1/8 E-Buggy News

Jorge Soler wins at Spanish E-Buggy Champs

See: Modelix Racing

The Spanish E-Buggy National Championship was held at the Pical ARC track in Valladolid over the weekend. Alberto Garcia (SWORKz) took the overall TQ after some close fights with Jorge Soler (Team Associated) during the qualifying. J.Soler won A2 and A3 meaning the overall victory from Carlos Pineda (Team Associated) in second and A.Garcia in third.

AVID 2S charge lead cable


AVID have introduced new charge lead cable with 4mm and 5mm bullet connectors for 2S battery packs through 12ga wire. The 610mm long cable includes gold-plated 4mm to 5mm bullets on the battery end to cover all battery types and 4mm bullets on the charging end. It comes with the popular XH 3pin balance plug, which most trim one of the plastic alignment rails with an x-acto to plug right into the charger instead of the balance port or you can use the included XH 7pin. Balance leads are 2.5″ (63.5mm) longer than the charge leads so they can easily be plugged into any charger design. The charge lead cable are designed to be color coordinated, and available in red, blue and black colors.

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T-Work’s MP9 alu front upper arm mount

See: T-Work’s Products

T-Work’s have introduced new aluminium front upper arm mount for Kyosho MP9 TKI3/4 and MP9e EVO. The part is machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium, black anodised with silver edges and with laser engraved T-Work’s logo for looks. The upper arm mount allows to adjust the front roll center of the buggy.

Team Associated FT 16mm tapered pistons

See: Team Associated

Team Associated have introduced new Factory Team tapered pistons with angled holes for the RC8B3.1, RC8B3.1e, RC8T3.1, and RC8T3.1e. The pistons are precision CNC-machined to provide the best fitment and concentricity with the shock body to improve performance and consistency. The hole diameter is engraved onto piston for easy identification and the pistons come in 1.2mm and 1.3mm diameters. The tapered profile and angled holes of these new shock pistons improve handling through bumps and make the car jump flatter and land better. The angled holes allow you to run lower oil weights to generate more grip.

Paul Ciccarello signs with XRAY


XRAY have announced that US driver Paul Ciccarello is joining the RCAmerica and XRAY Factory Team to race the XRAY XB8, XB8E, XB2 & XB4 platforms. Former Serpent driver will attend regional, national and international races including ROAR 1/10 El. off-road Nationals, The Dirt Nitro Challenge, PNB, The Reedy Race, Fall Brawl and many other races in USA. Paul says:

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Roapex Roller & Paddle 1/8 buggy tyres

See: HRC Distribution

HRC Distribution haveadded two new tyres for 1/8 buggy to the Roapex range in the form of the Roller and Paddle tyres. The Roller tyre is features multi square pin profile offering grip and long wear on dust tracks. The Paddle is designed for sand and snow conditionwith very particular and typical paddle profile. Both tyres are made of high quality soft compound which provide high grip in many track condition. They come mounted on standard 17mm hex black or chrome-black wheels.

Cj Jelin & XRAY/RC America part ways

See: RC America

XRAY/RC America have announced the departure of the 2018 Worlds finalist Cj Jelin. This surprising separation ends a collaboration that will have lasted barely a year after the announcement of CJ’s factory driver status. Here are the statements from XRAY/RC America, XRAY team manager Gord Tessmann and Cj:

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BMT 801 Nitro & EP RTR buggies

See: BMT R/C Car

BMT have introduced the new 801 Nitro and 801EP Ready-To-Run buggies. Both feature a hard anodised chassis made in 7075 ergal with rear and front braces. Thre transmission is rounded out by three differentials including super-strong steel gears and use CVA driveshafts at the front. The 17mm aluminium big bore shocks come 4mm steel shock shafts and adjustable spring collars and settle on 4mm ergal shock mounts. The suspensions are fully adjustable in the front and rear and equipped with adjustable anti-roll bars for maximum perfomances. The whole electronic part is protected by sealed box while an extra battery box allow to change the weight balance. The 801 Nitro buggy uses double brack discs with brake pads in Ferodo to provide a powerful and progressive braking.

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