Russian company MRC Models has contacted us to tell our readers about their new 1/10th scale rear buggy wing that they have developed. Made from 0.75mm thick lexan, the wing fits a large number of different buggies on the market and comes unpainted with a clear protective film on the top side.
The design process never ends at Upgrade RC it seems, with the US company releasing yet another graphic kit, called XR. Shown above in green and on the Jammin range of cars, the design will be available in a number of other colours and will be made available for different brands of 1/8th, 1/10th and 1/12th scale off road cars.
We have recieved word that top Finnish buggy driver, and 3-time Nordic Champion, Joseph Quagraine has agreed to race the 4th Durango at this months European EP Buggy Championships in his home country of Finland. Joseph, who is currently racing in France at the 1/8th scale European gas buggy Championships, joins previously announced drivers Gerd Pfeiffer, Ebi Beck and Joern Neumann in competing with the German made car.
We wrote about the much anticipated 4wd electric buggy from Team Associated, the B44, when it was announced a week ago. Team Associated have now put the full information from their new car online, including lots of up close chassis pictures such as the one above, but strangely there was no overall chassis shot or from the bottom either, perhaps parts haven’t been finalised.
Our partners RC Mag have the first pictures of the new RTR version of the Thunder Tiger EB4 S3 1/8th scale buggy, spotted at Maquette du Plaisir. Sporting a pullstart Thunder Tiger .28 motor, which has plenty of bottom end power and torque, while the only other differences between this and its successful Pro version is the lack of anti-roll bars, no carbon fiber used, no central CVDs, but other than that its still the same race winning chassis. The car is expected to be sold complete for EUR 428.
Werks Racing have announced the release of the newest addition to their range of competition tires, the new 1/8th “Stubs” buggy tire. Designed for blue groove or high grip type track conditions, the tire utilizes a mini-pin type tread design for maximum grip without allowing the pins to fold over. The new 1/8 “Stubs” also incorporates a larger center pin design for improved forward bite with a slightly domed carcass profile to reduce the tendency for the car to catch edges and roll as is common in blue groove type situations. Comes complete with molded foam insert for the utmost in consistency.
Xray look set to release a conversion set for Xray XB8TQ owners to upgrade to the current XB8EC 1/8th scale buggy. The set is pretty extensive and includes 25 different parts including an new chassis plate, servo plate, front wishbones, center shafts, front shock tower, new shock absorbers and much more. Released date has not yet been announced.
The fourth round of the BRCA electric buggy Nationals was held last weekend on the grass surfaced Oswestry track, close to the England – Wales border. The track was damp for most of Saturday and Sundays running took place in even wetter conditions, with the event being called during the first round of finals. The 2wd class was won by Losi driver Darren Bloomfield who also took the TQ while in 4wd it was once again Lee Martin that took the TQ, and due to the cancellation of the finals, his qualifying position translated into the win. oOple also have an interview with X-Factory designer Paul Sinclair, who was over from the US for this event, and last weeks Belgian GP.