IIC 2011 – Speed Merchant new releases

Oct 07, 2011 No Comments by

Speed Merchant            teamspeedmerchant.com

 - 1/12th Scale Rev.7

Here’s the latest and greatest out of the SpeedMerchant camp.

Introducing the Rev.7.

With the changes in Lipo’s, traction compounds, bodies and even carpet construction, we’ve seen an on-going change is set-up philosophies over the past few seasons.

After lots of testing starting at the Snowbirds, continuing with the R.O.A.R. Carpet Nats, and finalizing over the Spring & Summer, we feel the Rev.7 is the very best combination of performance, efficiency and tuneability (is that a word?).

We were able to design an off-set in-line configuration but still keep the weight bias very close to our standard battery configuration found in the Rev.6 and like the 6 allow for weight jacking for tuning purposes.

The Rev.7 is very narrow, but still has plenty of room for electronics. So far, most the built 7′s are coming in around 705 grams….that allows for almost a full ounce of weight to be used for tuning.

The other nice benefit of running the off-set in-line battery is it let us gain some chassis efficiency. We narrowed up the chassis and moved the pivot points & springs further inboard. The Polar Moment of Inertia is even lower than before. The Rev.7 changes direction quicker as well as rotates 180′s faster and more efficiently. We’ve actually seen a drop in motor temps with 17.5 testing back to back.

- 1/10th Scale World GT3

Featuring in line battery that can be mounted for or aft and also fit a 7.7 liPo.  Narrow link system like our new Rev.7 for more corner speed and efficiency.

- 1/10th Scale HPI Formula 10 Conversion

All new conversion for the HPI F10.  Features the tried and true Speedmerchant rear suspension mated to the HPI F10 front suspension.  Designed around the new “shorty”  7.4LiPo batteries for better handling.  The kit will be available in Carbon Fiber and Garolite for the budget racer.

 

Adjustable Ride Height Pod

New from Team Tamale & SpeedMerchant are adjustable ride height pod sets for all of the popular on-road chassis. The new pod sets feature .5 mm adjustable increments for rear axle ride height.  Just loosen the 4 screws on the back plate…move the axle up or down…re-tighten…and you’re done.  Change your ride height in seconds. The pod sets also have larger ¼ x ½” inch bearings for increased performance and durability. Rear pod sets are available for Team Associated, X-Ray, CRC, and of course SpeedMerchant.  CFEX, TOP and On-Points are also on the way.

Check out TeamSpeedMerchant.com or TeamTamale.com for ordering information.

“we’re really happy with the new chassis platform.  Our Japanese Distributor RC Champ House just sent us contacted us to tell us that they just won the 2011 Japanese’s Carpet On-road Nationals with the new Rev.7.  They received the cars on Tuesday, had 2 days to build, and won the Nats with their 1st race with the new cars.” – Bruce Carbone

 

 

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Joel Navarro fell in love with RC since the age of 11 with the Tamiya Grasshopper being his first RC car. Little did he know that the his favorite RC magazine back in 1987, RC Car Action, would be the magazine he works for now. Joel received his AA in photography and in addition to being a West Coast Editor for RC Car Action magazine, he is a professional wedding and portrait photographer in the Southern California and San Diego area. During the winter, Joel is also a snowboard instructor in Big Bear, Ca. Joel is active in the RC community and regularly races all over the SoCal area. His home tracks are SDRC Raceway, West Coast RC Raceway, OCRC Raceway, and parking lot racing in San Diego.
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