December 18, 2006

Brunet wins Rd2 of French 1/12th Nationals

French 1/12th Nationals round 2

Our partner site RC Infos are reporting that Pierre-François Brunet has won the 2nd round of the French 1/12th National Championships held last weekend in Le Harve. Driving an Associated RC12L4, round 1 winner Brunet claimed TQ spot in qualifying by just over a second and then went on the win the event ahead of 2nd placed racer Jérémy Delalondre who was driving a Corally SP12X. The final step on the podium went to another Corally SP12X racer Walter Poller-Villard.

Source: RC Infos []

December 18, 2006

Novak 4 cell transponder voltage booster

Novak 4 cell transponder voltage booster

This is a neat little thing from Novak, its a 4 cell transponder voltage booster which basically ensures that your 4 cell powered vehicle always has enough power for the transponder because after all theres no point in having power to continue your race if your laps aren’t being counted. Available in January 2007.

The module connects between the vehicle’s transponder and the receiver, and boosts voltage to the transponder for consistent lap counting—even when the battery pack is dumped.

Source: RCCA []

December 18, 2006

Xray release aluminium out drives for M18

Xray aluminium outdrives

What was many peoples pet hate with the M18’s including with the M18 Pro was that the cars only came with composite out drives which while sufficient for the job they could be better. Well now they are with Xray’s release of these CNC machined aluminium versions which also feature the new wheel mounting that was released with the M18 Pro kit.

Source: Xray []

December 15, 2006

Apolaro and Gray win Rd4 of Florida State Series

Florida State Series

Serpent are reporting on their site that DJ Apolaro and Scotty Gray have won round 4 of the FORGASS Florida State Series held last weekend at Homestead RC Speedway in Miami. DJ Apolaro was running the Serpent 720 in the Sedan class and won easily by 2 laps ahead of teammate Danny Horta in 2nd with Andrew Duperrouzel in 3rd. Meanwhile Scotty Gray was using his Serpent 960 to good effect, finishing just over a second ahead of team mate Paolo Morganti to take the win with Vince Tate 6 laps further back in 3rd position.

Read the full report with results here.

Source: Serpent []

December 14, 2006

Race Announcement – Homestead Miami, March

RC Pro Series

We got notification of an event for the RC Pro Series that takes place in March at the Homestead Miami Speedway in Florida. This is at the real Indycar track and what is cool about this event, besides it being open to all racers, is that it will take place during the actual Indycar event that is run at this track. So as well as getting to race your own car you get a great side show too.

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December 14, 2006

Atomic RC parts for V-One RRR

Atomic RC V-One RRR parts

Atomic RC products has come out with 2 new parts for the Kyosho V-one RRR 1/10th scale sedan. First up is the new lightweight 2 speed gearbox parts you see in the picture above. New items include a new aluminum 2nd gear carrier as well as 4 heavy duty spur gears, 2 for each of the first and second gears. Also newly released for the car is a black anodised 3mm chassis, this looks good but i don’t know of the advantage of it is, if any.

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December 14, 2006

Serpent USA release new Lola bodyshell

Serpent USA Lola

Serpent USA have released a new Lola CanAm body shell for 1/8th scale. Designed with trim lines for the Serpent 960, this lightweight body has been tested by Paolo Morganti and he declared himself pleased with the balance of the body and commented that it had good steering yet really good rear traction also. It’s available next week under part number #SUS31490.

View more pictures of the body here.

Source: RC Tech []

December 13, 2006

Xray release this alu Middle One-way Pulley set

Xray Middle One-way Pulley set

Xray have announced the release of this alu Middle One-way Pulley set for use on their T2 chassis’. This great looking item is suitable for use with rubber tires on carpet tracks or asphalt tracks.

The middle one-way can be used in combination with a front one-way diff which will make the car easier to drive, smoother, and have increased steering.

Source: Xray []