August 15, 2007

Acer Racing Corally RDX Phi bearings

Acer Racing Corally RDX Phi bearings

Acer Racing, makers of after market bearing sets, have announced that they have begun selling their Ceramic Nitride Pro Series bearing kits for the Corally RDX Phi US and EU versions. These lightweight bearings have been made using diamond polished ceramic nitride balls for the lowest friction, lowest heat build-up, freest movement & smoothest operation. Available now.

Source: RCCA [radiocontrolzone.com]


August 15, 2007

Schumacher Mi3 new parts

Schumacher Mi3 new parts

Schumacher have today released some new parts for their latest 190mm Touring car, the Mi3. First up we have some new lower wishbones that are now available in 2 extra versions, making it 3 in total, and are an alternative to the ultra stiff versions that come with the kit and are mostly suitable for carpet racing. The new wishbones come in medium stiffness and soft, and are deisgned for lower grip conditions and because they are less brittle they are suitable for racers that tend to crash more. Also new from Schumacher for the Mi3 are 2 new spur gears, 70T 48 pitch and 96T 64 pitch, that have been created to suit the smaller gear ratios being currently used with low wind brushless stock motors.

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August 15, 2007

Manuel Huber wins Austrian Champs Rd4

Manuel Huber wins Austrian Champs Rd4

Xray have a report from their team driver Manuel Huber on the recently held 4th round of the Austrian 1/10th 200mm Nationals. Qualifying saw Huber claim the TQ but with Austrian rules all drivers must race a Semi final and in this race Huber was once again quickest, winning the semi and taking the pole position for the main final. At the start of the final Manuel made a good start, but a split second loss of concentration sent him off the track and back to the back of the field, which allowed Serpent racer Daniel Tomaschko into the lead. A mistake just after 5 minutes forced Tomaschko out of the race and allowed a fast recovering Huber into the lead where he was unchallenged for the remainder of the race and could take the win by 2 laps ahead of Xray team mate Manuel Singer in 2nd and Mugen driver Michael Klausner in 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


August 15, 2007

TM M1B Turbo – Full details

TM M1B Turbo - Full details

Team Magic have released the, pretty extensive, run down of improvements on their M1B Turbo buggy, the follow up to their troubled entry into the 1/8th scale buggy market, the M1B. Most of the changes are for improving durability with the inclusion of some previously released K-Factory parts, while some changes are to aid performance such as given the car a longer wheelbase, lower C of G and a stiffer chassis through the use of better bracing.

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August 14, 2007

Daily News Round-up

Red RC - Daily Round-up

A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:

> Check out our coverage of the European 1/10th scale Champs – Link [events.redrc.net]
> Tony Newland joins OCM Racing in the US – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Report from the 4wd regional race in Batley – Link [oople.com]
> Ian Whittingham takes his third Torc title – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> GRP Consespike clean sweep at Batley Regional – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Report from the 2wd regional race in Batley – Link [oople.com]
> Jon Howells wraps up the RRCI 1/8th Rallycross series – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]


August 14, 2007

The Border – Serpent Powerstart

The Border - Serpent Powerstart

Our site sponsors, The Border, have contacted us to tell everyone that they are now taking orders for the new long awaited Serpent Powerstart. Due in stock this week, this starter box is ultra compact, can be used with normal circuit cars as well as buggies and comes supplied in its own canvas carry case. Stocks are limited so be sure to get your order in straight away.

Click here to go to the product page on The Border website.


August 14, 2007

Felicio wins Ceara State Champs Rd5

Felicio wins Ceara State Champs Rd5

The weekend just gone saw the 5th round of the Ceara State Championships held in Braczil on the countries best track, and host of the 10th running of the Brazilian off road Nationals later in the year, the Asa Branca Speedway. In qualifying for the buggy class it was a TQ for CEN racer Rafael Felicio who also TQ’d the truggy class and he went on the win both classes, beating out Jesus Fernandes and Francisco Alcantara in the buggy class and Cleyton Viana and Joao Bruno in the truggy class. With this win Rafael Felicio becomes the 2007 Ceara State truggy Champion with 4 TQ’s and wins from 5 rounds while in the buggy class he is the leader in the series but has yet to clinch the title, battling with CEN team mate Francisco Junior who currently lies in 2nd place with 2 rounds still left.

Source: CEN [cenracing.com]


August 14, 2007

Much More Hard Chrome turnbuckle wrench

Much More Hard Chrome turnbuckle wrench

Much More have released these new Hard Chrome turnbuckle wrenches in a number of colours and sizes. For the Xray cars there is a black anodised 3mm wrench, Tamiya and Tech Racing with their 3.5mm turnbuckles get a blue and a black wrench while for HPI, Hotbodies as well as Lunsford type 4mm turnbuckles you can choose from purple or black.

Source: Much More [much-more.co.kr]