Way back at the start of February Team Orion showed their CPD (constant pressure device) system to visitors at the Nuernberg toy fair, and we showed it to you for the first time then also. Well if you have been waiting to buy one ever since, you now can, as it has just been released.
The CRF CPD acting as a pressure valve system, effectively resolves this problem by regulating the amount of pressure going to the fuel tank. The valve allows a constant amount of pressure to be sent to the fuel tank, by opening or closing itself depending on the engine’s rotation speed.
Last weekend in the West of Germany, at the Dormagen track, the 4th round of the west German Regionals were held. The event attracted 53 drivers, slightly less than espected due to the predicted bad weather, which turn out to be wrong, as the weather was dry for the entire event. Qualifying was a battle between top electric racers Mark Fischer and Markus Mobers, with Fischer taking the pole position for the main final. In the race itself Mark was able to pull away directly after the start and could easily win by 2 laps from the Serpent pairing of Markus Mobers in 2nd and Karl Heinz Meister in 3rd.
Trinity have announced their new DUO line of brushless motors which have been designed to be completely speed control friendly. These motors have been designed with connections for both sensor and sensorless speed controls and will work equally well with either style. You are no longer limited to motor choice because of the type of speed control you already own. Available in 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 turn versions, expect to see them in July.
Mirage Racing in the UK are currently looking for team members to join their Hot Bodies 1/8th scale Rally X team, to race the soon to be released HB Lightning 2 Pro Evo.
Mirage are looking for fun loving racers to join the HB Rally Cross team. No matter if you are a national winner or a park basher we are happy to hear from you. If you want to join a professional team then this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you are interested in becoming a member of the HB racing team then please email a copy of your racing CV, BRCA number and why you would be good for team HB to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyosho France have a number of new optionals for the Evolva and Inferno MP777 displayed on their website that have just been made available. First up for the Evolva are these pretty cool looking setup wheels, which are pretty unique in that its rare to see them for 1/8th circuit cars. They are sold in a set of 4, feature a rubber o-ring around the circumference and are anodised grey. Next up, again for the Evolva, are some lightweight wide off-set front wheel axles that come supplied with spacing shims, we presume to enable you to set the amount of offset required. For the MP777 come some anodised wheels nuts in brown, red and blue and also available are aluminium steering blocks, that feature nylon inserts for using smaller bearings.
Last weekend at the Cassino track in the south west of the country, saw the ATS trophy race held for both 1/8th scale and 1/10th 200mm. Despite being run on the same weekend as the French EFRA GP the event attracted a lot of top drivers, as is to be expected in Italy, and in the end of the 1/8th scale final it was former European B champion Andrea Cristiani, racing for Serpent that took the win ahead of Stefano Solaroli racing a Mugen in 2nd, while current European Champion Fabio Domanin came home 3rd, also with a Serpent.
Much More have announced on their site, the release of these large format silicone oil bottles, with new style pouring cap. Previously only available from Much More in 50ml bottles, the new bottles have a 150ml capacity and come in a large range of weights, from 100 – 800cst.
Sportwerks have announced the release of the Reaction RTR, which has been designed to be the easiest way to get started in nitro RC. The Reaction features a push-button starting system and electric reverse so you won’t need to worry about pull cords, starter boxes or handheld starters thanks to the on-board electric motor and transmitter-activated starter. Just press the button and the engine roars to life, ready for any track or backyard. And, if you run out of fuel or get stuck, the electric reverse option lets you drive the truck back to you quickly and simply. Built on a sturdy, durable chassis, the Reaction is designed for hours of high-speed, hassle-free nitro excitement.