As you are hopefully aware, this weekend sees the 2007 Kyosho Masters held near Paris in France, and as with all Masters racers there is a large entry of quality racers. Once more our partners RC Mag have got us covered, not only with their photo coverage, but also they have made these great videos of some truggy track action that includes World Champion Mark Pavidis, French GP winner Jerome Aigoin and Mike Cradock. You can watch them in the embedded player above with the other 2 videos below.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Nanda release lots of new optionals for their NRB-3 buggy – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Invitation to XRAY UK Off-road Challenge – Link [teamxray.com]
> Xray XT8 build with step by step photos – Link [rc-junkies.com]
> MID in Germany report from last months European 1/8th circuit B Champs – Link [mid-mugen.de]
> Xenon announce that their Smart camber gauge will ship the 19th of June – Link [xenon.ne.jp]
> HPI Racing have a report from LRP Monster Mania 2007 – Link [hpi-europe.com]
We briefly mentioned these new NT1 alu wheel hubs from Xray a while back when we did a round up of the cars new optionals, but now Xray have published the full information for these parts and so here it is.
Range of CNC-machined, premium aircraft aluminum offset wheel hubs for XRAY NT1 allow you to precisely adjust the track-width of your NT1 by fine increments. These wheel hubs are strategically machined for optimum strength, balance, and lightness, and are marked for easy identification. Secured on drive axle by setscrew. Hubs offered in standard size, or with offsets of -0.75mm and +0.75mm.
Just like earlier this week, Hot Bodies have today released more information on some new parts for the Cyclone D4 from Hot Bodies that we showed you before back in April. First up are these purple anodised aluminium rear hub carriers rear, available in 0.5 degrees and 1 degree, that allow you to alter the suspension characteristics of the car extending the adjustability of the stock hub carriers. Next up are two new black anodised rear suspension blocks that come in 2.0 and 2.5 degrees settings allowing you to alter the inboard toe at the rear of the buggy while finally for the D4 buggy are some new fluorescent yellow disc wheels. Also new from HB for the Cyclone touring car is a brushless motor mount that has been designed to allow the use of bigger spur gears by raising the level of the center layshaft by 2mm.
K Factory have been pumping out optionals for the Team Magic M1B, so much so you could almost build one solely from K Factory parts, well not quite but give it time. Today sees the release of this new one piece steering linkage set which is apparently lighter, more durable and creates a more precise steering movement. As you can see from the picture it comes with all the necessary fasteners, bearings and pivot balls.
Here are two videos that our partners Neo Buggy found on YouTube of 2 time European Champion Davide Tortorici testing the new Crono RS7 on the super fast Monsummano track in Italy ahead of the this weekends international Offroad meeting. According to NB, Davide will be competing at this event due to the birth of his child.
Pro Line have released a number of new products this month starting with this Crowd Pleazer body shell for the 1/12th scale Jammin CRT-5 and incorporates ultra-low styling, original bodylines, and functionality to bring you the latest in durability, versatility and high-performance race technology. Also new from Pro Line are MTR moulded foam inserts, for 1/8th truck and monster trucks, that are shaped to the inside profile of the tire helping it maintains its shape and firmness for a longer period of time, thus increasing durability. Also new from Pro Line are number of different pattern low profile tires for your 1/10th scale truck.
This weekend sees all the top Kyosho buggy racers from all around the World converge at the RC94 track near Paris for the 2007 Kyosho Masters. Our partners RC Mag are there all weekend covering the event and already they have spotted some points of interest including new parts for the Inferno buggy, that include the big bore shocks that have been seen before, but more interestingly the new .21 CRF buggy motor has been spotted in the Kyosho of Adrien Bertin. We have heard that Adrien will race the engine this weekend after some positive initial tests earlier in the week proved that it was ready for its debut.