Trinity have announced their new DUO line of brushless motors which have been designed to be completely speed control friendly. These motors have been designed with connections for both sensor and sensorless speed controls and will work equally well with either style. You are no longer limited to motor choice because of the type of speed control you already own. Available in 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 turn versions, expect to see them in July.
Mirage Racing in the UK are currently looking for team members to join their Hot Bodies 1/8th scale Rally X team, to race the soon to be released HB Lightning 2 Pro Evo.
Mirage are looking for fun loving racers to join the HB Rally Cross team. No matter if you are a national winner or a park basher we are happy to hear from you. If you want to join a professional team then this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you are interested in becoming a member of the HB racing team then please email a copy of your racing CV, BRCA number and why you would be good for team HB to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyosho France have a number of new optionals for the Evolva and Inferno MP777 displayed on their website that have just been made available. First up for the Evolva are these pretty cool looking setup wheels, which are pretty unique in that its rare to see them for 1/8th circuit cars. They are sold in a set of 4, feature a rubber o-ring around the circumference and are anodised grey. Next up, again for the Evolva, are some lightweight wide off-set front wheel axles that come supplied with spacing shims, we presume to enable you to set the amount of offset required. For the MP777 come some anodised wheels nuts in brown, red and blue and also available are aluminium steering blocks, that feature nylon inserts for using smaller bearings.
Sportwerks have announced the release of the Reaction RTR, which has been designed to be the easiest way to get started in nitro RC. The Reaction features a push-button starting system and electric reverse so you won’t need to worry about pull cords, starter boxes or handheld starters thanks to the on-board electric motor and transmitter-activated starter. Just press the button and the engine roars to life, ready for any track or backyard. And, if you run out of fuel or get stuck, the electric reverse option lets you drive the truck back to you quickly and simply. Built on a sturdy, durable chassis, the Reaction is designed for hours of high-speed, hassle-free nitro excitement.
Last weekend saw the 4th round of the Russian Electric off road cup run in the countries capital, Moscow. Qualifying for the event saw Victor Spiridonov take the TQ spot in the 4wd class with this JConcepts BJ WE, while in the 2wd class it saw Associated B4 racer Dmitriy Malyshko in pole position for the final. In the 4wd class final there was a close battle between the first 3 qualifiers with the pole man Spiridonov taking the overall win ahead of last years National Champion, Ivan Laptev, driving a Kyosho ZX-5 in 2nd with 3rd place going to Dmitriy Malyshkot with the BJ WE. The 2wd final saw a very close battle right to the end between the B4s of Volkov Konstantin and pole man Malyshko with Volkov eventually taking the win from Malyshko in 2nd, with 3rd spot going to young racer Ilya Plahotnik, in his first race.
Another report from Xray, this time from the 2nd round of the Estonian Off road Cup, held on a brand new track in Tartu. Qualifying for the buggy class saw the pole position go to Rando Mere, while in the truggy event the top spot went to Jaanus Kesküla, racing the new Xray XT8. In the buggy final the battle was between pole man Rando Mere and Jaanus Kesküla, but an engine stall from Kesküla dropped him out of contention and the win went to Mere, followed by Keskula in 2nd with Taivo Murumäe in 3rd. In the truggy final it was a battle between the Xray team mates Kesküla and Andres Käver until a loose servo horn on the 21st lap dropped Käver back to the middle of the pack as he had the problem fixed. Back on the track and Andres could push his truggy and managed to make his way back to 2nd where he finished, 5 laps down on Kesküla who took the win, while 3rd spot belonged to Martti Siimsen.
The 2nd round of the Slovenian Nationals for gas off road took place at the weekend in Ljubljana under very hot weather, with the temperature reaching over 33 degrees. Qualifying saw Mugen racer Nejc Drole take the pole position and in the race he lead from start to finish taking the win by 4 laps from round 1 winner Zdenko Gačar driving a Laro, while his team mate Izidor Tratnik came home in 3rd on the same lap. In the 1/6th scale category it was a win for round 1 winner Rok Bizjak from 2nd place Anže Černe with the 3rd place going to Jakopin Tilen, all top 3 drivers racing the HPI Baja. There will now be a break for the summer with the next round to be held in Maribor on the 30th of September.
Italian tire makers, GRP, have announced that they will release an additional range of wheels for truggy racers, to be sold alongside their current versions. The new wheels have a bigger Offset (1/2′), compared to the original versions that come with a standard offset, which ensures that all the different models of truggy currently present on the market are covered. Also announced is that both standard and bigger offset wheels are available in the original fluorescent yellow and now also in while, meaning there are now 4 different types of truggy wheel from GRP.