Muchmore UK GP Series Rd1 – Report

Muchmore UK GP Series Rd1 – Report

The first round of the 2015 Muchmore UK GP Series took place at the Stonehaven circuit in Scotland this past weekend and combines with the series finale at a second round held at the Carlisle track on the 22nd and 23rd of August. In previous years, the Muchmore UK GP has attracted World Champion racers and has always been a launch platform for young RC talent destined for Regional, National and International competitions and it was local club racer Peter Eagles who took a clean sweep in all three of the A-main modified finals to take the round win, followed up by John Simpson in 2nd and Andrew Walters in 3rd.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Daniel Reckward wins at Mugen Days Eisenach

Daniel Reckward wins at Mugen Days Eisenach

The Mugen Days Eisenach 2015 were held at the RC Racing Club Eisenach track in central Germany over the weekend. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class Daniel Reckward took the win in the 30 minute final from Sebastian Winterstein in 2nd. Nicolai Oswald in 3rd rounded out the podium.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Mario Spiniello wins at Italian 200mm Nationals Rd2

Mario Spiniello wins at Italian 200mm Nationals Rd2

The second round of the Italian 1/10th Nitro On-road Nationals was held in Milazzo this past weekend. After the qualifiers Giuseppe Musolino took the TQ but in the finals it was Mario Spiniello who came out successful while Alessio Mazzeo scored the fastest lap in the main event. Davide Stefanizzi came in 2nd, Luda Redaelli rounded out the top 3 result.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

SkyRC D200 dual output AC/DC charger

SkyRC D200 dual output AC/DC charger

New from SkyRC comes the D200 dual output 200W AC/DC multi-chemistry charger with soldering iron output. Housed in a compact case the charger offers 5-button menu operation, a large back-lit display and it can handle up to 6S LiXX and up to 15 cell NiXX battery packs along 2 to 24V Pb batteries. The dual output design allows for up to 20A charge current on the main output and up to 10A on the secondary channel and as a novelty the device comes with a 60W soldering iron that can be plugged directly into the charger. The charger offers several features such as a built-in balancer, 20 charge/discharge profiles, a battery voltage meter, battery resistance meter, end voltage adjustment, a LiHV mode and the ability to perform software updates and remote controlling using SkyRC’s Charge Master software. Included with the device come the 60W/450°C soldering iron, one pencil and one chisel soldering tip.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Tamar Schäfer wins Pro4 class at Alpencup Rd5

Tamar Schäfer wins Pro4 class at Alpencup Rd5

Round five of the Alpencup was held at the Dielsdorf track. In the 4WD Short Course class Intech’s Tamar Schäfer took the win in front of team mate Christoph Schefer while Manni Guhl (Team Durango) rounded out the top 3 result.

Source: Intech [intechracing.com]

Monday, July 27, 2015

Dutch Electric On-road Nationals Rd4 – Report

Dutch Electric On-road Nationals Rd4 – Report

Round four of the Dutch Electric On-road Nationals was held at the RACO2000 track in Utrecht. The weather forecast for Saturday wasn’t very promising, so only a few drivers joined the open practice for testing and track time. In the morning it was dry, but around noon the clouds opened and the practice was washed away by a lot of rain. Most drivers packed their stuff and went home beside three brave guys who ultimately quit around 3 pm when things got even worse with a lot of wind and even more rain. On Sunday thankfully things were a lot different from the day before with nice and sunny weather. After three rounds of qualifying the Touring Modified class had Rob Janssen (Team Magic) taking the TQ from Jetze Reitsma (Spec-R) and Richard Arts (Tamiya). Touring Stock 13.5 saw Sybrand de Boer (Tamiya) coming out fastest from Fokke Groen (Xray) and Rick van den Akker (Xray). Finally in the Formula class Martijn van der Heijden (Xray) took the pole position for the finals from Axel Kleingeld (CRC) and Tim Jansen (Serpent).

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Elliott Boots wins washed away BRCA Buggy Rd4

Elliott Boots wins washed away BRCA Buggy Rd4

Round four of the BRCA 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals was held at the Herts Nitro Model Club this past weekend. Unfortunately the British weather played havoc this weekend with over 80mm of rain on Friday into Saturday. The HNMC cleared the track at 6am Saturday morning and the first round of qualifying was damp and it even turned into a dry track by round 2. At the end rounds 1 and 2 were TQed by Boots, round 3 was a tie between Boots and Cragg, round 4 went to Darren Bloomfield and round 5 to Kevin Brunsden. There was uncertainty about the weather on Sunday morning and rain set in at about 10:30 am but as it became heavier the event was stopped and after a delay the event was taken on qualifying handing Elliot Boots the win from 2nd placed Darren Bloomfield and Jack Embling in 3rd.

Thanks to James Thompson for the report.

Monday, July 27, 2015

SWorkz S104 Evo 1/10th 4WD buggy

SWorkzS104Evo-7

Following first S104 Evo prototype images that surfaced back in January SWorkz now have more photos of their forthcoming 1/10th 4WD electric off-road buggy available. Information on the kit are still vague with the only definite features announced yet being the FCSS aluminium chassis, new big bore shock absorbers and a 3-diff drivetrain. Looking at the images the buggy will also sport a floating servo mount, semi-gloss carbon fibre parts and a dedicated electronic layout for shorty LiPo battery packs. More information and images should become available in time for the release in mid-August.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

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