Charalambous wins Cyprus NC Rd2

Charalambous wins Cyprus NC Rd2

Serpent are reporting that their team in Cyprus concluded another almost perfect weekend in during Round 2 of the Cyprus Nitro Challenge as the ‘Dream Team’ completed a 1-2 finish in the A-final. This time it was new signing, Andreas Charalambous’ turn to take the victory only seconds ahead of reigning Champion and team mate Nicholas Ζachariades. The two Serpent 960 drivers led the race throughout, after qualifying on the front row of the A Final grid. Both drivers pulled away from the rest of the pack right from the start of the race and battled each other for the win.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Monday, February 25, 2008

RC TV Live – Show 715

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7231919238086733428

You can now view the latest video from RC TV Live in the player above, with this episode focussing on this year’s Snowbird Nationals. The world’s best touring and oval carpet racers battled it out at the Radisson in Orlando, Florida, at the beginning of February and RC TV managed to bag some great interviews with Andy Moore, Paul Lemieux, Barry Baker, and more, as well as some awesome r/c car racing and some new products that were found at the race.

Source: RC TV Live [rctvlive.com]

Monday, February 25, 2008

Puerto Rico National Championship Rd2

Puerto Rico National Championship Rd2

The 2nd round of the Puerto Rico National Championships was run last weekend at the country’s Isabela Track. Qualifying in 1/8th scale went the way of round 1 winner and Mugen racer Andy Báez and he carried forward that form to the final, taking an easy win ahead of the Kyosho pairing of Ito Nieves and Fernando Méndez. In the 1/10th 200mm class, the pole position went to Serpent racer Alfred Aeschliman but he had bad luck in the final and this enabled the Mugen driver Juan “My Bad” Rodríguez into the lead from where he could take the win. Just behind a recovering Andy Báez came up behind Serpent racer Edgar Tirado and with 3 minutes to go in the 45 minute final, was able to take the 2nd position from him.

Thanks to Zobeida Ocasio for the report

Monday, February 25, 2008

Corally release various products

Corally release various products

Corally have released a number of accessories for general RC car use, including this small assortment case. Made from transparent plastic, it features the Corally logo on its lid and is used to organize parts for your brushless motor and anything else you need to sort out. Also new is a 1.8m long roll of double sided Corally foam tape used for sticking your RC electronics in your car. Because of the dampening and shock absorption ability of the special foam it helps to protect your electronics from vibrations. Finally, Corally have all new 13-14 Teeth 48 pitch hard anodized lightweight aluminium short pinions, which are a must have to achieve the desired rear ratio as required by today’s brushless motors, especially on short tracks.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Carson Stormracer Extreme RTR buggy

Carson Stormracer Extreme RTR buggy

Carson have released the Stormracer Extreme, a 1/10th scale buggy based on their new CV-10 chassis which is sold in ready-to-run form. The chassis features lots of adjusting possibilities to optimise the cars handling over rough terrain including camber and toe setting as well the inclusion of optional springs for use on the cars oil shock dampers. The car has shaft driven permanent 4WD and is powered by the included pull start 2,5 cc Force engine.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Team Titan Blitz 1/10 VDS Lola

Team Titan Blitz 1/10 VDS Lola

Team Titan have released this 1/10th 200mm Blitz VDS Lola body shell. Creating lots of downforce, the front of the shell features 2 bubbles, close to the front axle line, that ensure the front of the body clears the shock towers present on most modern touring car chassis’. Made from 0.8mm thick high density polycarbonate, it is light and strong and comes supplied with decal sheet, wing and 4 piece side stiffener.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Teemu Leino wins 2008 TITC

Teemu Leino wins 2008 TITC

Seen as the warm up race for the World Championship held on the same track in November, this years running of the TITC in Thailand was very well attended by factory teams from around the World. Run on a tight smooth circuit under warm conditions, qualifying saw Xray racer Teemu Leino set down the fastest runs to take the top qualifier spot with 3 round wins in front of former World Champion Atsushi Hara in 2nd and current European Champion Ronald Volker in 3rd, both racing the Hot Bodies Cyclone. The finals were easy for Teemu, who could win the first 2 to claim the overall win with 1 final left to be run. With Teemu sitting out the 3rd run, this allowed Andy Moore to take the leg 3 win, which combined with his 2nd spot from leg 1 gave him 2nd overall in front of Ronald Volker in 3rd.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Much More TC Multi Gauge

Much More TC Multi Gauge

Korean company Much More have released this handy multi gauge for measuring the body shell dimensions on your electric powered touring car. Configured to IFMAR specifications, the tool allows you to measure roof height (115mm), wing overhang (10mm), body height from ground to tail (35mm), wing chord (40mm) and wing end plates (40mm x 20mm). Simple to use, it removes the need to use rulers and calipers to obtain the legal cut out of your body and ensures that the car you are testing with will also pass scrutiny when the time comes.

Source: RC Forum [rcforum.co.kr]

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cavalieri sweeps the Dirt Nitro Challenge

Cavalieri sweeps the Dirt Nitro Challenge

Team Orion racer Ryan Cavalieri has dominated the 9th running of the Dirt Nitro Challenge in Arizona winning both the buggy and truggy classes, but in qualifying it was Team Losi racer Adam Drake, using the new GRP motor that TQ’d in both classes. In the truggy final it was Ryan Lutz that took the early lead and looked like he would take the win, but a rear differential problem saw him drop out and this leaving James on his roof which meant he had to settle for 3rd. The buggy class final saw and early lead for the Drake who was followed by O’Donnell racer Jared Tebo, with Mike Truhe and Ryan Cavalieri catching. Two thirds of the way into the race Truhe had managed to gain a lead of 6 seconds from Cavalieri who was closing and with 1 minute to go he made the pass and was able take the win, by just over 1 tenth of a second in front of Truhe with Adam Drake taking 3rd.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Tamiya Baldre DB01 4wd buggy

Tamiya Baldre DB01 4wd buggy

Following the recent successful launch of the DB01 chassis buggy Durga, the designers at Tamiya are now preparing the 2nd release called Baldre, which is pronounced as “Baldur” as in the diety in Norse mythology. While the body parts set was previously introduced, Tamiya now officially announce the complete assembly kit. With fully-enclosed twin belt drivetrain and other innovations developed from the race-proven TRF501X, this buggy puts TRF racing features in the hands of everyday racers.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

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