Much More just keep coming with sweet looking products, the latest of which is this ‘Li-pocket charger’. So what is it and what does it do, besides looking good on your workbench:
A handy charger system for rechargeable Lithium batteries for R/C use. With the latest technology developed by our team of R&D, Muchmore introduces the next generation of Li-Po charger for all R/C drivers. The LC can fully charge Lithium batteries up to 4 cells at 0.3~3amps using constant current and voltage. Three step switch and an Enter button enable to operate the LC quick and easy.
Top US off roader, Adam Drake, has dominated the 2006 Fall Brawl held at the Badlands III track in South Carolina. Adam, driving for Team Losi, TQ’d all 3 rounds of qualifying in both the Truck and Buggy class and then went on to easily win both classes.
You can view the full results from the race here and some pictures here.
ZAC Project, the Japanese RC Manufacturer, has released a very limited edition run of 30 hand tuned motors. Based on the Novarossi N12LL3 high end competition motor, ZAC have added a new taller engine head for better cooling, tear dropped and worked the Liner as well as polished and balanced the crankshaft. This is a pretty serious motor and if you dont live in Japan or havent pre ordered one you probably wont be likely to get one.
You can see some more pictures of the work done here.
Apparently the 1/8th scale GT class is still popular in Japan and development continues to find better bodyshells to make a rather badly handling class handle better. The fruits of that development, and the results of a lot of testing, is this rather nice looking Mercedes CLK GT body that is set for release before the end of the year. So if you are into a more authentic form of racing but don’t want to put up with ill handling then this body may be of interest to you.
EFRA (european governing body) have released a notice regarding the introduction date for their rule change that allows sintered magnets, something we briefly mentioned back in the start of November. The guts of the statement are as follows:
The sintered magnets and delta wind will be allowed on EFRA races as from 02.04.07. This means, that the following proposal accepted by the section meeting at the AGM 2006 takes effect on 2nd of April 2007: 2.2b: b) Brushless Motor
d) Winding: Delta and Y wounded stators are permitted. Only circular
(round)pure copper is permitted. There is no turn limit.
Rotor: Output shaft diameter must be 0,125″ (3.175mm). Only one piece, two poles Neodymium or Ferrite magnetic rotors are permitted.
A quick update from the 2006 Reedy Race of Asia that was held this weekend at the Thang RC Raceway in Thailand. It was Kyosho driver Meen Verjak all the way as he won the Modified and Stock classes in perfect style. In Modified class Meen won the first 2 finals and sat out the last main to win the event ahead of Australian Tamiya driver Bradd Vercoe in 2nd with Hot Bodies racer Porapong Raganarat finishing in 3rd. In the stock class it was a perfect score again for Thai racer Meen Vejrak, the Kyosho racer winning all 3 A-mains to easily take the title ahead of local Tamiya racer Paphon Chanyasak in 2nd with Associated racer Tanit Kachchapananda rounding out the podium in 3rd.
We hope to get images soon. Hit the jump for the final standings… content
A while ago we mentioned that TWF8 was auctioning the actual engine that Yannick Aigoin nearly won the World Championships with. Well that auction has now started and at the time of writing the highest bid was at $200. Whats great about this is that everyone is a winner, the winning bidder recieves this amazing RB C6 with exhaust system, kindly donated by Rody Roem of RB Products, and all the money goes to UNICEF. A great cause in this season of giving so please go over to TWF8 and try to win this bid the auction runs until the 25th of December.
Go here for more information about the auction. If you want to bid straight away send your bid to email@example.com
Our friend Philip over at Neo-Buggy has been busy of late with the promoting and organising of his flagship event, the Neo Invitational that takes place next weekend, the 15th – 17th of December. We wrote a little bit about it earlier this week and gave you the lowdown on how cool this event is likely to be. Well now we have some images of the preperations of this event and most importantly the track itself, and i have to say its looking pretty big and challenging and is definitely going to be an epic event.
Head on over to Neo-Buggy for some more pictures, even more if your a member for some reason.