October 21, 2008

Speed Passion Inferno BL conversion kit

Speed Passion have released their 1/8th scale brushless conversion for the Kyosho Inferno buggy and truggy chassis’. Comprising of Motor mount, motor plate and battery cases the kit can be quickly and easily put into the chassis. To power the car you will need the company’s Silver Arrow motor with 5 mm shaft together with the 32 pitch steel pinion gear, available in 11 – 14T. The new Silver Arrow ESC is a water resistant controller that can support up to 4 cell LiPo batteries making it capable of handling two 14.8V packs.

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October 21, 2008

3 Amigos win Swiss Team Champs

The large and fast Lostallo track in Switzerland played host to a fun team race for 1/8th scale gas recently. The race would be run over an hour and a half and would comprise of teams of 3 drivers. The race was won by the 3 Amigos team that consisted of Shasa Lackner, Tom Knorn and Roland Slaepfer, ending the race 7 laps ahead of the 2nd placed team Ticino Express who had Mattia Pesenti, Erol Sehirtoy and current Champion Marco Müller.

October 21, 2008

Lars Hoppe wins German North Rd2

The 2nd round of the North German qualification regionals took place recently at the Munster track and it saw 23 drivers in attendance. Qualification saw Kyosho team driver Lars Hoppe take the pole from the Serpent drivers Merlin Depta, Lennert Skomia and Jürgen Hennemuth. In the race the positions of the top 3 never changed and Lars could take the win from Depta in 2nd and Skomia 3rd.

October 21, 2008

Nosram Matrix Reverse ESC Line

Nosram now offers a completely new high-performance forward/brake/reverse speed control line. With the Nosram reverse line you get all the same great features and motor limit as the Matrix Evolution and Matrix Evolution ISTC, with the addition of a reverse function. In addition to this it also features NiMH/NiCd/LiPo and brushless/brushed automatic adaptation resulting in the most versatile and adjustable speedos ever.

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October 21, 2008

VP Pro Multi function tool

VP Pro Racing have released this machined aluminum multi function tool. Suitable for holding a 2, 3 and 4 pin flywheels, the opposite end can be used to tighten and loosen 1/8th scale buggy wheel nuts.

Source: VP-Pro [vp-racing.com]

October 21, 2008

Xray XB808 14° Alu Caster blocks

Xray have released these 14° alu caster blocks for the XB808, which are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum and hard coated for extra durability and long life. This lightweight block features ‘zero kingpin’ suspension geometry, with the preset 14° caster block integrated and non-adjustable. Combined with the XB808 front kick-up of 10° this block gives a total caster angle of 24° for increased steering and precision. Includes XRAY composite bushings for super-precise and smooth steering action.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

October 20, 2008

Ryan Cavalieri wins JBRL Truggy Rd7

Held at one of the most popular club racing facilities in the nation, Revelation Raceway hosted the 7th round of the JBRL Nitro Offroad series. Just shy of the TQ, Ryan Cavalieri started 2nd in the main event behind Kyosho’s Ryan Lutz. It was clear at the beginning of the race that it would come down to these two drivers as they steadily pulled away from the rest of the field. Lutz set a quick first few laps and opened up 3-4 seconds on Cavalieri but as the laps wore down, Cavalieri began to eat in to the lead and with 6 minutes down was less than 2 seconds behind the full-punched Lutz. Just last week at the R/C Pro West Round #3, also held at Rev Raceway, Lutz and Cavalieri battled it out in Truggy with Lutz taking the victory.  This time the tides would turn. An unfortunate engine breakage forced Lutz out of the race just before his first pit stop and this gave Cavalieri a 10 second cushion over Cody King and with such a large lead, Ryan’s pit guy chose to make two pit stops in the 15 minute final. As the time wore down, King stayed within 10 seconds of the lead and as Cavalieri came in for a quick splash and go at the 13 minute mark Cavalieri retained the lead and held off King for the win, with Adam Drake taking 3rd.

October 20, 2008

LRP 3039 3-Chamber Exhaust System

Turn up the performance of your 1/8 scale buggy with this new 3-chamber tuning pipe from LRP. Tested and developed in close cooperation with the LRP factory team, this exhaust system is specially developed to deliver maximum torque. EFRA approved (3039) it has been tuned for best torque and low fuel consumption.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]