Engines News

Team Bianchi Racing invades Japan

TBR Japan

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Team Bianchi Racing continues to expand their distribution network around the globe as they announce their newest dealer. RC Shop Offpower in Otaru, Japan has been appointed as their new Japanese dealer for the TBR lineup of products. For more details visit the RC Shop Offpower Facebook Page.


REDS teases with new Euros Evoke engine

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REDS Racing has shared a bit of a teaser, displaying something new coming soon. From the looks of things, we can only assume the new release is a Evoke ‘Euros Edition’ engine, in celebration of that which was used by team driver Elliott Boots to win the 2015 1/8 European Championships. Stay tuned for more details coming soon…

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A Main Hobbies announces exclusive partnership with Novarossi America

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A Main Hobbies and Novarossi America have announced an exclusive partnership which they expect to bring greater availability, support, and involvement to the American market. Earlier this year, Novarossi chose legendary engine builder, Steve O’donnell, to oversee marketing and distribution of the Novarossi engine line within North America.  Steve has now elected to align with A Main Hobbies in an effort to improve customer experience, fulfillment, support and race programs.  Steve will continue to work closely with Novarossi designers at their Italian headquarters. Steve will also deliver invaluable customer support for current and prospective owners of the renowned Novarossi engines.  A Main Hobbies will provide warehousing, logistics, front line customer support and will work with racers and tracks to promote the Novarossi brand.  This is one of many moves A Main Hobbies will make in the next year to better align with their race heritage.

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S-Power S7 EVO takes IFMAR GT title

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It might not be strictly ‘offroad’ news, however the popular (OS based) S-Power S7 Evo engine as used by the likes of Atsushi Hara has added yet another string to it’s already blossoming bow with Malaysia’s KL Lim AKA ‘Baby Boy’ taking the IFMAR GT Worlds victory infront of a home crowd.

LiveRC report, ” Lim Kai Liang (who goes by “KL Lim”) took the lead with about 20 minutes left to go. The young Worlds rookie hung on for the win in front of an enthusiastic hometown crowd, while Paphon Chanyasak climbed up from eighth on the grid to finish second and Meen Vejrak recovered from a flame-out to claim the final podium position.”

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  1. Lim Kai Liang (Malaysia) – 179/1:00:03.736 – Mugen Seiki/Maxima/Sweep
  2. Paphon Chanyasak (Thailand) – 179/1:00:14.976 – Serpent/Maxima/GRP
  3. Meen Vejrak (Thailand) – 179/1:00:19.257 – Mugen Seiki/O.S./Sweep


Proper Engine Temps with Liam Galvin

Liam Galvin Engine Temps

When it comes to engine temperature’s, it is often believed that 220°F is the ideal running temp regardless of outside conditions. This however, is not always the case. JQRacing’s new International Team Manager, REDS Engine guru, and professional mechanic, Liam Galvin, shares the proper engine running temps, tuning tips, and more for your racing conditions!

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“The temperature of the engine is important to save running too lean and causing premature wear or damage. The temperature at which the engine should be run depends upon the ambient temperature, humidity, altitude and the track conditions. Before hitting the track, you must make sure the engine has reached an operating temperature, as putting a cold engine under load can result in wear and damage. Test the engine temperature at the end of each run and if needed make tuning adjustments to keep at the correct temperature.”

On average the engine temperature should be ran as shown below (measured with a temperature gun):

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“This will help extend the life of your engine by avoiding running too lean, and causing excess wear!”

Alpha Plus unleashes new Dragon III engine

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Alpha Plus has announced their newest Dragon III engine, which will be sold nearly ready to race out of the box. One of the most daunting tasks of nitro racing is breaking in a new engine. The new Alpha Plus Dragon III engine solves that struggle, by providing a pre-broke in engine. The Dragon III will only require 2 tanks of fuel, run easily in your car for the final break-in process. At that point you are ready to hit the track and go racing!

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The new engine will be available in September in limited quantities.

Picco unveils new budget-friendly ‘3TZ’ race engine

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Racing Experience is proud to introduce the Picco 3TZ engine throughout their European distribution network. The Picco 3TZ was developed by Picco to meet the needs and target the majority offroad racers who are looking for performance whilst maintaining affordability. With these factors in mind, the Picco 3TZ is a true 3 port engine with a 14mm long stroke crankshaft which produces large amounts of power, whilst delivering an improved smoother power band under acceleration over its predecessor.


The Picco 3TZ is one of the latest engines to leave the Italian factory line for 2015. Sporting their new design alongside bigger brothers, the Picco 5TR Turbo & 5TR Team Spec, the 3TZ not only looks the part, it has the improved power, drivability and economy to make it one of the best value engines currently available.
Don’t be fooled buy it’s low competitive price, because this engine has the specification & power to rival some of the markets leading engines currently available, and is a must for any 1/8 racer looking for a quality race engine whilst representing value for money!

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Triton appoints new Australian Distributor

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Triton Racing engines is proud to announce Coast 2 Coast RC as the Australian Distributor for Triton products. Any dealers and customers in Australia are encouraged to contact Coast 2 Coast RC for ordering and information.

Modelix Racing presents the Ultimate M-4R Tuned Engine

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After the presentation of the new Ultimate M-5 and M-8 Tuned Engines, Modelix Racing presents the new Ultimate M-4R Tuned Engine. This new M-4R engine has been entirely created and developed by the Modelix R&D department, together with top team drivers Yannick Aigoin, Miguel Matias and Robert Batlle, and produced by the prestigious and more than qualified and experienced Novarossi factory.

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The M-4R is a 4 port engine with tuned crankshaft and represents the most powerful and speedy 1/8 offroad engine of the Ultimate Engines line, with great power at both low and high R.P.M. It boasts the most advanced technology and a top level human capital that team up to further improve fuel mileage, overall performance and reliability.


Blake Pickett goes Triton for 2015

Triton Signing

Triton Racing Engines is happy to announce that Blake Pickett has signed with Triton for the remainder of 2015. Blake will be running the L4 in his Buggy, and the L5 in his Truggy. Triton says, “Blake is a very competitive expert class driver and we look forward to working with Blake and Ritchie and giving them the power, reliability and fuel economy they need to win.”

“We are pleased and excited to work with Lance Heidmann and Triton Engines . These engines were the easiest to break in of any engines we have ran so far. The power and fuel mileage is incredible! Triton Engines and Lance Heidmann will be a huge advantage in our engine program for us moving forward,” states Pickett.

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