Toy Fair 2010 – Serpent

Serpent 811 Cobra

Serpent are at the toy fair showing their all new 811 Cobra buggy. Chief designer Billy Easton is also present and we had a chat with him about the new car. With a focus on making the car simpler for the end user as well as being able to perform at a high level, Billy has put a lot of effort into the finer details. Another focus was to bring the car in at a good price point while still being highly spec’d, everything you see in the photos coming as standard, with the exception of the option ball raced anti roll bar that is in the front and rear of this car. With only a limited number of gallons through the test car it has already performed really well and now with only some minor changes and finishing touches need to be made to the current shock tower, rear lower bracket and the shocks themselves, the car is expected to be launched in April.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Xray 808E Luxury 1/8 Electric Off-road buggy

Xray 808E Luxury 1/8 Electric Off-road buggy

Xray presents the all-new 808E – the electric powered version of the ultra-successful 808. Designed for professional racers, the 808E features ultra-high performance parts, finest quality materials, unmatched precision in manufacturing and backed up with legendary Xray support and service. The 808E is a professional race car delivered in a kit version to allow you your own choice of electronics. Supported by Xray dedication, passion and heritage of performance, the 808E is ready to take you to the winning circle.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Xray X10 Link Pan car chassis

Xray X10 Link Pan car chassis

Xray has taken its X10 pan car to the next level with the introduction of the now industry-standard linkage rear end. The X10 Link is now truly a universal platform that conforms and adapts to current rules and trends in allowing the use of either NiMH or LiPo battery technology with no ill-effects to handling or balance. The X10 Link has been designed to be driven and win on any club track around the world, under any conditions. Whether soaking up bumps on a rough asphalt club track or slicing through the infield of a super-smooth carpet track, the X10 Link does it with ease and versatility.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Xray NT1 2010 spec

Xray NT1 2010 spec

Introduction the Xray NT1 2010 spec, the latest version of the European Championship winning 1/10th 200mm chassis. To bring the car to the next level, Xray’s primary focus was on improving fine details while increasing reliability and performance. Value being a foremost consideration, Xray are pleased to include as standard many new and improved parts that were previously only available as options. The NT1 is a premier nitro touring car straight out of the box, able to put you into the winners circle at club, national, or world championship levels… with all the finest features that put the Xray factory team on the podium.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Venom SCX 2wd Short Course truck

Due to be announced tomorrow at the Nuremberg toy fair, the Venom SCX was designed for the popular 2WD short course racing class modeled after the fullscale Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series racing trucks. Designed from the ground up, the SCX represents the latest in race truck design plus a new feature unique to the Venom SCX MORdrive system. Now you can adjust the center of gravity on the fly in the pits by changing the rear transmission position from mid-motor to rear motor. The MORdrive system allows you to fine tune the weight balance and tailor the SCX to the track conditions to take the competition by surprise.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Toy Fair 2010 – Schumacher Cougar SV

Toy Fair 2010 - Schumacher Cougar SV

Schumacher have released full information on the new Cougar SV competition 2WD Off Roader. Shown to us here at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany the Cougar SV features a mid-motor position, ultra compact design, perfect centre line balance and revolutionary constant radius steering system. Due to the late arrival of their show products to the fair hall, we were only shown the stick pack version, while there is a saddle pack version also available.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

O’Donnell Z01B-SG Team buggy

O’Donnell Z01B-SG Team buggy

O’Donnell have introduced the Z01B-SG Team 1/8 scale nitro 4WD buggy. Featuring a stronger, lighter 7075-T6 machined chassis plate with improved weight distribution, the rear arms, hub carriers and front & rear shock towers all feature improved geometry. Other updates include stronger CVA axles with large, 3mm cross pin, new, stronger, front top carbon fiber deck, new center carbon-fiber top deck, new carbon-fiber radio tray and improved, stronger diff cases.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Speed Passion Cirtix Stock Club Race ESC

Speed Passion Citrix Stock Club Race ESC

New from Speed Passion, the Cirtix Stock Club Race ESC and motor combos finally give stock and spec class racers the fair competition they have asked for and all at an incredibly low price. The new systems are ideal for both big race spec handout systems and small club spec racing where equal performance and low cost are a must to grow new classes and attract new racers. The ESCs feature only brake strength and drag brake force as programmable options. All other performance parameters are fixed and there is no USB altering or updating capability in order to deliver the same consistent power for everyone.

Source: Speed Passion [speedpassion.net]

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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