July 28, 2007

KM Racing NT1 Middle Shaft Mount

KM Racing NT1 Middle Shaft Mount

KM Racing have released their latest product, this middle shaft mount for the Xray NT1 as developed by 2006 IFMAR Pre-World Champion Mr. Hung Cheung Hang. The new design enhances the strength of this part while preventing flex in this area of the car which is under a lot of pressure where the cars belts meet. This lightweight aluminium part also reduces vibrations and is designed with 2 muffler linkage holes to allow you to easily and optimally mount your exhaust system.

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July 28, 2007

Hyperdrive Racing 1/12th scale chassis

Hyperdrive Racing 1/12th scale chassis

Hyperdrive Racing have shown pictures of their new 1/12th scale chassis which is a T-plate car and features a thick carbon fibre chassis, which is heavily suited to carpet racing. The design of the rear of the car ensures that the latest brushless motors fit in with ease, so much so that they can be removed from or inserted into the car without taking off the rear block or even the wheel.

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July 28, 2007

Michael Salven TQ’s European Champs

Michael Salven TQ's European Champs

Qualifying is over for this years European 1/8th scale Championships in Lostallo, Switzerland and as we predicted it was the morning run that was the quickest and it saw German Serpent racer Michael Salven take the pole position in a blistering time that was close to a second faster than 2nd place and over 7 seconds quicker than the overnight pole time. In 2nd position it was Mugen racer and current Italian National Champion Alberto Picco who put his qucikest time in on the final run of the day while in 3rd spot it was Lamberto Collari, the Kyosho driver less than 4 tenths back. The final direct qualifier was another Mugen racer Stefano Solaroli who was only 3 tenths adrift of the 7 time World Champion Collari. Tomorrow sees the main finals being run and we hope to bring you the results when we get them.

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July 27, 2007

Kyosho release new option parts

Kyosho Big Bore shocks

Kyosho have announced the release of some new products for both the Inferno 1/8th scale buggy and truggy as well as a new piece for the V-One RRR 1/10th 200mm. First up is the release of the long anticipated big bore shocks for the Inferno which were first seen at the Silver State race in March and caused great excitement amonst Kyosho racers. Released with these shocks are a number of new pistons and also new shock springs that have a larger diameter to fit on the new shock bodies and they are available in purple (look blue to me) and light green for both the front and rear. For the V-One RRR there is a new front solid axle giving racers a wider variety of setup options to suit different track layouts.

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July 27, 2007

Cuypers heads European 1/8th qualifying

Cuypers heads European 1/8th qualifying

This week sees the fastest RC racers in Europe gather at the incredible Lostallo track, high in the mountains of Switzerland, for the 2007 European 1/8th scale Championships. The drivers have been busy practicing all week, fine tuning their setups and trying to make their engines run the 5 minutes, with today seeing the competitors get their first qualifying session, with 3 more left to be run tomorrow. After that 1 round the overnight pole position is in the hands of Serpent 960 racer Steven Cuypers, the current Belgian National Champion has been setting the pace throughout the week was able to carry that form through to today when it mattered. In 2nd place is Italian Mugen racer Stefano Solaroli only 2 tenths of a second behind Cuypers, while newly crowned Italian Champion Alberto Picco is 3 tenths further back currently lying in 3rd, the top 10 covered by only 3 seconds. Qualifying will continue tomorrow and with temperatures expecting to be high in the afternoon, look out a rocket round in the mornings first qualifying round which take place in the days coolest conditions.

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July 27, 2007

Saarinen wins German West 1/10th Rd5

Saarinen wins German West 1/10th Rd5

Last weekend at the MRC Alstaden track in the west of Germany was the 5th round of the German 1/10th scale National qualifiers run for the Western series. Qualifying saw Finnish racer Teemu Saarinen, racing his Mugen, take the pole position from Xray driver Jorge Baldes in 2nd, Andreas Weyhoven in 3rd and Markus Mobers in 4th. At the start of the main final a lead group including Saarinen, Baldes, Mobers and Karsten Lokau set of at the front leaving behind the following pack which included Weyhoven who had technical problems and dropped back. When Mobers retired, this left a fast charging Heinz J├╝rgen Kalinowski up into 3rd where he finished behind Baldes in 2nd and Teemu Saarinen in 1st.

Source: MID [mid-mugen.de]


July 27, 2007

Xray NT1 Lightweight XCA Clutchbell

Xray NT1 Lightweight XCA Clutchbell

Xray have announced more option parts for the NT1, this time its the release of their new lightweight XCA clutch bell. For serious racers looking for weight savings and optimized rotating weight, this new XCA clutchbell has been made from ultra-strong Hudy Steel and has been strategically lightened, compared to the standard clutchbell, reducing rotating weight without sacrificing strength or durability.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


July 27, 2007

Team Magic E4 touring car

Team Magic E4 touring car

You may remember a long time ago that Team Magic announced that they were going to enter the electric touring car market with, what was at the time and still is, a rather unconventional looking car. Well that car has been seen testing recently, in preparation for its pending release and from what we can see it retains the same 3 belt layout but has a number of changes from the prototype we saw previously, such as the upper bracket and changes to the front of the car, perhaps to make it simpler. The car retains its central battery mount, similar to the Losi JRX-S Type R, and has been kept extremely low which is one of the things i did really like about the car. Release date is not yet known, but the car in the pictures appears to have production parts on it, so expect it soon.

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