Edit RC have released these rather green but handy Connectable Parts Box for easy storage of all your small workbench parts. Ideal for shims, e-clips, washers, crystals, diff balls, screws, nuts, pivot balls, ball ends, body clips and much more. Each small box interconnects with other parts boxes so you can have any combination of required parts handy for multiple tasks. No need to remove box contents to re-organize, just detach the boxes and re-attach as needed. Each package contains six connected parts boxes.
As seen on the team cars at the World Championships in Japan, Tamiya have released the 2nd version of the TRF501X body shell. Featuring more space around the electronics and motor, to aid cooling and allow more possible electronics layout options, this body was spotted on the Tamiya stand at the recent Tokyo Hobby show in Japan.
The 2007 FEMCA Championship for 1/8th off road buggy and truggy classes were run last weekend in Pattaya, Thailand and it saw a win for Surikarn C. in buggy and Paphon C. in truggy. The buggy class was TQ’d by Kyosho racer Panit ahead of Hwang Sun Young with another Kyosho while Hot Bodies racer Surikarn was 3rd, but after the semi finals it was Xray driver Meen V. that was on pole position with Surikarn in 2nd. And the race was battled out between the 2 racers with Surikarn eventually taking the win by 1 lap at the end of the 1 hour final with Meen V. in 2nd and HongNor racer Yeh Hsia Ching a further lap back in 3rd. In the truggy class it was TQ for CEN driver Paphon C. with Mugen driver Chai Kok Chin in 2nd and Alan Looi in 3rd, also for Mugen and it didn’t change much after the semi finals apart from Chai Kok Chin dropping down to 5th in the starting order. The 45 minute long final saw the win go to pole man Paphon C. by 2 laps in front of Alan Looi in 2nd and John Ho in 3rd, 1 lap further back.
Xray have announced that their NT1 200mm platform will remain unchanged for the 2008 season but instead will be represent a better offer for customers. The 2008 car will now include a free pair of front CVD drive shafts to replace the standard front drive shafts. The included CVD drive shafts are made from high quality Hudy Spring Steel and provide smooth operation and unparalleled strength.
After almost a week of muddy and super tricky conditions brought on by mid week rain, the Pre Worlds finals for 1/8th scale buggies were eventually run on a muddy track at the Farm 2 track in Charlotte, North Carolina. An extremely tricky qualifying saw Jammin racer Taylor James take the TQ spot from Kyosho pairing of Kelbey Roberts and Lance Norick with Billy Easton rounding out the top 4 with the Serpent protoype. After the Semi finals, in which the tricky conditions once more took their toll, it was Taylor James who would start from Pole position ahead of Mugen racer Daniel Vega from Spain and Mike Truhe racing for Losi in 3rd. The 1 hour final saw a good pace for Truhe, but 2 flameouts cancelled out any performance advantage he had and left him trailing Savoya who was leading. The Losi driver was able to catch the leader by the end, who was suffering from receiver battery problems, but it was not to be as Truhe had to stop just before the 1 hour was up due to mechanical problems although he still came home 2nd with Raul Peris for Kyosho in 3rd.
Merlin Racing fuels in Spain have announced that current Belgian 1/8th scale National Champion Robin D’Hondt has signed to use their products for the 2008 season. After an intensive test on the Roselare circuit, he was happy with the performance of the fuel and has decided to defend his National title using Merlin Fuel products. Despite his age Robin has achieved a lot on the track, winning the 2007 Belgian Championships as well as this years Benelux Cup and in 2006 he was a European Championship finalist in Oslo, Norway.
Hong Kong based Roche contacted us to let us know about their newest products for electric racers. First up are these golden motor connectors, suitable for brushless motors, that are gold plated for reduced resitance, offer more wiring options and allow you to easily remove the wires from your motor once in place. Also from Roche are super high silver L type battery bars which are 100% coated in special high quality silver and that offer lower resistance and more output power, sold in packs of 10.
At the recent Tokyo Hobby Show in Japan, KO Propo showed off a number of new items on their stand and Hong Kong based company Roche was there to take pictures. First up, as you can see above, is the new 2.4GHz Spread Spektrum system, which is to be used in all their high end module based radios with the set coming complete with a miniature SS receiver. For Mini-Z fans KO have also got a 2.4GHz system in the works and this too was on display at the show. Also new on the KO Propo stand was a prototype Brushless speed controller shown connected to a Team Orion Vortex motor, but apart from what I can see in the pictures, I have no other details on this product.
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