Serpent have announced the release of this new SPP aluminium clutch shoe support disk for the Centax-III clutch system. This lightweight part has a larger diameter than the standard support disk and therefore removes all possibility of the clutch flyweights getting stuck behind the disk and causing the clutch system to stop working or from even coming out of the clutch completely.
Japanese brand, Trion, have released this cooling fan and heatsink combination, suitable for all 540 type motors. With cooling becoming so necessary as battery power levels get higher this type of product becomes more and more efficient. This particular version has a motor that rotates at 10,000rpm to take away as much heat as possible while to make this system best suit you car, the fan can be mounted on 3 different positions on the lightweight aluminium heatsink. The fan, which is powered from your receiver, is also available seperately.
Just some brief results from the last race of the Danish Indoor electric championships, the DRCMU, that took place today. In the touring modified class it was Steen Graversen that took the win for Tamiya while 2nd place went to Johan Eskildsen with 3rd position going to Patrick Hornum. In the 19T class it was Johnni Andersen that took the class win ahead of Dennis Hassing in 2nd and Rasmus Tobias Callesen rounding off the podium in 3rd.
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This weekend saw the Nordic Xray Challenge run on the newly renewed HillerÃ¶d track in Denmark. The event which was open to all makes of cars attracted a large entry with drivers from many different countries making their way to the event, which thankfully took place under sunny skys. British driver Jon Hazlewood was the man setting the pace in qualifying but in the main final it was Xray driver Robert Gustafsson of Sweden that took the win with Hazlewood, also racing for Xray, in 2nd, while 3rd place went to Lars Alex Jensen driving for Kyosho.
Today saw the first round of the Dutch 1/0th 200mm Nationals held at the Gronignen track in the north of Holland. In qualifying it was Xray driver Jilles Groskamp that took the TQ spot followed by Serpent racer Jordy Blok in 2nd with Kyosho racer Daan Jacobs claiming the 3rd qualifying spot. In the race itself, Jordy Blok was the first retirement after 10 minutes which left Jilles in a clear lead but he immediately suffered from a 2nd gear failure which meant he only had 1st gear for the rest of the final. This allowed Daan Jacobs to start closing and eventually take the lead, only to have to pit suffering from problems to his right rear rim on a track that was causing huge tire wear. Jilles, once back in the lead, took the win followed home closely by Daan in 2nd with another Xray NT1 driven by Maarten van Lierop in 3rd.
GS Racing have announced the release of this RTR version of their 1/10th 4wd Stadium truck, called the Shadow ST1R. This truck retains the proven suspension system from the original ST1, but sports new high quality race differentials, while the car is powered by a high torque GS R18ST engine. All these changes combine to make a great performing car, while for looks the car is topped off with a pre-painted â€œKorn Designsâ€ body.
Japanese firm, Charge RC, have shown prototypes of their upcoming racing bag/case on their website. The bag above is a general purpose padded nylon bag that features internal dividers that can be easily rearranged using the attached velcro while the outside of the bag sports a large embroidered Charge RC logo. The tool case shown on their site is for carrying your tools safely and sports space for up to 18 different tools, all held in place by elastic loops, and again the outside cover sports a large embroidered Charge RC logo. No final release date, or price, has been set yet.
Yokomo have released some details, althought only in Japanese so far, about their new SD12 TR truggy. This rather robust looking car is electric powered and despite how you may judge it based on its front wheels, is in fact 2wd. All the other details about this 1/12th scale car are unknown to me, but if you can read Japanese which i know some of our readers can, please post some info into the comments section for this story.