Over the weekend we showed you pictures from R/C Car magazine of the new prototype Kyosho Stadium truck during testing, with the working name of RT-5 or RB5-T. Now their counterparts at RC Car Action have gotten their hands on a clean prototype for a more close up look at the car as well as some fresh new studio pictures. RCCA don’t have many more details about the truck that we didn’t already know but confirmed that the chassis is an extended version of the RB5 buggy, which will push the truck out to the maximum allowable ROAR legal wheelbase. A lot of the carbon parts, including the shock towers and front body post mount, will be moulded parts in the production version, and of course the carbon wishbones will be replaced by the standard moulded type. Longer aluminum-body threaded shocks will be standard and the truck will probably feature the same C-hubs, steering knuckles and rear hub carriers as the RB5 for parts compatibility between vehicles.
JConcepts have released a number of new items beginning with this black t-shirt, which sports a large 2 colour Illuzion logo screen print on the front and is available in the usual range of sizes. JConcepts have also announced that the the Traxxas Jato truck will be getting the “Hi-Speed” styling treatment which presents a flowing design while incorporating many radical outlets and coves for additional air flow for electrical cooling. The body is also the first to include a separate rear wing with side dams that attaches to the rear of the truck bed for superior fit and finish. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionized cab and cove hood scoop combined with a durable flowing bed design are just some of the features. Made from clear heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate, it comes supplied with protective film, window masks and detailed Illuzion decal sheet.
Team Associated have release some new items for their RC8 1/8th scale buggy, starting with these great new wheels. Excellent value for 1/8 scale enthusiasts, these lightweight, super-strong anti-wobble wheels stay true and resist bending under the toughest conditions. Each wheel is only 34 grams which means less rotating weight ensuring maximum punch, while a 4.2mm deep-set hex helps prevent the wheel from stripping and ruining your tires. Tough internal webbing with a central strengthening rib also helps prevents the wheel from warping or distorting and a half-depth vent hole allowing a choice of venting options. Sold in a pack of 4, they are available in white or yellow and work on other cars with the same size hex. Also new for the RC8, are internal snap rings, a perfect upgrade to bulletproof your cars shocks. Simply replace the stock G-ring shock retainers for an extra level of security and longevity for your RC8’s shocks.
Our site sponsors, The Border, have been in touch to inform our visitors about a great new offer that is running on their site at the moment. Selling at a fantastic price in their store now, is the Mugen MBX5T truggy, this off roader is packed with some great features and is a true competition racer. Sold as a kit, you can get yours now for the low price of only EUR 349.99, while stocks last. To power your truggy and in fact any 1/8th scale buggy, The Border are taking pre orders on the new Ninja JX21-B01, this O.S. made top end motor is selling for EUR 299.99 and should be in stock in 2 weeks from now.
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A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> T2’008 2nd at Carpet Wars 2 Day World Cup – Link [teamxray.com]
> Power Save Racing release new bearing sets – Link [power-save-racing.de]
> OFNA foam insert profiles for ProLine tires – Link [ofna.com]
> Hornum & Madsen win DRCMU Rd3 – Link [teamxray.com]
Entry is open for ETS Rd2 in Denmark, March 14th-16th
Last weekend saw the first round of the Spanish Electric Buggy Nationals held at Sevilla in 25º degree heat. The racers were greeted with a bumpy and dusty track with two double jumps that were causing the most difficulty for those present. Qualifying saw current Spanish National Champion Alberto Garcia take TQ in both the 4wd and 2wd classes, with the LRP team driver managing to also take the win in both classes. In the 4wd class, he placed ahead of Agusti Salto Font in 2nd place and Zacarias Villalba Nilsson in 3rd, while in the 2wd class it saw the runner up spot go to Alberto Cano Borregon with Jose Miguel Cantos Davia taking the final step on the podium.
Spotted at last weekends Masters of 12 Scale held in Kerkrade in the Netherlands, and photographed by Joost Kuiper, was the new Serpent S120 1/12th scale pan car. Belonging to race organiser and Serpent development driver Markus Mobers, it was not being raced but was on display for all to see on the Sunday of the event. What can be seen on this car, which is missing the top centre shock absorber, is the single piece aluminium rear pod and the central tweak adjustment system. The lateral shock absorber, that stabilises the rear pod is not so clear in these pictures but we were told that Serpent will release more information about this car by the end of the week.
Exclusively revealed on Red RC at the start of February, Kyosho America have officially announced the new AKA brand, which will launch with a line of high-performance 1/8 off-road tires, wheels and inserts. Mark Pavidis and Gil Losi, Jr. are spearheading the design of the new line, with the pairing responsible for the most successful off-road racing tire designs of the last decade, so the combined knowledge and racing experience of these two RC icons promises some very dynamic, high-performance tires. The launch will include two types of low-profile 1/8 off-road buggy and truck racing tires featuring two different compounds, lightweight and contoured foam inserts, and large-diameter low-profile racing wheels.