Coming from R1 Wurks is the new Digital 2 brushless speed controller. Rated at 200A constant current, the controller is usable with modified motors down to 3.0T but a blinky mode for zero timing spec racing makes it usable for non-boosted classes also. Several boost and turbo functions add to the extensive software features that include power delivery and brake strength settings. The unit also features the A.C.L.C. Advanced Component Level Cooling system, this design allows individual Mosfets to transfer heat directly to the upper heatsink. The power switch-less safety first system forces the user to disconnect the battery when its time to power off the controller, minimising the chances of leaving a live battery from draining. The controller is housed in a black anodised case with a specially designed heatsink and it is adjustable using a digital programming box.
The Border have introduced the BRP Supastox brushed motor mount for the Schumacher GT12 car. Made from high-quality fibre glass and coming including the necessary hardware, the mount allows to use cheap brushed motors, making for even lower running costs of this already relatively inexpensive class. The mount is usable with the Schumacher Supastox and Supastox GT and silver can motors such as the Carson Cup Machine.
Ripmax have introduced the Across 1/12th scale 4WD RTR rock crawler. Factory-assembled the vehicle features an independent front suspension with laydown shock absorbers as well as a rigid rear axle construction for that ultimate scale look. To this add a fluorescent roll cage, colourful body panels and grippy all-terrain rock crawler tyres on beadlock design rims. The Across is powered by a brushed motor and it comes including a 1500mAh LiPo battery and 230V fast charger.
Coming from Serpent is a new front spool set for the Erxy 411 touring cars. Standard in Serpent’s latest Project 4-X car, the spool also fits the older 411 with its blade-type design and spring steel outdrives making for less wear. The set includes a new belt pulley, the aluminium spool body as well as spring steel outdrives and the protection blades.
Round seven of the OMK Fall Classic Race series was held yesterday evening on a soaking wet track. Combined with the low temperatures the track was very slippery, making it a bit of a handful for all drivers. Nevertheless Xray’s Malin Karlsen once again dominated the proceedings and she took convincing TQs in every round to obtain the pole position for the triple A-mains. In the opening two finals the young lady jumped into the lead and she never looked back to take the day’s win in style and with it her fifth win out of the five rounds she attended. For A3 she opted to sit out the leg to let the other driver battle for the remaining podium spots and ultimately it was Steffen Larsen (Team Associated) who grabbed the runner-up spot by a narrow 0.5 seconds from third placed Marius Kristensen (Serpent).
Serpent have released all details for the UK-based 2016/17 Serpent GT8 Cup. The 5-race series starts on October 23rd with final round 5 taking place on February 5th. The grand final will then be held on the 12th of March with all races being hosted by the popular Halifax track. The series will see nitro and electric racing using Serpent’s Cobra GT cars and standard Novarossi pullstart engines for the nitro and open motors in the electric class. Pre-glued Dragon-RC tyres are mandatory for all categories. Full details and all dates can be found here.
The 2016 Euro Nitro Series comes to a conclusion this weekend (21-23rd Oct) with the famous Fiorano track in Italy as the stage for the 1:10 title decider.With Team Shepherd’s Simon Kurzbuch wrapping up the 1:8 title at Round 3 in Aigen, Austria, last month, the attention for the season finale is on who will be crowned the new 1:10 champion.With Electric World Championship commitments forcing him to miss the third round, reigning champion Jilles Groskamp can not retain his title but it is his Team Infinity team-mate Teemu Leino who goes into the season finale best placed to become champion.In total 5 drivers have a mathematical chance of being crowned champion but it is current points leader Dirk Wischnewski who provides the biggest challenge to Leino.Also a strong contender is inaugural ENS Champion Erik Dankel who sits second in the points and will be hoping to drop his 12th place Round 1 result. With outside title chances for World Champion Dominic Greiner and Bruno Coelho all of the contenders represent different manufacturers highlighting the competitiveness of the ENS championship.
The recent KMRCA Korea National Championship was held at the KARS track and it saw South Korea’s front runner, EC Kim taking the win in the Touring Modified class. Ki-Hung Kim came in second from Jeong-Duk Lee in third.