Coming from VSR is their Project Thor wireless transmitter battery charging system. Designed for the use with induction charging capable transmitters, such as the Sanwa M17, but also an upgrade for many standard radio systems, the charger set includes the charging station as well as a transmitter battery pack and wireless receiver unit that will be housed in the transmitters battery compartment and that allow “touch-less” charging. The charger unit will be custom-build by VSR to match the respective transmitter while coloured LED units allow for further customisation. The charging unit is USB powered and it will charge a fully discharged battery in about three and a half hours. For more details on the system, check VSR’s website here.
RC Concept have introduced their new line of Graphene technology LiHV battery packs. The WTI range now includes a 6000mAh 25mm standard height shorty, a 4000mAh 19mm height low CG shorty as well as a 8500mAh standard size battery all of which are built using high-quality, lightweight and low internal resistance 120C cells for improved overall performance. The batteries come in protective hardcases and they are available now.
BF Materials from Italy have introduced their new carbon fibre rear shock towers for the Team Associated RC8B3.1 and RC8B3.1e buggies. Available are a standard geometry as well as a tall shock tower, the latter features raised upper shock mounting positions for increased rear suspension up travel that will translate to better rough track handling and improved cornering on faster parts of the track. Both shock stays are machined from high-quality carbon fibre and they sport a gold-colour BF logo for looks.
Muchmore have introduced the new version 2 of their Team snapback caps. The black one-size-fits-all caps feature a red or blue highlighted embroidered Muchmore logo, allowing to show your passion to anything Muchmore both on and off the track.
Coming from Exotek and made for the Tekno RC EB410 buggy are two new wheel hex adapter sets. The precision-machined 7075 alloy rear clamping hex set for the Tekno EB410 and ET410 are available as 6.5mm wide +2mm offset and 7.5mm +3mm offset sets, offering 2mm and 3mm of additional track width per side. The 6.5mm hexes can be used on the front or rear axles with the 7.5mm set being a rear item only. The hexes come polished and anodised in Exotek’s rich navy colour and they include M2 hardware.
Coming from Destiny and made for their RX-10FF FWD touring car is a long rear body post set. Utilising machined aluminium brackets and longer body mount posts the set helps to make better use of tall, hatchback-style body shells.
Kingmax have introduced their new CLS02SL super low profile all-alloy high-performance servo. Featuring a patented geartrain the servo sports very high speed and torque values while offering improved durability and parts life. The high-voltage compatible servo is capable of speeds of down to 0.06s at up to 37.7kg-cm of torque, making it ideal for demeaning applications such as gas-powered on-road and off-road racing. A high-quality coreless motor, dual ball bearings, high-precision steel gears and a water-proof CNC-machined all-aluminium case round out the features list.
The second round of the Spanish IC Track Championship was held at the Automodelismo de Ronda club last weekend. Nacho Lopez took the overall TQ, less than a second in front of Victor Gonzalez with Vicente Eres already being five seconds adrift in the 4-minute qualifiers. The 45-minute A-main event then saw Mugen driver Vicente taking the win some 14 seconds in front of Serpent’s Nacho, who struggled a bit in the final, loosing about 0.5 seconds per lap compared to the qualifiers. Capricorn’s Guillermo Perez came in 3rd to round out the podium.