Kimihiko-yano.net have their report from the 2nd day of the Japanese 1/12th scale nationals online. It seems the wet weather held of and they got 4 rounds of qualifying done. Again i must apologise for my Japanese being as poor as it is but because of that i cant tell you who heads the leaderboard after qualifying.
You can view an image of the results sheet here: position 1-20, 21-43
Flabouris Kostas has won the 2006 12T Greek Electric Touring Championship. The report on the Xray site shows that Flabouris won 2 of the 3 A-final heats at the last round of the championship on his way to claiming the title.
Greek Championship 12T class FINAL positions
1 Flabouris XRAY T2
3 Bougalis XRAY T2
4 Balasis XRAY T2
Greek Championship Open class FINAL positions
2 Katikas XRAY T2
3 Nikolakopoulos XRAY T2
5 Antoniou XRAY T2
Team Orion have issued a statement on their site regarding their CRF Wasp REV .12 motor. They have upgraded the carburettor on the engine following “improvements developed by the CRF R&D department and Josh Cyrul himself”‘, “The modifications result in easier engine setup and more low end torque”.
Team Orion will replace the main needle holder for free to all customers and the updated carburetor body will be available for a nominal fee.
This all basically translates to “the carb doesnt work very well and its our fault, so let us quickly replace it and we can try and keep face”. All said, these things can and do happen and as it’s pretty unusual for a top company like Team Orion to have such problems so we wont make a fuss. Those who want the upgrade are advised to contact their local Team Orion office.
Xray have issued an important notice regarding the bearings on their new flagship car, the T2007. The bearings appear to be lacking the sufficient amount of oil which can lead to failures if not remedied. This a particularly difficult blow to Xray, who pride themselves, and rightly so, on the quality of their cars and components.
To: All XRAY T2’007 Owners
Date: 27th October 2006
Subject: T2’007 Ball-bearing Oiling
Several team drivers have indicated that ball-bearings in the T2’007 kits seem to have been insufficiently oiled, and that this is probably the reason that some of the bearings tend to fail sooner. For this reason, we would like to warn all T2’007 owners to preventively apply any standard ball-bearing oil to all of the ball-bearings.
Now i know what your thinking, “cans of paint, is it that slow a news day?”. Well the reason that I’m showing this new range of paint is not because of the 10 different colours etc. but because of the absolutely politically incorrect name of the company. Yes there is a company somewhere called ‘Spazstix’, and it’s not actually a government funded social scheme.
This American company, that do some great paint jobs that can be seen on their site, have the most unfortunate name ever.
According to Greek site, radiocontrol.gr, there is a new Ninja buggy motor out. Information is thin on the ground but there are enough changes on the motor to warrant a look. For starters the engine head features a new spec number, with the addition of A to the MR21-BO1 and also the crankshaft and conrod sport new series number. Not exactly a major update but more a simple material upgrade it seems. No official word on the Ninja website.
Central RC, a large importer, shop and track owner in Japan, have released pictures (and setupsheet) of the Serpent 960 of their top driver Sukenari Sahasi. The car is the one that Sahasi will use in next weeks Japanese 1/8th scale Nationals. As you can see from the pictures the car has been extensively softened with modifications to the car that allow it to flex more than that of the standard 960. The car has also been lightened as is the norm with any top driver trying to extract the miliseconds from their car.
The JMRCA run Japanese 1/12th scale Nationals are being held this weekend. The Friday test day seemed to be rained out judging by the images, but it gave Kimihiko-yano.net the opportunity to take lots of pictures of the track and the competing cars. We will report on this results of this event as we get them.
In the meantime you can check out some of the pictures after the jump… content