Absima have developed new software for their CTS 10 V3 Revenge and CTS 8 V3 Revenge range of speed controllers. The new V3.1 software now includes two brake profiles, a linear and a dynamic brake control. Whereas the linear brake control features the initial feel and brake strength of the V3 software, the new dynamic brake control features a much stronger brake rate up to 150% and provides a dynamic brake power which can be fully adjusted. The new V3.1 software is available on the Absima homepage.
MonacoRC’s new USB to RC receiver adapter connects a model car radio system to a MS Windows-based PC, allowing to use RC car simulators such as VRC Pro with your own radio gear. Due to the design the device does not need any drivers, making it a plug & play. It works with every transmitter and receiver and simulates the ESC and steering servo. It also supports all the functions of the transmitter such as servo speed, curve and more. All that is needed to get it running is a free USB port on the computer, a MS Windows-based PC or an Apple Mac running Parallel or BootCamp and Windows. The adapter is available with a blue or red case from now on.
Japanese news website RC-Monkey has announced the VRC Japan Tour 2020 series. With the world-wide cancellation of race events due to the current Corona virus pandemic, the RC racing simulator VRC Pro has gained lots of interest recently and RC-Monkey has jumped onto this train in order to offer racers a bit of racing action during these dull times. Venues for the RC-Monkey VRC Japan Tour 2020 will include iconic Japanese tracks such as the Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit, the Kyosho Circuit, Hokusei Circuit, Boss Speed, K-tune Racing Speedway, Central Racing Park, and the SPL Speedway. Full details will be announced soon including race dates and classes. Until then interested racers can find more information here.
VSR Products have introduced a new adapter that allows to use the popular VRC Pro software using any 4-channel 2.4GHz receiver. With the current Corona pandemic tracks have been forced to close and people need to stay at home as much as possible meaning racers are looking for alternatives to getting some laps under their belts. This is where the old and trusted VRC Pro RC racing simulator kicks in. VSR Products Unicorn PC adapter supports 4-channel operation which means owners can setup marshalling, refuelling and other functions with the buttons on the radio and do not have to touch the keyboard. In addition the adapter offers higher frame rates and lower latency compared to the original VRC adapter. Not included are the needed receiver and Micro USB cable.
VRC Racing have announced the 2019 VRC-Pro Modified class World Championships will be held this coming December. During three weeks of action-packed virtual RC racing this year’s worlds will see Nitro and Electric, On-road and Off-road racing as well as everything in between with Rally-X and also Nitro and Electric NASCAR Truck oval racing.
This June will see the running of the Spec Class VRC Worlds in various Nitro and Electric, On-road and Off-road categories. The fun kicks off on the 5th of June with Nitro Sedans, 1/12th scale Sports Cars and Rally X. All Spec classes are part of VRC’s free2play package – all that is needed is the respective track. The full schedule can be found after the break or on the official VRC website here.
The recent round 2 of the VRC 2018 Season 2 Nitro Buggies Series, run at the at the 2012 Psycho Nitro Blast track, saw the closest 3-way finish ever recorded in VRC history. Tom Rinderknecht (USA) came out on top just 0.031 seconds ahead of Marshal Kirkholm (USA), and 0.071 seconds ahead of Robert Hillman from Sweden. Hillman led most of the race but was passed in the final stretch from the Works wall to the finish line. View all the action from this exciting final here.
Virtual RC have announced the soon release of the new GT3 class for the VRC Pro RC car simulator. The class is based on the 1/8th nitro vehicles but the chassis sport front and rear differentials, front and rear brakes and a slightly less powerful .21 engine as well as super soft rubber tyres, which results in totally different driving characteristics. The GT3 class will be rolled out in the middle of November with the very first event being the 2017 VRC Worlds starting November 2nd.