Another new product from DuraTrax, this time it’s the release of the Evader EXT, a great trainer truck for getting beginners into the world of R/C. Factory assembled and off road ready, the Evader EXT is as close to bulletproof as an off-road vehicle can get so inexperienced drivers can spend time on the track and not in the pits. The truck includes a 2-channel Tactic™ radio system with TRX200 receiver and TSX200 servo, a Photon Speed™ 2 motor and a Sprint™ 2 electronic speed control with reverse. Magnaflex™ molded parts are flexible, super-strong and are injection-molded to absorb jolts with ease and bounce back from abuse.
DuraTrax have raised the bar again with the release of this new Piranha pack, said to deliver the most capacity and run-time ever offered in their popular line of sport packs. The stick pack holds 2500mAh capacity and, like all Piranha packs, features include high-quality cells and superior assembly while the heavy-duty hex welded tabs will stand up to the rigors of backyard bashing.
Ultimate Racing have released details about their new tire balancer, which works with the wheels of buggies, rally game cars and truggies. After many tests and exchange of opinions with their team drivers, UR came to the conclusion that unbalanced wheels produce unnecessary vibrations to the shock absorber, affecting both traction and stability of the cars while jumping. To take care of this problem they have developed this system to balance wheel weight which works by helping to find the heaviest part of the wheel, and in turn allowing you to balance it through the use of the UR balancing paste which can be applied to the opposite side of the rim.
The Futaba 4PK was only just released and drew a lot of attention from racers due to its rather unique look. The 4PK’s contemporary styling is not only unique, it’s extremely well balanced and ergonomic and because the transmitter only weighs 1.5 pounds, you won’t worry about hand fatigue all the way through a grueling main. Besides the repositionable wheel, you can also adjust the trigger location to fit your finger and programming pluses include 40-model memory, 12-character naming, super-sensitive 2048 resolution and a 4th channel that’s ideal for adjusting front and rear brake bias in monster trucks. And here’s the best part: the 4PK was designed from the beginning as a spread spectrum system, which means the 2.4GHz module is built in, a state-of-the-art receiver is included, and all of the incredible advantages of FASST system technology are at your command!
We have written just a few days ago about the new O’Donnell buggy but we decided we would bring you the official release along with information about the cars official site. – The O’Donnell Z01-B R is the ride that top-level racers have been waiting for – AND it’s already been driven to victory in several major racing events by multi-national champion Jared Tebo! The Z01-B R is the result of over two years of research and development by Steve O’Donnell, whose name is synonymous with nitro fuel, engines, innovation and winning. From meticulous material selection to exacting machining and finishing to extensive testing, no stone has been left unturned in the effort to produce the highest quality buggy ever released in the 1/8 off-road market!
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LRP has sent us notification that for the third year in a row their LRP Brushless team driver Alberto García came out on top, taking Spanish National title in both 2WD and 4WD off road. The 3rd round of the Spanish Nationals took place in Valladolid which saw though conditions for everyone due to rain, wind and a bumpy surface. Alberto however could stand up against the competition and bring home both the titles with one round still left to be run.
Serpent are reporting that team driver Oscar Cabezas has secured back to back Spanish 1:8 National Championship titles with the defending champion securing the 2007 crown in the season finale at Valencia over the weekend. Driving his Mega powered 960, the Serpent Driver Development team member TQ’d for the event but suffered a scare at the start of the final when he was collected by another car dropping him down the order and out of a title winning position. Aware that second place would be enough to put the title out of reach of his nearest rivals, Cabezas regained his composure and as the fastest car on the track the young star worked his was back up through the field and into that vital second place. Once in this position he held station with mature driving knowing the result would be enough to secure him the 2008 crown.
Multiplex have announced the addition of 2 new chargers to their range with the release of the LN-6015EQU & LN-3008EQU. The LN6015EQU is a charger with built in balancer that has the ability to charge many types of cells, including LiPos up to 6 cells, with an adjustable charging current from 0.1 – 6.0A while it can also discharge your cells up to 1.0A. The charger also features a 2 line, blue backlit, LCD screen which can show the user, in real time, the voltage of each individual cell. Also new from Multiplex is the LN-3008EQU which is similar to the 6015EQU but only handles up to 3 LiPo cells and has no digital display.