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.
Our mate Phil, over at the Neo Buggy Industries, has the first exclusive shots of the all new big bore shock absorbers for the Kyosho inferno. These shocks have been seen on the cars of Yuichi Kanai and Cody King at this weeks Silver State race, but World Champ Mark Pavidis didnt get a set, and by the looks of them they are in the pre production stage of development. For those techies out there i can inform you that the new shocks have an outside body diameter of 18mm with an inner diameter of 16mm and the pistons currently have 4 holes.
Xray are reporting on their site that Adam Joiner has won the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Nitro Open held recently at the Tri-City RC track in Southern Louisiana. Adam, who had to miss the qualifiers because of prior engagements, had to start in last position overall on race day and hope to bump up through the finals, which he did, making it through the C and B to take his place in the A-Final where he could take the win ahead of 2nd placed Justin Cranford with Derek Guidry in 3rd.