We received a mail this morning from Racing Art in Germany with lots of new parts for the TOP Scythe, a car that we mentioned briefly in the past. In the list of products was this new 3.5mm thick carbon fibre chassis plate, specifically deisgned for US carpet racing, which features machining on the the top side to lower the car while still benefiting from the stiffer chassis. Also in the mail was new low profile shock towers, also made from 3.5mm carbon fibre, as well as anodised aluminium spools, differentials, hub protectors and CVD shafts, all available in red or gold to suit your original car of choice.
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The producers of the great RC TV show RC Racing were once again in contact to inform us of the upcoming Episode 6 which premieres next Wednesday on European cable channel Motors TV. Expect to see episode 5 online in the next couple of days.
Episode 6 sees RC Racing return to the Neo Invitational meeting but now we concentrate on the premiere Buggy class, we’ve got race coverage of the first Semi final as well as interviews with 2 world champions (Andy Moore and David Spashett) who were trying something different. We also take an in depth look at the rapidly growing RC Motorbike class, and once again Nick gives it go, with mixed results!
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We have been asked to announce the upcoming EFRA 1/8th scale GP at the Lostallo circuit in Switzerland, so here it is. The event takes place on the 27th – 29th of April at one of the Worlds largest and fastest tracks in the scenic Swiss mountains and what is significant about this event is that it will be seen as a warm up race for this years EFRA 1/8th scale European Championships that take place on the same track later in the year.
If you are interested in racing at this event, you can see the event invitation here (PDF) and the race entry form is here.
For those who dont know, this years EFRA 1/12th scale Euros, being held in Eskilstuna Sweden, will start tomorrow (Friday) with group practice followed by 6 rounds of qualifications and the main finals on Sunday. Back in the start of December we reported on the warm up race, in which this years Snowbirds Mod 1/12th winner Marc Fisher reigned supreme, taking the win for Corally driving his SP12X. This win and his current form sees Fischer as one of the favourites for this years European title but also at the event are a number of other extremely quick drivers like TCWC Andy Moore, Simo Ahoniemi, Yli Vesa, Teemu Saarinen and Hubert HÃ¶nigl amongst others, so expect some close action. Below, are some useful links to some event resources and if you know any more that should be added to the list drop us a message.
Official event site – here
Some pictures – here
Live Webcam – here
Entry List – here
We have covered German brand Orcan before and really like the way they are presented by brand owners, SMI Motorsport. Today they announced that they will be adding to the Orcan range of fuel, batteries, fuel tubing and other accessories to produce rims and rubber tires for electric touring cars. Expected to be available in mid April, the tire range consists of seperate rubber, pre mounted tires with insert as well as selling their, white, Truespin disk wheels seperately.
Thirteen year old Jamie Guy has won the Thrashnall Junior 27T Championship driving a Schumacher Mi2EC. This championship is aimed at 16 year olds and under and consists of 8 rounds with 5 to count. Jamie could only manage to compete in 5 rounds due to school commitments which makes this result even more impressive with not being able to drop any results. He was a regular in the senior B finals and hopes to continue his success in this years BTCC.
Continuing on with our slow news day we have some more not very exciting but still rather essential accessories that, in this case, are great for electric racers. From Much More come these clear holders, which are sold in a pack of 5, and do exactly what they are meant to do, hold your armatures safe and secure so you can put them away in your tool box.
Its a slow news day when we start writing about foam bumpers but unfortnately that day has come so here it is. Japanese company Velocity Racing have released these high density foam bumpers for the Hot Bodies Cyclone and excitingly enough they come in 2 different colours, are super lightweight, and sport such nifty features as removable foam cutouts to allow you to customise how the bumper should compress under impact.