Coming from Marka Racing are two new 18.5mm low-profile LiPo battery packs. First up is the 3900mAh 110C 2S shorty pack, measuring 93x47x18.5mm and weighing in at 154g. The pack is ideal for 1/10th off-road and on-road cars and it makes use of industry-standard 4mm connectors. The second new battery is the 7200mAh 110C 1S pack for 1/12th scale vehicles. Offering the same dimensions as the 2S packs the 1S variant weighs in at 149g.
The Euro Offroad Series is excited to announce the addition of a new high profile event to the calendar with Warsaw Moto Show in Poland the venue for the second round of the 1:10 electric offroad indoor championship.Having already confirmed the sixth season of the EOS will again kick off at the Nurburgring, Germany, in September on the same weekend as the famous circuit hosts the full size Blancpain GT Championship, the Polish round will take place on November 18-20.
The highly popular Traxxas Slash 2WD short course truck is now also available with a Robby Gordon Gordini replica bodyshell. Known in the full-scale racing world for some time the orange coloured truck is now also available for RC car enthusiasts. The 2WD vehicle is powered by a powerful 550-size 12T brushed motor, it features the waterproof XL-5 electronic speed controller and a waterproof receiver box and steering servo. The metal-geared Magnum 272 transmission with Revo-spec torque-control slipper and grippy replica wheels and tyres help to get the power to the ground while the 2-channel 2.4GHz TQ radio system makes for reliable steering and throttle control. The set is rounded out by a 4A DC peak-detecting fast charger and Traxxas 7-cell NiMH battery with iD.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced their new universal tyre glueing bands. The special length allows to use these bands both with 1/10th and 1/8th tyres with the increased width of 25mm not only applying force on the carcass but also the whole tread. This ensures proper tyre fitment on the rim and thus a precise and reliable glueing job. The black-colour bands come RDRP-branded and in packs of four.
The Greek National Cup was held at the Modelodromio track in Patra in sunny weather conditions. Xray’s Dimitriou would TQ three of the four qualifiers what gave him the overall TQ from Papadopoulos (Xray). In the main, Dimitriou was the fastest driver on the track in the very hot conditions, allowing him to take the win with a huge margin from second placed Papadopoulos while Christodoulou (Mugen) finished in third place.
The popular Herts dirt track played host to the third round of this year’s BRCA National Nitro Buggy Championship. In the qualifiers Kyosho’s Elliott Boots and Agama’s Darren Bloomfield battled it out for the overall TQ and in the end it would be Darren to hold the upper hand with Elliott in second and Lee Martin (Mugen) in third. After the semis, Lee would then be on pole position for the main final that he would lead in the opening stages until two engine cuts let him drop back, leaving Darren and Elliott to battle it out. Elliott managed to catch up to Darren in the closing stages but he made a mistake at the back of the track which was his last chance to possibly take the win. The oil from the track got into the tyres, making them very soft and Boots car quite edgy to drive. Up front Darren drove great all weekend and he took the win while Elliott ended up 2nd but still leading the championship.
Hot on the heels of Team Corally’s all-new Eclips 2100 dual output charger comes the more powerful Eclips 2240 variant. Sporting an updated dual screen case and offering a charge power of up to 240 watts the device is good for up to 12 ampere charge current per channel, allowing to fill two up to 6S LiXX and LiHV batteries with ease. The device features a pair of temperature-controlled fans, internal balancers, back-lit displays and its menu offers LiXX and LiHV balance, charge, fast charge, storage and discharge functions as well as dedicated NiMH and Pb programs.
The Plex in Omaha, Nebraska held a round of their Summer Series races this past weekend, attracting a good amount of drivers to get some laps under their belts in preparation for the forthcoming 2016 ROAR 1/10th Nationals. The race format was practice on Friday evening and Saturday morning followed by two qualifiers and single mains. Kyosho’s Jared Tebo would make a clean sweep in the 4WD Modified Buggy class taking the TQ after the two rounds of qualifying and grabbing the win in the 8 minute A-main. 2WD was a bit different as in Q1 Jared needed to be marshalled but he still took the TQ but in Q2 numerous moments had Tebo missing out on the top spot by 2 seconds. The 2WD main then was a pretty exciting affair. Coming from the 2 spot and racing the leader nose to tail until the very last lap leader Alex went a car width too wide after the whoops, allowing Jared to take the lead and the win.