Robert Batlle moves to Novarossi

Robert Batlle moves to Novarossi

Novarossi have announced the signing of a long term agreement with Spanish driver and Team Associated factory driver Robert Batlle. The 2007 European Champion and 4 time consecutive Spanish National Champion ends his relationship with GRP engines and joins the Novarossi ‘Super Team’ of Adam Drake, Yannick Aigoin, Jerome Aigoin, Darren Bloomfield, Martin Bayer and Billy Fisher with more announcements expected.

Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Yokomo BD5 Flex chassis plate

Yokomo BD5 Flex chassis plate

New from Yokomo for their BD5 touring is this new special flex chassis. Used by their team to finish 1-2-3 at the Japanese touring car nationals, this new carbon fibre chassis plate has been designed by Umino Kojiro to be used in combination with a front one way on lower grip surfaces such as those on outdoor tracks as well as on very tight indoor tracks to give more grip and steering. Available in a limited quantity only.

Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Reedy Wolfpacks now Deans Ultra Plug equipped

Reedy Wolfpacks now Deans Ultra Plug equipped

To satisfy the demands of enthusiasts worldwide, Reedy Wolfpacks are now available equipped with Deans Ultra Plug Connectors in 6-cell 7.2V and 7-cell flat 8.4V versions. Wolfpacks are assembled using Reedy’s high-tech NiMH sub-C SC-R cells which features high capacity for extended run times while delivering maximum output thanks to its current carrying capabilities and ultra-low internal resistance. To improve power output, prevent meltdowns, and increase reliability, an industry-standard Deans Ultra Plug connector has been fitted and to further minimize power-robbing resistance and heat, welded connections between each cell and thick 14AWG silicone power wires ensure maximum performance and reliability. An adapter is also available that allows you to charge these new packs with chargers that use a Tamiya-style output.

Source: Reedy [reedypower.com]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

O’Donnell $120,000 R/C Racer Reward$

O’Donnell $120,000 R/C Racer Reward$

O’Donnell Racing has just announced what they claim is one of the biggest contingency programs ever to hit the R/C industry. Drivers will have the chance to share in up to $120,000 in total prize money by using O’Donnell Racing Fuel, and finishing ‘in the money’ in select regional and national events. And it’s a program with a twist, every payout for ‘Joe Racer’ is bigger than the one a team driver would get. There are cash prizes for the top six A-Main finishers in select national and regional races. More cash prizes for first-place finishers in R/C Pro Series A-Mains including the Intermediate, Open and Pro classes. Cash bonuses for taking TQ in every one  and more cash bonuses for winning ROAR and R/C Pro national championships.

For full program details visit O’Donnell Racing.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

AKA Pre-mounts on Pro-5 wheel

AKA have announced the release of pre-mounted tires on their Pro-5 wheel specifically aimed at the Short Course market. They have chosen the Cityblock and Crossbrace as their first release on these wheels, which in the Super Soft compound yielded the best results in a variety of conditions during our testing. These Pro-5 pre-mounts also utilize AKA’s innovative and often imitated ground, closed cell inserts for the ultimate in durability and performance. These are a great add-on to sell with their Short Course adapter sets for the Slash and the Associated SC10.

Source: AKA [raceaka.com]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Reedy Competition exhaust system

Reedy Competition exhaust system

Reedy’s new 2035 and 2039 mufflers feature a 3-chamber design for a linear power band and exceptional all-around performance. A reinforced stinger and hard-anodized finish increase durability, while a single-piece pressure nipple is positioned for maximum body clearance and to lessen the chance of the pressure line being knocked off in crash. The 2035 muffler is incredibly powerful on the bottom end with good straight-line speed. On the other hand, the 2039 muffler is softer on the low end than the 2035, but is capable of more RPM and higher top speeds. A hard-anodized header designed specifically for use with these mufflers is also available.

Click here to see the 2039 exhaust system & header

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

AKA Pre-mounts on Pro-5 wheel

AKA Pre-mounts on Pro-5 wheel

AKA have announced the release of pre-mounted tires on their Pro-5 wheel specifically aimed at the Short Course market. They have chosen the Cityblock and Crossbrace as their first release on these wheels, which in the Super Soft compound yielded the best results in a variety of conditions during our testing. These Pro-5 pre-mounts also utilize AKA’s innovative and often imitated ground, closed cell inserts for the ultimate in durability and performance. These are a great add-on to sell with their Short Course adapter sets for the Slash and the Associated SC10.

Source: AKA [raceaka.com]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CSO 966 Lightweight 2-speed shaft

CSO 966 Lightweight 2-speed shaft

Similar to the gearbox shaft released yesterday, CSO have produced another lightweight 2-speed shaft, this time suitable for the Serpent 960 & 966. A direct replacement for the stock part, it has been made from steel which has been hollowed out for extra weight savings without sacrificing the durability of the part.

Source: CSO [cso.com.hk]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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