July 24, 2007

Much More Luxury Ride Height Gauge

Much-More Luxury Ride Height Gauge

Much More have released a new ride height gauge for measuring the ground clearance of all types of circuit cars. Made from aluminium, the stepped gauges are available in the usual black, blue and purple colours and sport the Much More logo on the side as well the measurements which range from 1mm to 15mm.

Source: Pit Work [pitwork.co.kr]


July 24, 2007

Xray NT1 Graphite Battery Plate

Xray NT1 Graphite Battery Plate

Xray have released details of neat looking new graphite battery plate for the company’s NT1 200mm touring car chassis. Made from premium-quality woven graphite material, this CNC-machined plate has recessed slots for 5-cell receiver pack. Smart design and strong material increases the chassis’ longitudinal stiffness, complementing the cars ‘Multi-Flex Technology’ engine mount.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


July 23, 2007

Darren Johnson wins BRCA 200mm Rd6

Darren Johnson wins BRCA 200mm Rd6

Last weekend saw the 6th round of the 1/10th 200mm National Championship run at the fast Halifax track in the North of England. The weather on Saturday was wet and so practice was limited, but on Sunday the track started damp but dried quickly and stayed dry for the rest of the day and this allowed Kyosho racer, and winner of round 5, Steve Brown to take the pole position ahead of Xray driver Mark Gilliland in 2nd. In the final however it was to be Team Magic racer Darren Johnson that was on form and he could take the lead, and with it the win, 1 lap ahead of pole man Steve Brown with 3rd spot going to Serpent SDD driver Kyle Branson who was 1 lap further back and only 1 second ahead of 4th placed Gilliland.

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July 23, 2007

Kyosho X312T now available

Kyosho X312T now available

We wrote a month ago that the new Kyosho X312T, the .12 motor based on the Team Orion CRF .12, would be made available in Europe on the 10th of July. Well its almost the end of July now, and although its 2 weeks late we have been told that the shipment of engines is now in Europe ready to be sold. The engine, when it was originally badged by Team Orion made quite a splash when it was released, and now that Kyosho has its name on it, and with the engine features some upgrades, expect to see it also making waves, especially when it makes its big time debut at next months European 1/10th Championships in Spain.

Source: Kyosho [kyosho.de]


July 23, 2007

Edam Razor 1/8 scale on-road car

Edam Razor 1/8 scale on-road car

There is a new gas powered 1/8th scale on the market, from the Taiwanese company Edam. Its called the Razor and it has been created from the ashes of the Yusa XR8 project which seemingly stopped some time ago. Apparently featuring all new moulds for precise fitting of parts, as well as making the parts more durable, this prototype car looks like a mashup between a Kyosho Evolva and the Serpent Vector, with a few other parts thrown in for good measure. The company is currently exploring distribution channels so we dont know when it will be available.

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July 23, 2007

Arya Rido wins Indonesian Nats Rd6

Arya Rido wins Indonesian Nats Rd6

Serpent are reporting that young Indonesian Serpent driver Arya Rido has won the 6th round of the 1/8th scale National Championships held at the BSD Super Traxxx circuit last weekend. The winner of the 5th round of the championship, which was held on the same track a month earlier, 10-year-old Rido was the only Serpent representative in the A Final and the young sensation didn’t disappoint as he cruised home to take his second National 1/8th sale win of the season.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


July 22, 2007

Joosens & Collen win at Belgian Nationals

Joosens & Collen win at Belgian Nationals

This weekend saw the latest round of the Belgian 1/10th Electric Touring car Nationals take place on the brand new MRCC track in Charleroi. The weather for the event was a mixture of sun and rain and in the Modified class it was a win for pole man Koen Joosens racing a Schumacher, while his brother Nick Joosens, also driving a Schumacher, was in 2nd ahead of Corally driver Olivier Bultynck in 3rd. The 19T class was won by Bernard Collen, in front of 2nd placed David Broze with 3rd spot going to Michel Mahieu.

View a full gallery of the event here.

Source: Alain Sergeys [nondidju.e-bulles.be]


July 22, 2007

Greyscale Racing MRCG

Greyscale Racing MRCG

Coming soon from Greyscale Racing is the MRCG, a pan chassis aimed at open-class racers who need a lower CG, more responsive handling, and more tuning options than a standard Mini-Z. Based on the Mini-Z MR02, the car features a mid motor layout and narrow battery configuration for more responsive handling as well as dual flex plate suspension, similar to that seen in the Mini-Z F1 cars. This is a true race car, with the ability to adjust the weight bias by adjusting the placement of the cells, while the front end of the car allows adjustment of the ride height, independant of the spring preload.

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