Much More have released information about their new AC DC version of the Silent Charger Platinum. The Silent Charger Platinum is a state of the art microprocessor based charger/discharger system for rechargeable R/C batteries. The Silent Charger is switching type and can fully charge 1 to 14 cells of Ni-MH and Ni-Cd at a digitally adjustable ampage up to a maximum of 6 amps, using peak detection and temperature limit methods, while it can also charge up to 5 cells of Lithium batteries.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Tamiya TRF415 MSXX Marc Rheinard edition – Link [tamiya.com]
> Xray UK Challenge 1/8 Off-road & Truggy – Link [teamxray.com]
> Himoto Professional Nitro Powered Starter Box – Link [himotoracing.com]
> CML / Microtech Racing Carpet Thrashnal Rd1 – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Team Magic G4S Wins Korean Kyosho Cup – Link [teammagic.com.tw]
> Zachariades closes in on Cyprus National title – Link [serpent.com]
> X-factory and 2LB-racing are French Champion 2007 – Link [2lb-racing.com]
> Maxim Claes wins final Belgian 1:10 ecounter – Link [serpent.com]
Kyosho were in touch to let us know that their team driver Kelby Roberts, along with teammates Chris Systma, Mark Christman, and Max Flurer, have won the 2nd Annual Burndown Enduro at Wolcott Hobbies in Wolcott, CT. Driving an Inferno 777 WC Edition buggy and the new Inferno ST-RR truck, the team took top honors in both the buggy and truck classes without a single mechanical issue during the combined five hours of driving.
We are a little late with this news, as we were busy in Argentina, but Associated was in contact to let us know that Jason Ashton has joined their team. The 2004 ROAR 1/8th National Champion and IFMAR World Championship A-main finalist will campaign the Factory Team RC8 on the U.S. National and International racing circuit. Ashton brings a balance of experience and desire to the already lethal force that is the Associated 1/8th Racing Team. When asked why Ashton found racing for Team Associated so appealing he had this to say
When I analyzed all the teams, vehicles and companies, Team Associated continued to rise to the top. I’m racing for what I feel is the complete package. I am excited to have their support and to be a part of their Team.
Look for Ashton to debut his RC8 at the upcoming IFMAR World Championships Warm-Up at The Farm2 in late October and then on to the Nitro Pit for the Nitrocross Invitational.
Team Orion have introduced the next chapter in the award winning line of LiPo batteries with the release of the 3600mAh Race Spec LiPo. Taking their industry leading safety and interface, they have stepped up the performance by increasing both the capacity and C rating and placed it all in a brand new case shape giving the customer yet another option when making the forward leap to LiPo.
Kawada have released some details of their latest roject, the M300GT, which is still in the concept stage at this moment. From what we can figure out, it features a 210mm wheelbase and is essentially a long wheel base 1/12th scale that appears to take 6 cell stick packa and will also kitted out with the company’s new 1/12th scale bodies. Expect it to be released in mid December, we will give you more details as we get them.
We received this report from the first round of the Florida Off Road State Series that saw Florida’s best gather in Bartow, FL. With just under 190 entries, Mugen/OS/JConcepts dominates the race with a TQ and win in both 1/8 Scale Buggy and 1/8 Scale Truck.
Trinity have announced the release of these new EP4600 matched cells, which are available in a number of configurations and come assembled or loose. The EP cells are a more robust cell which excels with its actual on track performance and is designed to not fall apart under high amp loads seen during actual racing conditions. Our team racers who tried them say they out perform the numbers on the track and last more than a couple of chargers like some other batteries.