February 28, 2023

Widmaier confirmed for Philippine Masters

Micha Widmaier is the latest factory driver to be confirmed for the return of the annual Philippine Masters, one of Asia’s most high profile 1:8 Offroad international events.   The German will travel to the beautiful Circulo Verde track located in the heart of capital city Manila to lead the Sworkz challenge at the 11th running returning of the race.  The multiple German National Champion will be joined on the track by Sworkz founder Scott Yang who himself is an accomplished racer.  Taking place from April 28-30th, the event returns after more than a two year break and will see the capacity entry lead by Team Associated’s back to back World Champion Davide Ongaro and former World Champion Robert Batlle for the Mayako team.

Source: Philippine Masters [philippinemastersrc.com]

February 13, 2023

Sworkz SB800 Twin Power Offroad Starterbox

Sworkz has introduced its new SB800 Twin Power Starter Box that has been specially developed for off-road use. With its two 775 engines, it is one of the most powerful starter box on the market. The structure of the box is simple and very robust. The starter contacts and the starting mechanism have been tested for longevity and flawless function in tough racing conditions. A newly developed battery holder allows the use of different battery variants with Sworkz recommending a single 4S Lipo or 2 x 2S Lipos for optimal power supply. As standard, the SB800 is intended for 2x2S with XT60 connections. Depending on the battery configuration, different adapter cables can be used (EC5, T-connector, etc.) The two 775 motors drive the starter pulley via high-strength toothed belts. Manufactured from non-marking rubber, this disc can be easily replaced if necessary. The aluminium housing of the SB800 is coated and finished with a dynamic Sworkz design. With the 4 plastic brackets supplied, the most diverse chassis shapes can be optimally positioned on the SB800 so it can be used for numerous 1:8 off-road vehicles. A fault-prone main switch was deliberately omitted. The carrying handle has a holder for the glow plug connector.

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January 25, 2023

Sworkz S14-4C 1:10 4WD Buggy

Sworkz has introduced its latest 1:10 4WD Buggy, the S14-4C.  This carpet edition race buggy is an evolution from their successful S14-3C platform. The new geometry of the car provides optimised corner speeds and easy handling on carpet and very high grip tracks.  The S14-4C features the new gear box with adjustable diff. system on a T7075 hard anodised and lightened aluminium chassis.   The flex of the chassis can be changed by different material sideguards.  It comes with Sworkz brand new designed 1:10 Pro-Shock System (Short version).  The shocks come with new Emulsion Precision Plastic Shock Caps, Shock Pistons with Seal Parts.  The kit comes standard with a 4mm carbon carpet version for both front rear shock towers. The Teflon coated shock shafts provides smooth shock reactions.  Black Line springs which are good designed with rotation fixed spring holders comes standard in the Sworkz S114-4C kit.

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January 9, 2023

Rose joins Sworkz

Sworkz has announced Brandon Rose as the latest driver in its 1:8 and 1:10 Offroad programme.  The America racer, who left Agama at the end of 2022 after three seasons, will form part of the US team with Sworkz USA Team Manager Tim Lime stating, “The Sworkz USA Team is super excited to add another Top25Rc.com driver to our strong team.  We look forward to helping him achieve great results withal of our Sworkz platforms.  Brandon will be running his cars in Texas and at other National caliber events across the United States.”  Sworkz boss Max Sonnleitner added, “Great to have Brandon Rose in our factory team. He is a person that totally fits into our team, where working together, friendship and success are the main topics.”  Rose’s 1:8 Nitro programme will be powered by Ielasi Tuned with the announcement last week that he has teamed up with World Champion Daniele Ielasi’s engine brand.

Source: Sworkz [Facebook]

January 1, 2023

Neumann joins 1:10 team for full Sworkz package

As widely predicted following his departure from Schumacher earlier in the week, Joern Neumann has been announced as a driver for Sworkz’ 1:10 Offroad programme.  Already representing the brand in 1:8, the German will now use their entire range of offroad kits in his 2023 race campaign.   In the press release revealing the news, Sworkz stated, ‘It’s a real pleasure to announce that multiple champion Jörn Neumann is joining SWORKz 1:10 Factory team’.  Team boss Max Sonnleitner added it was, “Amazing that Jörn is now also using our products in 1:10.  His knowledge and experience will help the whole team for sure!”  The multiple 1:10 European Champion said, “After being with SWORKz in 1:8 for many years, I decided to join also in 1:10.  Sworkz is already doing a great job there and I am sure we will achieve top results in the future.”

Source: MW RC Cars [mwrccars.at]

December 28, 2022

Kobbevik joins Sworkz 1:8 Factory Team

Daniel Kobbevik has been announced as part of the Sworkz 1:8 Offroad Factory team for 2023.  The former Xray driver, will split his offroad race duties between Sworkz and Schumacher, having joined the British manufacturer at the beginning of 2022 as part of their 1:10 race team.  Commenting on the Sworkz announcement the 18-year-old Norwegian said, “I am very exited to join the SWORKz team for the next years.  Being very impressed by the quality of the products, I am looking into a successful racing season!”.  Sworkz boss Max Sonnleitner’s added, “It’s a real pleasure to have the young Norwegian Top pilot in our factory team. I am sure he will fit perfectly into the SWORKz family and make his way!“

Source: MW RC Cars [mwrccars.at]

December 28, 2022

Mattia Polito joins Sworkz

Sworkz has announced that former Kyosho driver Mattia Polito has joined its 1:8 Offroad factory team line up for 2023.  On the announcement, the Italian and former European B Champion said, “After a few tests it was totally clear to me, that Sworkz will be my team in the next years.  Can’t wait to hit the track with the cars!”  Sworkz boss Max Sonnleitner added, “Mattia is a perfect addition to our actual team. I am very happy that he has chosen Sworkz as his chassis for the next years and 100% sure we will have success and fun with him in our team!”

Source: MW RC Cars [mwrccars.at]

December 15, 2022

Sworkz module 0.8 motor pinion gears for 1:8 electric

Sworkz has introduced a new 0.8 pitch motor pinion gear ratio system to help improve eBuggy speed of its 1:8 electric buggy, truggy and GT platforms.  The high density motor pinion gear ratio systemCompared to the original 1.0 pitch spur gears, gives you more feedback and perfect feeling while driving. The acceleration change is significantly quicker yet smoother.  More range is provided from lower torque to higher speeds. Available in 6 motor pinion gear sizes (19/20/21/22/23/24T) and 4 different centre spur gears (57/58/59/60T).

Source: MW RC Cars [mwrccars.at]