1/8 Offroad News

VSR 8IGHT-X 10mm wing shim

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Coming from VSR and made for the TLR 8IGHT-X is a 10mm wing shim. The addition of the 10mm wing shim elevates the rear wing of the ‘X’, creating more downforce and stability at high speeds, on large jumps as well as bumpy tracks. It was developed with TLR team driver Jason Frank, who had this to say about the effects of the VSR shim:

“The VSR wing shim helped generate more grip and stability from the rear of the car and without a doubt is must have on a bumpy and low bite track.”

The 10mm 3D printed shim comes with 2 metric screws to replace the stock ones.

Kyosho MP10 hard suspension arms

See: Kyosho America

Kyosho have introduced new hard suspension arms for the Inferno MP10. Made from harder material than the standard kit parts, the new parts greatly reduce flex which results in an improved consistency in high grip and high temperature conditions. The hard suspension arms are available for the front and the rear and come including arm inserts moulded in the same harder material.

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T-Work’s XB8’19 Ti turnbuckle, screw & Alu pivot ball sets

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T-Work’s have introduced new option parts for the XRAY XB8 2019 in the form of sets of titanium turnbuckles, titanium and steel screws and aluminium pivot balls. The titanium turnbuckle set includes seven lightweight yet durable turnbuckle made in high-quality 64 grade titanium. The set comes including a 4mm and a 5mm turnbuckle wrenches. Also news are a 149-piece titanium UFO head set, a 149-piece gold-plated steel screw set as well as a 4-piece titanium down stop M4x8mm screw set. If the titanium screws will save some weight, the gold-plated steel screw will only add looks. The set of aluminium pivot balls consist of 22-piece that come hard-coated for wear and ensuring smooth suspension movement.

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Alsop wins thriller under flood lights HNMC Winter Rd10

The tenth round of the HNMC Winter Series was held over the weekend. It is hard to believe that we are half way through February but a closer look at the ground reviles a soft surface in places. The die hard HNMC track team again pulled out all the stops and provided a national standard track for this round. 1/8 racing in the UK is proving to be strong and with an entry of 104 drivers a busy long day it would be!

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T-Work’s rear engine bearing

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T-Work’s have introduced a new rear bearing intended for use with engines that require a 14×25.4x6mm rear bearing. This rear engine bearing features precision balls allowing the bearing to continue to rotate smoothly even when the crankshaft is subjected to harsh side and radial loads. The bearing provides decreased resistance, increased speed, load handling capabilities and extended bearing life.

Oskar Navarro wins at Madrid regional champs Rd1

Source: Dani Vega (Facebook) 

The first round of the Madrid Regional Championship was held in Madrid in perfect weather conditions. Oskar Navarro (Mugen) took the win in the 45-minute nitro buggy final followed by Juanma Guillen (HB Racing) 1,5 seconds behind and Dani Vega (Team Associated) in third some 15 seconds down.

Joan Espassa win at Catalonia regional champs Rd1

See: Modelix Racing

This past weekend was held the first round of the Catalonia regional championship at the Racbsa Montjuic track in Barcelona, Spain. In the 45-minute nitro buggy final it was Alex Valls (XRAY) with the win, leaving behind Alex Valls (Mugen) in second by a 32-seconds margin. Carlos Pineda rounded out the top 3.

Matt Lewis wins at NitroXCross Rd4

The Brookthorpe Model Car Club hosted the fourth round of the NitroXcross Winter Series over the weekend. Matt Lewis (Team Associated) and his brother Michael Lewis (Team Associated) struggled for the TQ. The qualifying rounds would mix nitro and electric drivers. Matt who was running in Nitro buggy was able to TQ the first two rounds while Michael, who driving in E-buggy managed to TQ the last two rounds but in the end it was Matt Lewis who set the overall TQ in the Nitro buggy class. In the 20-minute nitro buggy final it was Matt Lewis who cross the line in first followed by Chris Lovell (HB Racing) in second and Ben Billing in third.

Thanks to Matt Lewis for the report.