Mugen Seiki in Japan have released the first photos of their new MBX-6 1/8th scale buggy that is due for release later this month. Having already seen multiple CAD images of the car before, the design is not new to us but in these photos it looks to be very beefy with the thick carbon fibreshock towers and big bore shocks, and the car also looks to be very compact and narrow around the mid section.
The 2nd leg of the German 1/8th scale buggy championships was held last weekend at the Rhein main circuit in Bischofsheim under really warm and dry conditions. The track started very dirty but as the event progressed and the 118 entrants got out on the track the grip picked up and the track started to get faster. The race was won by Kyosho MP9 racer Tim Bremicker in front of another Kyosho racer Dario Vita, running the MP777, while Patrick Feschtschenko with the LRP S8-BX ended up in 3rd. This results combined with the leg 1 result gave Bremicker the title ahead of his team mate and leg 1 winner Daniel Reckward in 2nd and Feschtschenko 3rd, all racers using the new Tourex tire from Reckward Tuning. The German Junior title was won by Kyosho racer Denis Macek ahead of Xray driver Markus Eirenschmalz in 2nd with reigning National Champion Philipp Guschl in 3rd.
Upgrade RC have released this latest design in their product line called Full Ink, a follow up to their 2 colour Fresh Ink design. As with other designs from Upgrade RC they are available for a large number of products and you can customize the design by adding your favorite logos as well as your name.
New from Kyosho USA is the Inferno US Sports 2, a ready to run 1/8th scale buggy based on the World Championship winning Inferno series. The drive train rides on all ball bearings and the power from the super powerful GXR28 is transferred through a hardened steel clutch bell and spur gear. The gear boxes have hardened steel spiral cut ring an pinion gears and all the reliability that Kyosho’s reputation has been built on. Last but not least, the body comes fully detailed and a competition rear wing is added to make this buggy that much more ready for the track or the back yard.
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Last weekend saw the 1st Annual Surf City Classic hosted at Southern California’s newest indoor off-road track, OC R/C located in Huntington Beach, CA. The race brought in many of the top electric drivers from around the area including Team Orion Factory drivers Ryan Cavalieri, Frank Root, Josh Numan, and Cody King who were all in attendance to show their support. The one day race format consisted of three 5-minute qualifiers, taking the drivers single fastest run and each class would run a 7-minute A-Main to decide the champion. In qualifying it was all Cavalieri, who went on to TQ all three rounds of Truck Modified and 4wd Modified. Ryan picked up right where he left off in qualifying and went on to win both the Truck and 4wd Modified classes.
The fifth race of the Belgian 1/10th scale EP Touring car Championships took place recently at the Charleroi track under the organisation of the SCRF. We had 30 entries in two classes, twelve in the Efra class and eighteen in the Superstock class. In the Efra class it was Benoit Thomaes who take the pole in front of a surprising Gerrit Van Swijgenhoven who had traded his Corally for a Tamiya 416, while in third spot was Olivier Bultynck, in front of his teammate Patrick Jespers.
For the ultimate in form and function, JConcepts introduces the Hi-Flow body for the Traxxas Revo Platinum and Revo 3.3. The Illuzion ‘Hi-Flow’ styling presents a flowing design while incorporating many radical edge styling details for additional style and performance. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionized cab and cove hood scoop combined with a durable flowing bed design are just some of the features that make the new Illuzion ‘Hi-Flow’ body stand out from the rest.
More news from LRP who have announced the new A.I. Runner Bullet Reverse, a 100% waterproof speed control that can be operated under water with full power. With LRP’s exclusive true Automatic technology, a push button setup is completely unnecessary, just plug-in the speedo and drive. The speed control immediately ‘learns’ the individual transmitter setting and is perfectly set-up for every run with the correct neutral, full speed forward and full speed reverse transmitter settings. Whatever your car’s configuration is, the LRP True Automatic adapts to it and determines your perfect configuration. The ESC also contains a Fail Safe System that continuously monitors the radio signals being sent to your RC car. If incomplete or ‘false’ signals are received as a result of low batteries or radio frequency interference, it will react instantly and shut off your model to protect it against damage.