Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals Rd4 – Report

Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals Rd4 – Report

Round four of the Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals was held at the lovely and recently resurfaced Apeldoorn track with 20 drivers in attendance. Saturday was pretty much washed away and this, in combination with a quickly improving track, meant the fastest qualifying times would be counted in the third qualifier and at the end it was Daan Jacobs (Serpent) who posted the only 20-lap run after being in a class of his own. Shepherd driver Roy Bakker recovered from a series of bad qualifyings by putting his car on the 2 spot in the 3rd qualifier, knocking out young Milan Holthuis. Ultimately John Bruis and…

Everything You Need To Know About Nitro Fuel

Everything You Need To Know About Nitro Fuel

Other than “not gasoline,” most hobbyists who are new to nitro power don’t understand what’s in nitro fuel, or more importantly, how those ingredients effect power, performance, and engine life. Any fuel you purchase that’s labeled “for RC cars” will work just fine, but if you want to choose the best fuel for your type of vehicle and your driving style, this article will be a big help. Ready to add some know-power to your go-power? Let’s take a closer look at the genie inside that fuel bottle. Two-stroke engines, whether in a dirt bike or an …

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Ielasi & Shimasaki take Matrix International Race wins

After a long winning hiatus, Daniele Ielasi got back into the victory lane on international soil after taking the win over the Mugen duo of Robert Pietsch and JJ Wang at the recent 1st edition of the Matrix International Championship held at the Tom Racing Circuit in Hong Kong. Proving himself strong since the beginning of the race, not having to worry about fuel consumption as in qualifying, the WRC/Novarossi Ielasi Tuned driver was able to put pressure on the Top Qualifier of the race, Robert Pietsch and take advantage of a contact between the German and a backmarker, taking the lead and keeping…

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Chan takes 2014/15 WCICS Mini Championship

The Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series WCICS have announced that Ivan Chan grabbed the Tamiya Mini Championship this season. Mike San Antonio drove his mini to 2nd overall, and young up and coming racer Brandon Rogers took 3rd. Source: WCICS [wcics.ca]

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Tyre Wars 2015 – Announcement

The Herts Nitro Model Club has announced the Tyre Wars 2015 race for the 29th to 31st of August. The event will see 1/8th nitro buggy, 1/8th E-buggy and 1/8th nitro truggy racing with the controlled practice being held on Saturday, qualifying on Sunday and finals on the bank holiday Monday. The buggy classes have to use either the AKA Impact, Beta Freeride or Pro-Line Blockade tyres while the truggy drivers can use any AKA, Beta or Pro-Line tyre of their choice. More information can be found on the club’s website here .

Xray 12mm hex 1/10th buggy wheels

Xray 12mm hex 1/10th buggy wheels

Xray have new 1/10th buggy wheels with 12mm hex available. Coming as 2WD front, 4WD front as well as rear variant the wheels are moulded from a flexible yet rigid material that will give maximum precision without being too hard which can affect overall traction and side-bite. Inner reinforcement ribs give additional stability to prevent deformation. The wheels fit the XB4 off-road buggies and all cars with similar wheel offset. Source: Xray [team-xray.com]

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Shepherd Velox V10 Pro 2015 Black Edition

German company Shepherd have announced the forthcoming release of the Velox V10 Pro Black Edition kit. The popular 200mm nitro on-road car is equipped with black anodised aluminium parts instead of the regular Shepherd blue parts, giving the successful platform a new and stylish look. The black aluminium parts will be also available as a complete conversion kit or as single pieces in about two weeks. Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

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Alessandro Remia wins F1 class at Italian Nats Rd3

The third round of the Italian 1/8th Nitro Buggy National Championships was held at the Fermo track. Following radio problems during the practice rounds Alessandro Remia took the TQ in the qualifiers while also scoring the fastest lap that was on par with the Expert class drivers. Sunday’s semifinals again had Alessandro coming out successful and he also went on to win the main race, leaving Andrea Pellegrino and Adriano Fabianelli in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Novarossi C8TGFB on-road glow plug

Novarossi have a new nitro glow plug available in the form of the C8TGFB. Designed for the use in 1/8th on-road engines the Tubro-style plug is colder than the respective HB plug and best used in ambient temperature of 10 to 40 degree Celsius. Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

Muchmore 1/8″ premium ceramic differential balls

Muchmore 1/8″ premium ceramic differential balls

Yeah Racing WR02 aluminium wheelie bar

Yeah Racing WR02 aluminium wheelie bar

Yeah Racing have introduced an aluminium wheelie bar set with shock absorbers for Tamiya’s WR02 2WD off-road vehicle. The all-aluminium construction helps to pull more stable wheelies for a longer time as the shock absorber soaks up any imperfections of the track, both on-road and off-road. Rubber wheels securely keep the car on track while the choice of a single or dual damper setup allows to adapt the damping to the track conditions. The set fits the WR02, WR02G and GF01 chassis and it comes with all needed parts including the shock absorbers. Source: Yeah Racing

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Samix SCX-10 aluminium rear chassis H brace

Coming from Samix and made for the Axial SCX-10 series of vehicles is a rear aluminium chassis H brace. Cut from high-quality material and coming in four different colours the part adds rigidity while making for improved looks. Included with the brace comes all needed hardware. Source: Samix [rcsamix.com]

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TLR Ogio 9800 Pit Bag & Backpack

The famous Ogio 9800 series pit bag and universal bagback are now also available with TLR branding. The 9800 series bag is a favourite among World-travelling modellers and known for its versatility, durability and easy handling. Large openings, reinforced materials and several multi-use compartments make the bag stand out. Now available from Horizon Hobby and with the TLR logo you can not only carry all of your RC gear around but you can also go on vacation in style. Also new is the genuine Ogio backpack that not only takes most 15″ laptops but also most tablet PC, iPads or…

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David Ronnefalk takes Swedish 1/8th National title

The Swedish 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals were recently held at the MK Eskil club in mixed weather conditions. The weekend started with free and controlled practice on Friday followed by five rounds of qualifying on Saturday. As rain was predicted for Saturday and Sunday every of the qualifiers would be a rocket round for the drivers and finally it was David Ronnefalk who would take the overall TQ by winning four rounds until rain started to fall which made him skip the fifth and final qualifier. In the semifinals David then came out fastest to start from pole position into …

Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

No one saw this thing coming! Losi’s super-sized take on street-shredding RC looks like a real powerhouse. The car is built on an all-new chassis dubbed the “6IX,” and will arrive RTR. The car’s sensorless 1200Kv motor is fueled by dual batteries (not included) and a 6S-rated speed control that delivers over 60mph, says Losi. A single “large scale” servo does the steering, with help from Spektrum Active Vehicle Control (AVC) to keep the big car pointed in the right direction. The shocks are 18mm big-bore units, and the Audi is built on …

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Hiro Factory HRF12X-2015ver 1/12th scale kit

Hiro Factory have introduced the 2015 version of their HRF12X 1/12th scale pan car. Available as complete kit or conversion kit for existing HRF12X cars the 2015 spec kit features a redesigned main chassis plate made from US-made high-quality carbon fibre. It is meant to have optimised flex characteristics which is further helped by the new floating servo mount that makes for perfect chassis symmetry and improved left-to-right handling. The chassis also allows for several battery positions including a forth and back placement and a new side link position creates a 4WS effect for more agile…

Additional Xray XB8 front & anti roll bar sizes

Additional Xray XB8 front & anti roll bar sizes

Xray have two new anti-roll bar sizes for the XB8 off-road buggy available. Adding to the already existing range is a 2.3mm front and 2.5mm rear variant. Both are made from heat-treated high-quality spring steel and they are laser-etched for easy identification. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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LRP 8000mAh & 4900mAh Outlaw hardcase LiPo packs

Coming soon from LRP are the Outlaw Car Line high-voltage hardcase LiPo battery packs. Thanks to the new HDS-X high density stacking technology the packs have a nominal voltage of 7.6V compared to the standard 7.4V of current 2S batteries. To make maximum use of the added voltage the batteries need to be charged to 8.70V using chargers with special charge programs or adjustable charge end voltage with the high-performance 110C/55C cells allowing for charge rates as high as 3C. Both the 8000mAh standard size and 4900mAh shorty battery do not comply with the current rules of…

Bruno Coelho dominates Portuguese TC nats Rd5

Bruno Coelho dominates Portuguese TC nats Rd5

Round five of the Portuguese Electric Touring Car Nationals was held at the Torres Novas track, home of the forthcoming EFRA Euros. Hot weather conditions with temperatures of up to 35 degree Celsius made for trick track conditions with the low grip causing some troubles for the drivers. Bruno Coelho (Xray) was the man to beat in the Modified class as he took the TQ after the qualifiers and he won all three A-mains some two laps in front of the runner-up driver. At the end Joao Martinho (Yokomo) came in second while Fernando Cordeiro (Tamiya) rounded out the…

VBC Racing Ghost Evo RM Spec touring car kit

VBC Racing Ghost Evo RM Spec touring car kit

VBC Racing have introduced the new Ghost Evo RM Spec 1/10th 4WD touring car kit. Released to celebrate the success of Australian National Champion Ryan Maker the RM Spec kit features a load of upgrades and options such as the Ghost Evo camber link adjusters, a 2-piece joint axle drive kit, X/Y-C05 and C0 centre suspension mounts, the Wildfire suspension shim set, Titanium-coated upright shafts, suspension pins and shock shafts, self lubricating shaft end shoes and more. Other features are taken over from the standard Ghost Evo kit such as the carbon fibre chassis and shock towers, large travel…