Following a first teaser, HB Racing have released first images of the production prototype D817 nitro buggy, run by David Ronnefalk. A hybrid D815V2/D817 buggy was used by David to win the 2016 IFMAR Nitro Buggy World Championship and it is understood that the forthcoming production version of the D817 will share many design ideas with the Worlds winning car. Definite information about the features and specifications will become available soon.
With the 2017 Nuremberg International Toy Fair only a few days away, Team Magic have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming new monster truck that is set to make a first public appearance at the show. Known for their popular E5 and E6 trucks the vehicle may set a new benchmark for the Asian company and full details and images are awaited in time for the Toy Fair which will take place in the first week of February.
Buri Racer have introduced an upgrade kit for the E1.2 4WD electric on-road car that allows to use split 2S LiPo battery packs instead of a single 4S brick. The kit relocates the receiver and controller to the left side of the centre belt, making for an improved weight bias, optimised tweak and an extremely low centre of gravity. The conversions requires the use of a low-profile servo and it includes redesigned carbon fibre parts such as the upper deck, battery mounts and front plate as well as all needed mounting hardware including hook and look battery straps.
Following some earlier teasers, SWorkz have released another preview image of their forthcoming S35-3 1/8th nitro off-road buggy. The kit is due for a release early this year and full information should become available soon.
Following last week’s introduction of the Cougar KD, UK company Schumacher now also released information on the Cougar KC, a purpose designed buggy for high-grip astroturf and carpet tracks. The buggy is designed primarily for modern carpet and astro surfaces, offering the driver four different motor layout positions with multiple battery types and fitting options. Available are two mid motor layouts with rear mounted battery and also two mid/rear motor designs with the battery mounted in front of the motor, allowing to adapt the buggy for all types of tracks, tight and twisty or open and flowing. All the parts required for all the layouts are included as standard in the kit and it incorporates prototype features, used recently by Michal Orlowski to convincingly win the EOS in Poland and the 2017 DHI Cup. The buggy makes use of the same versatile chassis as the KD, it comes with a 3-gear opposite motor rotation transmission, a low rotating mass gear differential, new suspension geometry and a sleek, shark fin bodyshell. The Cougar KC will hit stores in February.
Kyosho have introduced the PureTen FW-06 GP Audi R8 LMS Red ReadySet 1/10th scale nitro on-road kit. The proven, shaft-driven FW-06 4WD chassis offers mild control responses, making it the perfect introduction to GP touring cars. A 2-speed automatic transmission and the high-power GXR15 engine combined with the same rear suspension as the World Champion V-One RRR also meet the demands of expert-level drivers, making the car race-worthy as well. Included with the ready-to-run package also comes a 2.4GHz Syncro KT-231P transmitter with failsafe function and the kit is decked off with a red Audi R8 LMS bodyshell.
Coming this February is Schumacher’s new Cougar KD dirt spec 2WD buggy kit. Designed for low-traction dirt tracks the prototype of the buggy already showed some great performance at the European Off-Road Championships in Spain where Schumacher factory driver Michal Orlowski finished third on the podium. The KD has the adjustability to conquer loose dirt to hard packed clay tracks as well as other low-grip surfaces thanks to a new 3-gear stand-up gearbox with 14-ball differential and a newly designed 2.5mm aluminium chassis that is usable with a range of battery layouts including saddle, square and shorty. Carbon fibre side pods make for advanced chassis stiffness tuning and an updated suspension geometry ensures fast and consistent handling. Other features include shocks with bleed screw and vented options, a lightweight twin-pad slipper clutch and a new sleek bodyshell.
HB Racing have released a first teaser for their forthcoming D817 1/8th nitro buggy kit. The buggy that helped HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk to win the 2016 IFMAR Nitro Buggy World Championship title is expected to show some relevant updates compared to its predecessor, the D815V2, with David’s Worlds winning hybrid buggy offering a first taste of what to expect.