Max Power XXL9 14.5 .21 engine

Max Power XXL9 14.5 .21 engine

Max Power have introduced their new XXL9 14.5 engine. A completely new 3,5cc on road engine featuring a 14.5mm diameter shaft. Fearing all the improvements of the XL9 TQR which we covered last week, such as the reinforced crankcase, new piston & liner set with revised wrist pin height, and new wider/lower/lighter cooling head, the big performance difference between the two engines is that the 14.5 will have higher top speed. Together with XL9 TQR, this will be the engine the Max Power team will in Miami for the World championships in April.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

RC Racing – Series 5 Episode 3

RC Racing – Series 5 Episode 3

The producers of the RC TV show RC Racing were in touch to inform us that the 3rd episode of their 5th season premiers this Monday on European cable channel Motors TV.

This month we have Multi-camera action of the EFRA 2wd 1/10th Off Road Championships from Austria before a short trip to Brno in the Czech Republic for more EFRA action, this time with a report on the spectacular F1 large Scale Championships.

Details of of the next 5 showings is available here.

Source: RC Racing TV [rcracing.tv]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Alexander Hagberg to be fueled by Orcan

Alexander Hagberg to be fueled by Orcan

Two time European Championship runner up Alexander Hagberg of Sweden has signed a deal that sees him use Team Orcan fuel for 2011. The factory Xray driver had this to say about the deal:

After two successful years with the Spanish company Merlin Fuel, I thank them for their support, and look for new challenges with my new sponsor, Orcan. At the end of 2010 I compared many types of fuel to determine which would be best suited to my high demands. I am confident that Orcan fuel will provide me with the best consistency and power in all conditions, and I will rely on the experience of Mr. Bertram Kessler in this department.

Source: SMI Motorsport [smi-motorsport.de]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Team Magic 200mm Prototype chassis

Team Magic 200mm Prototype chassis

During the Toy Fair we sat down with Italian Raimondo Gilletti, the man charged with working on the new Team Magic touring car for the Taiwanese company. Having just come back from working in Taiwan for the past few months we were shown the results of that collaboration in the form of these CAD images of the prototype which they are planning to produce. A change in direction for TM in terms of the look of the car, it is now much more conventional in its styling and configuration, which is not a bad thing. As with everything on the car, with the exception of the shock absorbers, the geometry is also completely new and that is ‘inspired’ by the current market leaders in order to give the car a solid base from which to develop further in the future. This design will go into the prototype phase by features and specifications may change before the car hits production. We were also told that the competition brand for Team Magic will become K-Factory, which this car will fall under.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

LD Racing Products HB aluminum wing spacers

 LD Racing Products HB aluminum wing spacers

Developed in collaboration with RPP Hobby/LD Racing Products team drivers Joe Nolasco and Blake Cannon, this machined aluminium wing spacer kit eliminates wing mount flexing and breakage issues on the Hot Bodies and HPI lines of 8th scale kits. The wing spacer kit weighs about 1 gram less than the stock plastic setup and includes all hardware required to install onto your vehicle. Also included are M4x3mm set screws that can be used to fill the empty wing angle adjustment holes to prevent tearing of the side plates during hard crashes.

Source: LD Racing [ldracingproducts.com]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Toy Fair 2011 – Various

Vampire Racing AB plus motor

Vampire Racing are showing off their Type AB Plus brushless motors. Available in 4.5T to 8.5T, they are expected to be released in March and will have a range of different rotors available for tuning. They also have the first prototype of their new speed controller, the SR1(+), on their stand whose CAD images we had online prior to the fair.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Toy Fair 2011 – Associated

Associated SC10 4x4 truck

Taking the spotlight on the Associated stand was the just recently announced SC10 4×4 4-wheel drive truck. It features a composite modular chassis design with sealed receiver box and removable ESC tray, combined with 13mm big bore shocks, a decoupled slipper clutch and a hybrid belt/gear drive system. Apart from this completely new product the rest of the stand showed off their increasing range of SC trucks including the SC8e, SC10 2wd and the mini SC18, showing that this is an important market segment for AE.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Toy Fair 2011 – Venom

Venom VMX450 in Super Moto spec

Venom are rocking the super moto spec options for their VMX450 dirt bike here at the toy fair which include the the most obvious option, the slick grippy super moto tires in place of the conventional off road version. Up front the bike can be fitted with the aluminium triple clamp system for securely mounting the front forks of the bike, while for stopping power there is the optional front braking system. The rear of the bike sees the new adjustable chain tensioner built into the swing arm and to hold the body in place securely there are aluminium body posts.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

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