Thursday, 28 February 2013

TITC 2013 - A main videos

New videos from great camera location of all three Amain finals with the epic battle of Jilles vs Naoto in the first main.

Enjoy in 720p Full Screen mode!

Amain Nr. 1

Amain Nr. 2

Amain Nr. 3

Source: Youtube TITC Thai

Sunday, 24 February 2013


I am a big fan of Atsushi and very happy to see him win big again.
Here are the first shots of his winning machine with which he dominated the event, getting TQ in all his runs, Lap record and two wins in the Amains.
At a quick first glance I noticed new central mounted floating servo mount, new low profile shock towers and short shocks with new shock caps.

On the occasion here are the cars of Satoshi and Marc from Tamiya. Satoshi's car features a new motor mount which places the motor further inside to the chassis. This was also spoted on Jilles' car and it is believed that TAMIYA were testing different configurations using parts from YOKOMO's BD7.


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Thursday, 14 February 2013


TEAM ORION recently introduced their new motor, the 2nd edition of the VST Pro line.
Although it retains the name, in principal it is a completely new motor. Entering a new racing season and with so many new motors in the market the VST Pro had to be replaced with something substantially better in order to keep the brand on top and from the first impression it looks like TEAM ORION have delivered a great new design.
The aesthetics are much improved dropping the dull looking mat look to a new nice shiny finish. A new aluminum endbell with double sensor plugs, clear timing markings and sensor plug covers are some of the new features but the most eye catching are the new solder tabs. The new design provides sufficient area to solder the motor wires and be able to apply some pressure thus achieving perfect contact between wire and tab.

The packaging is also very nice, using nice robust and soft materials, as if opening a box of expensive perfume. Very nice touch.

Once retrieved from the package its nice design and great finish is immediately observed. Through the motors I've used I always liked the design of the LRP X20 and lately the built quality of the ADVANCED ELECTRONICS motor I've been using with much success, but this seems to bring a new level in design and quality.

The package I received is final pre-production version and it included a magnet (armature) remover, solder tab cover and sensor plug covers.

Finally the inside detail of the endbell. Everything very neatly made.  I expect to test the motor in a few weeks if weather and time allow me to do so.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

A test day

 Among a few other things, one of the benefits living in Greece is the good weather. While most of central and northern Europe is under rain and snow clouds we are lucky enough to enjoy dry sunny weather and decent temperatures around 15-20 degrees Celsius.
This weekend we also have some guests from Germany, running the Velox V8 Shepherd car. One of the drivers is Thilo-Alexander Toedtmann who is a title contender in the most competitive class of the German Nats, Class 1.
After viewing one of my videos a few months ago he contacted me asking for details regarding the track in the video and whether it was worth the risk to travel in the middle of winter to do some testing. I advised him that during this time, 3 our of 4 weekends the weather is good so here we are a few months later and they are enjoying some valuable testing time, trying out new parts and engines.
Below are some pictures of the Sheperd team as well as local racers
Our lovely track at the northern suburb of Athens.

 Shepherd car of Thilo. Spot the new parts?
My car getting ready for a test run



Thursday, 7 February 2013

New TOP Schepis, Novarossi based motors

Available in 1/8 track, 1/10 track and 1/8 buggy

Source: NDS-TECH LOUIS - facebook page

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Friday, 1 February 2013