Last weekend saw the annual Oktoberfest Cup run at the Turkheim track, and is considered as the final race in the 1/8th scale season for a lot of drivers in this region. This years event saw Mugen racer Erik Dankel, racing the new MRX-4X, take the pole position in qualifying ahead of his brother Jan, but due to an unfixable problem caused to his car he withdrew and gave the position to the next driver. In the final Erik won easily ahead of team mates Norbert Mayrhofer in 2nd and Markus Stegmann in 3rd.
Upgrade RC continue to come up with great ways to personalise your RC gear, with the release of these Radio wheels for your transmitter. Made from a durable injection molded plastic, these dish wheels are a great replacement for your standard radio wheel giving more grip for more control. Suitable for the Futaba 3PK and the Airtronics M11, all wheels come with a decal sheet with 4 disc decals, and these decals are available in 5 different colour combinations.
Novak have announced that they are doubling its Velociti motor series to complement all types of driving style. Novak’s new Velociti Light Brushless Motor series offers a different feel to Velociti by providing slower acceleration and softer braking power. The Light motors excel in challenging off-road and paved tracks, and offer exquisite control and there are now five motors now included in the Light series: a 3.5L, 4.5L, 5.5L, 6.5L, 7.5L.
Team Losi have released this Lithium charge converter which allows you to run Lithium batteries for more power and longer run times without having to buy an expensive Lithium charger. This converter will allow you to charge a Lithium battery with a charger you already own, just plug a Lithium battery into the charge converter, select the cell type and confirm the number of cells, adjust the charger to the correct output, plug it into the charger and start charging. The converter allows you to use a nickel-based charger to charge Lithium-based batteries. No need to buy an expensive LiPo charger.
Dutch manufacturer Corally have announced the release of two new branded bags, one hauler bag and one transmitter bag. The black hauler bag features two external side pockets and one internal pocket and the sides sport the Team Corally logo in red. Included is a cardboard frame for stability and three storage boxes with plastic grips, while the overall bag is 51 x 25 x 45cm. The transmitter bag, which is designed to match the Hauler Bag, fits all standard radios, while the inside features a pocket to carry your spare crystals and other accessories.
Calandra Racing Concepts have released a high performance, low cost, touring car foam tire for the racing market called Race Cuts, which are a 27 mm wide touring car tire mouted on CRC’s 51 mm dished wheel. This new tire offers a performance based larger diameter wheel (51 mm instead of 49 or 50) with a 27 mm width so its suitable for all the current touring cars and while the rules now allow the wheel to be 53 mm, a rim this large forces a very small side wall making the tire a one or 2 run tire at best. The new TC Race Cuts come trued to 58 mm in diameter and are available in 2 compounds, magenta and a split double purple/magenta.
If you’re serious about your gas racing, and own lots of gas powered cars, then save yourself a bundle with these new fuel tube rolls from Fastrax. Available in 4 different colours – blue, red, yellow and clear, they come in 15 meter lengths, which should keep you going for quite some time.
Hudy have released this thin, narrow, extra-high-strength fibre-reinforced tape for securing batteries in the chassis of electric touring cars. Eliminates the need for fixed battery brace systems reducing weight. Sold in rolls of 50m length, it features a stylish black finish. This special and unique tape is not widely available on the public market and as such is a hot item to have for any serious racer.