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.
Trinity have been keeping busy the last few days with a number of new releases and their latest is the EPIC Shock 19 motor which is 19 Turn hand wound spec version of their EPIC Shock modified motor. The EPIC Shock 19 is the first 19 turn spec motor to offer an aluminum endbell for greater cooling and higher motor performance and meets all ARCOR & ROAR specs for this class of motor. Yours for $65.00, Available now.
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At last weekends RCX show, as with every year, a Supercross race brings together the best drivers from every major factory team to see who is the best and walk away with a cash prize of $500.00. The racing format consists of 3 heats of five drivers racing for 3 minutes with only the top two from each heat advancing to the main event. Team Associated racer Ryan Cavalieri won his heat with the new RC8 and took his spot into the main and when the gate dropped, it was Cavalieriâ€™s Team Orion Wasp .21 powered RC8 that grabbed the holeshot and despite a first lap incident, Cavalieri came back through the field and made an amazing pass on the last lap to give him the win and the $500 cheque.
Limited to 400 pieces world wide, each with a signed certificate by Adrien Bertin, this one time special set has been prepared by Adrien Bertin and extensively tested to ensure the greatest success for the end user. The set includes a CRF .12 Engine, with 2007 improvements on the crankcase and carburettor, EFRA 2647 Torque pipe set with the long conical manifold, CRF Clutch conversion for the Kyosho RRR, CRF Big Venturi for extreme power all packaged in a black Team Orion Engine Bag. And the most exciting part of the Wasp Rev Discovery set is the price, expect to see it on the shelves for EUR 299.00, when it is released on April 10th.
Last weekend saw the first round of the 1/8th scale Italian Nationals held at the Angri track, which stepped in to host the round after the Messina track pulled out a few weeks before the event was due to be run. As it is a World Championship year the Italian Nationals are being run in Worlds format, which means 10 minute qualifiers and 1 hour main finals and when the qualifying was over it was Alberto Picco, driving a Mugen, that took the TQ spot ahead of Serpent racer Massimo Fantini, Danielle Ielasi for Kyosho in 3rd and another Serpent of Andrea Cristiani in 4th.
This month, our site sponsors – The Border – have a great special offer for all 1/10th scale touring car drivers out there. The H.A.R.D. Fully Automatic Tire Truer, which normally sells on the Border for EUR 254.84, has been slashed in price and can now be yours for only EUR 199.98, which is a massive saving of 22% for a great and essential product. What makes this such a great deal is the fact that this truer is a top of the range fully automatic tire truer and which also comes with the touring car wheel adpator included, something which other more expensive brands don’t include. This is also, currently, the smallest automatic tire truer on the market and another great feature is that if you are an electric racer as well, you can easily convert this into a comm lathe, a very unique selling point.
If you are interested in this product, act now, as stocks are limited and this offer lasts only through to the end of April. Click here to go to the product page.