Last weekend the 7th race of the Toulouse trophy in France took place. This race, in its 7th edition was once again a success with more than 35 drivers inscribed.
As is customary it was an excellent weekend of races in which the sponsors as well as the drivers had a great time.
This year there were 3 categories, Open, Modified and as a demo category, the Mini-Z Megane Trophy.
As you can observe in the photos, Trpscale has put out a very limited edition of these car bodies for all event attendees, together with the competition registration.
Escrito por Alex Rubio el 13 Marzo 2010
Alejandro Lopez (Stardard and Expert)
Carlos Lambás (Expert)
Noe Miralta (Group C and Expert)
David Moret (Group C and Expert)
Uri Valdé (Group C and Expert)
Ismael Rojo (Standard and Expert)
Last Saturday morning some drivers were able to train; something really necessary given that the RCP Tracks are set up on the smooth face and both the set up as well as the grip is completely different from what the drivers are used to.
The first problem was the fact that the rear tire was the one that operated. We have tried various compounds, from the studded Kyosho MT10, the PN Racing RR06, Parada, CRR06 and the grip still hasn´t been achieved.
The tires that seem to perform the best, but nevertheless without excellent results, are the 20g MZW 38-20 by Kyosho.
Alejandro Lopez decided to set up the Mini-Z 4×4 and it appears that the combination of 20g Kyosho rear tires y 20g RC Atomic ones, the car gives good results.
Now the pre-qualifiers are taking place and the timing system has been causing a few problems. Due to the use of the Kyosho ICTAG on the track the height of the chassis has had to be altered drastically.
The placement of the plastic underlay in order for the Itag to be used has also led to the cars having to be raised so that the underside doesn´t touch the ground. We have observed that with this 30 lap counter system, whether it be due to the software or the hardware, 2 or 3 laps have to be added manually.
We hope that these time keeping problems can be solved as soon as possible. On another note, the how things have been set up in the hall is really good.
Lots of tables, lots of space, many stalls selling different items; a bar, show case of modified 1:1 cars, as well as a few 1:5 scale car exhibitions.
At the moment, Ismael Rojo is the one who is runing the fastest speeds with an 18’2 time , which is incredible if you consider how long and large the track is that they have assembled.
The Gallery of images from the article commence the qualifying rounds of the Mini-Z Kyosho Masters
- The option of adjusting the height of the arm that supports the friction discs.
- The option of raising or lowering the rear axle through the accesories that come with the motor mount, with which we can further adjust the height of the car.
- The motor acts directly on the mount, meaning that, in addition to reducing the weight of the entire assembly, the metal on metal contact helps to dissipate the temperature of the motor. Furthermore, the fact that the motor runs «free» only on one side and without any type of encasement, it´ll be a good idea to refrigerate it.
- Strictly speaking, the motor mount, allows us to use both 94mm car bodies as well as those with a 98mm wheelbase, provided that they are in MM (Medium Motor) position.
You can see images of the new car bodies for the Kyosho Mini-Z as well as the new Dnano car bodies. You can also see 1/8 scale cars, action figures (pilots) for RC airplanes, air/water -cooled gas motors, air brush work on military vehicles, etc.
Gallery of photos from the article, Nurenberg photos 2010.
The drift is currently one of the most popular disciplines of auto modelling and in this article we´ll give you a bit of insight into how to set up your drift 4×4 mini-z awd. The parts that we will explain have been tested out by our official drivers such as David Moret, Uri Vadé and others; which is what gives us an added guarantee of performance and reliability. If this is the sort of style that you´re into and if you really like controlled skidding then this set-ups article is for you.
Car choice is important given that of all the mini-z cars the Mini-Z MA is the only one that comes equipt with integrated traction on all four wheels. There are several possibilities but the most recommended is by the chassis and car body set. Even though the car bodies supplied may not be what you´re looking for you can always select the chassis and car bodies separately.
It´s important to know that the only car bodies that are valid for this mini-z model are the 90mm and 94mm ones as indicated by the symbols and icons on our web page.
The next step is to incorporate a motor that can be mounted without manipulating the electronics and overheating the motor, given that with this model the motor is housed within the chassis and is poorly cooled. Therefore a good choice would be a stock AWD motor or even a stock ATOMIC motor.
By clicking on these links you can access the technical specifications of these motors.
You can then make these compatible with the rear wheel assembly incorporating a 2 degree aluminium rod so as to converge the rear wheels.
Another vital part are the drift tires. These are tires that are made of a very hard, non-flexible material. They are made of PVC which means that the car won´t have any grip on the ground surface and will allow the car to skid more easily. There are two references with regard to the type of rim to use; either wide or narrow. The wide rim tends to have a base width of 11mm whilst the narrow is 8,5mm. Drift cars normally use the narrow rim, but without a doubt, the wide rim gives a greater showiness to the car.
You always have the option of using nice-looking wheels, but if you change them, be sure that they have a 20mm exterior diameter because if this isn´t the case, the drift tires would´t fit onto the rim.
Greetings to you all,
Recently the Group Z PN Slot 1:28 was held and I would like to leave with you a few graphical documents depicting it.
Starting grid of the first leg
the starting grid of the second leg,
and here you have the final result:
the prizes handed out during the race, courtesy of TRP and Egara Slot.
the winners podium photo, each one of the winners receiving a complementary laser motor courtesy of TRP
in this photo there´s an «infiltrator», given that Ignasi had to leave as soon as he finished the race so they collected the prize in his name.
In the trophy decoration a clear winner was selected as well as a highly disputed second place. The winner was
its owner, being awarded the D. Enjalbert car body courtesy of TRP
the second place, with a difference of only one point -the quality oath of «ferry»- was for
and the photo of its owner, receiving also a car body, courtesty of Egara slot,
in conclusion, I leave you with the photos of the rest of the race participants.
lastly, a car that in the end wasn´t able to participate in the race, but nevertheless will be in the championship to be held in 2010…
Many thanks to all of you who participated, we´ll see you at the next race!!
The winner, Uri Valdé with a one lap lead over Marc who shared the lap with David Moret.
It was a highly disputed final, at a high level and with one common denominator; a Carroceria TRPscale which everyone agrees to be a racing car body that will allow you to achieve the fastest race times.
Photo gallery taken from the article about on tResults of the Mini-Z Racing Wolrd Cuphe Galería de imágenes del artículo Resultados de la Mini-Z PN Racing Regional World Cup en Mataró.
- Sy Brand & T.O.P.
- PN Racing
- Giro-Z Lapcounter
- Arturo Paz
- Francesc Bistue
- Enric Centellas
- Javier López
- David Moret
- Noe Miralta
- Pablo Villar
- Sergi Ulloa
- Noticias generales
- Ayuda a la iniciación
- Noticias TRP
- La fábrica Race Track
- Slot 1:28 GrupoZ
- Slot – Scalextric – GrupoZ
- Team Losi
- Kyosho Mini-Z
- Mini-Z AWD
- Mini-Z MR02/015
- Mini-Z MR03
- Mini-Z Overland
- Mini-Z Monster
- HPI Carson Xmods
As some of you are already well aware, this car body, in combination with the MR02 MM 94 mm chassis has been producing some very good results. For this reason ATOMIC has decided to incorporate this car body, along with the Kyosho bodies, in this championship.
TRP Technical Racing Products, will be present at the super final in November as one of the sponsors of the race and will be participating in it via a stand in the parc fermé of the final.
As far as we are aware, the new MR03 cars will be supplied in the same wat as the 2,4 Ghz ASF. In other words, with chassis,+electronics+car body and the transmitter will have to be bought separately.
Naturally, for those already using the Mini-Z MR02 this is much more practical.