For a long time Competition Electronic’s Turbomatcher 4 has been the standard for battery matching. Competition Electronics has announced what will no doubt be the new standard. Besides a new look, the Turbomatcher 8 has a long list of new features. More here.
Novak's latest controller is a competition brushed/brushless model with hotter specs than the Super Sport series--it's a perfect match for the new Velociti series motors. Click here for more info at the RC Zone.
The Monster GT now has a bigger stomp, now that Associated has bored it out to a full 4.6cc (.28ci). To help the MGT handle the extra thump,there are new steel gears in the 2-speed tranny and beefed-up CV axles spin the wheels. Talk about it here.
The QC3 isnt out yet, but its already a winner. Ryan Cavalieri used the new speed control to win the IFMAR World Championship 4WD class. According to LRP's Jurgen Lautenenbach, the QC3 was born after testing at the Worlds warm-up race, where track conditions required the ultimate in smooth, precise throttle control. In addition to an even smoother feel, the QC3 will feature 6 throttle profiles, three specific to off-road and three just for touring cars. Look for a review of the QC3 in RC Car Action soon.
CEN's new high-performance ready-to-run nitro sedan, the CT4S, is based on the new CT4R design. The car is built for speed and includes CEN's new big-block .15 'Lightning' engine and an adjustable, lightweight, 2-speed transmission. Any .21-class engine can be bolted directly into the CT4S using optional parts. A 3-speed conversion kit is in the works, too, if you just gotta go faster
After a long run with the MR-4TC SD (shaft drive), Yokomo is going the way of belt drive with the new MR-4 TC BD, which predictably means, "belt drive." Car Action Magazine just learned of this new touring car from Yokomo, but we're warned that the car pictured is a prototype. Yokomo's goal with the new machine when it reaches production, is to have a car that appeals to drivers that want the best equipment available. It apparently is for those with a fat wallet too, reportedly selling for 53,130 Yen, which would put it in the $500+ range in the US.
The Runner is back in a new, smaller package (25x25mm) with LRPs no-programming Artificial Intelligence software on board. The two available models are the Runner (for motors down to 18 turns) and Runner Plus (for motors down to 15 turns). Both have fail-safe protection and are 100-percent waterproof.