Novarossi have announced that they have created, and will begin selling, a limited edition range of motors to celebrate Lamberto Collari’s 8th World title in Cordoba, Argentina. Limited to only 999 pieces, the ‘Cordoba Edition’ is an exact replica of the engine that Collari used to win Novarossi’s 9th World title.
The 35 PLUS 21 LC “Cordoba Edition” has an all-new carburettor. Made from a different kind of alloy and combined with the integrated cooling fins will it keep the temperature of the fuel down before it will enter the engine’s internals. The cooling fins will also reduce the overall mass of the engine; this improves the performance of your 1:8 On-road racing car. Next to the new carburettor we also have made a new look on the cooling head, to remember our victory in Cordoba. The sun we used is very similar to the sun in the flag of Argentina.
Available in December, if you want one you’d better start saving as it isn’t going to be cheap.
UPDATE: We’ve been informed by NR that it is expected to be in the EUR500-600 region, so not as dear as we originally thought.
Team Losi have become the latest company to release a high capacity LiPo pack with the announcement that they will start selling these 5000mAh 7.4V packs. Coming supplied with what looks like a soft shrink sleeve case, in place of a hard case, it comes supplied with power cables as well as a power plug and a balancer port and has been optimised for use in 1/10th scale vehicles.
Taiwanese company K-Factory have released this UFO2 white clutch shoe for use in Centax type clutches. This high grip clutch shoe has a special high friction surface which means the clutch engages the moment it comes in contact with the clutch bell making it very useful on high traction circuits where you may have a very high engagement rpm setting for maximum acceleration. When set up correctly, in high traction, this type of clutch shoe can help the car accelerate very quickly.
Much More have released the follow up to their original commu lathe with the release of this updated version 2. As with all Much More products, it is available in blue, purple and black, and this new version sports an adjustable arm limiter that allows you to adjust the correct play of the comm when cutting. Also new from Much More is a range of appropriately coloured comm lathe lights that shine down onto the area you are cutting ensuring that you can see exactly what you are doing.
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Along with announcing that the T2’008 190mm touring car is now shipping, Xray also announced that the first batch only will be supplied with aluminum externally-adjustable ball differentials. This is due to the fact that the mold for the new Composite Diffs was not finalized for mass production in time for the export of kits, and as such the first batch of kits feature this aluminum version. The US Foam-Spec edition features two alu ball differentials and the EU Rubber-Spec edition features the aluminum ball differential in rear only. Both kits include the appropriate amount of the new 3.5mm drive shaft composite blades.
Vita Tuning from Germany has created this handy clutch assembly and disassembly tool, and will be made available under the All Mod and Reckward Tuning brand names. Designed to work with the Speed 2.5 buggy clutch and Speed 2.5/28 truggy clutch, the tool helps the user mount the shoes by making it simple to pop the shoe springs into place. This is done by putting the shoe onto the flywheel pin, place the tool over the end of the crankshaft and turning it anti-clockwise, while pushing, to remove them again just do the same but pull.
Mirage Racing have announced that top UK racer Kevin Brunsden has made the switch over to Team Xray to race the XB8EC and XT8 for the 2008 season. Kevin is a well know National winning touring car driver that recently made the switch over the ultra competitive 1/8th buggy class last season and immediately impressed. Kevin will be using Falcon Engines and GRP tyres at all Nationals this coming season and will certainly be a regular contender at the top of the timesheets.
Pro Match Racing have announced the impending release of this new all new EnerG 4600MAh cell. Created in partnership with SMC Racing, this high drain type Ni-MH cell will go on sale from the 10th of December and will provide lots of power as well as great run times. Expect more information closer to its release.