December 22, 2006

Xray T2’007 conversions sets

Xray T2'007 conversions sets

Xray have officially released 2 new conversion sets to enable T2 and T2R users to upgrade their chassis’ to the US or EU T2’007 specifications. The conversion sets are pretty large and seem to replace nearly 80% of the car, so it seems strange to release such a set. Our advice would be to just buy a new car.

Source: Xray []

December 22, 2006

Adam Rogers win Rd3 of Rug Racers Championship

Adam Rogers

We reported previously on round 3 of the Rug Racers championship held at the Wodson Park Leisure Centre. Well Helger Racing have a more detailed report on the event that saw Adam Rogers take the win in the Modified class ahead of Elliot Harper in 2nd and Kit Jones in 3rd.

During this leg Adam charged hard and it was obvious to everyone that he was getting faster all the time with his new car; he led from start to finish and put in a time that was five seconds faster than his FTD time. His average lap time was faster than everyone, but Elliott Harper held onto the fastest single lap time.

You can read the full report from round 3 here.

Source: Helger Racing []

December 21, 2006

Xray NT1 first picture

Xray NT1 first picture

Our partners RC World have ‘obtained’ this image of the Xray NT1. I have an idea of how they got it too, i had the same idea but i didn’t have the correct tools. Anyway we can see a lot more of the car and from the looks of things its a pretty standard configuration but does look very low. Rumors are that this car will make its race debut at the Winternats prior to its launch in the Spring.

Source: RC World []

December 20, 2006

Alex Lopez signs for Schumacher

Alex Lopez sings for Schumacher

Wow it seems everyone wants to get their driver announcements in before the holidays. Latest announcement is that of former Xray driver Alex Lopez, the multiple National Champion signing to race the Schumacher Mi3, but judging by the photo he will have to make do with the Mi2. Alex had this to say about the deal:

I am really looking forward to running a Schumacher. They have some pretty amazing things in the works. The Mi3 is going to blow a lot of people away. I also like that their team is very organized and works as a unit to make everyone go faster. I got my start with Schumacher so this is kind of like coming home. (Alex Lopez)

Source: RC Tech []

December 20, 2006

Xray NT1 200mm gas touring car confirmed

Xray NT1

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.

Source: Xray []

December 20, 2006

Andy Griffiths is British 1/12th National Champion

Andy Griffiths is British 1/12th National Champion

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.

Source: Mirage Racing []

December 20, 2006

Elliott Harper claims 2nd at Rd3 of Rug Racers

Elliot Harper Rug Racers

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.  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.

Read the full report from Elliott here.

Source: Mirage Racing []

December 19, 2006

Schumacher Mi3 190mm touring car

Schumacher Mi3

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