According to Greek site, radiocontrol.gr, there is a new Ninja buggy motor out. Information is thin on the ground but there are enough changes on the motor to warrant a look. For starters the engine head features a new spec number, with the addition of A to the MR21-BO1 and also the crankshaft and conrod sport new series number. Not exactly a major update but more a simple material upgrade it seems. No official word on the Ninja website.
Neo-Buggy reports that Ian Haley took another convincing TQ and win at the Telstra WRC Rally RC event. But more importantly this event was held during the World Rally event and attracted former RC racer and WRC World Champion Petter Solberg, who joined in, along with top WRC young gun Dani Sordo. The picture above has nothing to do with either driver but its better to look at the Miss WRC girls than a middle aged Norwegian and a young Spaniard.
Solberg drove CEN driver Paul Cornwall’s car for a while; who with Haley ended up on the podium with the Miss WRC girls!! Petter Solberg was himself at the age of 13 a keen RC Racer; back in the day he won his fair share of events in Norway, before moving onto bigger and faster cars….;)
You can see a picture of Petter Solberg with Paul Cornwall after the jump… content
CEN have announced the release of their all new Matrix TR Arena. This truggy that recently TQ’d and won the 2006 R/C Car Action Monster Madness event as well as a recent round of the Florida State series whilst still being developed really shows a lot of promise. This car, that has been designed and driven by ‘3 USA National Champions Gene Hickerson, Andrew Smolnick, and Jason Ashton’, features a number of nice features including a very distintive composite chassis brace for extra rigidity. Its available in the standard ‘Pro’ Version and the tricked out Factory race edition (shown above).
UK based online shop, Nitro Models Ltd, have a nice set of high resolution images of the new innovative Team Magic M1 1/8th scale off road buggy. We reported on this car when it was shown in iHobby but these are the first set of studio images that we have seen.
You can check out the full high resolution gallery here.
At the recent iHobby Expo in Chicago, the boys over at 4wdrc.com made the next instalment in their ongoing podcast series. This time the podcast contains an interesting interview with top US off roader, and Horizon Hobbies employee, Adam Drake. If you have 12 minutes of your life to spare, you can have a listen and get an insight into Adam himself as well as the new products released at the event by Horizon, including the new 1/36th scale Micro-T that we covered previously.
I wanted to report on this earlier but decided i should leave it for a quieter day. Well that day has come. This video is a TV advertisement from the guys at the RC Pro Series over in the US. It will be shown on Regional TV and it promotes the upcoming Nitro Off Road finals that are being held at the Rockford Metro Arena in Illinois on November 6th – 12th (altough the video says 9th to 11th?).
The TV ads start on October 23rd on WIFR 23 on the Morning Show, during the Letterman Show and during According to Jim. WIFR will be doing a Monster Truck giveaway from Losi as well as tickets to the event. Myself and one of the Team Losi guys will be on the Morning Show monday November 6th to talk about the event and show off some cars.
This is one well promoted event as they also have a radio advertising campaign in place, leading up to event.