3racing have introduced this quick change engine mount system for both the Kyosho V One RRR and XRay NT1 200mm chassis’. Available as two seperate designs, for each of the 2 cars, the mechanism and benefits are the same and that is, firstly, that it allows your engine to be removed easily and quickly from your car. The 2nd and main benefit is when you go to put your engine back, you dont need to worry about gear mesh and alignment issues due to the systems 2 piece design combined with the use of aligning pins mean that you only ever have to align your motor in your car once.
UK based carbon fibre specialists Atomic Carbon have announced the release of these new Kyosho Ultima RB5 shock towers. Made from 4mm carbon fibre these front and rear shock towers have been developed in conjunction with Team oOple team driver Stu Wood.
Stu using the atomic carbon shock towers managed to qualify 7th out of 130 drivers, at the recent BRCA national held at Bury Metro and this is the 1st time in 15 years that a Kyosho 2wd car has made a BRCA national A final.
This weekend saw the 3rd round of the Chinese Nationals held under extreme heat at the B.M.W. track, 200km from Hong Kong. Qualifying saw Zhuang Hong Yi take the TQ spot but in the race it was young driver Zhuan Wei, with his Kyosho MP777, who started form 4th place, that took the lead after 20 minutes and went on to dominate the rest of the final. Kuang Jia Yi, racing for Team Himoto, took the second spot ahead of Teng Wei Liang in 3rd place with his Nanda NRB-3.
We only just reported on the first round of the CORCS series this week and already we have a report from the 2nd round which was run at the Red Deer RC club in warm conditions. Buggy qualifying saw the Xray of Wayne Mah, carry his top form forward from round 1 of the series to claim the TQ for this class and also claim the top spot in truggy too. In the buggy final Wayne had a bad start and was last after the start following a crash meaning he had to get his head down and work his way back to the front, which he did, and only after the then leader lost drive could he secure the win. In the truggy class, he wasnt so lucky, having lead the race for a long time he damaged this XT8 after after landing badly, which ended his race.
Rube Dude are reporting on this weekends 2007 Top End Nitro Challenge that took place at the OCR Raceway and attracted a large number of off road racers, all looking to get their hands on the large 1st place purse. In the end, after 3 nights of Nitro Buggy action, it was Ian Haley that took the $3000.00 cash prize in first place with 158 laps, Ash Frensham $750.00 cash in second on 154 laps, and taking the $250.00 third place spot on the podium Tony Knauth with 153 laps.
DuraTrax have announced the release of the new Raze ST RTR stadium truck, which is based on the companies popular Raze nitro buggy. This 1/8th scale 4wd truck boasts lots of upgrades included as standard that make it a terrific value with plenty of option parts for even greater performance. The Raze ST includes a SuperTigre G-27CS 4.4cc racing engine with adjustable engine mount, race-legal (150cc) fuel tank with flip-top and built-in filter, heavy-duty 4mm aluminum shock towers, pre-glued soft off-road tires with foam inserts, molded chassis side guards and an aluminum racing tuned pipe.
This product was released earlier in the week but we didn’t get around to writing about it then and so here it is today. Novak’s 3-Amp High-Voltage Universal BEC allows you to run higher voltage main battery packs, up to 26.4 Volts (4-22 Ni-MH Cells or 2-7 Li-Po), and regulates output to 6 Volts/3Amps to provide consistent power to your electronics throughout the charge. It is ideal for applications that use higher main battery pack voltage above 12 or more volts in the main battery pack due to the fact that most speed control BECs have difficulty handling more then 8.4 volts input.
Atomic RC, the custom parts makers, have starting making option parts for the latest car to enter the 200mm market, the Xray NT1. While little information about these parts is available, the first to be released is a machined alumium lower back plate, which is a direct replacement to the standard composite part, but is stronger in the event of a rear collision. The 2nd new part are these new upper engine mounts, but i cant find any difference between them and the original Xray part with perhaps the exception of the materials used.