This new pipe from HPI has been developed to give the Firestorm and its G3.0 engine the performance edge over any other exhaust system and is the perfect way to get more acceleration and top speed out of your Firestorm. With the largest legal exhaust exit of 7mm, it’s also race-legal and ready for the track and looks fantastic with its highly polished finish and laser engraving.
Following on from the brief piece from oOple about the Atomic Carbon S2 in which we mentioned that a new 4wd buggy was spotted, comes the first teaser pictures of that car which has turned out to be an Associated B44 with new carbon fibre option parts from Atomic Carbon. Most notable is the beautiful moulded, and machined, carbon fibre tub chassis which sports a different battery layout and radio gear configuration than the original car and also that it no longer uses an upper chassis brace, probably due to the stiffness of the tub. More information to be released soon.
We received a report from the 4th round of the BRCA Micro Nationals, which after a 2 month break returned to the carpet at the Tamworth TRRAC club’s new venue. The track layout was challenging from the start. Corrugated plastic rumble strips, a perspex crossover, 12ft high wall ride, a gym mat filled ‘S-bend’ and a corner table top back onto the main 20m long straight would separate the men from the boys and make for exciting finals later on in the day.
Edit RC have released new lightweight differential and slipper hub sets for the Hot Bodies Cyclone D4. Made from hard-anodized 7075-series aluminium, these extremely durable differential out drives and slipper clutch hubs will cut the weight of your Cyclone D4 where it’s best to drop weight, in the cars drive train. The differential hubs must be used with Hot Bodies diff cup joint adapter to achieve maximum durability.
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Not something we would normally write about but as oOple have raced this car last weekend, that makes it suitable for Red RC. Called the Buggy Champ, the mini rough rider from Tamiya is based on its bigger 10th scale cousin from around 1979 or so. The overall look of the original rough rider has been kept much more so than in the previously released mini frog’s case. The main distinct feature of the Buggy Champ being the trailing front suspension which is really the only difference that separates this, the newly-designated GB02 chassis, from the GB01 used on all the other current range.
Our friends at Fun & Drive in Germany have been in touch to tell us that they have been appointed the German distributor for the Picco based range of IDM engines. Run by the Lechner family, this long established RC firm will carry the full range of IDM products and as part of the deal, super quick lady racer Sabrina Lechner will also now run the IDM power plants.
Much More have released a few new products today including traction additive, new cells and a new cell box. First up is the addition of the red version of the previously released range of acute carpet tire additive, that provides high traction for rubber tires on carpet surface with the red specifically for use on high traction surfaces. Next up is a new line of 3800mAh Zap cells that come sold in a pack of 6, while the company’s new battery boxes have been designed for 5 cells, useful for European, and now Japanese, racers.
LRP has announced the release of their own 1/8th scale buggy called the S8 BX. Similar to the Z-car from SH Engines, it features an angled engine mount, that combined with centrally mounted radio components guarantees optimum weight distribution. Due to this centred chassis layout the S8 BX is easy to handle and the cornering ability is outstanding, especially through chicanes it will amaze you! The revolutionary rear suspension design with active caster gives the car an improved shock absorbing characteristic and makes stability and agility a standard feature. The new system results in smoother and better handling even under roughest track conditions. The S8 BX is completely realised in no e-clip design.