H.A.R.D. Racing have announced the release of this great looking and very functional compact-Line 1/10th touring bag. Made from the highest quality materials and constructed to last, you’ll find that its big enough to conveniently carry your car and R/C gear to each meeting. Made from super strong styrofoam, its attractive shape and styling makes it the perfect R/C accessory while the two internal boxes, shoulder strap and handle make it very practical.
Xray look set to release a conversion set for Xray XB8TQ owners to upgrade to the current XB8EC 1/8th scale buggy. The set is pretty extensive and includes 25 different parts including an new chassis plate, servo plate, front wishbones, center shafts, front shock tower, new shock absorbers and much more. Released date has not yet been announced.
Axial Racing have released this flywheel wrench for helping you to tighten and loosen the flywheel nut on your engine. Machined from 6mm 6061 grey anodised aluminium, and sporting the Axial logo, this tool fits most 2, 3 and 4 shoe flywheels on the market. Available now.
The fourth round of the BRCA electric buggy Nationals was held last weekend on the grass surfaced Oswestry track, close to the England – Wales border. The track was damp for most of Saturday and Sundays running took place in even wetter conditions, with the event being called during the first round of finals. The 2wd class was won by Losi driver Darren Bloomfield who also took the TQ while in 4wd it was once again Lee Martin that took the TQ, and due to the cancellation of the finals, his qualifying position translated into the win. oOple also have an interview with X-Factory designer Paul Sinclair, who was over from the US for this event, and last weeks Belgian GP.
Pro Line have released a number of new items today, the first being the new Crowd Pleazer 2.0 body for the Losi 8ight T. Just as you have come to expect with other Crowd Pleazer 2.0 bodies, the 8ight T version incorporates ultra-low styling, original bodylines, and functionality to bring you the latest in durability, versatility and high-performance race technology. Also new from Pro Line is the release of the companies pre mounts for the 1:8 Truck/Monster Truck market. Coming pre glued, and with the usual Pro Line quality, you can now get the Bow-Tie, Crime Fighter, and Hole Shot MTR’s on 17mm hex wheels, and standard or ½” offsets and come complete with Pro-Line molded inserts.
As expected Protoform have released their latest 1/8th CanAm body style, called the Frizbee, and it is designed for large tracks with long straights and sweeping corners. The Frizbee incorporates some unique air management features to improve handling and stability. A molded in fairing is located behind the cylinder head and INS box to minimize turbulence and aid airflow to the rear spoiler. In the front there are a pair of air-extractor vents that increase front downforce when properly cut and folded downward. The Frizbee fits all the popular 1/8th chassis and sits nice and low. Rear bite can be adjusted with the add-on rear wicker/gurney tab. Available in .030 Lexan (lightweight) or .040 Lexan (regular weight) this body has protective outer film and body side-stiffeners with hardware.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Nicholas Zachariades wins round 6 of the Cyprus Nationals – Link [serpent.com]
> Xray win BRCA Young Guns Championships at Bedworth – Link [mirageracing.com]
> More great pictures of the Serpent F180 – Link [serpent.com]
> Team Losi not sending team to the EP Buggy World Championships – Link [rctech.net]
> Serpent announce the 2007 Nations Cup in Portugal – Link [serpent.com]
> Photos from the Hong Kong Axial Cup – Link [rctech.net]
Just this weekend saw the German National Championship title race run for 1/8th scale at the Hamm track in the West of Germany, a race that would crown the new German National Champion. In qualifying it was Serpent racer Michael Salven that claimed the pole position ahead of Shepherd racer Robert Pietsch who would start 2nd. The start of the race was filled with drama as Salven missed the start changing tires and had to begin the race from the back of the grid meaning he would have to push from the start. With the race underway Pietsch could take the lead, but with Salven pushing hard he couldnt afford to relax, that was until Michael went off and with the motor starved of fuel sitting upside down, it stalled, which lost him 2 laps and so began another recovery drive. By the end of the race Salven had recovered to 3rd only a few seconds behind 2nd placed finisher Oliver Mack for Mugen, while the win went to Pietsch, driving the prototype Shepherd Velox.