March 2, 2007

RB Products release new S3 motor

RB Products S3

RB Products, the French competition engine manufacturer, have announced their latest 3.5cc buggy motor, the S3. This budget engine is a 3 port motor that is perfectly suited for both club racers and beginners looking for an engine that offers great fuel economy while keeping ones budget in mind.

The latest S3 comes equipped with an 8mm composite carburator to keep operating temps and engine consistency constant. The new cylinder head stands a whopping 11 fins tall and retains the “RB” Orange colors, your competition will know whats under the hood with its laser engravings reading MSC and S3 on top. The combustion chamber is an integrated part of the cylinder head to ensure optimum performance.

Source: RB Products []

March 1, 2007

HB Front Solid Axle Set V.3

HB Front Solid Axle Set V.3

Hot Bodies have released this front solid axle set for use with their Cyclone 190mm toruing car. This axle comes as standard with the Cyclone World Champion Edition and now it is available to be used in all other versions of the car. The Version 3 of this axle set uses steel outdrives which increases durability and therefore increases the time between rebuilds.

Using the valuable ‘spool’ effect, you will get maximum front traction on all types of tracks. From tight, twisty tracks with high traction to wide, low traction surfaces, you get the advantage of outbraking the competition and turning tight into the corner!

Source: Hot Bodies []

March 1, 2007 Race 2007 – Announcement Race 2007

Our good friends over at Spanish site Coches RC have asked us to put up a post about their upcoming race to be held in Bilbao, Spain. Being run for the 5th time, this years event will take place on the 16th to 18th of March at the Mega Park circuit in the city and will run with 1/10th 200mm as well as 1/8th Rally Game and 1/18th Micro classes. The event is open to everyone and international visitors are welcome to race and take part in the fun in the sun.

To find out more information go here, and to sign up go here and leave your details.

March 1, 2007

LRP Vector X11 Brushless motor

LRP Vector X11

Following on from the release of the Sphere Competition TC Spec digital speed controller comes the companies second generation of brushless competition motors to compliment that system, the Vector X11. The new motor features sintered rotors thay provide extremely high performance at low speeds compared with bonded rotors and the X11 utilises a sensored system that ensures the motor has the same linearity and smooth feeling as brushed systems.

Source: LRP []

March 1, 2007

XRAY Column – Developing and Designing the NT1

XRAY Column

Xray have published the 6th in the series of columns from designer and company owner Juraj Hudy in which he gives us an insight into what its like to be in the hot seat at one of the larger RC manufacturers. In this column he talks about the design and production process of the new NT1 and all the different decisions he had to make in order to get the car to his liking and as always it makes for an interesting read.

Most of the details we focused on during development are not radical or innovative at first glance; the beauty of the car comes through in all the small details that may not be immediately apparent at first sight, but are immediately noticed after the first experience of working with the car.

You can read the full colum here.

Source: Xray []

March 1, 2007

LRP Sphere Competition TC Spec digital

LRP Sphere Competition TC Spec digital

LRP have released their latest speed controller, the Sphere Competition TC Spec digital, which has been designed to cope with the extreme stresses of modern day electric touring car racing. Designed for use with brushed and brushless motors, this is the same speedo that Ronald Völker used to win the DHI Cup back in January and as well as sporting a low profile heat sink with integrated cooling fan, the controller can be used equally well with 4 to 6 cells and sports launch control as well as improved braking capabilities over previous versions.

Source: LRP []

March 1, 2007

Upgrade RC Casuals

Upgrade RC Casuals

The good stuff from Upgrade RC just keeps coming and the latest is this new line of clothing from the customization specialists. Featuring the Upgrade RC branding, there will be a number of t-shirts with different colourings as well as lite wind breaker jacket. I suppose after they have branded everything on your workbench they need to move onto your person as well.

Source: Upgrade RC []

February 28, 2007

Antoine Rossetti joins X-Factory

Antoine Rossetti

X-Factory have announced that top French off road racer Antoine Rossetti has joined their team for the 2007 season. Due to drive the X-5 in this years Nationals, Antoine who finished in the top 10 at last years French Nationals, leaves Team Losi for whom he raced last year, and he seems pretty excited about the upcoming season.

The X–5 appeals to me because it’s different compared to the other cars because of its design. Thus it’s unconventional, and I like to drive different, to be apart! They were really thinking when they came up with this car. Because I know the Losi car so well, it will be easy to Faite Le Calcul. I’ll be running the X–6 at this year’s Nationals, but my focus will be on the X–5 and 4WD.

You can read more about Antoine, who seems to have a pretty interesting life, here.

Source: X-Factory []