October 25, 2006

Team Crest, TA05 mid mount conversion

Team Crest TA05 conversion

Our blogging comrads over at RCWorld.ch have given us the heads up on this mid motor conversion kit for the Tamiya TA05. Made by Japanese firm Team Crest, the conversion set provides all the bits necessary to mid mount your transmission and motor, which in turn creates space for a rear mounted saddle pack.

More pics after the jump… content


October 24, 2006

Magnus Vassmar takes 2006 Swedish 1/12th Champs

Magnus Vassmar

Team Orion is reporting on their site that team driver Magnus Vassmar (old picture) has won the Swedish Indoor 1/12th scale Championships. This very talented youngster has now won back to back indoor titles in 1/12th scale as well as 1/10th.

Magnus Vassmar conquered the competition in the 1/12 Modified class at the 2006 Swedish Championships. Utilizing the latest voltage enhanced V-Max Plus RDS IB4200 WC cells, Magnus became double consecutive Swedish Indoor Champion in 1/12 and 1/10 classes.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com] 


October 24, 2006

Kissimmee in November is turning into a classic

Kissimmee

It appears that the US Open Fuel Sedan Championships, being held at the Kissimmee track in Florida at the start of November, will be quite the competitive race. With a lot of top names in the entry list already and high traction guaranteed thanks to new sealer having been laid down on the track recently, we are assured of some quality action.

Top drivers already entered include:
– Josh Cyrul
– Chris Tosolini
– Joel Johnson
– Scotty Gray
– Michael Salven
– Paolo Morganti

See the current & complete entry list here.

Source: RC Pro Series [rcprosites.com]


October 23, 2006

Robitronic release 1/18th electric pan car

Robitronic Scalpel

Subject of a launch teaser campaign earlier this month, the Scalpel, billed as the worlds first real 1/18th electric pan car, was eventually launched at the iHobby Expo in Chicago.

The high efficiency Drivetrain, the ultra low Point of Gravity with a GT-Style-Body with high Downforce, the ingenious Suspension and the Factory-glued Foam-Tires makes this Car into a Rocket on the Track.

More pictures & feature list after the jump… content


October 23, 2006

Scott Kimbrow wins 2006 Paris Memorial

Scott Kimbrow

Scott Kimbrow has won the 1/8th scale class at this years Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Driving his RB powered Kyosho he finished the race ahead of Kevin Jehlich who was second driving a Mugen with Sal Defazio in third, again with a Kyosho. content


October 22, 2006

2006 Paris Memorial race – Qualifying

Ron Paris

This weekend sees the annual running of the Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Set up after the death of engine master Ron Paris in 2001, this event has turned into a huge event stateside, even attracting racers from as far away as Europe.

This years race is no exception with over 80 racers spread over 3 classes competing to win this prestiquous event. Weather for this years event is hot an sunny as you would expect from Las Vegas and after 5 rounds of qualifying the outcome looks like this: content


October 20, 2006

Team Magic E4 displayed at iHobby Expo

Team Magic E4

Team Magic have shown their E4 1/10th electric touring car at iHobby Expo in Chicago this week. Billed as the ‘Most advanced EP car’ according to their show label in the pictures from RCForum.co.kr, it seems advanced should be replaced with the word complicated. This is one seriously complex looking car, featuring a three belt system similar to a gas on road car, it also sports a 3×3 center mounted battery configuration. In fact replace the motor with an engine and the batteries with a fuel tank and you have a 1/10th scale gas on roader. Maybe considering their success with their T4 in winning the 1/10th Euros with Dario Balestri, this could be the intention.

See this and other brands in the great coverage on the RCForum.co.kr site.

Source: RCForum.co.kr [rcforum.co.kr]


October 19, 2006

Plamodel Radi-con show 2006, Japan

Tamiya TRF501X

Whilst iHobby Expo takes place in Chicago this week, Japan have their Plamodel Radi-con show (directly translated name, hope its right). As you would expect from our far eastern friends they have some really cool products on display as well as some strange things too. I have supplied some links to Japanese sites that are covering the show so you can get a feel of whats coming our way in the not too distant future.

Here we have a group of photos seperated by manufacturer – Click Here.
And here we have 3 different sets of images with some text – Section 1, Section 2, Section 3

Source: RC Maniax [rcmx.net]