HB Racing welcome back Atsushi Hara

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HB Racing and Neidhart SA have announced the return of multi-time World Champion Atsushi Hara to their team. A.Hara will not only use the off-road and on-road range of HB Racing vehicles but he will also be involved in the development of new vehicles such as the forthcoming Touring Car and electronics for the brands HB Racing, Team Orion and Performa Racing. The famous employee of the Neidhart company will also take over the position as Sales Manager for Asia. As such, he will be responsible for the sale of all Neidhart brands in the Asian market. Interested dealers and distributors can reach Hara at the following address: atsushi@neidhart.com. Here is a short interview of A.Hara:

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Shin Adachi sweeps 2019 Indonesia Challenge

The 2019 Indonesia Challenge was held at the Forluck RC track in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia last weekend. The event attracted a total of 55 drivers from Australia, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Banjarmasin, Batam and some local drivers. The race was a three days race format with control practice, five rounds of 10 minutes qualifying with three best rounds to count followed Christmas tree finals. The Sweep Square Armor tires was the mandatory tires for this event. After five qualifying rounds it was Shin Adachi (Mugen/O.S) who set the overall TQ. S.Adachi brought home the win in the 60-minute final from Jason Nugroho (XRAY/Novarossi) in second and Adrian Wicaksono (Mugen/O.S) in third.

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Twister RC D2 charger metallochrome wave wraps

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Twister RC have introduced new metallochrome wave wraps for the ISDT D2 charger. The metallochrome wraps, associeted with nice patterns and matching colors will allow you to customize your D2 charger to stand out in your pit area. Available in three designs, the metallochrome wraps match to Twister RC stickers available for starter box and radio.

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XRAY XT8E E-Truggy kit

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XRAY have introduced the highly anticipated XT8 1/8 E-Truggy.

All-New Features:

  • All-new front suspension geometry featuring new C-hubs and steering blocks
  • All-new new zero king pin steering block with exchangeable steering plates for Ackermann adjustment
  • All-new front and rear CVD drive shafts
  • All-new chassis design is now fully compatible between XT8 & XT8E platforms
  • All-new rear shock tower redesigned to fit the new wing mount and gearbox brace
  • 40% lighter wing mount for super-low CG with new mounting locations
  • All-new rear uprights with 8x16x5mm outer ball-bearings for increased reliability and lifespan
  • 2.6mm front anti-roll bar improved corner speed
  • All-new softer ribbed shock membranes

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HB Racing E819 E-Buggy kit

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New from HB Racing is the new E819 1/8 E-buggy kit. The E819 takes all of the improved features introduced on the 2019 DNC E-Buggy champion E817 V2, and adds a host of new features designed to make it faster and more durable. A new chassis adds 2mm to the wheelbase for improved handling and jumping. And, chassis strength has been increased with a new thicker aluminum center brace. Revised rear hub carrier graphite plates and thin hex hubs enhance track performance. The E819 drivetrain features a heavy duty machined & lightened steel spur, new 43/13 front and rear differentials, and a revised rear center dogbone. Now topping the E819 kit is the popular JConcepts Silencer S15 clear body. All of the new parts are backwards compatible with the E817 and E817 V2 buggies, and the E819 is compatible with most HB spare parts and option parts. The new E819 follows the HB Racing concept… constant evolution to stay at the front of the pack.

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Schelle Duo carbon 1/10 & 1/8 wing buttons, 8EIGHT-X wing shim & RC8B3.1 rear swaybar

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Schelle Racing Innovations have introduced four new products in the form of Duo carbon wing buttons for 1/10 and 1/8 vehicles, a wing shim for TLR 8EIGHT-X and a 2.35mm rear swaybar for the Team Associated RC8B3.1. First up are the Duo carbon wing buttons for Team Associated B6.1, B74, B6 series, B64 and B64D and also for Mugen Seiki MBX8, MBX8T and Team Associated Nitro Buggy and Truggy. Designed to secure your rear wing in style, the part is precision CNC routed from 2.5mm high-quality carbon fibre and borrowing the signature hex profile from Schelle’s Asterisk wing button line. The light and easy to install Duo carbon wing button features a flush countersunk mounting positions for the wing screws and allows to be use as a jig to make and pre-drill your wing. Next up is a 10mm wing shim for the TLR 8EIGHT-X and Xe. It allows to raise the rear wing up higher 10mm into cleaner air for more rear grip and better jumping attitude. No modification required, just attach the wing with the longer 25mm screws included.

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RUDDOG RP691 1/8 sensored competition brushless motor

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RUDDOG Distribution have introduced their latest development in 1/8 brushless motor technology, the RUDDOG RP691 1/8 sensored competition brushless motor. Developed and designed in Germany, it features a unique cooling system, which not only includes optimised cooling vents, but also a direct mount high-speed aluminium fan. The motor features a light weight design of just 307g and is available in KV ratings of 1800 to 2400KV.

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T-Work’s MP10 aluminum rear hub carrier set

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T-Work’s have introduced a set of aluminum rear hub carriers for the Kyosho Inferno MP10. Machined from high-quality 7075 T6 aluminium, the rear hubs feature eccentric brass inserts to increase the number of roll center options available. The upper linkage rod has an upper and lower mounting position, and the inserts on the rear hubs provides intermediate adjustments of just 1mm to give four different settings to choose from instead of two. The set comes with two rear hub carriers, 6 black washers, 2 golden screws and nuts, 4 brass inserts and 4 inserts for bearings.

David Ronnefalk new #1 at Top 25 Rankings

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With the 2019 European Championships in the books, it was Riccardo Berton (Kyosho/O.S/Pro-Line) who took home a the big win in a very exciting final. However it was the 2nd place finisher David Ronnefalk (HB Racing/Performa Racing) who takes over the title of the #1 ranked driver in the world as the former #1 Davide Ongaro (Team Associated/LRP/AKA) had a mechanical failure in the final finishing 11th overall (Ronnefalk Also had a poor result moving out of his most recent results). 3rd Place at the European Championships was the rising star Burak Kilic (Agama/Bullitt/AKA) who also broke into the top 25 rankings with his result. Lots of movement throughout the list.