3 Racing, makers of after market upgrade parts for R/C Cars, have just released the 2nd version of their Automatic tire truer. As with the first generation truer, it has a variable speed fully-automatic truing cycle, adjustable sanding edge and comes supplied with wheel adaptors for 1/8, 1/10 and 1/12 scale tires. What’s new is that you can now power it using built in batteries, similar to a starter box, it now has a handle and comes supplied in an extra light-weight protection box.
Horizon Hobby, Inc. have announced that Bill Jeric has been named President of Losi. Horizon Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, Joe Ambrose, made the announcement stating that, “Bill’s extensive knowledge of the RC industry, as well as his long-time industry experience, make him the perfect choice for leading Losi into the future.” Jeric’s involvement in all things RC stretches back over 30 years, from his early experience as a hobby retailer and his direct interaction with consumers, to his work bringing 1/8-scale buggy racing to prominence in the US market. Bill’s experience with industry leaders like Parma International, Thunder Tiger, Megatech and Horizon Hobby brings a wealth of understanding and expertise to the Losi team. In a statement, Bill said:
During the past seven years at Horizon, I have had the tremendous experience of working closely with the Losi division. It is an absolute honor being chosen to lead a company like Losi with such a long and impressive history of innovation, and I look forward to being a part of their continued growth, helping further develop the business, its products and its people.
Last weekend Team Kyosho 1:8 on road nitro driver, and 2006 Class 2 race winner, Lars Hoppe moved back into electric powered racing for the winter. The former Corally team driver and 2006 DHI-Cup winner was debuting his new 1:12th Corally in the first round of the qualification of the North German region in Hildesheim. It turned out to be a perfect weekend for the Corally team, with Lars going on to win the modified class while Jan Asmer took the win in the Stock class.
Speed Passion were in contact to tell us about their new line of brushless speed controllers, called the Gran Turismo and Feigao. The Gran Turismo has been designed for competition touring car racing and can handle 2.5R brushless motors, or 4 turn brushed motors, and has a maximum output current of 600A. It comes with a built in green power feature that gives you consistent power delivery and longer run times, and it also allows you to adjust the brushless motor timing using its 8 built-in modes. The Feigao on the other hand is designed for use with Pro Stock on road racing, or modified off road class racing, working best with 9.5, 10.5 11.5 and 13.5R BL motors. With a maximum current of 240A, the ESC can handle up to 5.5R motors with 6 cells or a 4.5R with 5 cells. This ESC features a special racing design program that allows the user to adjust the start, punch and braking.
Atomic RC have released yet more optional parts for their favourite 1/10th 200mm, the Xray NT1. Adding to their already extensive line-up, the new parts include a reinforced rear stabilizer mount, aluminium 7075 hex wheel adapters and middle mounts for the radio tray. Also newly available is a lightweight 2nd gear adapter, an aluminium center shaft mounting bracket, a flex-control engine mount set, lightweight delrin adjustable nut for use on the 8.4mm pivot balls and finally a graphite brake linkage set.
Team Losi have released this Universal starter box that features a unique design for flexibility for multiple sizes, types and brands of vehicles. Easily adjusted without having to open the box, a phillips screw driver is the only tool required for position adjustment, while fual high-torque motors provide plenty of power for starting.
Xray are reporting on the recent Rebellion race organized by the small MMR club in Mäntsälä and which attracted top foreign racers such as Marc Fisher, Federico Sala and Ivan Laptev. The modified class saw the pole position go to Xray team driver Teemu Leino and he also took control in the finals, winning the first 2 of 3 which secured him the overall win in front of Corally racer Marc Fisher in 2nd with Yokomo driver Viljami Kutvonen in 3rd.
Edit RC have released this ‘E-wing’ for 1/10th scale off road buggies that claims to offer huge downforce with minimal drag. The wing sits very low on the rear shock tower and has a large kick-up area for extra rear downforce and has been made from tough polycarbonate for extra durability and strength. Used by British and European Champion Neil Cragg, it is sold clear and comes supplied with overspray film.