February 2, 2023

PR Racing 2023 SB401R 1:10 4WD Buggy

PR Racing has officially announced details of its upcoming 2023 SB401R 1:10 4WD Buggy kit release.  Six new parts are being introduced to the buggy to improve performance over its predecessor.  PR Racing state the most notably improvement will come from the super smooth coated V4 shock bodies and new pistons.  Other new items include steering turnbuckles and rod ends and new 2mm front and rear top decks.  The new kit will be released in early March 2023.

Source: PR Racing [pr-rc.com]

February 2, 2023

Reedy Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo LP shorty

New from Reedy is the Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo LP shorty battery.  It features a new hard case design and state-of-the-art LiPo chemistry with advancements in cell manufacturing and battery construction that result in higher capacity and power output, lower internal resistance, and improved durability.  Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo batteries feature a 3.8V/cell nominal voltage, which means that the battery can be safely charged to 4.35V/cell.  It is well known that more voltage equals more power so there is no easier way to increase power and top speed than a higher charge voltage!  Even when the typical 8.40-8.44V (4.2-4.22V/cell) charging limit is enforced, Zappers SG5 batteries shine thanks to their inherently flat discharge curve which results in higher voltage deeper into the race.  A high quality, durable hard case helps prevent damage while embedded socket connectors keep power-robbing resistance to a minimum. Male ESC connectors are included!

Source: Reedy [associatedelectrics.com]

February 1, 2023

Schumacher’s Pålsson joins MIBO International entry

Top international female offroad racer Jessica Palsson is to contest the inaugural MIBO International Race.  The Schumacher backed 1:10 Offroad driver will travel to the Czech Republic for the March 3-5th event as one of a number of Swedish drivers making the trip to Hrotovice.  The 20-year-old EFRA Ambassador, is the reigning 2WD Euro Buggy Master Champion and joins the likes of Bruno Coelho, Martin Bayer, Ronald Volker and Christopher Krapp as part of the international field of racers representing 12 counties that will contest the event.  Organised by Michal Bok, like its predecessor, the Mibosport Cup, which was a series of races, the one off MIBO International Race weekend will feature two separate tracks to cater for both Onroad and Offroad racing action.

Source: MIBO [mibosport.com]

February 1, 2023

Tamiya TT-02 Type-SRX

It is a chassis that has been the starting point for many a newcomer to the world of RC racing and today Tamiya unveiled the latest edition designation of its TT-02 1:10 Touring Car, the Type SRX.  This variant of the 4WD plastic chassis is an upgraded version of the TT-02 Type-S Series with enhanced durability and performance for racing.  This chassis kit uses Items 22049 and 22047 with updated parts.  Also, parts included in this chassis kit were chosen for users who want to learn setup before levelling up to mid-level Tamiya chassis kits.  It is also a more cost-effective than buying each part separately.

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February 1, 2023

Tamiya BBX 2WD Buggy

Maybe not offering the same level of excitement as the past when all the RC brands revealed their new cars, the Nuremburg Toy Fair opened today with Tamiya providing the most interesting new releases so far. First up is the all new BBX. Tamiya’s designers have taken inspiration from its back catalog of iconic 2WD off-road buggies to bring fans of radio control the new buggy. The 1:10 2WD off-road buggy model features a combination of classic design and modern performance. Its brand-new chassis, reminiscent of 1980’s sand rail dune buggies, is a hybrid monocoque-roll cage and employs rear trailing arm suspension inspired by full-size UTV’s. The new body is designed by famed Japanese artist Atsushi Arino and utilises a classic 1980’s inspired livery with retro wheels and tires to match.

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February 1, 2023

Nitro Warrior EP2 2023 – Report

Nitro Warrior EP2 2023 was held at ORT Oasis Racing Track in the Chanthaburi Province of Thailand over the weekend with 3 classes with 1:8 GP Racing, 1:10 GP Touring and 1:8 GT making up the race programme. The race started on Saturday with 4 rounds of qualifying with extreme cool and windy weather affecting both car set-up and driving provide a great experience for many racers.  Sunday’s action with one final round of qualifying after which the Top Qualifiers were confirmed as Nay Eon Lee from Republic of Korea from Team KARS in 1:8 GT,
Thailand’s Meen Vejrak from Team Maxima in 1:8 GP Racing and Anusorn Sirironaharong  from Thailand from Team SPF Racing in 1:10 GP Touring.

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February 1, 2023

Teghesi joins RC-Project

Italian RC tuning parts company RC-Project has announced Fabrizio Teghesi has joined its team.  The Italian offroad racer who made the switch from a very long sting with Kyosho to HB Racing for 2023 will not only use RC-Project products in his 1:8 buggy programme but will be actively involved in developing future products from the Turin based company for the HB Racing platforms .  Commenting on the announcement the former Italian National Champion said, ‘”It’s been more than 10 years since I had a sponsor for Optional parts! But now the wait is over, I’m delighted to be part of a great team like RC-Project! I am very proud to bring their products to the track!  I think they are one of the references on the market!”

Source: RC-Project [rc-project.it]