EOS #4 kicks off at Poland’s largest hobby exhibition

EOS #4 kicks off at Poland’s largest hobby exhibition

Season #4 of the Euro Offroad Series kicks off this weekend (24-26 October) at Poland’s largest hobby exhibition with the 1:10 Offroad championship’s international entry set once again to showcase r/c racing in front of over 40,000 show goers. The third year running that the EOS season will commence in the city of Poznan as part of ‘Hobby’, it will be the first time that the entry for the championship’s buggy classes will be headed by separate drivers. Chasing a fourth consecutive title, Joern Nuemann heads the 4WD Buggy entry while his 2WD Buggy Championship nemesis Naoto Matsukura makes the trip from Japan for the first time to one of Poland’s oldest cities.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Team Orion VST2 Pro 550 4.0T short course motor

Team Orion VST2 Pro 550 4.0T short course motor

Team Orion introduce the VST2 Pro 550 4.0T brushless short course motor. The motor builds on a robust aluminium case with an improved ventilation system for best possible cooling. The new design also features a convenient dual sensor port system which allows the motor to be installed in the chassis in the best possible way. The empty port can be used to easily program the ESC through the motor. The 2-pole 5100kv motor also offers adjustable timing, heavy-duty solder tabs and it comes with a rotor installation tool to make convenient rebuilding possible.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

JConcepts Smoothies 1/10th buggy slick tyres

JConcepts Smoothies 1/10th buggy slick tyres

JConcepts introduce the Smoothies 1/10th buggy slick tyres. In some conditions in off-road racing slick tyres are the fastest way around the track. In damp weather, indoor clay surfaces become so tacky that the lower the tread or to the point of zero tread is an advantage. For years drivers have sanded, ground and hand sculpted tires in search of that elusive slick carcass for racing. Released as a 60mm bead mounting diameter, the JConcepts Smoothies mount straight to the latest generation wheels for that all important reactive feel. The carefully profiled tyre carcass rolls through the turns with efficiency while the maximum smooth surface area grips the surface. The tyres include Dirt-Tech 60mm inserts and they are available as 2WD front end 2WD/4WD rear tyre in Gold compound.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tasos Paparegas wins Greek Buggy Championship

Tasos Paparegas wins Greek Buggy Championship

The final round of the Greek 1/8th Off-Road Championship was held at the Zorri track in Athens in sunny and hot weather conditions. Tasos Pagaregas took the TQ for the finals but he had to battle against some very fast local drivers who would also put some massive pressure on him in the 45 minute final. Right from the start Makropoulos, Tsigkos and Perogianakis, who were the podium finishers of a race held the week before, chased Tasos hard who suffered a major problem after the second pitstop when a stone got stuck between a front arm and the chassis. Tasos drove that way for at least 10 minutes and he lost the lead after building an 11 second gap. Later in the race Tasos had to protect his spot against Zagorisos, who had worked his way up coming from 10th on the grid. Then, at the 25 minute mark, Tasos heavily crashed his car into the barriers after a driving error but the stone that blocked the suspension got loose and he was able to work his way up again to take the win in front of Zagorisos in 2nd and Makropoulos in 3rd place. The win at the final round of the championship handed Tasos the overall title with his brother John taking the runner-up spot.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Atsushi Hara wins Modified class at Ride Cup Rd3

Atsushi Hara wins Modified class at Ride Cup Rd3

The penultimate round of the 2014 Ride Cup was held at Huge RC Project this past weekend. Run in several electric on-road classes the race saw Atsuhi Hara taking the win in the Touring Car Modified class from Tanit K. and Toshihiko Hara. In the Touring Car Open 13.5T class Kittipong R. came out successful in front of Natee Tirapipattanakul in 2nd and Araya Ingwethvongsa in 3rd. The Formula 1 class had Choengchai Numchareon coming in 1st followed by Atsushi Hara and Petch Plachiva in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The final round of the 2014 Ride Cup will be held on December 14th.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lutz doubles at Byron Fuels Heartlands Challenge

Lutz doubles at Byron Fuels Heartlands Challenge

Ryan Lutz has concluded the 2014 Byron Fuels Heartlands Challenge by taking the first place overall finish in both Nitro Buggy and Truggy. The Hobbytown Hobbyplex facility presented the field with an awesome track surface, guaranteeing some exciting action and it was Ryan who took an early TQ run in the first round of qualifying in both classes. With the competition battling for supremacy, Ryan stayed cool under pressure from Cody King to push to a double win.

Click here to view the Truggy podium

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Capricorn Tesla HV low-profile servo

Capricorn Tesla HV low-profile servo

Italian company Capricorn introduce their Tesla HV low-profile servo. Ideally used in electric touring cars the servo is also robust enough for 1/8th on-road applications. Featuring an aluminium upper case and middle section the high-voltage compatible servo offers up to 14.5kg-cm of torque at a speed of 0.07s. The all-metal gear servo is usable from 6.0V input on and available with a 100mm or 170mm receiver connection wire.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

VBC Racing pan car aluminium body height adjusters

VBC Racing pan car aluminium body height adjusters

From VBC Racing and made for their LightningF and Lightining12 pan car kits come new aluminium body height adjustment collars to replace the standard plastic adjusters. The parts are made from 7075 aluminium, they come red anodised and include new plastic body posts.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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