December 19, 2006

Robitronic release the Avid 190mm touring car

Robitronic Avid

Robitronic, the German RC manufacturer, has just released its new 190mm electric powered touring car. Called the Avid, we first saw this car at the GP Carpet World Cup and it looked pretty promising from the pictures and the production version is looking pretty nice too with lots of red anodized aluminum throughout but of course looks aren’t everything.

So the Avid is designed for maximum performance, easy handling and a lot of new features in the touring car sector. The high-efficiency drive train with extra large belt pulleys, super strong and smooth aluminium differentials and a improved suspension/steering-geometry for maximum corner speed makes this car ready for competition.

You can read more details and view more images of the Avid here.

Source: Robitronic []

December 18, 2006

oOple pictures from the 2006 Neo Invitational race

Oople Neo Invitational

Top RC action photographer oOple (Jimmy Storey) has uploaded his amazing photo set from the 2006 Neo Invitational event. They really capture the athmosphere and excitement of the event and i know i keep going on about, but he takes some of the best action shots you’re likely to see. oOple also did a report from the event which contains interviews and insight so if you haven’t seen that yet be sure to check it out.

View the oOple race report here. View the photo gallery here, here and here.

December 18, 2006

Brunet wins Rd2 of French 1/12th Nationals

French 1/12th Nationals round 2

Our partner site RC Infos are reporting that Pierre-François Brunet has won the 2nd round of the French 1/12th National Championships held last weekend in Le Harve. Driving an Associated RC12L4, round 1 winner Brunet claimed TQ spot in qualifying by just over a second and then went on the win the event ahead of 2nd placed racer Jérémy Delalondre who was driving a Corally SP12X. The final step on the podium went to another Corally SP12X racer Walter Poller-Villard.

Source: RC Infos []

December 18, 2006

Novak 4 cell transponder voltage booster

Novak 4 cell transponder voltage booster

This is a neat little thing from Novak, its a 4 cell transponder voltage booster which basically ensures that your 4 cell powered vehicle always has enough power for the transponder because after all theres no point in having power to continue your race if your laps aren’t being counted. Available in January 2007.

The module connects between the vehicle’s transponder and the receiver, and boosts voltage to the transponder for consistent lap counting—even when the battery pack is dumped.

Source: RCCA []

December 18, 2006

Petit RC Indoor off road Race 2007

Petit RC Indoor off road Race

Our French partner site Petit RC has asked us to put up an announcement concerning upcoming indoor off road event that they are organising. Taking place next year in the Palais des Sports in Maions Alfort in France on February 10th – 11th, the event is open to everybody but places are limited so get your entry in soon. There will be a lot of international racers at this event and if the track is anything like last year it should prove to be very challenging.

You can read more info about the event here.

December 18, 2006

Xray release aluminium out drives for M18

Xray aluminium outdrives

What was many peoples pet hate with the M18’s including with the M18 Pro was that the cars only came with composite out drives which while sufficient for the job they could be better. Well now they are with Xray’s release of these CNC machined aluminium versions which also feature the new wheel mounting that was released with the M18 Pro kit.

Source: Xray []

December 17, 2006

Adam Drake reigns supreme at 2006 Neo Invitational

Adam Drake

Adam Drake, as expected has won the 2006 Neo Invitational event in both buggy and Truggy classes. The class of the field all weekend, the American Team Losi racer won with ease by 3 laps over second place Crono driver Davide Tortorici in 2nd and with Greg Degani in 3rd driving for HoBao. In the truggy class it was more of the same for ‘The Drake’ but the margin was less than a lap this time over the 2nd placed CEN racer Andrew Smolnik with Graham Alsop a further 2 laps back driving a HoBao rounding off the podium.

Click more to view the A final finishing results for both classes… content

December 17, 2006

RC Pro Series moves into the Caribbean

RC Pro Series

The guys at RC Pro Series sent us a mail informing us of their expansion into the Caribbean. This is the full announcement:

“RC Pro is proud to announce the formation of the new Caribbean Division for the Nitro Offroad Series. The RC Pro would like to welcome Rafael Sabatier as the Caribbean Director. Rafael is located in Puerto Rico and will be setting up the schedule, working with the tracks and officiating the RC Pro events in the Caribbean. We at RC Pro look forward to working with the existing organizations in the Caribbean to promote the hobby to the general public and give the racers and tracks more worldwide exposure. This new division will run in the points series like all divisions and receive invitations to the National Finals. As of this year racers in RC Pro can score national points in any division. Division points for a division championship can only be scored in your division though. This means you can now schedule a racing vacation in the Caribbean and still score RC Pro points!”

Read more about the RC Pro Series here.