German Pro10 national championship – Report

German Pro10 national championship - Report

The 24th German Pro10 national championships were held at the MBC Bamberg track in Southern Germany. The track was open for practice from Wednesday on with the event would officially start on Saturday morning with timed practice runs. A total of 49 driver from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany attended in the three classes of Pro10 Modified, Pro10 Stock 10.5T non-boost and 2WD Fun. In the premier class of Pro10 Modified a battle for the TQ arose between four drivers with 2013 vice-champion Tobias Weist taking the pole position for the finals in front of local hero Alexander Graßer and Sven Stoffels. On his way to the TQ Tobias clocked a new Pro10 lap record of 14.773s – only 174/1000th of a second lower than the 1/8th nitro on-road lap record.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Martin Hudy talks T4’15 – Exclusive Interview

Martin Hudy talks T4'15 – Exclusive Interview

As announced yesterday, today we are publishing the first of a series of features ahead of the forthcoming release of Xray’s all-new T4 2015 electric touring car. First up we have this exclusive interview with Xray designer Martin Hudy about the development of the T4’15 and the electric touring car market in general. Tomorrow we will also have an exclusive write-up available with more in-depth information on what racers can expect from Xray’s new touring car.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

RB Rally Xtrem rally game engine

RB Rally Xtrem rally game engine

For the expanding 1/8th scale rally game market French company RB introduce their Rally Xtrem engine. Based on the experience gained with the original Rally engine, RB focussed on an efficient power output on both ends of the RPM spectrum. The engine features a 7-port sleeve with MES and two extra lubrication holes, a machined, both hard wearing and lightweight piston, and a new, balanced 14.5mm turbo crankshaft with silicon inserts. The engine now also comes with a black coated crankcase and it is available separately or including a 2092 in-line exhaust set.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FTW D812 Reactor bodyshell

FTW D812 Reactor bodyshell

FTW introduce the Reactor bodyshell for the Hot Bodies D812 1/8th off-road buggy. The uniquely shaped body is designed to offer a good balance between aggressive downforce and stabilising sideforce while improving jump stability at the same time. Made from 0.040″ polycarbonate the bodyshell comes including window masks and a decal sheet.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HPI D8T Tessmann Edition steering block arm set

HPI D8T Tessmann Edition steering block arm set Made for the Hot Bodies D8T Tessmann Edition nitro truggy are five additional steering block arm sets from HPI Racing. They are made to fine tune the handling of the truck with the steering arm set ‘Type 1′ offering the least Ackermann steering geometry with the Ackermann effect increasing across the range of arm sets as the ‘Type’ number increases respectively. More Ackermann makes the car easier to drive, the less Ackermann, the more aggressive the car becomes. All plates are made from high quality carbon fibre and come marked with milled dots for easy identification. Click here to view the Type 6 Ackermann plates

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reflex Racing RSD7 2015 touring car kit

Reflex Racing RSD7 2015 touring car kit

Reflex Racing introduce the RSD7 2015 electric touring car kit based on the Team Associated TC6.2. After close to a year of development on the TC6.2 platform, Reflex Racing have decided to package together their essential upgrades to release the RSD7 2015. The kit includes all the parts needed to build a rolling chassis kit and as it is based off of the TC6.2, the box includes the original TC6.2 chassis plus the RSD7 aluminium chassis, providing you with two different chassis to build with. Other option parts that made it into the box are the lightweight suspension kit, an aluminium inner servo mount, an adjustable carbon fibre battery stop, RSD TC6.2 springs, 315 pistons and soft bladders beside other gizmos. The kit is available now for pre-order and will become available end of September to early October.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Van Helmond brothers take Dutch Buggy titles

Van Helmond brothers take Dutch buggy titles

After winning at the 7th and final round of the combined Dutch and Belgium Electric Buggy championship it was Wesley van Helmond (TLR) who took home the Dutch national title in 2WD buggy, as well the combined Belgium/Dutch title. Behind him Arjan van de Graaf (Yokomo) and Tom van Drunen (Team Durango) lined up in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 4WD class it was Wesley’s younger brother Dominique van Helmond (TLR) who was able to take home the Dutch 4WD title. Jack Box (TLR) came in 2nd followed by Leonard Giesbers (Team Durango).

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Exotek 22 2.0 & SC6 carbon front shock towers

Exotek 22 2.0 & SC6 carbon front shock towers

Exotek introduce two carbon fibre front shock towers for the TLR 22 2.0 and the Kyosho SC6 truck. Starting with the TLR part, the shock tower is made of 5mm high-quality carbon fibre and much stiffer and stronger than the original composite item resulting in a more consistent damper action. Extra machining reduces unnecessary weight while improving airflow through the shock stay at the same time. The tower fits both the 22 and newer 22 2.0. Also new and made for the Kyosho SC6 and RT6 is a 4mm front shock tower. Again made to improve shock action the part offers additional outer shock mounting holes for added tuning options while lower countersunk holes insure exact mounting and alignment which is critical for taller shock towers.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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