Russian company MRC Models has contacted us to tell our readers about their new 1/10th scale rear buggy wing that they have developed. Made from 0.75mm thick lexan, the wing fits a large number of different buggies on the market and comes unpainted with a clear protective film on the top side.
Venom have released a number of new products today, including this battery assembly jig that features an innovative spring-loaded adjustable battery bar holder with an integrated foam pad to assist in keeping the cells securely in place for easy and accurate soldering every time. Also new are some great looking power plugs which are a unique male/female bullet plug, with silver plated connectors and easy solder tabs, that is easy to use and eliminates the possibility of a reverse polarity connection. Venom have also released some new battery bars which are made from oxygen free copper and then silver plated to ensure the best conductivity with minimal power loss. The “V” tab design provides more surface area contact for a stronger, more efficient battery connection. And finally are some silver plated bullet tabs that are designed with a unique bullet tab plug, to make quick solder-less battery changes and soldering to a battery cell easier and stronger.
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A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> RC Zone review the BOL Power Station & Accessories – Link [rczone.net]
> Fullforce RC raw sheets of carbon fibre – Link [fullforcerc.com]
> CML sponsored Dodge Viper leads British GT Champs – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Xray driver Yannick Aigoin heads practice in Auxerre – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Team Losi Racing Wins 2007 South African Nationals – Link [buggy-sport.info]
> RC Zone review the Team Wave Lightning 2 – Link [rczone.net]
The design process never ends at Upgrade RC it seems, with the US company releasing yet another graphic kit, called XR. Shown above in green and on the Jammin range of cars, the design will be available in a number of other colours and will be made available for different brands of 1/8th, 1/10th and 1/12th scale off road cars.
We have recieved word that top Finnish buggy driver, and 3-time Nordic Champion, Joseph Quagraine has agreed to race the 4th Durango at this months European EP Buggy Championships in his home country of Finland. Joseph, who is currently racing in France at the 1/8th scale European gas buggy Championships, joins previously announced drivers Gerd Pfeiffer, Ebi Beck and Joern Neumann in competing with the German made car.
Team Losi have announced the release of 2 new options for the companies 190mm EP touring car, the JRX-S Type R. First off we have the new front one way assembly which includes a precision machined and lightened aluminum housing with one-way bearings in either side and comes supplied with outdrives, shafts, one-way pulley and the dogbones. This type of one-way system is a popular tuning item for racers who like an aggressive set up and/or run in extremely high grip conditions. Also new for the JRX-S Type R is a steel LiPo battery tray, that allows existing JRX-S Type R owners to easily fit standard LiPo battery packs. The tray adds an additional 120 grams, to the lowest point in the car, to offset the reduced LiPo battery weight and has been finished off with an attractive gloss black, and engraved with the Type-R logo.
Schumacher are reporting, that at the recent 5th, and final round, of the Portuguese Touring Car Nationals at Tomar, Schumacher Mi-3 driver Ruben Francisco took pole position and victory, for the 3rd time, and with that result took the 2007 Portuguese National Championship. Miguel Macieira was 2nd, Fernando Cardoso 4th, Rui Fazenda 5th, Miklós Nagy 6th and Jorge Simões 9th. As well as the main national title, Schumacher also won the 45+ Portuguese Touring Car Championship with driver Fernando Cardoso.
We wrote about the much anticipated 4wd electric buggy from Team Associated, the B44, when it was announced a week ago. Team Associated have now put the full information from their new car online, including lots of up close chassis pictures such as the one above, but strangely there was no overall chassis shot or from the bottom either, perhaps parts haven’t been finalised.