Trinity have just released the Platinum .095 engine for their Vulcan and other similar 1/16th off road chassis’. This engine has been specially designed for this scale and Trinity is claiming that it is the fastest in its class.
The â€œDrake Platinum series .095 engine was designed especially for the new generation micro nitro cars and trucks. Reliability, ease to start and tune were just as important in the design criteria as was flat out speed. Simply scaling a . 12-sized engine down does not produce the type of performance required by the nitro newbie as well as the seasoned veteran.
The engine is available in a standard version and a â€œDrakedâ€ version, which has been tweaked and blueprinted by Adam Drake himself.
Now normally i wouldn’t bite when it comes to a teaser advert but the colours in this alone make it worth a look. Its for the new Piktor Rush 2 dubbed by Piktor themselves as “A new generation of 1:8 Off road buggy” and has been designed, according to the teaser, by top French off road racer Claude Lachat.
Subject of a launch teaser campaign earlier this month, the Scalpel, billed as the worlds first real 1/18th electric pan car, was eventually launched at the iHobby Expo in Chicago.
The high efficiency Drivetrain, the ultra low Point of Gravity with a GT-Style-Body with high Downforce, the ingenious Suspension and the Factory-glued Foam-Tires makes this Car into a Rocket on the Track.
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English company TCS Cooling has developed this rather innovative water cooling system for electric rc cars. Using a small pump and front mounted radiator, pipes feed constantly cooled “non-conductive liquid”Â around the face of the electric motor keeping the temperature down, increasing performance and reducing damage.
The new Multi Patented TCS has been meticulously developed over the last 12 months to address the “Heat problem” and promises new levels of performance and reliability which can be fitted to your existing car.
Scott Kimbrow has won the 1/8th scale class at this years Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Driving his RB powered Kyosho he finished the race ahead of Kevin Jehlich who was second driving a Mugen with Sal Defazio in third, again with a Kyosho. content
Buggy-sport.info are reporting on a newly developed belt driven 1/8th scale off roader. Developed by Renato Vita, of Vita Tuning, this new configuration means the finished buggy will be 3100g ready to race with this considerable weight loss of course due to the fact that the car no longer needs complex and heavy steel transmission parts. Whether this concept works or not is a different story with other manufacturers staying away from this drivetrain, preferring shaft drive, because of a belt driven drivetrains tendancy to slip on impact to the ground. But only testing will determine whether this is a viable option or not and we will keep you posted about how it goes.
This weekend sees the annual running of the Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Set up after the death of engine master Ron Paris in 2001, this event has turned into a huge event stateside, even attracting racers from as far away as Europe.
This years race is no exception with over 80 racers spread over 3 classes competing to win this prestiquous event. Weather for this years event is hot an sunny as you would expect from Las Vegas and after 5 rounds of qualifying the outcome looks like this: content