You gotta love this stuff from Much More, no matter how boring a function they perform, in this case discharging, you just want to have it. The original version of this CTX-D2 discharger and cell matcher was cool enough looking in black but this Andy Moore limited edition version with purple anodising, black background LCD and special edition logo will send your work bench into bling overdrive (if blue is more your colour you can get the Marc Rheinard version). For those of you that actually care what it does before you buy it here are its main functions:
1. 6 single cells can be discharged.
2. Much more accurate discharging rate and voltage reading.
3. A heat sink is attached to resistors for stability.
4. High RPM dual ball bearing fans for cool operation.
5. Perfect protection system against reverse polarity.
6. 5 polarity guide posts to ensure battery pack is inserted correctly.
7. Provides perfect communications with new PC interface.
We were sent an e-mail today, in which contained a statement from US magazine RC Driver that essentially accuses leading US magazine Radio Control Car Action of copying the styling of their magazine and was therefore unfairly trying to confuse potential buyers into buying RCCA. The single design element in question that they claim RC Car Action has effectively stolen from them is the red block at the top of the page in which the magazines name is displayed.
Just a quick post to mention that last weekend the 2006 Tamiya World Championships were held at a large indoor exhibition hall in Shizouka, Japan. The annual event featured many different classes as well as many different nationality of racers, and Japanese website RC Car Trend were there and have results and lots of images from the race which you can view here.
Our partner site RC infos has a brief report on the 1st round of the French 1/12th Nationals that took place at Bonneville last weekend. Pierre-FranÃ§ois Brunet driving an Associated RC12L4 took the win ahead of Corally racer Arnaud Constanty with Mathias Rascol again driving an Associated in third. RC Infos will have the full reportÂ on the event soon, but in the meantime you can check out the top ten results on their site here.
Rumours abound this time of year with manufacturers nearing their final preparations of new products for the upcoming season. Mostly rumours leak out in the form of sightings at private test sessions or team drivers informing friends or simply a case of wishful thinking. In this instance the rumours regarding Xray’s imminent release of a 1/10th 200mm gas car and 1/12th pan car has come from a number of sources and therefore I believe it to be fact.
As was expected Masami Hirosaka who dominated throughout practice and qualifying has won the 2006 Japanese EP Nationals Expert class held at the indoor facility at the Yatabe Arena. Masami, driving a Yokomo MR4-TC won 2 from the 3 finals to secure himself yet another major title. Second place went to Atsushi Hara, driving his Hot Bodies Cyclone, who finished with 2 second positions and a third to confirm his runner up spot with Shinnosuke Adachi, driving a Kyosho, finishing with a fifth, fourth and a third position to claim the final step on the podium.
Buggy-Sport again have some exclusive pre production shots, this time of the new SVM Crono RS03 Truggy. We don’t know anymore about this car other than what we see in these pics but we can assume its just your usual truggy upgrade from the original and successful RS03 buggy.
The Taiwanese racer Scott Yang, driving a GS CL-1, has won the recently held GS cup in Malaysia. The rain affected race meant that the main final was not run and results were based on semi final standings which gifted Yang the win with Ah M driving a Hong Nor in second and David Lim with a Kyosho in third.
Around 70 drivers who came from Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia and Singapore attended this great events. The weather was not stable due to the raining season. Some rounds were even finished in the mud and water…
You can read the full report and view more pictures here.