Piktor, the French company that has been teasing us with images of their all new and rather unique Rush 2 1/8th scale off road buggy, have finally shown us the complete body shell of the car. This computer generated graphic shows the body shells flowing curves, including the F1 type winglets in front of the rear wheels, as well as the unique front wing. I have to say it looks good, now if they would only release the car we’d all be happy.
In his debut race using the .12 spec 1 RR engine from Axial, Kyosho driver Marc Kreisig has won the second round of the RCM Cup held at the indoor Race Center Munzig. In qualifying Kreisig could only manage 4th position, despite setting a new lap record, behind Ralf Krause, Andreas Giesa and Thomas Fischer. In the race however he had to start from the pit lane but could fight his way back up to 2nd place and, after a mistake from Ralf could take the lead and never looked back to take the win.
Kawada have released their new M300 RSX 1/12th scale chassis. A small update from the previous car the changes include bigger stabilizing shock absorber, thicker chassis plate and a slightly longer wheel base.
The world famous Yatabe Arena in Japan, that has played host to many major events throughout the years, has renewed their indoor off road track and now sports an updated layout and keeps its cool wall ride corner. Yatabe Arena also recently created a purpose built indoor drift circuit and with their every expanding and improving facilities must now be considered one of the premier RC venues in the world.
Ryan Cavalieri was once again in dominant form when he won all 3 classes at the CRCRC Midwest Electric Off-Road Championships held last weekend in Hilliard, Ohio. Raced using a unique format that saw three 5-minute qualifying rounds and three 6-minute main events Ryan Tq’d and won the 4wd event driving his BJ4 Worlds Edition whilst in 2wd mod and truck mod classes he also won after qualifying 3rd and 2nd respectively.
Italian manufacturer Blade Racing, best known for their Rally Game cars, have announced that they will introduce a new 1/8th scale buggy into the market when they release their new off roader. Nothing more is known about this project other than it will more than likely be shown for the first time at the Nurnberg toy fair at the start of next month. This is yet another manufacturer entering this over crowded market bringing the number of manufacturers to 32, all fighting for a piece of the action.
With all the attention normally focussed on the Modified category at big races, it sometimes overshadows the great competition that takes place in the other classes. Whilst we focused on Ronald VÃ¶lkers win at last weekends DHI Cup, it was Bastian Hennig, driving and Xray, that took the stock class win after starting from 2nd place after qualifying. Bastian managed some better results in the A-main to get passed pole man Dennis Fadtke and take the overall class win with Fadtke dropping 1 place back to take 2nd overall, ahead of Lars Hoppe who took the final podium step in 3rd. Bastian was running the Orcan batteries that we featured on our site a few weeks back to take the win.
You can read the full report on the DHI Cup from Xray here.
We first wrote about the Kanai edition Evo III STI engine from Sirio back in November when it was first shown to the public. Well the engine is due to be released at the end of February and we now know what changes have been made to the engine over the previous Kanai engine.
The EVO III line of engines feature a new crankcase to increase flow to the combustion chamber. Port timing and induction timing have been changed to increase torque and driveability. The result is an engine with tons of dirveable power and it’s easy to tune.