December 11, 2006

EFRA clarify rule on Sintered magnets


EFRA (european governing body) have released a notice regarding the introduction date for their rule change that allows sintered magnets, something we briefly mentioned back in the start of November. The guts of the statement are as follows:

The sintered magnets and delta wind will be allowed on EFRA races as from 02.04.07. This means, that the following proposal accepted by the section meeting at the AGM 2006 takes effect on 2nd of April 2007:
2.2b: b) Brushless Motor
d) Winding: Delta and Y wounded stators are permitted. Only circular
(round)pure copper is permitted. There is no turn limit.
Rotor: Output shaft diameter must be 0,125″ (3.175mm). Only one piece, two poles Neodymium or Ferrite magnetic rotors are permitted.

You can download and view the letter here (PDF).

Source: RC World []

December 10, 2006

Meen Vejrak dominates 2006 Reedy Race of Asia

Reedy Race Asia

A quick update from the 2006 Reedy Race of Asia that was held this weekend at the Thang RC Raceway in Thailand. It was Kyosho driver Meen Verjak all the way as he won the Modified and Stock classes in perfect style. In Modified class Meen won the first 2 finals and sat out the last main to win the event ahead of Australian Tamiya driver Bradd Vercoe in 2nd with Hot Bodies racer Porapong Raganarat finishing in 3rd. In the stock class it was a perfect score again for Thai racer Meen Vejrak, the Kyosho racer winning all 3 A-mains to easily take the title ahead of local Tamiya racer Paphon Chanyasak in 2nd with Associated racer Tanit Kachchapananda rounding out the podium in 3rd.

We hope to get images soon. Hit the jump for the final standings… content

December 10, 2006

Buy Yannick Aigoin’s RB C6 – Auction started

Yannick Aigoin's RB C6

A while ago we mentioned that TWF8 was auctioning the actual engine that Yannick Aigoin nearly won the World Championships with. Well that auction has now started and at the time of writing the highest bid was at $200. Whats great about this is that everyone is a winner, the winning bidder recieves this amazing RB C6 with exhaust system, kindly donated by Rody Roem of RB Products, and all the money goes to UNICEF. A great cause in this season of giving so please go over to TWF8 and try to win this bid the auction runs until the 25th of December.

Go here for more information about the auction. If you want to bid straight away send your bid to

December 10, 2006

2006 Neo-Invitational getting close

2006 Neo-Invitational

Our friend Philip over at Neo-Buggy has been busy of late with the promoting and organising of his flagship event, the Neo Invitational that takes place next weekend, the 15th – 17th of December. We wrote a little bit about it earlier this week and gave you the lowdown on how cool this event is likely to be. Well now we have some images of the preperations of this event and most importantly the track itself, and i have to say its looking pretty big and challenging and is definitely going to be an epic event.

Head on over to Neo-Buggy for some more pictures, even more if your a member for some reason.

December 10, 2006

National Champion Martin Wolhuter switches to Pro Line

Martin Wolhuter

Our partner site Buggy-Sport are reporting that New Zealand National Champion Martin Wolhuter has confirmed the switch to Pro Line rubber having ran with Panther tyres for the previous 7 years. Martin recently TQ’d and won the National championships driving his Hong Nor X1CRT on Pro Line rubber and officially also announced the change over.

I would like to thank Panther for all the past support and look forward to a long and prosperous future with Pro Line Racing …Martin Wolhuter

Source: Buggy Sport []

December 10, 2006

Fabiano Franco wins the 2006 Brazilian Nationals

2006 Brazilian Nationals

Under a sunny December sky Fabiano Franco, driving an Xray T2, has won the 2006 Brazilian National Championships held last weekend. Having qualified in second position for the finals he had some good luck in the first final when pole man ….. had esc problems allowing Fabiano to take the lead and the win. Battling with Flávio Salinet for the other 2 finals Fabiano managed to fend of the attentions of his Xray team mate the win the 2nd and 3rd finals to take the overall title.

After the start, Fabiano was in 1st and Flávio was in 2nd … this was the order to the end. Flávio tried to pass Fabiano but his tires cooked when he forced his car, so Fabiano Franco won with Flávio Salinet on 2sec behind.

You can read the full report with pictures and a video here.

Source: Xray []

December 9, 2006

Himoto’s ongoing aerodynamic evolution

Himoto Body

Our partner site RubeDude has an exclusive look at the latest aerodynamic development to come from Himoto since their well received and successful buggy rear wing.

This is an exclusive picture of the prototype high down force low profile body designed to reduce and control fast radical wind eddy effects and stabilise the car whilst maximising downforce. The body is designed to to compliment the evolutionary wing and is due to be released soon.

Source: Rube Dude []

December 9, 2006

BMI DB12 close to leaving prototype stage


The prototype 1/12th scale car from BMI, the DB12, is nearing the final stages of its prototype phase and if everything goes according to plan in its final test it should be going into production in the very near future. I will let the designer himself give you the low down on this new chassis.

The new prototype will have newly redesigned pods and slightly altered suspension. The new rear suspension has proved itself to give the progressive spring tension of a T bar when twisted and only relies on the center shock for compression. Another high point of this car is its battery placement. It is adjustable and offers a more rearward battery position of any car on the market for the most amount of steering possible and allows you to move them forward also for a more toned down feel. I am working with IRS with this kit and will be including their new nickle teflon coated shock, axle, battery locator plates and 7075 aluminum hard coated front and rear pivot balls. I will be including boca bearings in the kit also.

Source: RC Tech []