Coming from Hot Race Tyres is the Bangkok 1/10th scale buggy tyre. Developed especially for clay surfaces, such as the Pinerolo track, the tyre will offer exceptional performance and wear in these conditions and it is available as 4WD front and 2WD/4WD rear variant in super soft, soft, medium, clay and astro-specific rubber compounds.
The latest meeting and round 4 of the new Essex Carpet Clash took place this past weekend. With a decent turn out, all drivers entered in the early hours to another great track, that was flowing, fast and fun to drive. Qualifying saw a mix of different drivers taking the top spots in both four and two wheel drive, showing that the track was fast, but small errors made for lost points in the round scores. Four wheel drive saw Ed Kerry take three of the four rounds and lined up ahead of Luke Mills. Two wheel drive ended with Kyle Moon taking pole having taken the 1st two rounds. The remaining grid positions to 5th saw best time coming in to play with drivers split on points.
Team Associated have introduced crawler specific variants of their Rado 2 brushed motors. The Radon 2 Crawler motor’s 5-slot design delivers a smooth powerband for precision control while traversing steep, uneven, or rocky terrain. Dual ball-bearings improve performance and reliability while adjustable timing allows for adjustments to compensate for different drivetrain configurations that require reverse motor rotation. These features together result in a powerful, reliable, economical, and versatile choice for those who prefer brushed motor power. The Radon 2 Crawler motor is available in 12T, 16T, and 20T versions to suit a variety of applications and speed requirements.
FX Engines have announced the soon release of their new K501 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. No other details beside a teaser image are available yet but full information are expected to surface in time for the release.
The Italian NitroBuggy Genzone track played host to the Buggy Winter Cup last weekend. The event kicked off with practice on Friday with the drivers having to adapt to a somewhat difficult track due to its high traction. Come Sunday things had settled and in the end it was Xray’s Marco Baruffolo with the win in the Nitro Buggy class from Mugen’s Robert Batlle. Kyosho’s Riccardo Berton rounded out the top 3 podium result.
Lunsford Racing have announced the release of a new-style screw head for their 3mm fasteners. With an ultra sleek head design combined with an over-sized diameter head, the Custom Lunsford pan head titanium screw is the ideal screw for servo or motor installation. The 7.8mm head size eliminates the need for a washer while the low profile head design at just 1.2mm brings in added elegance and purpose. To minimise tool needs for 1:10 vehicles, the pan head has a 2mm broach. The fastener is available in 8mm, 10mm and 15mm length.
Traxxas are known for their performance ready-to-run vehicles but now also step up their game in the kit sector with the introduction of the Stampede 4×4 unassembled kit. The Stampede 4×4 Kit is designed Traxxas Tough to handle all the 4-wheel drive monster mayhem owners can dish out. Its tall ground clearance and long-arm suspension make Stampede 4×4 feel unstoppable and it combines all the mud-slinging fun of the RTR Stampede with the excitement of building your own truck. Offered as a true roller chassis, the Stampede 4×4 kit allows build-it-yourself freedom to add your choice of motor, ESC, servo, and radio system. All the parts are organised neatly in labeled bags with a fully illustrated colour manual to make building rewarding and fun. The Stampede 4×4 Kit is perfect for drivers of almost any age or skill level and it comes including a clear truck body shell, allowing to create own paint ideas.
The 1/10th Electric Off-road Portuguese Cup was held last weekend at the RC Oeste indoor carpet track. In the 2WD Buggy qualifiers, it was Xray’s Pedro Gomes who would take the TQ by winning three of the four qualifiers, closely followed by Kyosho’s Joao Figueiredo. In the final Pedro would bring home the overall after the first to finals, leaving behind Team Associated’s Nuno Casal Ribeiro in 2nd and Joao Figueiredo 3rd.