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EMR Factory Wildfire D06 rear hubs

EMR Factory released their new aluminium rear hubs for the VBC Wildfire D06 touring sedan. The hubs are machined from high quality 7075 aluminium and feature an additional outer camber link location for more rear traction. The red anodised and laser-etched parts are available in 0 degree and 0.5 degree versions. Source: EMR Factory [emrfactory.com]

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Exclusive – Making the Xray T4’15

Following our exclusive interview with Xray’s on-road designer Martin Hudy about the forthcoming T4’15 electric touring car we now have a more in-depth article in which Martin explains the challenges of making an already proven car even better. It has been a few years since we internally reorganised the responsibilities of project development, and at that time I assumed full responsibility for the entire Xray on-road platform development while Juraj took over off-road platform development. This arrangement has allowed both of us to fully focus on the cars we are responsible for, which in my case are…

Serpent lightweight aluminium steering servo arms

Serpent lightweight aluminium steering servo arms

Serpent have new lightweight aluminium servo arms for the Natrix 748 nitro touring car available. They are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, come grey anodised and laser-etched and are available as 23T,. 24T and 25T spline variant to cover all of today’s servo output gears. The arms are a direct replacement for the composite arms found in the 748 kit and make for improved durability and steering precision. Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

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Zachariades wins Dirt Paradise Championship Rd5

Last weekend the 5th round of the Dirt Paradise Championship was held in Nicosia, Cyprus with most of the country’s top drivers in attendance. The TQ in the Nitro Buggy class went to Nicholas Zachariades (Xray) who also took the win in the main final. Sotiris Taifas (Xray) finished 2nd, only a couple of seconds behind his teammate. Marios Christodoulou (Xray) rounded out the podium in 3rd. Final result: 1. Nicholas Zachariades – Xray 2. Sotiris Taifas – Xray 3. Marios Christodoulou – Xray 4. Andreas Thrasyvoulou –TLR 5. Simos Tikkis – Xray 6. Panayiotis Kkolis – Mugen 7. Savvas Savva – Xray 8. Fotis Foti – TLR 9. Charis Kkolis …

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Yokomo BD7 2015 – Announcement

In the build-up of the forthcoming IFMAR 1/10th Electric On-road World Championships Yokomo announce the soon release of the BD7 2015 touring car kit. Building on the World-wide success of the BD7 2014 the Yukijiro Umino designed car will include the team’s latest ideas in touring car design. The 2015 specification kit will be revealed on September 29th with the World’s team aiming to snatch the prestigious World Championship title with the production car from October 6th on. Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com]

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2014 UISP Italian National Outdoor Champs – Report

The 2014 UISP Italian National Outdoor Championships were held in Bientina, close to Pisa with more than 60 drivers participating in the three classes of Touring Car Modified, 13.5T blinky F1 and 13.5T blinky F2. The schedule saw to controlled practice rounds on Saturday morning followed by three qualifying rounds while two more qualifiers and triple mains were run on Sunday. In the finals of the Modified class Alessio Menicucci made a clean sweep by winning the first two A-mains, handing him the overall title early. Alessio then sit out A3 to let Francesco Martini and Alessio Mancini fight for the runner-up…

T-Work’s 4PX aluminium screw kits

T-Work’s 4PX aluminium screw kits

From T-Works for Futaba’s new top-of-the-foodchain 4PX radio come several anodised aluminium screw kits to personalise the transmitter. The fasteners are made from 7075-T6 aluminium and they come in red, orange and “Tamyia” blue colour to match your chassis’ colour code or optional transmitter wraps. Source: T-Work’s Racing [rc-tworks.com]

German Pro10 national championship – Report

German Pro10 national championship – Report

The 24th German Pro10 national championships were held at the MBC Bamberg track in Southern Germany. The track was open for practice from Wednesday on with the event would officially start on Saturday morning with timed practice runs. A total of 49 driver from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany attended in the three classes of Pro10 Modified, Pro10 Stock 10.5T non-boost and 2WD Fun. In the premier class of Pro10 Modified a battle for the TQ arose between four drivers with 2013 vice-champion Tobias Weist taking the pole position for the finals in front of local hero Alexander…

Martin Hudy talks T4’15 – Exclusive Interview

Martin Hudy talks T4’15 – Exclusive Interview

As announced yesterday, today we are publishing the first of a series of features ahead of the forthcoming release of Xray’s all-new T4 2015 electric touring car. First up we have this exclusive interview with Xray designer Martin Hudy about the development of the T4’15 and the electric touring car market in general. Tomorrow we will also have an exclusive write-up available with more in-depth information on what racers can expect from Xray’s new touring car. Red RC: Since the new car is still called the T4, should we expect more of an evolution than a revolution …

RB Rally Xtrem rally game engine

RB Rally Xtrem rally game engine

For the expanding 1/8th scale rally game market French company RB introduce their Rally Xtrem engine. Based on the experience gained with the original Rally engine, RB focussed on an efficient power output on both ends of the RPM spectrum. The engine features a 7-port sleeve with MES and two extra lubrication holes, a machined, both hard wearing and lightweight piston, and a new, balanced 14.5mm turbo crankshaft with silicon inserts. The engine now also comes with a black coated crankcase and it is available separately or including a 2092 in-line exhaust set. Features: – 14.5mm lightened and balanced turbo crankshaft with silicon paste…

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HPI D8T Tessmann Edition steering block arm set

Made for the Hot Bodies D8T Tessmann Edition nitro truggy are five additional steering block arm sets from HPI Racing. They are made to fine tune the handling of the truck with the steering arm set ‘Type 1′ offering the least Ackermann steering geometry with the Ackermann effect increasing across the range of arm sets as the ‘Type’ number increases respectively. More Ackermann makes the car easier to drive, the less Ackermann, the more aggressive the car becomes. All plates are made from high quality carbon fibre and come marked with milled dots for easy identification. Source: HPI Racing [hpiracing.com]

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Reflex Racing RSD7 2015 touring car kit

Reflex Racing introduce the RSD7 2015 electric touring car kit based on the Team Associated TC6.2. After close to a year of development on the TC6.2 platform, Reflex Racing have decided to package together their essential upgrades to release the RSD7 2015. The kit includes all the parts needed to build a rolling chassis kit and as it is based off of the TC6.2, the box includes the original TC6.2 chassis plus the RSD7 aluminium chassis, providing you with two different chassis to build with. Other option parts that made it into the box are the lightweight suspension kit, an aluminium inner servo …

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Van Helmond brothers take Dutch Buggy titles

After winning at the 7th and final round of the combined Dutch and Belgium Electric Buggy championship it was Wesley van Helmond (TLR) who took home the Dutch national title in 2WD buggy, as well the combined Belgium/Dutch title. Behind him Arjan van de Graaf (Yokomo) and Tom van Drunen (Team Durango) lined up in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 4WD class it was Wesley’s younger brother Dominique van Helmond (TLR) who was able to take home the Dutch 4WD title. Jack Box (TLR) came in 2nd followed by Leonard Giesbers (Team Durango). Source: MAC Vlijmen [macvlijmen.nl]

Exotek 22 2.0 & SC6 carbon front shock towers

Exotek 22 2.0 & SC6 carbon front shock towers

Exotek introduce two carbon fibre front shock towers for the TLR 22 2.0 and the Kyosho SC6 truck. Starting with the TLR part, the shock tower is made of 5mm high-quality carbon fibre and much stiffer and stronger than the original composite item resulting in a more consistent damper action. Extra machining reduces unnecessary weight while improving airflow through the shock stay at the same time. The tower fits both the 22 and newer 22 2.0. Also new and made for the Kyosho SC6 and RT6 is a 4mm front shock tower. Again made to improve shock action the part offers additional outer shock mounting holes for added tuning…

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Risser & Konnings take Belgium Buggy titles

After the 7th round of the combined Belgian and Dutch 1/10th Eletric Buggy championships Nicolas Risser (Team C) and Jean-Yves Konnings (Yokomo) grabbed this year’s championship titles. In 2WD Nicolas won the championship for the second year in a row, leaving Wouter Wijnen (Yokomo) and Bruno Heremans (X Factory) behind in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The 4WD class had Jean-Yves Konnings taking the overall win from Erik Michiels (Team Durango) and David Pauwels (Xray). Thanks to Jean-Michel for sending the report.

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Xray XB8 medium-hard progressive springs

Xray have new optional progressive shock springs for the XB8 buggy available. The medium-hard springs are the stiffest progressive springs in Xray’s line-up and they are made for high-grip surfaces. The progressive design improves steering at corner entry as the springs become harder during compression. They come marked for easy identification and are available as medium length C=0.75-0.85 front and long C=0.65-0.70 rear variant. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Arrowmax B-Max2 aluminium battery stopper

Arromax now have this aluminium battery stopper for the Yokomo B-Max2 buggy available. Made from 7075-T6 aluminium and coming blue anodised the part replaces the original plastic stopper when using shorty LiPo battery packs. The unique honeycomb design matched with Arrowmax’ tool and option parts range and reduces the weight to a minimum at the same time. Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

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BRCA 1/8 Circuit National Championship Rd7 – Report

With the season into its closing stages, it was back to Mendip at Weston Super Mare for round 7 of 9. With the last two Mendip visits being subjected to rain in the finals, it was third time lucky for a completely dry qualification and finals. With a strong entry of 40 plus drivers, the competition was set to be very strong. With current championship leader Tim Wood absent due to holiday commitments allowed the chasing pack to take full advantage and possibly take over the championship lead at the end of the day. In Saturday practice it was Green who showed good pace early …

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Mon-Tech M-10 200mm pan car bodyshell

New from Italian company Mon-Tech Racing is the M-10 bodyshell for 200mm pan cars. Moulded in strong 0.75mm polycarbonate the body offers a sleek and aggressive look for 1/10th World GT kits. Unlike some other bodies the rear wing is not part of the mould but mounted to two domes creating a dual rear wing design that does not slow down the airflow while producing a good amount of rear downforce. Included with the body come window masks, a decal sheet and mounting hardware for the rear wing. Source: Mon-Tech [mon-techracing.net]

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Max Airbrush 8ight 3.0 Magma bodyshell

Italian company Max Airbrush introduce the Magma design bodyshell for TLR’s 8ight 3.0 buggy. Made from genuine Lexan material the body adapts the unique look of the MP9-specific Magma in order to create a new look for the 8ight 3.0 buggy. Both material and shape ensure a good amount of robustness while a special shape around the engine’s cooling area provided sufficient cooling. Source: Max Airbrush [maxairbrush.com]