Carson Modelsports have released its first generation LiPo car batteries. Especially developed for extreme power delivery and run time, just charge and drive. With high capacities like 3600mAh, 4000mAh and 4600mAh, these new packs feature a hard case to keep the cells from being damaged during use and feature the same measurements as 6-cell Sub C battery cells ensuring they will fit in all standard 1/10th scale on road and off road cars.
Robitronic have released a number of new items including these aluminum servo arms, which have been designed with clamp-on style mounting system. The two side screws will clamp onto the sevo tab along with the top screw, which prevents the servo arm from coming loose during high stress situation. Also new are these 2 new LiPo batteries that can be used as a receiver battery pack or can be used for powering rock crawlers. Available in 1500mAh or 2700mAh hump configuration, their small size is perfect for mounting on the front servo plate of Axial AX10, providing even balance over the front axle.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Read the oOple review of the XB808 & Pred X11 – Link [oople.com]
> XB808 wins South German Champs Rd2 – Link [teamxray.com]
> Victory in Luxembourg for Hepp – Link [serpent.com]
> Suliandy wins Indonesia Nationals Rd3 – Link [teamxray.com]
> View the LRP S18 Touring Car video – Link [lrp.cc]
> The Apolaro Report – Podium at GLC – Link [serpent.com]
> MP9 and ST-RR Sweep RC Pro West – Link [kyoshoamerica.com]
> Interview with Jilles Groskamp – Link [rc-junkies.net]
We were contacted by our good friend Scotty Ernst, who wished to inform us about an event he started a few years ago that has grown into one of their signature events at Trackside. Kicking off the 2008/09 indoor season, on October 3,4 & 5th, will be the Much More supported Stock Rubber Tire Nationals. The SRTN will feature the new Sweep tires, which have made their mark in Europe at the European Touring Series and will soon be coming to the USA. Many great things are planned for participants in the SRTN and this includes some great Much More products.
New from Duratrax are these two 7.4V LiPo Car Packs, in 3700mAh (25C) and 5400mAh (20C) which claim to offer superior LiPo performance for electric cars, buggies and trucks and are designed to work equally well for both sport and racing applications. The packs are protected inside an impact and puncture resistant ABS case and are wired for balancing, with gold-plated bullet connectors for all terminals, both packs come with a battery lead with a standard connector.
JConcepts new Max-ups 1/8th buggy wheel joins the latest craze in 1/8th off-road in using large diameter wheels for blue and black grooved conditions. Max-ups refer to the bead mounting diameter being 3.5mm larger than standard size wheels and this increase in size brings the new wheels in slightly under the maximum allowed size under ROAR and IFMAR rules. Max-ups buggy wheels make a statement with their large appearance, convex dish shaped design and superior inner rib design and also incorporate an outer glue catch that resists excess glue from running down the wheel face during the gluing process. Also new from JConcepts are Rulux 1/8th truck wheels featuring standard offset as well as new Rulux front and rear truck wheel suitable for the RC10T4 and GT.
Newly available from Reckward Tuning is the RT Symbio suitable for the Team Associated RC8 buggy. Designed by Daniel Reckward, this unique looking body shell will allow you to use all conventional performance air filters available today on the market. Supplied with Symbio decals and window masks, the shell has been made from 1mm thick high quality polycarbonate.
X-Factory have announced that 2-Time World Champion Brian Kinwald has agreed to extend his agreement with the company through the end of 2009. Kinwald, who has won more than 30 U.S. National Championships, has been instrumental in the design of X Factory’s upcoming X-60 conversion for the AE T4. From his home in Tucson, Arizona, Kinwald said:
Working with Paul Sinclair on the new truck conversion has been one of the most satisfying projects of my R/C life. Paul has lots of great ideas and we talk frequently to make our ideas work together.. He puts our concepts into Solids and sends me the drawing, then we talk about it, make changes, and Paul sends a new one. I can see my input going directly into the design as it takes shape, something that’s never happened before. I’m just so happy here at X Factory.