Seen back in October at prototype stage during the opening round of the Euro Touring Series, East Coast Bodies have released the production version of their LCG LiPo chassis for the Tamiya TRF416WE. Developed and tested by Toni Rheinard, the set features a seperate 2.25mm carbon chassis and 45g battery tray that slots into the chassis keeping the weight low down in the car. The chassis will be sold under East Coast Bodies’ Prodrive Performance Series brand.
LMI Racing have announced that former Serpent designer Rene Cornella will join their team for 2010. The deal is a positive one for both parties as they each have ties with onroad nitro chassis newcomer Edam. Cornella signed for the Taiwanese company earlier this season as a team driver and LMI are German distributors for Edam’s 1:8 and 1:10 products. As part of the deal the Austrian will be supplied with a range of products from LMI Racing and in addition to racing the EDAM 1:8 Razor Pro and 1:10 Spirit will race the new F1-09 1:10 Formula car from 3racing.
Team C have announced that they are to supply 1:8 Onroad World Finalist Robin D’hondt with tools for the 2010 season. The Belgian, who is the current German and Belgian National Champion, will use the company’s professional tool range, tool bag and car bag as part of his 2010 campaign with the factory Motonica team.
The Winners69 year end race party took place in the Miko Mall, Bandung, Indonesia last weekend and was sponsored by Winners69 Hobby Shop. The indoor carpet track layout saw a mix of technical and high speed sections and the race entry was open to 2 classes, 1/10 TC 11.5 R and Mini Class with the race format consisting of 3 x 5 minute runs for qualifying and 3 x 7 minute runs for the finals. In the Stock class it was young Xray Driver, Bowie Ginting who put in the fastest run to claim the TQ followed by Sewaka Ramadhani and Asdi. In the mini class, Imam Resi got TQ followed by long time racer, Yuri Taruna and Eric. In the Stock finals pole man Bowie made a very fast run in all three finals and won all legs to secure 1st place. Second place went to Sewaka Ramadhani followed by Asdi in 3rd place. It was a similar story in the Mini final as class TQ Imam Resi took first place followed by Yuri Taruna and Eric.
Newly available for Serpent’s S400 1/10th scale EP touring car are these aluminium steering blocks. Sold in a set of left and right blocks, they have been CNC machined from high quality aluminium and help to increase precision in this area as well as providing extra strength in the event of a crash. A direct replacement for the standard plastic part, they are sold in anodized grey.
New from Much More are these premium wheel stockers. Sold in a set of 2 pieces, these CNC machined aluminium shafts help keep complete tire sets together and organized and use a unique oil seal cap design for ease of use. Suitable for 1/10th touring car tires they are available in anodized black or blue.
Motonica have announced that they will be selling a Pro version of their P81 1/8th scale chassis. Sold with a special set of carbon fibre and 7075 aluminium accessories, the new kit includes aluminium front upper suspension arm mounts, monoblock engine mount, rear adjustable ant-roll bar and middle shaft mount while in carbon fibre there is the front & rear chassis stiffener, left & right central stiffener, battery mount and front upper & lower bulkhead linkages. This kit will not replace the current P81, just offer the customer the choice to buy a kit with all the options included.
Savox have signed a deal with Team Magic factory driver Raimondo Gilletti to run with their Servos next season. Very pleased with the deal given to him by Savoxtech in Taiwan, Raimondo is happy to use Savox’s high quality products in his car and is looking forward to help promote the brand in Europe. Raimondo will use Savox SC-1251 low profile servos in his Novarossi powered Team Magic.