Panther tires have released these T157 MT38 Series Gator tires which are designed to fit Losi 8ight T wheels as well as other 38 series wheels. Sold in both soft and medium soft compounds, they weigh in at 122g each and are 2.5″ wide and 5.5″ in diameter.
SMC Europe have today announced that top International electric R/C racer Jilles Groskamp from the Netherlands has signed up to use their products. With an impressive list of race results, like 2-times Snowbirds winner, multiple A-finalist at European and World Championships as well as many other wins, Jilles was looking for the best batteries with maximum power and found them at SMC. Jilles leaves behind Trinity with whom he parted company at the end of the summer and had tried Checkpoint for the IIC but now seems to have settled on the SMC brand.
Our site sponsors Team Magic have released the first pictures of their latest 200mm touring car, the G4RS. We wrote briefly about this car at the end of October when it was first announced and as you can see from the feature list below, it does sport quite a few changes over their previous, European Championship winning, G4 and G4+. The main changes are a new narrow chassis, new rear end, different internal ratio, new shock absorbers, new 2-speed gearbox as well as a number of other upgrades to aid performance and durability.
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A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Over RC report from the HPI/Orion Cup Touring Classic – Link [overrc.com]
> RB Products report from the GP de Pierrefeu – Link [rbproducts.com]
> Mirage Hoover Up at Rug Racers – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Jared Tebo wins at the Nitro Cross World Champs – Link [neo-buggy.com]
> Report from Off-road Indoor Race XZ – Link [teamxray.com]
> Nicholas Zachariades is 2007 Cyprus 1:10 National Champion – Link [serpent.com]
> LRP wins IIC TC Mod Rubber and TC Mod Foam classes – Link [lrp.cc]
As we have published several times before, including an in depth report from the World Championships in Argentina, Shepherd Micro Racing will release their latest 1/8th scale, the Velox, very soon.
After an extensive test stage Shepherd are proud to offer a sophisticated and well-engineered product soon. It was always important for us to develop a model that suits both the hobby driver and the pure competition racer. The potential of this car has already been on both a national and international setting with a 3rd and a 4th place obtained by Robert Pietsch at this years Lostallo and Grenoble EFRA GPs. Also at the European Championship in Lostallo Robert just missed out on the final with an 11th place, while at the World Championship in Cordoba he also just missed the final, placing 15th overall due to being bumped from the track while in third position in his semi-final. The biggest success so far however has been the victory of Robert Pietsch and the 6th place of Patrick Schäfer at the 2007 German 1/8th scale National Championships.
K-Factory, the option parts wing of Team Magic, have released the first after market parts for the very new TM E4 190mm EP touring car. First up is an alloy middle top deck mount which increases strength to this area in the event of a crash as well as reduce chassis flex for improved tuning abilities and cornering performance. Next up is a new aluminium middle shaft mount that replaces the standard plastic part and is designed to improve durability, performance and looks of your E4. The aircraft quality 7075 aluminium is machined to perfect tolerances and provides increased transmission efficiency thanks to reduced flexing during high load acceleration.
Japanese Motonica importer and after market parts producer Team Honest have released this one way axle for the Italian company’s P8.0R 1/8th scale. The strong but lightened axle sports a metal 24T front pulley which is said to increase the life of the front belt as well as prolonging the life of the pulley itself. The axle is fitted with quality oneway bearings that are tightly pressed into the axle and ensure that all the power is consistently delivered to the front one way axles.
We received this report from the first race in the 2008 Israeli League for 1/8 scale buggy that took place last weekend at the Farm 07 race track near Ashdod. This was the first race of eight that are scheduled to be run in the 2008 Israeli Season with the 6 best out being counted. Top drivers all over the country, North and South participated the event and it was Yaniv Sivan that claimed the TQ after qualifying but a clutch problem in the Semis cause him to lose his place in the Final.