In the 4th installment of his column Juraj Hudy (great picture) delves into what is the thought process behind designing a new car and how Xray approached the design of the T2007. A very interesting read as were his previous columns.
The T2 platform has really superseded all of our expectations and I was extremely happy that this car was so successful both with performance on the track and mostly with the overall satisfaction of the consumer. As such, I could not afford to make any mistakes in development that would negatively influence either the performance or the overall satisfaction of the current car.
JConcepts, who we know from making the great range of Illuzion bodies has now brought out a new, pretty slick looking, rear wing for 1/8th off road buggies. Design elements include Illuzionized center flow with durable through-rib design and recessed side dams for extra decal protection. Underneath, a detailed grid that makes mounting a snap. It comes in 2 different colours and is supplied with decals.
Andy Griffiths has won the 2006 British 1/12th National Championships with 2 rounds still left to run having taken a perfect score from the first 4 rounds of the championship. Whats particularly noteworthy about this title is that it was the first major title in the UK won using a brushless motor, this particular one being from Nosram.
Andy has won many national titles in the past and has made numerous European and World Championships A finals. This result is the first major title for Brushless in the UK and fittingly it was Nosram who pulled it off after lots of hard work and development.
You can read the full report with some more pictures here or a different report from the event here.
2-time IFMAR World Champion, French man Adrien Bertin has joined Team Orion to race its WASP CRF motors. The factory Kyosho racer has up until now raced for Sirio and in the last 2 years worked for the Italian Manufacturer in Italy so we presume this deal will mean a move to Geneva to work. This is a pretty big signing even by Team Orion standards.
Adrien will be supervising the development of the new Wasp CRF engine range. Adrien’s expertise in the field of nitro engines will ensure that Wasp CRF engines supply outstanding performance at race tracks around the world.
With Sirio the engine of choice for the Kyosho factory team, one must ask if Adriens future is with the Japanese company, perhaps, considering Josh Cyrul has managed to run with the WASP motor and continue to run Kyosho and of course why lose a top notch driver like Bertin over what engine he runs. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
After David Cromptons debut last weekend at the Neo Invitational in which he drove the all new Team Magic M1B and got into the main final, it seem obvious that the British Champion was destined to race this car in 2007, and now it has been confirmed.
CML are very excited about having the top driver in British Rallycross to help bring this car to the market and look forward to a enjoyable and fruitful season. David will be joined in the Team Magic camp by Dave Bailey, another top driver from the CML stable and we believe with these two drivers we have very strong driver line up to promote the M1-B.
Elliot Harper has written a report on his first race with the HB Cyclone Moorespeed at round 3 of the Rug Racers championships held at the indoor circuit at Ware.Â Elliott could only manage 2nd place in qualifying due to being in a slower heat after a late entry to the event but performed well in the race with only a few small mistakes meaning he could take 2nd position overall.
The second “A” final was a rerun of the first, but at a faster pace than earlier races. This made it both enjoyable driving as well as good spectator sport. All was going well and I was comfortably in 2nd place until the pen ultimate lap when I clipped a corner damaging my servo horn affecting the steering forcing retirement, but still managing a 3rd placed finish. Overall on the day I finished 2nd.
Yet more new touring cars, this time from British manufacturer Schumacher who are working hard on their new 190mm touring car. The Mi3 has been doing the rounds at various tracks in prototype stage in order to test its response to various track conditions and of course when you go racing your picture will get taken. Little is known except what one can see in the image and that is that it’s dual belt drive as one would expect from a modern touring car, it seems to be extremely low with the center axles mounted higher than the blocks and the most noticeable thing is how narrow the chassis plate is.
UPDATE: You can view 3 more large images of the car here, here and here.
Schumacher weren’t so happy that photos of their new baby were put on RC Tech and so posted this reply… content
Our partner site RC Forum are reporting that MRC Academy USA are seeking team drivers for their home market to race their off road buggies. Read the requirements below and see if you fit the bill.
MRC/ACADEMY (USA) is looking for OFFROAD Team Drivers. Currently we have about 20 drivers on our team, that is very small amount to represent this big market. We are looking for above average racers, with a professional track attitude, and vast chassis/setup knowledge. If you are, or know someone that would like to run for us, that is an accomplished racer, and that has the qualities to represent a company like us, please e-mail me your racing resume to DAVEG@modelrectifier.com. I will answer every single e-mail, no matter if we decide to bring you on as a team driver or not. I look forward to hearing from you, thank you for your time.
So if you are pretty decent on the dirt this could turn out to be a pretty sweet deal.