Xray have released this new 370 Supersize Micro Motor for their M18 range of cars. Claiming a 30% increase in performance this new motor features a manually epoxy balanced armature, special noise filter, pre-installed wires and is factory pre-assembled with surface-mount capacitor circuit board (no capacitors to solder).
We got notification of an event for the RC Pro Series that takes place in March at the Homestead Miami Speedway in Florida. This is at the real Indycar track and what is cool about this event, besides it being open to all racers, is that it will take place during the actual Indycar event that is run at this track. So as well as getting to race your own car you get a great side show too.
Something of interest to our US readers, or at least those that still take part in ROAR sanction events. The US governing body, ROAR, have made their updated 2007 rulebook available to download from their site.
Among the welcome changes are the updated vehicle diagrams supplied by John Kelishes at ProLine, a long-standing ROAR affiliate. These really look sharp. Thanks John and ProLine! Also thanks go to EFRA for supplying the great looking dimensioning diagrams which are now being used worldwide on 200mm touring cars.
Atomic RC products has come out with 2 new parts for the Kyosho V-one RRR 1/10th scale sedan. First up is the new lightweight 2 speed gearbox parts you see in the picture above. New items include a new aluminum 2nd gear carrier as well as 4 heavy duty spur gears, 2 for each of the first and second gears. Also newly released for the car is a black anodised 3mm chassis, this looks good but i don’t know of the advantage of it is, if any.
Serpent USA have released a new Lola CanAm body shell for 1/8th scale. Designed with trim lines for the Serpent 960, this lightweight body has been tested by Paolo Morganti and he declared himself pleased with the balance of the body and commented that it had good steering yet really good rear traction also. It’s available next week under part number #SUS31490.
This is the Battery Warmer 2 from Velocity Racing, i didnt now there was a 1 but now im pretty sure there was. Now this technology was completely lost on me when i saw it first and i still dont see the sense but at least i now understand the theory behind. After you’ve nicely charged the batteries you can keep them nice and toasty in your electric powered cell warmer up until just before they go in the car to go onto the track. The theory behind heating your batteries is that it reduces resistance in the cells, but i am told that with cell capacities at what they are now this really isnt necessary, perhaps if you race outdoors in winter……..on ice……..in Canada…….at night. Its available in two version, one with external power leads and one deisgned to be powered internally.
Another body from JConcepts and another Illuzion, this time for the Electric 2wd buggy, the Losi XXX-CR. This particular body comes with 3 wings in total, one 6″ rear wing, one 7″ rear wing and a front wing also. So you should have no problem hooking your Losi up when you have this body on, plus it looks super mean too.
The high down force 6″ rear wing is for added rear stability and the high down force 7″ rear wing is for super rear stability. The Illuzion front wing is for added front stability. The Illuzion body features hard edge side pod styling with runners on the sides designed to move the air more efficiently to the wing. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged and Illuzionized for that aggressive look.
Another addition to the Illuzion range from JConcepts is this Mugen MBX5R bodyshell. Available in either standard or heavy duty polycarbonate this new shell not only looks the part but performs too.
The Illuzion features enhanced hard edge side pod styling with runner flow channels on the sides designed to move the air more efficiently to the wing. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged and Illuzionized for that aggressive look. While the front of the body has less of a transition from hood to window which gives it a more dramatic look.