May 12, 2024

IFMAR 2024 1:8 Offroad World C/ship Stage 1 Report

The organisers of the 2024 IFMAR 1:8 Offroad World Championship to be hosted at the RC-Redován circuit in Spain have published the Stage 1 report for the 19th running of the Championship.  At the end of March, the impressive track which hosted the previous World Championship in 2022 was announced as a late replacement venue just a week after the originally selected hosts Brazil announced it would be unable to run the event for the FAMAR Bloc.  Since then, the well known Baldo brother’s family have been busy making preparations once again for hosting the sport’s biggest race.  Executing an excellent World Championship in 2022, where Davide Ongaro defended his title win from four years earlier in Australia, the Stage 1 Report contains important and useful information for the capacity entry that will descend on the track in early September.   One big announcement from the report is that former EFRA President Javier Garcia will be Race Director.

View Stage Report here

May 10, 2024

VP-Pro Diamond Evo 1:8 Buggy tyre

VP-Pro has extended their range of 1:8 Buggy tyre offerings with the addition of the new Diamond Evo pattern.  The pattern is a diamond-styled tyre recommended for hard-packed surfaces and also particularly suited for multi- surface.  Made from high quality rubber it comes with a durable closed cell inserts and is available in a choice of four compounds.  Available un-mounted, VP-Pro also offer it pre-mounted on a choice of yellow, white, pink, green or orange rims.

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May 10, 2024

B-Power SRX8 GT’23/TQ Gearbox Kit

Italian company Star RC under its B-Power brand, which specialises in options for Serpent cars, has released its own gearbox kit for Serpent’s SRX8 GT’23/TQ 1:8 GT Onroad chassis.  The kit can be installed without the need to make any modifications and allows you to use the original Serpent 2-speed gears.  B-Power claim that with their gearbox kit, you will always have a perfect gearbox operation, with changes that are always equal and precise.

Source: Star RC []

May 10, 2024

175RC Mini B upgrade parts

175RC has released a variety of aftermarket products for the Team Losi Mini B 1:16 2WD Buggy.  As an upgrade to the stock motor plate they have produced a Carbon Fibre motor plate for the Mini-B / T 2.0 platform with it featuring slots instead of holes.  This allows you to run all pinion gears, with full adjustability of gear mesh.  Another carbon fibre upgrade are their front shock tower for the Mini B.  This tower is a direct replacement for the plastic tower and is made from 3mm thick carbon fibre.  Also available from 175RC for the Mini B are their vinyl chassis protectors which they offer in 5 different colours.  These little buggies take a beating, but the bottom of your chassis doesn’t have to but using the protector to keep the dirt out of your screw heads, saving your driver tips from wearing out.

View Shock Tower & Chassis Protectors here

May 9, 2024

R1 Wurks B7 Aluminium Steering Rack

R1 Wurks is offering an upgrade for the Team Associated B7 1:10 2WD Buggy steering system with this precision-machined Aluminium steering rack.  Not only will this upgrade greatly improve upon the standard plastic components in durability, but it also enhances steering responsiveness and feel.  The lightweight design means it weights just 2.80 grams.  Machined from high-strength 7075 T6 Aluminium Alloy it gets a black anodised finish with R1Wurks branding.

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May 9, 2024

VP-Pro MP10 Carbon Fibre Side Guards

New from VP-Pro is this side guard set molded from high-quality carbon fibre for Kyosho’s MP10 1:8 Buggy chassis.  Offering a lower weight than the kit standard side guards, they improve car performance but retain the original flex characteristics of the chassis while offering slightly increased ground clearance during running.  Featuring a high-quality surface finish for an eye catching look they come complete with suitable mounting hardware.

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May 9, 2024

RDRP Carbon Fibre Wing Plates

Germany’s Revolution Design Racing Products has release a new range of Carbon Wing Plates to provide a precise fit and improved performance for various 1:10 electric buggies.   Available in three variants to fit the Team Associated B7 | B74, Xray XB2 | XB4 and Schumacher LD and L1 models, each wing plate is made from 2mm high quality carbon fibre for improved durability and aerodynamic efficiency.  The one-piece construction reduces wing wobble and allows for more stable mounting.  The attractive carbon fibre finish also enhances the premium appearance of these upgrade parts.

View Xray and Schumacher variants here

May 9, 2024

Tekno EB/NB48 split shock towers & shock standoffs

Tekno RC is pleased to announce the availability of new split shock towers and shock standoffs for their EB/NB48 2.x 1:8 buggies.  These redesigned towers are lighter than the 2.1 stock towers and flex-tuned for better rough track handling.  Throughout testing we found the car to be more forgiving, and easier to push for improved lap times.  They are CNC machined from 7075 aluminium, gunmetal anodised, and are a direct replacement for kit towers.  No additional hardware is necessary.  With the new shock standoffs, instead of the previously used M4 nut, these standoffs attach to the shock tower with an M4 screw for improved durability.  Tests have shown them to be significantly stronger and more likely to withstand a direct impact.  These new standoffs are CNC machined from high-quality steel and have a keyed shaft that accommodates a Turnbuckle Wrench for easy installation.

View shock standoffs here