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Pelle Culmsee doubles at Danish Nats Rd3

Danish Nats Rd3 podium nitro truggy

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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! “

Miguel Matias signs with HB


See: HB Europe

HB has announced the signing of former XRAY driver Miguel Matias for their team for the 2016 season. The former european champion and multiple worlds finalist will participate at major Portuguese and international events such as Euro and the IFMAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy World Championships.

“HB is happy to welcome Miguel Matias in his official team. Miguel is one of the most experimented driver as former european champion and multiple worlds finalist and will be a great add to developp and promote the soon to be released D815 EU edition.”

Under the Hood: Ty Tessmann


Ty Tessmann, 23 – Canada

Chassis:HB D815 Tessmann Worlds Edition
Engine: OS B2101 Tessmann World Edition, T-2090SC Pipe
Tyres: Pro-Line
Fuel: VP Powermaster 25%
Radio & Servos: Airtronics M12 provided by Amain.com, Savox SB-2274 & SB-2274 servos
Body: Pro-Line ‘Type R’, Pro-Line lexan wing
Options: 110% Racing Wheel nuts, Avid wing buttons, Lunsford turnbuckles
Event: 2016 The Dirt Nitro Challenge

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Exotek D413 alloy rear hubs set

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See: Exotek Racing

Exotek introduces alloy rear hubs with vertical ball stud mounting for the HB D413. These heavy duty rear hubs are machined from 7075 aluminium to be lightweight and they are machined a second time to insure precise bearing fit and polished and anodized in factory orange. They have a conventional upright ball design for precise and easy roll center adjustments. Allows an optional 3mm set screw (not included) on the hinge pin for improved hinge pin fit. Includes (2) 2mm alloy spacers to match the stock geometry. Requires D413 6mm ball stud (112727) and D413 ball cups (112724).

Exotek D413 alloy rear hubs set