A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Serdar Sakalioglu wins Turkish National finale – Link [serpent.com]
> New pitboxes and parts cases from Kyosho – Link [kyosho.com]
> Greek 1/10 TC National Race Reports – Link [teamxray.com]
> Mirage report from the 1st round of the Carper Wars – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Neo Buggy interview Yannick Aigoin – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> NT1 Wins Kota Raja 4hr Endurance Race – Link [teamxray.com]
Juho Levanen has won last weekends International Speed Weeks run by the rc car club MCC Kastellaun and located in the indoor racetrack RC Car Minidrom. Qualifying saw the pole position go to Kyosho racer Steen Graversen with Xray racer, and Euros TQ, Steven Weiss with his team mate Alexander Hagberg in 3rd. In the race however it was Team Associated racer Juho Levanen that came out on top after the triple A-mains with 2 wins ahead of Graversen in 2nd and newly crowned French National Champion Cyril N’Diaye in 3rd.
Exotek Racing were in contact to tell us about their latest conversion set, this time for the Losi MLST. Aimed at replacing those fragile stock servos and the budget steering system, the conversion set features redesigned key components to allow you to go where you were scared to go before with the stock steering system – Off Road.
New Team Losi signing Yannick Aigoin has made the move from former employer RB engines, to use the engines of current tire supplier GRP. According to an interview by Neo Buggy, the former European Champion and Xray driver, had this to say “I have worked with GRP so many years on their tires. I am really glad to be back working again with them, this time not only on tires but also on their engines. I’ll be promoting and developing their products in Europe and also in the US…”
The last round of Russian EP Off-road Cup 2007 was held in Moscow, Russia on new MRC-models carpet track. It was very difficult race for all the competitors with snow and rain which transformed the track to ice. JConcepts drivers won both categories, buggy 2WD and buggy 4WD with Dmitry Malyshko dominating the last round and winning the Championship in buggy 2WD. Victor Spiridonov won the buggy 4wd title, while in Stadium truck the title was taken by Konstantin Volkov.
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A Main Hobbies have announced the release of this ProTek R/C brand Lithium Polymer 2-cell 4000mAh 20C power pack. These ProTek R/C battery packs can be used in any application where you need 6-cell NiMH stick or race packs, such as 1/10th scale electric touring cars or 2wd and 4wd off-road vehicles and are significantly lighter weighing only 200g (7.1oz) when compared to regular NiMH race packs which weigh over 400g (14oz) for the same capacity. These batteries also have a nominal voltage of 7.4V compared to the 7.2V of regular NiMH batteries, and have a lot lower internal resistance. This leads to better top speeds and improved ‘punch’ off the line when compared to NiMH batteries.
Schumacher have released he The Fusion 28, which they claim is the fastest and most exciting nitro touring car ever created. Powered by the Schumacher X28 (4.5cc) engine built by Picco, this 7 port fully race tuned engine produces 2.85hp at 33000 rpm and, with the help of the unique Schumacher 3 speed transmission, can propel the Fusion to an astonishing 80mph. The car comes complete with electric start system and a pre painted and trimmed body, which is available in 4 different colours.
CS Electronic in Germany have released a new range of branded brushless competition motors, called Magnetic. Available in 3.5T, 4.5T, 5.5T and 6.5T the new motors use the latest BL technology to achieve the highest efficiency, most power and highest top speeds. Featuring a dynamically balanced 13.5mm diameter sintered rotor, it also comes with an integrated cooling fan which combined with cooling holes in the can, ensure that the motor is kept at a good working temperature.