about 20 hours ago by Chris
Losi have introduced the new version of their 8IGHT-E RTR 1/8 4WD E-buggy. If you are serious about competitive buggy racing, this is the place to start. The Losi 8IGHT-E buggy will put you on the podium right out of the box. This version is completely upgradeable with select TLR option parts and features an improved ESC that can handle up to 4S power, as well as a 2500Kv motor than can reach speeds of 50+ mph.
27 March 2017 19:20 by Chris
Following the release of the RC8B3.1 Team kit, Team Associated have introduced the new RC8B3.1e E-Buggy Team kit. Answering the demands of the fastest-growing 1/8 E-buggy racing class, the RC8B3.1e Team Kit was designed specifically for brushless power. Features include new H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials with increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap, precision CVA drive shafts front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke, and a unique, proprietary, hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis ingeniously designed for optimum weight distribution and superior handling.
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27 March 2017 17:07 by Chris
Team Associated have introduced the new RC8B3.1 Nitro Team Kit. The RC8B3.1 features new H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials with increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap. Precision CVA drive shafts are included front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke, and power transfer is provided by an all-new, easy-to-maintain, 4-shoe clutch. The RC8B3.1 has been thoroughly revamped with all of the performance upgrades that led the AE Factory Team to a stand-out year in the 1:8 category, with multiple wins including a national championship.
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14 March 2017 06:36 by Chris
Team Associated have introduced the RC10B64 Team kit. Designed to take advantage of today’s faster-than-ever tracks, the RC10B64 Team offers increased durability, all new suspension geometry, a wider tuning window, improved weight distribution, and easy maintenance. Excelling on high-traction surfaces, the B64’s adjustable axle height and roll centers result in a stable yet nimble platform. With a new and improved center slipper using Low Coefficient Friction (LCF) pads, the B64 rewards the driver with maximum drive out of all four wheels on artificial turf and carpet surfaces.
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09 March 2017 08:42 by Chris
SWORKs have introduced the new S35-3E 1/8 E-buggy kit. For the past 7 years, SWORKz kept developing and improving their 1/8 off-road brushless buggies. After the successful debut of the SWORKz S350 EVO II Limited edition (2015-2016), they continued to follow SWORKz DNA and further build on the EVO II Limited edition. Ultimately SWORKz created the S35-3E E-Buggy.
08 March 2017 13:30 by Chris
THECar designer/factory driver/guru/agitator of ideas/crazy (a bit) Joseph Quagraine explains what the idea is behind the new BLACK Edition buggy by JQRacing. A lot of pictures, and an explanation of the changes to the buggy are available in English, German and French. Soon, JQ will also release a set up guide, specifically written for the BLACK Edition.
Joseph Quagraine: The White Edition was released at the end of 2013, and at the time I already knew that I would be able to develop it into an amazing car, I could tell it had potential. The thing was, that I needed more time to figure out the geometry, and a few other things with the design. Continue reading here.
02 March 2017 08:27 by Chris
Team Losi Racing have introduced the new 22 4.0 2WD buggy. The 22 4.0 builds on the engineering of the 22 3.0 buggy by giving racers the ability to adapt the transmission and suspension configurations to any track. The 22 4.0 is based on features such as the adjustable rear shock location which can be flipped for a forward or rearward bias. This means the GenII rear shocks can be mounted in front of the rear tower and suspension arm, or in the traditional location on the back of the arm. This is a popular tuning option for high-grip surfaces that increases forward weight bias, rear end stability, and landing ability. To maximize performance for any surface, two transmission options that are included. The stand-up option from the 22 3.0 kit provides the best balance for low-to-medium grip surfaces. The laydown option moves the motor about 20mm closer to the center of the chassis. Differential height can be adjusted for soil and artificial surfaces.
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02 March 2017 06:37 by Chris
SWORKz have unveiled the first teaser image of their new 1/8 E-Buggy, the S35-3E. Based on the new S35-3 Nitro, it should have the same features, excepted the central part provided with a specific layout for electric power. More information and photos coming soon.