1/8 E-Buggy News

David Ronnefalk joins Performa Racing

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Performa Racing has announced that World Champion racer David Ronnefalk has signed to campaign their new line of R/C products. David will race, test and help develop Performa electric and nitro power units and accessories for off-road and on-road racing. From elite world class racers like Ronnefalk to club racers around the world, Performa Racing is committed to deliver industry leading products developed by the most experienced designers and tested by the top racers in the R/C industry. Innovative products, radical performance, designed without compromise, and in tune with the latest trends is the Performa Racing philosophy.

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HUDY 1/8 diff & shock tray

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HUDY have introduced the new aluminium tray for differentials and shocks of 1/8 vehicles. CNC-machined from one-piece aircraft aluminum, the tray comes black coated extremely durable and wear resistant and features stylish chamfered edges. The Ultra-compact work tray features 4 machined compartments with super-thin walls to save weight and laser edged with label. The compartments are designed for the shocks while the easily removable aluminum shock holder is attached in a raised position on it. The aluminium tray for differentials and shocks can be quickly disassembled for easy storage and transport. Shock stand sets are available separately to convert between vehicle types.

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AVID MP10 aluminium wing washers

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AVID have introduced new aluminium wing washers for the Kyosho MP10 wing. Machined from high-quality aluminium, they come anodized in black, blue, or red and they sport laser etched rings to add a little spice to your ride. Each package includes 2 wing washers and a mini decal sheet.

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Adrien Bertin talks about Performa Racing

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Since many months many people have been wondering what Performa was. The long-awaited answer comes from HB Racing Team Manager Adrien Bertin who confirms the launch of the Performa Racing brand for 2019.

Hello Adrien, let’s go straight to the point, what is Performa Racing?

Adrien Bertin:Hello everybody, I am really pleased to introduce you to the Performa Racing brand. Over the past 2 years we have had great success with HB Racing, and some of our HB team drivers wanted to use a complete Neidhart SA package that included the car & power source. After some talk with Neidhart SA owner Philippe Neidhart, we decided that the Performa concept will work alongside HB Racing. Performa Racing is a new Neidhart SA brand that will be treated with the same philosophy as HB Racing: Offer the best products with no compromise, aimed at the most demanding racers.

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Burak & Berkan Kilic sign with AKA

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AKA Europe have announced the signing of the young and talented Burak and Berkan Kilic to their team. Agama drivers will use AKA tyres in regional, national and international event including the 2019 Montpellier GP which will be held at the end of the week.

VanDalen & Wiggins win at Tekno Winter Series Rd4

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The fourth round of the Tekno Winter Series was held at the Hobbyplex indoor track in Omaha, Nebraska over the week-end with 115 entries. In Pro Nitro Buggy Jared Wiggins (Tekno RC) took the overall TQ while in Pro E-buggy it was Mason Fuller (TLR) who set the TQ. The 30-minute Nitro Buggy main will be a close affair between Seth VanDalen (Tekno RC) and J.Wiggins for the lead. J.Wiggins was able to hold a 5 second cushion and lead 41 of the 75 laps but with a couple mid race mistakes he would give up his lead to S.VanDalen and have to settle for second overall. M.Fuller rounded out the top 3. In E-buggy J.Wiggins was able to get by M.Fuller a couple minutes in and he kept it clean to take the overall win by 14 seconds. M.Fuller came in second while Alex Sturgeon (Mugen) finished third.

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HUDY 1/8 & 1/10 differentials tray

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HUDY have introduced the new aluminium tray for differentials of 1/8 and also 1/10 vehicles. CNC-machined from one-piece aircraft aluminum, the tray comes black coated extremely durable and wear resistant and features stylish chamfered edges. The Ultra-compact work tray features 3 machined compartments for front, center and rear diffs and features also super-thin walls to save weight and laser edged with label. The tray includes 6 machined holes for the 1/10 diff outdrives as well as 6 aluminum diff adapters for 1/8 diff outdrives.

Tamiya polishing compound sponge set

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Tamiya have introduced a set of three polishing compound sponges. Top modelers use small polishing sponges to remove any irregularities, thus creating a stunning finish. They may be used with your favorite polishing compound. They allow for clean, precise application of the compound, giving your model a gorgeous finish to its paint job. The sponges feature integrated grip sections, making them a breeze to handle and compared to cloth, the sponges allow much more precise application of polishing compound, helping to prevent problems such as rubbing away paint from corners or edges, and accidental mixing of colors on or around borders. The set includes a small, a medium and a large sponge that can be washed and re-used.