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.
Xray are reporting from the recent Radiosistemi trophy that was run for 1/8th scale off road in Toscana, Italy. A total of 81 senior drivers and 41 junior drivers were present to run on the bumpy track, where a perfect set-up was necessary to contend with the bumps, while at the same time being quick. In the senior class, it was Crono racer Davide Tortorici that got TQ followed by another Crono, that of French racer Jerome Sartel in 2nd. In the final everyone managed to get a good start with Sartel leading, followed by Tortorici, Laffranchi, and Perin. Laffranchi was fastest and after some great driving managed to take the lead. With the Xray racer up front, Tortorici then ran into some problems due to the difficult track conditions and dropped back, leaving Jerome Sartel and another Crono driver Stefano Rossi to finish in 2nd and 3rd place.
Korean manufacturer Academy have released a ready to run version of their electric powered 1/10th scale 2wd buggy, the GV2. Supplied with a pre painted body, the car comes fully assembled and includes pre made oil dampers, electronic speed controller, 7.2V battery with charger, RS540 motor and pistol grip radio. The car uses the same geometry as the competition version and also features rear gear differential, multi length pivot system, moulded drive shafts and finally a 3 piece moulded chassis.
VP Racing have introduced these team series VP-Pro 1/8 Buggy Racing Tires. Available in 3 different patterns, they are supplied with the molded foam insert and have been extensively tested to bring the tire quality and performance up to the same standards as other top brands on the market. VP-Pro also aim to release similar tires for truggies in the near future.
Kyosho was in contact to tell us that their Factory Driver Ryan Lutz and a number of other Kyosho drivers attended the final race of the season for the popular Southern California JBRL (Jimmy Babcock Racing League) Series. Lutz went into the final race of the series having already clinched the Truggy title, but if there were any question why the championship was already locked up, Lutz and the ST-RR made it abundantly clear. Lutz jumped out to an early lead over TQ Levi Jackson, also driving an ST-RR with a short chassis, and didn’t look back. His Sirio CL7B-powered ST-RR was very fast and agile, stretching out nearly a two-lap lead at the end of 15 minutes. Kyosho drivers Levi Jackson and Jimmy Wright finished second and third respectively making it an all-Kyosho podium. Jackson also took third overall for the series, giving Kyosho two of the three podium positions for the series. Cody King and Ryan Lutz also finished second and third for the series with their Sirio-powered Inferno 777 WC cars.
Last weekend saw the 28th annual US Indoor Champs take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Independence, Ohio with the event open to both Touring car and 1/12th scale classes. In TC Mod it was pole man Ralph Burch, racing for Xray, that made the best start and was able to pull out a gap and cruise to the win in front of Kyosho racer Josh Cyrul in 2nd and another Xray, that of Paul LeMieux in 3rd. In the 1/12th scale Mod class it was top qualifier Mike Blackstock that jumped into the lead at the start of the race and lead until some trouble with traffic took him out leaving Corally driver Chris Tosolini to take the lead and eventually the win in front of LeMieux in 2nd and Cyrul in 3rd.
German firm Ansmann have released this simple parts tray for aiding you during the disassembly of your model car, motor or engine. This lightweight green anodised aluminium tray features the Ansmann Racing logo and is supplied with a magnetic tray that can both fit in the tray or be removed to double the amount of small parts space available.
Japanese company ABC Hobby have released the latest addition to their product range with the release of the EXDS, Expert Discharger. With the ability to discharge from 4 to 12 cells, this microprocessor controlled system has a maximum discharge rate of 10A while a linear discharge rate helps stabilize the cells. The unit sports a 2-line LCD screen that shows real time voltage levels, while on top is a fan cooled platform for placing your batteries during discharge. A sensor in the unit can also detect whether the cells are getting abnormally hot and if so will stop the discharge.