We wrote about the truggy version of the DuraTrax Raze 2 months ago and now the 1/8th scale buggy, a good value gas powered RTR which the truggy is based on, has received an upgrade. This new version of the Raze now features a heavy-duty ball-bearing steering servo with metal gears to allow it to stand up to high-torque racing action. Also new are the 20 ball bearings for smoother driving, higher speeds and longer-lasting performance and the new paint trim scheme in six pre-painted colours with race-legal clear windows.
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Tower Hobbies have added a new servo to their range of standard size budget digital servos, the TS-150. Ideal for cars and trucks, it delivers the manoeuvring muscle you need with greater speed and accuracy than ever before. Featuring a universal connector and two friction-reducing bearings and this TS-150 includes titanium gears to handle its speed and torque.
We wrote about his motor back in May when it was first released in Japan and now that it has come state side we have more information. The O.S. Speed .12TZ Spec II engine has a magnesium head that’s 35% lighter than standard head material which helps lower the engine’s centre of graivty, essential for touring cars. The front bearing is sealed and the rear bearing is ceramic which resists heat and lasts longer than a steel balled version. The crankshaft has also been coated to fight friction and increase durability and is lightened and epoxy-filled for more efficient fuel direction.
O.S. Engines have released this high end truggy motor called the .28XZ which produces great low-end torque with incredibly smooth power delivery. The .28XZ comes with all the components serious racers need for fine-tuning to meet any conditions like, 2 carb inserts – a 9 mm blue for higher rpm applications and larger tracks, and an 8 mm red for smaller tracks that restrict air intake. An extra copper head shim is also included for more head raising/lowering options. The piston sleeve boasts 6 ports for significantly increased power.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Dirk Wischnewski wins last mid German Championship round – Link [teamxray.com]
> 2LB Racing have a picture review of the Predator X11 – Link [2lb-racing.com]
> Elliott Harper reports on BRCA Mod Nats Rd6 – Link [mirageracing.com]
> JP Racing reports on the 200mm Euros from Spain – Link [jpracing.com]
> Ninja Engine Tooling System Kit – Link [mugenseiki.com]
While the 19T guys were getting wet in Stafford, the Modified and 27T Stock racers were getting wet at their National, as the 6th round of the BRCA Championships took place at the Barham track in the south east of the country. In qualifying there was only one dry round and in this round it was Yokomo racer Chris Grainger that took the TQ ahead of Hot Bodies driver Olly Jefferies in 2nd. In the first leg of the finals it was Jefferies that got the jump on Grainger at the start and went on the win with Chris in 2nd and young HB driver Elliot Harper bringing it home in 3rd. In the 2nd final it was Grainger that got the good start and when Jefferies fell down the order he could could pull out half a lap to take the win from Corally driver Glen Doman in 2nd with Elliot once again in 3rd. Chris Grainger took the overall round win, and with it clinched the 2007 Modified National title, Doman ended up 2nd on the day with Harper in 3rd.
In the 27T Stock class it was Adrian Bidewell that took the TQ from Glen Westwood in 2nd and Lee Price in 3rd, while in the finals Glen could take both final leg wins for the overall victory with Rob West coming home in 2nd and Bidwell in 3rd.
The 6th and penultimate round of the 2007 BRCA 19T Touring car Nationals took place at the weekend under wet conditions at the Stafford track in the mid West of England. In the slippy qualifying it was newly crowned champion Chris Kerwell, driving for Corally, that claimed the TQ spot ahead of Jonathan Dronfield in 2nd for Schumacher with Corally driver Steve Lissamore in 3rd. In the first leg of the A-main it was a tight battle at the front with Dronfield being gifted the lead after a mistake for Christopher Delves allowed him into the lead. Kerswell caught up to the Mi3 driver but couldnt get passed and so Dronfield took the leg 1 win. In the 2nd leg there was more action with Kerswell and Dronfield both falling down the order in seperate incidents and both having to recover. Christopher Delves took the leg win ahead of Xray driver Adam Hughes in 2nd with a recovering Dronfield back up into 3rd, which was enough to secure the overall win from Kerswell in 2nd and Delves in 3rd.
Much More have added yet more batteries to their current range, with the release of these MXV Zapped competition cells. Sold in packs of 6, these 4500MAh NiMh cells provide long running times and lots of power and are currently being used by Atsushi Hara at this weeks large KMRCA event in Korea.