Patrick Hofer wins Swiss 1/8th Buggy Nationals Rd3

Patrick Hofer wins Swiss 1/8th Buggy Nationals Rd3

The third round of the Swiss 1/8th Buggy Nationals were held in Gland in the French-language part of Switzerland. In the main final Patrick Hofer came out successful after having a difficult qualification with engine troubles. Going through the quarter finals and coming out 2nd fastest in his semi final Patrick eventually took the win from Jeremy Pittet and Jean-Marc Betticher.

Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]

Friday, July 3, 2015

Mikael Fransson wins Swedish Cup Rd3

Mikael Franson wins Swedish Cup Rd3

Round 3 of the Swedish Nitro On-road Cup was held in Trolhättan on a beautiful track with a nice flow and with 22 drivers from Sweden and Norway in attendance. After four rounds of qualifying it was Mikael Fransson (Serpent) who took the TQ honours some 3.5 seconds in front of Marcus Lindner (Shepherd). Lars Haugen (Mugen) and Bengt Andersson (Shepherd) would round out the top 4 result so far.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

VBC Racing FireboltRM 2WD rear motor buggy

VBC Racing FireboltRM 2WD rear motor buggy

VBC Racing have released first images and information on the forthcoming FireboltRM 2WD rear motor off-road buggy. Based off of the mid motor FireboltDM buggy the rear motor variant sports several performance enhancing improvements that also help with easier maintenance. Building on a lightweight 7075 aluminium chassis the buggy features 12mm big bore shock absorbers, a flex adjustment graphite upper deck, full carbon fibre front and rear shock towers as well as improved V2 composite parts. The transmission is a 3-gear affair, also made up from V2 composite parts and gears. The buggy accepts a range of battery configurations including stick, inline and transversal shorty as well as saddle packs, and the kit is rounded out by a high-torque ball differential, a low-profile bodyshell and a high-downforce wing. The kit will become availably by mid-July.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

JConcepts Diamond Bar 1/8th buggy tyre

JConcepts Diamond Bar 1/8th buggy tyre

New from JConcepts comes the the Diamond Bar, named after the shape and longer horizontal bar. The design offers exceptional wear characteristics on hard surfaces and blends consistency with speed and durability thanks to a dual stage, tapered design which allows for exponentially less wear over time. Loads of forward bite combined with a neutral steering characteristic make the tyre also easy to drive and highly capable. Like all new JConcepts tyres the Diamond Bar include Dirt-Tech inserts and the tyre is available in a range of compounds and also as pre-mounts.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Tobias Kerler joins Savöx

Tobias Kerler joins Savöx

Savöx have announced the signing of Germany’s Tobias Kerler to their talented team of drivers. The Serpent racer, who made the 1/8th scale final at last month’s second round of the ENS in Austria, will use Savöx servos in all of his rides from now on.

Source: Savöx [savoxtech.com.tw]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

JConcepts Chasers black compound 1/8th buggy tyres

JConcepts Chasers black compound 1/8th buggy tyres

JConcept’s Chasers 1/8th scale buggy tyres are now available in the popular black compound. The Chasers rely on hefty, medium lugs which are angular in multiple directions. The horizontal type tread has a striking similarity to the trusty Crossbow tyre but the Chasers have a lower, closer lug arrangement which gives improved responsiveness and bite in medium, high and low grip conditions. The wet and dry condition tyre has small recessed cuts in the top of the tread for extra edges and increased formability over terrain. The centre overlapping bar treatment increases durability in the highest wear region of the tire. Included with the tyre come grey-colour Dirt-Tech inserts.

Source: JConcepts [jconcept.net]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Losi LST XXL-2 1/8th brushless monster truck

Losi LST XXL-2 1/8th brushless monster truck

Horizon Hobby have introduced the LST XXL-2 1/8th scale electric brushless monster truck. Sitting on a highly durable 2.5mm aluminium chassis the truck packs ferocious features into a sturdy build that can hold up to abuse and unforgiving driving conditions. Equipped with a 6S compatible Dynamite speed controller and AVC technology the vehicle targets experienced drivers and beginners alike. A 2200kv brushless motor makes for speeds of over 90km/h while the sturdy 4WD drivetrain with sealed gear differentials can take lots of abuse. Included with the factory-built vehicle comes a genuine Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system and a newly design bodyshell along a set of multi-surface tyres.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

JConcepts B5M 3-gear honeycomb motor plate

JConcepts B5M 3-gear honeycomb motor plate

JConcepts has rolled out a replacement motor plate for the popular 3-gear transmission available for the B5M, T5M and SC5M vehicles. The special design of the plate with a honeycomb milling affect over the standard “heatsink” ribs makes for improved rigidity in multiple directions. The honeycomb features add a 3D look especially as they remain natural aluminium while the rest is available black or blue in colour while slight chamfering on the 3mm thickness material allows the rather beefy plate to look quite skinny.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

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