Team Orion have announced that they will introduce the .21 3.5cc version of their revolutionary CRF Wasp motor at the Nurnberg toy fair next week. Made with input from Adrien Bertin, although how much influence could he have only being there a month is questionable, the engine is designed for use in your buggy or even your truggy. More information will be made available when its released.
Our mate Philip over at Neo Buggy has a spyshot on his site and although he’s not giving too much away on what manufacturer it is from, you have to ask who is left to show their entry into this class besides Team Associated. The upcoming RC8 is eagerly awaited and while it will contain some parts from the Thunder Tiger buggy, it should be all new. When we find out more we will let you know.
UPDATE: We have been reminded that the new Asso will be released with C-hubs and this car doesnt appear to have them. Damn, so that means we are no closer to finding out who this car is from, perhaps Crono?
Picco Micromotori, the famous Italian engine manufacturer has released their latest .28 truggy motor for this ever more competitive class. This new engine features a rather Ninjaesque cooling head which is supposed to aid performance and inside the engine has 5 ports and 2 booster ports and the crankshaft is scooped making this one serious motor to put into your truggy.
You can check out more pictures of the engine here.
Novarossi have announced that have gotten the exclusive distribution rights for Kawahara made tyres in Europe. The new tyres are sold under the Novarossi label and this deal obviously came about due to their connection with Kawahara who are distributors for Novarossi in Japan.
Since 2007 NOVAROSSI WORLD s.r.l. we provide the european market with the best japanese tires that are available, these tires have a equal level of quality as our engines. With that in mind you can expect a tire made with the best possible traction and with less wear. For 1:8 the tires come with hardnesses starting from 30 shore to 42 shore. The 1:10 200mm tires starting at 32 shore to 45 shore. Available for the most populair on-road racing cars. These tires will be sold through your local NOVAROSSI dealer.
All round top Xray driver Paul LeMieux has been confirmed to drive the all new NT1 this season and will be debuting at the upcoming Winternats in Florida at the beginning of February. In this week alone, Jilles Groskamp and Carlos Peracho have been signed up to the big names already running the new car like Ralph Burch and Barry Baker. Which such a big team and so much hype around the release of this car lets hope it doesn’t dissapoint.
I have seen a lot of RC factories and tracks around the world but nothing even comes close to XRAY’s amazing new facility. I very proud to have such a professional company and very nice people supporting me. Testing and running the NT1 went great, it was no surprise to me but very impressive that XRAY’s very first nitro touring car will be top notch from the start.
Robitronic have extended their rather cool looking Sniper tool series with the addition of a philips screw driver, a metric set of nut spinners and an imperial set of nut spinners. The tools feature hardened tips for guaranteed longer life and sweet looking ergonomic handles and all the sizes are engraved in the handle so there is no confusion.
Our partners RC Forum have yet another scoop on Much More with their release of the Volcano 19T modified motor in Korea. Nothing else is known about the actual motor or when it will be released outside of Korea but when we find out we will let you know.
Last weekend saw round 1 of the Fintrack Nationals held Kuusankoski track in a big sports hall. The event was very well attended despite it being held the week after the DHI cup and saw Teemu Leino, Juho Levanen and Simo Ahoniemi all entered. Despite being quick in qualifying and the races, a number of small errors meant that Teemu Leino couldnt translate that pace into a win and it was Juho Levanen that took the overall win ahead of Xray drivers Leino and Pekka Koivula in 2nd and 3rd respectively.