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XRAY XB8 ’14 Review: On The Track

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XRAY XB8 ’14

Luxury Defined: Quality And Adjustability


Author/Photos:  Stephen Bess

LUXURY

This is a word most often associated with food, makeup or Rolls Royces.  But a “luxury” RC car?  XRAY has included the word “luxury” with its vehicle names for quite a while.  The Webster’s Dictionary defines luxury as “a state of great comfort or extravagance” and “an inessential or desirable item that is expensive or difficult to obtain.”  Should your idea of luxury include ideas of foo-foo frilly and fragile items that are more show than go, you’d be wrong about the XB8 ’14; in its first full racing season, the XB8 ’14 has impressed in the USA and holds multiple TQ’s and national championships across Europe. 

XRAY nitro buggies have always been on the expensive side, but with the new XB8 ’14 kit, the buggy’s extravagant fit, finish and quality have recalibrated my expectations of what RC luxury truly is.

“Like all XRAY kits, the parts fit together like a Patek Phillipe timepiece.”

 

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RB release ‘Rally V2′ Engine

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RB are already looking forward to winter and have released the ‘Rally V2′ engine, aimed at the Rally Game market (1/8th buggys with track tyres, popular in southern Europe).

The new Xtrem Rally receives a 7 ports sleeve with MES and 2 extra lubrification holes, a Machining hard & light piston and a new turbo/balanced 14.5mm crankshaft with silicon paste, giving even more power to this engine. The new Rally receive a new black coated crankcase too.

Available alone #01014-RALLYV2 or as a combo #E01014-RALLYV2 delivered with 2092 in-line pipe/manifold set.

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RB ‘ROCKET’ limited edition engine

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After selling out of all their various versions of BLAST engines, RB have been quick to act introducing a Limited Edition engine named ‘The ROCKET’. Made in Europe to the highest specs and ready to blast off (see what we did there?!) the .21 Offroad engine is a long stroke 7 port with 14.55mm turbo, lightened balanced crankshaft, lightweight piston and competition conrod and turbo combustion chamber.

The engine is available now in limited quantities as Part #01014-ROCKET or as a combo #E01014-ROCKET with the EFRA 2097 In-Line pipe/manifold set.

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RB Products 100C LiPo batteries

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RB Products have released two new hard case LiPo batteries both with 6400 mAh capacity and 100C discharge rate, the top 7.4V 2S is ideal for 1/10 or 1/8 buggy applications (Dimensions 137x46x25mm), whilst the 4S 14.8v below suits 1/8 E-Buggys, (Dimensions 137x46x49mm).

Made in the best factories, the new RB ENERGY batteries provide great performance and come with Deans high current connectors, silicone-wrapped wires with its balance connector and instruction manual.

#0240019 – RB ENERGY LIPO HARD CASE 2S 7.4V 100C 6400mAh
#0240020 – RB ENERGY LIPO HARD CASE 4S 14.8V 100C 6400 mAh

Under the Hood: Marco Baruffolo

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Marco Baruffolo (17, Italy) – EURO Contest

Chassis: RB One R
Engine: RB BXR SLS5, EFRA 2097 pipe, RB 5B Plug
Fuel: RB 2014 Fuel
Tyres: RB
Radio & Servos: KOProPo, KOProPo RSX
Battery: RB micro ultra light receiver Lipo battery < 59 grams
Notes: 2013 Euro-B Champion Marco Baruffolo is RB’s lead driver / talisman running all of their products including RB’s ‘ADS’ damping system

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New RB Distribution for US & Canada

New RB Distribution for US, Canada & Mexico

RB Products have announced that RBusa are now responsible for all sales and distribution of their products in the US, Canada and Mexico! RB Products can be purchased directly from RBusa.com or at Amain Hobbies and many local hobby shops. Dealers are also encouraged to contact them for additional information.

See: www.RBusa.com

New Spray Paint from RB Products

New Spray Paint from RB Products

RB Products introduce their new range of top quality spray paint for polycarbonate RC bodies! With almost 30 colours to choose from each can is available in 150ml with the exception of white which is sold as a larger 400ml.

Kazuya Tanaka back at RB Products

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RB Products have confirmed that the twice Japanese champion; Kazuya Tanaka has returned back to run RB Engines for the 2014 season. Kazuya commented that he is ‘very happy to find back good engines that are easy to use and reliable.’

RB Air Filters for RB One, XB8 & MBX7

New RB Air Filters for RB One, XB8 & MBX7

RB Products have announced that their famous air filter foams are now available as a 12 pcs set for the RB One, XB8 and MBX7. RB go on to state that the air flow has been improved while still featuring a very high level of filtration due to its double foam layer.

New RB Energy LiPo Batteries

New RB Energy LiPo Batteries

RB Products have introduced their new RB Energy range of LiPo batteries with the release of their new 4S 14.8V 75C 7000mAh, 4S 14.8V 70C 6200mAh, 2S 7.4V 40C 3000mAh, 2S 7.4V 45C 5200mAh, 2S 7.4V 75C 7000mAh and 2S 7.4V 75C 7000mAh hard case packs. Each pack is delivered with Deans high current connectors, silicone-wrapped wires with its balance connector and an instruction manual.