Team Checkpoint are gearing up for the new season running LiPos with the release of a new competition LiPo pack and balancer. The battery is a 7.4V 5400mAh pack that provides outstanding endurance for uninterrupted running as well as exceptional power output that makes this pack ideal for competition-level racers. The cells are expertly matched for internal resistance, voltage and capacity while an impact resistant case protects against damage. For charging you will need this new Pro Car LiPo balancer that balances individual cell voltages during charge or discharge and automatically checks for poor quality cells. It can be used alone or with a separate charger or discharger to precisely control charging/discharging for maximum battery performance. Designed to handle up to 6 amps, it’s supplied with banana plugs on input leads to make for easy connection.
Losi have introduced their new 1/10 Speed-T RTR, which is the only electric choice for serious drivers in need of serious speed. Based on Losi’s proven, durable chassis design and agile suspension setup, the Speed-T can handle serious acceleration better than any other RC electric truck. Losi’s revolutionary brushless power system, including a potent Xcelorin motor and programmable ESC, sends the Speed-T to top speeds in excess of 65 mph.
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Ultimate Racing have released new lightweight, machined 7075-T6 Swiss aluminium, covered wheel nuts. Incorporating a special block system that uses a silicone O-ring to prevent the nuts coming loose from the wheel hub, they sport a new covered design meaning the wheel hub is always protected against dirt and collision damage. Available in blue, purple, black and gold with different threads for different cars, the face of the hubcaps features the Ultimate Racing logo.
Team Associated have released this hooded sweater for those racers who want to be part of the team but its too cold to just wear the t-shirt. Spotted at the DHI Cup on the back of some team drivers, this hoodie has been made from black cotton and features the same AE logo front print as on their most recent t-shirts. The rear sports the Factory team logo on the right shoulder with the rc10.com web address just below it and all designs have been screen printed. Available in the usual range of sizes.
Great news from our site sponsors Shepherd Racing in Germany who have announced that RC super star Daniele Ielasi has agreed a 2 year deal to race the company’s Velox. The 3-times Italian champion, 2-times European Champion and 3-times Vice-World Champion will participate at all major National and International 1/8th scale on-road races playing an important role for the race team and helping to promoting their products. Additionally he will be a constant part of the research and development team. With his vast experience in professional rc-car racing and with ideal practice and testing conditions in Italy he will assist Shepherd in improving the quality and performance of their products.
The 2nd round of the Northern Germany Regional championships for 1/12th scale was held recently at the indoor track in Brunswick. In the modified class it was a strong performance for Lars Hoppe, who took the race win from the pole position while in the Stock class it was his Corally team mate and good friend Jan Asmer that took the win. This victory in Mod gives Hoppe the overall Championship lead heading in to the 3rd round.
More race announcements, this time its for the Mugen World Race that will take place on the 20th – 22nd of June in Furulund, Sweden. This track has played host to the European and World Championships as well as other major races and this event is open to all makes of car and any racers that want to compete, with 120 entries open for the buggy class and 36 for the truggy class.
Some major changes of heart at ROAR following today’s confirmation by the US Governing body that lithium battery technology has been approved for use in ROAR sanctioned events. Essentially all 7.4v batteries in a hard case will be approved for use if they pass the safety tests, of which there are three, the most important is the overcharge test. They are now approved to be used in 6 cell, sub-C Ni-Cd and NiMH classes and must meet the current minimum weight requirement, which means racers will need to add weight to their cars.
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