Viper R/C Solutions and Multi-time National Champion Josh Cyrul are proud to announce that CEFX is merging with Viper R/C Solutions, Inc. After a successful working relationship starting at the 2012 IIC, CEFX and Viper R/C Solutions started working on plans to build something special together. With the deal inked back in November, the logistics and planning have been in the works to bring CEFX to an entirely new level of product development, production, marketing, sales and customer support. CEFX will be moving to its new home of operations in Seattle, Washington in the coming months. Expect to see new CEFX products in development and available in 2013. Josh Cyrul had this to say:
This is an incredibly exciting time for CEFX. It’s a bit like watching your child grow and head off to school. For 7 years, my limitations have held a lot of CEFX’s potential back from being what I believe it can and should be. With the new ownership, management and resources it really has the chance to grow in true Viper style – Without Boundaries. I will still remain with the company for years to come as an engineer, designer and development driver and will continue to do so from my Michigan location.
Since its release in 2009, the Griffin 12 Conversion has been a leading contender if not dominating the 1/12 Modified scene. Since the prototype TQ’d the IIC in 2009, the Griffin has gone on to win back to back Snowbird Nationals and ROAR Nationals. Add in a victory at the 2010 IIC, dominating performance at the U.S. Indoor Championships, IFMAR WC Finalist in Germany, several other TQ’s and wins and the CEFX Griffin has set a very high bar in 1/12 performance. For 2011-2012 season, CEFX have decided to add in a few features to give Griffin users more options. Small shape changes to the chassis to improves stiffness along with tape slots and a raised center shock position now allow the Griffin user the option of multiple battery positions – the usual forward/back position as the standard Griffin but now also the option to run the battery turned ‘inline’. New tape slots and simple locators to run the battery on either side of the Griffin make it possible to maximize the balance and CG on different tracks depending on the main direction of corners. By request of our racers, we will also be making a ‘flexi’ Asphalt chassis in the same cut pattern as the Griffin 2011 chassis.
Themed after the new CEFX Balius 1/10 and 1/12 oval cars, Josh Cyrul’s company have released their new CEFX team wear for the 2010-11 season. Featuring a larger print on both the front and rear, the collection includes high quality t-shirts, sweat shirts and hoodies.
Having brought you the first CAD images of the new CEFX Evolution conversion for the TOP Photon, we have now received the first photos of the final conversion. Designed to improve traction, balance, drivability and ease of maintenance, it will be available as a full conversion set for the Photon, however a lot of the parts work with the Tamiya TRF416 and you can see those parts mounted in the release photos.
Multiple US National Champion Josh Cyrul was in touch to introduce the new CEFX Evolution. This is a radical new approach to electric TC racing from the mind that brought you the TOP Photon. The Evolution improves traction, balance, drivability and ease of maintenance all in one simple yet very effective design. The concept has already proven it’s potential with a 3rd place podium finish at the 2010 Snowbird Nationals as well as a TQ and win at the 2010 ROAR Carpet Nationals.
New from Josh Cyrul’s CEFX is their new line pan cars that have been adapted from previous models to accept LiPo 1S packs. Currently in production are CEFX’s newest 12th and 10th WGT cars. Not to be confused with our previous Phoenix t-bar cars, the Griffin is now a link based car to adapt to the needs of 1S Lipo racing. Also receiving an update is the Lithium 1/10th Oval conversion kit which has received minor updates to maximize it’s potential for the switch from 2S to 1S LiPo batteries.
Josh Cyrul from CEFX has announced that his company has designed and manufactured a carpet upgrade kit for the Corally RDX Phi that includes chassis, front shock tower, rear shock tower and steering extension. Prior to last years Snowbirds, CEFX made a 3mm chassis for the Phi that only the modified team drivers used on their cars, and following a lot more testing with team driver Mike Blackstock they made some updates to all these parts. The results speak for themselves with several race wins coming from the updated/stiffer components and now these new parts are available to buy, but only in limited quantities.
A while ago we showed you some CAD images from the new C12 1/12th scale from Josh Cyrul’s company CEFX, well it appears the car is now ready and here are some photos of the new car, the C12 Phoenix. This is the version for brushless motors, which as explained previously had to be made seperately from the original brushed motor version, as trying to make a car work for both motor types would mean too much of a compromise for both.