Also new for the Serpent 960 is this aluminium radio plate support with brass weight. Similar in structure to the previous aluminium bracket, this version has been modified to accept the brass weight and will come as standard in future 960-08 kits. The accompanying brass weight adds 50 grams to very centre of the car and is mounted as low as possible in this area so as not to adversely affect the centre of gravity. Similar in concept to the previously released brass battery holder, this system gives a more neutral handling characteristic than that of the battery holder yet has the same benefits.
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Serpent have announced the release of this new shock tower for the rear of the Serpent 960. Made from 3.5mm thick carbon fibre, the new shock tower features a 2nd, higher mounting hole for the centring pin. This hole allows for the rear body mount to be set at its highest setting, while still being able to be centred. Some new low body shells work best when they are raised at the rear and this new shock tower facilitates that. This part will come as standard in future 960-08 kits.
New from Japanese firm Kawada are these new LiPo packs as well as a new LiPo balance charger. Similar to those recently shown to us by Speed Passion, these new LiPo packs comes in both a hard cased carbon look racing pack and a stick pack configuration complete with rounded corners as well as power cable and balancer connection. Both packs are 4000MAh, with the racing pack contain 30C cells and the stick pack only 20C. Also newly released by Kawada is a simple LiPo balance charger that lets you charge at 2.0A, 1.5A, 1.0A and 0.5A and can work with up to 4 cell 14.8 volt packs.
The 5th round of the BRCA 1/10th scale 200mm Nationals were run at Wrexham last weekend and rainy weather greeted the lower than normal number of competitors who attended. On Saturday it rained in the morning and didn’t dry until around midday, leaving the racers with half a day of practice to fine tune their cars for Sunday’s racing. On race day, the first two rounds of qualifying were wet and so it was only the last two dry rounds which would count. Team Xray driver Mark Gilliland was TQ in every round and so claimed the overall top spot from Mark Green, Stephen Brown and Kyle Branson. For the finalists, all chances of a dry final were dashed when it started raining 10 minutes before the start, leaving all racers scrambling to put wet tyres on their cars. The start of the 30 minute race saw Kyle Branson jump to the front after 4 laps followed by Steve Brown, the order remaining static until the 23rd minute when Branson’s wheel came off and took him out of the lead. With the tyre back on he struggled on a drying track and this left Gilliland to pick up the pieces and take the win by 3 laps from Mark Green, with his Serpent team mate Kyle Branson holding onto 3rd.
Mirage Racing have been in contact to announce the 2008-09 British Indoor Winter Series, run in conjunction with Sheffield & District MCC, Newbold Models and Don Valley Stadium. This winter series is very popular amongst drivers with over 100 entries at every round, with some of the very best UK racers in attendance to offer help and advice, plus some blistering on track performance. This series is designed for all abilities and for all people to have some great fun.
The latest qualification round for the German Nationals were held last weekend in Oberhausen and it was Team Corally driver Marc Fischer that TQ’d and won the modified class with his Corally RDX Phi. Setting the fastest lap of the weekend along the way, Fisher won ahead of Federico Veronesi in 2nd and Yannic Prümper in 3rd. In the stock class another Team Corally driver Domenik Reschke took the win followed by team mate Patrick Pasch in 2nd while Thomas Musial took 3rd.
Much More have released a number of new wiring accessories starting with this multi purpose charging connector, that allows you to charge all 4 of your essentials in one go. Supplied with two charging jacks for different transmitters – suitable for JR, KO, Futaba, Sanwa, Hitec and many more transmitters, a receiver connector, Ultra plug, BEC connector and an extra wire for your custom connection. The Multi Charging Connector is fitted with gold plated 4mm Hyper Banana Connectors which provides you with a safe and stable connection to most popular battery chargers. Also new is the Hyper connector series which are ideal for 7.2V battery packs. The gold plated connector jacks are 4mm Euro connectors housed in a red moulded plastic casing which is designed to prevent short circuiting. Finally there are the Hyper Banana connectors which are ideal for 12V input from electronic devices such as chargers. Again using gold plated connector jacks, the ends are housed in red and black moulded plastic for easy identification.
HPI Racing were in touch to tell us about the First Annual Baja Nationals which will be heled November 8th and 9th at Milestone Ranch MX Park in Riverside California. Bring out your Baja for two full days of competition with the fastest Bajas in the country and have a chance to claim the #1 Baja driver in the country.
More information about this event can be found here.