Rex Prisma.12 2.1cc nitro on-road engine

Rex Prisma.12 2.1cc nitro on-road engine

Novarossi introduce the Rex Prisma.12 nitro on-road engine for 1/10th on-road applications. The 3-port 2.1cc engine builds around a high-quality crankcase and features an EFRA/IFMAR-legal liner and piston, a lightened crankshaft, a super-strong conrod and a lightened Evolution 2 cooling head with milled out sections for improved airflow and lowest possible weight. The long stroke engine is available with standard steel or high-precision ceramic ball bearings.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Yuichi Kanai tests harder MP9 parts

Yuichi Kanai tests harder MP9 parts

Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai is currently testing some updated parts for the MP9 buggy platform on the form of harder compound front lower A-arms and a stiffer servo saver spring. The A-arms are meant to improve the stability of the car, meaning it tracks better while offering a more neutral feeling at the same time. The updated servo saver spring will also add to the feel of the car by offering improved precision on high-bite surfaces. Yuichi states that using the reinforced spring requires the use of a high-quality steering servo with ultra-robust gears. It is understood that the spring, once it hits the market, will come with a hex-type adjustment nut for easier spring pre-load adjustment. We have no information yet about a release date of the parts yet but we keep you up to date.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

RudeBits ZX6 carbon fibre & brass option parts

Rudebits ZX6 carbon fibre & brass option parts

UK carbon fibre and brass specialists RudeBits introduce new option parts for the Kyosho ZX6 4WD buggy. First up is a carbon fibre chassis separator and stiffener. The part adds rigidity to the chassis when running on high bite surfaces and it is also available as a brass part to add 32g of weight when conditions call for it. Also new are carbon fibre saddle pack and shorty battery straps that are made to replace the stock composite parts. All parts are available now.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Xray Adriatic Challenge – Report

Xray Adriatic Challenge - Report

The Xray Adriatic Challenge was held in Tolmin, Slovenia under changing weather conditions with divers from Italy, France, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia. The event started with free practice on Saturday but a light rain shower in the late afternoon brought things to a halt earlier than expected. On Sunday the race started off with electric class qualifying in 1/10th TC Modified and Stock. In the Touring Car finals Matej Miklavec took the win in the Modified class followed by Goran Vignevic and Mattia Greco. The 13.5T Stock class had Jan Popic dominating the finals. He was followed by Stanislav Kokol and Adolfo Ferraioli.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Pedro Rombouts wins Dutch nitro on-road nats Rd5

Pedro Rombouts wins Dutch nitro on-road nats Rd5

For the 5th round of the Dutch 1/10th nitro on-road nationals the whole entourage moved to the MRG Genk track in Belgium. It was the first time the Dutch nationals raced on this track and most drivers soon found a good rhythm. In qualification Ricardo Hofmeijer clocked the fastest time with 51.6 seconds for three consecutive laps, handing him the TQ spot for the main final. Behind him both Pedro Rombouts and Daan Stuiver managed to get 51.7 seconds, placing them 2nd and 3rd on the grid respectively. In 4th Roy Bakker took the last direct spot to the main final by achieving a time of 51.8 seconds.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Radtec BD7 & T4-14 aluminium main chassis

Radtec BD7 & T4-14 aluminium main chassis

Radtec announce the soon release of new aluminium main chassis plates for the Yokomo BD7 and the Xray T4-14. The chassis are made of black anodised 2.0mm high-grade USA 7075 aluminium material and retain the shape of the stock carbon fibre chassis. Strategically placed milled out sections reduce the overall weight while 15 degree bevels on the outer edges chassis scrubbing during cornering, thus improving steering and corner speed on high speed tracks.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Schelle B44.2 shorty battery conversion kit

Schelle B44.2 shorty conversion kit

Schelle Racing Innovations introduce a shorty conversion kit for the company’s already available B44.2 aluminium chassis. Upon the release of the chassis in March, many racers took notice that an upcoming shorty pack conversion was built into the Schelle design. The Schelle shorty conversion design allows for lighter weight by shedding around 80g of battery weight going from a saddle pack to a shorty. Optimised component placement on the chassis gives the car almost identical weight bias to a saddle pack car, but now in a lighter and more agile package. The lighter weight also benefits jumping and landing, with the shocks carrying less weight on takeoffs and landings. The shorty layout is more mass centralised, with heavier components closer to the centre of the car which gives the feeling of faster and more smooth rotation through the turns. The conversion will be a limited edition with only two production batches. The first batch of B44.2 shorty conversions are available for pre-order now.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Futaba 4PX 4-channel T-FHSS radio system

Futaba 4PX 4-channel T-FHSS radio system

Following our initial feature about Futaba’s new 4PX some weeks ago the Japanese company now have more information and especially images about their latest flagship radio system available. Compared to the 4PKS-R the transmitter is 30 percent faster and around 15g lighter for ultimate response and comfort. A full-color TFT display with intuitive menus makes operation hassle-free and the synthesised voice for telemetry data option allows drivers to hear updates via the built-in speaker or headphones. An assignable button on the bottom lets users activate key features instantly by touching it with their body. Compatibility with T-FHSS, S-FHSS and FASST protocols gives drivers the freedom to use the 4PX with their favourite Futaba 2.4GHz receivers. Durable, long-lasting potentiometers result in improved, precise calibration and a micro memory card port allows to update the software and transfer models from one 4PX to another.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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