1/8 E-Buggy News

Arrowmax Diff Checker

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Arrowmax is added the new Diff Checker to their electronic line up. The newly design, built-in battery diff checker is small, compact and powerful. It is designed to evaluate and determine the differential hardness but also it can be used as a diff run-in device with fresh diff. The device features a 5-digit decimal display to provide the most accurate value possible. The Diff Checker can be easily charge using a micro USB connector and it comes with a standard outdrive insert and a 7mm nut driver adapters while an optional adapter set for 1/8 Buggy and GT is available as option.

Gear up for the 2019 VRC Worlds Spec classes!

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In June VRC organizes the 2019 VRC Worlds Spec classes, 9 Worlds events in total! 3 weeks of action packed RC racing at the highest level, from the comfort of your house! Nitro and electric, onroad and offroad, and in between with Rally X, it’s all there.

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Pro-Line Badlands MX M2 mounted buggy tire

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Pro-Line have announced that the MX M2 mounted buggy tire is also available pre-mounted on white or black Velocity wheels. The Badlands tires are known for having sweet Motocross inspired tread and the all-new Badlands MX tires kick that up a notch with a Bigger and Bolder knobby tread that matches modern MX tire design. The Badlands MX is a true All-Terrain tire that will find traction on any surface but is best suited for loose & loamy dirt, mud or grass. The Badlands MX tire is pre-mounted on Velocity white or black wheels so you don’t have to worry about gluing your own tires or waiting for them to dry.

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HNMC Members GP 2019 report

Every year the HNMC run a Members GP this is a free meeting to thank all the club members for their support. They run a different format this meeting 15-minute qualifiers and 30-minute finals for Nitro and 10-minute qualifiers for E-Buggy and Truggy and two 12-minute legs final this was run as FTQ. Kevin Brunsden (SWORKz) took the overall TQ in Nitro Buggy while Richard Miller (Kyosho) took the TQ in E-Buggy and George Miller (SWORKz) Truggy. A lunch time all club member had a free BBQ, free drinks and free ice creams thanks to all that cooked!

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VSR Products 8IGHT-X rear diff shim set

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VSR Products have introduced a set of rear diff shims for the TLR 8IGHT-X and 8IGHT X-E. The set comes with a 1mm and 2mm shim along with 4 M4 screws to replace the stock ones. Raising the rear diff is extremely beneficial when running on smoother tracks with medium to high grip with lower ride heights; allowing for faster lap times to come easier in such tricky conditions. It can also be useful on tracks with tight corners. To get the most out of this setup, VSR Products recommend raising your inner camber link 1-2mm, along with shortening the rear shock length by .75mm or more.

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Paddy Piston Race 2019 report

Source: Average Aaron RC

The annual Paddy Piston Race was held over at BADMCC track this past weekend. Last year’s champion, Bradley Baird (JQ Racing), looks to defend his crown against a very strong field. This year sees the introduction of a Truggy Class – which should prove to be interesting. Race Commentator, Bjarne Hollund, will be in attendance this year. As normal, the event is a controlled tyre event. After the practice rounds it was defending champion B.Baird who is setting the pace followed by Graham ‘Sloppy’ Alsop (HB Racing) in 2nd and Matt Lewis (Team Associated) in 3rd.

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João Figueiredo doubles at Portuguese Buggy Nats Rd2

The second round of the Portuguese 1/8 Buggy Nationals was held at the Vilela circuit this past weekend in extremely hot weather conditions. João Figueiredo (Kyosho) was the man to beat. He took the overall TQ and the win in both Nitro buggy and E-buggy classes. Nuno Casal Ribeiro (Team Associated) and Carlos Duraes (Serpent) rounded out the top 3 in Nitro Buggy.

Thanks to Diana Ribeiro for the report.

HRC Racing HRC68132DHV high voltage servo

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HRC Racing have introduced the new HRC68132DHV high voltage servo. Designed for the 1/8 vehicles or crawler, the high voltage servo features a waterproof durable fiber plastic housing and strong metal gears. His high torque and high speed makes this servo a great choice and it is also used by HRC team drivers.

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