LRP have announced the release of a number of new additions to their VTEC LiPo range, including this massive 8000mAh 7.4V pack. Also releasing a 5300mAh 7.2V pack and a 1300mAh 11.1V pack, these new packs offer extremely high capacity, an unbelievable 25C discharge rate and less weight than standard NiMH or NiCd batteries. Featuring a soft casing, each pack comes complete with power plug and a balancer port.
Some news from earlier in the week that saw Jamie Corrado confirmed as joining the Twister Tire USA team, having been a part of Twister since September. Jamie is a well known racer in the northeast part of the country and will be Twister’s liaison for that area. His achievements include winning the 2006 Great Lakes Challenge, he was a 2007 Winternats finalist and winner of the 2007 I-95 Showdown. This announcement follows on from the recent signing of DJ Apolaro (shown above right) to the same team.
Xray have a brief report on their site from the second LRP Islikon Masters held last weekend in Switzerland. The qualification rounds on Sunday saw Sacha Lnenicka TQ ahead of his Xray team mate and brother Ronny in 2nd place with Serpent racer Markus Geisendorf in 3rd. The finals were dominated by Sacha and he managed to win all three finals with Ronny ending up in 2nd, with Geisendorf taking the last podium spot in 3rd.
Mirage Japan have released a number of new pre made electric packs under the name Climax. Available in 4200mAh, 3300mAh and 2400mAh, these 7.2V stick packs come pre wired with Tamiya style plugs and are great for a range of applications from drifting to club level racing.
JConcepts have extended and improved their line up of tools with the introduction of some new nut drivers and other tools. Following on from the initial release of their hex drivers, JConcepts have now added a new selection of imperial and metric sized nut drivers to their range. Featuring multi coloured lightweight machined aluminium handles, they come in 3/16″, 1/4″, 11/32″ & 3/8″ as well as 5.5mm, 7.0mm, 8.0mm. Also new in the range is a phillips head screw driver, a flat head screw driver and an exhaust spring tool, all sporting a blue anodised handle. The company’s original standard wrench set, featuring .050″, 1/16″, 5/64″, 3/32″, 2.5mm tips as well as the metric set, with 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm tips, has also been updated and improved.
Xray have a report on their site from driver Soeren Boy Holst on the 2nd round of the Danish Touring Car Championships that was held last weekend at the Broendby Racing Club close to the capital Copenhagen. Modified qualifying saw the pole position go to the Xray driver Holst in front of 2nd place Corally racer Jonas Kaerup and Martin Lissau for Xray in 3rd. In the finals it was 2 wins for Holst to take the overall win despite having some clashes in the 2nd final he could still wrap up the win with 1 final left. The 2nd place went to Kaerup with Emil Rath ending the day in 3rd, just ahead of Lissau.
JConcepts have introduced their new small racing bag, a compact multi-purpose equipment bag that can be used for about any of your R/C needs. Its design and proportions allow you to store and transfer just about any combination of compact R/C equipment you desire. There is enough room for a 1/10 scale buggy or touring car as well as room for radio gear, tools, tires, or various other R/C gear. This racing bag has the JConcepts logo printed, on each end as well as the sides and top. The front-load Velcro design combined with composite inner liner allow for easy access to all drawers individually. Additionally, two composite drawers with divider make the inner workings of the JConcepts racing bag nothing short of spectacular for the organize minded racer. When assembled, the bag is 18”L x 14″H x 12″W.
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Pro Line have introduced some new items this month starting with the release of the Crowd Pleazer 2 for the HoBao Hyper 8 / 8.5. The Crowd Pleazer 2.0 is certain to provide racers with the groundb reaking design cues they demand in a body and incorporates ultra-low styling, original bodylines, and functionality to bring you the latest in high performance race technology. Also new from Pro Line is the announcement that the Bow Tie pattern is now available in their range of Low Profile Race (LPR) truggy tire range.