Tricks of the Trade – Announcement

Tricks of the Trade - Announcement

We have been sent information that some of the UK’s most talented and respected 1/12th scale drivers are organizing a tips and testing day. Drivers who wish to learn more about preparing, setting up and driving 1/12th scale cars are invited to go along and spend a day at the Ardent Raceway in Kings Newton, Leicestershire on Saturday 22nd May from 10am until 6pm.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sanwa HVS-ZV & HVS-ZS servos

Sanwa have released 2 new servos, the HVS-ZV and HVS-ZS. These extremely strong and fast servos are optimised for both 6.0V and 7.4V and is therefore ideal for use with nitro models, where normally a voltage regulator is mandatory. Double isolated to protect against humidity, and ball raced, the ZV can manage 24.2kg per cm and can complete 40 degrees in 0.08s. while the ZS does 20.5kg per cm and the same range in 0.07s, at 6 volts.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]

Saturday, March 27, 2010

T.O.P. Racing report on Swiss Nats Rd1

T.O.P. Racing report on Swiss Nats Rd1

T.O.P Racing Switzerland are reporting on a superb weekend for the team at the first round of the touring car nationals, having placed 4 cars in the Stock A main Final, showing the potential of the car, while in modified Mangiaracina Antonino took 13th overall, a result which was affected by some bad luck in qualifying. In the stock class it was a fantastic battle our front and at the end of the day Stutz Beni won, closely followed by fastest TOP driver Helbach Stephan in 2nd and Hagnauer Philipp 3rd.

Source: HS Online [hsonlinedistribution.com]

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mugen Germany boosted into new on-road season

Mugen Germany boosted into new on-road season

Mugen has boosted its German team for the 2010 on road season. Since years Sebastian Buerge, Rene Puepke and Philipp Sting have been pillars of  Mugen Team Germany which has now seen Christian Wurst coming home to the Japanese manufacturer as well as Joerg and Uwe Baldes as newcomers. Needless to say that factory driver Robert Pietsch will also keep the Mugen flag flying on German tracks, as well as Steven Cuypers from Belgium.

“We have a strong and experienced team to enter races in Germany and of course on an international level”, says Stefan Habbecke of Mugen Seiki Europe (MSE) located in Gelsenkrichen/Germany. “We are ambitious and committed. Not only success is our aim but also to convince with an exemplary teamwork as a benefit for all Mugen racers”.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sanwa HVS-ZV & HVS-ZS servos

Sanwa HVS-ZV & HVS-ZS servos

Sanwa have released 2 new servos, the HVS-ZV and HVS-ZS. These extremely strong and fast servos are optimised for both 6.0V and 7.4V and is therefore ideal for use with nitro models, where normally a voltage regulator is mandatory. Double isolated to protect against humidity, and ball raced, the ZV can manage 24.2kg per cm and can complete 40 degrees in 0.08s. while the ZS does 20.5kg per cm and the same range in 0.07s, at 6 volts.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]

Saturday, March 27, 2010

F1 RCGP 2010 Round 2 report

F1 RCGP 2010 Round 2 report

The 2nd round of the F1RCGP was held in the well known Yatabe Arena Circuit at Ibaraki last month. The world’s biggest indoor RC circuit attracted big names like multiple World and National Champion RC legend Masami Hirosaka, National Champion Shinnosuke Adachi and National finalist Takashi Kato, Kazuki Endo and Takao Mizumizo.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

DE Racing expand XD Skid plate range

DE Racing expand XD Skid plate range

DE Racing have released more additions to their XD rear skid plate range with the release of versions for the Associated RC8, Kyosho MP9, Hot Bodies D8 series and Xray XB8 series. The new skid plate features a new leading edge for greatly improved longevity and performance and new stronger screw countersinks, they are now ultra thin which eliminates the need for longer screws. Race proven using the highest quality engineering resin they wear like aluminium at a fraction of the price and weight.

Source: DE Racing [deracing.net]

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pro-Line sign Spanish star Robert Batlle

Pro-Line sign Spanish star Robert Batlle

Pro-Line have announced the addition of Robert Batlle to their team for the 2010 season. With Robert’s proven track record he will be a key player both on and off the track and the US company looks forward to working with former European Champion to continue to develop innovation that wins. Robert had the following to say about the deal:

I’m really happy to become a Pro-Line factory team driver, I know that Pro-Line is the best RC tires factory and they have the best drivers around the world. I’m really excited to start racing with them, I know I will have to adapt with the new tires, however I hope to achieve important titles together. My team will work as harder as we know, and we hope this effort to become good results. Thanks to Pro-Line for trusting in us.

Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]

Friday, March 26, 2010

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