Xceed RC continue to increase their line of accessories with the introduction of their new air filter oil and on road air filters. Sold in a 50ml bottle, this new green filter oil has been specially selected for on road use, sticking well to the foam and being able to capture the smaller dirt particles. The new air filters are sold in a pair and the foam elements are precision cut from selected foam that is optimal at retaining the oil while maintaining the correct airflow. Rounded off at the top and mounted to a newly designed softer rubber holder, they can easily fit the Xceed INS-Box or similar INS-Boxes from other brands.
CSO Racing in Hong Kong have introduced two new optional parts for the Serpent 733 200mm chassis. First up are these rear lower suspension brackets in a pair for both the lower front and lower rear. Similar in design to the original stock versions, but in a different finish, they are made from 7075 T6 aluminium. The other new part is this chassis stiffening brace that connects the radio plate and rear brake block around the engine to prevent flex in this area. A direct replacement for the standard plastic version, this part is made from 7075 T6 aluminium.
Calandra Racing Concepts drivers Hupo Honigl and Aaron Buran finished 1-2 at the 30th Annual U.S. Indoor Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. Both drivers used the CRC Gen-X 10 car to take a convincing win in the hotly contested World GT division. From pole position, Hupo led every lap and was not pressured until very late in the run when a charging Buran really started to close in. Buran worked through traffic and found himself hot on the heels of the T.Q. driver Honigl by the end of the race.
Serpent have released some new option parts for both their 1/10th and 1/8th scale chassis’. For 1/8th scale there is this new lightweight bell housing for the Centax II, which has been made from precision machined steel and features a black coating. For the 733 and 720, there are some Pro CVD wheel axles, that have been made made from hardened spring steel and which feature a polished surface where the bearings contact the axles for smoother operation. Sold in a pair.
Picco in Italy have introduced their new P1 .12 Turbo factory tuned engine. This competition touring car engine has been hand assembled and bench tested by the Eduardo Picco to ensure top performance and is supplied in a handy carbon fibre look Picco bag, which includes the EFRA 2651 exhaust system and 5 P6TC turbo plugs.
Serpent have released these new rear W2 uprights for the 966. A direct replacement for the standard part, they offer more steering in corner entry and faster/easier hairpin turn in. Available in OS2 version only, these super strong wide offset uprights offer 3 different upper roll centre mounting positions.
Having shown you the first CAD images of the new Serpent 966-e last week, today the company has released photos of the final product together with full information on this new car. Sharing the complete racing chassis with its gas-car brother, the Serpent 966, it features independent suspension, fully adjustable set-up and a 3 belt-drive system. The challenge of this project was to arrange the layout of all electronic components in such way that the optimal car balance is maintained. This combined with putting all components as low as possible in the car, for lowest center of gravity and to make sure the body can be mounted without cut-outs for improved aerodynamics.
Last weekend saw the Indonesian EP series end of year race held on Sunter International Speedway. The race open for 3 classes, Stock 11.5 BL, Modified Class and Formula-1 class. A 2 days event, Saturday had 4 qualifying rounds with the 5th and final round on Sunday along with the triple mains. The race had 50 drivers and they were greeted by variable weather, sunny, cloudy and rain, so all drivers had to repeatedly change their setup. It was Tamiya team driver Jilles Groskamp, who made a trip from Thailand, that took the pole position in the stock class followed by young Xray driver Bowie Ginting in 2nd and long time racer Rudy Hardjo in 3rd. In Modified, Jilles Groskamp also took the TQ spot followed by Xray driver, Danny Iswahyudi with Kris Heriyana in 3rd position.