German company Ansmann has released this hump pack configured receiver battery pack. Made using high quality 1200MAh cells, the pack is supplied with cable and plug and is suitable for 1/10th stadium trucks and 1/8th scale buggies, as well as other cars that take this type pack.
Serpent are reporting that John Sotiropoulos has made the perfect defence of his Greek 1:8 National Championship title winning the final round of the Championship at Arena track to claim the 2007 crown. Driving a Serpent 960, Sotiropoulos TQ’d the event ahead of team-mate Mimis Papadopoulos and in the final Sotiropoulos stormed to victory ahead of 2nd placed Kirikos Anastasiadis racing a Mugen, while Papadopoulos brought his car home 3rd.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Chiu Him takes top finish at TWSF International EP RC Car GP – Link [serpent.com]
> Team Orion drivers Sweep the JBRL Finals – Link [teamorion.com]
> Markus Geisendorf makes strong EP debut – Link [serpent.com]
> Nosram report on Andy Moore’s win at the IIC – Link [nosram.com]
> Video of Merlin Car Model Cleaner in action – Link [merlinfuel.com]
Team Titan have released a new range of high quality, very durable, pinion gears for the Motonica P8.0R and Mugen MRX-4X. Available in 16T, 17T, 20T and 21T, they have been made from hard coated high quality 7075-T6 aluminium and claim to last twice the time as the original versions.
We wrote about the new Symbio body shell from RMV back in the beginning of August when it was spotted at the NRW-Cup in Dormagen. Well the T1 version of this shell is now available to buy and is suitable for the Kyosho ST-RR, Xray XT8, Robitronic Mantis long and other similar cars, while in November RMV plan to launch the T2 version which features some adjustments to mounting positions and will be suitable for the Mugen MBX-5T and Jammin X1 CRT.
Japanese company Team AJ have released this carbon fibre servo horn plate for use on 1/8th off road buggies and other similar car. Made from lightweight carbon fibre, the set includes 2 screws to mount it to the standard Sanwa /Airtronics servo horn, and helps strengthen up this part as well as add extra cool factor to your car.
Last weekend saw the Coupe de France for 1/8th scale run at the MRTE circuit near the town of Evry, close to Paris. Qualification saw recently crowned French National Champion Nicolas Guillot take the pole position for Mugen from Kyosho racer Stéphane Riccobono, with Adrien Siegfried in 3rd also for Kyosho. As with the Nationals, there are no direct qualifiers and all racers must take part in the Semi Finals to determine the final starting order and it was Stéphane Bouche that was quickest lining up first for the main final in front of Adrien Siegfried. In the main final it was a good start for Bouche and Siegfried who immediately took the lead however it was Bouche that was to have a coming together with another racer, knocking him out of the lead and down to 3rd behind Siegfried who took over the lead and Guillot who moved up into 2nd. Close to the end of the racer Siegfried also had some troubles which caused him to slow and allowed Guillot through into the lead and to take the win and Bouche up into 2nd, while Siegfried eventually finished 3rd.
Corally have announced that have added a new thread lock and super glue to their product range. The all new Super Glue comes in an improved, and extra large 20 gram bottle, with long spout for easy application and also comes with a needle in the cap to prevent from clogging. The cyanoacrylat glue is an all new super thin compound which offers superior bonding strength and maximum shelf life. The Thread Lock offers secure locking of all screws and nuts on your racing machine and comes in a new large bottle (10 ml) with long spout for easy application. The aluminium coloured PE bottle offers maximum shelf life.