October 21, 2006

Dynamite Quick Fire starter box

Dynamite Quick Fire

Dynamite have released their new starter box. Named the Quick Fire, it is suitable for many different types of car with many different engine mounting configurations. Apart from its nice styling its a pretty standard affair.

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October 21, 2006

Ben Cosgrove joins Team Xray

Ben Cosgrove

Top British electric racer Ben Cosgrove has been confirmed to drive for Team Xray for the 2007 season. Ben has already raced the new T2007 with some success but has now decided to make the make the move to the Slovakian manufacturer official.

As Ben himself says: “It’s hard to believe the amount of effort and design that has gone into the design of all the XRAY cars, not just the new T2’007. I’m proud to be driving an XRAY again!”

Ben will start his official team duties at Rd.2 of the British Indoor winter series.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 20, 2006

Team Losi Truggy

Team Losi Truggy

Continuing on our coverage of new products from the iHobby expo in Chicago, we spotted the new Team Losi 8ight truggy amongst the many pictures from RCForum.co.kr. This truggy is, of course, based on the very quick Losi 8ight buggy that was recently released and went on to tear up the tracks shortly after.

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October 20, 2006

Team Magic E4 displayed at iHobby Expo

Team Magic E4

Team Magic have shown their E4 1/10th electric touring car at iHobby Expo in Chicago this week. Billed as the ‘Most advanced EP car’ according to their show label in the pictures from RCForum.co.kr, it seems advanced should be replaced with the word complicated. This is one seriously complex looking car, featuring a three belt system similar to a gas on road car, it also sports a 3×3 center mounted battery configuration. In fact replace the motor with an engine and the batteries with a fuel tank and you have a 1/10th scale gas on roader. Maybe considering their success with their T4 in winning the 1/10th Euros with Dario Balestri, this could be the intention.

See this and other brands in the great coverage on the RCForum.co.kr site.

Source: RCForum.co.kr [rcforum.co.kr]


October 20, 2006

Team Magic M1 shown in Chicago

Team Magic M1

Shown at iHobby Expo in Chicago this week is the all new Team Magic M1. This car features some very innovative thinking, centered aroung the fuel tank that is centrally located and on the body there is a moulded plastic cover that hinges open and closed with the lid, protecting it from dirt and debris.

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October 20, 2006

HPI Baja 5B-1 Buggy Clear Body

HPI Baja

Buggy-sport.info alerted us to the fact that HPI are now selling unpainted bodies for the Baja buggy.

From the manufacturer

Overview
Clear body panels for personal customization! Now you can go with camouflage or your signature paint scheme and never worry about who is driving which Baja 5B in action packed moments.

Features
– Includes front, main and lower body panels.
– Photorealistic die-cut premium vinyl decals.
– A decal instruction sheet is included for decal placement.
– The body has dimple marks for body post drill locations.
– Molded from strong clear polycarbonate plastic for durability and long life.

Source: HPI Racing [hpiracing.com] via Buggy-sport.info [buggy-sport.info]


October 20, 2006

Serpent F180 launched at iHobby Expo Chicago

Serpent F180

Serpent have just announced the launch of their long awaited F180 chassis. This 1/8th scale car is a true scale F1 car with grooved rubber tires, front and rear brakes as well as inboard suspension and an F1 type exhaust system that goes out the top of the body, at the rear.

The Serpent F180 has been officially launched at the iHobby Expo in Chicago. Presented to the attending press and dealers at the Molzer Mowery Racing stand, details of the cars specifications and launch date have also been announced.

Full specs and release dates for the 2 versions were also announced.

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October 19, 2006

Plamodel Radi-con show 2006, Japan

Tamiya TRF501X

Whilst iHobby Expo takes place in Chicago this week, Japan have their Plamodel Radi-con show (directly translated name, hope its right). As you would expect from our far eastern friends they have some really cool products on display as well as some strange things too. I have supplied some links to Japanese sites that are covering the show so you can get a feel of whats coming our way in the not too distant future.

Here we have a group of photos seperated by manufacturer – Click Here.
And here we have 3 different sets of images with some text – Section 1, Section 2, Section 3

Source: RC Maniax [rcmx.net]