1/8 Offroad News

J&C Yeung sweep M.K. Power champs Rd3

Last weekend was held the third round of the M.K. Power Off-road Championship at the XMG track in Dongguan, Southern part of China, about 90km away from Hong Kong border. Racers from mainland China, Taiwan as well as Hong Kong racers attended the race. This dirt track was newly refreshed with new layout and expanded track size. Thanks for the additional continuous jumps on straight and large corner that make this new layout the toughest test for all racers and equipments. In the Nitro Buggy A-Main final Jonathan Yeung (Tekno) started in second and was able to take the lead in first lap but some minor mistakes push him back in third. The fight for first place was intense with the leader, Quan during the first 20 minutes and the time gap between the two cars was just about 1 sec. Quan suffered a flame-out just in front of the pit entry while he trying to get in pit to refuel. J.Yeung took this chance to take the lead and never look back and able to drive with his rhythm. He continue to extend the lead for the remaining 25min. At the end of 45min race, J.Yeung won the A Main final with 88 laps from Zhan in second 3 laps down and Quan in third another lap down.

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Niblett, Miller & Roper win at HNMC Winter Rd1

Last weekend saw the start of the HNMC Winter Series that has come around quick. 50 racers battled for TQ with Lewis Jones (Team Associated) take Nitro Buggy, George Miller (SWORKz) taking E-buggy and Warabe Tatekoji (Kyosho) taking Truggy. In the Nitro Buggy final it was Callum Niblett (Agama) who took the win from Kevin Brunsden (SWORKz) in second and L.Jones in third. In the E-buggy class G.Miller brought home the win from Dominic Powels (Agama) in second while Gary Chapman (Agama) came in third. In Truggy Darren Roper won in front of W.Tatekoji.

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AVID carbon fibre money clip

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AVID have introduced a carbon fibre money clip. It is made from 100% carbon with a glossy finish to catch others attention and sports the AVID logo screen printed on it. The money clip measures 1.5″ (38.1mm) x 2.75″ (69.85mm) x 0.5″ (12.7mm) and can hold up to 50 bills comfortably.

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Twister RC Sanwa transmitter skins

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Twister RC have introduced new skin stickers for the Sanwa/Airtronics M17,M12,MT-44 and MT-4 transmitters. Designed to protect and customize your transmitter, the skin stickers are available in four metallochrome colors including green, blue, purple and yellow.

T-Work’s RC8B3.1 titanium downstop screws

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T-Work’s have introduced a set of downstop screws for the Team Associated RC8B3 and B3.1. Machined from high-quality titanium, the thin round side will protect the chassis done stop area, an area often damaged by standard set screws. The downstop screws are available in M4x14mm.

Tom Robin wins French buggy finale as Reno Savoya takes title

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The final round of the French 1/8th Nitro Off-road Championship also called Big Race was held at the TSAR track near from Toulouse over the weekend. The layout was very technical and the wind made the jumps very delicate. After 4 intensive rounds of qualifying with 3 different TQ, it was Reno Savoya (TLR) who set the overall TQ. R.Savoya started the 45 minutes final on pole but he made a mistake in the first lap leaving Tom Robin (Team Associated), Yannick Aigoin (XRAY) and Jérôme Aigoin (XRAY) taking the lead alternatively. Savoya will manage to come back in the lead and open a big gap on the field. At thirty minutes he is two laps ahead of the second. But he will break his rear shocks which will force him to repair and he will lose a lap. Back on the track he can not go at the same speed and T.Robin catches him and overtook him 3 minutes from the end. Ultimately, T.Robin takes the win from J.Aigoin in second and Y.Aigoin in third while R.Savoya rounded out in fourth. Despite his disappointment, R.Savoya took the French title.

O.S. 1/8 buggy 4-shoe clutch system

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O.S. Engines have introduced the new 4-shoe clutch system for 1/8 Nitro Buggy. Designed for O.S. engines, it provides smooth power delivery, is easy to tune, and lasts a very long time. The 4-shoe clutch system comes as set with three different sets of springs marked for easy identification, two set of different aluminium clutch shoes also marked to differentiate them easily, shim, washers, bearings, flywheel, flywheel nut and a 13T clutch bell. The 4-shoe clutch system will be available in October.

Ultimate Racing battery checker

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Modelix Racing have introduced the Ultimate Racing battery checker. The battery checker provides to monitor the condition of your battery packs such as Lilon (Lithium lon), LiPo (Lithium Polymer), LiFe (Lithium Ferrite), LiHV (High Voltage Lithium), NiCd (Nickel Cadmium) and NiMh (Nickel Metal Hydride). The battery checker also allows to monitor the total voltage of batteries from 2 to 8 cells and testing servo operation with three test modes including manual, auto and neutral.

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