Shepherd Micro Racing has released this new 1600mAh RX battery pack. The high capacity guarantees long drive time without needing to change the batteries meaning a one hour final is not a problem. With the classic 2/3A design this battery pack also fits in many other 1/8th and 1/10th scale cars while the cable, with its 2-pole JR connector, fits all popular receivers.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Xray Dominates German Micro Masters – Link [teamxray.com]
> Neumann makes A-final at Neo 08 – Link [serpent.com]
> Jeremy Cathlina 07 National Champions Interview – Link [rcprosites.com]
> Traver Mullen 07 National Champions Interview – Link [rcprosites.com]
> Tim Roberts 07 National Champions Interview – Link [rcprosites.com]
> Oscar Cabezas reports on WC Warm up – Link [serpent.com]
> Hayato reports on the Cactus Classic – Link [hbbuggy-blog.com]
> IFMAR Pre Worlds in Thailand site updated – Link [thailandwc08.com]
Entry is open for ETS Rd3 in The Netherlands, April 11th-13th
DE Racing is a new company out to protect your cars chassis and more importantly your wallet. Believing that a car’s chassis is not a wear item, their unique rear skid plates provide a high performance solution in protecting your expensive 1/8 scale buggy or truggy chassis. Available for a wide variety of makes of car, the plates save your chassis plate and screws without sacrificing performance. Sold in a pack of 3, these U.S. made items wear like aluminum but at a fraction of the cost and weight and are ultra thin, eliminating the need for longer screws.
HPI Europe wanted us to mention the Challenge series they are preparing for this year. Using the Baja desert racing buggy, teams of racers from around Europe will be racing all summer to qualify for a huge 12-hour endurance race in Spain at the end of the racing season. Baja racers in every European country will be racing in dedicated Baja races, and winning teams from each nation will be invited to participate in the HPI Baja Endurance Challenge Finals. The epic 12-hour Finals race will be held in the sunny south of Spain in September at the end of the racing season, the perfect place to race the Baja and chill out with friends. The race entry will include weekend race entry for 4-6 racers, a racer banquet on Friday night, hotel rooms, Baja parts for the race weekend, tickets for raffle prizes and much more.
HARD Racing have expanded their current setup line to bring you this 1/8th scale setup system for both on-road and off-road classes. This precision machined aluminium plate 1/8th scale setup system has been designed to be built and dismantled as quickly and easily as possible. This is achieved by the use of 2 hand knobs which means no tools are required. The setup system comes with its own storage bag and is perfect for the professional racer who needs to achieve a well balanced buggy.
Losi have announced the upcoming release of a number of ROAR approved Xcelorin sensored combos which combine the performance features of the Xcelorin sensored brushless motor and Electronic Speed Control for the power and response needed for today’s R/C competitions. Xcelorin sensored BL systems provide a distinct advantage in situations where the supplied power must be controlled and precise. These sensored brushless systems are also ideal for instances in which starting torque is crucial or where a substantial amount of initial torque is required, such as in racing or rock crawling.
Serpent have a report on the opening round of the 2008 1/8th scale On road British National Championships that kicked off over the Easter weekend at the very fast Brookland Circuit in Kent. Saturday’s practice saw drivers faced with a mixture of rain, hail and sunshine but on race day most drivers had the opportunity to test on a dry track but had to contend with very cold air temperatures of only 2C and later damp conditions. Defending Champion Mark Green with his Serpent 960 took the top qualifier spot after 3 round of wet qualifying with team-mate Neil Diver second fastest. In the A final the lead was held by 4 different drivers during the 30-minute encounter with Serpent driver Neil Diver holding it when it counted most to take victory by 10 seconds from Chris Heath in 2nd with Iain Milford in 3rd, a lap further down.
One of the most popular R/C Car magazines in Germany, and one of our print partners, RC Car Racer has evolved into the all-new RC Car Racer & Fun.
As most of you might know RC Car Racer is the most popular RC Car magazine in the UK and since February 2005 it has had a German “sister magazine” for the German language market in Europe. Being in its fourth year now the publishers of RC Car Racer thought that it might be the right time for a slight tweak in the name of RC Car Racer in Germany and becomes the all-new RC Car Racer & Fun. With this re-branding ADH Publishing hope that the new look cover will appeal to many more readers who perhaps had previously thought that Racer was just about racing. The format will be changed for Germany and will have even higher quality paper, larger print and features aimed at all levels of Radio Control Car interests ranging from entry level to high competition cars as well as nitro and electric rides. It is planned that each and every issue we will have a cover mounted gift like sticker sheets or DVD’s for an even higher value for the reader. RC Car Racer & Fun is available at all good modelshops, railway stations and highstreet newsstands.
For more information about RC Car Racer and RC Car Racer & Fun please go here.