August 8, 2009

Reckward Tuning Special tool III

Reckward Tuning Special tool III

New from Reckward Tuning is this Dario Vita developed Special tool III. A multi tool for helping dismantle or assemble the RT Speed 2.5 clutch system, it also features a 17mm hex nut spinner. Manufactured in Germany using modern CNC machines from high quality materials.

Source: Reckward Tuning [rmv-deutschland.de]


August 8, 2009

Marcus Luebke wins German EP Truck Nats

Marcus Luebke wins German EP Truck Nats

Last weekend the Stock and Modified German Electric Off-Road Truck Nationals were hosted in Trier by the Team Turtles Trier club, the same club that hosted the 2008 German Electric Off-Road 4WD Nationals. Team Losi Racing’s factory driver and worlds A-finalist Marcus Luebke set the pace in the modified class and secured the pole position in the finals with five consecutive qualifying wins with his XXX-T CR Truck. The modified A-final saw a 1-2-3 line-up of Losi drivers Marcus Luebke, Kim Sitensky (2004, 2005 & 2008 German Truck Champion) and Juergen Kropp (2006 German Truck Champion & Swiss Truck Champion). The finals were run on Sunday in rainy conditions and Marcus won all three A-finals to secure his 6th German Electric Off-Road National title.

Source: Losi [losi.com]


August 7, 2009

Ultimate Racing Big bore spring sets

Ultimate Racing Big bore spring sets

Ultimate Racing have announced the release of new big bore shock spring kits. Each kit (front and rear) comes with 6 shock springs that fits the majority of 1/8th shocks absorbers on the market. The kits contain 3 pairs of springs of 3 different hardness to adapt the shock performance to the different track conditions. Made of high resistance elastic steel that ensures the spring hardness and long live, each spring pair is differentiated with different shades of grey.

Source: Ultimate Racing [ultimateracing.es]


August 6, 2009

JConcepts 1/16th E-Revo Hi-Flow body

JConcepts 1/16th E-Revo Hi-Flow body

Turn the 1/16th E-Revo into a track star with the Hi-Flow body from JConcepts. Loaded with an assortment of JConcepts design elements this E-Revo body is all about function, looks and performance. With an incredibly low roof line and maximum window coverage the body sports one of the meanest looks around and also includes a detailed front hood scoop and scale inspired front fender flares. Getting it done on the track or in the backyard has never been more fun or looked so good.

Click here to see more images of the body


August 6, 2009

JConcepts Firm Profiled 1/8th buggy insert

JConcepts Firm Profiled 1/8th buggy insert

JConcepts have released this pair of firm profiled inserts for use with 1/8th scale buggy tires. Having the proper density insert for track conditions pays equal dividends to the racer and especially toward the end of races. Starting on too firm an insert the driver feels ‘on edge’ during the first run or subsequent runs on a set of inserts. Starting on too soft an insert the driver’s vehicle is not responsive enough or runs the risk of too much insert breakdown during long races which creates a squirmy or inconsistent feel. Having the feel that is just right requires a bit of balance of durability and hardness.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


August 5, 2009

Mugen Wing and Mud Guard Skins

Mugen Wing and Mud Guard Skins

Mugen have released a new range of skins for the rear wing and rear mud guards of the MBX-6. Designed by US custom specialists Upgrade RC, they feature 8 new different designs to choose from, none of which feature any logos, allowing you to decal it up further. Simple to apply, once attached they are strong and flexible, and so can withstand crashes, and most importantly they are resistant to fuel.

Source: Mugen [mugenseiki.com]


August 5, 2009

Dirtz Dialed Partz X-Factory motor plate

Dirtz Dialed Partz X-Factory motor plate

X-Factory have released this new motor plate from Dirtz Dialed Partz. Brian Kinwald has created the new plate to be stronger than the stock version, while looking great at the same time. Fitting the X-60 and X-6 Squared, plus all original X-6s with the 4-Gear transmission, it is made from 7075 aluminium for additional strength, with extra material added above the more to further reduce plate bending. Comes in Brian’s signature blue colour with the cooling fins in silver.

Source: X-Factory [xfactoryrc.com]


August 4, 2009

Cragg & McGee win Stotfold Nationals

Cragg & McGee win Stotfold Nationals

oOple are reporting on last weekend’s 5th round of the BRCA 1/10th off road Nationals that took place at the Stotfold track and Saturday’s 2wd event saw Danny McGee take a convincing TQ after qualifying. Mistakes in the first leg allowed Lee Martin loose for a clear victory but Danny secured the win by taking a scrappy second leg and dominating the third leg, marching off from the pack for an easy victory. Following his win in Saturdays 2WD event, Danny McGee got off to a good start in the 4wd class on Sunday by taking the first round with his Losi XX4. It wasn’t to be however and like the previous meeting, despite taking a round of qualifying Danny didn’t manage to make the A final. Kevin Lee lined up on pole for the A final but after three scrappy legs which saw three different winners, it was Neil Cragg that took the win.

Expect a full report on oOple soon.

Source: oOple [oople.com]