September 14, 2017

Chassis Focus – Robin D’Hondt

Chassis – Capricorn C803
Engine – Tesla T21
Tyres – Matrix (Handout)
Fuel – Energy
Radio/Servos – Sanwa
Body – Protoform R19
Remarks – Capricorn factory driver Robin D’Hondt is running a C803 from the Italian factory equipped with an Evo chassis. The Belgian is also using a pair of separate gearbox shaft mounts in order to increase the flex of the rear end, a 6mm lightweight transmission axle, front and rear cvd’s with aluminium wheel axles and a new bumper, which is stiffer and holds the body posts directly.

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September 13, 2017

Chassis Focus – Toni Gruber

Chassis – WRG GTX1.3
Engine – Novarossi Mito WC
Tyres – Matrix (Handout)
Fuel – Runner Time
Radio/Servos – KO Propo
Body – Blitz TS040
Remarks – WRC factory driver Toni Gruber is running the latest version of the GTX from the Italian manufacturer called 1.3. His car is equipped with a brass under LiPo weight, aluminium wheel axles and carbon aero wheel discs. The German is also using an optional chassis where the front cuts are more open in order to achieve more flex.

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September 13, 2017

Chassis Focus – Bruno Coelho

Chassis – Xray RX8
Engine – Max Power RP9.S
Tyres – Matrix (Handout)
Fuel – Runner Time
Radio/Servos – Sanwa/Savox
Body – SRC
Remarks – Xray’s top driver Bruno Coelho is running an RX8 equipped with a number of option parts. His chassis is fitted with an 80g tungsten under LiPo weight and an additional 30g cylindrical weight, while the transmission features a 30T centre front pulley. The Portuguese ace is also using aluminium wheel axles and servo saver, and a set of graphite hard suspension arms.

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September 12, 2017

Chassis Focus – Simon Kurzbuch

Chassis – Shepherd Velox V8 Simon Kurbuch Edition
Engine – Novarossi Mito WC
Tyres – Matrix (Handout)
Fuel – Energy
Radio/Servos – Futaba
Body – Xtreme Aerodynamics R18Strong
Remarks – Defending World Champion Simon Kurzbuch is running a Velox V8 from German company Shepherd equipped with a few option parts, such as aluminium wheel axles, a set of top titanium screws and a brass under LiPo weight. His car is also equipped with a complete set of Brilliant bearings.

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September 12, 2017

Chassis Focus – Jesse Davis

Chassis – Creation Model Infinity
Engine – OS Speed R2013
Tyres – Matrix (Handout)
Fuel – Runner Time
Radio/Servos – Sanwa
Body – Protoform R19
Remarks – Australian driver Jesse Davis is running an updated rear end on his Infinity car. The bulkheads are now narrower with the arm pins closer to each other, while the brake has been moved to the gearbox axle. The bulkheads also feature easy access to the rear axle and the lower shock position has been moved to compensate for the different arm position. Featuring a new chassis to work with the different bulkheads, Jesse’s car also sports a new battery plate with an extra screw, that allows the user to play with the flex, and a new longer front bumper.

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August 4, 2017

New in the Pits – JConcepts

We caught up with Jason Ruona in the JConcepts cabin, where he introduced us to their newest tire called Kosmos. A “hefty medium pin tire”, as Jason described it, the Kosmos is a result of many recommendations by their Eeuropean drivers as well as the input from some Aussie drivers. Placing itself in between the Reflex and the Detox, the new tire is a great option for abrasive tracks where a heftier pin is needed. Also coming from the American company is a pre-production silicone parts tray that features holes to hold in place most buggy differentials.

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