You may remember back from the iHobby show, we wrote about the new Team Magic E4 electric touring car. We were quite harsh about its 3 belt system and centrally mounted batteries and likened to a 1/10th 200mm gas car with an electric motor in it. Well that opinon hasn’t changed but these studio pictures from the Taiwanese manufacturer definitely show this car in a new light and i’m starting to like the look of it, look at how low it is….nice.
Looking at the pictures though also highlights a few issues with the E4, like the fact that the speed controller position looks like an after thought, mounted on the pinion side of the motor.
The second round of the Rug Racers Winter Series 2006 took place in Hertfordshire last weekend. The event saw dominate performances from Adam Rogers and Rob Fox, in modified and 19T classes respectively.
From the outset Adam Rogers was the favorite for this final, but with Kit Jones putting in a time that was less than three seconds behind Adam, would he be able to challenge Adam at all? The answer to this question was no, with Adam showing a commanding drive, bettering his qualifying time and showing why he is a national winner and a consistent top ten qualifier at that level.
Like we reported a while back, the Xray T2007 has a problem with the bearings not lasting the distance. This was originally thought to be the not enough lubrication applied by the bearing manufacturer, well the scientists over in Xray did some more research and found that:
The situation is in fact due to the increased precision and higher tolerances of these ball-bearings; when dust or carpet fibres enter into the ball-bearing it becomes trapped and the ball-bearing locks up and unfortunately, this tends to happen sooner than the previous batch of ball-bearings.
Nice way to put a positive spin on it there guys. Anyway click here to find out what you should do to stop this and maintain your bearings.
Team Vertex have now shipped their new RTR VTX buggy and truggy. These cars, that were announced back in October, seem pretty rugged and definitely look the part, far superior to what you would normally expect from a ready to run. Expect to pay $370 for the truggy and $300 for the buggy.
As we are now all aware, the European Governing body EFRA, had their annual get together last weekend in Brussels, Belgium. At this meeting the much talked about 5 cell ruling, that i mentioned in my previousposts, was brought in. But changes took place for IC Track classes too, changes that seemed to have slipped under most peoples radars.
Ok so today we are bringing you 3 videos, 2 of which feature 4wd electric buggies and were taken at the 2006 Belgian GP on a wicked artificial surface track. The third one is of Rodrigo Luis driving at the Torres Vedras (screenshot above) just last weekend with a 1/8th scale buggy. In this one you can see a wall of death corner half way through the lap that looks super cool.
You can view the 2 videos from the Belgian GP here and here.
You can view the Torres Vedras video here
Yeh i know what your thinking, the Summer off road cup, we thought it was late news too but apparently the Russian series ran between May and November, plus thats it’s name so we’ll have to live with it. According to the report on Buggy-Sport it was Anton Tchegolev that won both the buggy and truggy classes driving his RB powered Mugen MBX5.
You can check out the full championship table and more pictures here.
World and European Champion engine manufacturer RB Products have just released this stylish new winter jacket. The Jacket is called the ‘Praha’, named after the location where RB Products won their first European off road title with Daniel Reckward.
Very fashionable with its charcoal grey/orange fire colours, this high-quality jacket with a soft polar fleece lining will protect you from bad weather. Made of innovative and technical material, its fabric is hard-wearing.