system: REDS THREE 2.0. The development of the new version 2.0 has affected the clutch shoes 7075 T6 which have been completely redesigned in order to improve the engine performance at low RPM and increase clutch life.
The new shoes are shorter, lighter and designed for engagement during the entire shoe stroke. The shoes are less sensitive to wear and as such life time is increased. The clutch engages at higher RPM range, resulting in more controllable power during acceleration, while still maintaining good handling and performance on jumps.
The clutch can be adjusted tanks to the traditional combination of different springs and shoes. Three different types of springs are available, with a diameter of 0.9 – 1.0 – 1.1 mm, and two different types of shoes: the traditional aluminum 7075 shoes and the optional ones in carbon.
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World Champion Robert Batlle has released one of the first products under his company brand & shop ‘RBR36′ – the lightweight clutch is based on Ultimate Racing’s clutch, only refined and improved a little bit, and if its good enough for the World Champ, we’re pretty sure it’ll be alright for most others! The clutch will be sold with 0.95mm and 1mm springs and is designed with a small shimming on the three pins – helping to separate the shoes. Robert has just released the clutch which is available only on www.RBR36.com priced @ EUR 39.95
During the annual RCX show in Long Beach, California former World Champion Cody King took up the challenge of VRC Pro and starred in the main final – Kyosho’s most recent World Championstarted 4th but dropped back to dead last after lap 1 but then started an impressive come back to win the multiplayer A Main final Short Course Trucks with 0.22 seconds over Tekin team racer Nick Waulet and 1.5 seconds over Associated Nick Sava. 7 Year old Reece Myer TQ’d qualifying but couldn’t cope with the pressure in the A Main, yet… Remember this name, he’s one of Associated’s aces for the future!
The two Codys master VRC Pro – Cody King & Cody Turner
The second round of the Estonian Nationals took place this past weekend at the Luige Racetrack. In the EP class it was Rainer Ressar, while driving for VP PRO, who claimed overall TQ before going on to dominate two out of the three finals securing him the overall win ahead of Tõnu Tooming and team mate Anre Tamme. Rainer stated that the Striker SF tyre was his best choice on the high grip track. Unfortunately Rainer broke his rear diff bearing during the nitro final forcing him to retire from third place.
One of the most recognizable items dropped during the Worlds, the Silencer body style, has now been designed for perfect fit and finish on the Hot Bodies D812 buggy. A brand-new, ground up design, the Silencer, has new elements created for the highest speed circuits. A narrowed, Finnisher stance cockpit allows more fuel tank access, a smoother high-speed transition and increased flow around the engine heat-sink.