The penultimate round of the current Schumacher Indoor Masters Series was held at Worksop this past weekend.
A huge entry once again of 144 competitors showed just how popular this event has become.
Doors opened at the venue at 7AM prompt, some keen racers had already arrived 15 minutes early so had to wait until 7AM for the opening as they were eager to get back on track.
As always the qualifying format was round by round, with the best 2 results to count towards the final and grid position.
In 4wd it was Richard Lowe who was the man to beat, taking TQ in all 4 rounds to line up on pole position, ahead of Craig Collinson and James Helliwell.
In the 2wd class it was Neil Cragg who dominated qualifying taking TQ in all 4 rounds also, this would line him up on pole, ahead of Richard Lowe and Mitchell Fiddling.
4wd A Final
1 Richard Lowe
2 James Helliwell
3 Steven Pierce
4 Craig Collinson
5 Danny McGee
6 Jack Neal
7 Neil Cragg
8 Edward Callan
9 Greg Williams
10 David Hall
11 Mitchell Fiddling
2wd A Final
1 Neil Cragg
2 Danny McGee
3 Richard Lowe
4 Mitchell Fiddling
5 James Hart
6 Eugene Galley
7 Greg Williams
8 James Helliwell
9 Craig Collinson
10 Mark Fletcher
11 David Hall
The final round of this fantastic series is on Sunday 12th March, very few spaces left so please book in as soon as you can.
As always the huge traditional Schumacher raffle will be taking place. There will also be the trophy presentation for the top 10 in each class.
The Schumacher CAT revolutionised off road racing when it was introduced in 1986, being years ahead of the competition.
It became an international success winning British, European, Japanese, Australian, and American championships.
It was updated with a longer wheelbase and Masami Hirosaka went on to win the 1987 1/10th 4WD IFMAR World Championships in Romsey, England.
We are now excited to offer this iconic replica of the car that Masami used to win the first of his many World Championships, and put Schumacher Racing on the map as a leading RC car manufacturer.
The CAT XLS Masami features:
- Ball differentials, which had been invented by Cecil Schumacher in 1978.
- Unique integrator system offering adjustable torque split between front and rear.
- Double wishbone suspension with massive travel.
- Alloy coil over oil filled shock absorbers.
- Full replica decal set.
- Huge steering lock to handle the tightest tracks.
- Front O ring ‘crashback’ system to minimise front end crash damage.
- Compact design with low polar moment of inertia and low centre of gravity gives the CAT remarkable manoeuvrability and balance.
- Tough polycarbonate bodyshell and undertray to keep out the dirt.
- Original Schumacher spiked tyres.
- Accepts period nicad/nimh batteries or modern shorty lipos.
- Accepts brushed or brushless motors.
- Transmission upgrade available to handle modern high powered motors, and create a class leading buggy for historic RC racing.
Further details available soon
Last weekend the Fifth Hungarian Serpent S411 Endurance race was held at Pecs in 'Sportolda' sportshall. This race is running in a unique format. The organisers prepare 6 identical S411 RTR cars. The race starts with the draw of cars among the teams. 4 racers consists of a team, they are allowed to use their own batteries and transmitter, the rest is provided by the organiser team. The race has 6 etaps, 50 minutes of driving followed by 15 minutes service-parks. At halftime everybody is having a lunch altogether while cars are waiting in the parc-ferme. The main goal is to have a lot of fun and tracktime and build a nice team spirit. Each competitor receives a medal at the end of the race.
Video from the race:
Serpent S411 RTR specs and stats:
- Standard Dragon RC electronics (Speedo, Motor, Servo)
- Alu chassis with custom servo-holder
- Alu solid axle
- Alu inner rear suspension bracket
- more than 8100 laps (611km) completed
Sportolda - www.sportolda.hu
Serpent Hungary - www.caryx.hu
Available now from Vampire Racing is the new 6000mAh 80C LiHV competition battery pack. Made from high-quality high-voltage Lithium-Polymer cells with a constant 80C rating the battery offers a nominal voltage of 7.6V, it weighs in at 305g and extensive testing has shown exceptional performance and durability. The pack utilises 5mm tube-type connectors, Vampire Racing's new black design stickers and it is both EFRA and BRCA legal.
Serpent / SerpentAmerica are happy to announce that top electric driver Ethan Erchinger joins Team SerpentAmerica.
Ethan will coop with Ralph Burch and the full Serpent team to showcase the Serpent electric cars in the USA and assist Serpent drivers as needed. Both the F110-SF2 and the Project 4X cars are toplevel .
Good luck !!
The Avid Gold Triad M4 Light Weight Wheel Nuts are anodized with a unique process that makes them reflective to resemble gold plating. The unique Triad design utilizes only three corners of the nut instead of 6 to give the nut its lighter weight, possibly making them the lightest wheel nuts on the market at 0.3g/ea. But don't think this takes away from the torque handling capabilities. With a quality wheel wrench you can crank these puppies down and the serrations will add the confidence you need for keeping them as you shred that PVC.
Gold anodizing is a unique process that is reflective to resemble gold plating.
Extremely light weight serrated wheel, coming in at 0.3g/ea.
Unique Triad 3 cornered nut, uses common 7mm wheel wrenches.
Serrated to ensure they stay on while youre showing the pipe whos the boss.
Open nut which doesn't extend past the tire like popular closed nuts.
Fits all modern 10th scale vehicles in offroad and onroad, AE, TLR, HB, KYO, XRAY)
Available colors: Gold, Black, Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Purple, Orange and Hard Anodized.
Each package includes 4 wheel nuts and 1 AVID mini decal sheet. http://www.avidrc.com/search/?s=AV1047
Triad M4 Light Weight Wheel Nuts | Gold | 4pcs
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RC10F6 Factory Team
1:10 Scale Electric 2WD On-Road Competition Race Car
Team Associated is proud to release its entry to the 1:10 scale 2WD electric formula car racing class, the RC10F6 Factory Team Kit, geared for precision and the ultimate in performance.
Full-scale Formula racing is considered one of the most elite forms of racing in existence, with technology and looks off the chart. The engineers behind the doors of Area 51 put maximum effort into the design of the RC10F6 FT kit to make sure the same could be said about their scaled-down version. With a full cast of setting options, an ultra-low center of mass, and sleek styling, the RC10F6 FT is designed to put you at the front of the Formula grid.
With an increase in entries greater than any class at the highly contested ETS series, Formula is growing at a rapid rate. All aspects of the RC10F6 FT were considered and optimized to make sure it would stand above its competition. Performance, adjustability, durability, and style were weighed heavily, and the RC10F6 FT kit shows its hand with a complete package of adjustments and options right out of the box. From front to back, with graphite control arms, the fully adjustable front end, the ultra-smooth rear pivot, and wings styled after current full-scale Formula rulings, no corner was left untouched. At an affordable price point, the RC10F6 FT comes with everything to assure you will be at the front of the pack. With such a well-balanced platform, it's easy to see that the RC10F6 FT kit is another Champion by Design from Team Associated!
This vehicle needs extra parts to make it operational. Click on the SPECS tab above to see what extra equipment you'll need to make the vehicle operational, such as motor and battery pack.
Prototype shown. Due to ongoing R&D, photos may not match final kit. RC10F6 Factory Team Kit shown on these pages equipped with items NOT included in kit: Reedy motor, battery, ESC, servo, receiver, wheels, tires, body, and pinion gear. Assembly and painting required.
2.5mm graphite chassis for optimized flex characteristics
Front and rear wings modeled after 2017 Formula rules included
FOX(R) Genuine Kashima Coat center shock for minimal friction and extended wear
Chassis design allows for multiple battery configurations
New center pivot design for optimized rear pod assembly
Lightweight graphite axle for increased durability and rigidity
Differential thrust bearing assembly for smooth action and extended life between rebuilds
Rear axle accepts all standard spur gears without adapter
Two steering bellcrank options for fine tuning Ackermann and steering rate
Servo mounts can be switched from "fixed" to "floating" to allow more flex in the front of the chassis
Integrated droop posts for adjusting droop without disassembly
RC10F6 Factory Team Car Kit
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Report of the race from Jorn Neumann:
Last weekend I attended the Lyon GP for the first time. I must say it was one of the best carpet tracks I ever raced on. It was very technical and had maximum traction. Really challenging for driver and the material.
On Saturday it was only 2WD, with 2 Rounds practice, followed by 3 Qualifications and 2 8min mains. After qualifying I found myself in the 3rd position with the brand new Serpent SRX2 MH. A1 was good until the last couple were I just was unlucky, but still finished 3rd. A2 and still the podium was wide open. After a couple laps I could take the lead with a decent gap to 2nd place and cruise to the end to take the overall win!
Sunday and it was 4WD time. This time with the new Serpent SDX4. After practice I was 4th, I needed to find some more consistency as on one lap I was right there. We made some small changes and improved my 5min pace, just unlucky again as a marshall run on the track and hit my car. Q3 was better and I made a safe run to secure 4th on the grid for this time three 5min A-mains.
A1 was a close race between Bayer, Wollanka and me, I finished 3rd just 1.5sec behind. A2 Again a really close race. I was up to 2nd behind Wollanka with just a couple laps to go, but hit a dot and spun out. Finished 2nd just 0.9sec behind.
A3 I got a good start and could overtake Lee Martin after a couple laps. I tried to push hard to catch Bayer, but it was too much and I had a couple of mistakes which put me down. Overall I finished 3rd.
Two times podium was a great achievement. Thanks to all my sponsors.
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We are pleased to announce our new Touring Car platform for 2017 the Mi6evo.
The Schumacher Mi6evo is the latest evolution of Schumacher’s successful “Mi” touring car range. It includes the latest developments from Schumacher’s international racing and engineering team to keep you at the front of the pack.
Like the Mi6, it is superbly engineered and equipped to enable set up changes to be made simply and quickly.
The Mi6evo features sensationally free ball raced wishbones with no slop and with an even lower centre of gravity manages to carry even more corner speed.
Although still as responsive and nimble to drive as ever, the Mi6evo gives class leading consistency and durability, superb for all levels of driver.
With a massive attention to detail the all new Schumacher Mi6evo leads the way in 2017.
The Schumacher Mi6evo..... racing intelligence evolved!
New 2017 Features
- Modified chassis plate with increased cut outs around the suspension mounts for more traction.
- Shorter span, reduced footprint motor mount gives increased rear chassis flex and more rear traction.
- Ability to brace rear top deck without connecting to motor mount for different stiffness tuning.
- Motor position moved 3mm inboard reduces roll.
- Centre line belts for perfect balance.
- Lightweight 5 spoke spool, and lightweight centre pulley.
The latest innovation from Schumacher for the exciting world of GT12 racing is the new ATOM CC.
Alongside the original SupaStox ATOM, the ATOM CC features a carbon fibre chassis and the ability to adjust the battery mounting position.
The CC is ideal for the driver that likes a more responsive and edgy feel to their car.
New -燙arbon fibre chassis for improved response.
New -燗djustable battery position for balance tuning, more forward option.
New -燤ore forward servo position with improved chassis mounting.
New -燬maller steering ball grippa's.
- Lightweight Ball Differential with 3 Screw Wheel Fixing and Carbon Axle (Top Spec)�
- Separate Springs for Independent Roll and Bump stiffness adjustment
- Balanced Rear Pod assembly
- Contact Wheels with Improved Flex and Handling Characteristics (Top Spec)�
- Range of World Championship winning Contact foam available�
- Extra Low Motor Position�
- Lightweight Low Centre of Gravity CNC Alloy Motor Mounts�
Due late February 2017
K173 - ATOM CC - Pro
(Pro Kit shown in all pictures and includes C/F Pro diff, side dampers, left rear wheel clamp and new Atom GT12 wheels - Carbon Fibre chassis)�
K174 - ATOM CC - Sport
(Sport kit has a fixed rear axle with no diff, no side dampers and old style SupaStox rear wheels - Carbon Fibre chassis)�
Conversion from the ATOM to the ATOM CC is possible with the following parts;
U7276 - C/F - Chassis - Atom CC
U7277 - S1 - Side Link Mount - Atom CC
U4968 - Ball Sockets Low Profile -Eclipse - pk4
U7278 - Servo Saver Assembly 23T - Atom CC
U7279 - Servo Saver Assembly 25T - Atom CC
c'est un châssis d'occasion que j'ai eu et refait au propre (changé les poulies,changer tous les roulements par des Avid, changer toutes la visserie, changer le châssis carbon par un neuf, refait le diff arriere et refait l'huile des amortos).
pour les pistons, je n'ai pas les 4 en 1.1 et 4 trous, je vais voir pour commander ca, et en ressort je vais repartir sur ceux d'origine, voir un 2.6 juste a l’arrière.
pour le diff, faut que j'achete de l'huile aussi (je prend que de la hudy de toute facon).
et je vais revenir au réglage de base indiqué dans le manuel de montage.
Merci en tout cas de votre aide, j'ai une petite amical au club (A quincieux dans le rhone si certain connaissent),, je vous dirais si j'ai eu des effet bénéfique.
le circuit pour ceux qui veulent voir le tracé (sinueux qui demande pas mal de directivité pour le coup)
Je suis d'accord avec les deux précédentes réponses.
Ce sont vraiment des réglages très très étranges que vous utilisez là, ce n'est pas du tout équilibré. La T4 en version 2016 est une excellente auto, de plus très tolérante (j'ai longtemps roulé avec, avant de passer sur la version 2018), même avec des réglages approximatifs ou osés. Si le train arrière se dérobe, à 90% c'est le droop (environ 6 devant, entre 4 et 5 derrière, à voir) qui est faux. Autres hypothèses: pneus mal collés, platine supérieure affaiblie ou cassée, erreur de montage, châssis violemment tweaké, triangle et/ou amortisseur coincés...
Solution radicale: démonter et remonter la suspension, remettre le châssis et le support moteur à plat, et remettre les réglages d'origine, qui sont sains et fonctionnent honorablement sur 99% des pistes.
Le système PSS avec les amortisseurs de la 2016, doivent être remplis avec de la 550 XRay, et soit on monte les quatre, soit pas du tout. Avec les pistons quatre trous de 1.1, c'est de la 400 XRay. La viscosité est bien sûr à ajuster en fonction des conditions, mais pas dans des proportions dantesques. Je n'ai jamais vu quelqu'un utiliser les trois trous je crois.
Ouverture 2° c'est trop, et le pincement arrière ce n'est pas assez (3° normalement, et 2.5° quand la piste le permet).
5mm de garde au sol partout. 1mm de plongée, ça n'aide pas.
Partir avec des 2.5 ou 2.6 en ressorts partout, et remettre les 2.5-2.7 devant si besoin de directivité.
Le carrossage entre 1 et 2°, et l'huile de diff entre 2000 et 5000 suivant la piste.
Des photos de l'auto permettraient de voir un éventuel problème.
Alors il y a plusieurs points que je reverrais:
Le PSS pour moi c'est partout ou nulle part, j'enlèverais.
Le PSS demande une huile de 50 plus épaisse que sans.
300 avec 3 trous, ça me semble un peu léger pour des Volante, je partirais sur de la 450 sans PSS, 3 trous.
Les ressorts ca me semble bien
Le pincement arrière peut être repassé à 2.5 ou 3, mais cela ralentira la voiture en courbe.
Le carrossage peut facilement est être monté à 1.5 partout
Inutile de mettre une garde au sol plongeante, 5mm c'est bien
La striker n'est pas une carro qui aide, une boite à chaussures ferait pareil.
Le diff pourrait être en 3000, mais 5000 ce n'est pas catastrophique
Par contre je suis étonné de ne pas voir le réglage du droop (6 devant, 4.5 derrière) et surtout un paramètre souvent sous-estimé, le dual-rate. Lorsqu'il y a peu de grip, il faut réduire le débattement de la direction histoire de calmer les transferts de masses.