We wrote about the new Symbio body shell from RMV back in the beginning of August when it was spotted at the NRW-Cup in Dormagen. Well the T1 version of this shell is now available to buy and is suitable for the Kyosho ST-RR, Xray XT8, Robitronic Mantis long and other similar cars, while in November RMV plan to launch the T2 version which features some adjustments to mounting positions and will be suitable for the Mugen MBX-5T and Jammin X1 CRT.
Japanese company Team AJ have released this carbon fibre servo horn plate for use on 1/8th off road buggies and other similar car. Made from lightweight carbon fibre, the set includes 2 screws to mount it to the standard Sanwa /Airtronics servo horn, and helps strengthen up this part as well as add extra cool factor to your car.
Last weekend saw the Coupe de France for 1/8th scale run at the MRTE circuit near the town of Evry, close to Paris. Qualification saw recently crowned French National Champion Nicolas Guillot take the pole position for Mugen from Kyosho racer Stéphane Riccobono, with Adrien Siegfried in 3rd also for Kyosho. As with the Nationals, there are no direct qualifiers and all racers must take part in the Semi Finals to determine the final starting order and it was Stéphane Bouche that was quickest lining up first for the main final in front of Adrien Siegfried. In the main final it was a good start for Bouche and Siegfried who immediately took the lead however it was Bouche that was to have a coming together with another racer, knocking him out of the lead and down to 3rd behind Siegfried who took over the lead and Guillot who moved up into 2nd. Close to the end of the racer Siegfried also had some troubles which caused him to slow and allowed Guillot through into the lead and to take the win and Bouche up into 2nd, while Siegfried eventually finished 3rd.
Corally have announced that have added a new thread lock and super glue to their product range. The all new Super Glue comes in an improved, and extra large 20 gram bottle, with long spout for easy application and also comes with a needle in the cap to prevent from clogging. The cyanoacrylat glue is an all new super thin compound which offers superior bonding strength and maximum shelf life. The Thread Lock offers secure locking of all screws and nuts on your racing machine and comes in a new large bottle (10 ml) with long spout for easy application. The aluminium coloured PE bottle offers maximum shelf life.
Xray are reporting on the recent 1/8 Off-road Texas State Championship race held at the Toys for Big Boys track in San Antonio. The event was open for both 1/8th scale buggy and truggy and going into the event it was Jason Branham that headed the series points in Expert 1/8 buggy and Jimmy Matsler in Expert Arena truck. Qualifying saw no surprises at the top with Branham and Matsler heading their respective classes going into the finals. The Expert Arena Truck main final saw no mercy from TQ Jimmy Matsler who had a couple of bobbles early but quickly regained form and took control to win the Final, and Texas State Championship title, while Xray team mates Joe Mireless and Wayne Mann finished in 2nd and 3rd. The Expert 1/8th buggy final saw a close battle early on between Xray driver Branham and Caster Racing’s Mike Battaile as well as area local Dave Mangelsdorf driving a Losi 8ight, the former having problems and dropping down the order. Eventually Branham could get his head down and pull out a small gap to take the win, and the State title, in front of Mangelsdorf in 2nd and Hunter Kinsey in 3rd.
CS Electronic from Germany have been in touch to let us know about their new range of pre assembled 7.2V battery packs, called Power Pack. Available in 4000MAh, 3700MAh, 3300MAh and 3000MAh they are made using high quality cells and offer great run times and performance as well as great value for money. All packs have a plastic outer casing and are supplied with a Tamiya type plug.
We have been contacted by the organisers of the Xceed Challenge Cup in the Netherlands to let all our EP Touring Car racing visitors in Europe know about this upcoming event. Held on the new indoor facility from the MACH club in Heemstede, near Amsterdam airport, the race takes place November 24th and 25th this year, and has already attracted a number of quality drivers from around Europe. Entry is currently open and closes on November the 5th so be sure to get your entry in straight away to avoid dissapointment.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> The FF RC Concepts FF’07 1/12th scale – Link [ffrcconcepts.com]
> Detailed tests with the Kawada M300RSX – Link [icchyou.blog.ocn.ne.jp]
> Pictures of the Serpent Proto & CEN ReMatrix buggies – Link [rccaraction.com]