Xray have issued an important notice regarding the bearings on their new flagship car, the T2007. The bearings appear to be lacking the sufficient amount of oil which can lead to failures if not remedied. This a particularly difficult blow to Xray, who pride themselves, and rightly so, on the quality of their cars and components.
To: All XRAY T2’007 Owners
Date: 27th October 2006
Subject: T2’007 Ball-bearing Oiling
Several team drivers have indicated that ball-bearings in the T2’007 kits seem to have been insufficiently oiled, and that this is probably the reason that some of the bearings tend to fail sooner. For this reason, we would like to warn all T2’007 owners to preventively apply any standard ball-bearing oil to all of the ball-bearings.
According to Greek site, radiocontrol.gr, there is a new Ninja buggy motor out. Information is thin on the ground but there are enough changes on the motor to warrant a look. For starters the engine head features a new spec number, with the addition of A to the MR21-BO1 and also the crankshaft and conrod sport new series number. Not exactly a major update but more a simple material upgrade it seems. No official word on the Ninja website.
The JMRCA run Japanese 1/12th scale Nationals are being held this weekend. The Friday test day seemed to be rained out judging by the images, but it gave Kimihiko-yano.net the opportunity to take lots of pictures of the track and the competing cars. We will report on this results of this event as we get them.
In the meantime you can check out some of the pictures after the jump… content
Neo-Buggy reports that Ian Haley took another convincing TQ and win at the Telstra WRC Rally RC event. But more importantly this event was held during the World Rally event and attracted former RC racer and WRC World Champion Petter Solberg, who joined in, along with top WRC young gun Dani Sordo. The picture above has nothing to do with either driver but its better to look at the Miss WRC girls than a middle aged Norwegian and a young Spaniard.
Solberg drove CEN driver Paul Cornwall’s car for a while; who with Haley ended up on the podium with the Miss WRC girls!! Petter Solberg was himself at the age of 13 a keen RC Racer; back in the day he won his fair share of events in Norway, before moving onto bigger and faster cars….;)
You can see a picture of Petter Solberg with Paul Cornwall after the jump… content
Hot Bodies have just released final details and images of their HB Cyclone Moore-Speed World Champion Edition. Created to celebrate Andy Moore winning the WorldÂ Championship in Italy this year, the car isÂ based on the Hara-edition Cyclone kit, but features many of the optional parts that Andy used on his carÂ to take the title.
You can seeÂ large images of the car and the parts included by going here. Or alternatively if your German is better than your Japanese you can go here.
French site Petit RC have a post on their site showing lots of French tracksÂ photographed from space. The quality of the images aren’t great, probably limited by the zoom available in the mapping program used, but it’s still interesting none the less.
Xray have a report on their site from team driver Martin LissauÂ concerning his first race with their new T2007. Driving the car for the first time at the event,Â Martin ended the raceÂ inÂ second position.
The big battle was between Steen Graversen, Jonas Kaerup, and myself. It was very very close, with the top 3 cars separated by only 2 seconds in qualification.