We’ve already seen the fantastic LMP 1 (Le Mans Prototype) cars from speed passion and now the Japanese Team Muzzle has released the first images of it’s new body for that chassis. The really clever this is that the shell comes with alternate parts so you can have a shell that looks like a “Toyota TS030″ or an “Audi R18″ – Hopefully an update for the new Porsche d909 Hybrid is on it’s way as well!!
With the indoor carpet winter season properly getting underway at the moment (don’t forget to listen to the latest podcast to hear all about that!), the well-known HUDY brand has chosen an ideal time to announce their latest release – the Carpet Gripper additive.
HUDY’s first foray into the competitive additive market, this has been developed by the HUDY team of top drivers to help develop the maximum traction whilst “keeping the car stable and easy to drive”.
The additive comes in a 65ml bottle with an applicator.
After our preview yesterday we now have 2 short product videos for the new Speed Passion LM-1 Le Mans style pan car – the first looks at the car on track (well being trundled sedately round the RC Addict facility in Bangkok) and the second (press continue to see!) some close ups of the chassis itself! The Car looks great and I personally would love to see a full grid of these as soon as possible!
Speed Passion has officially announced their new 1/10th scale GT pancar LM-F. “It is a realistic representation of the cars at Le Mans” – Actually lets be honest, it’s an Audi R18 with different decals, but due to licensing it can’t be called that! However it does look fabulous and the front headlights can accept an LED kit for added realism! The car runs on a modified SP1 Formula One chassis .
Of course the real R18 also uses electric power from it’s flywheel hybrid system, there is no mention within the SP press release of a scale version of that part of the car!
The LM-F it will be on sale at the end of the year, both as a Ready-To-Run and a “pro kit” without electronics!
The Tekin has announced the new RSX electronic speed controller for brushless motors! The ESC has a compact design, measuring only 25.4 x 33 x 12.9mm and is compatible with 4-9 cell Ni-MH and 2S and 3S LiPo batteries. It can be run in sensored or sensorless modes and features a large aluminium heat sink and fan to keep things cool! You can use the Tekin Hotwire for further adjustments.
Last weekend saw the BRCA hold their 2013 World GT National. This year, the National was held as a single 2-day event, to make it easier for racers to fit it into their busy summer schedule. Serpent driver Chris Kerswell attended with his S100 and dominated the event. Therefore, there’s probably no one better to report on the event than Chris himself!
Hobbywing have announced that their brand new brushless motors, the Hobbywing V10, will be available shortly!
The sensored motors feature fully adjustable timing and are suitable for 1/10th Touring Car, Pan Car and Off-Road racing, along with 1/12th circuit too. The motors come in all popular winds, from the fastest modified turns through to 21.5T (primarily designed for Rock Crawling). RC TV understands that 2006 World Champion Andy Moore has been running these motors for a while, and having seen his car on track they certainly aren’t short of power! Andy has been very impressed with these motors, and you’ll be able to get your hands on them by the end of the month!
Keep reading for more hi-res pictures of the motor!
The Sanwa has been in touch with us at RC TC to present their brand new brushless ESC – the Super Vortex Zero. The case of the ESC is made of aluminium and comes with an add-on cooling fan. The ESC is suitable for brushless motors up to 4.5 turns. Keep reading for more details and all the specs!
This month we have the first of our Best Ofs – and this year the team are choosing their favourite ever races – It’s Mat’s turn first and both his selections appear to feature …. him and his fabulous editing, presenting and camerawork – well that’s what he says -you can be the judge
This month we have the most popular motorsport in miniature – We’re in Las Vegas for Scotty Ernsts’ fantastic IIC and the brand new and fantastic F1 class and then some World GT action – Touring Cars are then to the fore with the EFRA Euros from Germany!