DuraTrax 7.4V 4000mAh 25C LiPo pack

DuraTrax 7.4V 4000mAh 25C LiPo pack

The new DuraTrax LiPo 7.4V 4000mAh 25C car/truck stick pack is ideal for any 6-cell sub-C NiMh application, where LiPo power is preferred and a Traxxas plug is required. Featuring a high capacity and high discharge current rating, in a pack that’s nearly half the weight of an equivalent size NiMh battery, it is wired for balancing, and the connector is protected by a hardened ABS case.

Source: Duratrax [duratrax.com]

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fastom Peugeot 908 body shell

Fastom Peugeot 908 body shell

Fastom, owner of Motonica, Xtyres and Vox brands, have released a new body shell for 1/8th scale on road competition cars. Based on the Peugeot 908 (EFRA 31516), this body shell, developed in collaboration with young Italian driver Nicola Marrone, was presented for the first time last week at Locorotondo Warm Up ending up second thanks to Dario Balestri’s Motonica.

Source: Fastom [motonica.com]

Friday, March 26, 2010

SRC Power Fuel range

SRC Power Fuel range

Italian distributor Sprint RC have introduced their new brand SRC, which will introduce a number of new items over the coming weeks, starting with their Power Fuel. Available in 3 different mixtures, sport, on road and off road, the former is best suited for RTR cars, while the on road is developed for touring cars and 1/8th scale on road. It features high quality castor oil, U.S. nitromethane and a special formula of two synthetic oils for optimum lubrication as well as protection against corrosion. The off road forumla also contains two synthetic oils with extremely high lubrication qualities and the fuel keeps the overall engine temperature low, making it more reliable over long runs.

Source: SRC [sprintrc.it]

Friday, March 26, 2010

DNM Tech High performance clutch

DNM Tech High performance clutch

DNM Tech have released their new high performance clutch, the result of 4 months of development and which has been under test by club and national level racers. The clutch offers fast acceleration due to its reduction of rotating mass and on top of that, the clutch is affordable for all racers and can be purchased in maximum performance or more economical package (aluminum bell / steel bell). The lightweight design, offers a 60-70% reduction in weight compared with some original clutch set. The set includes everything you need, with the exception of pinion gears, and is available for the Xray NT1 and Kyosho V-One series.

Source: DNM Tech [dnm-tech.com]

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rob Betts wins big at ROAR Region 1 Champs

Rob Betts wins big at ROAR Region 1 Champs

Kyosho America are reporting on the ROAR Region 1 championship was held at LIR at the beginning of March. The event had a great turnout with Kyosho cars dominating the event. In Mod truck, Andrew Parente was able to TQ putting in 21 laps in round 2. It was the only 21 lap run of the weekend in the truck class. At the tone Parente made a bobble that allowed Rob Betts and James Schlick to get past. The three of them set off on a six minute battle where they ran nose to tail for most of the race. In the end, Rob Betts came home with the wind and the championship! James finished second and Andrew finished third. The three of them crossed the line within 1.2 seconds of each other, giving Team Kyosho 1, 2, 3 win.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

RPM Blitz rear bearing carriers

RPM Blitz rear bearing carriers

RPM Products have release rear bearing carriers for the HPI Blitz & Blitz ESE. To improve the overall stength of this area, they gave the part a bearing overhaul. The stock bearings are a 5x10mm design, which they claim is not strong enough for racer’s demands, so these new RPM carriers use a 5x11mm bearing, doubling the dynamic load rating from 44kgf to 73kgf. Made from RPM’s bulletproof blend of super strong nylons, they are factory backed with the company’s industry renowned breakage warranty.

Source: RPM [rpmrcproducts.com]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pro-Line Trencher SC & close cell SC inserts

Pro-Line Trencher SC & close cell SC inserts

Pro-Line have shown off their new Trencher SC and close cell SC inserts. This tire will be molded in M2 and is intended to be an awesome All-Terrain option for SC trucks. The aggressive tread will exhibit long life in both on and off-road conditions. Also shown are Pro-Line’s SC dedicated Closed Cell inserts. These inserts are no longer a multi purpose 1:8th insert but are a dedicated asymmetrical design that is engineered for ideal sidewall support in Pro-Line SC tires. The upgraded inserts are being included in all SC tires at this time.

Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Daniel Vega wins Rd5 of Central Spain regionals

Daniel Vega wins Rd5 of Central Spain regionals

The past weekend in Azuqueca de Henares in Guadalajara, Spain Team Agama Racing, Team Orion and Aka Tires won the fourth race of the Spanish center regional series. Daniel Vega Frias won the A main, starting the final from tenth position due to a battery problems in the semifinal. Using the new Agama A8-Evo, it worked perfectly throughout the event, showing the potential of this new brand.

Source: SIIM [silcarimport.com]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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