Coming from Hobbywing is their new QuicRun WP 880 Dual Brushed electronic speed controller. The ESC allows to operate two brushed motors simultaneously, making it the ideal choice for dual motor monster trucks. Adjustable PWM frequency and advanced DEO/freewheeling technology ensures exceptional throttle linearity and driving feel while fine-tuneable drag brake rates and brake force rates provide great stopping power. 15 programmable parameters allow to adapt the controller to a wide range of vehicles and applications and thanks to being dust and waterproof, the controller allows to go everywhere in nearly all weather and track conditions. A separate PRG/FAN port on the ESC allows to power and additional fan unit for maximised cooling performance and to connect an optional LED program box for ESC programming.
The French MRC Longwy club hosted their annual Grand Prix des 3 Frontières this past weekend. Run in Touring Modified and Stock classes the event attracted many of Europe’s fastest electric on-road drivers with Infinity’s Marc Rheinard leading the way in TC Mod after the qualifiers from Infinity teammate, Yannic Prümper in 2nd. Awesomatix’s Lucas Urbain and Freddy Südhoff came in 3rd and 4th respectively. The finals then saw Yannic coming out on top in A1 and A3 while Marc went on to win A2, cementing his overall runner-up position following nice battles with his teammate. Xray’s Bruno Coelho came in 3rd in the opening A-main, however Lucas Urbain would grab the 3 spot overall after the triple A-mains.
MKS have introduced their new X5 series HBL550 and HBL550LX high-voltage servos, more affordably-priced variants of the X6 line. Both offer high-quality aluminium heatsink cases, indirect drive, brushless motors, double ball bearings and alloy gears. The standard-size HBL550 (0.085s/38kg-cm @8.4V) was designed especially for demanding 1/8th scale racing while the HBL550LX low-profile servo (0.08s/16kg-cm @7.4V) will excel in all 1/10th on-road and off-road applications.
The Xray Racing Series Shanghai was held at the RCI V2 indoor track in Shanghai, China this past weekend. The event saw some competitive racing between China’s top drivers and in the premier Touring Modified class, it was Xray’s reigning Chinese National Champion, Gary Huang taking a close win over veteran racer Wang Hai Feng (Yokomo), while young up and coming Chinese Xray driver Marco Ma completed the podium in 3rd.
Coming from Surpass Hobby are their new Rocket Taurus 1/8th scale electric brushless motors. They utilise a high-strength 7075 aluminium case in a red and black bi-colour design and feature a special winding technology for exceptional power and efficiency of the 4-pole motors. Highest quality components such as US-imported copper and Japanese ceramic bearings ensure high power output as to heavy-duty solder terminals. Other features include a fully rebuildable design, CCW or CW timing adjustment, and the ability to mount the morons using either two M4 or four M3 screws. The Rocket Taurus series motors are available in a open can 4268 on-road variant in 2700kV, 2350kV, 2000kV, 1850kV or 1550kV specification and also as 4274 off-road variant in 2200kV, 1950kV, 1700k, 1500kV or 1400kV specs. Both motors are designed to comply with IFMAR, ROAR, EFRA and BRCA rules.
Nemo Racing have introduced their new dual carry bag. The bag can be carried using the small handles on the side or, found in the rear zipped compartment are two straps that turn this bag into a backpack allowing to both carrying equipment from the car or travelling the world. Suitable for both 1/8th and 1/10th buggies and cars, this bag is capable of carrying two vehicles of either scale simultaneously or one car plus accessories, like up to 30 sets of spare tyres. On top of that, there is a further zip pocket for carrying manuals, set up sheets, decals, a pit board, towels etc. The padded main compartment provides the ideal protection for your most valuable RC items. The bag, made of 600D polyester, is branded with the Nemo Racing design to make it stand out from the crowd.
Motiv have announced that Keven Hebert will be representing the brand in 2019. Other than Keven’s ability to compete with their products among the worlds best, he brings in many years of experience and most importantly a championship attitude that really makes the difference. Keven had this to say about the deal:
I am excited to be running for Motiv in 2019! Not many of you know this but when I first started racing, the first pro racer I met was Paul Lemieux, It was in 2002 at a race in Canada. Even though I could not speak English back then he was there to help and did everything he could to help me. 17 years later I am happy to be running for a company that has killer racer products made by one of the most genuine people in the industry. Looking forward to seeing you all at the track!
The popular Pro10 RC Lemans Series, held in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, is going into its 14th season this year with the championship kicking off on the weekend of the 28th of April in Rucphen, The Netherlands. The series is held in Pro10 Modified and 10.5T Zero Boost Stock classes and as 2-day events with free practice on Saturday and qualifiers and finals on Sunday. Full information (in German language) as well as all dates and venues can be found on the official website here.