Reedy WolfPack Gen. 2 LiPo batteries

Reedy WolfPack Gen. 2 LiPo batteries

Reedy release the next generation of their popular WolfPack LiPo battery packs featuring increased capacities for even longer runtimes and more overall power. Coming as 7.4V variants with 3300mAh to 7500mAh capacity, as 11.1V 4500mAh as well as 14.8V 4000mAh and 5400mAh pack, all batteries features Reedy’s moulded hardcase for maximum crash protection in sizes that fit the most popular car configurations. Wires now exit the case through a rubber gasket which protects the wire’s insulation while helping to prevent moisture from entering the case. High-quality cell manufacturing and construction techniques result in reliable operation and maximum cycle-life. The Gen. 2 LiPo batteries come equipped with beefy silicone wires and a reliable, low-resistance T-plug connector. An integrated balancing harness with a XH connector is included.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

VBC release new Firebolt DM option parts

VBC release new Firebolt DM option parts

VBC Racing have four new option parts for the Firebolt DM buggy available in the form of aluminium steering bellcranks, a hard-coated aluminium idler gear and two sets of rear suspension mount spacers. Starting with the aluminium steering bellcranks, the parts are machined from lightweight 7075 aluminium and they offer improved stability over the stock levers for a more direct steering response and added durability. The parts come red anodised and are a direct replacement.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Bloomfield & Truman win at HNMC Beta GP 2014

Bloomfield & Truman win at HNMC Beta GP 2014

The HNMC Beta GP 2014 was held at Herts Nitro Model Club. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class Darren Bloomfield took the TQ and win from Graham Alsop and Tony Truman, who completed the podium in 3rd. The Nitro Truggy class saw Tony Truman taking the TQ and win from Felix Koegler and Michael Shoery. In the 1/8th E-buggy class Callum Niblett came out successful in front of Jerome and Jean-Pierrick Sartel in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Beta Junior race saw Callum Niblett walking away with the win from Oliver Currie and Lewis Beach.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Finnish 1/8th on-road nationals Rd4 – Report

Finnish 1/8th on-road nationals Rd4 - Report

Beside the 1/10th nitro touring class the recent race meeting at the Finnish KYPAK club also saw the running of an 1/8th nitro on-road class. After four rounds of qualifying Tomi, Tony and Sakke were fighting of the TQ, but it was Tony who managed to take the TQ spot in the last round in front of Tomi, Sakke and Risto.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Xray X12’15 1/12th scale kit

Xray X12'15 1/12th scale kit

Xray introduce the latest incarnation of their EFRA Euros winning X12 1/12th pan car platform, the X12’15. Not being a totally new car but a subtle refinement, the kit features several performance enhancing details beside orange coloured aluminium parts to match the company’s current colour scheme. The car builds on a redesigned carbon fibre chassis that is 3mm narrower while smaller cut-outs in the front optimise the steering characteristics. Along with the new chassis design goes a narrower rear pod and a new centre shock assembly that allows to run a long shock, using an adapter tube or short shock for better bump track handling and on-power traction or improved steering response and quicker direction changes. Part of the suspension package is also a new 1-hole piston for improved on-power steering and new orange anodised aluminium parts.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Graupner X-8N HoTT 2.4GHz telemetry radio system

Graupner X-8N HoTT 2.4GHz telemetry radio system

Graupner introduce the X-8N 2.4GHz 4-channel pistol grip radio system. Offering a frame rate of 1.5ms, optimised frequency hopping and bi-directional transmitting between transmitter and receiver the radio is both ultra fast while offering maximum transmitting security at the same time. The transmitter features a 128×64 pixel display, intuitive menu control and the ability to convert the radio for right and left hand pilots alike. The telemetry system can be deactivated for competition use and included with the radio comes a 2000mAh NiMH battery pack, a suitable charger, a GR-8 Race receiver and an update wire.

Source: Graupner [graupner.de]

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Duratrax Six Pack & Picket short course tyres

Duratrax Six Pack & Picket short course tyres

Available from early September are two new Duratrax short course tyres called the Six Pack SC and the Picket SC. The tyres offer a realistic tread design and they are moulded in the soft C2 compound. Sold in pairs and including foam inserts the tyres are available as rubber only or pre-mounted for Slash, Slash 4×4, SC10, SC10 4×4 and SCTE trucks.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Martin Bayer wins German nitro buggy nationals Rd1

Martin Bayer wins German nitro buggy nationals Rd1

The first out of two rounds for this year’s German 1/8th nitro buggy championship was held at the LA Speedway in Landshut in the South of Germany. Nearly 130 drivers battled for the win on a bumpy, challenging track. The cold weather made things unpleasant and at the end of the 40 minute final Xray/LRP’s Martin Bayer took the win one lap ahead of Carsten Keller (Kyosho/Bullitt) and Jörn Neumann (Team Durango/FX). The second and decisive round of the championship will take place this coming weekend on a track close to the Munich airport.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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