More new lightweight parts from Slovakian company Xray this time with the release of Super-lightweight alu drive shafts for their T2 Touring Car. Available in 50mm and 52mm sizes the shafts are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 and hardcoated for extra durability and stylish looks. The new design is up to 40% lighter than steel drive shaft and is recommended for use in the rear drivetrain. Precision-machined with highest tolerances using premium fully-automatic German CNC-machines the high-quality hardcoating is done at XRAY’s own inhouse fully-robotic hardcoating line.
With popularity in 1:8 Classic on the up we bring you news of the 2008 Italian Classic 2WD National Championship which was held recently at Riccione where Motonica driver Nicolas Gilioli claimed the title. Driving his Novarossi powered P8 Classic, Gilioli, who qualified third for the 45 minute final, won by 3 laps from the Mantua Intrepid of Massimo Poldi with Top Qualifier Alessandro Pala completing the podium with his Max powered Motonica a further lap adrift.
The guys from RC Racing have been in touch to tell us that they have put together a special 1 hour show covering the recent HPI Baja 12 hour Enduro held near Barcelona which will be aired on Motors TV tomorrow night (Saturday) at 19:00 GMT. The special will be repeated a number of times over the next week details of which can be found on the Motors TV website. The new series of RC Racing itself starts on the First Wednesday of November and once again we’re back in Las Vegas for exclusive IIC action from the centre of the Vegas Strip!
CUBE Racing has released new Low Friction Ceramic Balls to it range which they say have higher acceration, extended operate time, and reduced lubrication requirment. Made from high quality material for the ultimate performance they are available in 2.4mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, and 1/8″ ceramic balls.
Xray have released a new optional lightweight 2-speed layshaft for their NT1. Precision ground, heat-treated and polished for smooth operation, extra strength and long life, it has been strategically lightened by 50% compared to the standard 2-speed layshaft. All this leads to reduced rotating mass without sacrificing strength or durability.
It TQ’d the Worlds in the US last week and today Losi officially unveiled the latest version of their highly successful 1:8 buggy, the 8ight 2.0 Race Roller. The car features a new 2.0 chassis, a revised radio tray, improved steering geometry, a new fuel tank, shock towers that are 25% lighter shock, heavy duty dogbones/outdrives and updated suspension geometry.
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Details of the HPI Brama 10B have been floating around for a while, but HPI Europe have only released the official details today. Based on the E10 chassis, the car has full-time 4WD for maximum traction, longer arms and bigger shocks for top handling, plus a racing buggy body shell and massive rear wing for custom looks and race-style handling. With a sealed shaft drive train and pinion/spur combo, you won’t have to deal with rocks or anything else getting stuck and slowing you down, you can keep the hammer down and power out of any trouble you might get yourself into. The spiked tires and coil-over shocks front and rear will just keep going and going, biting and clawing through dirt, grass or mud Completely pre-built and painted, the Brama 10B is already fitted with reliable HPI radio gear, servo, electronic speed control and a powerful motor to get you up to speed in a hurry. Just add your own stick pack battery for the juice, pop some AA’s in the transmitter and you’ll be getting airborne and dirty in no time.
The final round of the Portuguese 1/10th scale 200mm Nationals were run last weekend at the large Coimbra in the centre of the country. Only 37 drivers turned up for this race and it was Mugen racer Bruno Coelho that took the pole position from fellow title contender Filipe Costa racing an Xray. In the race Filipe held back just to secure the title and finished 3rd behind the battling pair of Jose Pequito and Bruno Coelho, who finished in that order. The result gave Costa the National title ahead of Coelho and Pequito in the standings.