Xray XB8 active centre differential

Xray XB8 active centre differential

Xray introduce the active centre differential for the XB8 1/8th off-road buggy. The adjustable gear diff is made to adapt the buggy’s handling characteristics both on-power and off-power by using different shape internals. The standard 90 degree parts provide a good balance between on and off-power as the diff closes and opens with a slight delay, making the standard setting best suited for high-grip or bumpy tracks. The optional 120 degree internals let the diff close or open immediately which is a setting best used on slippery or flat tracks. The set includes all needed parts and it fits the XB8’14, the XB8’15 and the XB8E.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Matias doubles at RC Indoor Oeste opening race

Matias doubles at RC Indoor Oeste opening race

This past weekend saw the opening race of the RC Indoor Oeste track in Portugal. Miguel Matias took the TQ and win in both the 1/8th Nitro and E-Buggy classes. In the Nitro category Joao Figueiredo and Rabio Ramos rounded out the podium while in the E-Buggy class Nuno Roque and Pedro Dias came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BRX5 Full Watts 2015 1/8th electric on-road kit

BRX5 Full Watts 2015 1/8th electric on-road kit

French company BRX released first images of the forthcoming BRX5 Full Watts 1/8th scale 2WD electric on-road kit. The “classic” 2WD car features rigid front and rear suspension parts, a simple single belt drivetrain and a silver carbon fibre main chassis with blue anodised aluminium parts. The front suspension offers adjustable caster, camber, track width and toe settings while the rear end has adjustable camber, track width and toe values. Building on the 2014 kit the ’15 spec car offers new battery mounts for dual 2S standard or shorty LiPo packs with the latter allowing to adjust the weight balance by shifting the packs forth or back.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Russian Grand Prix 2015 – Announcement

Russian Grand Prix 2015 – Announcement

The 2015 Russian Grand Prix will be held from the 9th to 12th of April during the Moscow Hobby Expo. The event will see electric on-road racing on Thursday, 1/8th E-Buggy, Stadium Truck and 1/18th scale Monster Trucks on Friday as well as 1/10th off-road racing on Saturday and Sunday. More than 250 drivers from Europe, Asia and Russia will be in attendance with last year’s race attracting drivers such as Hupo Hönigl and Shin Adachi. Sign up for the event is available here while more information can soon be found here or by contacting the event organiser Dmitry Malyshko here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jackson & Stafford win Off-Road Wars Series

Jackson & Stafford win Off-Road Wars Series

The third Off Road Wars Series is now over for another winter season and looking back on the series TLR has dominated both 2WD and 4WD on the array of circuits at Maritime. The premier indoor facility has seen some exciting and challenging tracks that have varied from multi-surface through to 100 percent carpet. The surface change is not the only variable that has occurred over the course of the championship with the track extension being brought in for the fourth round opening the track up allowing for a greater variety of layouts. Both decisions by the club have proved to be popular among the racers going to show that the Maritime club are truly about providing a great track for all to compete on. Speaking with Ian Knight about the track surface change he mentioned that the intention is to introduce wooden turns from time to time to change things up, but the 100 percent carpet circuit has worked well and provided a different challenge from the traditional mix at the venue.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Silvio Hächler renews with Matrix

Silvio Hächler renews with Matrix

Matrix has announced the re-signing of former Swiss Champion Silvio Hächler for the 2015 season. The World and European Championship finalist, ENS A-main finalist and EFRA GP winner will focus on the 1/8th scale class as a preparation for this year’s World Championship, and with his Matrix-shod Mugen he will run the full ENS season, the Swiss Championship and the EFRA Euros. Silvio will be Matrix’ key figure for Switzerland, so do not hesitate to contact him in case you need any tyre advice.

Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LRP S10 Blast TC 2 RTR kits

LRP S10 Blast TC 2 RTR kits

Following the introduction of the S10 Blast TC 2 rolling chassis kit LRP also have two ready-to-run versions available. Both feature the redesigned Blast TC 2 chassis with splash-waterproof receiver box, front CVA driveshafts, a tougher drivetrain and white competition shock springs. The touring car is available in the brushless-powered BL variant with a LRP Vector K7 4300kv motor and a Spin Pro RTR speed controller or as standard version with a Blast high torque brushed motor and a Wild Pack NiMH battery including charger. Both kits come with a 2.4GHz radio system, a splash-waterproof servo and pre-painted bodyshells.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TTS Championship Rd1 – Report

TTS Championship Rd1 – Report

The opening round of the TTS Championship was held at the Team NCRC Arena indoor track in Northern Cyprus in the three classes of Touring Car Modified, 13.5T Stock and Formula 21.5T. Proven “ETS” carpet made for high grip and a good level of competition. Finally in the Touring Car Modified class Amet Kasap came out successful in front of Niyazi Deniz and Eril Ucar.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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