Hobbico have just introduced their new ultra high torque servo, the CS-170, which has been custom designed to withstand the extreme punishment that today’s 1/8 buggies, truggies and other cars produce.
This beast has it all including an incredible 333 oz./in. of torque at 6.0 volts, digital precision, enormous holding power and the strongest Titanium gears available. The features don’t end there with strong hardened steel gear pins and dual ball bearings for superior strength and wear resistance and are all encased in an extruded aluminum servo case. To finish the package off, it includes beefed up control arms.
MID, the Mugen importers for Germany and makers of All Mod parts, have announced that their off road air filter carrier, that we showed you previously, will now come with the foam filter included as standard. They have also announced the sale of spare foam filters in 2 different sets, one with 2 external filters and 1 internal filter and another set with 6 external filters and 2 internal filters. Available now.
Trinity have announced the release of this new hi-power in-line exhaust system for all .21 and .28 engines. This is the same style pipe as used by Adam for his 1/8th scale off-road racing and comes available in both a long hi-torque version and a short hi-top end version. This polished pipe features the Drake logo and comes with all hardware included.
Pro Line have announced the release of some new products for the month of May with the introduction of their black theme. Their popular high downforce wing that they released a while back is now available in black while their dished Velocity wheels now also come in shiny black for both buggy and truggy. Pro Line have also added to their pre mounted series, with the addition of their popular Hole Shot tire and finally they have announced that their Bow Tie tire will become available in the harder XTR compound.
Yet more racing from France, this time its the running of the 3rd round of the French electric buggy Nationals which took place last weekend, organized by the MRCI club near Paris. 114 racers were entered into the event, which took place on a grass track and in qualifying it was Antoine Rosetti driving the X Factory X-5 that took the top spot in 4wd, while in 2wd it was Olivier De Montfumat that top the times driving his Associated B4.
The 4wd main finals saw a clear win for Losi XXX4 driver, and round 2 2wd winner, Carl Maignien (represented by the shovel in the photo above) who achieved a perfect score and took the win from pole man Rossetti, who finished 2nd, while 3rd place went to TTech X10 racer, and winner of round 1, Lionel Labbez. In the 2wd class it was a closer battle with round 2 runner up, Alexander Valente, taking the win with his X Factory X-6, finishing on the same points as 2nd placed pole man Olivier De Montfumat, with the 3rd spot going to Thomas Vogel with his XXX BK2.
Xray have a report on their site from Swiss team driver Robin Frischkopf from the 1st round of the Swiss 1/8th buggy nationals that took place last weekend at the MBLR club track near lake Geneva. After the semi finals it was Xray driver Patrick Hess that was in the top spot for the main final followed by Robin Frischkopf while in the race Robin could take the lead which he held until a mistake meant his motor flamed out handing the lead to Hess. Robin managed to work his way back up the order to 3rd where he finished behind his team mates Hess who took the win and Francois Bossetti who came home in 2nd.
The second round of the BRCA electric buggy nationals were held last weekend at the multi surface Kidderminster track in the mid west of England. Weather was on and off for the weekend with Saturdays running for 2wd taking place in wet / dry conditions, while Sundays 4wd race was run in a lot wetter conditions (above) with the result being called after 2 rounds of qualifying due to worsening weather. oOple have of course got a great report online, including video, and should have lots of pictures online soon too, so check that and find out how Neil Cragg and Lee Martin took the class wins at this event.
JConcepts will release yet another 1/8th scale Illuzion body shell, this time for the HoBao Hyper 8 buggy. As with all JConcepts Illuzion styled shells, this one looks great and sports enhanced hard edge side pod styling with runner flow channels on the sides designed to move the air more efficiently to the wing. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged and Illuzionized for that aggressive look while also performing on the track come race day.