HB/Hotbodies News

Pro-Line unveil D815 Predator Body


Website: Pro-Line

Employing the same strategy as the Worlds last time round by releasing a new body a few months prior to the main event & previously seen at the Worlds warm up back in May in the capable hands of Ty Tessmann, and likely being used this weekend once again at the Sidewinder race held in Las Vegas – Pro-Line finally formally unveil their new Predator Clear Body for HB D815.

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

Perhaps most excitingly, ‘The body also includes a high downforce nose piece for increased front traction along with a standard nose piece.’ See the last thumbnail – it kind of looks like a shovel ?!

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X Factory Infinity HB D413 carbon fiber shock towers

X Factory Infinity HB D413 shock towers

See: X Factory

X Factory have added new front and rear carbon fiber shock towers for the Hot Bodies D413 to the X Factory Infinity line of parts. The front tower replaces the standard HB part while the rear one replaces HB #112802, the kit-standard (B) tower. Both Infinity towers have a small but significant X Factory improvement: There is more material on top of the shock mount holes and more material outside the last hole to reduce the possibility that the shock mount bolt will rip out landing a jump. This also helps with abrasion when the car is up-side-down.

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HB Racing unveils the new D815 V2

HB D815 V2

See: HB Europe | Buy HB Racing products

HB Racing is proud to announce the release of the successor to the World Champion D815 1/8 Nitro Buggy. The new D815 V2 adds key features based on extensive testing and racing by our HB Team Drivers and designers. The D815 V2 is faster, more adjustable, and easier to drive.

Now included are 2 chassis plates, standard and a new extended chassis. The extended chassis adds 4mm of length to the rear of the car which allows a longer wheelbase (up to the maximum regulation) and shifts the overall center of gravity for more stability, especially on high-speed corners.Ty Tessmann and most of the HB drivers have switched to this longer chassis. An extended rear drive shaft (neces- sary when using the extended chassis), and the popular high wing mount are also included.

“The D815V2 kit comes with more of the tuning options that I use on today’s high speed tracks, to make the car even faster.” – Ty Tessmann, HB Racing Team Driver, IFMAR World Champion

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Pelle Culmsee doubles at Danish Nats Rd3

Danish Nats Rd3 podium nitro truggy

See: HB Europe

The third round of the Danish Nationals was held at the great track in Greve. In Truggy Nitro class, HB driver Pelle Culmsee will TQ all qualification rounds. He is followed by HB teammates Oliver Fischer and Peter Harder. Culmsee keeps going and wins the semi final and places his Team Orion-powered truggy on the pole position. After an hard fight throughout the final, Culmsee wins the race in front of Oliver Fischer second and Peter Harder third. In the Nitro Buggy class Culmsee will win once again the TQ ahead Oliver Fischer and Peter Harder. The young HB driver wins the semi and also start on pole for the main final. In the final Culmsee has a bad start because the engine flamed out just before the start tone. He come back to the track with half a lap down and manage to take the first place after 35 minutes.  Culmsee wins again with a 20 seconds gap on Fischer and Harder, second and third respectively.

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Team Orion didn’t buy HotBodies


Despite some serious gossip and rumours of Team Orion purchasing / saving the embattled HotBodies brand, RCNews took the time to dig and can reveal it is in fact not true…

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Under the Hood: Ty Tessmann


Ty Tessmann, 23 – Canada

Chassis: HB D815 “Tessmann Worlds Edition”
Motor: O.S. B2101 “Ty Tessmann Limited Edition”, T-2090SC Pipe
Fuel: VP Racing Fuel ‘Tessmann blend’
Tyres: Pro-Line Switchblade
Radio & Servos: Airtronics M12 provided by Amain.com, Savox SB-2274 & SB-2274 servos
Body & Wing: Pro-Line ‘Type R’Pro-Line Trifecta lexan wing
Event: 2016 Worlds warm up

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Under the Hood: David Ronnefalk


David Ronnefalk, 19 – Sweden

Chassis: HB D815 EU
Motor: Team Orion 7
Fuel: Runnertime
Tyres: AKA
Radio & Servos: AMain Hobbies Sanwa M12 Highest D3000 Power HV
Body & Wing: JConcepts “Silencer” body, Pro-Line Trifecta lexan wing
Event: 2016 Worlds warm up

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Pelle Culmsee doubles at Danish Nats Rd2

Danish Nats Rd2 podium buggy

Race report of the 2nd round of the Danish Nationals by Pelle Culmsee:

I came to the track saturday morning for getting my Orion powered HB car ready for the morning practice, I had some 3d printet parts on my car. But just when I rolled out of the pit my car flipt and the parts where broken, so not much practice for me that day. The first qualify went okay, but I made to many mistakes so I got a 3 place in that round, next round I broke a rear axle so a DNF, next round I made really manny mistakes so I got a 5 place. Last round of qualifying when I was heating my engine up it sounded strange from my gearbox so I never came out running.

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Under the E-Hood: David Ronnefalk

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David Ronnefalk (Sweden), 19

Chassis: HB D815 (Tekno Conversion)
Motor: Team Orion
ESC: Team Orion Vortex R8.1 Pro
Batteries: Team Orion Carbon Pro
Tyres: AKA
Radio & Servos: AMain Hobbies Sanwa M12 Highest D3000 Power HV
Event: The Neo Race 2016

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Marco Neves joins HB Europe

Marco Neves HB Europe

See: HB Europe 

HB Europe welcome Marco Neves in their team for the 2016 season. Marco will participate at the Portugal championship. Here is what Marco had to say about the sponsorship from HB Europe.

“I am extremely excited for 2016 in my new venture of joining the HB Europe Team. I would like to thank all of you guys from HB Europe for this opportunity to join this team. The brand is very well World known and is very good represented in Portugal by JMA Modelismo. See you at the races! “