1/8 E-Buggy News

RC Business Insights – Interview with Lorenz Schmid

Hirosaka, Cavalieri and Ronnefalk are big names of RC but have you heard of Schmid? The Swiss marketer signs responsible for many different tasks related to the Neidhart brands (Team Orion, HB Racing, Peak Racing, nVision, HMX). We have met Lorenz and talked with him about their latest developments, digital transformation, his career and his latest hobby where he just launched a crowdfunding campaign.


Probably every RC enthusiast in the world knows at least one of the Neidhart brands (Team Orion, HB Racing, Peak Racing, nVision, HMX). Can you explain what you are responsible for?

First, I would like to say that our boss Philippe Neidhart built up an extremely strong team since the founding of the company in 1987, with many of the members working for the company for more than 20 years. It is thanks to this team that we can work efficiently and react quickly to market changes. All my colleagues are very passionate and talented, and everyone has many different responsibilities; so have I. For Team Orion, Peak Racing, Nvision and HMX I am in charge of the marketing and the graphic design such as logo design, packaging design, the catalog and website or product photography. I am also grateful that I had the chance to develop the touch screen chargers for the brand, including product and software design. For HB Racing marketing I am working with Kent Clausen in the US who has accompanied the brand since its beginning at HPI. For all the brands as well as the Neidhart distribution activities in Switzerland, I oversee the IT and web activities which have become more and more important, as well as legal aspects like trademark and product design protections.

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Losi 8IGHT-E RTR 1/8 4WD E-buggy

Losi have introduced the new version of their 8IGHT-E RTR 1/8 4WD E-buggy. If you are serious about competitive buggy racing, this is the place to start. The Losi 8IGHT-E buggy will put you on the podium right out of the box. This version is completely upgradeable with select TLR option parts and features an improved ESC that can handle up to 4S power, as well as a 2500Kv motor than can reach speeds of 50+ mph.

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Arrowmax 3.0mm arm reamer tool

Arrowmax have introduced the new 3.0mm arm reamer tool with the latest black and golden honeycomb design.The hollow aluminium light weight handle, combine with titanium-nitride coating reamer with clear size marking make this an essential tools for the serious builders. The arm reamer tool is 120mm in length and available in 3mm , 3.5mm, 4.0mm pin.

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ProStar 8ight 4.0 titanium hinge pin kit

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ProStar RC have introduced new titanium hinge pin kit for the Losi 8ight 4.0. These hinge pins are machined from precision ground 6AL/4V titanium stock and polished to a fine finish. Racers stand to gain the most performance from weight reduction up to 45%, and these hinge pins are another option to add a racing edge to your favorite car or truck. The titanium hinge pin kit include (2) 4×66.5mm inner rear pin and (2) 4×66.5mm inner front pin.

Futaba 7PX 2.4GHz radio coming soon

Futaba have released a first photo of their forthcoming 7PX 2.4GHz radio. The 7PX will feature numerous evolutions including a 4.3 inch color LCD touch panel display, the new 2.4GHz T-FHSS Super Response system and a new diversity receiver. All details and features will be available soon.

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Yaniv Sivan wins Israeli League E-Buggy Rd5

Round five of the Israeli 1/8 E-buggy took place at the Rishpon Racing track near Tel Aviv. After 3 rounds of qualification Yaniv Sivan took the TQ honor with 11 laps. In the A1 Yaniv Sivan on pole made small mistake at start cause him to pull back to 6th position, meanwhile Yaniv Levy from second position from the grid took the lead followed by Amit bublil. On the last mintues Yaniv Sivan managed to close the gap on the leader Yaniv Levy and pass him on the start finish line and take the win.

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6MIK new French XTR distributor

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6MIK have announced that they are the new French distributor for XTR. The range of silicone oils (in 80ml and 150ml bottles) from the growing Spanish company that already sponsors David Ronnefalk is available now.

VP-PRO MP9 carbon fiber upgrade parts & exhaust mount wire

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VP-PRO have introduced new carbon fiber upgrade parts for the Kyosho MP9 TKI series and a tuned pipe mounting wire. VP-PRO features all carbon parts for MP9 and MP9E including front and rear shock towers, center upper plate, front upper plate and radio tray, all cut from high quality carbon fibre. Also new is the flexible tuned pipe mounting wire. Using this tuned pipe mounting wire you can give your tuned pipe a little ‘flex’, so it will survive hard crashes more easily. The flexible tuned pipe mounting wire comes with a stopper to secure the fixing.

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