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The new Lazer ZX-5 SP adopts the same wheel sections as the new specification version of the ZX-5 that entered into the 2007 World Championships. This newly designed suspension shows superior turning performance at different speeds and on a variety of different surface types. The advanced aerodynamics of the body also generates effective down-force to keep the machine anchored to the surface. With a rear midship mounted motor, the simple transmission and battery layout achieves optimal weight balance for greater control response. Easy control of the machine's airborne posture marks it as an advanced racing buggy. Whether racing competitively at the highest level or turning the nearest available off-road space into a race track, the Lazer ZX-5 SP delivers winning speed!
-Straight motor layout is specially designed for center shaft driven 4WD racing.
-Freely adjustable turnbuckle upper arms are included as part of the double wishbone 4-wheel independent suspension system.
-Equipped with slipper clutch that effectively transfers power as well as protecting the gears from overloading.
-High strength and rigidity of the resin main chassis is reinforced with X-backbone upper deck.
-Features new type triple-cap Pro Shocks. Delivers a wide range of setting adjustment options as well smooth suspension function.
-Choice of three front axle configurations with one-way, ball differential or spool (rigid). One-way is sold separately.
-Rear section equipped with stabilizer.
-Precision universal swing shafts included on front and rear.
-Chassis layout is compatible with either loose battery cells or battery packs.
Posted by Lee @ everything-rc-cars at 10:19 PM
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
> RC Planet
Whenever we talk about new products such as brushless systems, new nitro engines, etc, most people wonder - where do I get those latest gadgets? Well, that's why we've added RC Planet to our list of online RC merchants. RC Planet sells everything you will ever need to keep your new RC customized, upgraded and running as best as it possibly can. Also, RC Planet has a great selection of all the newest vehicles, as well as combo deals. For those of you that live out of the USA, you can finally get the best RC vehicles and equipment shipped to you since they ship internationally - like their name says, RC Planet.
> Factory Replacements + Performance Upgrades
What RC Planet is known for. If you just bought a new RC and you're already needing parts, chances are you're going to find what you need at RC Planet. You can get replacements and upgrades for EACH brand and their individual products (ex: Traxxas Revo, Jato, HPI Savage, etc.). Find brands and models such as:
- & many many many more
> Tires + Wheels
Sedan, Monster Truck, Buggy, 1/8, 1/18th, Brand tires such as Traxxas Jato, Tire glue, etc.
> Tools + Bags
Everything you'd need - from adhesives to lubricants to painting equipment.
> Nitro Engines + Electric Motors
.12 to .46 nitro engines, boat, airplane and helicopter engines. Also major brand engines for HPI, Traxxas, etc. Brushless motors, heatsinks, you name it.
> Radio Systems
Pistol grips of all kinds, radio receivers (plane + cars), servos, electronic speed controllers, etc.
> Fuel & Accessories
Cleaner, glow plugs, oil, fuel, temperature gauges, starter kits, etc.
> Bodies & Paint
Bodies for all types latest brand name cars, buggies and trucks. Get paint, supplies, and everything you'll need to be a pro customer designer.
> Batteries + Chargers
All the latest advanced battery chargers available. Find all types of batteries, from lithium to NiCad.
So, check out RC Planet for all your part & upgrade needs.
> Battery Storage + Care Tips
If you're racing every other week, you won't have to worry about any storage - but when race season ends, then it’s time to cool down the RC until next year. If you have ever opened a battery compartment of some other device only to notice that there is goop leaking all over, you know the importance of battery care. RC models are no different, so be sure to remove all the batteries that are used in your setup. This also includes the batteries used in your radio and the receiver. This will be the one time that charging will not be an issue. No sense charging these before storage as they will soon discharge anyway. It is better to discharge your batteries and store them “dead”. Even a fully discharged pack will retain about a 1v charge throughout the storage. One recommendation is to store them in the fridge, but NOT the freezer. This will prevent failure due to excess temperatures, especially those higher than 74 F (24 C), which makes the insulating part of the battery oxidize and in turn shorts the battery out. Batteries that are close to failure will be exposed next season, and batteries that are potentially in poor condition will completely drain and short out. Who wants to find that out the first day back at the track? Sounds tricky, but if you keep them cool, it won't happen - and you won't have to worry about it!
If you follow these refrigeration steps, when next season comes around, all you need to do is charge them. And be sure your charger is compatible with your specific type of battery setup. A quick check of the voltage should reveal about 1.0v even after long storage periods before you hook up the charger. If you get a reading of zero volts, then that’s a good indication your battery may fail. Do not try and revive it as it’s not worth the effort. Cut it out of that pack and replace it, you’ll be glad you did. Once fully charged, you should have a minimum of 80% capacity, and anything less is suspect. So whatever your pick, get that battery going and rev it up!
> RC Racing EP3 Videos
> New RC Blog
I'll be switching this blog over to a new wordpress blog, giving me a lot more functionality, and better able to categorize posts, etc. Once the new blog is up, it'll be kind of a 'webpage within a webpage' of our main site, where you can access all the latest videos, news, events, maintenance tips, & more.
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Posted by Lee @ everything-rc-cars at 4:21 PM
Sunday, September 2, 2007
> Trion Intellect VR-1 packs
I like new developments in battery technology, just because when I first started having an electric RC was not very much fun. Team Trion have released two versions of pre assembled 6-cell battery packs. You can get them in 3800MAh or 4200... And if you do get any, go with the higher MAh.
> Serpent In The News
Serpent have been all over the news lately, from new products to new designers. Here's a list of some recent Serpent news below:
> ZX15 Small Block DSII+ engine
Here's an engine for serious racers...
"High Performance 5 port engine for top level competition featuring a top quality piston and liner set, latest design carburettor, orange cooling head and superbly finished grey anodised crankcase."
Read the rest of the features here.
> New Off-Road Designer Gerd Strenge
"Serpent is very pleased to officially announce that Gerd Strenge, better known as Mr Durango from Germany, has entered into a long-term cooperation with Serpent, for the development of offroad rc racing cars.
Gerd Strenge is famous in the electric offroad scene, for his very innovative Team Durango 1/10 scale 4wd offroad project. Gerd started this project in 2002 and he has been developing the car ever since. His Team Durango car has been European Champion and his cars have reached many GP, EC and even WC finals in the hands of famous drivers like Hara and Marc Reinhard."
Read the rest here.
> Champ Drives Serpent F180 Formula Car
"Champ Car star and soon to be Formula One driver Sebastien Bourdais tried out Serpent's F180 formula car yesterday (Thursday) in Assen where he and his Newman Haas Lanigan Team are preparing for this weekend's second European Champ Car World Series encounter.
The reigning Champ Car Champion drove one of three F180s brought by Serpent to the 1:1 track which is situated in the north of Holland."
Read the rest here.
> Traxxas T-Maxx Jump Video
Watch this T-maxx take a jump... JUST makes it!
Posted by Lee @ everything-rc-cars at 12:51 PM