Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Duffy Well, Well, Well...

From Duffy's new upcoming album Endlessly (release date November 29 in Sweden).

Well, well I like it! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chris Wood Blackbird II .21

Chris Wood have been developing his Blackbird .21 design rigger all summer long and I think he's just about ready to start preparing for the production this upcoming winter. The picture here above is taken of his Blackbird second generation .21 rigger at the 2010 Indy Masters race in Hobart (USA) and the picture itself is borrowed from ME Time Productions Inc. website (sorry, didn't ask if I could borrow it).

At this point there isn't a lot of info on the new boat but stay tuned for more info later this winter. It sure looks really good and it will be for sale!

According to Chris, he used a Novarossi engine with the stock carb modified by his father, a 46.5 mm dia 1450 prop with 3.6 cup and the Cooper/Irwin S-pipe @ 7-7/8" length (200 mm).

Wood R/C Boat Racing Products

If you have a premium subscription on the ME Time site you can log-in and see all three rounds of heats in hydro 3.5 cc including Chris racing his Blackbird II (and a lot of other racing - not only from the Hobart race).

Chris Wood from International Waters forum thread:
"Well i got to do some testing Sunday. The lake was full of stuff and at the end of this video i hit something and kicked the rudder up. I was trying for 80mph but the air was junk. Ended up getting 77 out of it. I was getting the needle set and that is when i hit something. Oh well, not to bad for the conditions. I was testing a new turn fin that didn't work so well as you hear me in the video. Other than that this is the exact boat that ran in Hobart and will be the boat I am selling in the future."

Friday, October 15, 2010

TecnoPower wins at Outboard F1 Class in Italy

"Some time ago we came in contact with Ivan Baruffaldi who is a big enthusiast for the RC Marine outboard F1 class here in Italy. Ivan is producing by himself his own outboard tunnel and rig and has been looking for an engine capable to win races and so after some research and tests TecnoPower has found a good compromise for him and during the last run of the Italian Championships Ivan and his teammate Ezio Boretto (the pilot) managed to win this race with quite a lot of advance thanks to this new collaboration.

This new and fresh experience has made TecnoPower decide to try and develop some more in this direction and in the near future we will try and release some Marine versions, so wait and see."

The above news text (and the picture here below) is copied from TecnoPower's website and you can find it here in its original form.

You heard it here first and I will keep you posted with info of TP marine products when available! / Niklas

TecnoPower is Rody Roem and Sergio Rossis new engine brand and they are made in Italy in their own factory (Tecnomeccannica). Rody is the man behind the RB Concept engines (but that company is sold a few years ago so he has no relation to RB any longer), Sergio is the brother of Mario Rossi and son of Cesare Rossi (NovaRossi) and he's a high class engineer that was the last "Rossi" engineer to leave his fathers company (Mario left NR many years ago).

Here below you can find some pictures of TecnoPower's existing 3.5 cc engines for 1/8 off-road competition so you can get a feeling of what they can do... :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Swedish Lady Nats in Rugby!

I was in Enköping today watching the Swedish 2010 final in lady rugby between local team Enköping vs. Göteborg. The first 15 minutes had Göteborg with a slight advantage scoring the first 3 points but Enköping showed why they have been the best women team in 2010. They played better and better and won the Swedish Nats title with 23-3!

Congratulations and thanks for a good show!

More pics

YouTube video

Enköpings Rugby Klubb

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Old School article

Old school article from Flying Models Magazine about R/C boating in Norway in 1975 with some Swedish boats!