Red RC isnt the build and review type of site, we like to just carry product and racing news and other interesting bits but we always make an exception for when oOple does a build and review article, they are the absolute best you can get. This time round Jimmy has built the all new Tamiya TRF 501X and as usual he has gone into all the fine details and pictured everything along the way and then compared it to other similar cars on the market, not only all that but he has thrown in an interview with team driver Hubert HÃ¶nigl too.
Just check it out here and while your there check out the TrakPower 4900mah LiPo review too.
Serpent have released the updated version of their ZX21 DSII, the DSII+. Featuring and updated combustion chamber and piston, the new motor allows more consistent tuning as well better reving thanks to the smaller contact between the piston and the liner. The engine has the same part number as the previous DSII and is available now.
Taylor Peterson showed he was the class of the field by winning both the buggy and truggy class at last weekend US Indoor Gas Champs. Held in one of the largest indoor arenas in Utah, the Kyosho racer easily won the buggy final by 2 laps ahead of 2nd place finisher and TQ man Gary Guest with Ronnie Gardner finishing 3rd. In the truggy class it was a bit closer but Peterson still had an 11 second buffer over 2nd place Gary Guest with Ryan McCrery 2 laps further back in 3rd.
Multiple Spanish champion and European Championship finalist, Carlos Peracho has left Serpent to sign for Team Xray to race the NT1. Carlos has strong links to both manufacturers through his family distribution company that imports both lines into Spain and after many years driving for the Dutch manufacturer has decided on a change. Despite moving to Xray in the 1/10th class, Carlos will continue to race Serpent in the 1/8th scale class.
Coming to XRAY I was surprised and doubly shocked. First when I first saw the whole facility/factory and the world’s most unique and best racing facility, and then second after seeing and testing the NT1. I have many years’ experience with nitro touring cars and I just could not believe how quickly I was able to improve my best lap times using the NT1.
Neo Buggy are reporting that 2004 ROAR National 1/8th scale off road Champion has signed to race for Spanish manufacturer Sidorf. Jason was in Spain last week testing the car and to sign a 2 year deal to race and promote the Sidorf brand in the USA, where it is still a relative unknown.
Peak Racing have released their new PowerFlo voltage enhanced Intellect (IB) cells, the same type of cells that won last years World 1/12th title in the hands of David Spashett. Continual updates to the PowerFlo voltage enhancement process, and increased discharge rates during testing ito 35 amps, to more realistically portray actual racing conditions, have made these cells some of the best you can get.
Team versions contain the cream-of-the-crop cell with maximum run time and voltage with low internal resistance. HV (high voltage) versions feature lower run times, but are perfect for stock, 19-turn, and spec class racing due to their very high voltage coupled with minimum internal resistance.
Our friends at the RC Pro Series have asked us to announce this upcoming promotional slot on Race Talk Live to promote the Homestead Miami Fuel Challenge.
Doug McNeely from Serpent USA will be the guest on the RC Pro segment of Race Talk Live Wednesday night at 8:40pm eastern time. Doug and Carlton will discuss the upcoming Homestead Miami Fuel Challenge. Call in questions are welcome and encouraged. Use the buddy name RCRadio2006 for AOL and on Yahoo Messenger. Send emails to the crew at email@example.com or call the TRD Hobbies Hot Line (1-877-899-RACE ). Listen live on Wednesday night www.racetalklive.com
Doug McNeely works in Serpent USA and is also heavily involved in team matters and Carlton Eppes runs the RC Pro Series so if you have any questions please send them in, it should be an interesting discussion.
Murnan Modified Motors have released their latest beast, the hand modified Team Orion Wasp 12 CRF. Famous for hand tuning motors, Uriah Murnan has gotten his hands on this already very quick motor and did some great work to it. The engine now has more torque, more power, and much crisper throttle response, while maintaining very good fuel consumption. The crankshaft has also been lightened and reshaped to maximize power and efficiency.
You can view more pictures of the engine here… content