Add bling to your ride with these new Edit graphics, now available in slick chrome, black and silver. The large vinyl decal sheet wraps smoothly around curved body shells, pit boxes or radios for an instant custom ‘team’ look.
We were contacted by the organizers of the 2008 HPI/Orion Grand Prix that will be held in the East of France on the 22nd & 23rd of November. Open to both on road and off road, there are only 75 drivers allowed in both disciplines, with both split into expert and amateur classes. Now in its 8th year, the race will be run using this great looking carpet track that offers a challenging circuit for touring cars together with a separate buggy section that incorporates a jump section, table top and mandatory wall ride.
We reported on the NK class at last weekend’s 5th Dutch 1/8th scale National round in Gouda, but also running on the same day was the Nomac class. TQ was set by the young local driver Jeffrey Rietveld followed by Tim Bosmann, Peter van Marion and on 4th spot Stefan Koenders. Following the semi finals that were won by Roelof Tooms and Sander Tersteeg, the final got underway and immediately it was Jefrey that took the lead with Tim Bosman on his tail. Peter v Marion and Stefan Koenders were battling it out for the 3rd spot, but Stefan made a mistake and went over the fence where he lost a lot of time, while Peter v. Marion also hit trouble later on. This all allowed last placed qualifier Roelof Tooms in to 3rd spot, but a collision right near the end allowed Sander Tersteeg up into 3rd, behind eventual winner Tim Bosmann, with Jeffrey Rietveld taking 2nd.
More new items from LRP, this time for use with 1/8th scale buggies and truggies. First up is this new 3-chamber tuned pipe, which has been tested and developed in close cooperation with the LRP factory team. Specially developed for racing situations in which you need maximum top-speed and reliable performance, this new exhaust system works perfectly with engines from .21 – .30 size. Also newly released are clutch shoes made from carbon-reinforced synthetic material. The carbon clutch shoes improve the throttle response, resulting in a easier and more controllable handling of your car, especially important on slippery and difficult off road tracks. Extremely long lasting and consistent performance even after many weeks of racing. Finally, there are new VTEC 1/8th off road buggy molded inserts, available in both Soft (yellow) and Medium (blue) hardness.
LRP releases the first ever tailor-made Soldering Station designed and fully setup to handle all the needs of a soldering station for r/c use. With its 90W power rating and 400kHz electromagnetic heating element, this soldering station reaches maximum temperature (480C) super fast, and is perfect to use for soldering joints on batteries, motors and speed controls. Equipped with the EasyTip-system, the tip of the 90W handle with its comfortable rubber grip can easily be replaced in seconds without any tools, 1.2mm and 0.5mm tip included.
After many months of testing Answer-RC are confident that no other clutch shoes can offer the same high level of bite and low wear ratio as their high bite low wear clutch set. The shoe is lightweight thus reducing rotating mass helping the engine spool quicker and reducing drive train mass. The shoes each have a built in stand off washer to lift the shoe from the flywheel and this reduces drag on the flywheel allowing you to tune the clutch perfectly with the 3 included spring sets.
Losi have announced the release of their World’s team t-shirt and hat. Available only in black, the hat comes in 2 different sizes small-medium and large to x-large, and features the Losi logo together with the text ‘2008 World’s team’ embroidered on the front. Similar to the hat, the cotton t-shirt too features the same logo, which has been screen printed on the chest and is available in the usual range of sizes.
Hudy have released this compact Universal Tire Balancing Station for 1/10, 1/8, 1/6 and 1/5 wheels allowing you to quickly and easily balance car tires by identifying the heaviest part of the wheel so that proper balancing aids can be applied. This also helps to identify improperly glued rubber tires or differences in inserts. Precision-balanced tires will improve your car’s traction and stability, and also give improved shock absorber action. The super-stable base board securely and firmly holds the balancing wheel adapter, and the smart clamping system ensures that the wheel adapter does not bind and can rotate absolutely freely. The high-quality, high-precision ball-bearings used in the wheel adapter are de-greased and lightly oiled for ultra-fine wheel rotation, helping to identify even the smallest inaccuracies of the tire balance.