JConcepts Chasers black compound 1/8th buggy tyres

JConcepts Chasers black compound 1/8th buggy tyres

JConcept’s Chasers 1/8th scale buggy tyres are now available in the popular black compound. The Chasers rely on hefty, medium lugs which are angular in multiple directions. The horizontal type tread has a striking similarity to the trusty Crossbow tyre but the Chasers have a lower, closer lug arrangement which gives improved responsiveness and bite in medium, high and low grip conditions. The wet and dry condition tyre has small recessed cuts in the top of the tread for extra edges and increased formability over terrain. The centre overlapping bar treatment increases durability in the highest wear region of the tire. Included with the tyre come grey-colour Dirt-Tech inserts.

Source: JConcepts [jconcept.net]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Losi LST XXL-2 1/8th brushless monster truck

Losi LST XXL-2 1/8th brushless monster truck

Horizon Hobby have introduced the LST XXL-2 1/8th scale electric brushless monster truck. Sitting on a highly durable 2.5mm aluminium chassis the truck packs ferocious features into a sturdy build that can hold up to abuse and unforgiving driving conditions. Equipped with a 6S compatible Dynamite speed controller and AVC technology the vehicle targets experienced drivers and beginners alike. A 2200kv brushless motor makes for speeds of over 90km/h while the sturdy 4WD drivetrain with sealed gear differentials can take lots of abuse. Included with the factory-built vehicle comes a genuine Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system and a newly design bodyshell along a set of multi-surface tyres.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

JConcepts B5M 3-gear honeycomb motor plate

JConcepts B5M 3-gear honeycomb motor plate

JConcepts has rolled out a replacement motor plate for the popular 3-gear transmission available for the B5M, T5M and SC5M vehicles. The special design of the plate with a honeycomb milling affect over the standard “heatsink” ribs makes for improved rigidity in multiple directions. The honeycomb features add a 3D look especially as they remain natural aluminium while the rest is available black or blue in colour while slight chamfering on the 3mm thickness material allows the rather beefy plate to look quite skinny.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Yokomo 1/12th pan car prototype spotted

Yokomo 1/12th pan car prototype spotted

Yokomo are currently working on the follow-up model of the R12 C3.1 1/12th pan car, according to some images released by Kimihiko Yano. The yet unnamed car is made up from rapid prototype parts and features a heavily revised front end that does not seems to share a single part with the C3.1. Especially the upper arms are of a totally new design with a dual pivot ball inner mount while the damping duties are taken care off by two spring-equipped damper elements that connect to the lower wishbones. Both the chassis and single bellcrank steering look to be a pretty standard  affairs but the rear end offers redesigned dual roll dampers with a considerably larger volume compared to the somewhat tiny tube dampers of the C3.1. Beside the images no information is available yet but we keep you up to date as soon as more information becomes available.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

LRP HiTemp pure silicone oil viscosity updates

LRP HiTemp pure silicone oil viscosity updates

LRP have expanded their range of HiTemp pure silicone shock absorber fluids to offer finer in-between steps. To the range of 15wt to 90wt fluids add 17.5, 22.5, 27.5, 32.5, 37.5, 42.5 and 47.5 oils which come in handy for off-road and on-road applications alike. The special formula of the fluids makes them very consistent even in temperature changes which also results in a more consistent damper action through the run.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Stefan Lutka wins Intertrack Challenge

Stefan Lutka wins Intertrack Challenge

The Intertrack Challenge was held recently held in Svaty Jur, Slovakia. The win in the 1/8th E-Buggy class after the triple 10 minute A-mains went to Stefan Lutka who suffered from an electronic failure in the opening leg and only came in 2nd in A2 but a flawless run, despite pressure Rolo Feketevizi, allowed Stefan to grab the day’s win. Feketevizi ended the race on the runner-up spot while Juriga rounded out the top 3 result.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rick Vrielijnck teams up with Shepherd

Rick Vrielijnck teams up with Shepherd

Shepherd have announced the signing of Dutch front runner Rick Vrielijnck for the remainder of the 2015 season. The 9-times Dutch national champion and multiple EC-A, World Championship and ENS finalist plans to race all remaining major 1/8th on-road events, such as the ENS and Euros in Ettlingen, the ENS final in Fiorano and the Worlds in Brazil. Rick had the following to say about the deal:

I’m very excited to join Team Shepherd and I’m very thankfull for this opportunity. As I was looking for a car that suits my driving style better and a team that is always working hard to support their drivers Shepherd has been the right choice and I’m glad that they were also excited to work with me. I’d like to thank Mugen for their support in the past year.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Spanish 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals Rd3 – Report

Spanish 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals Rd3 – Report

The third round of the Spanish 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals was hosted by the Autet Club track in Almussafes, home of last year’s EC-A 1/10th 200mm European Championship A. The qualifying was dominated by young talent Ruben Olivares with his Novarossi-powered Shepherd as won four of the five qualifying rounds to take the TQ. The 2nd spot went to former Spanish Champion Jonnhy Pastor (Mugen/Novarossi) followed by Victor Pelaez (Serpent/Tesla) and Sergi Franch (KM/Novarossi). Nacho Lopez, who made the ENS final in Aigen and who grabbed the TQs at the two previous National rounds, struggled in qualifying due to a broken pipe and thus a lack of power.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

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