Its been a long wait for the MRT (Mario Rossi Tuned) Ninja motors since they were first shown at the Nuernberg Toy fair back in February but now MID the European distributor have announced that the complete line of 3 engines goes on general sale in Europe. Hand tuned by former Novarossi engine tuner, Mario Rossi, these new engines have a black housing, magnesium cooling head and hand selected and tuned internal components. The MR12 T01T is a 2.11cc engine for 1/10th scale circuit racing, the MR21 R01T is a 3.5cc engine for 1/8th scale circuit racing and finally we have the MR21 B01T, again a 3.5cc engine but this time for 1/8th scale off road competition.
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Upgrade RC continue to be creative with the release of these new chrome factory decal sheets, under their RCID Custom brand. Made using a reflective chrome decal material, the logos can only be printed using 1 of 4 different single outline colours – black, blue, red and green. The perfect way to add the ultimate bling to your car.
We briefly mentioned the JConcepts report from the ROAR 1/8th Buggy Nats yesterday in our Daily Round up, an event which saw team driver Ryan Maifield take the event TQ, and lead until problems forced him down the order. JConcepts are also reporting in that write up that Ryan was running the companies new Double Dee 1/8th scale buggy tires at that event and from the looks of his performance they appear to be top notch. Available in September, these new tires come in two different threads, Double Dee and Cross Hairs and JC will also release their new Rulux wheel which is available in both white and yellow.
CML, in conjunction with HoBao, have put together this great, BRCA legal, ready to run package for those people who want to get started racing, instead of backyard bashing. This ‘BRCA Edition’ Hyper 8 comes standard with a race legal CNC heatsink Hyper 21 3-port, non pull start, engine and Hyper starter box for reliable and effective starting time after time. In addition to the high quality Futaba radio equipment, the servos used are a heavy duty Futaba 9kg for the steering unit and a 6kg throttle servo to handle even the toughest demands of racing. Available in Limited quantities in August.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> JConcepts report on the ROAR 1/8th Off-Road Fuel Buggy Nationals – Link [jconcepts.net]
> All the new Upgrade RC goodies on 1 page – Link [neobuggy.net]
> Aluminum Ball Differential System For Tamiya M03M – Link [3racing.com.hk]
> RC Car Action have a spy shot of the new Novak Data Logger – Link [radiocontrolzone.com]
> Michael Lepelaar wins Dutch Championship Round 3 – Link [teamxray.com]
Found via RC Forum, it appears that Korean company Much More have released some new large pit mats under the same name as their new control tires, Sweep. Similar to those made by US company Upgrade RC, in that they are compartmented rubber work mats, they will come in 3 colours, black, blue and grey (not shown).
Japanese company Powers International have started selling this, what is effectively a voltage regulator, by SJ called the Perfect Balancer. Used for charging you Lipo cells (2-5 cells), it is connected between your normal charger and the battery and it equalizes the power going to the cells to ensure correct and complete charging. When not connected to your charger it can be used as a discharger, providing balanced and safe discharging between cells.
Werks Racing have announced that after months of exhaustive testing in competition conditions, they will enter the Truggy tire market with it’s new “Lugs MT” tire. Developed specifically for competition use utilizing Werks Racing’s proprietary high grip, low wear rubber compounds for maximum grip and longevity.
The “Lugs MT” is designed around our completely new, low profile carcass design with a rounded side wall profile. The low profile carcass design provides immediate steering response while the rounded side wall profile reduces carcass roll. Additionally our new carcass design virtually eliminate ballooning without the need for heavy internal ribbing as used by others. Combine our unique carcass design with our specially developed white foam inserts that are virtually immune to breaking down and you end up with a MT tire/insert package that is as much as 25% lighter than other products on the market.