The EFRA announced several updated for three of this year’s European Championships one of which is a date change for the 2014 European Electric Touring Car Championships in Spain. Due to permission problems beyond control of the organisers and the EFRA set a new date for the 21st to 24th of August. The organiser and also AECAR as well as EFRA apologize for any inconvenience caused by this date change due to reasons which were not foreseeable.
Team Titan introduce this setup system for 1/8th on-road cars. CNC-machined from aluminium and coming black anodised the fully ball-raced gauges help to precisely set the camber and toe angles of nearly any modern 1/8th chassis. The front and rear horizontal plates resemble tyre diameters of 67mm in the front and 74mm in the rear and the system comes in a protective bag for easy transportation and storage.
Team Orion introduce the Advantage One Duo, a mid-range, compact size, dual channel AC/DC charger. Sporting a dual 50W charge output the device can simultaneously and independently fast charge two battery packs with up to 6A. The integrated balancer ensures a safe and efficient charge of 2S to 4S LiPo and LiFe packs while offering increased safety for less experienced users. The charger, that features a back-lit display and 4-button operation, can be used with either 11-18VDC or 110-240VAC and it will become available very soon.
Serpent announce that top Portuguese off-road driver, Carlos Duraes has joined their talented team of drivers. He will race the company’s Cobra 1/8th buggy and will also assist in the development of the Cobra buggy platform. His key races for 2014 are the NEO Race, the European and World Championships and also the Portuguese nats beside other major buggy races in Europe. Additionally Carlos will have outings with Serpent’s 1/8th and 1/10th electric buggies.
Hiro Seiko now have a steering wheel adapter for the Sanwa M12 transmitter available. Made to work with Hiro Seiko’s line of optional steering wheels the adapter not only allows to personalise the radio but also to use the smaller diameter steering wheels for faster steering reactions.
Team Hobbywing welcomes Paul Lemieux to the team. The multiple US National Champion will exclusively use Hobbywing speed controllers in all his electric cars in 2014. This is what Paul has to say about the deal:
I am excited to race Hobbywing speed controllers in all my cars for the 2014 season. In testing the product I feel like it is a very solid speed controller. I also feel like Hobbywing as a company and team has good knowledge in this department which is something that I tend to lack personally, so I am looking forward to learning a lot.
Former Team Associated and Avid engineer Kurt Wenger introduce Schelle Racing Innovations. Lead by Chief Engineer Wenger, a core group of talented individuals have come together to form Schelle with specific goals and visions for enhancing the R/C experience for enthusiasts. Expect the first product release for February 2014.
VP Pro USA is bringing back the original 1/8th buggy Turbo Trax tyre. Originally released by VP-Pro Racing in 2009 the small pin, super low profile tyre works best on hard packed blue groove tracks with or without dust. The tyre will now come with a new orange closed cell insert for added tyre support and fits all standard 1/8th wheels.