Pilot RC Products have introduced their Carbide piston drill set with hand drill. The hand drill is made of anodised aluminium and it features ball races for smooth and precise function. The includes drill bit sizes are 1.0mm and 1.2mm to 2.0mm in 0.1mm increments and their design with a same size body of each drill bit makes for easy changing with no need for chucking up or down. The drill bits are made in Japan for great precision and super sharp, accurate holes. The set comes with a compact, crack-resistant plastic bit caddy and carrying case.
After winning the recent 4th round of the German BAWÜ Cup, SWorkz’s Micha Widmaier was crowned the overall champion with two rounds to spare. Micha came out successful at round 4, taking both the Nitro Buggy and E-Truggy wins with Aleander Obermeier (Mugen) and Lukas Schulling (Mugen) coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Buggy class. In E-Truggy Micha was accompanied on the podium by Andreas Rüpp and Patrick Grübel (both SWorkz) while the E-Bugyg class was won by Kyosho pilot, Victor Gabriel. The SWorkz duo of Morris Voldenauer and Luis Schmid rounded out the top 3 results.
Coming from Xray and made for XB8-based kits is an aluminium monoblock engine mount. The part provides a solid engine mounting base and easier gear mesh adjustment compared to split engine mounts. The keyed mount design allows for the easy removal and replacement of the engine without the need for gear mesh re-adjustment after every replacement. The ultra-strong construction provides a longer life-span and durability in even the most extreme racing conditions. Aluminium engine stands for different engine brands are available separately. The monoblock engine mount fits kits such as the XB8 2016 and later, GTX8 cars and the XT8’17 truck.
The Jonny RC Modellismo and Agrimodel Pista Off-Road Pinerolo track in Pinerolo, Italy hosted the Sport Cup Race this past weekend. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was Kyosho’s Riccardo Berton with the win from Agama driver, Giovanni Camamo in 2nd. Radiosistemi pilot Diego Fuser would round out the top 3 podium result.
Round 4 of this year’s JBRL Nitro Series was held at Thunder Alley Raceway in Beaumont, California last weekend. Veteran racer, Adam Drake (Mugen) was in control of things all day as he took the overall TQs in Expert Buggy and Open Truggy and he would also sweep the A-main encounters. In Expert Buggy Drake would take the win with a lap margin on HB Racing’s Colin Herzig in 2nd as TLR’s Dylan Nelson rounded out the top 3. In Open Truggy it was again Adam on top with Tekno’s Carlos Arredondo and A.J. Schumacher (Team Associated) coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Finally in Open E-Buggy it was again Adam Drake with the win, coming from P3 on the grid, as Anthony Westergaard (HB Racing) and Dean Rock (Tekno) completed the top 3 results.
T-Works have introduced their new quick change engine mount set for the Mugen MBX8 and MBX7 buggies. The set contains a 1-piece base as well as two engine blocks and the overall design allows to keep the base in the car while detaching the engine by only undoing the blocks/base screws. As the gear mesh is adjusted sliding the engine on the blocks, it can be installed and released without any hassle as the engine/blocks assembly slides right into place without the need for gear mesh adjustments. The assembly is available as a complete set but the base and engine blocks are also available separately and including the needed hardware.
The sixth round of the Czech Open series took a place last weekend at the Horni Jeleni track. Slight rain on Friday made for perfect racing conditions on Saturday and it was local hero, Max Gotzl that made maximum use of it as he took the overall TQ in both the nitro and electric buggy class. Jiri Mara and Jiri Benes would come in 2nd and 3rd in the nitro class as Vaclav Broz and Michal Binder completed the electric top 3 after the qualifiers.
Made for the TLR 22 4.0 buggies raced in 17.5T stock classes is Exotek’s new titanium hinge pin set. The precision-machined lightweight titanium hinge pins weigh in at only 11g which is almost half the weight of the stock pins, scrubbing a good amount of unsprung mass while reducing the buggy’s overall weight. The set includes hinge pins for the front and rear inner and outer arm locations and it is recommended for 17.5T spec buggies only.