Spektrum have released this team fleece, soon to be seen on newly signed team driver Yannick Aigoin. This half-zip fleece pullover is constructed from soft, comfortable fleece that keeps the cool air out and the warm air in while an elastic cinch line at the bottom offers more insulation on cold, windy days. Available the end of November.
The second round of the BRCA 1/12th scale Nationals were run last weekend at the Chippenham indoor track for both 19T and Modified classes. In the 19T class, which was run on Saturday, it was Matt White that took the pole position, but a slow start in the final meant he was eaten up by the pack and after the positions settled down, it was Keith Robertson that was at the front, taking the win from Chris Kerswell and Matt White. In the Modified class on Sunday, the pole position went to current National Champion and round 1 winner Andy Griffiths but in the final he was made to work for the win having been knocked down the order at the beginning of the race. He managed to regain his pace and worked his way back to the front with a great recovery drive, taking the win from 2nd placed Matt White with 3rd spot going to a very close Mark Stiles.
A while ago we showed you some CAD images from the new C12 1/12th scale from Josh Cyrul’s company CEFX, well it appears the car is now ready and here are some photos of the new car, the C12 Phoenix. This is the version for brushless motors, which as explained previously had to be made seperately from the original brushed motor version, as trying to make a car work for both motor types would mean too much of a compromise for both.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Tamiya release detailed information about their DT-02 MS buggy – Link [tamiya.com]
> Soeren Boy Holst wins round 1 of Pilegaards Cup – Link [teamxray.com]
> Images from the final round of the French 1/8 TT Nationals – Link [rcmag.com]
JConcepts have released the Illuzion B44 “Hi-flow” body which has been designed specifically for the Team Associated B44 4wd buggy. Hi-Flow styling presents a flowing design while incorporating many radical scoop outlets for additional air flow for speed control and motor cooling. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionized cab and upper scoop combined with the durable flowing design of the side pod scoops are just some of the features that make the new Illuzion “Hi-flow” body stand apart from the rest. Made from heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate with protective film, the body is supplied with two 6” rear V-wings as well as window masks and detailed Illuzion decal sheet.
ALS Racing have released the first pictures of their new 1/24th scale chassis, called the M242. Designed specifically for use on carpet, the car is powered by 2 Lipo cells or 6 AAA cells and due to its design and construction, as well as newly designed ball differential, the car can achieve high cornering speeds and provide lots of racing fun. This micro scale seems to be garnering some interest from a number of manufacturers with the news that Serpent will release its own car into this class after the new car was spotted at the recent iHobby show in Chicago.
Eagle Racing have released details about their new camber gauge that has a measurement range of plus or minus 10 degrees. Available in blue, light blue, purple, red or black, this aluminium gauge features the Eagle Racing logo and can accurately measure the camber angle on most circuit based cars.
Serpent have announced the release of this carbon conversion set for their Serpent S400 electric touring car. Enabling a great performance advantage on carpet, combined with the use of foam tyres, the set features a machined 3.4mm thick carbon fibre 6-cell chassis plate, which is extremely stiff and perfect for these high grip conditions. A great feature of this chassis plate is that along with the recessed mounting points, to lower the overall centre-of-gravity, the cell slots have be pre machined so no extra preparation in this area is needed. Also included in the set is stiff, front and rear, upper plates that also sport extensions that enable you to further stiffen the chassis by mounting the 4 supplied aluminium posts to both the upper and lower plates.