Shown at iHobby Expo in Chicago this week is the all new Team Magic M1. This car features some very innovative thinking, centered aroung the fuel tank that is centrally located and on the body there is a moulded plastic cover that hinges open and closed with the lid, protecting it from dirt and debris.
Whilst iHobby Expo takes place in Chicago this week, Japan have their Plamodel Radi-con show (directly translated name, hope its right). As you would expect from our far eastern friends they have some really cool products on display as well as some strange things too. I have supplied some links to Japanese sites that are covering the show so you can get a feel of whats coming our way in the not too distant future.
Dynamite have release their 2007 lineup of nitro engines. Called the Platinum series these off road motors are available in .21, .28 and .28 pullstart.
From the product page
For an affordable racing engine comparable in performance to high-end Italian racing engines, Dynamiteâ€™s new Platinum Series offers dependable rear- exhaust nitro enginesÂ for truggies and monster trucks offering great power and respectable fuel mileage.
Italian webzine Automodellismo.net have a insightful interview with Maurizio Gandini who, along with twin brother Stefano, run the world famous and ultra successful GRP. The article hits upon the companys history, production output of 1.4 million sets of tires a year and goes into further details about their move, in collaboration with Mario Rossi, to produce engines which have gone on to win their first World title in Australia this year in the car of Japanese driver Keisuke Fukuda.
I wouldn’t normally write about something as boring as a cooler for cells but this one is really nice. Made by Much More in Korea, it provides even heat dissipation for the batteries resulting in a balanced temperature throughout the pack when charged or discharged. It has six fans, 3 top and 3 bottom, is powered by 12V and is available in 3 anodised colours; Black, Blue and Purple.
Masaaki Hirosaka, father of multiple World Champion Masami and top RC mechanic, has this sweet product shown in the picture above listed on his website. The item in question is made by KO, one of Masami’s long time sponsors, and is a servo, receiver and speed controller all in one tiny package. This is perfect for the Xray M18, HPI RS4 micro as well as the Nanda NRX-18 shown in the picture. Fitting is that this product comes out of Japan, the home of miniaturisation. Available soon according to the site.
Our Swiss friends over at RCWorld.ch have this nice piece of reporting about the all new Corally RDX chassis. Seen on the GM Racing site is the above picture highlighting their GM brushless motor on Marc Fischer’s car which inadvertently displays the prototype chassis from the Dutch manufacturer. A picture that no one else at the Team Orion Speed Weekend was able to get, due to obvious secrecy reasons.
Update:RaceRC.dk, also managed to bag a picture of a prototype RDX.