CS Electronics, from Germany, have been in touch to inform us about their new F.1 Digital Setup scales that allows you to accurately check and adjust the tweak of your car. Essentially 4 digital weighing scales brought together, each wheel has its own blue back lit display showing the weight on each corner, with a max weight of 2kg per wheel and 6kg overall. The scales come in their own carrying case and are available now for 339 Euros.
Japan Hong Kong based KM Racing have released some great new performance parts for the new Xray NT1 200mm. First up is this high performance 2mm steel ventilated brake disk which provides excellent stopping power, even under the toughest of conditions, and which is also suitable for a wide range of other cars too. Also from KM Racing is the release of two different 2.5mm thick carbon plates for both the front and rear body mounts, to be used in place of the body stays that come as standard with the car. The front plate also sports a hole to mount your transponder.
Just over a week ago we showed you the new fleece from Edit RC and now to follow that up they have announced the release of their new Polo Shirt. Made from a tough breathable fabric, this heavyweight cotton shirt features a soft collar, while to show your support for Edit, the logo has been embroidered on the left chest.
Last weekend saw the second round of the Danish 1/10 EP Off-Road championship take place at the RC Minirace track in Odense. The 2WD class was dominated by guest star, former European Champion Jonas Kaerup, who took the pole position after qualifying and went on to win 2 of the 3 finals to take the overall win, with 2nd place going to Lars Alex Jensen while in 3rd position was Christer Rasmussen. In the 4WD class it was Yokomo driver Palle Hornum who was the man to beat winning 2 finals for the overall ahead of Losi driver Kim Nielsen in 2nd position while Ulrich Rasmussen put his Kyosho into 3rd place. In the stock class the man to beat was local youngster Jesper Rasmussen.
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Event tough we wrote about Travis Amezcua joining HB already, we will mention it again because Hot Bodies have only now officially announced his arrival at the company and along with the announcement they have outlined his role at the company.
Travis will be spearheading the Hot Bodies team assault on 1/10th scale and 1/8th scale off-road events around the US, using the new D4 buggy, the 1/8th scale Lightning 2 Evo buggy and Lightning Stadium truggy. Travis brings with him the experience of 6 National Champion titles and 3 A-Main finals at the World Championships. His addition to the HB team is another great step forward for the HB team into the off-road classes. In addition to Team Supervisor, Travis will also be a key factor in the development and testing of Hot Bodies racing products, and provide input for future racing products. Look for Travis and the HB team at upcoming off-roads events!
K Factory, the optional parts wing of Team Magic, have announced the release of some new optional parts for the Team Magic M1B 1/8th scale buggy. First up (above) is a replacement for the original composite servo saver linkage mount, which has been made from aluminium with composite inserts, that increases the strength and durability in this vital area. Also new are some rather cool looking chassis stiffeners, for both the front and the rear of the car, that have been made from aluminium and carbon fibre which are super lightweight and additionally keep the centre of gravity of the M1B as low as possible. And finally is a set of center diff mount stiffening rods, which work with the chassis stiffeners to remove all flex from around the center diff that could reduce the life of the parts in this area.
Last weekend saw the 2nd round of the Danish championship held at the SOS track south of Copenhagen. Qualifying saw Xray racer Peter Harder take the top spot while Hong Nor racer Tim Culmsee lined up 2nd with his brother CEN driver Steffen Culmsee ending up in 3rd. The final saw a close fight between Steffen and Peter for the full 30 minutes with Tim only 5 secinds behind until his engine flamed out dropping him back and giving Steffen the chance to shake Peter of. Pushing hard the CEN driver could break away and take the win, with Peter Harder dropping back to 3rd in the closing stages, allowing Kyosho racer Lars Alex up to 2nd.
HARD Racing, the Taiwanese brand, has announced the release of this rather nice and stylish tool bag. Despite the small size of the HARD Tool Bag, the inside has been designed to hold up to a total of 10 wrenches. Special attention has been paid making the bag as compact as possible to save space while taking extra care that the tools are safely stored. Inside the bag the tools are nicely presented and held securely in place wrapped in holders made out of styrofoam material. The same high quality protective material has been used for the middle part that separates the two sides of the tool bag and the tools from each other to make sure there is no risk of damaging the tools.