OFNA Racing have introduced a new addition to their range of chargers with the introduction of the OFNA Digipeak 3. Suitable for charging NiMH and NiCd as well as LiPo cells, this AC/DC powered unit is very affordably priced compared to similarly equipped chargers. Suitable for charging 1-14 cell NiCd and NiMH batteries and 1-4 cell LiPo batteries, the rate can be adjusted in 0.1A increments between 0.3A – 5A, while the 2-line / 16 character LCD display keeps you informed of what is happening. The Digipeak 3 also features a 2-amp discharger.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Close up of the HoBao Hyper 8.5 of Robert Batlle – Link [rcmag.com]
> Kawada release a number of different size ceramic balls – Link [kawadamodel-co-jp]
> Crono RS7 of Davide Tortorici close up – Link [rcmag.com]
> RB Products report from the European Championships – Link [rbproducts.com]
> Crono RS03 of Nico Rodriguez close up – Link [rcmag.com]
> Kimihiko Yano have lots of new parts from CRC online – Link [kimihiko-yano.net]
We wrote about Japanese brand Trion having released this cooling fan and heatsink combination a while ago, well now it comes available in 3 different colours – blue, red, purple and of course the original silver colour. The product itself still does the same thing – an aluminium heatsink for around your 540 type motor and a fan to take away the hot air. This particular version has a motor that rotates at 10,000rpm with the fan able to be mounted in 3 different positions on the heatsink.
Todays final day of qualifying at the 1/8th scale TT European Championships in Auxerre France started off wet, with the rain continuing to fall until 9.30am, but by 11.30am however the covers were off and the track was ready to go again. Carrying on his form from the final qualifying round yesterday, HoBao driver Robert Batlle of Spain, racing the new Hyper 8.5, claimed the overall TQ position with 2 more great runs today to put him 1 point ahead of 2nd placed qualifier, current European Champion, Yannick Aigoin. The Xray driver had 2 steady runs to secure his position at the sharp end of the field, well clear of overnight pole man Davide Tortorici of Italy. The Crono driver wasnt able to pixk up his pace in order to hold onto his pole position spot as this position is worth nothing but the bragging rights that comes with it, i’m sure he’s happy with his place in the Semi final and he is still very much in contention for the win. Tomorrow sees more sub finals run as well as the main finals, and we hope to bring you the final results at the end of the day when we get them.
Another product from Hot Bodies that we had written about previously is the Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS, which will soon go on sale, after being announced at the start of February. From its new air splitter to the revised rear spill plates, the Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS is all-new and all about speed and handling. The front bumper, splitter, winglets, and the new bonnet bulge all enhance steering at high speed. A deep aero-channel from the windscreen to the rear deck improves air flow to the rear wing and new lip spoiler, while new bumper spill plates aid the exit of air from under the body.
We first wrote about the Hot Bodies Cyclone 1/12th scale car, when it was shown for the first time in Nuernberg at the beginning of the year, we later mentioned it when it won the European Championships in the hands of Andy Moore. No Hot Bodies have released full product information and lots of pictures of this car, the all-new Cyclone 12 pan car. This is an entirely new car from Hot Bodies that will be released in time for the 2007-2008 indoor racing season and features 100% Hot Bodies parts, the Cyclone 12 doesn’t use any recycled parts from another supplier, it is completely fresh and all HB.
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We showed you pictures of the new Hyper 8.5 Pro 1/8th scale buggy from HoBao on Monday, when the pictures first surfaced on the internet. Well today, the UK importer CML have published the full release information, as well as lots of official pictures, of the car and we have them here for you. This car is currently in action at this years European 1/8th scale TT Championships in France and is currently in 5th, driving by Spanish racer Robert Batlle, who also set the overall fastest qualifying run yesterday in round 3.
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The mad scientists over at Upgrade RC have created yet more ways to brand everything in your life with the release of these new MP3 player skins. There isnt much more information except what the picture tells us, and that is that you can add your name to the, colour and design customisable, skin and they are at least suitable for the Apple iPod and iPod Nano with the skins fitting both the front and rear of the player. Coming to a player soon.