November 30, 2006

Team Magic M1B production pictures

Team Magic M1B

Our partners Neo-Buggy have exclusive production shots of the M1B 1/8th scale buggy from Team Magic. This very same car appears in this months RC Driver magazine but if you haven’t had a chance to see it there then now is your chance. A number of key areas have been improved on the car before it went into production including the wing mount, fuel tank placement, chassis plate and a few other things.

View the images of the M1B here.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


November 30, 2006

Active Hobby maintenance stands

Active Hobby maintenance stand

Japanese company Active Hobby have released this very nice looking rotating maintenance stand for your off road buggy or Truggy. They come in 2 colours, blue and black, and look very cool and whats better is that when not in use the legs can fold up so the whole thing is a lot smaller and can be put away in your tool box with little problems. Active Hobby have also released a number of other neat items that you can check on their site here.

Source: Active Hobby [active-hobby.com]


November 29, 2006

The Piranha P2 2wd buggy

Piranha P2

This is a wicked home made 2wd buggy from a guy called Aaron who posted over at the oOple forums. This buggy is made from a self made carbon/kevlar tub and features in board suspension on the front, which is mounted to the outside of the main tub giving it a strange look but very good handling. I think its a nice project and its always good to see people trying different things and thinking outside the box.

You can see more pictures of it here and here.

Source: oOple.com [oople.com] via Petit RC [petitrc.com]


November 29, 2006

Xray release bunch of XB8 Optionals

Xray Mud Scraper

Xray have pulled out all the stops and come out with a bunch of new optionals for the XB8 buggy. My favourite of which is the mud scraper shown in the image above, that removes the mud that has built up in the inside of your wheel when racing in wet and muddy conditions. Other parts include clutch bells and spur gears, coloured wheels and wings as well as a new body and a few other bits and pieces.

You can check out all the new optional parts here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


November 28, 2006

Ron Maya wins the New Zealand 1/8th Buggy Nats

New Zealand 1/8th Buggy Nats

Ron Maya, driving his Xray XB8TQ buggy has won last weekends New Zealand 1/8th buggy nationals. Held in difficult conditions at the Harewood Radio Control car club, based in Christchurch, the event attracted 55 buggies and 30 truggies all set to battle for the National title. Conditions deteriorated after qualifying when the rain started to pour down during the 1 hour main final making driving very difficult.

By now the clouds had opened and rain fell over most of the track, the back straight section was sheltered by trees so didn’t receive quite as much water. Small puddles started to form leaving some cars to slide off the track. However Ron maintained his cool driving his XB8 TQ very consistently, in fact his lap times were same even near the end of the race when the track was extremely wet as he drove at the start when the track was damp!

You can read the full report and see more pictures here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


November 28, 2006

Axial Cubes 1/8 buggy tires

Axial Cubes 1/8 buggy tires

Axial Racing has released these new 1/8th scale buggy tires called Cubes which are “created for medium packed track conditions, but works well on all surfaces. The blocks allow for great bite and are far enough apart to allow for good clean out in soft loamy conditions. They are sized to fit standard buggy wheels. Low profile sidewall reduces flex in, and is available in two compounds”.

Super sticky soft race compound
Best suited for medium packed track conditions
Low profile sidewall reduces flex in turns
Outside Diameter – 111mm
Inside Diameter – 81mm
Width – 43mm

Source: Axial [axialracing.com]


November 27, 2006

CML Raceway 2006 Winter Series Rd2

Chris Doughty

A quick update on the Winter Series being run at the CML Raceway which saw round 2 run last weekend at this great new facility. In 2wd it was Lee Martin, who finished 3rd in round 1, that took the win whilst in 4wd Adam Skelding, who missed the first round, that took the top spot in this class. Below is the top 3 positions from each class.

2WD
1. Lee Martin
2. Chris Doughty
3. Kevin Lee

4WD
1. Adam Skelding
2. Paul Bradby
3. Lewis Strong

Source: Doughty UK [doughtyuk.net]


November 27, 2006

HPI release the Firestorm

HPI Firestorm

HPI Racing have announced the release of the Firestorm, a new 2wd stadium truck. Available as a RTR car, this car features all-new design specifications, cool racing attributes and a fresh direction for HPI’s high quality entry level nitro truck line-up!

Designer Erik Shauver put all his design experience from designing HPI’s high performance cars, like the Hellfire and the Pro 4, into the Firestorm. It combines the latest advances in RC racing truck technology and suspension design to set a new benchmark in 2WD stadium trucks.

View more information about the car here.

Source: HPI Europe [hpieurope.com]