More new products from the RCX show in California as US Magazine RCCA spotted a new competition truggy on the Tamiya stand. Named the TRF801X, this is still a concept car and as such there is little more concrete information known about it other than it will be aimed squarely at the competition market. It looks that Tamiya has perhaps smartly skipped the over crowded buggy market to get a head start on the still emerging truggy market.
New from HPI Racing is the company’s Flux Brushless system designed to deliver the extreme power and efficiency that brushless technology offers. Blazing power comes from the Flux Warp brushless motor, precisely controlled by the Flux Motiv electronic speed control. Add your choice of batteries from NiMh to Li-Po for a brushless system that is clean, quiet, powerful and truly plug-and-play.
Shown on the stand of Castle Creations at this weekends RCX show in Califronia, is the company’s latest product, a brushless system for 1/8th scale buggies. The prototype at the show is shown fitted to a Kyosho Inferno and not only includes the electrics, such as the speedo and the motor, but also comes with the 2 chassis side plates that incorporate mounts for the systems twin battery packs.
New from Serpent, for owners of the 960-07, comes this upgrade set to bring your 1/8th scale chassis up to the latest 2008 specification. Supplied with the latest instruction manual, the set includes the new-machined chassis plate, as well as a front and rear upgrade set. The rear upgrade set includes the latest upper and lower wishbones as well as the new uprights and a-arms and the set also comes with the new axle bearings and other required hardware. The front upgrade set features the new front bearing blocks, lower wishbones, new anti-roll bar mounts and the lower hinge pins. The front and rear upgrade sets are also available to buy separately. The front upgrade set features the new front bearing blocks, lower wishbones, new anti-roll bar mounts and the lower hinge pins. The front and rear upgrade sets are also available to buy separately.
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We have been contacted by the organisers of this Summer’s Much More UK GP, run in Stonehaven, Scotland,which is shaping up to be a great event. Almost fully booked they only have 18 places remaining in Pro Stock which takes place on June 14th, with similar limited numbers in 5 and 6 cell modified, which are both run on June 15th. They have many RC super stars attending and one very special guest who will be announced shortly. Booking in now is strongly recommended via www.rcracecontrol.com to avoid dissapointment.
We received an update from Valencia Spain, where the Euros warm up event is taking place for 1/8th scale on road and after qualifying it was current German National Champion Robert Pietsch on pole position followed by Shepherd Velox team mate Daniele Ielasi in 2nd. Robert was the only driver to make 18 laps and behind him it was very close with fuel consumption being a big problem for many drivers. The track conditions so far have been very good, with only some light rain drops falling during qualifying but not enough to disturb the racers. The semi finals start tomorrow at 12.15, with the finals expected to begin at 14.30.
Team Associated has a report from the ROAR Region 5 On road Championships, hosted by Summit R/C Raceway, who provided the racers with a fast and flowing layout, with the exception of the S section coming onto the straight. Team driver Walter Hendersen went into the race with only one days testing with the new 12R5 and after a few small adjustments he was ready for the first day of qualifying, where he was able to secure the TQ spots in both Super Stock and Modified, both by over 2 laps. The mains went just as well for Walter, as he used his pole position to great effect, jumping straight into the lead and never looking back, taking both wins.
LiveRC.com have been in touch to let us know that they will be providing a free webcast to everyone for the entire RCX event with live interviews with all the companies where viewers can ask their questions in the chat, along with multiple camera views of the entire event and supercross race. The broadcast is sponsored by LiveRC.com and Kyosho America, and can be viewed here.
RC Zone are also doing some great live coverage of the event, which will include live coverage of the races, interviews, and many other random hotspots. Their coverage can be viewed here.