Robitronic have released some new optional parts for their 190mm electric touring, the Avid, which was released at the end of last year. The new parts include this new stiffer 3.5mm carbon fiber chassis plate for carpet racing and other high grip surfaces as well as a new, red anodised, front spool and 2 new low friction belts for a smoother drive train.
The organisers of the DHI Cup in Denmark, one of the biggest indoor electric events on the calendar, have been in touch to let us know that they have inked a three year deal with Odense Congress Centre to host the DHI-CUP.
It means that we will have perfect surroundings for our race, with 3000 m2 floor, large tribunal for viewers and visitors along with a great cafeteria. The track itself will have a size of 25 times 40 meters, on a brand new carpet perfect for racing. In recent years, many drivers have asked for more practise time before qualifying. Some racers even call the race, one of the toughest races in the world, because of the limited practise. The new deal with Odense Congress Centre means that we can build the track and pit Thursday before the race. Therefore practise will commence Friday morning. Also a new first for this race, will be a qualifying round Friday evening, to make the Saturday a little shorter with only 4 rounds, allowing racers to go out ( for dinner :-), or to relax and be fit for finals on sunday.
Neo Buggy have some news from World Champion engine maker O.S. about their new 3.5cc VZB V-Spec Alu headed buggy engine. The engine appears to be the same as the magnesium headed VZB, however features a more conventional aluminium head for those racers wanting the power of the V-Spec but on a tighter budget. The headâ€™s styling also differs from the distinctive magnesium version as a result of the heat conduction characteristics of aluminium, which mean a smaller diameter can be used, and also allows for a new engine head shape. The weight difference is also kept to a minimum with the alu head only 25g heavier than the Magnesium version.
This week sees the European Championship for B drivers take place at the scenic, but tricky, Tolmin circuit in Slovenia. Wet weather has plagued the event so far, with only limited running taking place before todays qualifying, which saw round 1 run in near 40 degree heat, before heat 2 was abandoned due to heavy rains. With 2 more qualifying rounds left to be run it is top local racer, and EFRA GP runner up, Jernej Vuga (above) that has clinched the overnight pole position. The Mugen racer ended the day only 1 second ahead of Serpent racer Michele Romangnoli with fellow Italian Nicola Ometto, racing for Mugen in 3rd. Top Dutch racer and winner of the first 2 rounds of the Dutch Nationals, John Ermen, lines up in 4th place for Serpent.
More news from Kyosho, this time they were in contact to let us know that their team driver Doug “Casper” Nielsen took the win in the 2WD modified class during round 3 of the JBRL Series in Southern California, with his Banzai-powered Kyosho Ultima RB5. The Jimmy Babcock Racing League is a Southern California Series that features eight races. Nielsen qualified second after having only run one complete qualifying round, and then was able to turn in his best performance during the A-main with a wire-to-wire victory.
Orcan, who we have written some pieces about before, have come out with some new products to add to their expanding product range. First up is the V2 version of their motor cooler which apart from a new look, has changed very little from the original version from what we can tell. Secondly Orcan have released these VTEC 1400MAh cells for use in the Xray M18 Pro and similar cars and which can cope with the high power demands of brushless systems, especially in the modified class.
GS Racing have released three new colors of Truggy Dish Wheel for you to choose from. Available in white, fluorescent yellow and reflective silver these new wheels offer racers different choices to enhance the visuals of their truggy, without compromising performance.
Dutch company Spintec have released the 2nd version of their Battery Manager, which is a conditioner for 4 to 8 cell packs that can discharge all your batteries to keep them in top shape whilst analysing their performance. The Battery Manager v2 conditions your pack for maximum power and runtime using 10A & 35A Coolflex current conditions while all the time keeping it cool and the built in cut-off voltage is adjustable between 0.8 to 1.1 Volt. Whats really neat on this new version of the Battery Manager is the large red-backlight display that gives you all the information such as total runtime, actual voltage, average voltage, total energy, capacity and internal resistance.