Daily News Round-up

Daily News Round-up

A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:

> Team CRC takes the 2008 Snowbirds – Link [teamcrc.com]
> Schumacher Mi3 dominates WBMCC Schumacher ITCC – Link [racing-cars.com]
> Ronnie Gardner wins 13th Annual Rumble in the Rockies – Link [teamorion.com]
> Mark Burgess takes BRCA Seniors Championship win – Link [racing-cars.com]
> Announcing the 2008 GRP Irish Challenge – Link [mirageracing.com]

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Atsushi Hara Twister 2.3 ESC

Atsushi Hara Twister 2.3 ESC

Atsushi Hara Racing Products have released the latest version of their Twister Speed controller, the 2.3. Suitable for use only with brushed motors, this KO Propo made ESC features new programming software that allows the user to very accurately tune the throttle delivery as well as easily set drag brake. Other features include low voltage shut down to protect your cells from damage, while a FET ensures smooth braking.

Source: Mirage Japan [miragejapan.co.jp]

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Team Magic E4JS EP Sedan

Team Magic E4JS EP Sedan

Team Magic have announced the new E4JS, a stripped down version of the the E4 190mm EP touring car that is targeted at a racer who is interested in getting into racing but is conscious of his or her budget. The car sports a lot of plastic in place of the carbon fibre used on the pro version of this kit, but apart from that and a few other changes it is still a fully fledged racer and comes with new shocks, widened belts and thickened flying wing suspension arms.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2008 Winternats – Tuesday qualifying

2008 Winternats - Tuesday qualifying

Tuesday’s first day of qualifying at this years Florida Winternats is over and for the days second run, the rain gods decided to pay a visit to the track and this caused the round to be scrapped. Before the rain arrived, the racing was hot on the track with Mike Swauger setting the pace in 1/8th scale with his JP powered Mugen just in front of newly signed Motonica racer Josh Cyrul in 2nd, while 3rd spot overnight belonged to Aaron Buran. In the 1/10th 200mm class it was Xray NT1 driver Paul LeMieux that was setting the pace, finishing only 1 second up on last years winner Paolo Morganti in 2nd, who had Serpent team mate DJ Apolaro just behind him in 3rd, while rounding out the top 4 was Kyosho driver Chris Tosolini. Wednesday will see a lot of changes up the front as the conditions improve and all the top drivers manage to get a chance to put in a good run, we will keep you updated. Thanks to The Border for sending us the information.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

K-Factory Alu Hex Wheel Hubs

K-Factory Alu Hex Wheel Hubs

K Factory have released a new range of aluminium, clamp style, hex wheel hubs for Team Magic & Kyosho 200mm racers who want to widen or narrow the track width of their vehicle by as much as 3mm outward or 1.5mm inward. Made from the same high strength aluminium as the standard wheel hubs the only difference is the thickness, and they are now available in sets of 4 in -0.75mm, +0.75mm and +1.50mm thickness’s.

Source: K Factory [kfactoryracing.com]

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nacho Lopez wins in Cádiz, Spain

Nacho Lopez wins in Cádiz, Spain

In a warm up race for the upcoming Nationals that takes place at the same venue in a fortnight, Mugen racer Nacho Lopez has dominated at the Cádiz track last weekend. The Tecrotec backed racer was using a prototype of the new Picco Evo3, which was shown last week for the first time at the Picco stand in Germany, and with it managed to TQ the event and break the lap record by 1 second on his way to the overall win of the event.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Daily News Round-up

Daily News Round-up

A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:

> Graham Alsop wins Rd5 of CML Winter Series – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Riccardo Cavicchi wins Pistoia 1/8 buggy GP – Link [teammagic.com.tw]
> Skelding wins BRCA N.E. Indoor Regional Champs – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Report from the DMS Winter/Summer series – Link [horizonhobby.co.uk]
> Stiles shows what the M18 Pro can do – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Bloomfield & Niall take Rd4 of Panther Cup – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

LRP Nexxt 4X & Vector Micro

LRP Nexxt 4X & Vector Micro

We showed you these new items from LRP last week when we were taken around their stand at the toy fair, but we now have more information on the Nexxt 4X and Vector Micro brushless motor. The revolutionary LRP software in the Nexxt 4X, super lightweight sensorless brushless and brushed speedo, provides sensored driveability even without hall sensors. Providing 8 power profiles for the finest adjustment to all classes and motors, this waterproof speedo sets new benchmarks in driveability and reliability. The handwound Vector Micro brushless 370 size motor is sensorless and sports a slotless design as well as featuring sintered neodymium magnets and oversized ball bearings.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

AR Racing Electronics matched cells

AR Racing Electronics matched cells

AR Racing Electronics from Denmark have been in contact to promote their new line of tested and matched cells. Sold in matched packs of 4, 5 and 6 cells, the company has been set up by an electrical technician who has been racing EP competition touring cars for many years. The company have just released their first cells made from the all new Team Orion 4200 SHO EU2008. AR Racing Electronics are currently looking for European agents, so if you are interested then contact them at the link below.

Source: AR Racing [arracing.dk]

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

2008 Winternats – Monday practice

2008 Winternats - Monday practice

We are currently running about half a day late with our reports from the Winternats due to the time difference, with Tuesday’s qualifying now underway here is the practice report from Monday. Again the weather was very nice, at least for us Europeans, and in the 1/8th scale it seems that Kyosho racer Chris Tosolini is setting the pace with young Vincent Jackson also very quick as is Italian veteran Marco Vanni. In the 1/10th class there is more people battling at the front with the top qualifying spot looking to be between Jilles Groskamp, Ralph Burch, Mark Green and last years winner Paolo Morganti. This was the final day for the drivers to perfect their setup and will now head into qualifying with 2 rounds of heats for everyone on Tuesday. We hope to continue to bring you more pictures from the track, and a brief report, tomorrow. Thanks to The Border for sending us the information.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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