March 18, 2018

Chassis Focus – Ryan Lutz EP

Chassis – Tekno EB48.4
ESC/Motor – Tekin RX8 Gen III/
Motor – Tekin Redline Gen II 1900Kv
Tyres – AKA
Batteries – Protek
Radio/Servos – Futaba 7PX / Futaba S9373 SV
Body – Tekno
Remarks – Wrapping up a convincing win in the EP class, Ryan’s only issue was the weight limit of the race which is different than with ROAR. Used to a limit of a 3200g back home, the S1GP required a minimum weight of 3600g, forcing the use of additional ballast. Ryan had been using the same set-up on his EB48.4 since qualify and the result shows a very consistent pace through out.

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March 18, 2018

Chassis Focus – Yusuke Sugiura

Chassis – Kyosho MP9 TKI4
Engine – OS Speed B2102
Tyres – AKA
Fuel – Klotz
Radio/Servos – Sanwa M12S / Sanwa BGS-XB
Body – Kyosho TKI4 Light weight
Remarks – Suffering a flame out in his semis due to running out of fuel, Sugiura will further fine tune his engine to get a better mileage. Very happy with how his Kyosho performs and still coming on top with the flame-out, the Japan Ace will use his EP final to test some minor changes, however he is convince that may not be necessary.

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March 18, 2018

Chassis Focus – Kaja Novotny

Chassis – Xray XB8 ’18
Engine – FX Engines
Tyres – JConcepts Detox
Fuel – Nitrolux Fuel 25%
Radio/Servos – Sanwa M12S / MKS
Body – Xray Lightweight
Remarks – With the track now well and truly broken up, for the final Kaja will run a softer set-up on his car’s rear diff. Happy with his shock package, he is still considering his selection on his tire’s hardness. Very happy with his run time on the FX engines, to play safe for the finals he will consider having a shorter window and not pushing too much on the fuel mileage.

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March 3, 2018

Chassis Focus – Meen Vejrak

Chassis – Yokomo BD8 2018
Motor – Scorpion RS 4.5T
ESC – Scorpion Vanguard ESC
Batteries – Scorpion 7700mAh
Tires – Ride (handout)
Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Power HD
Bodyshell – Protoform Type S Pro-lite
Remarks – Local superstar Meen Vejrak is the top Yokomo so far in qualifying using the 2018 BD8. Moving away from their standard setup for the tricky conditions at RC Addict, he has gone for softer springs all around and lowered the top of the front shocks down one hole. Making the front narrower by using 3.5mm wide hex adaptors, he is also using the back bone plate, which evens up the car’s flex. Up front he is using a brass front suspension block and a further 15 grams in the bumper to make the car more stable on power. In terms of body the Type S from Protoform has been mounted 2mm forward while the rear wing is fixed as far back as it can go in a effort to get more steering while maintaining stability.

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March 3, 2018

Chassis Focus – Naoto Matsukura

Chassis – Infinity IF14
Motor – Hobbywing V10 G3 4.5T
ESC –Hobbywing XR10 PRO
Batteries – Sunpadow 5600mAh
Tires – Ride (handout)
Radio/Servo – Sanwa
Bodyshell – Montech Racer lightweight
Remarks – Naoto Matsukura is running the IF14 from Infinity with a number of new option parts on the car including a new lower rear suspension mounting block that enables 2 degrees of toe-in to be put on the car as well as a new single screw anti roll bar positioning collar on the rear that allows for a softer setting. In terms of setup on the car he changed to a wider front track width to get the car more stable and changed the diff setup for the lower traction expected today.

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March 3, 2018

Chassis Focus – Bruno Coelho

Chassis – Xray T4 2018
Motor – Hobbywing V10 G3 4.5T
ESC –Hobbywing XR10 PRO
Batteries – Sunpadow 5600mAh
Tires – Ride (handout)
Radio/Servo – Sanwa/BR1 BC 1863X
Bodyshell – Montech Racer lightweight
Remarks – The reigning TITC Champion Bruno Coelho is once again dominating proceedings in Bangkok with his Xray T4 2018. Having tested here in the week leading up to the event, they have made a lot of changes to the shock package to combat the now bumpier surface. Using their experience from the previous 2 years of coming to RC Addict they have been able to setup the car to their liking and also know what diff settings to use for the different time of day. Running a lightweight Montech Racer body they have been playing around with its mounting having not had too much outdoor experience with the shell and now found a good setup. In terms of electronics the new G3 motor from Hobbywing is running on average 10 degrees cooler than what they used last year which has allowed them to run it with more turbo. Finally Bruno is running his new BR1 BC 1863X steering servo which will be available to purchase next week.

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