With the 2nd round of the Much More sponsored European Touring Series in just over 2 weeks (14th – 16th of March) in Vejle Denmark, the organizers have announced that due to the great durability of the Much More Sweep control tire, the Modified class racers will now only be supplied with 2 sets, not 3 as previously stated. This will of course be reflected in the entry cost, which has been reduced from EUR100 to EUR80, and will also include a great t-shirt, the design of which we will show you soon. Pro Stock class entry will stay at EUR 100 but includes 2 sets of Sweep tires, the t-shirt and the fantastic Team Checkpoint Money 19T Spec motor. Finally, to encourage new racers, Scotty Ernst has revealed that they will run a Stock class, with racers able to use their own Stock 27 Turn Motor, a great way of letting newcomers experience a world class event. Entry fee will be EUR 30 and will include 1 set of Much More hand out tires and the event T shirt.
Do you want to race against some of the World’s top touring car racers, while being commentated on by the legendary Scotty Ernst, in a fun and friendly, yet professional racing atmosphere then be sure to get your entry in for round 2 of the ETS by going here.
Find out more about the ETS Series by going to the official site.
GRP have announced their new line up of air filters for use on both on road and off road cars. First thing you will notice is that each air filter set is supplied in an orange plastic box, with the on road version supplied with 5 foam air filters and oil, while the buggy filter is supplied with 12 filters and 2 bottles of special oil. Made from high quality material, these parts are low priced as they are meant to be replaced often.
The 16th installment in the Xray column from Xray owner and chief designer Juraj Hudy is now online. In this months column, Juraj talks about the development of the company’s new XB808 1/8th scale buggy, which was shown for the first time at the toy fair in Germany a few weeks ago.
To improve steering and handling in bumpy conditions, I decided to use the suspension concept that has been used for ages in 1/10 electric off-road cars… the “zero kingpin” design. This design seems to work in the 1/8 buggy scale as well and the first prototypes were created for testing. Zero kingpin suspension gives more precise steering and handling in the corners as the steering keeps the same angle no matter if the suspension is up or down, and as such when running through bumps in corner the steering will not change as much as on regular C-hub suspension used previously and the handling of the car will improve significantly.
Serpent are reporting on last weekends Corally Thunderdays that took place at Geilenkirchen in Germany where it was brothers Yannic and Bjorn Prumper driving Serpent S400s that took a 1-2 in the Modified class. On Saturday Björn set the fastest time of the weekend and also set a new track-record, however Yannic could not at first match his brother’s times but the reason for this was later discovered, a broken front end of his chassis plate. After replacing the damaged chassis Yannic’s lap times improved dramatically and this allowed him to join his brother in the final. Overtaking Corally driver Lars Treder for 2nd position early in the final, Yannic followed his brother for the rest of the race, which saw Bjorn take the win from Yannic in 2nd and Treder in 3rd.
It seems every company has their own set of tools and Hot Bodies are the latest to bring their new line to market. Similar to the design of the Mugen range of tools, the HB versions have black anodised easy grip handles, sport the Hot Bodies logo and they are sold in 3 different diameters, depending on the size of the tip. Available in a range of the most used hex tips and screw drivers, these tools will be used by the factory team from this year onwards. Also new from HB for the Cyclone is a new ball differential, that comes supplied with 3mm ceramic balls and the stronger 2.6mm diff screw as standard. There is also aluminium diff halves to replace the steel versions on the ball differential, these hard coated parts are supplied with 2 plastic drive shaft blades.
Speed Passion have released the 2nd generation of their competition series brushless motors. Featuring a new design for enhanced power band and higher performance, the new lightweight design helps improve the balance of your car while an improved torque design give higher efficiency. The motors sport a new titanium grey colour and a neat, easy to understand, timing advance decal on the motors back plate. Available in 2.5T, 3.5T, 4.0T, 4.5T, 5.5T and 6.5T.
Made in collaboration with Much More in Korea, HPI Racing have announced the release of this new charger, for some reason called Patrick. Powered by mains supply or alternatively from a 12V DC source, this charger works with 1 – 14 NiCd and NiMh cells and 1 – 6 LiPo cells. Featuring the usual adjustments you find in a high end charger, it has a charging and discharging range of 0.1A ~ 6A and has a temperature based cut off system. As with the Much More system, there is an additional docking station sold for the charger that allows you to connect a number of other items that require specific leads, such as transmitter and receiver packs.
Edit have released this hard coated 48-pitch aluminium pinion gear, set to reduce rotating weight from your drive train. Hard coated for long wear, this 18-tooth pinion gear weighs just 1.1g, 72% lighter than a standard pinion gear. Includes an M3 grub screw for attaching to your motor, plus a small Edit logo decal sheet for customizing your bodyshell and gear.