Serpent have released this most essential of products, the fuel bottle. Made using a very soft material the bottle can be quickly and easily squeezed allowing for quick fills while still being able to control that the bottle doesn’t overflow. The bottles big bore orange anodised pipe sports the Serpent oval and text logo laser etched into it while a rubber top stops dirt from entering the bottle when not in use.
K-Factory have released yet more parts for the Team Magic M1B in a bid to increase the durability and performance of the car. First up are these front lower wishbones (above), which are both shorter and use a different stronger material than the original versions and so aims to improve durability and steering response times. Next up is stronger rear upper and lower wishbones which are similarly changed to be shorter in order to get the car to change direction quicker, a problem with the M1B it seems. Also released for the M1B are new stronger and shorter drive shafts to work with the shorter wishbones as well as new differential out drives that are more durable than the original versions.
Schumacher have announced that they have signed multiple British class Champion Jimmy Maddison away from TOP racing with which he has enjoyed a successful start to the season winning the first round of this years BRCA 27T Nationals racing the Scythe.
Multiple national Champion Jimmy Maddison has joined the Schumacher race team and will pilot the new Mi3. Jimmy has an impressive list of results including two National Championships and several British Indoor Winter Series wins. At his first race this weekend he took TQ at the BTCC in 19T and win be attending the Scottish GP this coming weekend to pilot his skills against some of the best drivers around. Schumacher would like to welcome Jimmy to the team and wish him the best of luck for the forthcoming races.
Last weekend saw the 3rd round of DRCMU Danish Off-Road Championship hosted by the Ti-Mo RC Club in Tinglev, a club located in the southern part of Denmark about 25 km from the German border. It was the clubs first off-road race meeting and the track was brand new, featuring some high speed sections as well as some tight twisty corners, while the carpet surface provided the buggies with lots of grip.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Sweet new blue anodised aluminium servo saver – Link [Team Hybrid]
> Ark introduce blue and black motor brush hood alignment tool – Link [ark-inc.jp]
> Ofna awarded title sponsorship of 2008 IFMAR 1/8th off road Worlds – Link [ofna.com]
> Jeremy Kortz extends his sponorship deal with OFNA into 2009 – Link [ofna.com]
> Elliot Boots flies with RB-S7 – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Rody Roem wins Mach, Heemstede 40+ race – Link [rbproducts.com]
CS Electronic, the people that brought us the digital tweak board, have announced the release of a new range of pre glued rubber tires. Suitable for electric touring cars these new rubber tires comes in 22, 27, 30 and 35 shores and with the exception of the 22 shore, all work on both outdoor as well as carpet surfaces and all come pre glued on these white disc wheels.
German company Gio Racing, set up by Italian Giovanni Petrocelli, have released this new LPC Clutch which is suitable for both the Motonica and Mugen chassis’. Moving away from heavy steel parts Gio Racing have made the LPC clutch from exotic materials such as titanium, magnesium and ergal which mean the clutch is more responsive thanks to its lighter weight, yet is very durable as was proven at the recent Wiesbaden 3 hours that was one by Robert Will using this very same clutch system. The full set costs EUR100 and every clutch is made to order so if you want one expect to wait a short while after ordering to finally receive it.
Just last week we wrote about the TCS cooling system that uses liquid as a means to keep your cars electronics cool. Now today we see that a version for brushless systems has been developed that now not only cools the motor, as in the original version, but also comes with a cooling plate that attaches itself to your BL speed controller. According to tests made on the original system it does work but at the expense of some, but not much, weight and also i am not sure if such a cooling system is legal for racing, but with more and more expensive equipment melting on race day perhaps it would be worth considering such a system.