Coming soon from Yokomo are the new aluminum offset rear hub carriers for YZ-2CA and YZ-4. This is intended for the variable set up for upper arm by replacement for several kind of track surface. In use of shorter universal at axel part, enable to get more smooth suspension trace for stable drive in any type of surface. In high grip surface, reducing the chance of high side and higher cornering speed. For the case of low grip surface smooth acceleration control for stable cornering performance. Shipped on May 30th.
1/10 Offroad News
Race report by Malin & Bent:
On Friday we travelled down to one of our favorite astro tracks located in Skien, Norway for round #2 of the Norwegian National Series. This would be Malin’s first National Series race in Norway. Saturday morning started with a 1.5 hour free practice session in 2WD to test tires and adjust setup. Weather was colder than our last visits to the track and the forecast said rain was coming. We got 3 qualifying rounds in the dry where she ended up 2nd behind the very fast local driver Joakim Nicolaisen.
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Ruddog have introduced new aluminium servo arms. The RUDDOG aluminium servo arms do not only look good, they also give you the quality you are looking for. Made out of high-strength 7075-T6 aluminium, they are strong enough to give you a precise steering feel. The servo arms feature also an additional screw to clamp to horn onto the servo for maximum security. Available in two different offset versions, they fit nearly every car.
Schumacher have introduced a new front roll bar kit for the CAT K2 4wd buggy. Tested by their high level drivers and used by Michal Orlowski, this new roll bar kit for the CAT K2 is a great additional tuning aid for the car.
Race report by Kaja Novotny:
The 2nd round of 1/10 buggy Czech nationals took place last weekend on a beautiful track in Janovice. After more than two years organizers decided to bring 1/10 class back to its roots – clay, for which I owe them my thanks. Home club did amazing job and prepared really amazing track for us, thank you very much!
On Friday we had a free practice where I concentrated more on my driving than on setting my cars as this was my first time ever with XRAY cars on clay. At the end of the day I was quite happy with both cars and was looking forward for qualifications. In 2wd qualifications Martin Bayer was the fastest man on track as he TQed all three qualifications and so gained overall TQ with my XB2 finishing 2nd in all rounds and Zdenek Miksovsky lining up 3rd for the mains (all three with XB2)!
H-Speed have introduced a brand new moulded carbon fiber chassis for the Team Associated B5M. The chassis is made from high quality moulded carbon fiber made in Germany. It replaces the original aluminum chassis without any extra work or bits needed. The chassis gives the car an extra torsion flex and and saves extra 61 grams compared with the stock chassis, which is a really good option for any kind of surface.
XRAY driver Kaja Novotny is going to attend RC Mafia off-road series in Nowa Gadka, Poland coming weekend 28. – 29. May to teach you some tips & tricks on XRAY XB2, XB8 & XB8E. The Work.Shop is for free and everyone is welcomed. Be a part of Team XRAY and enjoy the premium support.
First round of Finnish 1/10 off-road Nationals were held at Hyvinkää in Finland. Weather was pretty warm and sunny, and that made the track pretty dusty. In 2wd Joel Valander took the TQ with two first places. Joona Haatanen was starting second followed by Karri Salmela in third. Finals were thrilling between top three guys as they were lot quicker than rest of the field. Joel won first and last leg of triple A-mains.
Yokomo are constantly raising the bar when it comes to innovation and quality, and they announced the finest precision machined titanium screws ever released in RC. These are precisely machine grounded and cut to complete perfection, and offer a true fit, which will see these screws never wear or deform like many other cheap titanium screws available. It is the better quality titanium screw which is finished off with a quality polish which ensures a long lasting shine and finish.
The second round of the Austrian 1/10 off-road nationals were held in the very north of Austria at the wonderful track of the GMAC Litschau. The weather forecast did not look pretty for the whole weekend with a lot of rain and low temperatures predicted. Luckily the race will run without any delays, just the wind and the low temperatures made it really tough.
In 2wd Xray driver Hupo Hönigl took the TQ and won the event with a clean sweep. 4wd was a different story – 4 people had almost the same pace and it was a hard fight from Q1 to Q3. XRAY driver Roland Macho won the first qualifying round, Q2 went to Peter Pinisch and Hönigl will be able to fight back in Q3 & 4 to secure the overall TQ spot in 4wd as well. The finals saw the same fight again; this time it was Marcel Rekettye who set the pace, he just made too many little mistakes and finished 2nd overall. Hönigl wins A1 and A3 and secured the overall win in this class. Peter Pinisch finished 3rd overall with his win in A2. Overall result: