Team Associated and CML Distribution have announced that European Junior Champion, and winner of this years Kyosho Masters, Elliott Boots has signed to race the RC8 in 2008. Elliott has a long standing association with CML and this is an extension of that relationship. When Elliott arrived at CML today to sign his contract he had this to say.
I cant wait to get racing the RC8, I have seen Neil Cragg take the title this year and new I had to get my hands on one!
We received a report from the Schumacher Cup 2007 hosted by the Aarhus RC Randers and Randers Hobby Import (importer of Schumacher products) and held in the sports arena Vejlby Risskov Hallen in Aarhus. In the Stock/beginner class it was local youngster Frederik Larsen who was very fast with his Schumacher car from the beginning the of the day and was followed by Brian Lage and female driver Emma Lundgreen in the qualifying rounds. Electronic problems put Mads Madsen in to fourth spot after qualifying, but he had a better performance the A-finals and was able to put pressure on Frederik Larsen, but Frederik was able to keep his pace and won two out of the three finals to take the win ahead of Mads Madsen in 2nd and Brian Lage in 3rd.
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Tamiya have released details about their new 190mm EP Touring car, the TRF416 which we showed you pre production images of previously. Designed for use with control tires and brushless motors, the car is optimised for this configuration and to be easy on the tires. The width of the bulkheads have been adjusted to optimise the roll qualities in the front and rear of the car while the motor was repositioned to help raise traction. The carbon fiber upper deck is now also thicker, up to 2.25mm thick from 2mm, for different cornering characteristics.
More new products from Team Losi with the release of this RC Diaper/Carrier for the racer who likes to keep things clean. The “Diaper” features a rubberized leak proof pouch with an elastic edge that secures itself high around your 1/8 buggy, 1/10 scale truck or sedan, while the natural bag structure that encompasses the model collects and retains any debris or mess that falls off keeping it from messing your car, carpet, or house. Best of all there are sturdy carrying straps attached with a Velcro closure that allows you to carry your model effortlessly while keeping it level, allowing you to carry additional items at the same times without the risk of making a mess accidentally.
Team Losi have released a number of new bags for racers of their products including a back pack, duffle bag and a hauler bag. The back pack has been purpose designed and built to use it for mini cars, transmitter, and tires or just about anything that you want to keep secure and easily accessible. The duffle bag is a large utility bag for all your RC equipment such as cars, tires, parts boxes, or about anything you need to haul will fit comfortably into this quality constructed duffle. And finally there is the new Pit Roller bag whose design allows you to categorize and store your RC gear in one of the heavy duty internal boxes for easy transport to and from the track and once there, the bag can either sit on its back rails allowing easy access to all of the internal storage boxes. There are ball bearing equipped wheels to make long hauls easy and security straps that double as handles for loading and unloading into you car.
Team Losi have released this new Pit Mat which they say offers unequalled protection for your table top or pit bench while working on your electric or nitro vehicles. The rugged leak resistant nylon material can be easily wiped off and cleaned with normal cleaners. The exclusive non-slip backing helps prevent the Pit Mat from sliding on the table top and the large size allows you to keep your tool box and spare parts safe from dirt and damage.
Ultimate Racing first introduced its off road clutch system 4 years ago, and it was used by Miguel Matias to win his 1/8 off-road European Championship. Now with the introduction of the Compak, the standard clutch has been improved with a smaller diameter of the flywheel of 34 mm and this allows it to be fitted into nearly all current buggy models, Hong Nor, Mugen, Kyosho, HoBao, Crono and Xray.