Protoform Losi 8ight-T Harddrive body

Protoform Harddrive body for Losi 8ight T

Protoform have released the all-new Harddrive body for the Losi 8ightT, which incorporates the latest in ventilation design queues that racers around the world have come to expect from PF. Emulated after full-scale off-road vehicles, each vent can be cut out allowing for air to flow more effortlessly through the body. This creates less airtime when flying over jumps and less airtime equals more time on the ground which equals reduced lap times and greater consistency lap after lap.

Source: Protoform [prolineracing.com]

Friday, February 15, 2008

Team Associated 12R5 1/12th scale

Team Associated 12R5 1/12th scale

Last week during our Toy Fair coverage we brought you more information, including close up shots, of the new 12R5 1/12th scale from Team Associated. The US based company have today released complete information on the new car along with a features list and photos. The 12R5 Factory Team is the latest evolutionary step in Associated’s over twenty-five years of 1:12 scale racing history. The designers in Area 51 built the 12R5 on a 2.5mm woven carbon fiber chassis that utilizes a pivot-ball link rear suspension that allows for independent adjustments for chassis roll, bump and alignment. Having the ability to make these chassis adjustments independently gives the 12R5 greater potential to get the best possible handling from the car and the track surface.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Adams Racing Limited Gecko tires

Adams Racing Limited Gecko tires

Adams Racing Limited is a new UK based manufacturer of high performance foam tires who mold and machine their own tires, guaranteeing consistent all round properties. Coming pre mounted, they are placed on their own design wheels and the resulting 1/10th Electric Gecko tyres have achieved outstanding results in recent UK 1/18th scale BRCA Micro Nationals. The claimed improvement traction is said to be achieved with better and more consistent wear as well as better chunk resistance and ARL have just recently announced that it will produce its own line of 1/10th Gecko tires for 200mm gas racing.

Source: ARL [adamsracing.co.uk]

Friday, February 15, 2008

EDS Tools Nut spinners

EDS Tools Nut spinners

The Japanese importer of EDS Tools, Team Honest have announced the addition of 3 new products to their already large line up of tools. Featuring the same red anodised, knurled aluminium handle as seen on the rest of the range, there is now a 5mm and 6mm nut spinner as well as a new short (60mm) 1.5mm replacement tip.

Click here to see the 6mm spinner… (more…)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Venom Racing ESC and BL Motors

Venom Racing ESC and BL Motors

Finally from Venom Racing is the release of their own line of competition brushless motor and speed controllers. The Venom 120 amp Pro Brushless ESC is compatible with all sensored and sensorless brushless 540 motors as well as all 540 brushed motors and comes supplied with a programming card to allow you to adjust up to eleven individual parameters. Featuring a high efficiency cooling system that includes an aluminium heat sink and cooling fan to keep operating temperatures in check it comes pre wired with 14 gauge wire to ensure minimal power loss, has a compact footprint and works well in on and off-road applications. Venom have also released some competition 540 BL motors which are compatible with today’s most popular sensored brushless speed control systems, including LRP and Novak. The new motors feature CNC machined aluminium cans with ventilated front end bells, dual ball bearings and integrated cooling fans for high efficiency cooling. All motors have sintered magnets, adjustable timing, easy solder wire terminals and are fully rebuildable. Venom 540 Brushless Motors are available in 13.5T, 9.5T, 8.5T, 7.5T, 6.5T*, 5.5T*, 4.5T*, 3.5T* turns. (*includes integrated cooling fan).

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Venom Racing Hats and T-shirts

Venom Racing Hats and T-shirts

More new items from Venom Racing, starting with their new B&W and colour Logo Hats which feature Flexfit bands to give you a comfortable fit every time. Made from a washable poly-weave construction they sport embroidered Venom logos on the front and are perfect to wear all year-round. Venom have also released new T-shirts with large Venom logo screen printed on the back and small logo on the front. All t-shirts are made of high quality 100% cotton and are available in black or white.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Venom Racing Cases and bags

Venom Racing cases and bags

Venom Racing in the US have sent us details of their latest products which include a number of handy bags and cases. The transporter race case holds all of your track supplies keeping them organized and has integrated wheels and an extendible tow handle for easy manoeuvring. The top portion of the case has a built in tool organizer and parts tray, while inside you’ll find five oversized drawers. The company’s transmitter bag is suitable for the most popular pistol grip transmitters on the market today. The Velcro straps secure your transmitter to prevent damage during transit and the smaller pouch is perfect for carrying transmitter accessories like spare crystal sets and batteries. Venom have also released a tool caddy that can hold twenty-six of your favourite tools keeping them organized and close at hand when you’re at the track or working around the shop.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Kawahara 1/10th 220mm GPR

Kawahara 1/10th 220mm GPR

Japanese company Kawahara are playing with the concept of introducing a new class based on the 1/10th 200mm class, called GPR. Essentially they are saying that due to the power of modern .12 engines that the cars have become more difficult to control. What they are suggesting is to use new wheels and tires that see the front increased to 30mm wide and the rear to 40mm wide, which will help get the power to the track and make the cars easier to drive. To compliment this they have also proposed a new 220mm wide Group C bodyshell, with a GT and Saloon car also planned, and a new wider front bumper which protects the new wider car that will be available for the Mugen MTX-4 and Kyosho V-One RRR. I’m not too convinced by the idea, as a major part of the skill of racing is to be able to handle that power, and also remember that the world had a class like this already – 235mm.

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Friday, February 15, 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:

> New optional rear axle for the Spada from Charge – Link [charge-rc.com]
> Xray report from the recent Snowbirds race – Link [teamxray.com]
> Report from Rd5 of the Schumacher ITCC – Link [mirageracing.com]

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Losi buggy & truggy tires by GRP

Losi buggy & truggy tires by GRP

The partnership between Losi and GRP goes beyond distribution and team drivers with the announcement of a complete line of 1/8th scale buggy and truggy tires developed for optimum performance by Losi engineers in conjunction with the Italian tire company. Each tire utilizes a custom molded insert, which provides even response and greater use of the full tread pattern, while the pre mounted versions use GRP’s innovative gluing process to ensures that they stick to the yellow Losi high performance wheels, even under the harshest of conditions. Available in Cubic and Grip patterns for truggies and Jolly, Cubic, Cubic Max and Atomic patterns for buggies.

Source: Losi [losi.com]

Thursday, February 14, 2008

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