Italian company WRC Racing, known for their popular on-road kits, have released two teaser images of their first ever nitro off-road kit, the SBX1 buggy. The images show a conventional pivot ball front end design, lightweight alloy shock towers as well as big bore shock absorbers. Full details of the 1/8th nitro kit will become available in time for the release which is expected this Summer.
The 2019 Kinwald BKlassic will take place from the 18th to 20th of October at Hobby Action RC Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. The race is held in honour of Brian Kinwald with parts of the entry fee being donated to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Southwest Chapter. The race will be held in several 1/10th 2WD, 4WD and Short Course classes as well as a vintage 2WD category. More information can be found on social media here.
The 2019 XRS Poland ProCircuit Race was held at the RC Wlodawa track last weekend. The event was held in several nitro and electric 1/8th off-road classes as well as an Open category on a high-grip US-style track and using a control tyre system, making for competitive yet cost efficient racing. Ever changing track conditions kept the drivers on their toes as did the 10-minute qualifiers with mandatory fuel stop. Ultimately and in the Nitro Buggy class it was Bartosz Zalewski with the win from Rafal Ilendo in 2nd and Lukasz Dyrek in 3rd.
Xray have introduced the latest incarnation of their popular XT8E 1/8th electric truggy kit. The vehicles utilises an all-new front suspension geometry featuring new C-hubs and steering blocks along with new zero king pin steering blocks with exchangeable steering plates for Ackermann adjustment. The drivetrain is equipped with new front and rear CVD drive shafts and the new rear uprights use 8x16x5mm outer ball-bearings for increased reliability and lifespan. The rear shock tower was redesigned to fit the new 40 percent lighter wing mount and the new gearbox brace while a 2.6mm front anti-roll bar improves corner speed. The kit is rounded out by new softer ribbed shock membranes. All that is mounted to a redesigned chassis that is now fully compatible between the XT8 and XT8E platforms.
HB Racing have announced the soon release of the E819 1/8th scale electric buggy kit. The E819 takes all of the improved features introduced with the 2019 DNC E-Buggy champion E817 V2, and adds a host of new details designed to make it faster and more durable. A new chassis adds 2mm to the wheelbase for improved handling and jumping while chassis strength has been increased with a new thicker aluminium centre brace. Revised rear hub carrier graphite plates and thin hex hubs enhance track performance. The E819 drivetrain features a heavy duty machined lightened steel spur, new 43/13 front and rear differentials, and a revised rear centre dogbone. Now topping the E819 kit is the popular JConcepts Silencer S15 clear body. All of the new parts are backwards compatible with the E817 and E817 V2 buggies, and the E819 is compatible with most HB spare parts and option parts.
Coming from Australian brand BSRC are carbon fibre arm stiffeners for the Agama A319 buggy. Designed to fit the soft and hard arms, along with the T-Works titanium droop screws, the stiffeners give the car a nice smooth feeling during cornering and help with corner speed in high grip conditions. Available in different thicknesses of 1.0mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm, the inserts come with M3x8mm countersunk stainless steel screws and they are available now.
Schelle Racing Innovations have announced the release of their new Duo carbon fibre wing buttons for 1/10th Team Associated and 1/8th Team Associated and Mugen kits. The 1/10th scale variant is machined from 2.5mm carbon and features flush countersunk mounting positions for the wing screws. It ensures a tighter and more secure wing mounting while also acting as a jig to pre-drip wings. The button fits B6.1, B74, B6 series, B64 or B64D and basically all recent Associated 10th scales. As for the larger brother, the Duo wing button for the Team Associated RC8B3.1 and Mugen MBX8 vehicles, the part is machined from 2.5mm carbon fibre for cool looks, a light weight and exceptional stability.
Gravity RC have introduced their all-new Eco tyre tube for 1/10th scale buggy tyres. Whether it is RC or full-scale auto racing, tyres are king. In today’s landscape of aggressive chassis design and car set up, drivers spend a lot of time getting the tyres right to achieve the level of grip necessary on dirt for the car to perform. Often overlooked however is the correct storage of the black gold. This is where the Eco tyre tubes kick in. This controlled tyre storage system includes a cap on each tube that has an intergraded temperature and humidity sensor, allowing to monitor tyre conditions over long storage periods. Also included is a humidity pod which can be used to increase the humidity and the tubes are labeled so drivers can track their tyre’s life and usage, keeping them on top of their game.