June 12, 2024

VP-Pro RC8B4 Carbon Fibre Front Upper Arm Wings

VP-Pro has released these Carbon Fibre Front Upper Arm Wings for the Team Associated RC8B4 1:8 Buggy platform.  Molded from lightweight high-quality carbon fibre they increases front end traction at high speed as well as improving front/rear balance when jumping.
They come as a pair of left & right side arm wings.

Source: VP Pro [vp-racing.com]


June 12, 2024

Ielasi Tuned GP5R24 1:8 GT engine

Italy’s Ielasi Tuned has a new 2024 version of its World Championship winning 1:8 GT .21 engine with the announcement of the release of the GP5R24.  Used by their official drivers at the recent EFRA European Championship in Italy with excellent results, securing the TQ and getting 3 out of 3 drivers in the main final with Edoardo Repetti going on to finish in second place, the new engine features two fundamental components changes.  A new exclusive Ielasi Tuned piston made by O.S. from Daniele Ielasi own design and new “R” reinforced O.S. conrod.  Also improved is the crankshaft timing and the cooling head has also been enlarged while still maintaining lightness.

View piston comparisons here


June 11, 2024

Hasi Tuned .21 Underhead options for new fuel type

New from Hasi Tuned, the engine brand fronted by leading Swiss nitro racer Silvio Hächler, are these two different underhead options for .21 1:8 Onroad & 1:8 GT engines.  They have a different shape especially designed for improved performance with new types of fuel.  They offer a better fitting on Hasi Tuned & O.S. Engines sleeves with one specifically for 25% Nitro content fuel and one for 16% use.

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June 11, 2024

T-Works RC10 Lexan ‘Ventage’ Gear Cover

T-Works has released this newly optimised Lexan ‘Ventage’ Gear Cover for the first generation of Team Associated RC10 1:10 2WD Buggy.  The cover helps protect the gear, ensuring optimum performance, improved safety, aesthetics and integrity, and effectively reducing noise.

Source: T-Works [rc-tworks.com]


June 11, 2024

Lens Bodies prototype ‘Volturno’ 1:8 Buggy Body

Italian body shell manufacturer Lens Bodies has officially announced details of it’s upcoming ‘Volturno’ 1:8 Buggy body shell.  With its styling sure to divide options, they ran a prototype of the body at last weekend’s EFRA 1:8 Electric Buggy European Championship in France on the Sworkz of multiple European Champion Elliott Boots.  On announcing the ‘Volturno’ they stated, ‘This prototype already created a lot of hype and speculations for its design and performances on the track: Elliott, our test driver, opted to use this bodyshell for 2nd and 3rd qualifying rounds, keeping the VOLTURNO up to the main finals.  Certainly a design out of the ordinary, you might like it or not, but at Lens Bodies we aim to performances even breaking the schemes of ordinary design.  We had a lot of interesting feedbacks to keep on improving this design. Stay tuned for more news about our game and design changer!’

View CAD and more prototype images here


June 11, 2024

Revolution Design RC10B7 Ultra Titanium Turnbuckle Set

Revolution Design Racing Products has released its own premium Ultra Titanium Turnbuckle Sets specifically designed for the Team Associated RC10B7 and RC10B7D buggies.  Available in blue and black, the turnbuckles are made from 6AL-4V Grade 5 titanium and weigh only 1.9g each, contributing to reduced overall weight and improved performance.  The turnbuckles feature a laser-etched RDRP logo and an arrow indicating the thread direction, making it easier to adjust camber and toe settings. These high-quality turnbuckles offer an exceptional combination of lightness, strength, and precise adjustability with each pack contain 6-pieces.

Source: RDRP [revolution-rc.com]


June 10, 2024

Double for Rinderknecht at JConcepts Summer INS

The third stop on the calendar of the 14th season of JConcepts’ popular Indoor National Series saw Xray driver Tom Rinderknecht do the double in Iowa.  Racing at the Island Speedway Offroad indoor track, the Summer 1 Carpet Indoor Nationals saw the Schumacher of Broc Champlin secure the TQ in both Mod 2WD & 4WD with Rinderknecht lining up P2.  In 2WD Rinderknecht would take A1 from the pole sitter who in turn took A2 to set the stage for an A3 shoot out that Rinderknecht duly won to take the overall.  Behind Champlin, the 2WD podium was completed by the Team Associated of Davey Batta ahead of former 2-time World Champion Spencer Rivkin.  In 4WD, Champlin would suffer a DNF in A1 as took the win which he repeated in A2 to wrap things up early.  Taking the A3 win Batta secured second with multiple World Champion & 5th place qualifier Ryan Cavalieri taking his Schumacher to third ahead of Rivkin as Champlin completed the Top 5.

Image: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


June 10, 2024

Hall does double at British Nationals Round 3

The third round of the British 1:10 Offroad National Championships took place over the weekend with Team Associated’s Tommy Hall pulling off the double at the Stotfold track in Bedfordshire.  In Saturday’s 2WD action, Hall would secure the TQ ahead of defending Champion & Round 1 winner Neil Cragg with the Schumacher of Round 2 winner Ben Smith lining up third.  Despite Cragg taking the win in the dying moments of A1, Hall got the job done in A2 & 3 for his first 2WD win of 6 round 2024 Championship.  In 4WD it was business as usual for Hall as he made it three from three despite the TQ going the way of his brother Jamie.  While suffering a DNF in A2, wins in A1 and A3 gave the reigning Champion the overall Round 3 win ahead of Jamie with Thomas Phipps making it an all Team Associated podium.  Hall now leads both championships with Round 4 scheduled for June 29t-30th at Bury Metro.

Image: Racewayone [racewayone.com]