Much More Racing introduce their updated LiPo charging container, the Safety Bag 2. The new variant offers improved fire-proof fibre material parts that securely cover the battery to offer increased safety in case the LiPo blows up while charging, discharging or storage. The bag offer enough space for three regular-size 2S packs, two 3S or one 4S pack and the lid is securely fastened using extra-large velcro pads.
Made for all Losi and TLR SCTE 4WD short course kits is the MIP Pro4mance front steering linkage kit. Containing virtually slop-free Dubro rod ends and lightweight Lunsford titanium turnbuckles the linkage set does away with any binding upon compression for improved handling and control. Fitting on all SCTE kits the parts also scrub some weight compared to the stock setup. Included with the set, that is available for pre-order now, comes all needed hardware.
New from Vampire Racing come LiPo receiver battery packs for 1/8th and 1/10th scale nitro vehicles. Available as standard-size 2500mAh hump and 2300mAh straight pack the 2S packs offer a voltage of 7.4V ideal for the new breed of HV-compatible receivers and servos. The semi-hardcase packs come with a protective inner shield and sport a stealthy black heat shrink tube for cool looks and best possible protection of the cells in all racing conditions. Both battery packs are pre-wired with a balancer connector and JR/Futaba-compatible universal plug.
Pitshark Design introduce the Hole Shot body hole markers for 1/8th and 1/10th scale vehicles. Designed in collaboration with Toni Rheinard, the markers allow the precise mounting of painted and clear bodyshells with the help of rubber-protected body mount extensions and O-shaped magnets. The extensions are simply attached to the body posts and the magnets are used to locate the position of the body mounts for perfectly aligned body shells. The rubber material prevent the body from becoming scratched while the body post positions are easily marked with a permanent pen through the holes in the magnet.
This weekend was the third and final round of the inaugural oOple Off-Road Open Series. Having already visited Stotfold and RHR, Sunny Southport was the host of the final round. The 4WD championship was already decided with Tom Cockerill taking wins in the opening 2 rounds, but 2WD was a three-way battle between Schumachers Greg Williams, Tom Cockerill and RHR boss James Heliwell. As usual, Saturday morning would see open practice, allowing everyone all the track time they could wish for to get their cars dialled in to the high grip Southport track. The track was excellently prepared by the Southport crew, and the layout was fast and challenging, which would make for some good racing come the finals.
Hudy extend their Exclusive Tools range by Phillips and slotted screw drivers. They sport super lightweight 7075-T6 diamond pattern handles for excellent grip while the included black-colour plastic end cap makes handling effortless. Optional coloured end caps for easy identification are available separately. The tool tips are made from Hudy’s special spring steel and come hardened for the best possible durability. The tools are available as 5mm and 5.8mm Phillips, 5mm standard and long slotted screw driver as well as 5.8mm engine head slotted driver.
The 2013 Benelux+ Race took place at the high speed track of the Baanbrekers club in Rucpen, Netherlands. The track was well prepared and the organisers put in a lot of effort to make it a great event. The meeting was run in four classes including Pro10 Stock and Modified as well as Touring car Stock 10.5T and Modified. The hot weather made chassis set-up and cooling crucial especially in the Pro10 classes and in Pro10 Stock is was Reinder Wilms (RC Devil PC10H3X) who took TQ with Alexander Fokke (Team Associated RC10L2.5) and Joost Kuiper (P235 SE) in tow. Joost had to sort out radio problems during the qualifiers but thankfully other drivers were able to help out with a borrowed transmitter and receiver. After the three finals Reinder Wilms was able to secure the overall win with Alexander Fokke in second and Joost Kuiper in third place.
Made for the Tamiya TT-02 sport-level touring car kit is this Yeah Racing adjustable aluminium upper arm set. The upgrade replaces the fixed upper arms of the kit with an adjustable and more durable solution. Beside higher impact resistance the design allows for easy camber angle adjustment in order to improve tyre wear and cornering characteristics. The set is made for the front end of the chassis and includes all needed hardware.