30 May 2013 19:40 by Phil
We’ve shown you sneak peaks, CAD drawings and more of the new car from Radiosistemi, gone for good is the Crono moniker – representing the relaunch of the brand and a new generation of high performance products from Radiosistemi. The aim being to once again be competitive and offer products at least on par with the industry if not better. Designed in tandem with Riccardo Rabitti and Sebastien Leonard, the RR8 has been developed as an ‘all round racer’ – nice details, well balanced and above all easy and fun to drive!
The RR8 will be officially unveiled to the public for the first time at the Bittydesign EURO Contest on Saturday/Sunday in Italy by Radiosistemi’s team of specialists – on hand to explain all to eager racers! Stay tuned for the release on NeoBuggy!
11 February 2013 17:38 by Phil
We last covered CAD images of Radiosistemi’s unreleased 1/8 buggy a couple of weeks ago in January,now lead designers Riccardo Rabitti & Sebastien Leonard have been at it again, showing the World that that the as yet ‘unnamed’ buggy (note the pixelated name by the front shock tower) features an interchangeable front or rear flat pack battery setup – for those wanting to play with weight balance and front or rear traction. Click the image below and cycle back and forth to see the front and rear placement options.
22 January 2013 19:42 by Phil
Italy, a nation with a rich motorsport heritage and the country that Radiosistemi calls home, for a couple of years now Radiosistemi has been off the top racing scene, however having signed up the talented Riccardo Rabitti as driver and chief designer, the fruits are starting to come as the company looks to recapture it’s glory days in 1/8 Offroad.
We briefly caught up with the man himself at the helm of the brand relaunch and design of the new car, Riccardo published two CAD renders of the front and rear end of the new car, carefully avoiding to give anyway any specific details or a name. The passionate Italian let us know that the plan is to unveil the car at the Verona expo in Italy, the project is new from the ground up and brings Radiosistemi into the 21st century in terms of design & development, Riccardo went on to praise Sebastien Leonard who has been as much a part of this project from the start and a great help with the development.
One of the key factors ahead of the launch will be a very competitive price point, despite manufacturing entirely in Italy – unlike the majority of RC products which originate in China. In the meantime, enjoy and study the two renders below, click the thumbnails for larger versions.
23 December 2012 11:20 by KevinR
Its been a good old while since we heard anything from the Radiosistemi boys in Italy, last we saw was a prototype cobbled together buggy testing geometry and such things but it seems that its all change with the following leaked CAD images. Immediately noticeable despite the apparent ‘blurriness’ of the photos is that the car appears to be completly new from the ground up designed in CAD sharing little to no features with the Dual buggy predecessor. We can see that there look to be a choice of two flat pack battery locations, next to the engine or next to the steering servo, which itself is angled inwards. Expect more info and details to come out in 2013, Click Read More for more photos.
26 November 2012 22:04 by KevinR
Imbue Motorsports are proud to announce that they are now the new distributor for Radiosistemi and all their products (Crono vehicles & accessories & Falcon Engines) in the USA, Canada and Mexico! Their website will be live in a few days however in the meantime interested retailers should email them directly (todd(at)imbuemotorsports.com). We also understand that they intend to feature serious Black Friday specials!
04 June 2012 12:48 by KevinR
Two weeks ago we posted about the Italian Radiosistemi prototype car Riccardo Rabitti ran on his way to finishing on the podium at the first round Italian Nats. Having started on pole for the final, he went backwards, taking P3 in the end – he wasn’t entirely happy with the result and the message from ‘UFORicky’ and the the Radiosistemi camp was that more hard work was needed to find time in the car.
Since we last looked, there have been a few changes made compared with the prototype we showed you two weeks ago, the first is purely aesthetic; black anodizing now coats almost every alu part on the car, however whilst that might please the eye it doesn’t do much to make a car faster…
Click ‘Read More‘ to see the changes explained.
04 June 2012 10:56 by KevinR
As the pacesetter in practice at Rd 1 of the Italian Nats, courtesy of our friends at www.JustBuggy.net
we took a closer look at Riccardo Rabitti’s slightly special looking buggy. Rabitti is racing with a prototype he is developing and helping to draw & design, the car sports a few new features; a brand new chassis (narrower than the previous Dual chassis), a new body, new shocks with different bore and new towers. The geometry has also been radically revamped, the interim radio tray uses a Mugen receiver box at the moment, although Radiosistemi’s own parts are expected soon. A new wing mount completes the rear in the best way possible, while the front end uses old arms and diff cases but is new, with a upper servosaver plate (similar to Mugen’s) and a brand new servosaver. According to JustBuggy’s Ricky the car looks pretty good on track but expect changes and improvements over the course of the season.
15 March 2012 12:35 by KevinR
Radiosistemi – Italian distributors of OS and the company behind the ‘Crono’ buggy sent us the first photo of their new ‘UforRiky’ Rabitti edition engine, styled & named after their Crono/OS driver Riccardo Rabitti. The base engine is the OS Speed with a personalised head made by OS in Japan with style & graphics by BittyDesign.
16 January 2012 12:47 by KevinR
Federico Ruggeri splits from Radiosistemi after more than 4 years of collaboration. Ruggeri commented with:
“I would particularly like to thank the people of Mime in Radiosistemi Corsini, John Strong, Danilo and Giorgio Pucci Zaccagna for the nice collaboration which lasted more than 4 years.”
28 December 2011 14:13 by KevinR
Reigning Italian Champ Riccardo Rabitti has confirmed the last of his switch trifecta – looking like a two-year deal with OS power, rubber from ProCircuit and of course the Crono car by Radiosistemi. Rabitti joins Spanish racer Richi Gomez on the team who had a decent domestic season ending up 3rd in the end of season Spanish Championship rankings. Rabitti’s departure from TLR is the 3rd driver in the last month that has packed their bags and headed to the other side where the grass is greener; Martin Bayer leaving (we presume to XRAY), and Carsten Keller going from TLR to Kyosho a matter of days ago. Three drivers isn’t quite an exodus, but a coup for Italian firm Radiosistemi to capture the country’s lead driver, however Rabitti will face stiff competition from the likes of Teghesi, Perin & Tortorici. With the Crono ‘Dual’ buggy just a year old, the rumour mill suggests that a follow up isn’t too far on the horizon – perhaps with input from the newly-signed Rabitti?