November 8, 2007

Alberto García wins at Madrid Champs

 Alberto García wins at Madrid Champs

The final round of the Madrid 1/8th scale off road Championship, held on a very bumpy and technical track in Villanueva de la Torre, has been won by the current Spanish 2wd & 4wd National Electric buggy Champion Alberto García driving a Losi 8ight. García dominated the event by first taking the TQ, achieved the fastest lap time and then went on to win the race by a large margin of 6 laps in front of 2nd place Mugen driver Roberto G. Rodero, with another Mugen, that of Antonio Montes, 1 lap further back in 3rd.


November 6, 2007

Panther T157 MT38 Series Gator tire

 Panther T157 MT38 Series Gator tire

Panther tires have released these T157 MT38 Series Gator tires which are designed to fit Losi 8ight T wheels as well as other 38 series wheels. Sold in both soft and medium soft compounds, they weigh in at 122g each and are 2.5″ wide and 5.5″ in diameter.

Source: Panther [pantherteam.com]


November 5, 2007

Nir Sivan wins 2008 Israeli League Rd1

 Nir Sivan wins 2008 Israeli League Rd1

We received this report from the first race in the 2008 Israeli League for 1/8 scale buggy that took place last weekend at the Farm 07 race track near Ashdod. This was the first race of eight that are scheduled to be run in the 2008 Israeli Season with the 6 best out being counted. Top drivers all over the country, North and South participated the event and it was Yaniv Sivan that claimed the TQ after qualifying but a clutch problem in the Semis cause him to lose his place in the Final.

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November 4, 2007

New Xray 1/8th Buggy?

New Xray 1/8th Buggy

Our partners Neo Buggy have gotten pictures of what looks like the new Xray 1/8th scale buggy from this weekends Nitro Cross race in the US. The most noticeable changes are the front and rear shock setup which is comparable to that on the Team Associated RC8. There have been rumours afloat that XRAY are working on a follow up to their XB8 which was launched in 2004.

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Source: Neo Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


November 3, 2007

Radical RC Z8 1/8th scale buggy

Radical RC Z8 1/8th scale buggy

Introducing the new Z8 from Radical RC, a 1/8th scale buggy that is said to feature some new and innovative design features. However, this buggy is very much the same of all others on the market, sporting CVD’s on all 4 corners, 5mm thick alu shock towers, carbon fibre radio tray, alu chassis braces, big bore shocks etc., and while it has a good spec the only outstanding, or innovative, feature is that this Pro Kit comes with a Lifetime Replacement Warranty on all plastic chassis parts. While it wont make you go around the track any faster, it will help you in the learning process of going quickly, and is a good selling point for beginners to this class. This warranty will also be available on the RTR version of the Z8 Buggy when it comes out.

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November 1, 2007

Team Losi HD Brake Disk Set

Team Losi HD Brake Disk Set

Team Losi have announced the release of this HD vented brake disk set, for their 8ight and 8ight T. Machined from special high-thermal mass material, they can withstand very high temperatures for extended periods of time without failure. With brake disk life increased by 250% over the stock set, they offer consistent braking even after long run times, while slots in the disks eliminate caliper float caused by material gassing and the slots also help cool the braking components.

Source: Horizon Hobby [horizonhobby.com]


October 31, 2007

Edit RC 1/10th Off Road Race Wing

 Edit RC 1/10th Off Road Race Wing

Edit RC have released this ‘E-wing’ for 1/10th scale off road buggies that claims to offer huge downforce with minimal drag. The wing sits very low on the rear shock tower and has a large kick-up area for extra rear downforce and has been made from tough polycarbonate for extra durability and strength. Used by British and European Champion Neil Cragg, it is sold clear and comes supplied with overspray film.

Source: Edit RC [rc-edit.com]


October 30, 2007

RMV Symbio Truggy shell

 RMV Symbio Truggy shell

We wrote about the new Symbio body shell from RMV back in the beginning of August when it was spotted at the NRW-Cup in Dormagen. Well the T1 version of this shell is now available to buy and is suitable for the Kyosho ST-RR, Xray XT8, Robitronic Mantis long and other similar cars, while in November RMV plan to launch the T2 version which features some adjustments to mounting positions and will be suitable for the Mugen MBX-5T and Jammin X1 CRT.

Source: RMV [rmv-deutschland.de]