Serpent has released these high quality pre glued foam tires for their Formula car, the F180. Providing lots more grip than the original grooved rubber tires that come with the car, these tires have been trued to a much larger and more realistic diameter than standard 1/8th scale foam tires. Available in a variety of shore hardness, the rear tires are 82mm in diameter and the front tires 80mm, and both have been glued on to black plastic wheels to complete the realistic look.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Mirage Racing introduces the new Falcon .21 buggy engine – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Yokomo introduces a 4wd conversion kit for their SD12-TR – Link [teamyokomo.com]
> Team Orion CRF Power engien TQ’s the Euros – Link [mirageracing.com]
> New Novak SS17.5 Pro Brushless motor – Link [rc411.com]
> Another Ferrari based Serpent F180 – Link [serpent.com]
Just a month after we showed you the new Asymetric Cap from RB Concept, out comes a limited edition R3 version of the same cap. Designed for the R3 addicted drivers, this high quality, soft touch asymetric cap celebrates the release of the new RB Concept R3.
According to our partners Neo Buggy, current ROAR National truggy champion Taylor James had a busy week prior to winning last weekends Nationals. Having only recieved his new Jammin truggy just prior to the event, he also made the switch from previous fuel suppliers O’Donnell to new sponsor Werks fuel. This didnt seem to effect him and he went on to win the race and National title with a brand new car and fuel supplier.
More battery news, this time from Japanese brand Velocity Racing who have released this new 5000MAh LiPo pack. The 2 internal cells have been encased in a hard resin and for connecting the battery to your cars electronics the pack features 2 sockets on one end for easy connection. As with all LiPo’s they feature a low internal resistance, give lots of power and this pack is around 60% of the weight of a comparable NiMh Sub-C6 cell type pack.
Reedy have released these new VMX R-42 matched team cells which have been optimised using high-tech equipment designed in house to apply an intense energy pulse to new IB4200 WC edition NiMH cells, with the end results of this exclusive process being reduced internal resistance, increased voltage output, and more power. These enhanced cells are cycled, then power-matched using a 35-amp discharge, a process which eliminates weak cells and those that do not fall within the exclusive percentage that are good enough to be hand selected as Reedy VMX Ultra-Output grade. Reedy VMX cells are packaged in a pack of 6 and come in a compact plastic clamshell that provides full view of each cell’s test data.
Team Associated have released this new and improved chassis protective sheet which protects the bottom of your chassis from scrapes, scratches and wear. Featuring a low-friction surface that lets your car easily slide over obstacles instead of dragging, you simply apply the adhesive side of the sheet to the underside of the chassis and trim. Recommended for electric use only at 6.5 x 18″ (165mm x 458mm) the sheet is large enough to fit most 1:10 scale or smaller chassis’.
Nosram have released this new powerful starter box for starting motors up to a .32 size and can be configured to start any 1/10th or 1/8th scale car thanks to its adjustable wheel fixing and alignment bracket. The single motor is powered by 2 standard 7.2V 6-cell stick packs which deliver enough power to handle even new big block engines on their very first start while a special battery fixing system is ready to accept the 7.2v batteries of your choice with no tools needed to install them. Due to an On/Off-switch at the back of the starter box, the manual disconnection of the batteries is not needed after use. Additionally the Nosram racing starter box includes a magnet to securely hold your small metal parts such as body clips, screws, etc.