Robitronic have announced the release of their new Turbo Fuel Gun which claims to fill your cars fuel tank in less than 2 seconds. This gun features a translucent fuel reservoir which makes visibility of the fuel level nice and easy and both the filling end and nozzle are made from a rather nice red anodised aluminum. As with all fuel guns, holes in the front aluminum nozzle shuts off the fuel flow automatically when the tank is full.
Following on from his win in the 1st round of the Southern German regionals, and his podium spot at last months Swiss GP, Robert Pietsch was once again in top form taking the win at the 2nd round of the regional championships, held last weekend in TÃ¼rkheim. The Shepherd Velox driver claimed the TQ spot after 6 rounds of qualifying on his way to setting a new track record, while Andreas Hammerl, driving for Kyosho, lined up 2nd followed by Euro-B Vice champion Eric Dankel in 3rd. In the final Robert could defend his first place from the start with Hammerl right behind him until after the first round of pitstops when Andreas had to retire, gifting Mugen racer Eric Dankel the 2nd place which is how it stayed with Serpent-driver Philip Eberle claiming the final podium spot in 3rd.
JConcepts will release yet another 1/8th scale Illuzion body shell, this time for the HoBao Hyper 8 buggy. As with all JConcepts Illuzion styled shells, this one looks great and sports enhanced hard edge side pod styling with runner flow channels on the sides designed to move the air more efficiently to the wing. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged and Illuzionized for that aggressive look while also performing on the track come race day.
We showed you pictures of the Crono RS7 buggy back in February when the car was shown at the Nuernberg toy fair in Germany but little has been heard of it since. That is until last weekend when a pre production version, it seems, was shown at the French EFRA GP. The car sports new steering blocks, the center shafts use CVDs and while this example looks like a pro version, due to the machined chassis, the shock towers dont look as beefy as those shown previously.
Yesterday we reported on the French EFRA GP from Auxerre in which Jerome Aigoin, driving for Kyosho took the win ahead of fellow French man Renaud Savoya for Mugen with Crono racer Davide Tortorici in 3rd. Well thanks once more to our partners RC Mag you can now watch the entire main final in the player above (due to the videos length you may want to buffer it by pressing play then pause and wait 30 seconds).
ABC Hobby of Japan have announced that amongst their new product line-up that they will show at this weeks Shizuoka hobby show will be this rather cool looking AC/DC Expert charger. This new version charges up to a rate of 5A, has a back-lit screen and fits in nicely into ABC’s current Expert charger lineup with its aluminium face and carbon look sides. Expect to get the full details and specifications when the product is released this weekend.
The 8th installment in the Xray column from Xray owner and chief designer Juraj Hudy is now online. In this months column Juraj discusses the pressures surrounding getting the companies 2 new cars, the XB8EC and NT1, packed, ready and to market and also discusses how he fits the many races into his busy schedule.
The last weeks before a deadline get frantically busy in the packaging department, who has to package an unbelievably large amount of parts into the building packages, as well as package a huge amount of spare parts. So those days when you walk into the warehouse it is like a giant-sized ant-hillâ€¦
Last weekend in Italy at the fast Fiorano track, close to the Ferrari test track, the second round of the Italian Nationals took place and in qualifying it was young Serpent racer Andrea Cristiani that took the TQ with Mugen driver, and round 1 winner, Alberto Picco lining up in 2nd with Lamberto Collari in 3rd for Kyosho. The race was an hour long, and so endurance was as important as speed and in the end it was Daniele Ielasi, who had won his semi final to make it into the main, that took the win by 1 lap ahead of Alberto Picco, while pole man Andrea Cristiani finished in 3rd position, 5 laps back, after some pit lane and engine problems but still managed to set the fastest race lap.