October 26, 2007

Serpent S400 Foam Conversion set

Serpent S400 Foam Conversion set

Serpent have announced the release of this carbon conversion set for their Serpent S400 electric touring car. Enabling a great performance advantage on carpet, combined with the use of foam tyres, the set features a machined 3.4mm thick carbon fibre 6-cell chassis plate, which is extremely stiff and perfect for these high grip conditions. A great feature of this chassis plate is that along with the recessed mounting points, to lower the overall centre-of-gravity, the cell slots have be pre machined so no extra preparation in this area is needed. Also included in the set is stiff, front and rear, upper plates that also sport extensions that enable you to further stiffen the chassis by mounting the 4 supplied aluminium posts to both the upper and lower plates.

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October 26, 2007

Team Magic G4RS Gas Touring Car

 Team Magic G4RS Gas Touring Car

Team Magic have announced the first details on the successor to their double European Championship winning G4 1/10th 200mm touring car platform. Called the G4RS this competition car features a number of new upgrades over previous versions including new narrow chassis, new rear end, different internal ratio, new shock absorbers, new 2-speed gearbox as well as a number of other upgrades to aid performance and durability. Pictures of the car will be released in the near future and we will bring you them as soon as we get them.

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October 25, 2007

Paul LeMieux wins Midwest Series

Paul LeMieux wins Midwest Series

Xray have a report from their team driver Paul LeMieux on the sixth and final race of the Midwest series, which was held in Toledo, Ohio recently. After 4 rounds of qualifying it was LeMieux who was on the pole position with the NT1, ahead of Andy Powers in 2nd and Chris Doseck in 3rd, the latter having ran out of fuel on his final and potentially fastest run. In the finals it was Paul and Andy that could pull away from the pack at the start with Chris settling in to 3rd but after some time Andy started to fall back into the clutches of Doseck, who managed to get passed into 2nd and was able to go after his team mate LeMieux. Bad luck for Chris however who flamed out after a coming together with a marshall with 10 minutes to run, which dropped him down the order. In the end it was Paul LeMieux that took the win from Andy Powers in 2nd and Ira Schultz in 3rd, this win gave Paul the Midwest title with Doseck finishing as runner up in the standings.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 24, 2007

Corally Pro 10 and Formula cars

Corally Pro 10 and Formula cars

I saw pictures of this new Pro 10 from Corally a few days ago and originally thought it was an old car from a few years back but it appears to be new, with a number of sites picking up on it, and also the new Formula 1 chassis. No details are given on either car on the Corally site, but RC Car Action state that both chassis’ appear to have Titanium-fortified Dynamic Strut front ends, 1/12 scale-type rear pods, goo-tube roll dampers and mono-crank steering on the F1 car.

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October 24, 2007

RB Concept V12 R3 combo

 RB Concept V12 R3 combo

RB Products, the French engine manufacturer, has released a new combo deal for touring car racers. Featuring the company’s latest V12 R3 .12 engine, that we wrote about previously, the combo includes the 2604 polished inline pipe and short conical manifold providing you with even more power while keeping its usual drivability.

Source: RB Products [rbproducts.com] 


October 23, 2007

Nilsson and Garant win SSIC Rd2

Niclas Nilsson wins Swedish Indoor Rd2

The 2nd round of the South Swedish Indoor Championship (SSIC) took place last weekend at the Väst-8 track in Gothenburg where young Serpent team driver Niclas Nilsson was the star of the 50 car field TQ’ing in Modified class while in the 27 turn class it was a win for another Serpent S400 driver Oliwer Garant. Racing on the tight and technical track, Nilsson took 2 A-main Modified victories to claim the overall win ahead of team-mate Christopher Södergren in 2nd and Associated racer Mathias Larsson in 3rd. In the 27-turn finals it was Garant that took the overall victoy by winning all three finals finishing in front of Robin Haugnes in 2nd and Joakim Taxén Swahn in 3rd.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


October 23, 2007

Team Titan Drive Shaft Replacement Tool

 Team Titan Drive Shaft Replacement Tool

More new stuff from Team Titan with the release of their new drive shaft replacement tool. Designed for use with most 1/8 and 1/10 on and off road drive shafts with a 3mm pin, this tool offers a fast and easy way to replace worn drive shaft pins with just this tool and a hammer. Although not included with the tool, Team Titan also sell 3 different versions of 3mm pin – 10.8mm for 1/10th On-Road, 11.8mm for 1/8th On-Road and 13.8mm for 1/8th Off-Road.

Source: Team Titan [team-titan.com.tw]


October 23, 2007

Serpent Centax-3 one piece pinions

 Serpent Centax-3 one piece pinions

New for the Serpent Centax 3 clutch are these one-piece 2-speed pinions. Made from steel, instead of the standard coated aluminium, they are much stronger than the previous versions as well as more durable, having a better resistance to wear from grit and sand picked up on the track. The 2 pinions are now combined in one piece of metal, instead of 2 separate gears that are screwed together, and this now simply screws to the clutch bell for a very secure and true clutch assembly.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]