Rick Hohwart, top racer and founder of Peak Racing released a statement on the RC Tech forum announcing that he had no longer anything to do with Peak or Team Orion and has left the company he founded back in 1985.
I want to inform everyone on R/C Tech that I no longer work, race for, or have anything to with Team Orion/Peak Racing. … I will still continmue racing for Team Associated, but will now use LRP speedos, LRP BL motors, and Reedy batteries. I’d like to personally thank everyone who supported me and Peak Racing in the past. I started the company way back in 1985 and without my loyal customers and sponsors, I would have been out of the R/C industry long ago. R/C cars are my life, and I will continue working somewhere in the R/C industry. I am just not exactly sure where at this time.
With the creation of a stock racing class in Japan, there has been increasing manufacturer interest and recently we have seen quite a number of 23T motors released onto the market. This latest motor is from Team Luna, and its called the Glory Kaiser 23T Super Stock motor, and it looks very similar to all the previous releases we have seen. This particular motor, features a balanced rotor, an adjustable brush angle, 6 blade cooling fan and is available in 2 versions, distinguished by its red or blue endbell finish, with either high torque or high top end revs, and all meet JMRCA regulations.
Powers International of Japan have released their own brand discharger, called suitably enough, the Perfect Discharger. This simple object plugs into your 4 to 8 cell battery pack, handling voltages of 4.8v to 9.6v, and discharges it at a rate of 1A and when the temperature gets too hot, it will automatically lower the discharge to 0.3A. When the pack is discharged it will automatically shut off and sound a beeper, as well as a light a built in LED, to tell you its done.
Futaba have announced the release of 2 new brushless, metal gear, high torque servos, the super high torque BLS351 and the smaller but faster BLS451, both of which are perfect for on and off road gas racing. With their brushless motors, these servos will last more than five times longer than servos with brushed motors, plus the motor design allows these servos to run cooler for better reliability.
Much More continue with their product launches this week with todays release of their new brush setter stand. Designed to work with Much More’s current range of brush setters and cutting blades, this stand makes that job much easier by holding your motor tight and stable. Supplied in anodised blue, it somes complete with wires.
Associated have announced the release of these new diff and shock fluids under their Factory Team brand. The diff fluid is for use in gear differentials, such as those found in their soon the be released RC8 buggy, with this silicone based fluid being made available in all popular grades from 1000 to 10000cst. Also released today is 2 new additions to their range of silicone shock fluid, 45WT (575cst) and 55WT (725cst). Both products are sold in 2oz. bottles and both are available in July.
Xray are reporting on their site from round 1 of the CORCS Region 5 series that was held last weekend in Edmonton, Canada. In the buggy class it was Xray racer Wayne Mah who set the TQ in cold conditions on Saturday and he also managed to TQ the truggy class too, in his first event with the new XT8. In the 45 minute buggy final Wayne, and team mate Cory, lead the field for the whole race with Mah eventually taking the chequered flag for the win, 25 seconds ahead of Cory in 2nd. In the truggy class it was again Mah that took the win, despite his car flaming out and requiring a new plug which dropped him a lap down.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Truggy winner Joseph Quagraine reports on the Offroad Meeting in Italy – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Pro Peak compact 13.8v / 8.5 amp Power Supply – Link [radiocontrolzone.com]
> New .12 exhaust systems released by RACY – Link [centralrc.co.jp]
> Carsten Steinhäuser joins SMI in the North of Germany to race NT1 – Link [smi-motorsport.de]
> Pagani Zonda 200mm bodyshell released by HPI – Link [hpi-europe.com]
> Nosram release a 4 turn version of their Storm Brushless motor – Link [nosram.com]