September 11, 2020

Team Associated RC8T3.2e EP truggy team kit

Having only just announced the RC8T3.2, Team Associated followed up quickly with the release of the new RC8T3.2e, a car that shares many of its new features with its nitro counterpart. Again, the new longer suspension arms utilise the narrow arm mounts from the RC8B3.2 for increased traction and stability. Bottom-loaded suspension arm inserts provide adjustable flex and increase durability, while keeping the arms free of debris and easy to clean. A new rear shock tower has been developed to work with the new suspension arm geometry. A 3-piece centre bulkhead allows for easy access to the centre differential and makes adjustments even faster. Updated shock caps allow the RC8T3.2e to be run with the included new stiff bladders, optional standard bladders, or as emulsion with no bladders, all with the same cap. The side guards have also been improved by using countersunk screws that thread into the chassis from the top of the truck, which greatly improves alignment to the chassis.

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September 11, 2020

Team Associated RC8T3.2 truggy team kit

Following a successful release of the long-awaited RC8B3.2, Team Associated have been keeping themselves busy and the result is the RC8T3.2. Using principles learned from the development of the RC8B3.2, the rear suspension arms have been lengthened to use the narrow pivot design for increased traction and stability. Bottom-loaded suspension arm inserts provide adjustable flex and increase durability while keeping the arms debris-free and easy to clean. A 4-piece centre bulkhead allows for easier access to the centre differential to make adjustments even faster, while a new rear shock tower has been developed to work with the new suspension arm geometry. The all-new radio tray design has several new features: an enclosed battery box, a larger receiver box, integrated switch and transponder mounting, and adjustable flex configurations. Updated shock caps allow the RC8T3.2 to be run with the included new stiff bladders, standard bladders, or as emulsion with no bladders, all with the same cap.

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April 1, 2016

Serpent Cobra SRX8 buggy

SerpentSRX8-1

Following a number of teasers, Serpent have finally released their all new Cobra SRX8 1/8th scale buggy. Designed by Billy Easton, the focus was on performance, ease of use and durability. A very well specced kit, the major changes include new gear-differentials that have a larger case to allow for more oil inside and a built in pressure compensation system, resulting in a more consistent diff over longer runs. A new gear-mesh plate system allows for easy and secure engine (dis)assembly without worrying about gear mesh. For tuning, the front and rear lower wishbones allow inserts to be both mounted in the top and bottom for many possible flex options, using no inserts, moulded inserts, carbon inserts, or mixed of both inserts. Finally the new angled steering system offers optimal Ackermann settings as well as reduced bumpsteer.

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August 10, 2015

Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8th Electric Truggy

Tekno RC ET48.3 1/8th Electric Truggy

Following continuous development of their ET48, Tekno RC have released the ET48.3, what they claim is the new standard in the 1/8th Electric Truggy class. New rear hubs allow the option of using the stock CV axles or upcoming universal driveshafts and they now also offer the rear hubs in aluminium as an option. At the front of the vehicle are new trailing steering spindles and spindle carriers whose components vastly improve high speed bump handling in addition to smoothing out the steering response. The vehicle initiates turns more predictably and finishes corners better than ever before. Larger bearings are also now fitted to the front spindles for improved durability and the spindles will also accommodate the upcoming universal driveshafts.

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January 28, 2015

Losi 5ive-T Offroad RTR

Losi 5ive-T Offroad RTR

Losi have introduced the 1/5-scale 5ive-T Offroad RTR. This package comes equipped with an AVC enabled 2.4 GHz receiver on board which together with the included Spektrum DX2E transmitter, you’ll be able to push the limit of a 29CC Losi petrol engine and 1/4-scale servos even from a distance. A solid package, the car features large-bore threaded, aluminium shocks with over-sized 7mm shock shafts, a 5mm thick chassis plate based on the 8ight platform, precision cut or formed, heat treated steel gears throughout the drive train, a powerful 2-stroke 26cc petrol engine and an innovative clutch mount and housing that adds strength and durability and provides unmatched heat dissipation for increased longevity of the 8,000 RPM clutch

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January 28, 2015

2015 Asia Contest – Announcement

2015 Asia Contest – Announcement

Bittydesign in collaboration with Team RC Pro and PRC announce the 2015 Asia Contest, an event born in 2013 and known to all drivers who attended the previous editions as “the funniest race they ever participated”. The 3rd edition of one of the largest independent off-road races will be held at the International Pattaya RC Power Boat World track from 24th to 26th of April 2015 and the entries are limited to 192 drivers for the Nitro Buggy class, split into a Pro and Open category. The 3-day event will see fee practice on Friday, qualifiers and an one-off “Thai vs. Foreigners” race on Saturday and the last change qualifiers, super pole and finals on Sunday. More information and sign-up can be found on the dedicated event page by clicking here.


December 9, 2014

Shepherd Bull X8 1/8th buggy

Shepherd Bull X8 - Features

Following a first teaser late last month, German company Shepherd have now released complete information on their debut entry in the competitive nitro off-road buggy class, the Bull X8. Previously an on-road only company, Shepherd have gone with a conventional design for their first ever off-road buggy. The Bull X8 is based on a hard-coated 4mm 7075 aluminium chassis, and it features aluminium suspension mounts with composite inserts to fine-tune the suspension geometry, aluminium shock absorbers with titanium-nitride coated shock shafts and 5mm carbon fibre shock towers. Included with the kit is a 3 shoe clutch with aluminium shoes, silicone-sealed ball bearings as well as a cab forward bodyshell.

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