A bit of a sneak peek has been leaked, as the Radiosistemi RR8 gets a fresh new look. LFR (Leadfinger Racing) appears to be expanding their popular ‘Assassin’ body line to accompany the RR8. Stay tuned for more details to come soon!
Radiosistemi has been making waves on and off-road. Radiosistemi celebrates as the SPX GT 1/8 platform has just been crowned the Expert Italian Champion for the second year in a row in the hands of Bulla Daniele. In addition, Senesi Nathanael captured the Italian Championship in the F2 category.
Fast Lap RC Hobbies is proud to announce that they are now the new exclusive North American distributor for Radiosistemi. All Radiosistemi products can now be purchased through Fast Lap RC Hobbies. For any retailers interested they should email email@example.com. Drivers interested in being sponsored and driving the Radiosistemi RR8 should send their race resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Round 5 of the NRS was held this past weekend at NNRC in the UK. REDS Racing team driver, David Crompton, piloted his Radiosistemi buggy to the front of the pack to take the overall victory.
Riccardo Rabitti (31, Italy) – EURO Contest
Chassis: Radiosistemi RR8
Engine: OS Speed VZB
Fuel: Nitrolux 25%
Tyres: ProCircuit Sweetshot Blue
Radio & Servos: Futaba 4PK, Futaba S9353HV
Notes: Designer of the RR8, Riccardo Rabitti is running a few options including akermann, new front shock tower, servo saver plate, upper arm plate which may find its way to release soon.
Imbue have announced the release of their new carbon fibre parts for the Radiosistemi RR8. First we have a bump steer kit which has been manufactured out of a unique 2×2 carbon fiber sheet and was designed to improve the bump and droop steer of the RR8. Next we have the 4mm carbon fibre front and rear braces which increases rigidity while reducing weight.
2014 looks set to be a good year for RC distributor JC Racing Products as UK buggy drivers ‘re-tune’ to Radiosistemi and the RR8 1/8 Competition Nitro Buggy. JC Racing Products have acquired exclusive UK distribution for Radiosistemi to sit alongside an already impressive portfolio of top RC brands including Reds Racing, Werks Racing and Louise RC as well as their own brand of JC products. Dave Crompton (8 times UK National Champion) heads up the RR8 UK Racing Team alongside fellow team mate Stuart Mahon, these guys will be only too pleased to show you the RR8 if you see them trackside.
We’ve covered the development of Radiosistemi’s new 1/8 competition buggy over the last few months, finally at the Euro Contest in Italy the team behind it all unveiled their new challenger – the RR8 – named after driver and designer Riccardo Rabitti – developed in collaboration with Sebastien Leonard.
The biggest change is the dropping of the ‘Crono’ name – for decades the Crono buggys had a fearsome reputation – not the easiest to build but in the right hands, blindingly fast – as proven by its national titles in Italy, Brtain and Europe. A new era begins as Radiosistemi re-brands and launches the RR8, NeoBuggy has the exclusive photos and info on the new platform.
All the plastics are brand new except the gearboxes that have been significantly modified,the rear arms now feature a toe-in adjustment directly on the upright pin. The front end is completely new as well as all the aluminium 7075 parts that confirm new geometries and a style to the buggy, hard anodized like the chassis, narrower than the previous one seen on the old Dual platform.
A new radio tray has been studied to let the driver choose where to place the batteries – front or rear configuration is possible using the same plastic box – together with the new servo saver that allows a better steering geometry keeping the weight close to the roll center, and now uses a classic ackermann plate that features three holes to adjust the steering link.
Brand new shocks have also been designed, and feature an inner diameter of 15mm, hard anodised and threaded bodies to adjust the spring tension. One cool feature is the braking system, where the brake bias can be easily adjusted just turning a turnbuckle. Universal CVDs serve the whole transmission, and the active chassis stiffeners can be blocked by tightening one single screw in case of high bite tracks. We also spotted some brass weights to be applied to the front steering knuckle, and that will be available as option parts.
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!
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.