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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Multiplex have announced that they have started selling the Equalizer 5505 polymer battery balance guard. Simply connect this balancer between the charger and the LiPo cells and it will ensure the safe, complete and correct charging, and discharging, of your LiPo cells. Suitable for charging up to 5A and discharging at 500mA, the Equalizer also has an automatic sensor to shut off in the event of overcharging or overdischarging.
Coming soon from Greyscale Racing is the MRCG, a pan chassis aimed at open-class racers who need a lower CG, more responsive handling, and more tuning options than a standard Mini-Z. Based on the Mini-Z MR02, the car features a mid motor layout and narrow battery configuration for more responsive handling as well as dual flex plate suspension, similar to that seen in the Mini-Z F1 cars. This is a true race car, with the ability to adjust the weight bias by adjusting the placement of the cells, while the front end of the car allows adjustment of the ride height, independant of the spring preload.
Exotek Racing have announced details of their new conversion set for the Team Associated RC18. Using a RC18 kit as a doner car, the conversion turns this car into a proper race vehicle, with 2mm carbon fibre chassis plate, optimised weight distribution, new bearing supported mono bellcrank steering as well as a carbon top deck and a host of other upgrades. Compatible with the RC18T, B and R, expect it to be released soon.
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There seems to be new brush setters coming out all the time and today we have a new one from Kose for use Yokomo Max motors. Coming in anodised blue, it looks almost identical to the version released last month by Much More, and as expected it does all the things you expect a brush setter to do. Coming with a 7.8mm cutter it allows you to cut your brushes in 0.0, 0.3 & 0.5mm offsets.
We wrote about the new Kawada wheels back in May when they were just CAD images, now over 2 months later and they have the final production samples which you can see above. These wheels are suitable for the company’s M300RSX 1/12th scale and they have a larger diameter than the original versions and are also made very true, for precise handling. Expect them to go on sale on the 25th of July.
Robert Batlle from Spain has won the 2007 European Championship today in Auxerre, France. Having qualified in pole position, the HoBao Hyper 8.5 driver also won his semi final to line up first for the main final ahead of Spanish Mugen racer Borja Hernandez in 2nd, while Portugese Kyosho driver Miguel Matias lined up 3rd. A big upset ws that reigning European Champion Yannick Aigoin didnt make the final, after a problem in his semi put him out while leading, this meant that no Xrays would be present in the final. The final started badly for Batlle with the Spanish driver down the order as the race commenced, meaning he had to push hard to get on terms, this left Matias and Hernandez battle is out front with French driver Savoya joining in on the mix later on. All the while Batlle’s recovery was relentless, picking off racers throughout the race finally coming up behind leader Savoya and taking the lead in the last minutes. Robert Batlle crossed the line to take the title followed closely by French Mugen racer Renaud Savoya, with another Mugen driver, Borja Hernandez completing the podium in 3rd.
Starting next week, Europes best electric buggy racers collect in the center of Finland, in a place called Vaasa, to battle it out in 2wd and 4wd to be crowned the 2007 European Champion. Drivers have already started arriving and our partners oOple are there too, and combined with his racing Jimmy & wife Vicky will be covering the full event. Fridays report is already online, covering the travel to the event as well as the first impressions of the track.
The track is quite large and all ‘features’ are covered in carpet to give a consistent surface. The largest jump is at a slight angle next to the drivers stand. It’s a large double but with a slight step-down on the back side. Neil and Paul had practiced here a few weeks ago and mentioned that it was easy to over-jump this and certainly the take off ramp (on the left) is huge.