Team Checkpoint, the company that recently signed Marc Rheinard away from Team Orion, has released this rather cool look Pro Charger. A small unit, this charger is packed full of features like more charging modes, LiPo compatibility and new motor test with two break-in modes, 1-step and a 4-step mode with programmable voltage and cool-off times!
Qualifying for the 1/10th truck and truggy classes at this years Silver State Nitro Challenge, that takes place in Nevada this week, are over and it was Losi drivers Mike Truhe and Adam Drake that took the TQ spot in the their respective classes. In the 1/10th truck, Truhe was the class of the field claiing top spot, with 2 of the 3 rounds of qualifying to count, and could finish ahead of 2nd placed team mate Adam Drake with Travis Amezcua in 3rd. In the truggy class, it was a reverse of the top 2 in 1/10th with Drake taking the top spot ahead of Truhe, with Kyosho driver Cody King in 3rd. Buggy qualifying will be run today (Saturday) with all top mains run on Sunday.
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US TV show Motorsport Mania (FSN) was present at this months Dirt Nitro Challenge, that we reported on previously, and from the event they made a 30 minute programme that includes interviews with Chad Bradley, Jay Halsey, Ryan Maifield, Scott Hughes, Jim Hottinger and more. The video itself has been split into 3 sections with the 1st part shown above and the other 2 videos shown below.
Team Orion have just released details on their site about the 2007 version the Element 19T compeition electric motor. The Mega Flow can has been re-engineered,Â and features strategically placed vents for maximum airflow and optimized magnetic field strength which results in increased power output and fade-free performance from start to finish.
A precision wound 19T armature is wrapped with 19 AWG pure copper wire featuring construction designed to optimize the balance between low-end torque and high speed RPM for excellent performance in competition Touring Car, Off-Road, and 1/12 scale vehicles. Drill balancing ensures vibration free operation resulting in maximum straightaway speeds. The Element comes equipped with Katana competition laydown brushes with high performance springs.Â All motors come broken-in and evaluated to ensure maximum performance straight out of the package.
Some time ago we told you wrote about the fact that TTech Racing, the makers of the cool looking X10, had been bought by Xtreme-RC. Well now we see the first fruits of that new arrangement with the announcement that the X11 4wd electric buggy, the follow up to the X10, will be released at the end of April. The list of new features was published on the companies site and from what we have read the new cars looks to have better durability, performance and should look great too.
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Some news from SpeedMerchant, the 1/12th manufacturer that won all 1/12th classes at this years ROAR Nats, to say that they have released this neat little carbon fibre stand that fits their range of greases. This stand would look great on your race table and is made from 2 sheets of carbon, and as well as the 3 spots for the oil there is also space for some other small bottles.
Makers of all things LiPo, VXR Racing have released this LiPo Smart Charger called the ANY-2700Li. This lightweight and portable digital power system is fully capable of charging up to 3500mA, and 5 cells in series, and has reverse polarity protection circuitry to avoid catastrophy when your brain fails and you connect up backwards.
Serpent continue their ‘Racer in the Spotlight’ interviews with current Serpent drivers with the latest piece focussing on new ‘Serpent Developement Driver’ signing, Nam Sangjoon. The 17 year old driver from Seoul in South Korea has been racing for 10 years and is the current Korean National champion in 1/8th scale and his interview makes for some interesting reading.