Tasos Paparegas wins Greek Buggy Nationals Rd1

Tasos Paparegas wins Greek Buggy Nationals Rd1

The first round of the Greek 1/8th Buggy Nationals was held in Athens. After five round of qualifying Tasos Paparegas took the TQ from Makropoulos and Zagorisos. Delbederis rounded out the top 4 result so far.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fantini-tuned Tesla 9-port .21 engine

Fantini-tuned Tesla 9-port .21 engine

Capricorn have a new Tesla .21 nitro on-road engine available. Offering a 9-port design the Max Fantini tuned engine offers the exact same specifications as the one used by Dario Balestri to grab the TQ and finally the runner-up spot at opening round of the 2015 ENS and thus it sports a 16.85mm stroke and a dual-balanced crankshaft.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Scorpion Vanguard speed controller option parts

Scorpion Vanguard speed controller option parts

Scorpion have a couple of option and replacement parts for their Vanguard brushless speed controller available. First up is a 25mm high-speed cooling fan with improved airflow over the standard part. It is housed in an aluminium case for improved rigidity and additional cooling surface. The fan comes black anodised, with silver chamfering and laser-etched graphics.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FBA Belgian Touring Car Championship Rd2 – Report

FBA Belgian Touring Car Championship Rd2 – Report

Round 2 of the FBA Belgian Championship was held in Zarren at the RTI/Lovan club who hosted the race on a big indoor track. In the Touring Car Modified class it was last year’s winner Olivier Bultynck who took TQ in front of up and coming Mitchel Van Es. Nick Joosens grabbed the 3rd spot on the grid while a not-so-happy Nicolas Delisé ended the qualifiers on the 4th spot. The opening A-main saw Olivier having a splendid start and while the remainder of the field tried to follow him, a fight arose between Nick and Mitchel that ended in a coming together which allowed Nicolas to slip into 2nd place. Meanwhile Olivier was up and away and he took the win by almost 6 seconds. Further down the field Nicolas was under big pressure from Nick but managed to take 2nd place.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

JQ Products THECar optional long driveshafts

JQ Products THECar optional long driveshafts

JQ Products have new optional long front driveshafts for the White Edition THECar buggy available. They come in handy especially when using the hard arms which are 1mm longer, or the lower hole on the C-hub. The longer shaft will keep the dogbone from popping out of the diff outdrives under a heavy landing or crash.

Source: JQ Products [jq-products.com]

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cassar & Attard win at Maltese Nationals Rd3

Cassar & Attard win at Maltese Nationals Rd3

Round 3 of the Maltese 1/8th Nitro Buggy and Truggy Nationals Championship was held at the MMORRC track. In the Buggy F1 class Dillon Cassar took the TQ after the qualifiers and he went on to win the main final in front of 2nd placed Charles Vassallo while Christ Zahra rounded out the podium in 3rd for an all-Xray podium lock-out.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mike Truhe TQ’s & wins at the Novak Race at the Plex

Mike Truhe TQ's & wins at the Novak Race at the Plex

Last weekend’s Novak Race at the Plex was held at the Hobbyplex facility in Omaha, Nebraska. The annual event brings the Midwest’s best drivers together for a fun weekend and this year was no exception. In the 2WD Modified Buggy and Modified Short Course classes it was Serpent’s Mike Truhe who dominated the proceedings by taking the TQ’s and wins with his Novak-powered rides.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kyosho re-release the Tomahawk

Kyosho re-release the Tomahawk

Kyosho is set to re-release one of their “holy grails” in the form of the 1980’s Tomahawk 2WD buggy. Following the original Scorpion and the re-release of the legendary Beetle, Kyosho introduces the third release in the retro line, the Tomahawk. The buggy, as it was back then, is an evolution of the Scorpion design that includes subtle enhancements to increase its off-road performance. Not being an exact replica the 2015 kit will feature several refinements to make adapt it to modern running gear. It will feature the unique double deck design, though made using tough 6061 alloy, it will come with slightly larger red anodised aluminium shocks with improved ride height adjustment clamps as well as an upgraded gearbox with gear differential. The body is made from the exact same mould that was used to make the original body all those years ago. Also part of the package are stylish brushed-aluminium looking wheels with black insets as well as soft, imprinted tyres. The kit will become available in June.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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