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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The RC8.2e has already been proven as a winner after TQ’ing and winning the 2011 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion in the capable hands of Ryan Cavalieri. With the RC8.2e RS RTR you can now have this high level of performance in a Race-Spec Ready-To-Run. It comes loaded with the performance features you’ve come to expect from the Race-Spec line like the powerful Reedy 2000kv brushless motor, waterproof XP SC1300-BL brushless electronic speed control and XP 2.4GHz radio system, just to name a few. The RC8.2e RS RTR is the perfect way to get into the 1:8 scale Buggy class, and also has the benefit of having many Factory Team parts available for you to take your 1:8 scale dreams as far as you want.
Team Associated have introduced a Ready-To-Run version of their SC8.2e 1:8 scale electric off road race truck. Modeled after Robby Wood’s short-course race truck as raced in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the SC8.2e RTR takes the next evolutionary step in Team Associated’s 1:8 scale short-course line by adding the new performance suspension developed on their ROAR National Championship-winning RC8.2 buggy. It includes high-performance features like the XP SC1300-BL brushless electronic speed control with Deans Ultra Plug and a powerful Reedy 2000kv brushless motor. Also included is the XP 2.4GHz radio system with the high-torque S2008MG metal-gear servo that provides clean and consistent control.
S-Workz have released this S-ePower Li-Ion 7.4v receiver pack made in Japan by Sanyo. The Li-Ion is one of the best types of Lithium batteries and is super stable and can take a large amount of charging cycles. At just 68 grams it is a perfect way to reduce weight in your S350 BK1 or other 1/8th scale buggy.