After recently reporting on the Sirio Kanai Evo 3 STI I was made aware of the logo being used by the Italian engine manufacturer Star Motor to display that a motor has been factory modified or as they like to reference it, ‘Sirio Technology Impact’ (STI). This logo as you can see above on the right is a carbon copy of the logo on the left created by world famous Japanese tuning firm ‘Subaru Tecnica International’ (STI) that is famous for tuning Imprezas and other Subaru’s including the World Rally cars. This is a blatant copy of the Japanese company’s logo and an even more blatant attempt by Star Motor to change it slightly to avoid infringing on their trademark.
Slovakian manufacturer Xray have a report up online regarding there win in the Russian off road nationals. Russian racer Malyshko Dmitriy won the final round of the championship, held in Moscow, to take the overall win in the championship.
OFNA Racing have set up a website to enable them to sell off old crap all sorts of things that they have hanging around the OFNA headquarters, including old cars from team drivers and one run old tires. The auction type site is only new so it doesn’t yet have much online, but that will change so check back often.
OFNA hope to shift the following stuff on the site:
– Raced Buggies/Truggies from the Ho Bao and Jammin Team drivers.
– Raced and Signed collectors Bodies
– A large box of one time used race tires/wheels(glued)from a national event.
– Later this month, original first shipment OFNA Twin Titan’s as serial numbers 01 and 02. The only two left!
– Misc R/C samples never seen and many more items.
Team Losi have officially released their new 1/8th scale truggy to the eagerly awaiting masses of off road nuts enthusiasts. Based on the recently released, and already successful, 8ight buggy, this chassis has had the standard buggy to truggy conversion; longer wheelbase, longer chassis, longer wishbones etc. With the truggy class blowing up all across the globe and considering this cars pedigree on dirt we’re sure that the 8ight truggy will be at the sharp end of the grid come race day.
Created with passion and perfected by obsession, the 8IGHT-T will redefine Truggy racing with what might be called an unfair advantage. The 8IGHT-T Race Roller is the first competition-level, performance-built truggy based on Team Losi’s ground-breaking 4WD nitro platform.
You can check out the Team Losi 8ight truggy here.
Schumacher Racing are set to enter the 1/8th scale off road tyre market with their new Spiral and Mini Pin tyres. The Northampton, UK, based company has set mid November as the launch date for the tyres only and December for the pre mounted versions.
Based on our extensive competition racing knowledge we have designed two new tyres, the ‘Schumacher Spiral’ and the more traditional ‘Schumacher Min Pin’ these will each be available in Yellow and Silver compounds to suit a wide variety of surfaces such as grass, dirt and astro.
You may remember that over a week ago we wrote about the new TV show called ‘RC Racing’ that was being shown on Motors TV in Europe. Well now, some nice person has placed the show online and can now be viewed right here.
If the video above doesnt work you can view it on the Google Video page direct.
Nosram have just released their latest brushless motor, the very cool looking Storm Evolution. Designed for maximum power and top speed as well as lack of maintenance, I think Nosram describe its qualities best:
State of the art components like neodym magnets, extra-thick copper winding and a special low-resistance design makes the NOSRAM STORM Evolution extremely powerful and efficient. Finally the dream of all electric R/C drivers becomes reality: a truly maintenance free motor!
Shown on the right here is the previously available CNC machined cooling head from Nova RC Products. On the left is the new CNC machined cooling head that is to be used in cooler conditions were keeping heat in the engine is important, kind of a similar effect to when you see racers put tin foil around the engine head when its raining. Simple, effective and looks good too, kinda like Paris Hilton.