Carson have released the Vulcano V.28, a truggy based on their successful CY-buggy chassis. This strong and agile truck performs great on a wide variety of off road terrain thanks to its new suspension geometry, wide suspension arms and oversized multi-pin tires, which provide excellent drivability. The powerful Force 4.58 ccm big block motor combined with the supplied three-jaw racing clutch guarantees enormous acceleration and great top speeds. The Vulcano V.28 comes with the radio equipment pre installed and from the box it is ready-to-run in just a few minutes.
Powers International have announced that they have started selling the new Sport tuned Pro motor from Speed Passion. This 15T brushless motor is suitable for stock touring car racing, Tamiya M chassis’ or even in drift cars and can be used with both sensored or sensorless ESC. This motor comes supplied with a sensor cable and can work with LRP BL speed controllers.
This weekend saw the 1/12th scale JMRCA Japanese Nationals take place at the Yatabe Arene indoor race track. Qualifying for this hotly contested race saw pole position go to young Yokomo driver, and 4wd off road WC finalist, Naoto Matsukura with 2006 National Champion Hideo Kitazawa in 2nd and Masami Hirosaka in 3rd. In the finals it was a complete dominance by Matsukura, winning all three 8 minute A-finals by a massive margin to claim his first National title ahead of 2nd place Hirosaka, while Kitazawa came home 3rd.
Some more product news from Carson, this time its the release of this 1/18th scale mini pick up. Designed to go anywhere on different terrains, this mini car comes as a ready to run set supplied complete with pre-painted body, installed remote control, battery pack and charger. Under the body shell the car is well equipped to perform with adjustable dampers, a robust chassis and included chassis brace supplied as standard.
Carson have released a race edition of their 1/8th scale gas powered buggy, the Specter. This latest version has improved performance and looks compared to the standard version and features a lot of additional tuning parts such as rear anti-roll bar, carbon fibre front stiffener, radio plate and middle differential stiffener, fuel reservoir splash guard, tuning drive shaft on front axle, aluminum front and rear shock-absorbers, all wishbone supports and chassis stiffener made of aluminum, and finally a three-jaw race clutch. The car comes complete with a clear body shell.
Xray have a report on their site about their 13 year old Xray NT1 driver Manuel Singer becoming 2007 Austrian National Champion. The final race of the year, and showdown for the title, was run on a wet Amstetten track where only Manuel Singer or Serpent racer Gerhard Kandelhart could take the title. In qualifying it was another Xray driver Manuel Huber that claimed the pole position spot and in the race he lead from start to finish taking the win. Kandelhart had a troubled race with a spin off the track as well as an engine flameout meant he was out of contention. Another Serpent driver, Scheidl Christian, managed to claim 2nd place in the race, while 3rd spot went to Singer, which meant he would claim the 2007 title.
Chinese R/C engine manufacturer SH is to enter the already crowded 1/8th scale off road buggy market. Pictures of the car were shown on Japanese website RC-Magazine along with a brief introduction, however i couldnt work out anything from what was written so currently we only have the pictures to go by.
UPDATE: We were mailed by a Red RC reader who watched the video and let us know that the car features the engine leaned over a few degrees inboard to bring weight closer to the centre line, the front of chassis has a “twin” kickup, the rear suspension has unique semi-trailing/double wishbone configuration and has a rear brake system mounted on the rear gearbox.
Tamiya have announced that they will release a special edition of their popular DT-02 2WD off-road buggy featuring a simple, user-friendly chassis with exciting performance. The car comes with lots of special option parts to bring out every ounce of hidden potential of this chassis, and to top it all off, this limited edition DT-02 MS comes with a body that is finished in TRF Driver Satoshi Maezumi’s personal colors.