December 5, 2006

GR Racing tuned OS12TZ

GR Racing OS12TZ

Engine tuners seem to be a dime a dozen these days with anyone who can use a dremel and who has ever taken their engine apart claiming to be a motor maestro. That said, i was impressed with work done by GR Racing, a Korean tuner that takes his dremel and know how to many different types of engines including this OS12TZ 3-port. This engine has had tear dropping done to the liner, ceramic main bearing, crankshaft lightened and modified, crankcase work and even has a job done on the combustion chamber, definitely looks good, the proof of course is on the track.

Check out all the work done in the full picture set on RC Forum who have the scoop.

Source: RC Forum [rcforum.co.kr]


December 5, 2006

Viktor Wilck joins Tamiya

Viktor Wilck

Our Partners RC Forum have gotten the word that top Swedish International racer Viktor Wilck has left Team Xray to go race for Tamiya. According to the report on their site, Viktor will continue with current sponsors Much More and SMC Products.

Source: RC Forum [rcforum.co.kr]


December 5, 2006

Technokit to enter the 1/8th buggy market

Technokit Logo

Our partners Neo Buggy have posted on their site the news that Italian manufacturer Technokit are planning to enter the 1/8th buggy market soon. Having already made their name in Fifth scale, dipped their toes into the 1/10th 200mm class and been successful in the 1/8th Rally Game class the next logical move is a step sideways to go off road. With the 1/8th off road market becoming ever more saturated i think it would make bigger news if a manufacturer announced they weren’t going to make a 1/8th scale buggy (and subsequent truggy).

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


December 5, 2006

Atsushi Hara wins the 2006 Buggy Party Final

Podium Buggy Party

RC superstar, Atsushi Hara of Japan, has been proving that he is pretty gifted when it comes to controlling all RC cars, not just Electric circuit cars, having followed up his open final placing at the recent Japanese 1/8th off road Nationals, by TQ’ing and winning the 2006 Buggy Party Final held in Thailand. In the end it was easy for the Hot Bodies racer who took the win in the hour long final by over 5 laps ahead of 2nd placed local racer Yuthana D. driving a HoBao. Fellow Thai racer Charlee was 3rd for Mugen, 2 laps further back.

Hit the jump for the final results… content


December 5, 2006

Race Announcements – Czech and USA

Czech International Indoor Event

We received details of 2 events coming up soon and not so soon. The first race is the Czech International Indoor Event (6th – 7th Jan) that takes place on an ice rink in Lansroun City (see above) but doesnt take place on ice unfortunately, the track is covered in carpet. The second event to be announced is the 1/18th Indoor Off Road Nationals (13th – 15th Apr) that takes place at the RC Madness indoor dirt track in Conneticut.

View the full details about each event here… content


December 4, 2006

Hudy release Truggy toe plate

Hudy Truggy toe plate

Slovakian precision tool makers Hudy have announced the release of this new toe plate made specifically for Tuggies and only works with their Universal Exclusive Set-up systems for 1/8th off road cars. The plate is made of high-quality, tough acrylic plastic with precision engraved markings for instant, reliable readings and is available to purchase seperately.

Measurements
– Camber & camber rise
– Caster
– Front and rear toe
– Steering throw symmetry

Source: Hudy [hudy.net]


December 4, 2006

Piktor Rush 2 – First Images

Piktor Rush 2

Here are the first pictures of the all new Piktor Rush 2, the French designed buggy that has been in the pipeline for quite a while now. We reported on Saturday that the car and crew had been testing in Taiwan and that it went very good, well here we have the images from that test. The car has a very unique and very low front and rear shock mounting position, a far forward mounted fuel tank and the car also uses pivot ball suspension in the front. To me it looks very nice, especially with the carbon fibre and because of the lack of large shock towers also looks very strong.

View more pictures here… content