Buggy-sport.info are reporting on a newly developed belt driven 1/8th scale off roader. Developed by Renato Vita, of Vita Tuning, this new configuration means the finished buggy will be 3100g ready to race with this considerable weight loss of course due to the fact that the car no longer needs complex and heavy steel transmission parts. Whether this concept works or not is a different story with other manufacturers staying away from this drivetrain, preferring shaft drive, because of a belt driven drivetrains tendancy to slip on impact to the ground. But only testing will determine whether this is a viable option or not and we will keep you posted about how it goes.
Makers of great bodies and accessories, JConcept, have come up with 3 new killer bodies for the booming truggy market. These new bodies have been designed to fit the Kyosho STR, the Mugen MBX5T and the HPI Hellfire.
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Continuing on our coverage of new products from the iHobby expo in Chicago, we spotted the new Team Losi 8ight truggy amongst the many pictures from RCForum.co.kr. This truggy is, of course, based on the very quick Losi 8ight buggy that was recently released and went on to tear up the tracks shortly after.
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Shown at iHobby Expo in Chicago this week is the all new Team Magic M1. This car features some very innovative thinking, centered aroung the fuel tank that is centrally located and on the body there is a moulded plastic cover that hinges open and closed with the lid, protecting it from dirt and debris.
Neo Buggy are reporting that 1/8 off road European front runner Nico Rodriguez has left GS for SVM Crono. Nico who previously placed on the podium at the 2005 Europeans in France will drive the RS03 buggy with JP motors for the 2007 season.
Top Singaporean driver, and all round nice guy, Sam Cheng has taken top honours at the Singapore Open Championships driving his Xray XB8 ahead of team mate Glenn Phuah with young driver Ah M in third. Sam is an experienced International driver in on-road racing too and a real RC enthusiast as well as being distributor for many brands in his home country.
Towards the end of the finale, somehow luck was with Sam that allowed him to pull away a little ahead that put him ONE lap ahead and took away the A Main 1st trophy!