Team Associated introduce three new Reedy all-in-one balance charge leads for LiPo battery packs. First up are two 1S-2S leads usable for standard and saddle packs. They are available with 4mm or 5mm battery connectors and come with a saddle pack clip for the jumper wire. Each harness includes a port for the balance connector to be inserted when charging 1S batteries. This 1S connection provides more accurate voltage readings, which results in a better quality charge but the feature is not compatible with all chargers. For those who are using Reedy’s unique 4S battery, a separate charge harness has been created specifically for it as it feature three 2mm bullet-type connectors for the balance duties. All three harnesses come with 12-gauge wires, 4mm charger inputs, and an XH balance plug. A length of 55cm provides pit area flexibility and enough slack to charge conveniently inside LiPo safety bags.
The EC-B this year for 1/8th took place at the well-known Lamberto Collaro Raceway in Bologna with 71 Drivers making the trip to this event. The practice days in the beginning of the week were interrupted by showers and also for the Qualifying days some rain was expected. At the end they were lucky and it was possible to run 5 dry Qualifiers and all the finals on Saturday.
Duratrax introduce the Li-24 AC balancing charger for 2S to 4S LiXX battery packs. Usable with both LiPo and LiFe cells, the charger offers selectable a charge current of 1A to 3A, it features a built-in balancer and gold-plated connectors. Included is also a Traxxas plug equipped adapter wire.
Italian company EZPower introduce their new brushless speed controller called Mr. Kong II. The sensorless ESC has a 150A rating and is 2S to 6S LiPo compatible, making it ideal for 1/8th on-road, off-road and monster truck models alike. The controller comes pre-wired with Traxxas high-current connectors and features adjustable drag brakes, throttle/brake curves, motor timing and punch setting as well as reverse motor rotation and thermal protection. All software features can be set using a one-touch button or an optional program card.
The International 1/8 Buggy Race will be held on the 15th of June at the off-road track Zeleni dol in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The race will be held in 1/8th buggy electric and 1/8th buggy nitro classes and sign up for the event plus additional information can be found here.
After the first race of the season was canceled due to a very poor weather forecast, the Slovenian 2014 nationals finally got underway on a very dusty track located near Logatec. The biggest winner of the weekend was Andrej Abramic, who took first places in both the electric and nitro 1/8th classes. In E-buggy the 2nd place belonged to Gasper Simc while Adraz Stefe completed the podium. In the 1/8 nitro buggy Erik Klanjscek took the runner up spot, Jan Vrhovec came in 3rd place to round out the top3. The next race of the championship will take place on the 29th of June in Benedikt near Maribor.
Loganville RC Raceway was the host for the 2nd round of the Southern Off-road Series. Practice started Friday afternoon and with regular track maintenance the traction was coming up nicely. On Saturday morning the gates opened at 7am and 3 rounds of qualifying kicked off at 10:30am. Qualifying was based on the single fastest run out of three. All of the A Mains were seated with top 10 cars and 2 bumps from the B Main. In the Pro eBuggy A-main, Shay Brand led the race tone to tone taking the win with his Mugen MBX-7 Eco.
Made for the RSD7 chassis for the Team Associated TC6.2 is this keyed carbon fibre battery holder system. Designed to work only with the RSD7 chassis, the mounting system will have the battery sitting a little bit further away from the belt than the TC6.2 in order to provide better balance and to generate more chassis roll. Included are three carbon fibre mounting brackets and all needed mounting hardware.