Much More have released 2 new engine temperature readers in both gun and tuning screw driver variations. The gun version is a simple hand held device that comes with a key chain while the 2nd version is part of a long reach tuning screw driver. Both offer instant non contact and accurate temperature measurement from -33 to 220 degrees Celsius and can also be displayed in Fahrenheit.
LRP continues to expand its Competition Car Line LiPo packs with this new 28C 5100 saddle pack. Developed for extreme power delivery and run time, this pack is specially designed to perfectly fit r/c models with a 6-cell saddle pack chassis design. More and more countries are allowing LiPo batteries for racing and LRP is able to offer the perfect LiPo battery for every racing class.
Xray have released a new range of CNC-machined pivot balls and ball joints for their XB808 buggy. Available in 5.8mm dia ball joint for anti-roll bar, 6.8mm dia mounting pivot ball with shoulder, 6.8mm dia mounting pivot ball and pivot ball for mounting shock top mount to shock tower, all have been made from premium lightweight 7075 T6 aluminum. Precision machined with highest tolerances using premium fully-automatic German CNC-machines. High-quality hard coating is done at Xray’s own in-house fully-robotic hard coating line, ensuring a perfect hard coated surface every time.
Losi has released three essential new pieces of pit equipment which should hit the shops in late November/early December. The new car stand is designed to work with the 8IGHT and 8IGHT-T. The snap-together design makes it ideal for easy transport, and it will easily fit in your tool or pit box. The stand’s non-slip design securely holds the chassis while you work, and the built-in shock holders prevent shock from rolling around during fluid changes.The Ride Height Gauge works with all 1/10th and 1/8th scale cars and its rugged construction ensures the gauge is durable, while clear markings make the gauge easy to read and use. The third release from Losi is an easy to use Camber Gauge which is a key tuning device for novice and expert racers.
With the IFMAR 1:10 Electric Onroad World Championships less than a month away many of the leading manufacturers have been conducting private testing at the RCS track in Thailand as they make final preparations for the bi-annual event. At last weekend’s Euro Touring Series race in German we spoke with former European Champion Ronald Volker who had just returned from a successful test in Bangkok while Pre-Worlds winner Viktor Wilck and team-mates Jilles Groskamp & Marc Rheinard told us they had just a few days to get ready before flying out to Asia together with Tamiya’s engineers to test new parts for the TRF416. The other big title challenger, Xray, was also in Bangkok this week but appeared to want to keep their WC challenger out of the public eye. Our sources in Thailand have told us that both Teemu Leino and Alex Hagberg’s cars were fitted with a number of new prototype parts which we understand are for a new car which is rumoured to be released by the Slovakian company ahead of the 2009 season. Juraj Hudy, who is the creative genius behind all Xray cars, together with Martin Hudy were on hand to support Leino & Hagberg at the test and according to our source they did not want the new parts (car?) to be seen with both drivers keeping their cars well covered up at all time. Red RC will be travelling to Thailand to bring you full coverage of the World Championships where a certain Mr. Hara could make history by adding to the 1:8 Buggy World title he won last month in the US.
DE Racing has just released Rear Skid Plates for the new World Champion Hot Bodies D8 and Xray XB808 buggies. Made of ultra thin resin, eliminating the need for longer screws, the plates provide protection for your expensive 1/8th scale buggy or truggy chassis. The plate, which are supplied in a bag of three, wears just like aluminum but is much cheaper to replace than a complete chassis.
Nick Daman from RC Racing TV was in contact to tell us about the short light humoured promo video they have put together to highlight the return of the series to Motors TV on November 5th. This is the third series of the program which has done a great deal to highlight the sport of r/c racing among 1:1 scale motorsport fans. Once again the show is supported by HPI.
Team Associated have released two new products for their 12R5 1/12th scale. The first of these is the conversation kit which changes the car from a pivot ball-link chassis to a T-Plate configuration. Also new from the American company is a new hub and thrust cone which allow the pod plates from the 10R5 to be adapted to the 12R5. This will give 12R5 owners the same benefits as the 10R5 owners as the rear pod is better balanced for brushless motors. This is achieved by moving the motor closer to the spur gear. The new motor position also allows more room for wiring brushless motors.