Serpent have introduced a new seal for their AFL fuel tank lid that prevents leakage and thus provides more consistent engine performance. Made from rubber, the new seal has been shaped to create a perfect seal around the opening of the tank and allowing the tank lid to close fully. Both the 1/8th and 1/10th scale fuel tanks have also been updated, to both include the new lid seal but also have been made from a newer stronger material. The milky white coloured tanks will now have more resistance to shattering in the event of a heavy impact and changes to the lid pivot pin position further ensure a perfectly sealed tank. Both new tanks come supplied with a 50cm length of clear fuel tubing, as well as fuel nipples and grub screw for AFL lid.
LRP electronic have announced the date for the 11th annual LRP Touring Car Masters, which will be held from March 28th to 30th 2008 in Eppelheim (Heidelberg/Germany). The LRP-TCM is regarded as the most competitive Touring Car race worldwide apart from the IFMAR World-Championships nowadays. 270 drivers including international topstars from Europe, the USA and Japan will make this the unofficial Indoor World’s in 2008. Past events saw World Champions David Spashett, Surikarn Chaidajsuriya, Atsushi Hara, Mark Pavidis, Matt Francis, Brian Kinwald, Jukka Steenari, Marc Rheinard, Andy Moore and Masami Hirosaka fighting for the glory. Europe’s top guns will compete against contenders from all around the world, don’t miss this exciting battle.
The 2nd round of the CML Carpet Masters series was run at the Stafford club last weekend and it saw another dominant performance from Associated’s Craig Drescher. Craig piloted his TC5 to victory in the 2 finals after taking the TQ from new team mate Andrew Robson in 2nd and Junior Yokomo driver Ryan Edwards in 3rd. In the first round of finals, the top 3 maintained their qualifying order with Craig taking the win from Andy and Ryan. The 2nd round of finals saw a very close finish with Craig just hanging on to take the victory from Andy with Alan Bickerstaff in 3rd. In the 27/13.5 class, the first final win went to Jake Williams in a close race with Nick Turner and Mark Poulton, while in final 2 it was Nick Turner that took the victory with a storming drive, to claim the overall win.
Serpent have released 2 new ceramic ball bearings for use with the Serpent S400. Available in both 10×15 and 5×10, the balls used are extremely hard and ultra lightweight and make a great option for those who are looking for extra durability and an added weight advantage. Running extremely free, thanks to a specially selected lubrication, each bearing is sold in a pair and is a direct replacement for the original part.
Xray have a report on the first ever 1/18th Scale US On-road Nationals, held last week at RC Madness in Enfield, CT, with numerous classes present including Micro Sedan, Pan car, Recoil (1/14th), Rally, and Open Truck. Zack Barry was present with the new M18T Pro and after qualifying for the Open Truck class he lined up 2nd, despite running the fastest lap times. At the start of the main final Zack quickly got by the leader but had a bobble shortly after that, allowing 3rd place driver Tony Phalen to get by. Now running in 2nd place, Zack followed Tony for several laps, slowly closing the gap. When Tony’s truck “thermalled out” Zack took the lead and with it the win, followed home by John Cravotta in 2nd and Dillon Spinelli in 3rd.
Edit RC have released a new caged thrust bearing for use in the Hot Bodies Cyclone touring car which makes maintenance of your cars ball diff faster and easier. Designed for use in differentials with a 2mm diff screw, it replaces the thrust bearing plates and loose ball system supplied with the kit normally, meaning the balls stay in place during the assembly / disassembly process.
Robitronic have announced the release of new sealed ball bearings, in standard sizes, for off road racing. Available with either steel or ceramic balls, both types are fitted with rubber gaskets to prevent dirt entering the bearing and damaging them. All bearings come pre oiled for high rpm usage and fit a variety of applications with the 5x10x4mm ball bearings ideal for use as clutch bearings. Robitronic now also sell ceramic balls in both 2.4mm and 3mm diameters and are supplied in a pack of 12, making them ideal for ball differentials.
Team Corally have announced more details on their ‘New Generation F1’ that we showed you back in October. This car’s design is based on the World Championship winning 12X concept, resulting in an easy to work on high performance driving machine as well great part availability since most parts on this new F1 are interchangeable with the 12X. The New Generation F1 uses the World’s best materials and production methods which includes super tough and strong 3.2mm GRP chassis parts, 7075 T6 aluminium motorpod and graphite rear axle. This combines super low weight with high rigidity and durable on-track performance. It comes complete with mounted tires, F-type body and moulded front & rear wing.
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