Morotech of Japan have released 3 new types of Dragon matched IB4200 VR-1X World champion cells. Featuring super high voltage, these cells are particularly suited to stock racing, and in particular the new sports class that is being run this year in Japan, and so these cells are all recognised by the JMRCA for this class. Sold in packs of 6, the different types range from the super powerful to the not so powerful but with more runtime. Available end of this month.
There is a new gas powered 1/8th scale on the market, from the Taiwanese company Edam. Its called the Razor and it has been created from the ashes of the Yusa XR8 project which seemingly stopped some time ago. Apparently featuring all new moulds for precise fitting of parts, as well as making the parts more durable, this prototype car looks like a mashup between a Kyosho Evolva and the Serpent Vector, with a few other parts thrown in for good measure. The company is currently exploring distribution channels so we dont know when it will be available.
Serpent are reporting that young Indonesian Serpent driver Arya Rido has won the 6th round of the 1/8th scale National Championships held at the BSD Super Traxxx circuit last weekend. The winner of the 5th round of the championship, which was held on the same track a month earlier, 10-year-old Rido was the only Serpent representative in the A Final and the young sensation didn’t disappoint as he cruised home to take his second National 1/8th sale win of the season.
Taiwanese company Himoto have released CAD images of their 2nd generation high downforce wing, which is suitable for use on 1/8th scale buggies and truggies. This IFMAR, EFRA & ROAR compliant wing is made from high quality plastic, so it wont break, and provides your off road car with lots of downforce with minimum drag. The wing comes in 4 colours – red, yellow, green and black, and should be available in August.
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The Nosram Matrix Evolution 2007 was released back in February and and is essentially the red version of the LRP Sphere brushless speed controller. Our site partners oOple have done one of their great build reviews, or in this case install reviews, which includes an in depth in-depth installation steps as well as his opinions after running it in his Tamiya 501X. As a bonus there is also a review of the Nosram Storm Evolution brushless motor, which he uses to test the speedo.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> RB Products final report on the European Championships – Link [rbproducts.com]
> Brief picture report from the preperation day in Finland – Link [oople.com]
> Car Action report on the 2007 Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout – Link [radiocontrolzone.com]
> 2007 Upgrade/RCID Nitro Buggy Pointscore Series Rd8 – Link [ocrraceway.com]
> Brian Kinwald returns to racing this weekend – Link [2wdrc.com]
This weekend saw the latest round of the Belgian 1/10th Electric Touring car Nationals take place on the brand new MRCC track in Charleroi. The weather for the event was a mixture of sun and rain and in the Modified class it was a win for pole man Koen Joosens racing a Schumacher, while his brother Nick Joosens, also driving a Schumacher, was in 2nd ahead of Corally driver Olivier Bultynck in 3rd. The 19T class was won by Bernard Collen, in front of 2nd placed David Broze with 3rd spot going to Michel Mahieu.
Another great deal form our site advertisers – The Border – with the introduction of this amazing offer on the HoBao Hyper 8. To celebrate this months European Championships for 1/8th scale off road, the Border are offering the Hyper 8 kit, the same basic car that has just won the European Championships in the hands of Robert Batlle, for a mere EUR 299.99. Thats a saving of EUR 90 over the original price, and of course the Border also provide full spares support with all parts in stock, so be sure to get one now while stocks last.
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