1/8 Offroad News

David Aw steals Lap Paradise win

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Round 4 of the Lap Paradise Off Road League was held this past weekend with drivers going through three rounds of qualification and then moving in to finals Christmas tree finals. Lower finals were run for 25 minutes with the main being a 60-minute affair.

Ben Panic (Kyosho/OS/JConcepts) took TQ after 3 rounds of 10-minute qualifiers. Drivers bumped out of quarters and then in to the semis, all-aiming for a top 7 spot to move to the main.

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Nut it up with Arrowmax

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Arrowmax RC has just released their unique new battery thumb nuts. These nuts are made up of light weight aluminum, and designed to replace stock original plastic thumb nuts. These battery thumb nuts feature a unique design that is a nice change from the traditional aftermarket nuts we are accustom to seeing, and provide extra leverage to ensure they are tight. Lonely racers can also appreciate that their battery nuts are also blue…

Source: Arrowmax RC

XRAY XB8 front anti roll bars

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XRAY have released three new front end option steel anti roll bars for their XB8 buggy. “These optional anti-roll bars offer different anti-roll stiffness adjustment so that you can fine-tune the set-up of your chassis with maximum finesse. The anti-roll bars are laser-engraved for easy and instant recognition. Black color.”

#352492 XB8 Front Anti-Roll Bar 2.2m
#352494 XB8 Front Anti-Roll Bar 2.4mm – standard
#352496 XB8 Front Anti-Roll Bar 2.6mm

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Power Star’s trio of servos

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VP Pro’s servo brand ‘Power Star’ have released three new types of digital brushless servos, (even though the image shows 4?!), count your lucky stars then!

They all feature plastic shell and are fitted with stainless steel and titanium gears throughout for strength, the three types are available in a choice of four rather ‘loud’ colours – EasyJet orange, naval blue, baby blue and TestaRossa red. No details on the speed/strength of the servos but here are a few part numbers; PL-2211, PL-1610, PL-1408.

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Carson’s ‘Aileron’ body now available!

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A month ago at the 2014 ROAR Nationals out in rural Hutto, Texas, Mugen Seiki’s factory driver Carson Wernimont showed off his custom entirely self produced body by him and his father  Russ. The body features bold styling features and pronounced sidepod details which Carson says helps stability significantly as well as traction compared with stock bodies.

‘Carson’s Body’ We now know its called the ‘Aileron’! as it’s called is now available and naturally fits Mugen’s MBX7 buggy. Enquiries or questions can be directed to CarsonWernimont@hotmail.com

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Tekno adjustable hinge pin brace

tekno After extensive testing and support from our customers we have designed a new rear hinge pin brace that produces a lower roll center to improve traction and stability in all conditions.  The new brace allows vehicles to square up better coming out of corners and provides easier on-off-power transitions.  It is compatible with all of our 1/8th scale vehicles as well as the SCT410.  CNC manufactured from 7075 aluminum and gun metal anodized for wear.

Features:

  • Lower the rear roll center by 1.0mm for added traction and stability in and out of corners in all conditions.
  • Additional 1.0 degrees of rear toe-in compared to the stock part (TKR 5013).
  • More rear toe will improve forward bite on-power and increase rotation off-power.

Part #:  TKR5013C | More info @ Tekno RC

ProTek’s new nitro engine warrior

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ProTek R/C has joined the nitro race with their all-new 321B “Samurai” Off-Road 3-Port engine! The “Samurai” is ready to lead you into battle – a samurai, by definition, is a noble, powerful warrior willing to serve his master – with a short-stroke, turbo head, rear ceramic bearing and legendary, easy-to-tune carburetor, it’s easy to see why the ProTek racing engine bears the Samurai moniker! The Samurai sips fuel without sacrificing horsepower thanks to elliptical carburetor restrictors that are included. The handcrafted powerhouse has been built meticulously by a world-renown Japanese engine manufacturer, to the specs of A Main’s top pro drivers. The Samurai delivers a versatile package like no other – excellent fuel mileage, predictable, crisp throttle-response and uber-consistent carburetor settings are all traits every racer needs to stand atop the podium – to be crowned the master of his class.

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McBride the Aussie Buggy Champ

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The 2014 Australian Buggy National Titles is in the books with 179 of Australia and New Zealand’s best drivers doing battle for the title. Kyosho sensation, Kyle McBride, would cruise his way to victory with the onslaught taking place behind him. Kyosho/Max Racing driver, Aaron Stringer, struggled in qualifying but was able to bump up from the 1/8 Final, to the 1/4 Final, to the Semi Final, and eventually into the Final. A transponder change before the start of the race penalized Stringer, moving him from 2nd on the grid to 15th (a controversial move by the race director). Stringer attacked the field working his way up to third. The battle raged between Stringer and Craig Laughton for second. Stringer eventually took over the position finishing a strong second behind McBride, with Laughton finishing third.

Source: Max Racing

P-L turning heads with new ‘Trifecta’

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Pro-Line Racing has officially released their Trifecta 1/8 buggy/truck wing (first seen at the ROAR Nationals). The Trifecta Wing features an aggressive, futuristic design with large center fins for maximum stability when you need it most. Included with Pro-Line’s new wing are 2 optional wickerbills (Small & Large) that allow you to tune the performance of the wing to your liking. Underneath the main plate of the Trifecta Wing there are 3 dimples that hang down on each side creating a “golf ball aerodynamic effect” which increases low speed down force and reduces high speed drag. Buggy and Truggy wings take a beating with each crash so Pro-Line designed the Trifecta Wing to be up for the challenge. Available in white, black, and yellow.

Source: Pro-Line Racing

HNMC set to host Beta GP

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NEMO Racing has teamed up with HNMC (Herts Nitro Model Club) in the UK to present the 2014 Beta GP. The Beta GP will be taking place August 23-25, 2014 featuring great racing, a free BBQ dinner, and more! The Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy control tire will be the Beta Tykytaka, while any BETA tire is allowed in the Truggy class.

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