Duratrax have released the Evader EXB, a 2WD RTR buggy simple enough for anyone to handle, tough enough to take on unforgiving terrain without breaking down and upgradeable to keep up with drivers as their skills and ambitions increase. Supplied with quality components that you wouldn’t expect to find on an entry-level buggy, such as a 2-channel Tactic radio system with TR200 receiver and TSX200 servo, Photon Speed 2 motor and Sprint 2 electronic speed control with reverse are standard, the Evader EXB boasts a fully assembled chassis, oil-filled shocks, mounted and glued tires, a painted and trimmed race-legal body, adjustable suspension and hardened steel driveshaft and axles.
We brought you pictures of the new Schumacher Cat SX 4wd buggy last week and as promised the British company have released some pictures showing the car with the body shell off. The first thing you notice about the car is the 3 belt drive train that is mounted very high in the car, above the battery and radio gear. This allows the motor to be mounted along the centre line and it is said to have an adjustable internal transmission ratio to optimise the car for brushed or brushless motors. Also according to the features list the motor rotates the same direction as the wheels which is said to create a car with superb jumping responsiveness and no torque steer effect, as is common with shaft drive cars.
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The guys over at Team Novi have managed to bag some shots of the new X-60 2wd prototype truck seen testing at the Cactus Classic race last weekend. The car was sporting a custom made tub chassis and was fitted with a LiPo battery pack which is perpendicular to the chassis line as opposed to in-line mounted as seen in other cars in this class, including the prototype Kyosho RB5-T. The car was said to use the X-Factory 4 gear transmission and for this test was fitted with a JConcepts body shell.
Following on from the release earlier this month of the Hayato Matsuzaki Cyclone D4 comes another replica from Hot Bodies, this time its the Atsushi Hara Lightning 2 Pro Evo RTR. Created to celebrate Hara’s Japanese National title last year, each of the 20 Limited Edition cars comes pre assembled to Atsushi’s specifications. Featuring a numbered plate, the car sports a pre cut and painted Hara replica body shell and comes with the latest shock absorbers, as well as a full set of tuning springs. It has been fitted with Hara’s choice of 2.4Ghz Futaba Megatech 3PK radio system, BLS-352 steering servo and S9351 to handle the throttle and brakes. To power the car it uses the OS Speed 21VZ Spec AL engine and T-2060 exhaust system and finally to carry all this great equipment to the track, the whole thing is supplied with a large HPI Racing carrier bag which is fitted with wheels and an extendable handle. All of this doesnt come cheap, each of the 20 examples will set you back close to EUR 1,750 and if you want one you’d better act fast.
For the ultimate in form and function, JConcepts introduces the Hi-Flow body for the Associated RC10T4. The Illuzion “Hi-Flow” styling presents a flowing design while incorporating many radical edge styling details for additional style and performance. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionized cab and cove hood scoop combined with a durable flowing bed design are just some of the features that make this body stand out. Made from clear heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate, it comes supplied with protective film, window masks and detailed Illuzion decal sheet.
Some brief news from the Canadian Winternationals that were held recently in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Jammin team driver Gary Guest took the first place trophy and top qualifier award in the pro buggy class with team mates Rick McCrery finishing 2nd and Anthony Howarth in 3rd, all driving the X1X-CR Buggy powered by Jammin .21 Engines. Gary Guest also went on to claim the Pro Truggy class top qualifier award and A-Main win driving the prototype Jammin X2-CRT Truggy.
Japanese company Team Azarashi have shown the first pictures of the Cracker prototype, which is a new 2WD body shell that the company is developing. The release date is not yet decided, but their Team is working hard to get it to production following some positive testing and when released it should fit to Team Associated RC10B4 and the Kyosho Ultima RB5.
Mirage Racing and the Frankley club are proud to announce the HB Junior Championships 2008, which will be held at the awesome Frankley venue. The race is a 1 day event and promises to be even better and bigger than last year. Practice is available on the Saturday for any one who wishes to get some lines sorted or for beginners who have just started. There will be no tyre rule so anything can be used. Rules will be very relaxed but cheating will result in disqualification form the event.Trophies will be given to 1st 2nd and 3rd in each of the finals on the finals day, plus prizes will be made available nearer the meeting. The Date is 6th JULY 2008 and the entry fee is £7.