News of May, 2014

NEW INTERCEPT RX8 BUGGY CHASSIS AND UPDATED PHYSICS

27.05.2014   30 comments   Category: Site news

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The RX8 is a complete new buggy chassis featuring the very latest suspension geometry and narrow chassis layout. As both the RX8 and the NX8 chassis use 3D suspension geometries and animated suspension, our physics expert Todd ‘Doc’ Wasson was faced with a new challenge of making both chassis work well, maintaining their own character and keeping both of them competitive when raced together. We obviously did not want to end up with 2 classes. Below is a short explanation to give you some insight in the level of complexity Todd was facing to make both chassis work within the same class, also sharing the same tires!

The RX8 chassis not only has a completely different suspension geometry, the chassis also has a much narrower lay-out which means that the engine is in a different location, so the engine, exhaust and body components are not interchangeable with the NX8 chassis, or at least they are not an exact fit. So make sure to select engine, exhaust, body and transponder components which are for the R-serie... read more

PATTAYA – BIGGEST AND BADDEST OFF-ROAD TRACK EVER

23.05.2014   26 comments   Category: Site news   Video: 1 available

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We have just released the Pattaya off-road track; one of the biggest, baddest and meanest off-road track on the planet! Home of the 2010 IFMAR Worlds and the Bittydesign Asia Contest. The track uses the 2012 lay-out and presents you with 450 meters of daring dirt, doubles, triples and quads. The track is optimized to be used in both directions so you get 2 tracks in 1!

Are you ready for this challenge? No need to travel to Thailand, this ‘mother of all off-road tracks’ will come to you! You can get this new exciting track in the VRC Pro e-shop and within minutes you will be enjoying the ultimate challenge in r/c off-road racing. Or get an all-inclusive subscription which lets you use ALL the cars and tracks for a certain period of time.

Pattaya is available here: Pattaya track

With the release of the Pattaya track VRC Pro now features 9 full-size off-road tracks suitable for nitro buggi... read more

GM - KYPOM - SPEED POWER BATTERIES NO LONGER AVAILABLE

13.05.2014   25 comments   Category: Site news

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The following battery packs have been removed from VRC Pro due to legal action taken by Team Orion:

- GM LiPo 7.4V 5400 50C
- Kypom LiPo 7.4V 5700 50C
- Speed Power LiPo 7.4V 5300 45C

As these are all quite old and low capacity LiPo battery packs we expect very little disturbance within the group of users of these batteries.

The legal action taken by Team Orion is about the carbon look design and the rectangular shape and pin positions of the LiPo battery pack, apparently they registered this widely used model back in 2008 with the European design registration office.

Although we have explicit written permission from the respective brands to use these models for VRC Pro, we have decided to inactivate these components. We assume that Team Orion is taking legal action against all manufacturers of similar looking and/or shaped battery packs!

Thanks for your understanding.


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VIRTUAL NEO 14 PRAY FOR JAVAN CANDY

07.05.2014   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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UK’s Javan Candy converted his TQ in a victory at the inaugural VIRTUAL NEO. Candy took control of the race after lap 3 and never looked back. Rob Gillespie from the US and David Barcena from Spain completed the podium.

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Candy - Marson - Barcena - Gillespie in the first lap

Candy looked to have full control of the race with a 12 second lead over Barcena with just 5 minutes to go in the 30 minute A-Main, but a few bad laps and a very slow last pitstop brought voth Barcena and Gillespie back in contension. Barcena and Gillespie worked their way back into the race and were just 2 and 4 seconds behind the Englishman with a minute on the clock. In a final charge for the lead and in the last lap of the final, Barcena made 2 big mistakes which took away the chance to connect with Candy and possibly pass him in the very last lap. He now had to let Candy go and even let Team Associated works driver Rob Gillespie b... read more

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