June 12, 2007

HB Cyclone D4 Wheel Hub, Springs & One-way

HB Cyclone D4 Wheel Hub

Hot Bodies Europe have today released information about 3 new products for their Cyclone D4 4wd electric buggy, all of which we have shown you back in April, but only now do we have the full product information. First up are these steel wheel hubs to enable you to mount Losi 4wd front wheels to the Cyclone D4, so you can re-use tyre and wheel sets you may already have to make the transition to the D4 easier. Next up are new shock spring sets for the D4 that are matched and have had the ends of each spring ground flat for consistent performance left and right. Also released today is the center one-way shaft which drives the front diff when on-power, but allows the diff to rotate independently of the drivetrain when the car is off-power.

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June 11, 2007

CEN Racing release the MG10 & MG16

CEN Racing release the MG10TR

CEN Racing have been in touch to let us know that their new MG10MT and MG10TR will go on sale on the 12th of June. These 4WD stadium truck and truggy (above) are true performers perfect for track racing and backyard bashing and are both 4wd which is faster, easier to drive and more competitive than the current 2wd’s in this class. Also released tomorrow is the MG16 1/12 nitro monster truck, aka the Mini G-Unit, this little 12th scale is powered by a 2.5cc engine and using its full time 4 wheel drive the MG16 can reach speed of 45kph.

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June 11, 2007

French Buggy Nationals – Round 4

French Buggy Nationals - Round 4

Round 4 of the French electric buggy Nationals were held last weekend at the gravel Vierzon track in the center of France. The 4wd class saw a dominant performance by Antonie Rossetti, who claimed the top qualifer spot and went on to win with the X-Factory X-5 buggy from 2nd placed Losi racer, and round 3 winner, Carl Maignien while 3rd went to Academy runner Olivier Demonfumat. The 2wd class was TQ’d once again by Rossetti, this time with the X-6 buggy, and he made it look easy in the final taking the win from his 2nd place team mate Alexander Valente with 3rd spot going to Kyosho racer Arnaud Collet.

View the event photo gallery here.

Source: Petit RC [petitrc.com] Image: Arnaud

June 10, 2007

Kyosho Inferno ST-R long conversion set

Kyosho Inferno ST-R long conversion set

Kyosho have released details of their soon to be available ST-R long conversion set, which is suitable for the Inferno truggy. This new long wheelbase conversion, which is 2.5mm longer than the original version, provides the truggy with more stability as well as an optimised center of gravity and the main part is of course the chassis plate, which is a CNC machined, champagne anodised, plate that is ultra stiff and very durable. The other parts included in the conversion set are a new chassis stiffening rod and a longer rear center CVD shaft both of which are necessary to accomodate the longer plate. New steering blocks are also included which provide better control, new wheel nuts and finally a new rear wing mount that is higher than the original version and provides more down force.

Source: Kyosho [kyosho.com]

June 10, 2007

Oliver Simon wins 1/8th TT European ‘B’ Championship

1/8th TT European 'B' Championship

As we reported yesterday, the European ‘B’ Championships for 1/8th scale buggy was run this week at the MSC Sand track in Germany. Today saw all the main finals run and after the semi finals it was German Xray driver Oliver Simon that stamped his mark on the event by winning his semi and taking the pole position for the main final. In the race itself it was a close battle between Simon and fellow German racer Stefan Scheuenpflug, racing for Carson, with the pair split by only 4 seconds at the end of the 30 minute final that saw Simon crowned the European ‘B’ Champion, with Scheuenpflug in 2nd and 3rd place going to Spanish racer Juan Camilo Rodriguez.

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June 10, 2007

Dale Smulders – Interview

Dale Smulders - Interview

Our Aussie site partners Rube Dude RC have another great interview, this time with young up and coming 1/8th scale buggy racer Dale Smulders. From Western Australia this 21 year old has been tearing up the tracks and been spotted on some very competitive looking podiums recently and Rube Dude caught up with him to ask him some questions.

Read the full interview here.

Source: Rube Dude [rubeduderc.com]

June 9, 2007

Petr Klatovský is Top Qualifier for EC ‘B’

Petr Klatovský is Top Qualifier for EC 'B'

This week sees the European ‘B’ Championships held for 1/8th buggy at the German MSC Sand track, 1 hour west of Nuernberg. The track that the competitors have been introduced to, is one that is situtated on a natural slope and so offers many challenges for the racers present including plenty of uphill and downhill sections. Today saw 4 rounds of qualifying to determine the grid spots for Sundays finals and it was Czech Xray racer Petr Klatovský that claimed the top qualifier spot with some fast and consistent running today. In 2nd place it is German Carson racer Stefan Scheuenpflug while 3rd spot went to another Czech Xray driver Martin Bayer. The finals are being run tomorrow and we will hope to bring you the results at the end of the day, when we see who is crowned the new European ‘B’ Champion.

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June 8, 2007

Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 RTR – Details

Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 RTR

Kyosho have released the full details of their new RTR version of the popular Lazer ZX-5 4wd buggy that we showed you back in February.

Kyosho – For nearly 20 years, the Kyosho Lazer has been part of the racing landscape. As the successor to the Kyosho Optima, which is largely credited with making 4WD electric racing popular, the Lazer is always at the cutting edge of technology and competes at the highest levels including the World Championship. Much of the same advanced technology that makes the Lazer such a formidable force on the world stage is now available in a ready to run package. The new Lazer ZX-5 ReadySet not only breaks new ground as a 1/10 4WD ready to run, it also shares the DNA of a racing champion.

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