Shown for the first time at this weeks TITC race in Thailand are the latest charger and power supply offering from Much More. The new Cell Master Legend charger has the same advantages of the current Cell Master and Silent charger, meaning it will be able to charge super linear, just like what Cell master does, and be able to handle Ni-Mh and NiCd, just like the Silent charger does, as well as LiPo, LiFe and LiMn. The new Legend sports two ports up front, one for the built-in balancing port for LiPo, while the 2nd is used for the temperature probe (included) or as an I/O port for the separately available 40A discharger and Cell equalizing charging tray. Interacting with the chargers menu is now different also, with 2 keys (forward and backward) and a wheel, similar to that on your mouse, for changing the value up or down. The new Legend Power supply, pictured below the chargers, is essentially two 20A power supplies in one box and can be monitored by the built in LCD display. The box itself features 4 outputs on the back, 1 output on the front as well as 1 USB port on the right side.
Airtronics has announced the release of their latest step in performance and compatibility with the new FHSS-2 2.4GHz surface radio technology, developed exclusively by and for Sanwa/Airtronics to provide superior performance, convenience, compatibility, as well as lower consumer prices. FHSS-2 Technology is ﬁrst released exclusively in the latest incarnation of their industry leading M11 and MX-3 chassis. FHSS-2 versions of the M11 and MX-3 are now in stock and ready for use. Sanwa in-house engineers have spent months testing and developing this new technology and the company’s own factory team have tested all the new equipment in the harshest and widest array of environments possible to ensure that all are 100% reliable. M11 and MX-3 keep their current features and conﬁguration and are now married to this high output, full range, high performance FHSS-2 2.4GHz technology.
The organizers of the Much More backed European Touring Series, which sees its 3rd round of the 08/09 series take place in Warsaw Poland have confirmed that Top US driver Paul Lemieux has entered the event that takes place from the 6th – 8th of March. Paul, who has started out the 2009 Season with wins at the US Touring Car Championships and most recently the Snowbirds, is excited for the up coming event. When asked why he is attending the event Paul said “Modified Rubber tire racing is at the Top Level in Europe and I am looking forward to racing against some of the Top drivers in the world”. Paul made his first entry into the ETS last year when he attended the final event of the 2008 season in Andernach, Germany and achieved a podium finish.
For more information about the event and where it takes place go to the Series page on the ETS site here.
The organizers of the World famous Reedy Race of Champions were in contact to let us know about the 2009 running of the event that will take place from the 21st to 24th of May at Speedworld Raceway & Hobbies in Roseville, California. Won last year by Atsushi Hara, Speedworld is no question one of the premier facilities in the US and the organizing team are all very excited to bring the RROC back to this track. The race is open for 3 classes – 13.5, Modified and of course Invitational and for those looking to go, the best airport to fly into is SMF. They will have entries open early, and deadline will be early, so make sure you start planning now. We will let you know further information when we get it.
German company Alien Power have sent us a teaser shot of their first entry into the car market, the Raptor 18TC. Very little is known about the new car, other than it will be a 4wd belt driven high end touring car platform and that it will be made mostly of carbon fibre, a sign of its racing intentions. More photos and details will be available in the near future.
As we know already, the guys at Capricorn RC in Italy have been very busy lately with their new Serpent 960 Electric conversion set, which we showed you the first parts from last week. They have been in touch to update us with their progress and by the looks of the new photos, they have a track ready car to test. The plan is to now go testing and based on their findings they will make some final optimizations prior to releasing the conversion set. We will of course keep you posted of further developments.
Adam Drake was in touch to give us a heads up on a great how-to article that he has written on the Losi website explaining how to ‘Tune your GRP engine like a Pro’. In the article he explains how to break in the motor, what fuel to use when doing so, as well going into detail about the operating temperature, the air filter used, amount of head shims, even explaining the influence of different weather conditions. Focusing on GRP engines, this information is also useful for racers using other makes of engines too.
Our site sponsors RC Super Models have been in contact to let everyone know that they now have the GM Pro Stock 9.5T Brushless Star Wound motor, that was only released at this months toy fair, now in stock. This is the very latest motor from GM and can be yours now for only EUR 59.00.