HRC Distribution have introduced the new HRC Racing 4000mAh round hardcase LiPo battery pack. Designed to fit any kit that requires NiCD or NiMH racing-pack-style batteries, such as many Tamiya and older Kyosho cars, buggies and trucks, the pack is also ideal to power nitro starter boxes. Housed in a hardcase for protection the oval diameter battery is built from quality 40C cells, making it ideal for stock and mild modified motors. The pack comes pre-wired with an industry-standard balancer port and either and T-type or Tamiya-style plug.
Made for Sanwa’s M17 high-end transmitter is a new screen protector set from Hiro Seiko. It is made of a newly developed material to support the transmitter’s touch screen ability while also protecting it from fingerprints, scratches, as well as water and oils. The set includes two pre-cut sheets and it is available now.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Xray T4 and Yokomo BD9 touring cars is a carbon fibre spur gear plate. The item is a direct replacement for the standard composite part and it adds stability to the centre layshaft, pulley and main gear area. It is a direct fit for the above cars and available now.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new silicone door and bonnet hinges for the Traxxas TRX-4 trail truck. They are made of high-quality silicone material and are the perfect scale addition to the Defender or D90/D110 bodies. They come as 2-piece sets and can be fastened by either a screw or suitable adhesives.
Coming from RC-Carbonstore’s Rebellion-RC brand are several new option parts for the Xray X1 formula car kit. First up is a full chassis set for the current X1’19 car that contains items such as the main chassis plate, front arms, camber plates, battery mounts, the lower pod plate, wing plate and many more. The chassis plate offers Rebellion-RC’s signature silicone bumpers for the battery, chamfered edges, and the side tube brace offers three positions for the tube dampers to make for an adjustable tube angle. Also available is an X1’15-18 conversion kit that allows to run all ’19 features. The chassis sets are available in twelve different carbon weave colours.
The 2018 EWS International, held this past weekend in Thundersley near London, concluded with a victory for Infinity’s Yannic Prümper. After sitting atop the standings after Saturday’s qualifying rounds, the German driver secured pole position in a very tense final qualifier on Sunday morning. With Elliott Harper looking like his strongest challenger for the overall TQ, it was the British driver who led the final round initially with his Xray. However, in the final minute of the run, a small mistake from Elliott allowed Yannic to close within a tenth of a second, before Pole Position was decided on the very final lap as Elliott ran a little too much kerb coming onto the back straight for the final time, giving Yannic the win and the overall TQ by just two hundredths of a second. The close racing out front allowed Yokomo’s Ronald Völker to also move into the mix, taking third in the round just one and a half tenths behind the leading pair, which in urn secured him fourth on the grid behind Marc Rheinard.
Ruddog Distribution from Germany have introduced their new Graphene Plus LiHV battery range. The high-performance packs are built using high-power 100C Graphene Plus technology cells for more power over the whole run and less fading towards the end, resulting in constant lap times. The batteries are available as 6000mAh or 8000mAh standard-size as well as 5500mAh shorty battery pack, and they make use of new semi-transparent hardcases with split stickers, ensuring the batteries look good for longer. Other features include 5mm bullet-type connectors for best possible power supply and they come in handy, reusable plastic boxes for convenient transportation and storage.
For the third round of the Schumacher Winter Series presented by the Louth Radio Control Car Club, 70 drivers turned up for some hot track action while the temperatures were cold outside. In 13.5 Ricky Lee would debut at the club and set about the top qualifying position with his Awesomatix. Nathan Winyard and Chris Lovely would mix at the top with their Xrays but miss out on TQ rounds. Andrew Green would show an improvement to form with 4th. Joseph Cocking showed promise with the new Yokomo, ahead of Garry Plant with another Awesomatix.