June 13, 2007

Robitronic Clutch Shoe tool

Robitronic Clutch Shoe tool

Robitronic continue to expand their tool range with the introduction of this clutch shoe tool which makes the installation and removal of clutches on engines much easier. Place the clutch shoe and spring on the flywheel pin and press the Clutch Shoe Tool onto the engine shaft. Rotate the tool between the clutch spring and fly wheel nut and press (assembly) or pull (remove) the shoes on the flywheel. Works with 2, 3 and 4-shoe clutches.

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June 13, 2007

Hickersen & Mitch take Rd7 of FSORS

Hickersen & Mitch take Rd7 of FSORS

Our partners Neo Buggy have a report from round 7 of the FSORS that was held at the new Farmer’s Raceway in Tampa Florida last weekend. In 1/8 Truck, it was series defending champion, Gene ‘the machine’ Hickerson, who took TQ in round 1 & 2 with his CEN Matrix TR Arena. In the 30 minute A-main it was all Hickerson again who lead from start to finish, lapping everyone but JJ Turk in 2nd with 3rd place going to Anton Watson. In the 1/8 Buggy class it Kyosho’s Ryan Eckert who again took TQ in round 1 & 2 while at the start of the 30 minute A-main, Jason Ruona took the early lead, followed by Hickerson and Eckert closely behind. Thunder Tiger racer JR Mitch worked his way up from 10th spot on the grid to move into 2nd before Ruona ran out of fuel near the end, and Mitch could take the win followed home by Eckert in 2nd and Hickerson in 3rd.

Source: Neo Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


June 12, 2007

Majestic RC 8ight body

Majestic RC 8ight body

Texas based body shell manufacturer Majestic RC have released this, their latest creation, for the Losi 8ight. Suitable for both the standard 8ight and the RTR version, this body features revised styling, is made from .060 thickness polycarbonate and comes with overspray protection.

Source: Majestic RC [majesticrc.com] via Neo Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


June 12, 2007

Graham Alsop wins Truggy Pro Rd2

Graham Alsop wins Truggy Pro Rd2

The second round of the BRCA Truggy Pro championships was run last weekend at the Broxtowe J28M1 track in Mansfield in the midlands of Britain. Qualifying saw Hobao racer Graham Alsop make the only 8 lap run to take the event TQ, with Simon Willets and Jon Hazlewood lining up behind in 2nd and 3rd on the grid respectively. The final saw Graham race ahead to a clear victory, 2 laps in front of round 1 winner Jon Hazlewood, racing the Xray XT8, in 2nd with Hong Nor racer Simon Willets finishing in 3rd.

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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]