New from Team C Racing come 10-piece metric titanium screw kits for the use with a wide range of 1/10th and 1/8th chassis. They are made from high quality titanium material and are available as flat head M3x15, M3x8 and M3x6mm variant as well as button head M3x10 and M3x6mm screw. The material used increases durability and shreds some weight compared to conventional steel screws.
The first of two races for the German nitro buggy nationals was run at the Oberhausen track in Western Germany. RB’s Daniel Reckward took TQ for the finals with Martin Bayer (Xray) and Carsten Keller (Kyosho) in tow. Marcel Guske (TLR) and Jörn Neumann (Team Durango) completed the top 5. The 40 minute final race was a very close affair for the top 4 drivers who all finished on the same lap. At the end it was Martin Bayer who took the first round of the 2013 German championships 20 seconds in front of Marcel Guske and Daniel Reckward who crossed the finish line some three seconds behind Marcel. Jörn Neumann only was down another six seconds. Hannes Käufler and Tom Wiesner finished one lap down of the top four in fifth and sixth position respectively.
Last weekend the German touring car nationals took place at the MRC Leipzig track. The race was run under changing weather conditions and after the five qualifiers Ronald Völker (Yokomo) took the pole position for the finals after winning three qualifying rounds but he was tie on points with Serpent’s Marc Fischer who TQ’d in the second and the fifth qualifier. Marc Rheinard put his Tamiya on the third spot with Frederik Südhoff (Awesomatix) and Christopher Krapp (Kyosho) in tow. The finals proofed to be a tough affair for the pole sitter who came in two seconds on front of Marc Rheinard in the first A final. Marc Fischer took third and Yannic Prümper fourth – all four being within around 3.5 seconds when crossing the finish line.
The 1/10th 200mm ‘A’ Euros were held this weekend at the Stohr Ring near Kirchberg in Austria with 89 drivers in attendance. Practice would take place under changeable weather conditions with heavy rain stopping running a number of times but qualifying and the finals were all run under sunny dry conditions. Qualifying would go the way of newly crowned 1/8th European Champion Jilles Groskamp with his Shepherd, narrowly beating out Eric Dankel (Capricorn) with Dominic Greiner (Serpent), Toni Gruber (Serpent), Dario Balestri (KM) and Alessio Mazzeo (Serpent) completing the top 6, separated by only 1 second.
Arrma has upgraded their line of 2WD off-road vehicles and introduce the BLX series brushless and LiPo-powered 2013 variants. Available as desert and race buggy, short course, desert, stadium and monster truck the vehicles base on a proofed vertical chassis construction and feature a tough 2WD gear box, long travel suspension components and dedicated wheels equipped with dBoots off-road tyres. The BLX buggies and trucks come factory-assembled with a 3S-compatible 3600kv brushless system with 4-pole motor and waterproof speed controller as well as a 7kg waterproof steering servo, 2.4GHz radio system, a Deans Ultra Plug equipped 7.4V 4000mAh LiPo battery and a 2S to 3S balance LiPo charger.
The 2013 Summer Scorcher was hosted by the legendary Phil Hurd Raceway, the race had about 86 entries and as usual the Score crew put on a great event with tremendous hospitality. The race format for the Summer Scorcher would be three rocket rounds of qualifying and 10 minute A-mains which meant a long day in the Georgia sun and a race that would possibly go into the night. Qualifying in SCT 4×4 and 1/8th E-Buggy was dominated by John Bernard and Travis Dupree and so it was no surprise that John lead the short course A final from start to finish with his Tekno SCT410 with fellow JConcepts driver, Jonathan Paulk finishing second. Travis and John also battled it out in the E-Buggy final and when the leg started Travis checked out and never looked back taking the win from John. In 1/10th Stadium Truck Tim Smith TQ’d and won while Travis Dupree TQ’d and won the 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy class with Kevin Bullock in 2nd.
According to tamiyablog.com Japanese manufacturer Tamiya is currently working on the follow-up model of the highly successful TRF417 platform. It is understood that the company’s next generation electric touring car will hit the light of the day at next month’s Tokyo Hobby Show. Unofficial information have it that the kit will feature a new main chassis, new servo mount and suspension arms, new anti-roll bars as well as completely new front, centre and rear bulkheads. The photo above unfortunately is not showing the forthcoming car but we bring you more information as we get it.
CN Development & Media introduce the Carrocket 1S to 8S LiPo checker. Usable with JST-EH or JST-XH balancer plugs the device is designed to measure and display the single cell voltage of Lithium-Polymer battery packs. Low or over voltage cells are marked by acoustic signals.