Gerry Esterhuizen

2018 ORE Nationals Round 4 – KMR

The last round of the 2018 South-African ORE national championship was held at Krugersdorp Model Racers at the Key West Track over weekend 03 and 04 November 2017. After Round 3 was cancelled, this event was key in determining the champion as it was three rounds to count for the 2018 championship. Controlled practise was rained out on Thursday but Friday we had great weather and good track conditions ensuring a fast pace for all drivers. Touring Modified With the…

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Awesomatix MMCX-A middle motor conversion kit

Awesomatix have introduced their new limited edition MMCX-A aluminium chassis mid motor conversion kit for the A800X Evo touring car. The set includes an alloy lower deck, a softer top deck compared to the MMCX-2 carbon fibre chassis set, as well as an aluminium motor mount, two 357mm belts, top deck stiffener and small parts. The conversion is a limited edition and it will hit stores soon.

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Protoform D9 electric touring car body shell

Protoform D9 electric touring car body shell Following a couple of teaser images Protoform have fully unveiled their all-new D9 body shell for 190mm touring cars. After much success with the Type-S, drivers requested a less-aggressive body handling feel in specific conditions where traction roll was being combated, or in super low grip when utmost rear traction was needed. Developed through extensive testing, the D9 features smooth, easy-to-drive handling characteristics, helping to achieve maximum lap times consistency over a run.…

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Chassis Focus – Loic Jasmin

Chassis Focus – Loic Jasmin Chassis β€“ Awesomatix A800X MMCX Motor β€“ LRP X22 4.5T ESC β€“ LRP Flow X Batteries β€“ LRP 6400 Tires β€“ Team Powers (handout) Radio/Servo β€“ Sanwa/Highest DLP650 Bodyshell β€“ Protoform Type S Pro Light Remarks β€“ Joining team-mate Freddy SΓΌdhoff in the A-Main here at the World Championships in South Africa, top French driver Loic Jasmin is using Awesomatix’s A800X MMCX.  Like SΓΌdhoff, Loic also felt more comfortable with the Mid Motor configuration on the Welkom RC Arena indoor asphalt track because it offered…

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RC Maker Digital Camber, Toe & Caster setup gauges

New from RC Maker are an industry first line of digital setup gauges for 1/10th EP and GP Touring Cars. The first introductions to the line are two digital gauges, one for conventional touring cars which digitally measures camber and rear toe. This is currently being debuted by Ronald Volker and Yukijiro Umino at IIC in Las Vegas. The second is for Awesomatix Touring Cars which digitally measures the front and rear caster.

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SARDA On-road National Championship Rd4 – Report

The fourth round of the 2017 South-African ORE national championship was hosted by the Krugersdorp Model Racers and held at the Key West Track. Controlled practice was held on Thursday and Friday with great spring weather and good track conditions ensuring a fast pace for all drivers. The 2002 IFMAR Worlds track had received a surface repair and all the contenders used the two months leading up to the event for good practice with club events, practice days and a…

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Caroli & Laubscher win at SARDA 1/12th Series Rd3

The third round of the 2017 South-African ORE 1/12th national championship series was held at the Welkom RC Arena this past weekend. With a tight 2017 RC racing schedule in South Africa some of the 1/12th drivers could not participate in the event but all the championship contenders were present for the four qualifying rounds and three finals. Most of the drivers arrived Friday for some practise and setup on the fast and very high traction track. Practice on Friday…

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RC Maker Tire Line Remover V2

  New from RC Maker is the updated Tire Line Remover Tool. Based off the same concept as the original Tire Line Remover, the V2 is stronger, sharper and safer to use. The tool was designed to cut the centre moulding line off rubber tires, specifically for touring car and formula applications, allowing maximum tire performance from the first lap without grinding or sanding of the tire’s surface.

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