This is a neat little thing from Novak, its a 4 cell transponder voltage booster which basically ensures that your 4 cell powered vehicle always has enough power for the transponder because after all theres no point in having power to continue your race if your laps aren’t being counted. Available in January 2007.
The module connects between the vehicle’s transponder and the receiver, and boosts voltage to the transponder for consistent lap countingâ€”even when the battery pack is dumped.
What was many peoples pet hate with the M18’s including with the M18 Pro was that the cars only came with composite out drives which while sufficient for the job they could be better. Well now they are with Xray’s release of these CNC machined aluminium versions which also feature the new wheel mounting that was released with the M18 Pro kit.
Serpent are reporting on their site that DJ Apolaro and Scotty Gray have won round 4 of the FORGASS Florida State Series held last weekend at Homestead RC Speedway in Miami. DJ Apolaro was running the Serpent 720 in the Sedan class and won easily by 2 laps ahead of teammate Danny Horta in 2nd with Andrew Duperrouzel in 3rd. Meanwhile Scotty Gray was using his Serpent 960 to good effect, finishing just over a second ahead of team mate Paolo Morganti to take the win with Vince Tate 6 laps further back in 3rd position.
We got notification of an event for the RC Pro Series that takes place in March at the Homestead Miami Speedway in Florida. This is at the real Indycar track and what is cool about this event, besides it being open to all racers, is that it will take place during the actual Indycar event that is run at this track. So as well as getting to race your own car you get a great side show too.
Atomic RC products has come out with 2 new parts for the Kyosho V-one RRR 1/10th scale sedan. First up is the new lightweight 2 speed gearbox parts you see in the picture above. New items include a new aluminum 2nd gear carrier as well as 4 heavy duty spur gears, 2 for each of the first and second gears. Also newly released for the car is a black anodised 3mm chassis, this looks good but i don’t know of the advantage of it is, if any.
Serpent USA have released a new Lola CanAm body shell for 1/8th scale. Designed with trim lines for the Serpent 960, this lightweight body has been tested by Paolo Morganti and he declared himself pleased with the balance of the body and commented that it had good steering yet really good rear traction also. It’s available next week under part number #SUS31490.
Helger Racing have a nice, in depth, report from the first 2 rounds of the LRP Carpet Wars held at the Maritime Racing Club, at its annual venue, the Black Lion Leisure Centre in Gillingham, Kent. 158 racers over 3 classes took part in round 1 whilst in round 2 the number was at 159 racers, an amazing turn out for any event. The track was large and spacious but the racing was tight.
Read the full report from round 1 here & round 2 here.