HPI RS4 Sport 3 RTR kits

HPI RS4 Sport 3 RTR kits

HPI Racing introduce the all-new RS4 Sport 3 1/10th 4WD electric touring car. The club racing chassis features a completely sealed and highly efficient shaft drivetrain, coil-over shock absorbers plus waterproof electronics. The fully contained drivetrain means there are no exposed gears, belts or drivetrain parts to get stuck with rocks or dirt. Finally, the RS4 Sport 3 is finished with realistic tyres plus a range of licensed replica body and wheels for an authentic look that will grab the attention of all RC and motorsport enthusiasts. The range will include a BMW M3 E30 fifteen52, a Subaru BRZ with drift tyres and a Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in Flux specifications with a powerful brushless motor and speed controller.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Martin maintains pace to top seeding practice

Martin maintains pace to top seeding practice

Lee Martin maintained his early pace at the Euro Offroad Series in Berlin, with the Yokomo driver topping both rounds of timed practice to become the top seed for 2WD qualifying tomorrow as drivers now switch over to 4WD practice.  Behind the British driver, it was David Ronnefalk who was second fastest with Robert Batlle, also driving a Team C TM2, completing the Top 3. While up front the order had no surprises it was the lack of pace from both Hupo Honigl and Joern Neumann that was the biggest surprise with their fastest 3-consecutive laps only good enough for 13th and 16th fastest times respectively.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Martin sets early pace in Berlin

Martin sets early pace in Berlin

Round 2 of the Euro Offroad Series takes place in Berlin this weekend with Yokomo’s Lee Martin setting the early practice pace in the German capital.  At the end of the three rounds of free practice, the British driver topped the times for fastest 3-consecutive laps with his new YZ-2.  Behind it was Martin Bayer, debuting Xray’s new XB2, who was closest 3/10ths off with new HB signing David Ronnefalk completing the Top 3.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Updated Sanwa SRG & new ERB servos

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German Sanwa distributor LRP have released first information on the updated Sanwa SRG servo line and two new ERB servos. Starting with the SRG’s, the SRG-BZX (0.06s/15kg.cm), the all-alloy case SRG-BZX Type-R (0.06s/15kg.cm), the SRG-BRS (0.05s/13kg-cm) and the SRG-BLS V2 (0.05s/7.6kg-cm) all build on the previous versions but they feature an updated case with detachable receiver wire for swift and easy servo swaps or receiver lead changes. As for the ERB range, coming soon is the ERB-861 (0.07s/23kg-cm) standard size and the ERB-871 (0.06s/9.4kg-cm) low-profile servo. Both feature powerful brushless motors, they are IPX4 waterproof, come with metal gears and the ERB-871 also sports an all-aluminium case for extra rigidity.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

LRP CPX V2 touring car tyres

LRP CPX V2 touring car tyres

LRP’s long-running CPX touring car carpet tyre has received an overhaul and are soon available in an updated V2 version. Featuring an optimised rubber compound for improved overall performance the tyre comes pre-glued to a new white colour disc wheel. Shipping of the tyre, that will become available in sets of four, starts soon.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]

Friday, January 30, 2015

Marcin Malinski wins VRC Buggy Worlds

Marcin Malinski wins VRC Buggy Worlds

Marcin Malinski has won the VRC Worlds Open Class nitro buggy title. The 25 year old Polish Team Serpent racer was the big surprise in the A-Main final as he did not compete in 2014, had no ranking and set an incredible pace right from the start of the Worlds, giving hot favourite David Ronnefalk a hard time. His 3rd place at the 2013 VRC 1/8th Nitro Buggy Worlds should have been a warning to all and his pace was so fast that there was a lot of gossip about him cheating the system. Even his result in the 60 minute A-Main was disputed five times by other racers which lead to automatic disqualification. After investigation of these protests the race director reversed the disqualification which means that the young Pole has earned his first official VRC World title. Newly signed HB team driver David Ronnefalk finished 2nd, 13 seconds behind Malinski, and the other Swede and winner of the 2014 Season 3 series, Tobias Isaksson came in 3rd, another 10 seconds down with the top 3 scoring an incredibly fast 96 laps at the difficult Naxos Worlds track in Sicily.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Novarossi Mito nitro on-road engines

Novarossi Mito nitro on-road engines

New for 2015 is Novarossi’s line of Mito on-road nitro engines. Coming as 9-port Mito 9 and 7-port Mito 7 for 1/8th racing and smaller Mito.12 for 200mm nitro cars, all engines offer Novarossi’s patented shifted carburettor that grants better mixture flow through the crankcase for improved fuel efficiency and an optimised power curve. Also new are updated rear ball bearings for reduced rotating masses and an improved mixture flow inside the engine which relates to increased throttle response and higher top speeds. The .21 engines also come with a redesigned 3-needle carburettor for improved idle characteristics and an improved return to lower RPM when coming from the upper ranges of the RPM spectrum. The new engine line is rounded out by updated cooling heads with laser-etched logos.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Exotek DEX210 motor plate & DETC410 diff cams

Exotek DEX210 motor plate & DETC410 diff cams

New from Exotek come two aluminium option parts for the Team Durango DEX410 and DETC410 kits. First up is the Flite vented motor plate for Team Durango’s 2WD buggy. The 100 percent CNC-machined vented motor plate keeps the motor running cooler and longer for that extra edge. Aggressive cut-outs allow the heat that builds up inside the gear cover to vent out thus lowering overall motor temps greatly. The extra machining reduces the weight down to 16g, making the plate over 5g lighter than stock, but the critical motor mounting areas are still intact to maintain solid motor mounting and gear mesh. The plate is available in gold or black anodising and it easily mounts as MM3 or MM4 configuration with the Exotek logos laser etched on both sides of the plate.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

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