Team Titan have released these light weight dished off road wheels for use on 1/8th scale buggies. Made from a hard formula plastic they weigh in at 39.5 grams each and are currently only available in white. Sold in a pack of 4.
As seen on the car of Jimmy Maddison at the DHI Cup, this new Mi3 2008 chassis and top deck have been designed specifically for 5 cell rules in Europe. The new cell layout of the chassis moves the cells weight a further 7mm forward for better on power steering and traction. Also new is the top deck which helps increase flex in critical areas while 2 carbon fibre inserts have also been released to enable the simple mounting of a LiPo pack.
LRP is have released the 2008 specification of their Non RTR Shark-18 Race Monster Truck. The 08 Spec has many enhancements in detail like the impressively painted bodyshell in an all new airbrush design with metallic and chrome effect. The shining chrome spoiler and chrome v-spoke rims complete the unique and awesome look. In addition, it has all the high-tech features which combine the agility of a 1/18 Buggy with the fun of a genuine Monster Truck such as 4WD shaft all-wheel drive, pivot ball front suspension, 4-spider differential, fully equipped with low-friction ball bearings and much more.
Nosram have announced the release of 2 new versions of their Storm Evolution brushless modified motor which are designed for maximum power and highest possible top speed in top-level modified racing. The new 3.0T offers incredible power for large touring car tracks while the new 8.5T motor is a great choice for 2wd off road racing with both featuring state of the art components like the all new Xtec X11 competition teardown, neodym magnets, extra-thick copper winding and a special low-resistance design.
Edit RC have released 2 sets of ultra-strong grade 5 titanium ball studs to strengthen your off-road or on-road race car suspension. Machined from 6Al4v titanium alloy, you will enjoy massive increases in durability as well as reduced unspring weight for better handling. Sold in sets of four, they are 40% lighter than standard ball studs and are available in both 4.3mm x 10.3mm and 4.3mm x 13mm versions.
We have the EXCLUSIVE news that top German Kyosho racer Philipp Guschl has joined Team Orion to use the company’s newly developed Team Orion CRF .21 buggy engine. The first race with the brand new Wasp prototype engine for the 15 year old, and current German National Champion, will be this weekend at the Kyosho International Indoor Race in Ostrava, the Czech Republic. Philipp had the following to say:
First I want to thank RMV Deutschland for the support during the last 7 years. All the victories including the German Champion 2007 could not have been achieved without them. Now I’m looking ahead with Team Orion and we will work closely together with the together with the R&D department of Team Orion and present the Wasp engines on a high level.
After a long development period the engines are expected to hit the market at the end of February just in time for the upcoming buggy season.
Serpent have introduced a new range of aluminium C-hubs in a variety of different caster angles. These new hubs are extremely stiff and this helps reduce any flex in the steering, something very useful when running on carpet and other high grip surfaces. Another benefit of these new items is that due to the material used it has allowed them to be narrower than the standard versions and this in turn allows more steering throw, something that is important on very tight tracks. Machined from a single piece of aluminium they are also lightweight and resistant to heavy impacts.
Xray have a report on their site from team driver Elliot Harper on the 4th round of the Carpet Wars series that took place at the Black Lion Centre in Gillingham, Kent. The format was 4 qualifiers and one final and after the initial qualifier it was Elliot who was quickest, slipping back to 4th in the second and up to 3rd again after the third qualifier. Following a few adjustments to his set up, he performed extremely well in the 4th qualifier to secure pole position in the A final. From the start Elliott took a commanding position and pulled out a comfortable lead, finishing the race in 1st place ahead of Glenn Doman and Lee Woodhams, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.