More battery news, this time from Japanese brand Velocity Racing who have released this new 5000MAh LiPo pack. The 2 internal cells have been encased in a hard resin and for connecting the battery to your cars electronics the pack features 2 sockets on one end for easy connection. As with all LiPo’s they feature a low internal resistance, give lots of power and this pack is around 60% of the weight of a comparable NiMh Sub-C6 cell type pack.
Reedy have released these new VMX R-42 matched team cells which have been optimised using high-tech equipment designed in house to apply an intense energy pulse to new IB4200 WC edition NiMH cells, with the end results of this exclusive process being reduced internal resistance, increased voltage output, and more power. These enhanced cells are cycled, then power-matched using a 35-amp discharge, a process which eliminates weak cells and those that do not fall within the exclusive percentage that are good enough to be hand selected as Reedy VMX Ultra-Output grade. Reedy VMX cells are packaged in a pack of 6 and come in a compact plastic clamshell that provides full view of each cell’s test data.
Team Associated have released this new and improved chassis protective sheet which protects the bottom of your chassis from scrapes, scratches and wear. Featuring a low-friction surface that lets your car easily slide over obstacles instead of dragging, you simply apply the adhesive side of the sheet to the underside of the chassis and trim. Recommended for electric use only at 6.5 x 18″ (165mm x 458mm) the sheet is large enough to fit most 1:10 scale or smaller chassis’.
Nosram have released this new powerful starter box for starting motors up to a .32 size and can be configured to start any 1/10th or 1/8th scale car thanks to its adjustable wheel fixing and alignment bracket. The single motor is powered by 2 standard 7.2V 6-cell stick packs which deliver enough power to handle even new big block engines on their very first start while a special battery fixing system is ready to accept the 7.2v batteries of your choice with no tools needed to install them. Due to an On/Off-switch at the back of the starter box, the manual disconnection of the batteries is not needed after use. Additionally the Nosram racing starter box includes a magnet to securely hold your small metal parts such as body clips, screws, etc.
Hudy have just released this versatile Flywheel Tool which is an all-in-one tool for nitro car engines and works as a flywheel holder, a tool for measuring clutch gap and finally a clutch bell holder for changing pinions. CNC-machined from Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, the tool has been hardcoated for long life and the highest durability and is an essential piece of kit for any gas racer.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Serpent report on the Dalton Touring Master race – Link [serpent.com]
> New Team Magic product site for the M1B Turbo – Link [teammagic.com.tw]
> Some new pictures of the Team Associated B44 – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Traxxas REVO Dominates ROAR Truck Nationals – Link [rc411.com]
> 2007 Australian 1/8 Nitro Buggy Speedway Championships – Link [rubeduderc.com]
> Photos of the Mario Tuned Boss B12-TCT – Link [pitwork.co.kr]
We received a full report from the Hereford Micro Open event that took place two Sundays ago on the 12th August and which had some of the UK’s best micro off road racers in attendance. The track was a challenging mixture of rumble strips, polished floor drift sections, small kicker jumps, bumpy gym mats, a HUGE 45’ wall ride and equally big table top jump right in front of the rostrum! The track would certainly test car setup and drivers abilities.
Some more new items from Edit RC, first up is the release of this handy 3-in-1 overnight wall charger for nitro racers that charges all 3 of your essential items in one go. The charger features LED Indicators to show connected components and is supplied with two charging jacks for different transmitters. Also new from Edit RC are these really handy fuel tubing holders which are sold in packs of 5 and help keep your nitro car or truck neat and the fuel tubing out of the way.