Xray have a report from the 2nd round of the CML Badlands Challenge that was held recently at the DRT Track. Some 70 racers urned up on the frosty morning for the race and after qualifying it was Clayton Collins that claimed the overall TQ for the buggy class. In the race however it was Kyosho racer Tommy Chung that took the overall win from his Kyosho team mate Sam Taylor in 2nd with 3rd spot going to series leader Brenn Ralls, racing for Xray.
Reedy have introduced the new IB4600, treated and matched using the Reedy VMX Concept, which produces a racing pack capable of powering winners at all levels of competition. Even more impressive is the increased durability and reliability incorporated into this high output package. The VMX process begins by applying an intense energy pulse to new IB4600 NiMH cells using high-tech equipment designed in house by our engineering staff. The end results of this exclusive process are reduced internal resistance, increased voltage output and more power. These enhanced cells are cycled, then power-matched using a 35-amp discharge. This process eliminates weak cells and those that do not fall within the exclusive percentage that are good enough to be hand selected as Reedy VMX R-46 grade.
HARD Racing have announced details of 2 new new NiMH battery packs, a 7.2V stick pack and a 6V receiver pack. The 3300mAh stick pack uses the latest high quality cells for extreme duration, voltage and reliability and have been thoroughly tested by HARD. to produce the ultimate stick pack battery. Built with high quality silicone wire and plug it’s finished in HARD’s trademark colours of black, silver and green. Also new is a receiver pack with 1500mAh cells and each HARD receiver battery pack is examined by this industry’s highest standard Competition Electronics Turbo 35 GFX charger to make sure that each pack can generate the best performance.
Kyosho have released details of the KT-18 transmitter, the radio that will be used to control the new range of 2.4GHz Mini-Z cars. Allowing up to 40 different channels, its extremely easy to pair up your transmitter and Mini-Z and has been ergonomically designed making it easy to hold. The radio takes only 4 AAA cells to power it, making it well balanced and very light. Features include end point adjustment, digital trims, rubber aerial with angle adjustment and best of all one transmitter can be paired with multiple cars.
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Hot Bodies have announced the upcoming release of 2 new additions to the Moore-Speed range of body shells. The C-Class bodyshell features fantastic all-around downforce for a solid performance at all tracks and is tuned for low-drag, high downforce aerodynamics. It’s been track-tested for balanced front to rear feel and is great for all types of racing. The Alfa 159 bodyshell gives you increased steering performance for enhanced turning, especially on high-grip surfaces, perfect for racers looking out for maximum force and aggressive steering. Both bodyshells have all the standard features of every Moore-Speed bodyshell: crystal-clear polycarbonate plastic, clear overspray film, realistic vinyl decals, clearly marked cut lines, high-downforce rear wings, cleverly moulded aerodynamic tweaks and IFMAR-standard markings.
Team Magic have released the foam spec of their E4 electric touring car, called the E4FS. As is expected from a foam spec car, it has been stiffened up with a new 3mm carbon fibre, 96mm wide narrow chassis, while a 2.5mm upper deck with aluminium stiffening posts ensure an extremely rigid chassis. The car is also supplied with front and rear hard coated drive shafts, 3mm thick front and rear shock towers as well as new shock absorbers, new turnbuckles, thicker wishbones and wider belts. This car can also accept most LiPo cells as well as all brushless systems.
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German brand Orcan have released this cleaning agent for removing dirt and grim without leaving any residue. Made using isopropyl alcohol, it comes supplied in a small clear bottle which is fitted with a pump spray lid.
Slingshot Batteries have announced the introducion of E Power cells to their line of products, which is headlined by the 4500MAH NiMh cell. Slingshot Batteries offers this durable cell in both Factory and Team levels and has the voltage racers need coupled with longer runtimes and low IR numbers. The new E Power cells are also available in 4500 Stick Packs for longer runtimes and more power for your RC car and come supplied with Tamiya style connector, heavy duty leads and clear shrink. Finally from Slingshot is the E Power 1600MAH RX hump pack which fits most vehicles available in todays market and is a dependable RX pack to use in long main events.