February 5, 2007

Hot Bodies present some Hot Bodies

Hot Bodies

Hot Bodies have announced that along with their new kits that they launched at the toy fair that they will also be getting back into the bodyshell business. They will release a new updated Moorespeed Mazda 6 bodyshell for 1/10th scale 190mm racing that features several aerodynamic tweaks for more high-speed steering and a longer profile for improved straight-line stability. Also coming out is a new competition body for 1/8th off road that features an aerodynamically-tuned cockpit, sweet speed lines and a sharply angled rear panel. And finally a body for 1/12th circuit racing, a new class that HB will enter, that takes design concepts from a full size LMP car and sports front canard winglets to its super low-slung design and a massive rear wing.

Check out the other new shells here… content


February 5, 2007

Pro-Line Pre-Screened Bodies

Pro-Line Pre-Screened Bodies

Pro-Line have displayed their new pre-screened bodies at the Toy fair in Germany which feature a nice silver chrome design, amongst others, and they’re designed so that you paint your own base colour to complete the body. The windows aren’t masked however which is unfortunate and not race legal in many countries and also means you need to apply window decals on the outside. That aside, they look good and the better news is that they will be available throughout the entire range of Pro-Line bodies.

Source: RCCA [radiocontrolzone.com]


February 1, 2007

Team Xray at the toy fair

Team Xray at the toy fair

Again more pictures from our roving reporter, this time from the large and rather extravagent Xray booth were there was lots of eye candy to look at. Of course Xray were the big news company at the show with the release of their NT1, XT8 and XB8-EC and so its only fitting that they have a huge gallery will all sorts of goodies on display for you to feast your eyes over including more close ups of the NT1 without motor and its new flex chassis.

Check out the gallery here.

Source: RC Junkies [rc-junkies.com]


January 30, 2007

Team Orion CRF Wasp .21 circuit coming soon

CRF Wasp .21

After Team Orion released the images of their new .21 CRF Wasp off road motor last week it was only a matter of time before they made a circuit version available too. Today we have found information that confirms that the eagerly awaited .21 circuit and also the .28 Truggy motor will be made available soon.

21 On-Road
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!
28 Truggy
The Wasp Rev .28 Truggy, Oh yeah it’s time has come and the power of CRF REV is here! Truggies are quickly becoming a class to be reckoned with at tracks and neighborhoods all over the world. Whether your trying to pass the field over the triple or out roost your buddies the Wasp REV is your key to unlocking all the potential in your vehicle.

Expect more information to be made available this week at the toy fair in Germany including the announcement of a .15 and .18 version of the CRF Wasp motor too.


January 29, 2007

Sidorf to release XR engine range

Sidorf XR engines

Spanish 1/8th scale buggy manufacturer Sidorf is to release a new engine range this year called the XR range. The first motor to be released will be the GP7T, which is a 7 port designed for serious pace off road. More information to follow.

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


January 26, 2007

Picco release new .28 Truggy motor

Picco release new .28 Truggy motor

Picco Micromotori, the famous Italian engine manufacturer has released their latest .28 truggy motor for this ever more competitive class. This new engine features a rather Ninjaesque cooling head which is supposed to aid performance and inside the engine has 5 ports and 2 booster ports and the crankshaft is scooped making this one serious motor to put into your truggy.

You can check out more pictures of the engine here.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]


January 21, 2007

MLC 21 B7 Evo Buggy motor

MLC 21 B7 Evo Buggy motor

Lamberto Collari has released a new buggy motor under his MLC product line. Made by Novarossi, his current engine sponsor, the 7 times World Champion has then done some hand work to the engine, given it his distinctive orange anodised head and then added a huge price tag to it.

You can check out the specs and view more pics of the motor here.

Source: MLC [mlcollari.com] via Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]


January 21, 2007

SMD Starter box

SMD Starter box

Spire Model Distribution in the UK have produced their own starter box for off road cars and those with in line motors. Featuring the usual twin motors and belt driven starter wheel, this starter box is different in that it use 775 motors in place of the usual 540 versions thus giving 50% more torque and enabling you to turn over your brand new engine in even the coldest conditions. Available in February.

Source: SMD [s-m-d.co.uk]