Body News

LFR unleashes MP9 ‘Assassin’ body

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Leadfinger Racing announces their assault on the track by releasing the all new MP9 Assassin body (first spotted a few short weeks ago in testing). Finding the right set up is key and at times can be over looked when it comes to choosing the right body. Leadfinger is proud to offer a new option for the Kyosho MP9 nitro buggy, that will aid in set up and allow you to attack the track with confidence. The team at LFR has come together to help design the new Assassin body completely from scratch.

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LFR MP9 body spotted in testing

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With a list of major events getting set to kickoff around the globe (including the IFMAR World Championships), top drivers have been doing extensive testing and practice in preparation for the various events. During one of these undercover test sessions, our sister site RCNews just so happened to stumble upon something new hiding in plain sight. It appears to be the first known sighting of an all-new lineup of bodies from Leadfinger Racing (LFR), starting with the Kyosho MP9! Read more…

FTW D812 ‘Reactor’ bodyshell

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The Reactor bodyshell for Hot Bodies’ D812 is a radioactive fusion of exceptional track performance and signature FTW styling. Striking the the optimal balance between aggressive down force and stabilizing side force while on the ground, the Reactor also displays exceptional stability in the air. Deploy your Reactor-equipped D812, and leave the opposition in meltdown status while you win, or look good trying.

Part Number: FTW00057

Bitty replaces XB8 body with FORCE

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Bittydesign has been hard at work developing their newest ‘FORCE’ series body. This time the design team focused on the XRAY XB8. The stock XB8 body is the same as the previous XB9 body, and must be adapted to the new car. The new XB8 ‘FORCE’ body is designed specifically for the XB8, and is designed to provide a quality fit while incorporating stylish cab forward styling, scoops for improved downforce, and stealthy roof fin. Produced with high quality original Lexan polycarbonate, the body comes with windows, protective film and decal sheet.

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Source: Bittydesign

TLR moves forward with the 8IGHT

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Seen in use by factory team drivers for QUITE some time now, Team Losi Racing has finally released the highly-anticipated cab forward body for the popular 8IGHT 3.0. The new body is designed for better overall downforce to improve steering and stability. The body includes an optional rear fin which provides additional tuning options by giving the buggy more side bite. The body is pre-cut, includes window masks, and is sold clear.

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Source: TLR

Carson’s ‘Aileron’ body now available!

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A month ago at the 2014 ROAR Nationals out in rural Hutto, Texas, Mugen Seiki’s factory driver Carson Wernimont showed off his custom entirely self produced body by him and his father  Russ. The body features bold styling features and pronounced sidepod details which Carson says helps stability significantly as well as traction compared with stock bodies.

‘Carson’s Body’ We now know its called the ‘Aileron’! as it’s called is now available and naturally fits Mugen’s MBX7 buggy. Enquiries or questions can be directed to CarsonWernimont@hotmail.com

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JConcepts Summer Sale at A Main

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Grab all of your favorite JConcepts’ accessories while they’re on sale at A Main Hobbies! Everything from JConcepts is discounted 10% with deeper discounts on select items. Stock up on tires, bodies, hauler bags, and the latest JConcepts apparel while you can save cash. A Main’s JConcepts Summer Sale starts Thursday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. PST and ends Friday, July 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Tekno NB48 gets FTW’s ‘Reactor’ body

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The Reactor bodyshell for Tekno’s NB48 is a radioactive fusion of exceptional track performance and signature FTW styling. Striking the the optimal balance between aggressive down force and stabilizing side force while on the ground, the Reactor also displays exceptional stability in the air. Deploy your Reactor-equipped NB48, and leave the opposition in meltdown status while you win, or look good trying.

  • Formed from premium grade clear .040” polycarbonate sheet with clear protective outer film

Includes: 1x unpainted Reactor Body for Tekno NB48, window masks, 4”x6” FTW logo decal sheet
Part Number: FTW00056

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Bitty White Edition Force body ready

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After some more work and fine tuning the BittyDesign boys Davide & Stefano have finally perfected their FORCE body for JQ Products’ White Edition buggy and showed it to us at the EURO Contest – as we wrote during the ASIA Contest the updated body has been remodelled from the Yellow edition to fit the new car’s new dimensions and spec whilst still providing the same performance and looks.

‘THE’ main areas receiving the treatment being the throttle servo linkage area, ensuring that there is room for the linkage to work without scratching the body as well as the re-worked sidepods, not to mention the mud guards are now also available with the body.

The Force style of cab forward bodies aid aero with gains in corner entry stability as well as rear sidepod ‘scoops’ to ensure a planted rear end.

Expect the body to be shipped to distributors and available worldwide within the next couple of weeks.

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Bitty Black Hawk Shortcourse body

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BittyDesign showed us their brand new ‘Audi @ Le Mans’-inspired Short course truck body, boldy named the ‘Black Hawk’, to go with the military name they showed us the gun-metal grey prototype this weekend at the EURO Contest in Italy.

For further details & photos on the Black Hawk see RCNews