Viper R/C Solutions and Multi-time National Champion Josh Cyrul are proud to announce that CEFX is merging with Viper R/C Solutions, Inc. After a successful working relationship starting at the 2012 IIC, CEFX and Viper R/C Solutions started working on plans to build something special together. With the deal inked back in November, the logistics and planning have been in the works to bring CEFX to an entirely new level of product development, production, marketing, sales and customer support. CEFX will be moving to its new home of operations in Seattle, Washington in the coming months. Expect to see new CEFX products in development and available in 2013. Josh Cyrul had this to say:
This is an incredibly exciting time for CEFX. It’s a bit like watching your child grow and head off to school. For 7 years, my limitations have held a lot of CEFX’s potential back from being what I believe it can and should be. With the new ownership, management and resources it really has the chance to grow in true Viper style – Without Boundaries. I will still remain with the company for years to come as an engineer, designer and development driver and will continue to do so from my Michigan location.
After a lot of testing and development, Team Titan have released their new Blitz TSX 1/10 190mm Sedan bod. When traction builds up in a race, drivers need a body that can give more steering without sacrificing the stability so the new TSX body provides quicker response into the corner and increased steering while still maintaining a solid overall balance for improved drivability. The TSX body meets the current GBS rules and has been sent to EFRA for their approval for the 2013 race season. Available in standard 0.8mm, and light 0.7mm versions. Also new is the high roof Mini-Jazz 1/10 body. Made for the 1/10 Mini Class M03, M05…etc. with a 225mm wheelbase, it includes the rear wing and not only has great looking style but also gives the car great handing at speed that drivers need to race and have fun. Available in standard 1.0mm and light 0.8mm version.
From KM Racing for their WC winning H-K1 Evo2 are these rear body mount height adjusters. Mounted to the rear carbon shock tower they help further support the rear body mount positions and also partly help the body from tucking in a rear impact.
SpeedMerchant have released their new 1/18th scale pan car racing body, the OR-18. This is the same body that SpeedMerchant drivers used to sweep the 2011 & 2012 Mini Carpet On-Road Nationals held at R/C Madness in Enfield, CT. This project was designed from the beginning to bring all of their winning 12th scale racing knowledge to the 18th scale pan car class. The body features everything that is at the cutting edge of 12th scale body design, just slightly shrunk down, to take your 18th scale to the podium. The Aero characteristics include a dorsal fin for better straight line tracking, more rear down force to help calm down the insanely overpowered 18th scale brushless cars, as well as more side force and side bite to help produce much higher corner speeds.
VBC Racing have released new suspension arm mounts for the VBC WildFire. There is an optional front, rear and split type suspension mount which provide a large range of adjustment for the toe-angle and track width. Made from 7075-T6 aluminium. They have also introduced new reinforced type F rear belt for both the WildFire as well as one for the Tamiya, Xray & Yokomo. This is made from reinforced materials able to support high power from today’s modified motors.
The 3rd Annual KO Propo Off Road Championship is back at West Coast Raceway from the 5th to the 6th of January. With over 200+ entries last year and names like Cavalieri, Tebo, Kinwald, Hartson, Numedahl, and many international racers in attendance it’s going to be another amazing event hosted by KO Propo and West Coast Raceway. Since the first year of existence, The KO Propo off Road Championships has had a very similar format to qualifying but when it comes to Main day they’ve incorporated a Bump Up Triple A format where you’re never, ever out of it. More information can be found here.
Sweep Racing have released their latest closed cell foam inserts for 1/10th scale buggy, with perfect foam density for today’s surfaces and vertical cuts to absorb impacts. This closed cell inserts have several advantages over the standard foam inserts including increased durability, water resistance, reduced tire roll deformation whilst cornering and low weight. Available in rear as well as 2wd and 4wd front versions.
After having released one or the other video teaser RB now dropped the curtain and revealed the features and specifications of their new RBOne R competition nitro off-road buggy. Roughly based on the design ideas of the RBOne RTR cars the R version sports 80 percent new parts that include a 7075-T6 aluminium chassis plate with optimized flex, front and rear carbon fibre shock towers, a ‘straight’ drive train with rubber-sealed bearings and rubber protection boots, conical-cut transmission gears and a highly adjustable suspension with aluminium suspension mounts and plastic inserts. RB’s goal was to build an easy to drive and to maintain buggy that also comes with a lot of option parts such as carbon and aluminium clutch shoes, 0.9, 1.0, 1.1mm clutch springs, center CVD and shocks rubber boots, mud flaps, chrome and fluorescent premium stickers, shock and differential silicone oil, as well as silicone tubing with clips. The kit will hit the stores world wide very soon.