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Xray continues to update its models and this time it’s the turn of the 2019 XT8E 1/8th Scale electric truggy kit. Based on the XT8 platform, this new electric kit incorporates the latest improvements and refinements of the XT8. The chassis uses a all-new front suspension geometry featuring new C-hubs and steering blocks along and features front and rear CVD drive shafts, zero king pin steering block with exchangeable steering plates for Ackermann adjustment and a rear shock tower redesigned to fit the new wing mount and gearbox brace.

Also the we will find a new 40% lighter wing mount for super-low CG with new mounting locations, softer ribbed shock membranes and 2.6mm front anti-roll bar improved corner speed. The chassis design is fully compatible between XT8 & XT8E platforms.

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HB Racing have published a couple CAD images of the new E819 1/8th scale electric buggy kit. The latest iteration of the World Champion line of buggies from HB Racing, the E819 adds the latest high performance parts to keep it ahead of the competition. The E819 takes all of the improved features introduced with the E817 V2 and adds a host of new details designed to make it faster and more durable.

A new chassis adds 2mm to the wheelbase for improved handling and jumping while chassis strength has been increased with a new thicker aluminium centre brace.

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EFRA 1/8th IC Off Road Euros 2019: Report

As we reported, last Saturday, at the “Ongaro Ring” in Sacile, the Italian pilot Riccardo Berton (Kyosho) won the EFRA 1/8th IC Off Road Euros 2019. Now ourt friends at RC Racing TV sent us a full report of the finals of an event that will be remembered fondly for many years to come!

The schedule had already been preplanned by the organizers to account for problematic weather in the afternoon so not a full schedule of finals, with many taking place on the previous day, nevertheless we had a rained off quarter-final from the previous evening, plus 40+ as a build up to the semifinals.

We then had two great semi finals that resulted in wins for Davide Ongaro and Riccardo Berton and the ever exciting Last Chance Qualifier that saw young Berak Kilic bump up to start on 13th place. At the front end of the grid we had Ongaro, from Berton from two twice European champions Elliott Boots and David Ronnefalk – so we were surely in for a thrilling 45 minutes, and with a few light rain drops in the air – little did we know!

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kyosho riccardo berton european championship buggy

The Italian pilot Riccardo Berton (Kyosho) was crowned the 2019 European champion of nitro buggy category at the “Ongaro Ring” in Sacile. Davide Ongaro, the World Champion, got the TQ but got a problem with his LTP engine and ended 11th. David Ronnefalk is behind Riccardo while the young German pilot Burak Kiliak (he is just 17 years old) conquered the third position.

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EFRA 1/8th Off Road Euros: Finals Day Live streaming!

It’s Finals Day a the “Ongaro Ring” in Sacile (Italy). Who will be crowned European Champion 2019? Maybe  Davide Ongaro (the World Champion) who took the overall TQ after five highly contested qualifying rounds? Let’s discover it together thanks to the free live streaming produced by our friends at RC Racing TV!

The first semi-finals of the day will start at 9 am (CET) and will last 20 minutes each while the “main” will take place at 5.15 pm (CET) and will see better drivers compete for 45 minutes.

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Protoform teased two new High Performance RC Car bodies, the Turismo for 190mm touring car and the X-15 for on-road 1/8th Scale Racing Cars. The Turismo is an “LCG” body with a low center of gravity and high downforce to increase the grip of the model to the ground.

The X-15 it is designed to compete at the next IFMAR 1/8th IC Track World Championship, that will be held at the Steel City RC Speedway in California at the end of October.

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