Serpent offset Wheel adaptors & T-shirt

 Serpent offset Wheel adaptors

More new products from Serpent for the S400 with the release of these –0.5 mm offset hex wheel adaptors. Sold in a set of 4, these orange anodised aluminium adaptors provide the opportunity for more adjustments to be made to the geometry of the car. They are a direct replacement for the standard versions and as with the originals they use a screw (not included) to clamp itself to the wheel axle. Serpent have also announced the release there new t-shirt for the 2008 season. Made from 100% cotton, this black shirt features screen-printing on the front as well as the back. The front side sports a colour print across the chest with the Serpent oval and new Serpent logo centred on the chest whilst the rear features the Serpent oval logo with serpent.com below it, both in white.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Team Azarashi Front & Rear wings

 Team Azarashi Front & Rear wings

Japanese company Team Azarashi have written an update on their site on the development of some new front and rear wings. The new rear wing provides less downforce than the company’s previous wing giving more controllable handling, while a new front wing helps smooth the airflow over the buggy, helping reduce turbulence on the rear wing. Both wings are still under development but are expected to go on sale before the end of the year.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Serpent S400 Rear Gear Differential

Serpent S400 Rear Gear Differential

New for the Serpent S400 is this innovative 35T rear gear differential. Designed with competition in mind, this new diff is only 5 grams heavier than the standard ball differential yet provides more consistent operation and there is absolutely no slippage, which helps improve acceleration. Another benefit is that it requires little or no maintenance or rebuilding and it can be simply set by just changing the oil. To keep the weight down, the differential is supplied with coated aluminium out drives and to get you on the track as quick as possible, the diff comes pre-assembled, with you only needing to add oil. Expect a front gear differential in the near future.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nam & Ahn win 2007 Korea Cup

Nam & Ahn win 2007 Korea Cup

Serpent are reporting on the the final of the Serpent backed Korea Cup 2007, which took place at the Kirina Circuit in PoChun area near Seoul where Serpent drivers Ahn Hyun Ho and Nam Sang Jun took race victory and overall championship success. Run over four rounds, the Korea Cup was open to all brands of cars with 40 drivers taking part in the season finale. In 1:10 200mm Hyun Ho dominated with his MAX powered 720. Securing the TQ position in qualifying he went on to win the 30-minute Main Final by almost a lap from fellow Serpent driver and SDD team member Sang Jun. Oh Sae Yong, also driving a 720 completed the podium. Also racing in the 1:8 class, Sang Jun went one better with his 960 taking his fourth win of the Series to claim the 2007 Korea Cup title. Sang Jun, who recorded the fastest lap of the race, was followed home by Namkoong Wook who was using the same 960/Max combination with the Kyosho of Oh Yong Taek completing the Top 3.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Novarossi 35 Plus 21 LC ‘Cordoba Edition’

Novarossi 35 Plus 21 LC ‘Cordoba Edition’

Novarossi have announced that they have created, and will begin selling, a limited edition range of motors to celebrate Lamberto Collari’s 8th World title in Cordoba, Argentina. Limited to only 999 pieces, the ‘Cordoba Edition’ is an exact replica of the engine that Collari used to win Novarossi’s 9th World title.

The 35 PLUS 21 LC “Cordoba Edition” has an all-new carburettor. Made from a different kind of alloy and combined with the integrated cooling fins will it keep the temperature of the fuel down before it will enter the engine’s internals. The cooling fins will also reduce the overall mass of the engine; this improves the performance of your 1:8 On-road racing car. Next to the new carburettor we also have made a new look on the cooling head, to remember our victory in Cordoba. The sun we used is very similar to the sun in the flag of Argentina.

Available in December, if you want one you’d better start saving as it isn’t going to be cheap.

UPDATE: We’ve been informed by NR that it is expected to be in the EUR500-600 region, so not as dear as we originally thought.

Source: Novarossi [novarossi.com]

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Losi 5000mAh 7.4V 20C LiPo Battery

Losi 5000mAh 7.4V 20C LiPo Battery

Team Losi have become the latest company to release a high capacity LiPo pack with the announcement that they will start selling these 5000mAh 7.4V packs. Coming supplied with what looks like a soft shrink sleeve case, in place of a hard case, it comes supplied with power cables as well as a power plug and a balancer port and has been optimised for use in 1/10th scale vehicles.

Source: Horizon Hobby [horizonhobby.com]

Thursday, November 29, 2007

K-Factory UFO 2 White Clutch Shoe

K-Factory UFO 2 White Clutch Shoe

Taiwanese company K-Factory have released this UFO2 white clutch shoe for use in Centax type clutches. This high grip clutch shoe has a special high friction surface which means the clutch engages the moment it comes in contact with the clutch bell making it very useful on high traction circuits where you may have a very high engagement rpm setting for maximum acceleration. When set up correctly, in high traction, this type of clutch shoe can help the car accelerate very quickly.

Source: K-Factory [kfactoryracing.com]

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Much More Commu Lathe 2

Much More Commu Lathe 2

Much More have released the follow up to their original commu lathe with the release of this updated version 2. As with all Much More products, it is available in blue, purple and black, and this new version sports an adjustable arm limiter that allows you to adjust the correct play of the comm when cutting. Also new from Much More is a range of appropriately coloured comm lathe lights that shine down onto the area you are cutting ensuring that you can see exactly what you are doing.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

RC Racing Series 2 episode 1

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5283810288196043852

Episode 1 of the second series of RC Racing, shown in Europe on cable channel Motors TV is now online and can be watched in the player above.

Presenter Nick Daman tries his hand at racing again, this time at the 12th scale nationals in Milton Keynes. After his exploits in 1/8th Rallycross could he be heading for another fall? (Or crash). There is also topline action as the cream of British touring car racers come together for the BRCA finals at the Cotswolds club, where they also chat to Andy Moore about his recent 12th Euros success and review the latest RC cars and trucks.

Source: RC Racing [rcracing.tv]

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Xray T2’008 Exclusive first batch

Xray T2′008 Exclusive first batch

Along with announcing that the T2’008 190mm touring car is now shipping, Xray also announced that the first batch only will be supplied with aluminum externally-adjustable ball differentials. This is due to the fact that the mold for the new Composite Diffs was not finalized for mass production in time for the export of kits, and as such the first batch of kits feature this aluminum version. The US Foam-Spec edition features two alu ball differentials and the EU Rubber-Spec edition features the aluminum ball differential in rear only. Both kits include the appropriate amount of the new 3.5mm drive shaft composite blades.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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