X-Factory X-6 Squared Ellis Stafford edition

X-Factory X-6 Squared Ellis Stafford edition

X-Factory have announced the limited release of a special ‘Ellis Stafford’ Championship Edition X-6 Squared conversion Kit, which will be available from dealers in the U.K and France. Celebrating Ellis’ fantastic back-to-back BRCA 2WD National championship titles and TQ at the 2009 Euros, now customers have the chance to buy the car that closely represents that which Ellis uses with all the optional tuning and cosmetic parts found on the champions buggy. Limited to only 50 pieces customers must act quickly before they are gone. The buggy brings together all the standard features of the X6 Squared, including the mid motored concept, 4 gear transmission, LiPo friendly one piece chassis design and many more unique features with the addition of components from no less than nine outside manufacturers to bring you this kit.

Click here for the full list of additional parts

Friday, December 25, 2009

LRP 3500mAh & 3000mAh 25C LiPo Power packs

LRP 3500mAh & 3000mAh 25C LiPo Power packs

LRP have introduced their new 3500mAh and 3000mAh 25C LiPo Power packs, which are said to offer exceptionally strong power and long run time together with lowered weight, having the same potential as its expert line counterpart. The cell is mounted in a durable hard case made of high-quality synthetic material for maximum safety and feature the same dimensions as standard 6-cell Sub-C stick packs for an easy and flexible application. With vertical bulges on the back side of the hard case, the battery fits perfectly into any chassis and ensures to be kept stable on its position in any situation.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]

Friday, December 25, 2009

Xray XII Link

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Just over a year after entering the 1:12 market, Xray have introduced the now-industry-standard linkage rear end to their XII chassis. The XII Link now follows current rules and trends in allowing the use of either NiMH or LiPo battery technology with no ill-effects to handling or balance.  The XII Link was designed and tested on club tracks around the world to perform on any surface under any conditions. Whether soaking up bumps on a rough asphalt club track or slicing through the infield of a super-smooth carpet track, the XII Link does it with ease and versatility. The XRAY XII Link achieves a state of perfection by focusing on well thought-out refinements to create a car that is easy to drive, work on, and adjust. Top-quality materials such as self-developed composite mixtures, HUDY Spring Steel™, premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, and highest-grade graphite are XRAY signatures and the XII has them in abundance.

Click here for Main feature list and more images

Thursday, December 24, 2009

KO Propo EX-5UR with KR-210S receiver

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KO Propo together will their UK distributor RC Disco have released a new version of the EX-5UR radio set which brings down the price of this high spec entry level radio to just under £100. The new price has been achieved by supplying the radio with a two channel KR-210S receiver rather than the two previously included 2.4Ghz 3 channel RX units.  As most racers never use the third channel, the new radio set does not compromise their performance as the transmitter still has the full range of adjustments & seven model memory.

Source – RC Disco [rcdisco.com]

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ilia van Gastel returns to Serpent

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Serpent has annouced the return of top Belgian driver Ilia van Gastel to their 1:8 Onroad Team line-up for 2010. Having raced with Kyosho for the past few seasons, the former European Championship podium finisher will race Serpent’s 966 and his main focus will be the Euros at Locorotondo in Italy and preparations for the 2011 Worlds in Florida. A race winner in the Dutch Nationals he will again contest this tough National championship where he will be up against the likes of World finalists Rick-V & Robin d’Hondt, Steven Cuypers and Serpent team-mate John Ermen.  Van Gastel will continue his relationship with Team Orion engines.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Thursday, December 24, 2009

KO Propo EX-5UR with KR-210S receiver

Ko5UR

KO Propo together will their UK distributor RC Disco have released a new version of the EX-5UR radio set which brings down the price of this high spec entry level radio to just under £100. The new price has been achieved by supplying the radio with a two channel KR-210S receiver rather than the two previously included 2.4Ghz 3 channel RX units.  As most racers never use the third channel, the new radio set does not compromise their performance as the transmitter still has the full range of adjustments & seven model memory.

Source: RC Disco [rcdisco.com]

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Associated 1:18 Scale RTR Short Course Truck

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Team Associated has released the SC18, a true scale 1:18 scale Ready-To-Run electric 4WD off-road short course race truck.  The SC18 features a newly designed chassis with a fully enclosed, 2-belt drivetrain system that is capable of handling the extreme amount of power that today’s brushless motors and LiPo batteries can dish out. Along with durability, the drive train is sealed to help keep rocks and dirt away from the gears and pulleys. The SC18 comes fully assembled with a painted and decaled short course racetruck body, AMT™ Forged style wheels, aggressive tread multi-terrain tires, all designed to look just like the full-size race trucks that run in short-course off-road series around the country, and a totally new XP3-SS 2.4 GHz 3-Channel radio system.

Click here for the feature list and more photos

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Serpent 1:8 Buggy

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Serpent have released three CAD images of their latest attempt to enter the competitive 1:8 Off Road market.  One of the key players in the nitro onroad competition market, they give little details about the buggy itself, currently known as the S8xx, but instead have included the first of a four part interview with the car’s designer Billy Easton.  Serpent has made noise about entering the 1:8 Off Road for the past few years and did get as far as racing a Gerd Strenge designed prototype  at the European Championship in Greece in 2008 but the project didn’t go any further.  American Easton is a very accomplished off road racer himself and has already tested his new creation in Florida while Serpent’s chief designer Michael Salven sampled the car in the snow in the Netherlands where the company’s design office is based.

Click here to view more images of S8xx and interview with Billy Easton

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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