Kyosho France have a number of new optionals for the Evolva and Inferno MP777 displayed on their website that have just been made available. First up for the Evolva are these pretty cool looking setup wheels, which are pretty unique in that its rare to see them for 1/8th circuit cars. They are sold in a set of 4, feature a rubber o-ring around the circumference and are anodised grey. Next up, again for the Evolva, are some lightweight wide off-set front wheel axles that come supplied with spacing shims, we presume to enable you to set the amount of offset required. For the MP777 come some anodised wheels nuts in brown, red and blue and also available are aluminium steering blocks, that feature nylon inserts for using smaller bearings.
Last weekend at the Cassino track in the south west of the country, saw the ATS trophy race held for both 1/8th scale and 1/10th 200mm. Despite being run on the same weekend as the French EFRA GP the event attracted a lot of top drivers, as is to be expected in Italy, and in the end of the 1/8th scale final it was former European B champion Andrea Cristiani, racing for Serpent that took the win ahead of Stefano Solaroli racing a Mugen in 2nd, while current European Champion Fabio Domanin came home 3rd, also with a Serpent.
Much More have announced on their site, the release of these large format silicone oil bottles, with new style pouring cap. Previously only available from Much More in 50ml bottles, the new bottles have a 150ml capacity and come in a large range of weights, from 100 – 800cst.
Sportwerks have announced the release of the Reaction RTR, which has been designed to be the easiest way to get started in nitro RC. The Reaction features a push-button starting system and electric reverse so you won’t need to worry about pull cords, starter boxes or handheld starters thanks to the on-board electric motor and transmitter-activated starter. Just press the button and the engine roars to life, ready for any track or backyard. And, if you run out of fuel or get stuck, the electric reverse option lets you drive the truck back to you quickly and simply. Built on a sturdy, durable chassis, the Reaction is designed for hours of high-speed, hassle-free nitro excitement.
Japanese company TN Racing have released this new trio of aluminium heatsinks for your speed controller. Available in dark blue, purple and light blue, you simply attach this lightweight, low profile heatsink to the top of speedo to help remove the heat that builds up in your controller.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> RMV release their version of the VITA Truggy clutch system – Link [rmv-deutschland.de]
> RC Square release lots of new parts for the Tamiya TT-01D – Link [rc-square.com]
> King Headz release new Wheel Hubs for the XRay XT8 – Link [buggy-sport.info]
> Mirage announce that the Falcon Team Challenge will be postponed – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Team Atlas release a new range of 27T motors called Force 2007 – Link [miwahobby.co.jp]
> King Headz also release new hinge pin braces for the Losi 8ight – Link [neo-buggy.net]
Last weekend saw the 4th round of the Russian Electric off road cup run in the countries capital, Moscow. Qualifying for the event saw Victor Spiridonov take the TQ spot in the 4wd class with this JConcepts BJ WE, while in the 2wd class it saw Associated B4 racer Dmitriy Malyshko in pole position for the final. In the 4wd class final there was a close battle between the first 3 qualifiers with the pole man Spiridonov taking the overall win ahead of last years National Champion, Ivan Laptev, driving a Kyosho ZX-5 in 2nd with 3rd place going to Dmitriy Malyshkot with the BJ WE. The 2wd final saw a very close battle right to the end between the B4s of Volkov Konstantin and pole man Malyshko with Volkov eventually taking the win from Malyshko in 2nd, with 3rd spot going to young racer Ilya Plahotnik, in his first race.
Last weekend at the Augsburg track in the south of the Germany, saw the 8th round of the 1/10th southern regionals run under sunny conditions. Qualifying saw the Xray NT1 trio of Andreas Myrberg, Thomas Günsel und Dirk Wischnewski take the top 3 spots and in the final the outcome was very similar with Günsel taking the win from team mates Sebastian Feller and Alfred Kieslinger in 2nd and 3rd respectively, Myrberg finished in 8th after a technical problem.