1/8 Offroad News

Irish Nationals Rd1 report

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See: Nemo Racing

RCCAOI first national of the season taking place at BADMCC in Northern Ireland and with a decent turn out of drivers the only question was will the weather play ball! We had had heavy rain for 2 days and lucky enough Saturday that yellow dot in the sky came out. Qually in nitro was split between Alan Scroggie and Gary Baird both taking 2 rds a piece Alan having the slightest faster time taking the TQ. In Ebuggy Beta runner Aaron Vance took the TQ followed by Barkley and Gary both on the full Nemo packages.

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Pro-Line Memorial Day Sale 2016 – Save 15%

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Pro-Line would like to honor the sacrifice of the men and women who have given their lives in service of our fine country. These courageous sacrifices defend our way of life. Save an additional 15% Off, now through May 31, 2016. Free shipping on all orders shipped via ground in the U.S.

Promo Code: MEMORIALDAY2016

XRAY XB8’16: Exclusive interview with Martin Bayer

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After the official launch of the 2016 edition of the XB8, we finish off our exclusive feature with an in-depth interview with Martin Bayer himself.


NeoBuggy: What was the most difficult task for you as a designer while working on the new XB8?

Martin Bayer: Before I was directly involved with R&D, I always thought that the most difficult part of the design process was to find the proper geometry of the car. Now I know that the most difficult challenge for a designer is to face resource limitations and especially The Deadline directly related to the production schedule. In high-competition racing, the customers buy cars for a new season, so missing a release date automatically means less sales which means less resources available for further development of the platform.

So my biggest challenge was to find the moment when I had to stop testing and provide the final specs of the car. If there was no deadline, development would be infinite… I would just continue with another & another last small tests here and there.

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Serpent SRX8 monobloc aluminium engine mount

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Serpent have introduced optional aluminium engine mount for the Cobra SRX8. It is machined from 7075 T6 aluminium, grey anodized and laser engraved with Serpent logos. This nicely machined secures the engine very well in place and the unit adds stiffness and limits chassis flex around the engine mounting area.

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Pro-Line MBX7R Predator body

Pro-Line MBX7R Predator body

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Coming from Pro-Line is the Predator body for the Mugen MBX7R. The Predator takes design features from the Phantom and Type-R bodies to create a whole new look and balanced performance in any condition.

Atsushi Hara overnight TQ at FEMCAs, McBride M.I.A.

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Atsushi Hara running the Kyosho TKI3 as a privateer rather showing up the TKI4s

Asia’s most prestigious sanctioned event is well underway in Johor Bahru, Malaysia with an entry capped event it is a Kyosho 1,2,3 that tops the standings after three of seven rounds of qualifying, with Japanese driver Wataru Takashiro showing the fastest outright pace but crashing, Dani Choi just missing out on Q3 by three hundredths of a second from Hara – showing that part of the world that he’s still got the skills despite a field that is missing some of the top names, in particular Team Associated’s Kyle McBride as well as fellow Aussie talents Zac Ryan, Craig Laughton, Aaron Stringer to name a few.

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Feedback from drivers hasn’t been glowing with general critique of the track; not the most fun layout, jumps breaking up, narrow lanes multi surface including carpet and v.slippery bricks which some have likened to ice skating, whilst Wataru from Japan, the home of drifting is the most at home on the bricks driving full punch. Huge amounts of the tracktime on offer with 7 rounds of quali in total as well as practice yesterday and finals to come.

 

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6MIK flywheel holder/wheel nut tool & serrated 17mm wheel nuts

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6MIK have announced the release of the flywheel holder/wheel nut tool and serrated 17mm wheel nuts for 1/8 buggy & truggy. CNC-machined from aluminium, the lightweight design ensures the tool is super light while still ergonomic for comfortable holding and maximum grip. The 17mm tool socket can be mounted onto the center (nut screwing is faster) or de-centered to provide more strength. The Flywheel Holder works with all RC nitro car flywheels with 2, 3, and 4-pin designs. Interestingly, the tool has a special O-Ring system maintains the nut inside the tool for faster wheel change. A hole on the handle allows to put one additional 6MIK nut.

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Ruddog aluminium servo arms

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Ruddog have introduced new aluminium servo arms. The RUDDOG aluminium servo arms do not only look good, they also give you the quality you are looking for. Made out of high-strength 7075-T6 aluminium, they are strong enough to give you a precise steering feel. The servo arms feature also an additional screw to clamp to horn onto the servo for maximum security. Available in two different offset versions, they fit nearly every car.

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New 6mik Pursuit 1/8 buggy tyre coming soon

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French company 6mik unveiled their new 1/8 buggy tyre, the Pursuit. Coming soon.

Pelle Culmsee joins Highest

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Korean company Highest RC have announced the signing of Pelle Culmsee to their team. The young HB driver  will use the company’s high-performance servos and tools this season. Pelle has following to say “I am really happy to join this world class team and to drive with this amazing servos, I want to say thanks to Kate Choi for giving me this great opportunity to race for them!”