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July 10, 2012

HPI Ford Fiesta WR8 Flux RTR

To partner the super-cool WR8 3.0 World Rally Championship replica, HPI Racing have also got a Flux-powered electric version that is tuned for tarmac rally fun and excitement. The WR8 Flux has all of the tough drivetrain components of the nitro version, however it’s powered by a 4000Kv Flux Vektor motor and your choice of 2S or 3S LiPo battery. It’s ready to fly over jumps and blast down the street right out of the box.

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July 10, 2012

Kyosho Inferno & Plazma tuning options

Kyosho have released this gun metallic anodized radio tray connector plate made of high quality aluminium for the Inferno MP9 TKI3. This option part is not only adding some bling to the car, it is also a useful setup tool allowing you to adjust the flex of the car in this area to your likening. Also from the Japanese company for their Plazma Ra 1/12 scale pan car are these center shock springs. Available in the hardness of soft, medium and hard they are a must have to setup the car at the race track.

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July 10, 2012

Xray NT1 pre-assembled brake pad set

For the NT1, Xray have released this factory pre-assembled brake pad set for consistent and precise braking. High-precision, ultra-efficient steel brake pads are CNC-machined and precision ground on both sides for an ultra-smooth surface finish to guarantee maximum braking efficiency. The brake pad backing plates are heat-treated for maximum lifespan. Special high-grip brake pad material is specially bonded to backing plates for high resistance to generated heat build-up. Sold as a set of 2.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


July 10, 2012

Patrick Schäfer wins Rd4 in middle Germany

Last weekend the 4th round of the Middle German Championship took place in Kastellaun in the midwest of Germany. In total 22 drivers in different classes attended this event to score points for the championship. In the 1/10th class Patrick Schäfer had a great weekend with his Sonic powered Velox V10 “twelve” testing a new chassis and radio plate with a new battery mount for a standard 5-cell battery pack. After the first qualification heat on Saturday evening he was Top Qualifier 11 seconds in front of second placed Hartmut Rose. On Sunday morning it began to rain and there were no more try qualification heats. For the finals it stopped to rain and the track dried completely. Patrick Schäfer won the race in front of Hartmut Rose and Shepherd driver Sascha Vorgrümler in 3rd position.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


July 10, 2012

Mark Green wins Rd5 of BRCA 200mm series

The 5th round of the British 200mm championship was held at the excellent Cotswold circuit. The forecast for the weekend looked really bad with heavy rain predicted for both Saturday and Sunday. Current championship leader Mark Green faced some tougher competition at the front this meeting with the returning Kyle Branson looking very quick during practice. Much of Saturday’s practice was spent testing damp/rubber tyres under the wet conditions. Around 1 hour from the 6pm finish time the track was almost completely dry which caused a big rush of drivers trying to get out on track. They actually had to queue up for a space on the rostrum as everybody tried to make the most of the remaining time.

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July 10, 2012

Arrowmax 64 pitch pinions

Arrowmax have released a full set of premium-quality pinions in 64 pitch. Made from the highest quality 7075-T6 aluminium and hard coated they are both tough and lightweight. Available in a full range from 17T – 52T.

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]


July 10, 2012

T.O.P. Photon EX options

Some new parts for the Photon EX from T.O.P. with the release of this optional alloy camber link plate with 1.75mm offset. This new part allows the driver to fine-tune the camber link position and thus camber gain characteristics. Also new is a 7075-T6 aluminium tie rod set, this strong lightweight option would is a must for those weight cautious drivers. The set consists of six 30mm tie rods and a 15mm tie rod.

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July 9, 2012

DJ Apolaro & Kenny Ives victorious at Airtronics GP

The Airtronics GP race took place in California this past weekend and it was DJ Apolaro that took the TQ and win in the Sedan class with Kenny Ives taking the win in 1/8 scale. With tires and fuel playing a big role for this parking lot track, both DJ and Kenny were the only drivers able to pit at the 5 minute mark in the finals. DJ Apolaro would make a tire change in the Sedan final and still go on to take a convincing win with his Novarossi powered Capricorn C-02. In the 1/8 class Kenny Ives, after bumping up from the B main, was able to take advantage of the great fuel mileage given by the Kosmic Fuel and also no tire change strategy. Kenny would work his way to the top with consistent fast driving and sticking to his strategy. Chris Verano would make a charge back, but come up short, as Kenny was able make a pass on him and stay in front. Tires and fuel played a big role and Kenny made all the right moves, taking his Novarossi powered Capricorn C-801 to the winners circle.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]