Its been a long wait for the MRT (Mario Rossi Tuned) Ninja motors since they were first shown at the Nuernberg Toy fair back in February but now MID the European distributor have announced that the complete line of 3 engines goes on general sale in Europe. Hand tuned by former Novarossi engine tuner, Mario Rossi, these new engines have a black housing, magnesium cooling head and hand selected and tuned internal components. The MR12 T01T is a 2.11cc engine for 1/10th scale circuit racing, the MR21 R01T is a 3.5cc engine for 1/8th scale circuit racing and finally we have the MR21 B01T, again a 3.5cc engine but this time for 1/8th scale off road competition.
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We briefly mentioned the JConcepts report from the ROAR 1/8th Buggy Nats yesterday in our Daily Round up, an event which saw team driver Ryan Maifield take the event TQ, and lead until problems forced him down the order. JConcepts are also reporting in that write up that Ryan was running the companies new Double Dee 1/8th scale buggy tires at that event and from the looks of his performance they appear to be top notch. Available in September, these new tires come in two different threads, Double Dee and Cross Hairs and JC will also release their new Rulux wheel which is available in both white and yellow.
CML, in conjunction with HoBao, have put together this great, BRCA legal, ready to run package for those people who want to get started racing, instead of backyard bashing. This ‘BRCA Edition’ Hyper 8 comes standard with a race legal CNC heatsink Hyper 21 3-port, non pull start, engine and Hyper starter box for reliable and effective starting time after time. In addition to the high quality Futaba radio equipment, the servos used are a heavy duty Futaba 9kg for the steering unit and a 6kg throttle servo to handle even the toughest demands of racing. Available in Limited quantities in August.
Werks Racing have announced that after months of exhaustive testing in competition conditions, they will enter the Truggy tire market with it’s new “Lugs MT” tire. Developed specifically for competition use utilizing Werks Racing’s proprietary high grip, low wear rubber compounds for maximum grip and longevity.
The “Lugs MT” is designed around our completely new, low profile carcass design with a rounded side wall profile. The low profile carcass design provides immediate steering response while the rounded side wall profile reduces carcass roll. Additionally our new carcass design virtually eliminate ballooning without the need for heavy internal ribbing as used by others. Combine our unique carcass design with our specially developed white foam inserts that are virtually immune to breaking down and you end up with a MT tire/insert package that is as much as 25% lighter than other products on the market.
Yet more news from JConcepts, this time its to announced that their car stand has been updated. The new features include detailed foam pads provide a non slip surface, thickened edge on the stand for extra support and it now includes car stand specific decal sheet. These changes are considered a running change and should start appearing in all car stand packages at no additional cost.
Just as the title says – On July 10, TTR/Associated announced the upcoming release of the new B44. This new vehicle is based on the BJ4 Worlds Edition and was a collaborative effort between TTR/Associated and JConcepts. The B44 was a collaborative project only. JConcepts remains an independent company, and our business will not change as a result of this collaboration. Both Jason and Brad have ties with Associated going back 15+ years. This has led to a close working relationship between Associated and JConcepts on the B44. JConcepts will continue to sell the BJ4 kits, parts and accessories to support new and existing customers. Look for more new and exciting products from JConcepts to fit the B44 and all Team Associated vehicles.
Novarossi have developed 5 new engines under the Nova engine brand which have been specially developed for drivers on a budget who require a durable engine that produces a good amount of power. The sleeves of all these engines feature 3 transfer ports and are made from brass with a hard-chromed layer that reduces wear, while the crankshaft is very strong and delivers provides good power delivery. On offer are a 3.5cc circuit engine (N21-3T), two 2.1cc circuit engines with slide (N12TS1) and rotary (N12TSR1) carburettor, a .12 engine (N12ST) for 1/10th stadium trucks and finally a budget 3.5cc buggy motor (N21B-2001BF).
Team Associated have just announced their expected entry into the ever expanding 4wd electric buggy market with the upcoming release of the B44. Available in September, the new B44 is based on the JConcepts BJ4WE platform but features some small changes to make it easier to mass produce as well as some small performance improvements throughout, such as to the cars slipper clutch and of course as its from the Factory Team, it will feature lashings of blue anodising.