Yokomo have released some details, althought only in Japanese so far, about their new SD12 TR truggy. This rather robust looking car is electric powered and despite how you may judge it based on its front wheels, is in fact 2wd. All the other details about this 1/12th scale car are unknown to me, but if you can read Japanese which i know some of our readers can, please post some info into the comments section for this story.
Neo Buggy have uploaded two videos from last weekends Pro Line Indoor Challenge in which German driver Joern Neumann took the win for Thunder Tiger. The video above shows the battle between early race leader Scott Hughes and Joern Neumann while the video below shows the very start of the main final.
Edit, the optional parts wing of HPI Racing, has released a range of die cut foam inserts suitable for off road tyres that has been co engineered by World Champion driver Neil Cragg. Available for 1/10th or 1/8th off road these inner foams have been colour-coded and graded for hardness with all foam measured on a calibrated durometer and come available in soft black foam, measured at 35 degrees, and medium purple foam at 55 degrees.
Our site partners, Neo Buggy, have today brought to our attention the news that Axe Rossi may bring Richi Gomez to court over breach of contract. As we wrote before on our site, Richi, who had signed for Axe Rossi at the start of the year in a high profile team launch, was spotted only 2 months later at the Silverstate race running an RB motor and again at the first round of the Spanish Nationals (above) earlier this month. Neo Buggy cite disagreements between both parties prior to the Silverstate event as the reason for the split. Richi had signed to race RB motors only 4 months before signing for Axe Rossi and is quickly building himself a reputation as being unreliable to sponsors.
RB Products, the French engine makers, have announced the release of their new RB Concept C6BB 7T 3.5cc buggy motor. This new engine has made thousands of hours of testing at the hands of RB team drivers to prove its new turbo combustion chamber, which improves the overall power of the engine, and 7mm venturi to help improve traction, which all comes together to provide a wide power band with incredibly smooth acceleration. With these features, the fuel consumption drops and the drivability is increased, especially on low traction tracks.
We just received a mail from our friends at Horizon Hobby UK, formerly Helger Racing, saying that have started to import the Panther range of tyres into the UK. The name Panther may not be totally familiar to Off road racers in the UK but the products will be. Panther have been manufacturing tyres for both on and off road since 1985, originally all the tyres where produced for Kit manufactures and other aftermarket tyre suppliers under there own brands.
Well the title of this piece says it all, GRP through distributor MID, have announced that their range of premounted off road tires, which are available with Jolly, Atomic, Cubic or Bulldog tires, will now be made available on these yellow dished wheels. Available now.
We have shown you lots of parts from M Mod before, as well as All Mod, and today we have more parts to show you, this time only for Mugen. The first up, which you can see above is a rear lower wishbone pivot point for the MTX4 that has been made out of the trademark grey anodised aluminium and adds to the strength required around this area in the event of an impact. Also available from M Mod, for the MBX5 and the MBX5-T, is a part that combines the upper servo saver mount and the upper rear side front suspension pivot point in one part which adds greatly to the strength and stiffness of this entire area.