Fast Race 1/8th buggy tyre cutter

Fast Race 1/8th buggy tyre cutter

From Fast Race and made to cut 1/8th buggy tyres off their wheel is this tyre cut device. The simple yet clever tool is usable with most of today’s 1/8th rims, made of sturdy aluminium and it makes re-using rims easier. An adjustable holder takes a standard scalpel blade so no unusual blades are needed once they need to be replaced. Using the device is pretty simply as you can see from the video that can be found after the break. The tyre cutter will become available by beginning of November.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Oscar Baldo wins at Levante regional champs Rd1

Oscar Baldo wins at Levante regional champs Rd1

The first round of the Levante regional championship was held in Alicante, Spain with more than 60 drivers in attendance. The A-main saw Xray’s Ignacio Candel chase Mugen driver Oscar Baldo hard for the whole race but at the end Oscar took the win with Ignacio in 2nd. Jose Tomar Escudero (Bergonzoni) rounded out the podium in 3rd place.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Friday, October 31, 2014

Active Hobby Products WR-02 alloy motor guard

Active Hobby Products WR-02 alloy motor guard-1

Coming from Active Hobby Products and made for Tamiya’s WR-02 2WD wheeler chassis is an aluminium motor guard set. Included is a machined motor guard with numerous slots for cooling and weight reduction as well as all needed mounting hardware. The assembly protects the somewhat exposed motor of the WR-02 chassis during on-road and off-road abuse while adding a bit of visual impact at the same time. The set is available in four colours including blue, black, red and silver.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Xray XB8 steering knuckle brass adjusting nut

Xray XB8 steering knuckle brass adjusting nut

Xray now have a brass adjusting nut for the steering knuckles of the XB8 buggy available. Made to capture the pivot balls of the steering assembly the nut is three times heavier than the stock part and made to fine-tune the handling characteristic of the buggy.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Slovakia Cup Rd1 – Report

Slovakia Cup Rd1 – Report

The 1st round of this Winter’s Slovakia Cup was held at the Hudy Arena in Trencin, Slovakia. Run in the six classes of Touring Car Modified and Stock, Formula, Pan Car as well as 2WD and 4WD Buggy the race attracted a good turnout of racers. In the Touring Car Modified class Martin Hudy soon set the benchmark with David Nemcek and local driver Tomas Liptak battling for 2nd and 3rd spot in qualifying. The triple finals were then again dominated by Martin with David coming in 2nd and Tomas rounding out the podium in 3rd.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vaterra 1986 Chevy K-5 Blazer Ascender RTR

Vaterra 1986 Chevy K-5 Blazer Ascender RTR

Vaterra’s lifted 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender kit is soon also available as an RTR variant including a Dynamite brushed crawler motor, waterproof speed controller and Spektrum DX2E transmitter. The vehicle is based on the Ascender chassis that features stamped steel ladder frames, metal gear transmission, an adjustable wheelbase and a long-travel suspension. The package is topped-off by a replica Blazer bodyshell and grippy scale tyres.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

SWorkz S350 series aluminium option parts

SWorkz S350 series aluminium option parts

SWorkz have new aluminium option parts for the S350 series of 1/8th scale vehicles available. First up are rear hub carriers with various mounting positions for the upper camber links and the lower hinge pins. Coming as pair the hubs include reduction bushings for the ball bearings and they are gun metal anodised. The second new part is an upper steering bellcrank lever for the PSP system. Adding some visual impact the lever also increased the stability for improved steering input and precision. Last but not least are closed Pro Series wheel nuts. They not only look the part but also protect the wheel axle threads from the influence of dust, dirt and moisture. Again coming gun metal anodised they match the remainder of SWorkz’ alloy option parts.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mugen Seiki ball bearings sets

Mugen Seiki ball bearings sets

Mugen Seiki have two new ball bearings sets for the MBX7R available. First up are 8x16x5mm NMB ball races, they improve the drivetrain efficiency by creating a smoother operation compared to the kit bearings. Also new are 5x10x4mm NMB bearings for the clutch of the MBX7R, MBX7 and MBX7T. The high-quality ball races improve the clutch action and make for improved efficiency. Both the 8x16mm and 5x10mm bearings sport metal shields and come as 10-piece sets.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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