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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July 22, 2007

Exotek TEK18 RC18 Chassis conversion

Exotek TEK18 RC18 Chassis conversion

Exotek Racing have announced details of their new conversion set for the Team Associated RC18. Using a RC18 kit as a doner car, the conversion turns this car into a proper race vehicle, with 2mm carbon fibre chassis plate, optimised weight distribution, new bearing supported mono bellcrank steering as well as a carbon top deck and a host of other upgrades. Compatible with the RC18T, B and R, expect it to be released soon.

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July 22, 2007

Kawada – New wheel for M300

Kawada - New wheel for M300

We wrote about the new Kawada wheels back in May when they were just CAD images, now over 2 months later and they have the final production samples which you can see above. These wheels are suitable for the company’s M300RSX 1/12th scale and they have a larger diameter than the original versions and are also made very true, for precise handling. Expect them to go on sale on the 25th of July.

Source: Kawada [kawadamodel.co.jp]


July 20, 2007

HB Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS

HB Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS

Another product from Hot Bodies that we had written about previously is the Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS, which will soon go on sale, after being announced at the start of February. From its new air splitter to the revised rear spill plates, the Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS is all-new and all about speed and handling. The front bumper, splitter, winglets, and the new bonnet bulge all enhance steering at high speed. A deep aero-channel from the windscreen to the rear deck improves air flow to the rear wing and new lip spoiler, while new bumper spill plates aid the exit of air from under the body.

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July 20, 2007

Hot Bodies C12 1/12th scale

Hot Bodies C12 1/12th scale

We first wrote about the Hot Bodies Cyclone 1/12th scale car, when it was shown for the first time in Nuernberg at the beginning of the year, we later mentioned it when it won the European Championships in the hands of Andy Moore. No Hot Bodies have released full product information and lots of pictures of this car, the all-new Cyclone 12 pan car. This is an entirely new car from Hot Bodies that will be released in time for the 2007-2008 indoor racing season and features 100% Hot Bodies parts, the Cyclone 12 doesn’t use any recycled parts from another supplier, it is completely fresh and all HB.

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