Coming from Muchmore is their new Hybrid Touch AC/DC balance charger and discharger. The device features several updates compared to the previous unit such as an enhanced cell voltage balancing system and an improved durability internal power supply. Also new is the improved and orange back-lit touch screen for better visibility as well as the anti-static feature circuit board design. Other features include dual IC-controlled cooling fans, 10-memory slots for storing different charger settings, as well as a 5V/2.1A USB port.
The 2019 EFRA 1/8th Nitro Buggy European Championship was held at the Ongaroring in Sacile, Italy this past week. The event was held in very mixed weather conditions, making things pretty challenging for Europe’s best drivers. Ultimately and at the end of five entertaining qualifying rounds it was Team Associated’s Davide Ongaro with the overall TQ on home soil from Kyosho’s Riccardo Berton on the 2 spot. SWorkz’s Elliott Boots came in 3rd, from 4th placed Mugen racer, Robert Batlle. 5th went to HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk, Alex Zanchettin (Tekno RC) came in 6th, Xray’s Marco Baruffolo would end the qualifiers in 7th and Renaud Savoya would round out the top 8 for TLR, with eight different manufacturers on the top spots.
Round 2 of the Spanish Electric On-road Championship was held at the Barakaldo track last weekend in Touring Modified, Pro Stock and Formula classes. In Touring Modified it was Awesomatix’s Javier Alonso with the overall TQ from the Xray duo of Carles Echarri and Alejandro Martinez in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Javier then went on to win the A-mains 1 and 2 for an early overall victory from Carles in 2nd and Alejandro in 3rd.
Yeah Racing have announced the release of their new mock-up mufflers for the Tamiya WR02 and WR02CB kits. Machined from aluminium and coming in black or silver colour the mufflers make a statement plus they help to add a bit of weight which is beneficial when pulling wheelies. The mufflers are a direct fit and they include mounting hardware.
Coming from Avid are their new curved and straight scissors for polycarbonate body shells. Made from heat-treated Japanese SUS 420J2 stainless steel the scissors feature precision-ground blades for a sharp edge and smooth cutting action. Ergonomically designed plastic handles are suitable for both left and right-handed users and the scissors are available separately from now on.
Performa Racing have introduced their new P1 HMX 10 brushless speed controller for 1/10th scale vehicles. To allow for simpler, more user-oriented tuning, the controller features four different pre-defined settings based on the track condition, doing away with the need to carry a programming box or computer. The four settings have been tuned by Performa Racing’s engineering team together with their World Champion drivers to deliver maximum performance and simplicity. The settings are accessible by simply pressing a button on the switch. For racers that want to dig deeper and fine tune the programs, Performa will offer a PC software that will allow to change the parameters, within guidelines that ensure drivers don’t get lost, and keeping them in the optimal performance range.
Serpent have announced the release of their all-new S120 Pro 1/12th scale competition pan car chassis kit. Building on the proven design features of the F110 SF4 formula car, the S120 Pro makes use of the “link-less” design introduced with the SF4, meaning the designers have junked the usual side links in favour of a bearing-supported linear guide system that allows to brake harder and accelerate earlier while offering greater stability and consistency when braking/accelerating and steering input overlap as the rear pod movement is independent from chassis roll.
Following a first teaser image of their all-new Turismo body shell, Protoform have given another hint on the new 1/10th scale body while also announcing the release of their latest 1/8th scale IC Track lid. The Turismo 1/10th 190mm body is understood to be Protoform’s latest go on the recent LCG/high downforce body trend that has produced some very extreme designs the recent months. Protoform has basically started the idea with the already iconic Type-S, however they seem to have lost some ground due to a very proactive European brand and are now trying to catch up again with the Turismo. As for the X-15 body, the shell is coming right on time for the forthcoming IFMAR 1/8th IC Track World Championship that will be held on home soil at the Steel City RC Speedway in Fontana, California later this year. Full details of both bodies will become available on Monday, the 15th of July.