Capricorn LAB-C01 steel pivot balls

Capricorn LAB-C01 steel pivot balls

New from Capricorn for the LAB-C01 are these steel pivot balls. Also suitable for the NT1, these balls have a smaller pivot body that allows the steering angle to be increased on the car by 5 degrees for better cornering. Weighing in a 3.4 grams each, they are available immediately.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Venom 60C ROAR approved LiPo batteries

Venom 60C ROAR approved LiPo batteries

Venomʼs new 60C ROAR Approved Hard Case LiPo batteries feature heavy-duty 12awg leads and the Venom Universal Plug System. Available in 5600mAh and 5000mAh version, these packs have the extra punch needed for the extremes of racing, yet are reasonably priced for the every day driver that wants the best. All packs feature 4.0mm bullet plugs to allow you to plug directly into your ESC for race applications.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tamiya Wolf WR1 F1 chassis

Tamiya Wolf WR1 F1 chassis

New from Tamiya and based on the F104 chassis is this 1/10th scale Wolf WR1 classic formula one chassis. Led by wealthy Canadian businessman owner Walter Wolf, the WR1 made its debut at the 1977 Argentine GP and started the race in 11th position. Driven by team driver Jody Scheckter, the WR1 went on to win the race and record the first ever win for the team. The 1977 season saw Jody Scheckter win three championship races and finish 2nd overall in the drivers championship.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Motonica P81 series 2-speed gearbox

Motonica P81 series 2-speed gearbox

New for the P81 series from Motonica is this two speed gearbox. The main feature of this new gearbox is its total weight, which is 14 grams lighter than the previous version resulting in a tangible benefit during acceleration. An added benefit is that the shift from first to second gear is more accurate and constant, allowing for a smoother drive. Quality materials and graphite grey coloured plastics complete the changes of this new item. Sold as a complete set.

Source: Motonica [motonica.com]

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rheinard tops first Dutch qualifier

Rheinard tops first Dutch qualifier

Championship leader Marc Rheinard has set the pace in the opening round of qualifytng here at the fifth round of the Xenon Racing backed Euro Touring Series in the Netherlands.  The World Champion topped the hotly contested heat from European Champion Jilles Groskamp and current 1:8 Off Road World Champion Atsushi Hara with just over a second covering the trio after five minutes.  Rheinard said his car was really good except for the opening lap when he had no traction.  The German lost 7/10th compared with the fastest opening lap set by his Tamiya/Speed Passion team-mate Viktor Wilck something he believes was caused by taking his tyre warmers off too early.

Read our full event coverage here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

JP Tirronen wins 1/8th truck at FSS Rd7

JP Tirronen wins 1/8th truck at FSS Rd7

Bart Collins and the Broward County R/C Speedway crew put together a fabulous venue for race #7 of the Florida State Series in Ft. Lauderdale. The track provided a great flow with plenty of elevation change, challenging jumps, off-camber turns, and a tremendous groove. JConcepts got off to a great start in the first round of buggy qualifying with 15yr old JP Tirronen laying down some of the fastest laps and finishing 2nd for the round, only 2 seconds behind world champion Bill Easton. JP continued his fast pace in the highly contested truggy class by taking the TQ for round 1. Second and third rounds of buggy had a pleasant surprise with on-road ace Chris Tosolini qualifying 2nd in both rounds running JConcepts tires for the first time all weekend. JP would wind up qualifying 3rd overall with Jared Scott 4th who was also on JConcepts tires. The truggy class was smooth sailing for JP as he TQ’d the overall with a perfect score. JConcepts team driver Brett Kingsbury put on a late charge in the 2nd and 3rd round to take the 2nd overall qualifying position. Main event time saw some crazy weather and had everyone scrambling. The weather was changing by the minute and everyone found themselves racing in and out of the rain showers. At the end of the 30min buggy final Billy Easton finished 1st, Chris Tosolini 2nd, and JP Tirronen rounding out the top 3. The Truggy final saw much better weather and the first place battle really heated up. 2nd qualifier Brett Kingsbury quickly took over the lead from JP and for the next 15 minutes they exchanged positions every few laps. After the dust settled, JP made his way to the top of the podium followed closely by teammate Brett.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 FS2 buggy

Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 FS2 buggy

With its heritage built at the top of the racing world, the Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 chassis has undergone a complete regeneration. This model is based on the FS conversion kit and not the SP competition kit held in high regard by many competition drivers. The new layout features a 10mm longer wheelbase and the motor and spur gear are positioned as far forward as possible. This combines with the 3 by 3 battery layout to produce optimal weight distribution and results in ideal surface pressure from the tires for effective traction and sure-footed turning. The new Lazer ZX5 FS2 is the latest in the Lazer line of vehicles, which is a further development on this platform and should be available in June.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Tamiya TA05 VDF high-end drift machine

Tamiya TA05 VDF high-end drift machine

Tamiya have announced the release of this high-end drift machine, the TA05 VDF. This car adopts a front midship motor layout, motor within wheelbase, for optimum balance which is essential to drift driving. The upper frame features vertically mounted carbon plates which improve chassis rigidity while also providing enough flexibility during drifting. The parallel geometry steering system provides this machine with excellent control of counter steering. The especially designed battery holder is adjustable and is compatible with Ni-Cd, NiMh, LF batteries. Glass tape can also be used to secure the battery.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

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