CS Electronic in Germany, have announced that they will start selling the complete line of JRP competition greases and powder. Sold in small tubs such as the one shown above, the range of greases includes silicone diff grease, kardan grease for drive shafts, graphite grease for ball differentials, graphite powder for lubrication of enclosed gearboxes and finally, thrust grease for use with thrust bearings.
As seen on the heads of all the RB Concept drivers at last weeks 1/8th TT European Championships in France, this new cap from RB is called the Asymetric. Made from a soft grey high quality cotton, the hat features a large orange stripe working its way from the peak to the opposite side of the cap and this stripe sports the embroidered RB logo. Amongst other bold statements, this hat claims to “make girls and lap times fall” – powerful hat indeed.
Much-More have released these IB4200 Atsushi Hara Special matched VR-1X WC cells and as with the same type cells made available yesterday by Morotech, these are best suited for stock racing. Sold in a pack of 6 they are expected to have an average voltage of 1.25+ @ 35 amp discharge and a 0560sec runtime. Available now.
Much More have released a new ride height gauge for measuring the ground clearance of all types of circuit cars. Made from aluminium, the stepped gauges are available in the usual black, blue and purple colours and sport the Much More logo on the side as well the measurements which range from 1mm to 15mm.
Xray have released details of neat looking new graphite battery plate for the company’s NT1 200mm touring car chassis. Made from premium-quality woven graphite material, this CNC-machined plate has recessed slots for 5-cell receiver pack. Smart design and strong material increases the chassis’ longitudinal stiffness, complementing the cars ‘Multi-Flex Technology’ engine mount.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Large gallery of pictures from the European Championships – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Podium images from the Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout – Link [radiocontrolzone.net]
> Video from the European Championships main final – Link [medialpro.com]
> Results from round 4 of the Rio De Janeiro Championships – Link [buggy-sport.info]
Last weekend saw the 6th round of the 1/10th 200mm National Championship run at the fast Halifax track in the North of England. The weather on Saturday was wet and so practice was limited, but on Sunday the track started damp but dried quickly and stayed dry for the rest of the day and this allowed Kyosho racer, and winner of round 5, Steve Brown to take the pole position ahead of Xray driver Mark Gilliland in 2nd. In the final however it was to be Team Magic racer Darren Johnson that was on form and he could take the lead, and with it the win, 1 lap ahead of pole man Steve Brown with 3rd spot going to Serpent SDD driver Kyle Branson who was 1 lap further back and only 1 second ahead of 4th placed Gilliland.
We wrote a month ago that the new Kyosho X312T, the .12 motor based on the Team Orion CRF .12, would be made available in Europe on the 10th of July. Well its almost the end of July now, and although its 2 weeks late we have been told that the shipment of engines is now in Europe ready to be sold. The engine, when it was originally badged by Team Orion made quite a splash when it was released, and now that Kyosho has its name on it, and with the engine features some upgrades, expect to see it also making waves, especially when it makes its big time debut at next months European 1/10th Championships in Spain.