August 21, 2007

Exotek TEK18 RC18 Conversion kit

Exotek TEK18 RC18 Chassis kit

Back in the middle of July we showed you CAD images of the Exotek TEK18 RC18 Chassis conversion Kit. Today we were contacted by Exotek with photographs of the final car and from the pictures it looks good. Billed as a no holds barred race chassis conversion for the hugely popular RC18 line of Associated kits, the kit features a number of changes including slotted rear biased 6 cell battery mounting in a 2mm carbon chassis.

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August 20, 2007

Edit RC Ceramic Nitride Diff Balls

Edit RC Ceramic Nitride Diff Balls

Edit RC have released these new Ceramic Nitride differential balls which are 40% lighter than standard steel versions. Ultra-smooth and long-wearing these extremely hard balls are 3.175mm or 1/8″ in diameter and are suitable for use in Hot Bodies and Associated differentials.

Source: Edit RC [rc-edit.com]


August 20, 2007

3Racing Tamiya TRF501X Options

3Racing Tamiya TRF501X Options

3Racing have introduced a range of new blue anodised optional parts for Tamiyas European Championship winning buggy, the TRF501X. Included are new aluminum rear hub carrier made from aluminium, left and right steering blocks from aluminium, front C-Hub carrier from aluminium, front and rear steel CVD’s, titanium ball studs, aluminum steering linkages as well as a rear aluminium wing mount. Also from 3Racing are a new front and rear shock tower for the car which has been made from 3mm carbon fibre giving extra support to your shocks in rough conditions.

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August 20, 2007

All Mod MSS 28 Heavy-Load clutch

All Mod MSS 28 Heavy-Load clutch

New from German after market brand All Mods, is this heavy duty high performance clutch system for use in truggies, called the MSS 28 Heavy Load. This 3 pin system has been race proven in its buggy form and has now been strengthened and optimised for use in this bigger class. The system uses spring loaded fly weights, which are available in aluminium or carbon, and the way that the whole system is mounted to the flywheel ensures consistent hassle free performance. Also released for use with this clutch system is 3 optional 28mm diameter clutch bells that are available in 13T, 14T & 15T.

Source: MID [mid-mugen.de]


August 20, 2007

Jammin CRT X2 truggy

Jammin CRT X2 truggy

RC Car Action managed to get some up close pictures of the new prototype truggy from Jammin, unofficially called the CRT X2. The new car features large bore shocks, will use larger diameter wheels, has the heavy parts of the car more centrally positioned, has a new chassis and other new changes. This car belongs to Chad Bradley and it was his team mate Taylor James, with the same car, that took the truggy class win at last weekends ROAR 1/8th truggy Nationals held at the Farm 2 track in Charlotte, N.Carolina.

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August 20, 2007

Danish Off-Road Nationals Rd5

Danish Off-Road Nationals Rd5

The 5th round of the Danish 1/10th scale electric buggy Nationals took place this weekend at the multi surfaced Midtjysk RC Arena. In the 4WD class it was Kyosho driver Ulrich Rasmussen who was the fastest man from the start of the day, setting the fastest time in qualifying and then going on to win all the three A-finals to take the overall win, followed home by local Kyosho racer Torben Nielsen in 2nd and Losi driver Allan Thyme in 3rd spot. In the 2WD class it was again a win for Lars Alex with his B4 who won from local Bo Dissing with another B4 in 2nd spot, while Christer Rasmussen found himself in 3rd place after a hard battle with X6 driver Lasse Nielsen in the third final, which saw the motor of Lasse break on last lap allowing Christer to pass him. In the Stock beginner class it was Alexander Breiner who was the man to beat and he won in front of 2nd placed Jesper Rasmussen and 3rd placed Martin Kristensen.

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August 19, 2007

Ansmann pre painted body shells

Ansmann pre painted body shells

Japanese Ansmann importers, Powers International, have begun selling the new range of pre painted 1/8th scale buggy shells. Available in a variety of different colour schemes they have been made to suit the Kyosho Inferno MP777. Ansmann also have a complete range of pre painted touring car shells available too.

Source: Powers International [powers-international.com]


August 19, 2007

Jason Branham wins ROAR Region 9

Jason Branham wins ROAR Region 9

Xray have a report on their site from the recently held ROAR Region 9 Off Road Championships hosted by Mike’s Hobbies and Gulf Coast Raceway. Qualifying saw the buggy TQ go to Team Losi driver Dave Mangelsdorf while in the truggy class it was again Dave Mangelsdorf that took the TQ. The Expert truggy A-main saw Branham and Mangelsdorf battling together for the first 10 minutes waiting for one or the other to make a mistake and eventually Mangelsdorf did. Branham eventually ran away with the lead to win by a lap with Mangelsdorf finishing 2nd and Jimmy Matsler in 3rd. The Expert buggy A-main saw Jason Branham crash early in the main which dropped him to the back of the pack letting Dave Mangelsdorf and David Joor to run away with the lead. After the 9 min. mark Mangelsdorf and Joor were lapping Branham as he was struggling to get back on pace. Once Branham broke away from the back of the pack and moved up through the field and got his lap back and was once again on pace and was catching the leaders in a hurry. With 5 mins to go Branham caught Mangelsdorf and passed him to take the win.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]