Our site partners Rube Dude are very excited about the new Team Magic M1B, and along with making a very thorough and well written build and review article they have also started testing the new car on the track and above we have the video of the first test in Australia for the new car in the hands of Ben Darley and Ari Bakla.
Red RC would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and successful 2007. We would like to thank everyone for their support so far and look forward to continuing to bring you your daily dose of RC car news again next year.
Diggity Designs, who design, create and sell conversion sets for electric cars, have released images (albeit small ones) of their 2 new products that they will be releasing in 2007. The 3D12 and CD12 as seen above are complete rolling chassis’ and have a totally new rear pivot design, use CRC side springs and have adjustable battery positioning. As you can see there will be a classic battery layout version and an updated mid battery layout version too.
More driver movements, this time its the turn of US RC racing legend Ralph Burch (old pic) to change motor supplier to Team Br00d. Ralph of course continues with Xray, the car his company RC America imports, and will also continue with SMC batteries. The statement from Eddie O of Team Br00d reads:
Team br00d Racing is proud to announce that Multi-Time National Champion Ralph Burch has signed to race Team br00d Racing Motors……Ralph will continue to run SMC batteries. Ralph will be debuting his br00d powered Xray at the Novak race next week….the one and only Garrett Smith will be tuning Ralph’s Checkpoint based modified motors….
Corally have announced that they have signed this years IIC Modified Foam class winner and former Xray racer Mike Blackstock to race for them from 2007 onwards. With Xray dropping international drivers left right and center with their team shake up a while ago there was suddenly a lot of talent seeking rides and Mike seems to have fallen on his feet with this Corally deal.
Team Corally International is pleased to announce the signing of Mike Blackstock for 2007 and beyond. Winner of the 2006 IIC Modified Foam class, Mike will be an excellent addition to the International Corally Team. Mike’s dedication to on track testing and development will be a great asset to develop current and future Corally products.
Parma have dropped their new 1/10th scale 190mm Mohawk Sedan body, designed specifically for carpet racing. Based on the Alfa Romeo it is available in 2 versions, standard and lightweight, and according to Paul Ciccarello of Parma the new body works exceptionally well giving good steering yet is still very easy to drive. Expect to see it in the shops by the new year.
I like when people mod their racing machines especially when they try and tweak an already manufacturer optimised machine so it was great when i was tipped off to this guys Serpent 960 mod. As far as i can work out, this is a weight distribution mod as the creator ‘Got the Grip’ from RC Tech is using a small throttle servo that allows him to move it closer to the tank. He has created a single plate to mount both servos and an AMB personal transponder, although not in the optimal orientation, and has also created a new narrower radio plate too. The only thing that lets it down, besides the photography, is the use of flat head screws, really unforgivable.
The guys over at the RC Pro Series have asked us to post an announcement for their 3 round 2007 Florida Nitro Off-road Series. There is a purse of $1000+ for the Expert class and overall entries are limited to 150 people so get your entry in soon.