Hudy have just released this versatile Flywheel Tool which is an all-in-one tool for nitro car engines and works as a flywheel holder, a tool for measuring clutch gap and finally a clutch bell holder for changing pinions. CNC-machined from Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, the tool has been hardcoated for long life and the highest durability and is an essential piece of kit for any gas racer.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Serpent report on the Dalton Touring Master race – Link [serpent.com]
> New Team Magic product site for the M1B Turbo – Link [teammagic.com.tw]
> Some new pictures of the Team Associated B44 – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Traxxas REVO Dominates ROAR Truck Nationals – Link [rc411.com]
> 2007 Australian 1/8 Nitro Buggy Speedway Championships – Link [rubeduderc.com]
> Photos of the Mario Tuned Boss B12-TCT – Link [pitwork.co.kr]
We received a full report from the Hereford Micro Open event that took place two Sundays ago on the 12th August and which had some of the UK’s best micro off road racers in attendance. The track was a challenging mixture of rumble strips, polished floor drift sections, small kicker jumps, bumpy gym mats, a HUGE 45’ wall ride and equally big table top jump right in front of the rostrum! The track would certainly test car setup and drivers abilities.
Some more new items from Edit RC, first up is the release of this handy 3-in-1 overnight wall charger for nitro racers that charges all 3 of your essential items in one go. The charger features LED Indicators to show connected components and is supplied with two charging jacks for different transmitters. Also new from Edit RC are these really handy fuel tubing holders which are sold in packs of 5 and help keep your nitro car or truck neat and the fuel tubing out of the way.
Edit RC have released these high-quality, CNC-machined, aluminum touring car shock absorbers which come pre-assembled with a 55mm length, perfect for replacing the stock plastic or friction shocks on your car. For convenient mounting, the shocks are fitted with pivot balls that swivel in plastic shock ends while a longer shock shaft end is included for cars that need longer shocks. Sold in pairs the shocks feature clip-on ride height adjusters and are supplied with a general purpose shock spring, but the shocks will also fit all standard size shock springs.
Serpent have a report online from the 3rd round of the South African 1/8th and 1/10th scale Nationals held at the very large Durban track recently. In qualifying it was Mike Wiseman all the way, taking the TQ with his Serpent 720 and 960 respectively continuing his dominant form from the first 2 rounds of the National series. In the 1/10th scale race it was a great dice between Mike Wiseman and Travis Carlyle, as they fought for the win with Wiseman eventually coming out on top. Finishing 2nd, Carlyle now leads the Championship with one round to go while another local youngster, Shaun White, rounded off the podium in 3rd. The 1/8th scale was fought out at a furious pace with four drivers contesting the lead, with Mike Wiseman, Hein Kotze, Jacques Liebenberg and Wayne Joelson never more than a few seconds apart. At the 20-minute mark, Kotze and Joelson came in to change tyres, which saw them lose time on Wiseman and Liebenberg who opted to run the full distance on one set. Liebenberg eventually dropped back a bit, giving Wiseman the win by over a lap at the end of the 45 minute final from Joelson in 2nd and Liebenberg 3rd.
KM Racing have contacted us to show use their latest new products, these new bearing sets for the Xray NT1. Available in steel and ceramic ball versions, they features rubber seals on both sides of the bearings and have lubricant and anti rusting oil pre applied. Sold in packs of 12 the bearings are size 10x16x4mm.
Xenon have announced the successor to their high performance race proven VS-1 micro-miniature speed controller, with the release of the VSS. A high specification controller, and only weighing in at 20 grams without the wires, the user can adjust drive frequency, throttle curve, punch control and brake adjustment. The controllers case has been made from aluminium for excellent heat dissipation while the entire box has been sealed to prevent dirt and other non welcome substances getting into the controller, making it perfect for off road racers.