Following on from the release of the updated Turbo version of the M1B buggy from Team Magic, the Taiwanese company have announced the release of a US edition of the car to help it break into the Amercian market. New features include updated front and rear gearbox, steering block carrier, fuel tank, new bevel gears, strenghtened whishbones and the inclusion of lots of K-Factory parts as standard.
The 4th round of the BRCA 1/12th scale Nationals was held last weekend at the Tamworth track and in qualifying for Saturday’s 19T turn event it was Chris Kerswell that claimed the TQ spot ahead of Andy Griffiths in 2nd. In the final, a coming together at the start knocked Griffiths out of contention and Mick Farrell took off after the then leader Kerswell and eventually got passed, but he too fell out of contention and this left Keith Robertson to come from 5th on the grid to take the win. In the modified class there were no surprises with Andy Griffiths taking the TQ and in the final he managed pull away and take the win, giving him his 4th in a row and enabling him to wrap up the modified title with his HB Cyclone 12.
Reedy have announced that the powerful Flash modified motor has been re-invented with updated materials and new winds suitable for today’s hottest R/C vehicles. Drifting and rock crawling require the right power band for precise drivability – and Reedy delivers! A new 19T motor is perfect for hardcore drifters while a 55T rock crawling motor guides you to the top of the course with precision control. The original range of winds suitable for 1/10 buggies, trucks, and touring cars are still available. Because these economically priced machine-wound motors are based on high quality championship winning components, they are the perfect alternative to higher priced hand wound and brushless modified motors. The components and construction of the Flash make it perfect for competition or as a powerful update for your RTR.
Xray have a report from the 2nd round of the CML Badlands Challenge that was held recently at the DRT Track. Some 70 racers urned up on the frosty morning for the race and after qualifying it was Clayton Collins that claimed the overall TQ for the buggy class. In the race however it was Kyosho racer Tommy Chung that took the overall win from his Kyosho team mate Sam Taylor in 2nd with 3rd spot going to series leader Brenn Ralls, racing for Xray.
Reedy have introduced the new IB4600, treated and matched using the Reedy VMX Concept, which produces a racing pack capable of powering winners at all levels of competition. Even more impressive is the increased durability and reliability incorporated into this high output package. The VMX process begins by applying an intense energy pulse to new IB4600 NiMH cells using high-tech equipment designed in house by our engineering staff. The end results of this exclusive process are reduced internal resistance, increased voltage output and more power. These enhanced cells are cycled, then power-matched using a 35-amp discharge. This process eliminates weak cells and those that do not fall within the exclusive percentage that are good enough to be hand selected as Reedy VMX R-46 grade.
HARD Racing have announced details of 2 new new NiMH battery packs, a 7.2V stick pack and a 6V receiver pack. The 3300mAh stick pack uses the latest high quality cells for extreme duration, voltage and reliability and have been thoroughly tested by HARD. to produce the ultimate stick pack battery. Built with high quality silicone wire and plug it’s finished in HARD’s trademark colours of black, silver and green. Also new is a receiver pack with 1500mAh cells and each HARD receiver battery pack is examined by this industry’s highest standard Competition Electronics Turbo 35 GFX charger to make sure that each pack can generate the best performance.
Kyosho have released details of the KT-18 transmitter, the radio that will be used to control the new range of 2.4GHz Mini-Z cars. Allowing up to 40 different channels, its extremely easy to pair up your transmitter and Mini-Z and has been ergonomically designed making it easy to hold. The radio takes only 4 AAA cells to power it, making it well balanced and very light. Features include end point adjustment, digital trims, rubber aerial with angle adjustment and best of all one transmitter can be paired with multiple cars.
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Hot Bodies have announced the upcoming release of 2 new additions to the Moore-Speed range of body shells. The C-Class bodyshell features fantastic all-around downforce for a solid performance at all tracks and is tuned for low-drag, high downforce aerodynamics. It’s been track-tested for balanced front to rear feel and is great for all types of racing. The Alfa 159 bodyshell gives you increased steering performance for enhanced turning, especially on high-grip surfaces, perfect for racers looking out for maximum force and aggressive steering. Both bodyshells have all the standard features of every Moore-Speed bodyshell: crystal-clear polycarbonate plastic, clear overspray film, realistic vinyl decals, clearly marked cut lines, high-downforce rear wings, cleverly moulded aerodynamic tweaks and IFMAR-standard markings.