With the 2016 IFMAR Nitro Buggy World Championships around the corner, RC Concept have introduced their latest MC5R Team limited edition engine. Made to the exact same specifications as the all-out factory team engines that the likes of Reno Savoya and Lee Martin will campaign in Las Vegas, the Team spec power plants will feature a lighter and DLC-coated crankshaft, a high-performance ceramic rear bearing and they come factory run-in by RC Concept. The engine comes including RC Concept’s 2133 pipe set, with an updated cooling head design compared to the images shown and it is limited to 100 pieces world-wide.
O.S. Engines have introduced their new O.S. Speed Gold glow plugs. Building on the success of the recently introduced limited edition #80 plug the P3, P4, RP6 and RP7 turbo-style plugs complement the already existing range with the P3 and P4 offering improved low to middle-range power and quicker response to throttle inputs, allowing for quicker spool up and also more stable idling. The different idling characteristics will also be acoustically noticeable. As for the RP6 and RP7, both glow plugs will also offer improved low-end power and quicker spool-up. The glow plugs become available by October.
On show during this week’s Tokyo Hobby Show is O.S. Engines’ new Speed B2102 3.5cc nitro buggy engine. The most noticeable part of the power plant is its low-profile cooling head that sits about 17mm lower than standard, making for a greatly lowered centre of gravity without sacrificing cooling performance. Also new to the B2102 are the carburettor, crankcase, combustion camber insert and more. The engine will become available from December as engine only or including a T2090SC muffler.
Reds Racing have introduced the Factory Team Worlds Edition 2016 nitro off-road engine. The power plant is limited to 300 pieces world wide and was originally planned as a factory team edition only. Due to popular demand the engine is now also available to the public and ideal for all applications where high power, high torque and good fuel economy is required. Made to the same specifications as the engines of the Reds Racing factory team, racers can now enjoy the same power as Elliott Boots, Ryan Maifield, Cody King, Cole Ogden and Alex Zanchettin all of which will attend the Las Vegas based IFMAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy Worlds in about two weeks time. The Team Package includes the Worlds Edition engine, 2112 pipe, M manifold, and 6.5mm, 7.0mm, and 7.5mm venturi inserts with the engine featuring an innovative W-Spec porting, a specially balanced crankshaft and the power plant also sports the proven HCX horizontal carburettor and a brand-new cooling head design. The combo is available with or without Reds Racing clutch system and also pre-run-in by Mario Rossi or Race Ready serviced by Elliott Boots.
VS Racing, the new brand of engine master Rody Roem, have introduced the O.S. based VS-B01 3.5cc off-road engine. It is understood that the power plant builds on O.S. Engines’s B2101 engine and it features a long-stroke design and a Rody Roem-tuned and a Tungsten-balanced 14mm crankshaft. Furthermore the 3-port engine utilises a VS spec carburettor with 6.5mm venturi, a VS spec combustion camber insert and comes with high-quality high-speed ball bearings front and rear. The specifications list is topped off by a 60mm 10-rib cooling head.
Maxima have released a teaser for their forthcoming Mx B4 nitro off-road engine. The newly designed power house will offer improved performance and it sports a new cooling head with special Las Vegas graphics to celebrate this year’s IFMAR Gas Buggy World Championship that will be held in “Sin City” early October. We bring you more information on the engine as soon as they surface.
Flash Point R/C Products have announced their new 25 percent Off-Road blend of fuel for the up and coming IFMAR 1/8th Off-Road World Championship. The 25 percent nitro fuel is available now and also trackside during the 1/8th IFMAR World Championship. The new mixture was developed by Adam Drake and the team at Flash Point to provide great power, longer runtime, and consistent tuning for long main events.
Coming from Max Power is the XP3.9 World Edition .12 nitro on-road engine. Built to the same specifications as used by the Max Power factory team at the recent IFMAR World Championships in Gubbio, the engine features a new crankcase with under head cut-outs to keeping compression more consistent, it comes with a new 3-port liner and CNC-machined piston for improved top speed and it utilises a dual tungsten-balanced and silicone-filled 11.9mm crankshaft. The specifications are rounded out by a US-made ceramic main bearing and a new 6-ribs silver-anodised cooling head.