LRP 8000mAh & 4900mAh Outlaw hardcase LiPo packs

LRP 8000mAh & 4900mAh Outlaw hardcase LiPo packs

Coming soon from LRP are the Outlaw Car Line high-voltage hardcase LiPo battery packs. Thanks to the new HDS-X high density stacking technology the packs have a nominal voltage of 7.6V compared to the standard 7.4V of current 2S batteries. To make maximum use of the added voltage the batteries need to be charged to 8.70V using chargers with special charge programs or adjustable charge end voltage with the high-performance 110C/55C cells allowing for charge rates as high as 3C. Both the 8000mAh standard size and 4900mAh shorty battery do not comply with the current rules of governing bodies such as IFMAR, EFRA, ROAR and others so they are banned from competition use but they can be run in outlaw classes or in your favourite bashing vehicle.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bruno Coelho dominates Portuguese TC nats Rd5

Bruno Coelho dominates Portuguese TC nats Rd5

Round five of the Portuguese Electric Touring Car Nationals was held at the Torres Novas track, home of the forthcoming EFRA Euros. Hot weather conditions with temperatures of up to 35 degree Celsius made for trick track conditions with the low grip causing some troubles for the drivers. Bruno Coelho (Xray) was the man to beat in the Modified class as he took the TQ after the qualifiers and he won all three A-mains some two laps in front of the runner-up driver. At the end Joao Martinho (Yokomo) came in second while Fernando Cordeiro (Tamiya) rounded out the top 3 result.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Thursday, July 30, 2015

VBC Racing Ghost Evo RM Spec touring car kit

VBC Racing Ghost Evo RM Spec touring car kit

VBC Racing have introduced the new Ghost Evo RM Spec 1/10th 4WD touring car kit. Released to celebrate the success of Australian National Champion Ryan Maker the RM Spec kit features a load of upgrades and options such as the Ghost Evo camber link adjusters, a 2-piece joint axle drive kit, X/Y-C05 and C0 centre suspension mounts, the Wildfire suspension shim set, Titanium-coated upright shafts, suspension pins and shock shafts, self lubricating shaft end shoes and more. Other features are taken over from the standard Ghost Evo kit such as the carbon fibre chassis and shock towers, large travel aluminium shock absorbers, oiled low-friction and rubber sealed ball bearings as well as aluminium turnbuckles.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Losi Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA GT3 1/6th scale RTR kit

Losi Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA GT3 1/6th scale RTR kit

Horizon Hobby have introduced the all-new Losi Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA GT3 1/6th scale RTR kit. The full-scale car is one of the fastest R8 in racing and the Losi model is designed to match its performance on the model racing track. Based on a 3mm aluminium chassis the car features torque vectoring differentials for improved traction, 18mm big bore shock absorbers for best possible handling and a 1200kv 6S-compatible Dynamite brushless motor to propel the car to speeds of up to 100km/h. The Active Vehicle Control technology helps to control the car at high speed and in fast corners. The kit is topped off by an officially licensed Audi R8 WRT Racing Team bodyshell with rear wing, diffusor and mirrors.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Team Associated Apex Lexus RC F BL LiPo combo

Team Associated Apex Lexus RC F BL LiPo combo

Team Associated’s Apex Lexus RC F Brushless ready-to-run car is coming soon in the LiPo combo package including the 423-S 35W compact balance charger and the Wolfpack 3300mAh LiPo battery. The car comes fully assembled and with factory-installed Reedy brushless power. Additional features include the XP water-resistant speed control and XP 2.4GHz radio system. The front and rear sealed metal gear differentials are connected together with a tough aluminium drive shaft and imperfections in the road are managed by four adjustable fluid-filled, coil-over tuned shocks. The high-grip, treaded racing tyres are mounted on scale replica Lexus RC F 20-spoke hex-drive wheels featuring detailed brake rotors and callipers. Topping it all off is the factory-finished Lexus RC F body that replicates every detail of the most powerful of Lexus production cars.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thomas, Long & Cerrato win at Desoto Grand Prix

Thomas, Long & Cerrato win at Desoto Grand Prix

The recent 2015 Desoto Grand Prix for Nitro On-road cars saw Brian Thomas taking the win in the 1/8th Open class while Tim Long came out successful in the 1/8th Masters category. In 1/8th GT it was Robbie Cerrato who took the winning honours.

Source: Flash Point [flashpointrc.com]

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Werner Spannbruckner wins at Hobby Cup Austria Rd3

Werner Spannbruckner wins at Hobby Cup Austria Rd3

Round three of the Hobby Cup Austria was held at the bumpy and difficult track in St. Aegyd. In the qualifiers Jan Kruisz set the fastest time to start from pole position into the triple finals. The mains then saw Werner Spannbruckner taking the win from Jan while Bernhard Poinstingl grabbed the final podium spot.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Schumacher Cougar KF2 mid motor conversion

Schumacher Cougar KF2 mid motor conversion

New from Schumacher comes the mid motor conversion for the Cougar KF2 2WD buggy. The conversion moves the motor cluster back by 19mm and puts the LiPo battery in front of the motor. The included carbon fibre chassis accepts all motor positions, standard, low grip and mid as well as all LiPo layouts. The shift gives the KF2 more rear traction and allows the power to be transmitted easier into forward bite and acceleration. This means that racing on low and medium traction conditions such as dirt and sandy/dusty astro just got easier. The chassis accepts normal height shorty LiPos, to maximise traction on very low grip conditions a low profile battery could be used. The body requires a small modification to clear the spur and side gear cover and a modified body is readily available.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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