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October 24, 2006

Bergonzoni new R1 buggy

Bergonzoni

Bergonzoni have shown the first pics of their new R1 1/8th scale buggy on their website. Masters of all things in the off road world, Buggy-Sport.info are claiming that “..the dust caps, hides something new”. Lets see if they are right, you can check it out for yourself in the following pictures.

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October 24, 2006

Jon Hazlewood UK Vice-Champion 2006

Jon Hazlewood

Xray are carrying a report on their site from their team driver Jon Hazlewood that outlines in detail his super busy and successful 2006 off road race season. Its a good read that outlines the ups and downs of a top RC racer.

The world’s was a good event for me. I managed to qualify into the semi’s. I won my side and made it into the main final. | was very happy to achieve this. Unfortunately my motor eat half the track and stopped working, ending my final. I was still very pleased with the result. Making the main at a Worlds is so hard.

You can read the full report from Jon here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 24, 2006

Nicolas Decamps wins Belgian off road Nationals

Nicolas Decamps

Nicolas Decamps has won the Belgian off road gas Nationals at the last round of the championship in Bouffioux with 4th position in the race enough to give him the title. 2nd in the championship went to Guy de Werd who could only manage fifth in the race with third in the championship going to Raphael Robert who took a fine 2nd position in the final race.

View the full event gallery here.
Full results from the final round can be found here.
Final Belgian Championship standings can be found here.

Source: Automodelisme.com [automodelisme.com]


October 24, 2006

John Sotiropoulos wins last round of Greek Nats

Greek Nationals Final

Serpent have a report on their site on the final round of the 1/10th Greek Nationals held last weekend at the Arena Circuit which saw John Sotiropoulos take the win.

Sotiropoulos’ Mega MF1 powered Serpent secured the TQ position and made light work of the opposition in the 30 minute final winning by a comfortable 2 lap margin from Mugen driver Kostas Sidiropoulos.

Read the full report here.

Source: Serpent [mytsn.com]


October 23, 2006

Trinity Platinum Series .095 engine

Trinity Platinum .095

Trinity have just released the Platinum .095 engine for their Vulcan and other similar 1/16th off road chassis’. This engine has been specially designed for this scale and Trinity is claiming that it is the fastest in its class.

The “Drake Platinum series .095 engine was designed especially for the new generation micro nitro cars and trucks. Reliability, ease to start and tune were just as important in the design criteria as was flat out speed. Simply scaling a . 12-sized engine down does not produce the type of performance required by the nitro newbie as well as the seasoned veteran.

The engine is available in a standard version and a “Draked” version, which has been tweaked and blueprinted by Adam Drake himself.

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October 23, 2006

Piktor continue to tease

Piktor Rush 2

Now normally i wouldn’t bite when it comes to a teaser advert but the colours in this alone make it worth a look. Its for the new Piktor Rush 2 dubbed by Piktor themselves as “A new generation of 1:8 Off road buggy” and has been designed, according to the teaser, by top French off road racer Claude Lachat.

Check out the full, larger, teaser here.

Source: Piktor [piktor.fr] 


October 23, 2006

Robitronic release 1/18th electric pan car

Robitronic Scalpel

Subject of a launch teaser campaign earlier this month, the Scalpel, billed as the worlds first real 1/18th electric pan car, was eventually launched at the iHobby Expo in Chicago.

The high efficiency Drivetrain, the ultra low Point of Gravity with a GT-Style-Body with high Downforce, the ingenious Suspension and the Factory-glued Foam-Tires makes this Car into a Rocket on the Track.

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October 23, 2006

TCS brings water cooling to Electric RC cars

TCS Water Cooling

English company TCS Cooling has developed this rather innovative water cooling system for electric rc cars. Using a small pump and front mounted radiator, pipes feed constantly cooled “non-conductive liquid” around the face of the electric motor keeping the temperature down, increasing performance and reducing damage.

The new Multi Patented TCS has been meticulously developed over the last 12 months to address the “Heat problem” and promises new levels of performance and reliability which can be fitted to your existing car.

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