Serpent are reporting that multiple Dutch National Champion John Ermen has signed to race for Serpent Netherlands in the 2007 season. Returning to the Dutch manufacturer after a number of years away racing for Mugen, John will be seen as one of the favourites for the Dutch title this year.
The current 1:8 Dutch National Vice-Champion, Ermen will head Serpent’s challenge for 1:8 success in its home country. Racing since 1990, Â having caught the bug for rc racing from his father and older brother, Â John has an impressive racing CV which includes three World Championships appearances including the 2001 event in Australia.
RB Products have released this SpeedLine EFRA 2611 tuned pipe set. Designed to increase the middle range power of the RB.12 engines its polished finish improves gas flow whilst the 4 spring mounting system that keep manifold and pipe toegether improves reliabilty in this area.
Team Tamale have released these great new setup wheels for electric touring cars running foam tyres. Made from aluminium they are five sided with each side representing a different tyre diameter to check your setup on. They are anodised black, but may come in other colours, and have a chamfered edge and feature the tyre diameter engraved in the side.
Here are set-up wheels for your touring cars running foam tires. These have 5 sides on them for 5 different sizes of foam tires. We all know how suspension settings change as foam tires wear. These set-up wheels give you the ability to set your suspension settings for tire sizes ranging from 58mm down to 56mm in .5mm increments.
Diggity Designs, who design, create and sell conversion sets for electric cars, have released images (albeit small ones) of their 2 new products that they will be releasing in 2007. The 3D12 and CD12 as seen above are complete rolling chassis’ and have a totally new rear pivot design, use CRC side springs and have adjustable battery positioning. As you can see there will be a classic battery layout version and an updated mid battery layout version too.
More driver movements, this time its the turn of US RC racing legend Ralph Burch (old pic) to change motor supplier to Team Br00d. Ralph of course continues with Xray, the car his company RC America imports, and will also continue with SMC batteries. The statement from Eddie O of Team Br00d reads:
Team br00d Racing is proud to announce that Multi-Time National Champion Ralph Burch has signed to race Team br00d Racing Motors……Ralph will continue to run SMC batteries. Ralph will be debuting his br00d powered Xray at the Novak race next week….the one and only Garrett Smith will be tuning Ralph’s Checkpoint based modified motors….
Corally have announced that they have signed this years IIC Modified Foam class winner and former Xray racer Mike Blackstock to race for them from 2007 onwards. With Xray dropping international drivers left right and center with their team shake up a while ago there was suddenly a lot of talent seeking rides and Mike seems to have fallen on his feet with this Corally deal.
Team Corally International is pleased to announce the signing of Mike Blackstock for 2007 and beyond. Winner of the 2006 IIC Modified Foam class, Mike will be an excellent addition to the International Corally Team. Mike’s dedication to on track testing and development will be a great asset to develop current and future Corally products.
Parma have dropped their new 1/10th scale 190mm Mohawk Sedan body, designed specifically for carpet racing. Based on the Alfa Romeo it is available in 2 versions, standard and lightweight, and according to Paul Ciccarello of Parma the new body works exceptionally well giving good steering yet is still very easy to drive. Expect to see it in the shops by the new year.
I like when people mod their racing machines especially when they try and tweak an already manufacturer optimised machine so it was great when i was tipped off to this guys Serpent 960 mod. As far as i can work out, this is a weight distribution mod as the creator ‘Got the Grip’ from RC Tech is using a small throttle servo that allows him to move it closer to the tank. He has created a single plate to mount both servos and an AMB personal transponder, although not in the optimal orientation, and has also created a new narrower radio plate too. The only thing that lets it down, besides the photography, is the use of flat head screws, really unforgivable.