Team Orion have released this brand new and innovative LiPo racing hard case battery with an incredible capacity of 8000mAh. It is the first battery they have with a double connector which drastically reduces the resistance in the battery pack. Combined with the World Championship winning 90C Carbon Pro LiPo battery technology this will be a hard battery to beat. The new 8000mAh battery is available with gold plugs or Dean’s connectors.
Serpent have released their new innovative floating servo-holder, a standard item on the 411 ERYX. The early version of the 411 car already featured a different servo mount plate, which hardly influenced flex at all and was simple and worked fine. This new system is mounted directly to the steering-system, while a carbon fibre holder flows around the servo, and the servo thus floats above the chassis. The direct connection to the steering system in the center of the car makes it the optimal solution, and it also keeps the CG even lower and weight more centered in the car. Fits all 411 TC cars, 411, LE, TE, Sport and RTR.
KM Racing have confirmed that newly crowned World Champion Meen V will continue for 2 more years with KM & PRC to drive the H-K1 as well as the upcoming K8 1/8th scale. The Thai driver had this to say:
I would like to thank KM Kenny & PRC Charlie for giving me a good opportunity, more experience and new challenge. I will do my best to test and help for the new upgrade improvement of H-K1, and also I will be very excited to challenge the 1/8 GP on road category with the coming KM racing new car K8. For 2013-2014 I hope to grow up and win again with KM Racing & PRC!
The Xray XB4 made its first appearance in the VBC cup through Mats Angseryd and Lukas Jerresand. The race was held in Eskilstuna Sweden on a tight medium grip carpet track. The day started out in the best possible way with Team Xray Sweden Mats Angseryd leading the field after the first qualifier ahead of Schumacher driver Christer Carlsson and Daniel Björkquist, and on fourth place was XB4 local driver Lukas Jerresand. Normal quick driver Niclas Månsson for Team Associated was looking as quick as ever but had some trouble and had to sit Q1 out after 9 laps due to breaking a front suspension arm. Qualifying would eventually end up with Mats Angseryd as the TQ after winning 3 of the 4 qualifiers, and Angseryd also was the only one in the field reaching 24 laps, and Lukas Jerresand on 5th putting two XB4 in the A-main.
The fourth round of the Essex Winter Series took place this weekend, and with snow forecast all week, some wondered if the meeting would even take place. However, with Saturday proving nicer than forecast, the EWS team built the track and spent time making sure the venue access road was gritted, ready for the meeting as usual. With no overnight snow, the meeting went ahead as normal, however with snow forecast later in the day, the organisers decided to only run four rounds of qualifying rather than the usual five, to allow people a slightly earlier finish. Despite a few drivers not wishing to travel in the uncertain conditions, an impressive 86 drivers still turned up to race, including Keith Dempsey and Ryan Campbell making the trip over from Ireland. In the Stock 21.5 class, the battle for pole was between series newcomer Gavin Clinch and last year’s runner-up Mark Trinder. Mark topped the first round with his Xray, three tenths of a second ahead of Gavin, with series returnee Matthew Rowe taking third in the round and Trevor Bailey an excellent fourth. Mark also took round two, before Gavin fought back and took his Serpent to the top of the time sheets in round 3, with the fastest time so far.
New from Team Orion comes the Marathon 2500mAh 7.4V LiPo receiver battery pack. Build from the latest high-capacity cells housed in a semi-soft case for added safety, the pack comes with a uni plug and hump pack dimensions making it ideal for many nitro and gas applications.
Available now from Team Durango are aluminium and steel Mod1 and 48dp pinion gears of various sizes. The Mod1 gears are made for the use with 1/8th vehicles and come in sizes of 18 to 25 teeth while the 48dp pinions are available from 15 to 30 teeth. Made from high-grade aluminium or steel they come laser-etched for easy identification and are currently a ‘limited edition’ item.
New from Pro-Line comes the multi-purpose track bag with tool holder for easy storage and transportation of all sort of equipment. Roughly 58x28x20cm in size the bag has enough space to put in various chargers, batteries, motors, tyres, chassis, bodies and so on. It also features a 13 slot tool pouch and three see through mesh pouches for extra tools, hardware and motor. Larger in size as the Pro-Line tire bag it also has an adjustable shoulder strap for easy transport and a completely open top for easy access.