Hobao have released an updated version of the hugely popular Hyper 7 TQ, which has become one of the world’s most popular ready-to-run off road buggies. The new version for 2008, the HoBao Hyper 7 TQ ‘Black’, includes larger big bore shock absorbers, a Hyper 21 Race 3-port engine, and stylish black finish aluminium chassis components.
The JConcepts Clash is back for 2008. The event will take place December 12-14, 2008 and located in Coral Springs, Florida hosted by the Coral Springs R/C club. Coral Springs is approximately 30 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale international airport. This is one of the longest running clubs in Florida and has an extremely nice park located R/C track. The Clash will feature the 3 premier racing classes in the world 1/10th 2wd modified, 1/10th 4wd modified and 1/8th buggy. Watch in amazement as IFMAR World Championship TQ and ROAR National Champion Ryan Maifield takes the track in 1/8th buggy, 1/10th 4wd and 1/10th 2wd classes. In addition to the IFMAR based classes a host of other classes are available such as Enduro electric truck and Enduro buggy (J82) as well as electric 1/8th 4wd buggy, which will feature 20 minute A-mains.
For more information go to the JConcepts Clash site here.
New from Xray for the wing on the XB808 are these flashy black and white Fire-Stylin’ graphic sets, which makes a bright, bold visual statement, setting your car apart from the crowd. The wing sticker has been made from tough die-cut self-adhesive vinyl for easy application and long wear.
Our friend at Merlin Fuel in Spain have some first pictures of the new Hyper 9 being tested last Saturday by their team driver Borja Hernandez. According to what they have told us, the driver was quite satisfied with the cars performance in the air as well as the weight balance and they spent the whole morning working on diff and shock oil settings.
Losi have announced the release of this new RE10 exhaust system, complete with forward pointing pressure nipple, this new exhaust system provides extra clearance to keep the pressure line out of harm’s way. Providing immediately gratifying explosive power, the system includes all necessary mounting equipment, while the attractive reinforced exit pipe helps prevent damage, with the unique finish setting the pipe apart.
New from Losi for use with their 8ight range of chassis’ are two new spares boxes. The first box contains a complete ball bearing set for all 8ight-based race and RTR models and comes in a reusable box. This boxed set includes all of the necessary bearings you need, and is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing individual bearings. Losi have also released a clutch rebuild and service set, which includes all the service and tuning parts necessary for rebuilding the 8ight and 8ight-T clutch in one box.
Our friends at oOple are reporting on the recently held Southport National, the penultimate in the 2008 BRCA National series, which saw the 2WD title decided early, with another TQ and win for Ellis Stafford driving the XFactory X6. Ellis was in command and took three qualifying rounds to take the TQ, and won the second and third A final legs to take the meeting, and with the valuable points secure the 2WD championship title in the process. Neil Cragg had a surprise up his sleeve in the 4WD event, the new Yokomo B-Max4 had made it after all. After Yokomo flew around the world to deliver the car the Thursday before the event, Neil didn’t hold back, taking all four rounds of qualifying and the first two A final legs. Only a win from Lee Martin in leg three with Cragg second, stopped a ‘total domination’ from the Craggster.
Read the full report here, including lots of great photos and interviews.
New from Xray for the XB808 are these CNC-machined CVD drive axles, which have been made from premium lightweight Swiss 7075 T6 hardcoated aluminium. Strategically-machined, super-lightweight drive axles are specially designed and produced for high-competition racing. The reduced weight is almost 3x less than the stock wheel axle, with a total weight saving of up to 20g for all 4 wheel axles. Precision machined with highest tolerances using premium fully-automatic German CNC-machines. High-quality hard coating is done at Xray’s own in-house fully-robotic hard coating line, ensuring a perfect hardcoated surface every time.