Updated Hobbywing Xerun 120A V3.1 firmware

Updated Hobbywing Xerun 120A V3.1 firmware

After more than half a year of development and testing, Hobbywing announce the latest firmware release for their flagship Xerun V3.1 car series controller. The new “V3.2_140627_Beta” firmware offers improved bottom end feel with lower motor temperatures. Development has also focused on improving the brake operation when running super fast boosted programs. Brake linearity is retained whilst still providing exceptional brake power. World Champion team drivers Atsushi Hara and Andy Moore have both helped develop the new firmware, and highlight the improved feel throughout the throttle and brake profiles.  The latest firmware version is available for download here.

Source: Hobbywing [hobbywing.com]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nick Buechler takes NCT Series Rd4

Nick Buechler takes NCT Series Rd4

This past weekend round 4 of the NCT series in Burlington, WA was held with just over 200 entries and awesome weather, it was a great weekend for racing. Tekin factory driver Nick Buechler managed to take the overall TQ and a few hard fought A-main wins to secure the number 1 position in the 1/8 E-buggy class. Nick, who is leading the series going into Rd5, was joined on the podium by Tekin teammates Jesse Munn and Anthony Honstain. In the 4WD Mod Buggy class the win went to Jesse Munn with Mike Hudson and Nick Buechler completing the top 3 result.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

STRC Kyosho 1/10th off-road weight reduction kits

STRC Kyosho 1/10th off-road weight reduction kits

Following the weight reduction kits for Team Associated B5 and TLR 22 vehicles, ST Racing Concepts now also have nuts & bolts kits for several Kyosho 1/10th scale off-road buggies and trucks available. The kits include titanium screws that are coming in at about half the weight of their steel counter parts while the supplied aluminium lock-nuts are less than half the weight of the steel ones, virtually cutting the weight of the vehicle’s hardware in half. The hardware kits are available for the RB6, RT6, SC6, SC-R and ZX-6 with the 2WD packs including screws for both mod and rear motor configuration.

Source: STRC [teamstrc.com]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

MIP drivers sweep Canadian Offroad Championships

MIP drivers sweep Canadian Offroad Championships

MIP sponsored drivers have swept the recent Canadian Offroad Championships. In 2WD Modified Buggy Damian Lamy took the TQ and win as he did in the 4WD Modified Buggy. In 4WD SC Matt Olsen first grabbed the TQ and he then also went on to take the win the class as did TQ John Walentia in 2WD SC.

Source: MIP [miponline.com]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

JConcepts Dirt Webs red compound

JConcepts Dirt Webs red compound

JConcepts popular Dirt Webs tyre is now also available in the “soft outdoor” red compound that debuted at the 2014 Cactus Classic. The new compound works alongside the blue, however, it is much more friendly in warm/hot conditions as seen at outdoor events, providing more stability and better reaction for quicker laps. The red is not a replacement for any compound but used as an alternative in warm and hot weather conditions and abrasive tracks it is available for the 2WD front, 4WD front and 2WD/4WD rear Dirt Webs.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ramon Sigrist wins at Mexican off-road nationals Rd3

Ramon Sigrist wins at Mexican off-road nationals Rd3

The 3rd round of the Mexican off-road nationals was held in Pachuca Hidalgo, near Mexico City. A total of 89 drivers attended with Ramon Sigrist taking the win in the nitro truggy class while his Novarossi teammate Arturo Navarro came in 3rd.

Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jeff Hamon wins at 2014 Queensland State Titles

Jeff Hamon wins at 2014 Queensland State Titles

The 2014 Queensland State Titles were held last weekend at the QRCCRA club located in Brendale, about 15 minutes from Brisbane. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Sedan class Jeff Hamon came out successful with his Novarossi-powered Mugen to take this year’s title.

Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Martin Wollanka wins Austria Cup

Martin Wollanka wins Austria Cup

The recent Austria Cup was held on the small and technical track of Jaidhof in the three 1/8th off-road classes of nitro buggy, nitro truggy and E-buggy. After qualifying Rene Kargl secured the TQ in the nitro buggy class with Thomas Dieselbacher and Martin Wollanka in tow. After the semi-finals Kargl was still on the top spot while Dieselbacher and Wollanka swapped positions, handing Wollanka the 2nd spot on the grid.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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