JConcepts have been busy it seems, judging by their new releases today, and we thank them for making a quiet news day a little bit better. This Racing Bag is a multi-purpose equipment bag that can be used for about any of your R/C needs. Its design and large proportions allow you to store and transfer just about any combination of R/C equipment you desire. There is enough room for a 1/8 or 1/10 scale buggy, 1/10 scale truck or touring car as well as lots of room for radio gear, tools, tires, or various other R/C gear. This racing bag has the JConcepts logo printed, on each end as well as the sides and top and it is huge!
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More stuff from JConcepts, this time its the release of their new Imperial and Metric Wrench sets which as you can see come with colour coded handles and are supplied in a handy carry case with the JConcepts logo on the front.
JConcepts Wrench Sets are available in a 5 pc. Standard set and a 4 pc. Metric set and each set includes a JConcepts zippered carrying case for easy storage and transfer. To make locating the right size easy, each Wrench Set has a different color-coded handle on which the wrench size is clearly laser-etched. Grooves in the handle provide a firm comfortable grip, as well as prevent the wrenches from rolling off a flat surface. Available sizes include 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, .050″, 1/16″, 5/64″, and 3/32″.
A few months ago JConcepts released their effective and really cool looking Illuzion buggy wing and at that time it was only available in white and yellow. Today they announced that this wing will now be available in black, and just to recap about the product itself, it is designed for both 1/8th buggies and truggies and features durable through-rib design and recessed side dams for extra decal protection.
JConcepts also released some Ball Cup sets which are designed to fit all 1/10th scale off-road vehicles and come in black, white and yellow. Designed with performance as well as aesthetics in mind these newly designed low-profile ball cups have been designed for extra durability and added â€˜wheel to tie-rodâ€™ clearance. The set comes with 4 left and 4 right low profile ball cups, as well as 12 normal ball cups, included per package.
Michael Salven has won the 2nd round of the German West series for 1/8th scale that took place last weekend at the Dormagen track, near Cologne. Driving his Mega ZX21 powered Serpent 960, Michael could easily take the top qualifying spot by half a lap ahead of 2nd placed qualifier Kyosho racer Christian Wurst, as well as setting the fastest lap of the event, and could win the main final by 9 laps ahead of young Kyosho driver Tobias Hepp in 2nd with Mugen racer Andreas Janz in 3rd a further 2 laps back. Christian Wurst was battling with Hepp for 2nd position up until he retired at the 17 minute mark with a servo failure.
If you’ve ever wanted to work in the RC industry, or perhaps you already do and want a change of scenery, then Schumacher USA may have the job for you, with a position opening in their Sales and Marketing department.
To be responsible for sales and marketing of Schumacher R/C cars and accessories in North America, based in Tampa, Florida. Requirements are good sales and marketing skills and experience, and a knowledge and enthusiasm for R/C cars.
V-Dezign, the 12th scale conversion makers from Finland, have announced that they will start selling their 07 Carpet Ripper in May. This car has dominated the British Nationals in the hands of Andy Griffiths and also done very well in the Finnish Nationals with car designer Vesa Yli behind the controls and last week the V-Dezign got two cars into the European 1/12th scale A-main final and went on to finish in 4th and 10th at the hands of Griffiths and Yli. The Carpet Ripper ’07 will be available first as an update kit for cars like AE L3, L4 and other US based T-bar cars with the car available as a complete kit later on.
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Our site partners, Kimihiko Yano, have got the lowdown on their site about this tweak board made by American company, Unity Tool Inc. As you can see from the picture, it is suitable for 1/12th scale chassis’ but also for 1/10th and 1/8th scale too, and basically allows you to measure and set your cars track width, camber, caster, toe in, toe out as well as helping you tweak your car correctly. The whole kits comes apart to be put away back in the supplied carry bag and if you havent seen this before you can see more pictures of it in its various uses here.
Yesterday we wrote about the new 9 port Mega MF21 Nine being released by Serpent and today its the turn of the upgraded Mega MF12. This new Mega MF12 3P MasMo Ceramic IFMAR is based on the previous MF12 but due to the new EFRA rules regarding the crankshaft, this motor has been upgraded and now comes with a new IFMAR / EFRA ’07 legal crankshaft with huge turbo scoop. As this engine is the hand tuned version it also sports hand tuning work by Massimo Fantini on the inside of the casing, the liner and on the crankshaft as well as sporting ceramic bearings throughout.