Venom Gambler 2wd SC truck – Sneak peek

Venom have been in contact to give us a sneak peek at the production version of their new SC truck, the 2wd Gambler. This is the evolution of the SCX prototype that was shown at the toy fair in Germany in February and has been refined from that version, with new graphics, wheels and tires as well as being given a new name.

View the feature list and more images of the new truck here

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Xceed 5000mAh 40C LiPo packs

Xceed 5000mAh 40C LiPo packs

More new products from Xceed who have released these high quality LiPo packs in 1S and 2S versions. Both EFRA legal, the 2S 5000mAh 40C pack comes with a hard case with internal plugs and is mainly used for 1/10th electric racing, while the 1S 5000mAh 40C hard case pack comes pre fitted with a deans connector and is suitable for 1/12th and 1/10th pan cars. Expect Xceed to add to their line up of competition cells in the future.

View the 1S LiPo pack here

Thursday, May 27, 2010

BRCC get permanent indoor track in Charleroi

BRCC get permanent indoor track in Charleroi

Belgian electro Off-road racing club BRCC have announced that they now have a permanent indoor track in Charleroi, Lodelinsart. Jean-Paul Voumart and his BRCC-crew have been the organising force behind the well-known EIR-races and also recently a 24 hour Endurance race. Having previously rented the venue for certain weekends, the track would always have to be rebuilt each weekend, but now they have exclusive use of the venue so the astroturf will remain down permanently and although they currently have a good layout, it can be changed, as the astroturf-mat covers the complete track-surface. Plans are underway that will see the BRCC again organising the BRCC Winter Trophy and of course future EIR-races & Belgian Nationals and drivers will be able to train on the permanent indoor astroturf track in between races.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

HPI Curved scissors

HPI Curved scissors

HPI’s new curved scissors claim to be the best way to cut the polycarbonate plastics used to make their unique bodyshells. The short, curved blades let you work around delicate curves and wheel openings, getting you a concours-winning finish in no time.

Source: HPI [hpieurope.com]

Thursday, May 27, 2010

DJ Apolaro to run ABEC35 bearings

DJ Apolaro to run ABEC35 bearings

SPDMunki Power products, US Distributor for ABEC35, has just signed top US on-road driver DJ Apolaro for the 2010 season. DJ will be promoting their product line and proving the quality of the bearings through his racing season and results. DJ Apolaro, will be running the ABEC35 bearings for the 2010 season, in all his Serpent cars and had the following to say about the deal:

I would like to thank Steve Pak at SPDMunki Power Products for the opportunity to run the ABEC35 bearings. I have read good things about the bearings and got a chance to test them for myself. After using them to build my car and having felt the true smoothness of the bearings I was very pleased. The next step for me was if they could handle the durability test and they passed with flying colors. I have been searching for months now for quality bearings and ABEC35 are definitely the ones. I can’t wait to show these great bearings at the races to come. These ABEC35 Bearings Rock.

Source: SPDMunki [spdmunkipp.com]

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Xceed high tech oil range

Xceed high tech oil range

Xceed have introduced three new high tech oils for use in r/c cars and similar applications. Lab developed and tested by Xceed team-drivers to create the optimal oil for each below applications, each specific oil has a distinctive color, for easy recognition. Suitable for on and off road, the red oil is for high temperature purposes like clutch bearings, the blue oil for high pressure applications, like thrust bearings and the yellow oil for high velocity applications such as transmission bearings, wheel bearings and similar. The bottles feature a strong white cap, and a nice small tip, to be able to put the oil only where you want to. Available separately or in a complete set of 3.

Source: Xceed [xceedrc.com]

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mugen MRX-5 leaked photos

Mugen MRX-5 leaked photos

The first photos of the new Mugen MRX-5 have been leaked onto the internet. Nothing unusual to be seen in the photographs, looking just like a production version of the CAD images we brought you back in February. With the car seemingly ready, or at least close to final, we could see the car hitting the market in the next weeks.

View another image of the car here

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pietsch & Dankel win Rd3 of South German Nationals

Dankel & Pietsch win Rd3 of South German Nationals

Last weekend saw the third race of the South German Championship held at the MAC Nürnberg and with fine weather all weekend it attracted a lot of racers. In the 1:10 class it was Robert Pietsch who took the race win followed by Michael Heinrich in 2nd and Nobuhiro Kanabe in 3rd. In the 1:8 class Eric Dankel took the win, 2nd was Nicolai Bähr and 3rd Manuel Dietrich.

View more images here

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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