Hitec have released this digital servo programmer for use with their 7000 series G2 digital servos called the HFP-20. Also featuring a servo tester, this programmer allows you to set many functions in the servo such as overload protection settings which enables you to shut down the servo if there is too much load current, maximum angle of servo rotation, direction of rotation, servo speed, fail safe settings, end point position, neutral position and more. The servo testing function works with all brands of servos and allows you to test the receiver voltage, servo resolution and other parameters and can be done either manually or using a built in automatic test function.
Exotek Racing have released this foam tire truer arbor for micros and minis, designed to work with any foam tire truer that has an 8mm shaft such as those made by Hudy, Ofna, Corally or Integy. Not only that but the Exotek Micro Arbor is modular in that you select the wheel lock that matches your vehicle having designed 3 different styles to work with many different vehicles and each of the 3 styles are available separately. The blue wheel lock is suitable for the RC18T, RC18B, RC18R, MINI T (front and rear), Mini Slider (front and rear), MINI LST, Mini Inferno and Vendetta, while the yellow wheel lock works with the M18T, M18 PRO, M18 (requires M18 wheel hub) and MICRO RS4 (requires M18 wheel hub) and finally the red wheel lock works with the Scalpel and Recoil.
Jerome Renaux is the 2007 Belgian 1/10th 200mm Champion after a year long battle with rival Nick Cuypers. The Kyosho racer managed to take 3 race wins as well as 2 podium finishes from 6 races and in qualifying he also showed great pace claiming 4 pole postions throughout the season. With Jerome taking the title, it was Serpent racer Nick Cuypers that was 2nd overall with the 3rd spot going to Jonathan Sanza racing a Xray NT1.
We were contacted by the organisers of this years Much More Cup in Thailand to give us details on this great event held on the 14th – 16th of December at the Trang RC Raceway, a world class track situated in Trang city of the mid-southern part of Thailand. The track has excellent facility, whether it is the drivers’ stand, pit area with lights and cleaning area and is located near the city center where there is an abundance of food and entertainments. Trang is one of Thailand’s jewels in terms of natural treasure with its heavenly beaches and waterfalls, which means it is also a place for the family to relax and have a holiday.
Last weekend saw the majority of Europe’s governing bodies for R/C converge in Brussels, Belgium for the annual EFRA AGM to make rule changes and decide on the future direction of the sport. This year didn’t see many major changes to the rules with the exception of the phased introduction of better defined 3 chamber pipes to all forms of gas racing in Europe throughout 2008 as well as the introduction of an indoor 1/10 EP TC European Championships.
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K-Factory have released these new LX Shock Absorbers which have been based on the Team Magic G4S shock and then had almost all of the shock absorber replaced to make sure it met and exceeded strict specification and performance criteria. Said to have performed so well they are now included with the Limited Edition G4+ they are not only smoother and stronger than the original version but also easier to use and are fully compatible with the majority of on-road cars, both gas and electric.
Japanese brand East have released this 200mm touring car body shell based on the Honda Civic. Similar in looks to other bodies already on the market this new shell sports 2 ribs on either side of the car which increase stiffness to the area while at the same time allowing the shell to be very lightweight. Other details include ribs on the bonnet that channel the air over the lowered windsreen and back to the rear wing. The Civic, which has been extensively tested by Central RC, provides the user with very responsive, high grip and well balanced handling characteristics.
The 2007 Italian electric touring car indoor championships were held in Firenze on the last weekend of October and all the top Italian EP racers were out to battle for the title. In qualifying it was Corally racer Sala Federico that claimed the pole position in front of 2nd placed Michele Romagnoli, racing for Xray, in 2nd. After 2 of the 3 finals, it was a win a piece for Federico and Romagnoli with another Xray driver Guido Barbera in 3rd on both occasions. In the 3rd and decisive final there was many lead changes and with 25 seconds to go, the order was Barbera, Romagnoli and Federico but a misplaced marshall caused a crash for Barbera while a closely following Romagnoli had little place to go and also crashed leaving Federico through to take the win and with it the overall title, Romagnoli was 2nd and Barbera ended his day in 3rd.