Feature Event: AARCMCC Western Australian Titles

What: 1:10 Off Road AARCMCC Western Australian Titles 2015
When: 17-19 April, 2015
Club: West Coast Model RC (WCMR)
Where: Templestowe Reserve, Templestowe VIC 3106, Australia
Classes: 2WD SCT, 2WD Stadium Truck, 2WD Buggy Stock, 2WD Junior Stock Buggy, 2WD Buggy Modified, 4WD SCT, 4WD Buggy Stock, 4WD Buggy Modified
Entries: Here
RC Tech Thread: http://www.rctech.net/forum/australian-events/866464-2015-ace-r-c-models-aarcmcc-wa-ep10-off-road-state-titles-wcmrc-april-17-19-a.html
Website: http://www.wcmrc.asn.au/
Information:
West Coast Model RC is proud to announce we will be hosting the 2015 AARCMCC WA EP10 off-Road State Titles, presented by Ace RC Models!

The event will be held over 3 days April 17-19 on our BRAND NEW, NATURAL CLAY surface and layout!

Proudly Sponsored by:

Trophies will be provided for the following:
2WD & 4WD Concourse
2WD Top Junior
4WD Top Junior
Top Marshal
TQ for each class
Trophies for 1st place – 10th place for each class

The following classes will be offered over the weekend:
-2WD SCT
-2WD Stadium Truck
-2WD Buggy Stock
-2WD Junior Stock Buggy (to be run in conjunction with 2WD if numbers are low – same car specs etc)
-2WD Buggy Modified
-4WD SCT
-4WD Buggy Stock
-4WD Buggy Modified

Entries cost $35 for the first class, $25 for each subsequent class after that
ENTRIES CLOSE APRIL 10, 2015

Control tires:
This is a control tire event, for all classes, the control tires are listed below:

2WD & 4WD Buggy Rear
AKA Rebar Rear Soft – 13108S
Insert – AKA Red Closed Cell Insert (Rear) – 33012
Price: $17 per pair ($11 for tires or $6 for inserts)

4WD Buggy Front
AKA Rebar 4WD Front Soft – 13308S
Insert – AKA Red Closed Cell Insert (4WD Front) – 33013
Price: $17 per pair ($11 for tires of $6 for inserts)

2WD SCT Rear
AKA Gridiron SC Soft – 13003SR
Inserts – Supplied Inserts with tires
Price: $22 per pair

2WD Buggy Front: Open
Stadium Truck Front & Rear: Open
2WD SCT Front: Open

Event Schedule:

Friday April 17 – Practice
Gates open 7am Gates close 6pm
Control tires available from the track from 8am
Timing will be running throughout the day, printouts of lap times will be available form race control.

Saturday April 18 – 2WD
Gates open 6am
TRACK CLOSED
Scrutineering Opens 7am – 8.30am Drivers Briefing & Concourse at 8.45am Qualifying Rounds 9am – 1pm approx Lunch Break 1pm-1.30pm
Finals start 1.30pm
Trophy Presentations approx. 5pm

Sunday April 19 – 4WD
Gates open 6am
TRACK CLOSED
Scrutineering Opens 7am – 8.30am Drivers Briefing & Concourse at 8.45am Qualifying Rounds 9am – 1pm approx Lunch Break 1pm-1.30pm
Finals start 1.30pm
Trophy Presentations approx. 5pm

New kits from Team Durango

Not one, or two, but four new kits from Team Durango have hit the airwaves in the last couple of days.  It certainly signals quite a change in the TD platforms in many ways with four new vehicles in three different categories all based on the same innovative platform.

DNX8, DEX8T, DEX8 and DESC10 are the names of the model and follow a similar naming convention to the previous generation of TD kits.  From the blurb the platform looks to be 100% new with little to no parts carried over from previous kits.  I won’t go through all of the features, because, well there is a lot.  Some of the new design aspects that intrigue me  include

  • The sliding gear mesh where the centre differential, not the motor, is moved to change the gear mesh
  • The active caster inserts which rotate and change out like some of the suspension adjustments on the 210 and 410 kits
  • An apparent focus on ease of maintenance and durability, never a bad thing
  • The partially built nature of the kit with many components coming assembled
  • The 1:10 4×4 SCT based on the 1:8 platform is a good step even allowing it to take 1:8 size electronics!

Find more out about each of the kits at the following links