Juraj, first off thank you for taking time to take part in this exclusive Q&A with NeoBuggy, tell us a little a bit about ‘FX’ ?
FX Engines is a private company located in Europe in Trencin, Slovakia. Owned and operated by the Hudy family, the FX Engine company was established in 2006 to develop, design and manufacture RC car engines. FX engines are pure high competition racing engines for model racing cars. Designed with the purpose of bringing you to the winners circle and engineered with a focus on absolute perfection.
Why the name ‘FX’, what does it mean, where does it come from ?
The name and the idea is linked to the level of specialisation on this project – custom machines, unique processes, specially trained staff and selected materials, and tooling just for this project – all made ‘specially‘ for the engines. The name comes out of this philosophy – at times as if by magic the Special Effects would appear, and in the movies shortened to ‘FX‘, we thought this name suited this new venture perfectly – making special effects – FX.
Neo Buggy & DXR are pleased to officially announce entry for the 2013 Neo Race is now open, unofficially called the ‘1/8 buggy Indoor Worlds’ due to the highest calibre of racers the event attracts year after year.
The 8th running of the Neo Race sees a few changes, the biggest include a date change from the regular Easter slot to a summer event: 22-26th August 2013; knowing the British weather as we do, the roof will probably come in handy though! The Agricultural College Harper Adams in Shropshire is once again the venue for the event, now 5 days in length with increased track time for all participants as well as a special 1/8 electric buggy class – limited to 30 drivers, the main nitro buggy class is limited to 250 entries. Not to mention a cool new style of logo for the event, designed by Maugrafix!
Qualifying will use 6 minute heats and the best four rounds from six will count. After the success of the special races in the past they return with a few additions; juniors final, oldies final, the Dash4Cash for the top qualifiers, Bash4Cash, Last Chance Qualifier and a ‘Pole Position Challenge’ – details revealed soon.
The organisers hope to once again welcome some of the finest 1/8 Buggy drivers to attend this prestigious annual event. Enter via www.RC411.net, see the ‘Sign Up page’ for details how to enter.
PSM is proud to announce the release of their new front carbon shock tower for the Kyosho MP9. As you would expect from PSM the tower has been manufactured from high quality glossy 5mm carbon fibre. Weighing in at only 16.0g it also features an additional inner shock position!
The UK’s 1st Permanent indoor dirt track open there doors with a 2 day race meeting on 22-23rd June 2013, Booking in will open on the 27th May @ 7pm and will stay open for 7 days, full instructions on how to enter are on their website, entries are limited to 104 nitro buggy drivers with entries being selected on a invitational basis.
Yokomo has announced the release of their new hybrid material chassis set in which team driver Naoto Matsukura used at the 2013 cactus classic in Scottsdale AZ on his mid motor B-Max2. The hybrid chassis combines the aluminium chassis plate with the composite plastic side rails and has been designed to improve both chassis stiffness and handling performance of both the MR and RS kits.
Xray is proud to announce the release of their new machined aluminium upper shock caps for the XB4 shock absorbers providing increased durability and extended life time. Machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium and additionally black coated, a set of shims are also included for fast and comfortable up travel & down travel adjustment.
XRAY racers can now run the signature AVID machined piston setup on the XB4 buggy. The AV1033 pistons are custom machined for XB4 shocks to tune high speed and low speed damping separately with 2 large 1.5mm (or 1.6mm) holes and 2 small 1.1mm holes (we call it the 2+2 piston). AVID’s test drivers found that these pistons help provide the traction and bump handling of running lighter shock oil or larger piston holes, while still maintaining the control of running heavier oil or smaller hole piston when taking on jumps.
San Diego RC Raceway has been host to the 1st annual DE/Panther Racing Series this year and it has been a huge success. Being based in San Diego, Tekno RC showed up in force. Barry Baker finished the series with a 1st place overall in both 1/8th Buggy and Pro4. But Tekno RC drivers didn’t stop there. Josh Bertrand and Pres Ilog continued the series podium sweep in 1/8th Buggy, finishing 1st and 2nd overall with their EB48′s. In Pro4 the results were similar and Tekno RC would claim the entire podium again. Pres Ilog finished 2nd place and Charles Dunn finished up the series in 3rd.
JConcepts is pleased to offer a replacement bulkhead centre cap for the famous B44.2 buggy kit. The machined aluminium component, anodized in blue, is a handy replacement for the stock plastic unit and is a drop-on to the centre slipper assembly. With the motor mount and bulkhead as one assembly in the B44 vehicle, temperatures peak out and transfer through the entire centre assembly allowing the new cap to act with heat-sink capability. The stout design with external ribbing has increased strength over the plastic unit, is symmetrical in design and adds a higher level of detail and aesthetic appeal to an already championship vehicle. This part has been already used in competition by Ryan Maifield, winning events such as the Cactus Classic and JConcepts Indoor National Series events.
VP PRO is proud to officially announce the addition of their new tread pattern to their competitive 1/8th scale line-up. The ‘Impulse Indoor’ buggy line… The VP801 impulse utilizes a square symmetrical tread pattern that offers plenty of contact patches for consistent traction on a wide range of racing surfaces. The impulse will be available soon in three compounds for various conditions.