Xray have confirmed, on their site, their entry into the nitro touring car market that we Red RC predicted back in November. Their new 200mm touring car will be called the NT1 and well little else is shown in their introduction movie, except that it should see the light of day next Spring.
Andy Griffiths has won the 2006 British 1/12th National Championships with 2 rounds still left to run having taken a perfect score from the first 4 rounds of the championship. Whats particularly noteworthy about this title is that it was the first major title in the UK won using a brushless motor, this particular one being from Nosram.
Andy has won many national titles in the past and has made numerous European and World Championships A finals. This result is the first major title for Brushless in the UK and fittingly it was Nosram who pulled it off after lots of hard work and development.
You can read the full report with some more pictures here or a different report from the event here.
Elliot Harper has written a report on his first race with the HB Cyclone Moorespeed at round 3 of the Rug Racers championships held at the indoor circuit at Ware.Â Elliott could only manage 2nd place in qualifying due to being in a slower heat after a late entry to the event but performed well in the race with only a few small mistakes meaning he could take 2nd position overall.
The second “A” final was a rerun of the first, but at a faster pace than earlier races. This made it both enjoyable driving as well as good spectator sport. All was going well and I was comfortably in 2nd place until the pen ultimate lap when I clipped a corner damaging my servo horn affecting the steering forcing retirement, but still managing a 3rd placed finish. Overall on the day I finished 2nd.
Yet more new touring cars, this time from British manufacturer Schumacher who are working hard on their new 190mm touring car. The Mi3 has been doing the rounds at various tracks in prototype stage in order to test its response to various track conditions and of course when you go racing your picture will get taken. Little is known except what one can see in the image and that is that it’s dual belt drive as one would expect from a modern touring car, it seems to be extremely low with the center axles mounted higher than the blocks and the most noticeable thing is how narrow the chassis plate is.
UPDATE: You can view 3 more large images of the car here, here and here.
Schumacher weren’t so happy that photos of their new baby were put on RC Tech and so posted this reply… content
Robitronic, the German RC manufacturer, has just released its new 190mm electric powered touring car. Called the Avid, we first saw this car at the GP Carpet World Cup and it looked pretty promising from the pictures and the production version is looking pretty nice too with lots of red anodized aluminum throughout but of course looks aren’t everything.
So the Avid is designed for maximum performance, easy handling and a lot of new features in the touring car sector. The high-efficiency drive train with extra large belt pulleys, super strong and smooth aluminium differentials and a improved suspension/steering-geometry for maximum corner speed makes this car ready for competition.
You can read more details and view more images of the Avid here.
This is a neat little thing from Novak, its a 4 cell transponder voltage booster which basically ensures that your 4 cell powered vehicle always has enough power for the transponder because after all theres no point in having power to continue your race if your laps aren’t being counted. Available in January 2007.
The module connects between the vehicle’s transponder and the receiver, and boosts voltage to the transponder for consistent lap countingâ€”even when the battery pack is dumped.
What was many peoples pet hate with the M18’s including with the M18 Pro was that the cars only came with composite out drives which while sufficient for the job they could be better. Well now they are with Xray’s release of these CNC machined aluminium versions which also feature the new wheel mounting that was released with the M18 Pro kit.