Losi have introduced another tread pattern to their already popular race line. The Reptile will be sold in red compound, and be available in both mounted and unmounted versions, with both coming supplied Losi’s new molded inserts.
Jared Tebo, in his first race since returning to Kyosho, TQ’ed and captured top honors in the truck class with his Team Orion-powered ST-RR. The Toys for Tots benefit race at Thunder Alley RC Raceway is a one-day event intended to raise funds and collect toys to benefit less fortunate children. Tebo got off to a rough start, catching a rut and flipping over in the first turn, moving him back to last place on the first lap but he quickly worked his way back through traffic and was able to regain the lead within just a few minutes. Although there were a couple close challenges for the lead during the crossover of pit stops, Tebo cruised to a comfortable win nearly half a lap ahead of 2nd place. In the buggy class, Tebo, who started from third, made his way to the lead and was able to hold it for most of the shortened 15 minute main. A slight mistake at the end of the run allowed Truhe to pass with little time to regain the lead. Tebo held on to second place over the hard charging Cody King, who finished 3rd.
Reckward Tuning have introduced a new racing shell for the Kyosho Inferno MP9 buggy. Designed by Daniel Reckward, this unique looking body shell will allow you to use all conventional performance air filters available today on the market and is supplied with Symbio decals and window masks. The shell is made from 1mm thick high quality polycarbonate and comes transparent pre cut with the base, tank cap, engine position and antenna all milled out.
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LRP have announced the release of the S8 TX Premium RTR Truggy. The included components are specially designed for maximum driving pleasure with the “RTR-Spec” exhaust system specifically developed for the included engine to give great bottom end power and blistering top speed. To handle the power output of the engine-pipe combo the specially designed 3-shoe clutch is hardened for heavy duty action. The car is also supplied with heavy duty blue anodised 4mm front and rear aluminium shock towers for best performance and durability and the patented braking system based on real automobile brake design for great stopping power. The car is also supplied with VTEC Kamikaze tyres in RTR compound on low-profile rims provide long-lasting traction and lowest tyre wear and are ideal for any surface.
Bittydesign have shown their new range of complete 1/8th scale buggy bodies called Fighter. A new high quality product, made in Italy, and developed in collaboration with top Italian 1/8 buggy drivers they are made from 1mm thick polycarbonate, the bodies have been developed to improve air flow to engine. Available for the Losi 8ight, 8ight 2.0, Mugen MBX6, X-ray 808, Kyosho MP9 and Hot Bodies D8 The bodies are sold complete with windows mask, decals sheet and protection film.
Hot Bodies have released a number of new items for their World Champion D8 buggy, beginning with this lightweight machined chassis plate. Based on the standard chassis plate, it has been heavily machined to get it down to only 40 grams. A lighter chassis will not only improve steering response but also help with fuel economy, as the car will also be much lighter overall. Also new is a range of buggy tires, which are available in 3 different thread patterns, Block, Chaos and Mega Bite, and each comes in 3 varying compounds, red, blue and white. Finally to further tune your D8’s handling HB have released 2 new springs, blue and orange, both of which are harder than the standard kit spring.
HongNor now offer Lunsford titanium turnbuckle sets for use on their X1 and X2 buggies and truggies. Much lighter than the standard versions, as well as stronger, each set contains all the necessary turnbuckles to replace those on your standard car, as well as being supplied with a wrench to help you easily adjust them.
Associated have released a new pair of spur gears for the B4 and T4 2wd off roaders. Available in 72T and 75T, the new smaller 48 pitch design is for gear ratios used with 17.5, 13.5 and 10.5 brushless stock motors. This allows the use of smaller sized pinion gears, while also moves the motor forward for better balance and more predictable handling. Also compatible with the Losi XXX and XXX-T, with the addition of a separate slipper pad and outer slipper hubs.