We first showed the new Spada 09 back in April when Kyosho released a CAD image of this new project, with the first real product picture shown about a month later, just before it was officially shown at the Shizuoka Hobby show last month. Now, through Kyosho France we have a full feature list from this new car and also CAD images showing how the front and rear suspension works, with the rear suspension being an innovative new type that allows the axle bearings to float within the rear bearing blocks.
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Dutch company Corally have released some new tuning parts for the Corally RDX Phi, while some will also work with their older touring cars as well. First up we have this newly designed front spool made from duralunimium as well as a new front one way axle, also made from the same material. Also newly released for the Phi is a full titanium screw set that comes in a handy comparmental clear plastic box and finally there is a new set of shock springs in 6 different hardnesses and all using the same black colour for some added confusion.
Kyosho have contacted us to tell us about their new Inferno based Ferrari F430 GT. The chassis, suspension and drivetrain are highly refined for durability and performance under the most demanding conditions, which gives the Inferno GT the highest pedigree of its class. There’s simply nothing else available on the market with the bloodlines of the GT, so be confident you’re getting the ultimate value and performance with the Inferno GT.
The 3rd round of the French electric touring car National Championships was held last weekend at the Bourg en Bresse circuit in the east of the country. Qualifying for the Open A class saw round 2 winner Cyril N’Diaye take the pole position for the final, heading an Xray 1, 2, 3 with Aurélien Thréhout and Hugo Ragaut in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the final nothing much changed and with N’Diaye taking the win from Ragaut who moved up into 2nd and Thréhout dropping down to 3rd. In the Open B class it was Xray racer Vincent Cavard that took the TQ and the win in front of Corally racer Olivier Beining in 2nd and Xavier Ansellem in 3rd for Tamiya.
The 2007 EFRA European ‘B’ Championship for 1:8 IC Track has successfully come & gone and the host nations Slovenia are the very proud champions following Jernej Vuga’s superb performance at his home track of Tolmin. In total 97 drivers travelled to this beautiful country with neighbours Italy fielding the largest team with 26 racers. Germany was the next largest representation with 20 while the smallest team was that of Sweden which was represented by just one driver – Mattias Ericsson. In terms of equipment used it was Dutch company Serpent that proved the most popular choice of car with Novarossi the No. 1 choice of engine. On the tyre front, when it was dry at least, Enneti could be found on more than 1 in 4 of competing cars. It was a similar case in the fuel rankings with Tornado the top brand. Controlling each drivers choice of equipment it was Sanwa that led the way.
Click here to view the full rundown of equipment used, also you can check out the full gallery from the event here.
Last weekend, the ultra high speed Rucphen track played host to the 2nd round of the Dutch EP National Championship which saw over 70 racers in attendance, split between stock 19T class with 23 racers and the modified class with 48 racers. In the modified class it was round 1 winner, and Euro warmup podium finisher, Bart Wubben that claimed the TQ spot and overall victory with his Xray T2’007 with Hugo van den Berg in 2nd for Hot Bodies, while Patrick Jongenelis ended the day in 3rd with his Xray. In the stock 19T class, it was a good day for current National class champion Jan van Steeg, who placed his TOP Scythe on pole position and took the overall win ahead of Xray racer Tjitte Miedema in 2nd and HB racer Jan Mekenkamp in 3rd.
Xray have updated their site with a large number of new optionals and tuning parts for their 200mm racer, the NT1. Far too many to write about individually, we have copied in some images of the main parts and we have put a link to the whole lot at the bottom of the page. New parts include a machined LCG chassis, lighter transmission parts, new CVDs and Multi diff, rear anti-roll bars, spur gears, pinion gears, new clutch parts and lots more.
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Our partners RC Infos have a full report on last weekends first round of the Swiss Nationals that was held in Wallisellen. Qualifying saw European ‘B’ finalist Beat Walti, driving the Xray NT1, take the pole position ahead of Mattia Pesenti racing the Team Magic car in 2nd with another Xray, that of Traugott SchÃ¤r lining up in 3rd. In the race Walti was able to ease away to the win while behind the battle for 2nd was fought which saw Pesenti sidelined with a broken 2nd gear on his car early in the race, allowing Dirk Stammler racing for Mugen through to take 2nd and SchÃ¤r ending the race in 3rd.
Read the full report and check out the many pictures here.