Following the trend of a lot of other manufacturers, Robitronic will release a foam edition of their new Avid 190mm electric touring car. For use in the USA mostly, the car will most likely feature a stiffer chassis, and perhaps upper deck, and of course have retain the space for 6 cells. We dont know the full details yet and so will let you know when we find out more.
The long awaited new 1/8th scale buggy from Team Associated, the RC8 is finally here. Here is the very first picture (click image to view larger version) to be released showing the new car from the Thunder Tiger owned company. As we can see from the car, it features carbon fibre shock towers and c-hub front suspension but without seeing under the hood, its hard to tell more apart from what we already know.
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We have shown you lots of pictures and information about the Rush 2 from Piktor over the last couple of months but now we actually get the see the car in person for the first time. Everything prior to this has been studio shots or 3D graphics which all made the car look pretty slick so here above is the harsh reality. The car still looks innovative but not as shiny and polished but perhaps that is down to the fact that somebody forgot to put any effort into painting a display bodyshell, but we will reserve judgement beacuse the show only starts tomorrow and they hadnt yet finished their display.
You can view some more pics of this car here and here.
Although we have already seen the Wasp CRF .21 On-Road engine, Team Orion have published their official image of the motor on their site. For those of you who missed the post about this engine the first time here is the details of it.
The Wasp Rev .21 On-Road is the ideal power plant for your 1:8 scale on-Road vehicle. never before has engine technology provided so much power while still retaining maximum fuel efficiency. The power to blast by the competiions on the long straights and out of the turns is now here Wasp REV, it delivers!
Last weekend saw the final round of the 5 round British Indoor Winter Series, held once more at the Don Valley Stadium. After only qualifying 4th the Hot Bodies driver Elliot Harper had a tough battle with Xray racer Ben Cosgrave and eventually managed to pull out a gap and chase after the leader Guy Thornton who shortly after crashed out, allowing Harper to take the win in Modified class and the overall title.
However, half way down the straight the leaders car came to a stop – it was all I could do to miss both his car and the marshal attempting to retrieve it. I just squeezed under his foot as he stepped back! By then, I knew I had a clear run in for the remaining few laps to secure the win on the day. This is how the race closed and I was very relieved to finish the series on a high note!
You can read the full report and lots of pictures from the BIWS here.
Motonica, who made their debut at last years NÃ¼rnberg toy fair, have announced that they will release an updated version of their P8.0, called the P8.0R. The R features a few small updates like a news chassis with shorter wheelbase from 295mm to 292.5mm, more shock mounting options and a different rear body mount that allows you adjust the angle of the a-arms, similar to the Serpent 960. What is rather strange is that Motonica will release a flat pan (no suspension) Classic kit, called P8.0 Classic obviously enough. This class is really only raced in France and a handful of other neighboring countries so it seems like an odd option to build one. There are also some pictures with the name P8.0 base, but i cant figure out if these are showing the P8.0R without some parts or its a completely different car. More will be known after NÃ¼rnberg.
Team Magics much hyped M1B appears to be having a few quality issues, with the Taiwanese manufacturer having to issue a rather large spares pack free to all first batch M1B owners. The problem with the car isn’t exactly clear but judging by the amount of things in the free kit, it would appear to be a lot of small things, one of which appears to be the radical new fuel tank. Some of parts might not be necessary replacements but more a nice gift to make you forget about your problems and create a good vibe with the customers, either way its a nice gesture and good PR.
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The NÃ¼rnberg toy fair may not start until tomorrow but our show partners RC Junkies has managed to sneak himself into the show and take some pictures of the exhibitors as they set up. He also managed to bag some pictures of the new Team Orion Wasp CRF motors that we told you about yesterday. On their stand they also had Adrien Bertins car fitted with the new .21 CRF Wasp.