Team Orion Vortex VST2 Pro LW lightweight motors

Team Orion Vortex VST2 Pro LW lightweight motors

Team Orion soon have special lightweight versions of their Vortex VST2 Pro electric brushless motors available. It is understood that they offer the same specifications as the regular weight variants but the heavily machined cases scrub around 15g of weight. Especially the front part sports new milled out sections that not only reduce weight but help with cooling. The LW motors are available in a range of windings including modified 3.5T, 4.0T and 4.5T variants as well as 10.5T, 13.5T and 17.5T stock motors.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fredriksson successful at Finnish on-road series Rd3

Fredriksson successful at Finnish on-road series Rd3

Team Shepherd Finland driver Henry Fredriksson has won the 3rd round of the Finnish 1/8 on-road nitro series in Helsinki. Henry Fredriksson and his Shepherd team mate Tony Raikas were battling through the race rounds for the fastest result but unfortunately bad luck and a DNF for Tony made the final race very easy for Henry.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lars Hoppe wins at North German regionals Rd4

Lars Hoppe wins at North German regionals Rd4

The 4th round of the North German nitro on-road nationals took place at the famous Munster track, host of this year’s German national championships in September. Shepherd’s Lars Hoppe set the fastest time in qualifying to take TQ and he also won the main final but he was challenged by Merlin Depta (Serpent) who finished only 3 seconds down on Lars in 2nd place.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stu Wood takes Northwest regional series title

Stu Wood takes Northwest regional series title

The 5th round of the UK Northwest regional series was held at the Bury Metro Club with around 90 entries in the 2WD classes. Rain on Saturday meant the racing Sunday would start out wet. Stu Wood made the best out of the conditions and TQ’d the 2WD class and also went on to win the A-main in front of Mark Smith and Adam Perei. The result handed Stu the regional champion title with one round remaining.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PR Racing SB401 4WD off-road buggy

PR Racing SB401 4WD off-road buggy

Precirotate introduce the SB401 1/10th scale 4WD electric off-road buggy. The vehicle is based on a black anodised aluminium chassis that allows to run a conventional saddle pack battery in the rear or a single 2S shorty pack with the electronics sitting on the opposite side of the chassis. Composite side rails fit snuggly with the body to keep dust, dirt and moisture away from the chassis. The drivetrain makes use of CNC-machined gears for maximised durability while a total of six CV-type driveshafts take care of smooth and efficient power distribution. On the suspension side of things the SB401 offers 12.75mm aluminium big bore shock absorbers with volume composition bladders and a total of four different pistons supplied with the kit. The kit is rounded out by a cab forward bodyshell and a medium size rear wing.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Xray 1/10th on-road adjustable body mounts

Xray 1/10th on-road adjustable body mounts

Xray now have their own version of the popular height adjustable body mounts available. Made from orange anodised 7075 aluminium the body stops offer an adjustment range of 3mm to fine tune the height and rake of touring car bodies on T2, T3 and T4 cars. A the size of the height adjustment nut and a marking dimple make for convenient and precise adjustment. The parts that come as pair can also be used on the front of the NT1 200mm nitro touring car.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cody King TQs & wins at Mugen Grand Prix Rd1

Cody King TQs & wins at Mugen Grand Prix Rd1

This past weekend marked the first round of the Mugen Grand Prix in Chula Vista, California. There were plenty of local fast guys in attendance including Cody Smith who won the Hi-Tech race on this layout, and track manager Don Vinkemulder. With only 20 minutes of practice Kyosho’s Cody King went to work right away with a TQ run in round 1 of qualifying, which would stand giving him the pole position.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Xray XB8 aluminium steering kingpin plates

Xray XB8 aluminium steering kingpin plates

Xray introduce new aluminium steering kingpin plates for the XB8 buggy. The plates are specially designed for the use with Xray’s XPBS pivot ball system and allow to fine-tune the Ackermann setting and thus the steering characteristic of the buggy. Beside the standard 14 degree part there are also 10 degree and 6 degree plates available that reduce the on-power steering, with the 6 degree part offering the smoothest on-power steering setting. The parts come as pairs, they are machined from 7075-T6 aluminium and offer a hard-coated finished for durability and looks while white markings help with identification.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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