The 2007 Israeli League for 1/8 scale buggy is over, with the 6th and final round of the season run last weekend at the Hot-Wheels racing club. The weather was very hot, around 34C, and the track was very bumpy but Kyosho racer Yaniv Sivan could cope with the conditions best and would win the race followed by 2 more Kyosho racers, Alon Maltzov in 2nd, who claimed his first ever podium finish and Golan Levi in 3rd. With 4 out of the 6 rounds counting for the overall league standings it was Yaniv Sivan who is crowned the Israeli Champion for 2007 by winning 5 out of 5 races, in 2nd place is the brother of Yaniv, Nir Sivan while 3rd spot went to Xray driver Oren Levi.
Japanese firm Kawada have announced that in the middle of July they will start selling these pro belts for the Tamiya TA05, as well as for their own Sigma 2 chassis. This new white belt differs from the original which uses glass fibres for strength, by using kevlar, which not only means it is very strong and resists strectching but its also softer and therefore provides a smoother drive train for your car.
Edit have released some new general parts on their website today, the first of which is some fuel tubing and the other item is a engine heat sink protector. First up is the durable high-grade silicone fuel tubing, which is thicker than standard fuel tubing for extra protection, yet bends easily to prevent cracking or other damage. Available in a variety of colours in 1m lengths, you can get the right colour to match your car’s anodized colour or your personal paint scheme. Next up is the tough plastic heat sink protector that keeps scratches off your big-block engine’s heatsink and is especially suitable for monster trucks, truggies, buggies and 1/8 scale on-road cars.
Mirage Racing in the UK have announced that they will be selling Nosrams new P-Max VTEC 4200UP “Big Mama” factory team cells which have been especially developed for stock racing. When it comes to stock racing it’s voltage that counts the most. and these cells have the highest voltage a 4200UP cell has ever had.
VTEC is already known as one of the leading brand names in the world of high performance, high-quality NiMH batteries for r/c car racing. Now, VTEC has launched a new breed of high voltage cells for the special use in stock racing. By taking its ultimate VTEC “Big Mama” cell and treating it with an all new modified p-max treatment a completely new and powerful cell was born.
HPI Racing have released this pro thread lock, which along with doing what TL does best – preventing loose screws from ending a top qualifying run or dropping you out of a close battle, it comes in a small bottle so it takes up little or no space in your tool box. Meant to be used only on metal screws that attach to metal parts, it may require significant force to remove the screw afterwards.
Xray are reporting on their site from the 6th and final central German Regional race held in Ettlingen which attracted a number of top drivers including Martin Hudy, who came from Slovakia for the race. Qualifiying saw Xray NT1 driver Dirk Wischnewki take the TQ, after setting a fast time on a slowing track, to place ahead of 2nd qualifer Stefan Hannauer, racing a Kyosho, who had set his fastest time in the first round when the track was quicker. The 3rd spot went to Martin Hudy, driving the NT1, who despite being quick on Saturdays practice couldnt get the same power from his engine on the Sunday, and combined with some bad luck in his heats, could only place 3rd. Before the finals the rain started and the drivers elected to not race and so the qualifying results were the final results which gave Wischnewki the win from Hannauer in 2nd and Hudy in 3rd.
OFNA have announced the addition of this new 1:12 scale mini addition to their line-up of high downforce 1/8 wings. Due to the wing’s design, added airflow over the wing increases the downforce for more low and high speed rear buggy traction. The wing comes in four colors – white, yellow, red and black, and include side plate decals and numbers.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> HB have updated the Cyclone D4 page with new photos and info – Link [hbeurope.com]
> Much-More pre-mounted touring car tyre called Sweep – Link [rcforum.co.kr]
> Xray report on the 4th round of the French 1/8th TT Nats – Link [teamxray.com]
> Caster Racing release 2 new turnbuckles tools – Link [casterracing.com]
> 5th round 2007 Indonesia Nats Truggy Championship – Link [buggy-sport.info]
> Modified 4×2 Xray XB8 of Virginie Belloubet – Link [rcmag.com]