No changes for the XRAY XT8 in 2018

XRAY have announced that the XT8 kit will remain unchanged for the 2018 race season. The team had great success in 2017 claiming many wins around the globe including the ROAR National title. XRAY will continue to test and develop the XT8 platform, and they have some new performance parts that will be released soon to expand the tuning options for the truck. The XRAY team will start the 2018 season at the upcoming Dirt Nitro Challenge event in Arizona, and will continue to support the XT8 while working towards further improvements.


Daniel Kobbevik signs with Elefun

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XRAY driver Daniel Kobbevik signed with Elefun. Elefun is maybe the biggest shop/distributor in Scandinavia, a very strong company present in all areas of RC and hobby. Specialisted in drones and planes, they are now also stronger and stronger in racing products for cars as well. Daniel had the following to say about the cooperation with Elefun:

“Its so cool to get this upportunity, testing tyres, giving feedback, and try to help out with some off the sortiment, so representing Elefun is an honor for me. Huge thanks to Knut and all the other guys at Elefun AS!”

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PR SB401 high-performance body

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PR Racing have introduced the new high-performance body for the SB401. This high-performance, aerodynamic low profile body is designed to reduce the roll of the car while improving rotation in corners on very-high-traction tracks. Made with lightweight, high-quality premium polycarbonate material, the body features a streamlined shape for optimised air flow and smooth side-pods with a top central rib for increased stability.

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Marco Baruffolo doubles at Rapallo Trophy


The Rapallo Trophy race was held at the Rc off Road Rapallo track, Italy, last weekend. On the new track layout, Radiosistemi’s Leonardo Valente was able to take the overall TQ in nitro buggy while in E-buggy it was XRAY’s Marco Baruffolo who grabbed the overall TQ. In nitro buggy final, Baruffolo managed to take the victory in front of Valente and Agama’s Giova Camamo and also the win in E-buggy from Tekno’s Bruno Sbrana in second and Formisano in third.

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HARD Racing Cheng-Ho 1/8 Trolley

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HRC Distribution have introduced the HARD Racing Cheng-Ho 1/8 trolley. This bag has been especially designed for RC racers, who need to carry all their RC material to the RC track pits. The bag features 5 strong and durable drawers, a large compartment for RC tools on the top, a large pocket for pit board, and some other pockets on the sides. It also features a table plate with 2 feet rods. All the Cheng-Ho bags are made with a very strong and durable nylon material and PP drawers, made to for years of RC racing.

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Dash AI Pro brushless speed controller

Arrowmax have introduced the new Dash AI Pro brushless speed controller. The ESC features an electrolytic two-step heatsink case improving heat dissipation and 32 bits micro-controllers MCU’s. Other features include a high-voltage 30mm turbo fan, adjustable 6V to 7.4V high-voltage BEC system as well as A B C interchange for dialed custom wire Configuration.

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Daniel Kobbevik joins EZ Power

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EZ Power have announced the signing of young and talented norwegian driver Daniel Kobbevik to their team. The XRAY driver and Worlds finalist will use EZ Power batteries during the 2018 season. Daniel stated:

“I am superhappy to get the opportunity to run EZ batteries, the performance is supernice, and I am very excited for the 2018 season! Big thanks to Lorenzo Ristori for the chance to use the EZ products.”

Redcat appointed as FlySky distributor

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Redcat Racing have announced that they are now a North American distributor for select FlySky radios. This move to distribute FlySky radios gives Redcat customers the option to easily upgrade their RTR radio to a more advanced computer style radio with more adjustments for different driving styles. Redcat currently offers four Flysky 2.4GHz radios (FS-GT3B, FS-GT3C, FS-iT4S, FS-GT5). Additional FlySky radios will be added to the line up in the coming months.

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