Schelle Racing have introduced 2 new V2 piston pairs for the Team Associated B6 and B64. First is the 2 hole split 1.6 and 1.7, commonly used in 2wd front to gain more steering indoors. Also for the 2wd or 4wd rear, the 3×1.5 Bevel Piston is a perfect complement to 3×1.4 front pistons in bumpier conditions. These 2 new pistons plus the other 6 go-to sizes are included in the new Schelle Tuning Set of 8 pair screw-on type V2 pistons (fits B6, B6D, B64, B64D). The set also fits screw-on V2 shock shafts which are upgrades for B5, B5M, B5M Factory Lite, T5M, and SC5M.
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Hirosaka, Cavalieri and Ronnefalk are big names of RC but have you heard of Schmid? The Swiss marketer signs responsible for many different tasks related to the Neidhart brands (Team Orion, HB Racing, Peak Racing, nVision, HMX). We have met Lorenz and talked with him about their latest developments, digital transformation, his career and his latest hobby where he just launched a crowdfunding campaign.
Probably every RC enthusiast in the world knows at least one of the Neidhart brands (Team Orion, HB Racing, Peak Racing, nVision, HMX). Can you explain what you are responsible for?
First, I would like to say that our boss Philippe Neidhart built up an extremely strong team since the founding of the company in 1987, with many of the members working for the company for more than 20 years. It is thanks to this team that we can work efficiently and react quickly to market changes. All my colleagues are very passionate and talented, and everyone has many different responsibilities; so have I. For Team Orion, Peak Racing, Nvision and HMX I am in charge of the marketing and the graphic design such as logo design, packaging design, the catalog and website or product photography. I am also grateful that I had the chance to develop the touch screen chargers for the brand, including product and software design. For HB Racing marketing I am working with Kent Clausen in the US who has accompanied the brand since its beginning at HPI. For all the brands as well as the Neidhart distribution activities in Switzerland, I oversee the IT and web activities which have become more and more important, as well as legal aspects like trademark and product design protections.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced new aluminium rear gearbox brace for the Team Associated’s 6th generation 2WD vehicles. The aluminium rear gearbox brace adds much needed precision and durability to the rear section of the B6 and B6D. Replacing the standard composite part with an ultra-precise and more durable alloy part helps to get that peace of mind when the going gets tough on the track. Both the gearbox and anti-roll bar mounting threads will not strip as easily as composite material does while the rigid construction adds additional strength to the rear section of the vehicle. Available in black or blue anodising and coming with silver edge details the gearbox brace also looks the part.
The first Belgian/Dutch National of the season took place this past weekend at the BPT track in Soignies, with both countries as usual combining for the National championship. This would also be the first national with his new rides for recent Schumacher signing Wesley Van Helmond and he started well by taking TQ followed by Thibault Jacqueloot and fellow Schumacher driver Brent Ausloos in third. After some close racing, Wesley took the win by taking victory in the first two legs. Thibault Jacqueloot in second and Bruno Heremans in third rounded out the top 3. In 4wd qualifying Brent Ausloos took the TQ, Erik Michiels lining up 2nd and Wesley in 3rd. Both Brent and Wesley were challenging for the win, in the end, Brent would take the victory with Wesley a close second and Erik Michiels in third.
Yokomo have released new optional rotors for Racing Performer M3 series motors. These optional rotors will change performance either higher RPM (7.25mm) or higher torque (5.0mm) in accordance with the drivers preference and racing conditions.
T-Work’s have introduced two rear stiffener bushing sets, in aluminium and brass for the Serpent SDX4. The bushings are machined from high-quality aluminium or brass and they anodised in black with silver or gold chamfered edge details. A aluminium rear stiffener bushing set includes 5 pcs while the brass rear stiffener bushing set includes 2 pcs.
This past weekend were held the 2017 WA EP State Titles at the MORBC track in Perth, Australia. In 4WD Modified Buggy, Josh Pain will take advantage of the mistakes of some drivers in the final Main to took the win from Kyle Francis in second and Riley Papalia in third.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced the new battery thumb nuts for the Team Associated B6 series of vehicles. They are larger in diameter for improved grip and easier battery swaps. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, they sport silver chamfered edge details for looks and an anodised surface for wear. The thumb screws are a direct replacement usable with all common B6-series battery braces and available in black or blue anodising.