Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Domain at

Yes, at last the transfer done smoothly. Its officially at Please visit there. As always, it always under construction!
Just a peek, Team Magic M1B driven by Euro top racer David Crompton! Hudy came out with Truggy Setup System, Himoto with their innovative body, PIKTOR with front wing!? and Neo Invitation Race is coming this weekend! Go check the new blog at

Monday, December 11, 2006

New domain transfer postphoned!

Sorry, the transfer to new domain been delayed due to unforeseen challenge. For the time being pls visit my resourceful site, partner, .

Sunday, December 10, 2006

New Blog domain by 11 December 06

Hi guys? thanks for all this while for the visit or comment made here. I'll be moving to a new domain by tomorrow 11 December. It has bigger space and much improve blog. I'll be using Wordpress with all the relevant plugins. It will serve the same purpose, that is to provide you with the latest news on Radio Control Nitro Off road. and of coz some non-related one ;) of which i found intersting anyway.

please wait for my announcement. thanks for all the support. till then, Enjoy RC and Be Happy! :D

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Atsushi Hara wins the 2006 Buggy Thailand Party!

Hara wins Buggy Party at Thailand
RC superstar, Atsushi Hara of Japan, has been proving that he is pretty gifted when it comes to controlling all RC cars, not just Electric circuit cars, having followed up his open final placing at the recent Japanese 1/8th off road Nationals, by TQ’ing and winning the 2006 Buggy Party Final held in Thailand. In the end it was easy for the Hot Bodies racer who took the win in the hour long final by over 5 laps ahead of 2nd placed local racer Yuthana D. driving a HoBao. Fellow Thai racer Charlee was 3rd for Mugen, 2 laps further back.

pic source: LKH(rctech)

Lai Kok Heng with Hara!
1. Atsushi Hara - 81L / 1:00:42.994
2. Yuthana Hoboa - 76L / 1:00:31.592
3. Chalee - 74L / 1:00:05.942
4. Meen - 74L / 1:00:11.435
5. Surikarn C. - 73L / 1:00:30.042
6. Daniel F. - 72L / 1:00:06.767
7. Champ - 70L / 1:00:14.951
8. Viggo Anseassen - 69L / 1:00:00.833
9. Panit Baimai - 68L / 54:39.342
10. Kelvin Nogow - 67L / 1:00:29.015

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

HPI Wheelie King

WK In the box
OK this is not the latest news. It already been published elsewhere earlier. i think around 3rd November. But it just Like The Real Thing!

The Wheelie King is great for the show-and-go crowd - fat chrome wheels hold 5.4" all-terrain Mud Thrasher monster truck tires, and the Twin Vertical Plate (TVP) chassis features a super cool chrome-plated tube design that looks just like the real monster trucks you've enjoyed watching! The front and rear solid axles feature pivot joints and a realistic multi-link monster truck suspension for easy driving and control, plus the ultimate scale look! Topping off the Wheely King is a painted and trimmed monster truck body, mounted on adjustable body mounts that allow you to fit all kinds of fun and exciting bodies. It all adds up to a great kit and hours of enjoyment!

Here the video from HPI. You need Quicktime or something to play it.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Frappr Maps

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2007 Offroad Southamerican Championship 1/8th Buggy (CHILE - Southamerica)

source: rctech forum

Let me quote from Tabushi(rctech) about this race event.

The rc club where this track its located its a big RC facility with onroad track (1/10 nitro and electric sedan), rc airplanes, artificial lagoon for rc boat and yatching, U-Control circle, sailplane spot and rc heli special spot.

The offroad track, behind the drivers tower, have permanent tables for 35 pilots (the club have about 20 prmanent offroad drivers), each table with 3 x 220v entries (in my country, 220v its the standard) and a permanent air compressor ...

In this track will be held the southamerican championship with pilots from argentina, brazil, chile of course, venezuela, uruguay, peru, colombia, mexico and couple of drivers from USA, Dominican Republic and Italia so the club will put i think 3 more air compressors and plastic tables and chairs + covering for all the people we hope to have in March 22th to 25th 2007.

The official website of the southamerican event its

If anyone is interested on knowing a little more about this european-style living country of southamerica (best economy in southamerica for the last years) ... you can visit :
cya !!

The event fee will be US$ 60 if paid before January 30th - 2007, and US$ 80 if paid after that and until March 20th - 2007.

For payment, please send a money order (moneygram or similar money transfer companies) to :

Name : Mr. Felipe Lyon Garcia
Phone Number : +56 2 6508565
Address Reference :
Perez Valenzuela 1520
Oficina 202
Santiago de Chile

Please feel free to post here any question, or email him at

Friday, December 01, 2006

Savage High Jumper Champion!

Ok, here my friend's dracy69(rctech) doing the jumping over his house.. or probably his workshop!Hahaha. Cool there dracy! ;)

dracy savage jump

Savage MOD with SavageGoZoom

Here it guys. The HPI Savage in its awesome transformation. Done by SavageGoZoom(rctech). He uses FLM chassis with IRC shock for LOSI. Tell me, dont u just love this? I do!

Buggy Party at Thailand 1-3 Dec 2006

The 3rd Annual Buggy Party race in Chonburi, Pattaya City, Thailand takes place this weekend. touring car champ Atsushi Hara will be there. There are a number of classes competing; 1/8 buggy, 1/8 truck, and 1/8 stadium truck.

Track length: approximately 480meters

source: neobuggy, buggyparty @

Jammin /Hong Nor New Pillow Ball upgrade

This is supposed to be old story.. old as on 29 Nov :)
Here i quoted by Jerseyboy from rctech.
For the Jammin riders who wants to know whats next for the X1. Here is the latest upgrade. Wether its good or not I cant say yet. I suppose it must be if its an upgrade. There is no reason to move from the X1 to any other. Its all available. If you like the pillowball suspension. Its here. Enjoy!!

Just found out that this part shared with the DM-1! Interesting eh? Quoted from Jerseyboy again.

Thats right. It seems the DM-1 is a X1 based onroad car. Many of the parts will be interchangeable.
I like that. Ithink I will get me a DM-1. Ilike it when I can interchange parts. So when you stock up its for all your cars. CR,CRT and DM-1

pic provided by arghhh

2006 Chilean Offroad Nationals!

racers group photo
Tabushi, A chilean friend at rctech do some report at the rctech forum.

The track its the "Club de Aeromodelos de Chile - CACH" track, same place where the 2007 Southamerican 1/8th Buggy Championship will be held.

Final podium on 1/8th Buggy :

- Rodrigo Valenzuela (Jammin / RB WS7 III)
- Felipe Lyon (Kyosho SP2 / RB C6)
- Patricio "Pato" Concha (Jammin / STS Team Edition) Maxy's Fuel Driver [CONGRATS TABUSHI!.]

video of the Buggy final, 42mins. right click here video
source: Tabushi, rctech

Thursday, November 30, 2006

XRAY XB8 New Option parts

Front diff large Bevel Gear 38T: Parts 355058

The new 38T front diff crown gear for the XB8 is CNC-machined from hardened HUDY steel developed specially for gears, allowing for ultra-true, vibration-free running. All edges are chamfered for smooth engagement. The "38" symbol is laser-engraved for easy recognition, as well as the bearing size is ground for maximum precision. Using this gear in the front diff of your XB8 alters the gear ratio from 3.333 (with 40T original gear) to 3.167. This makes the car easier to drive, especially in bumpy condition, and improves on-power stability. The new 38T front diff crown gear improves traction and reduces sliding.

New Clutch Bell & Spur Gears

Gearing your XB8 for any track is super easy, thanks to XRAY's wide range of clutch bells and spur gears. Made from exclusive long lasting low wear special steel, friction is reduced improving torque and top speed while maintaining the durability a 1/8 off-road car requires.

XRAY is proud to offer wide range of Clutch bells and Spur gears.

*** All gears are laser etched with number of teeth for easy identification.
From 13T to 15T and spur 44T to 48T.

source: XRAY,

LOSI 8ight Build by RC Modz

Mr RCModZ Phil, Posted a LOSI 8ight build review. Click source to see it.

outofbox losi
source: rc ModZ

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

NZRCA New Zealand IC Off-Road Nationals

2006 NZRCA New Zealand IC Off-Road Nationals - 26.11.2006

Truggy A-main final

1 & TQ Martin Wolhuter - Hong Nor X1CRT / OS VZ-B V Spec - 72 NZ Martin TQ photo!
2 Zac Ryan - Hong Nor X1CRT / Axe Rossi Cobra - 72
3 Chris Banham - Mugen MBX5T / Novarossi 421B - 70
4 Billy Looi - Mugen MBX5T / RB C6 - 68
5 Graeme McDougal - Hong Nor X1CRT / OS VZ-B V Spec - 67
6 Jerry Davis - GS Racing XUT / GS R25MT - 65
7 Roger Van Dorsten - Mugen MBX5T / Ninja - 64
8 Brad Smith - Hong Nor X1CRT / Axe Rossi Cobra - 62
9 Craig Underwood - Mugen MBX5T / Ninja - 59
10 Alan Looi - Mugen MBX5T / Novarossi P5 - 33

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

RCAC 1/8 GAS BUGGY OFF-ROAD GP3 06/07 - 26.11.2006

RCAC 1/8 GAS BUGGY OFF-ROAD GP3 2006/2007 - 26.11.2006...

A-main final
1 LAI KOK HENG - sacker - 110
2 WONG YOKE MENG - mugen - 108
3 SUNNY - hn x1cr - 107
4 WONG KIM HENG - hn x1cr - 106
5 LIM KOK BENG - hyper 8 - 105
6 GARY CHONG - 105
7 MANEY - hyper 8 - 100
8 THOMSON CHONG - dirt pro - 97
9 HAJI JUSRI - kyosho - 66
10 KU CHI SEONG - xray xb 8 - 0

B-main final
1 AH KIM - hn x1cr - 65
3 AH HENG - 58
4 SHAHRIMAN - mugen 51
5 JEFFERY PHUA - hyper 8 - 49
7 K S LEE - hobao - 19
8 ALVIN LEE - 15

Jeremy Kortz Best of the West


Jeremy Kortz took the win at the most recent Best of the West race; with his team mate Greg Degani winning the previous round however floundering just short of the last bump in the B-Main

1/8 PRO - A Main
1 - JEREMY KORTZ - HoBao/Werks
2 - GARY GUEST - Jammin/OS
3 - MIKE MORALEZ - Jammin
5 - DEAN SEXTON - Jammin
6 - AARON WALDRON - Losi/Sirio

source: arghh rctech

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Monday, November 27, 2006

JMRCA MBX5R Kenji Osaka Won Japan Nationals

Kenji won the Japan National with his MBX5R buggy. During qualifying, Kenji was no 4th. TQ guy is Kazuya with his WC Kyosho.

1. Kazuya Tanaka - Kyosho WC
2. Atsushi Hara - Hot Bodies
3. Yuiichi Kanai - Kyosho WC

JMRCA top 3 picture
Final result:
1. Kenji Osaka - Mugen/Ninja
2. Yuichi Kanai - Kyosho/Sirio
3. Atsuhi Kawamoto - Kyosho/Sirio

Duting the 1 hour final, only Y. Kanai can keep up with Kenji with same lap, but further behind at aroung 16 secs diff.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Are you RC Offroad Hardcore?

Are you a nitro rc offroad hardcore if you been long time in the buggy race?  Good question. Or do you have to own truggy to claim that you are a nitro rc hardcore? I dont know.
For me, totally different ... i started with monster truck... HPI savage. we race with this high CG truck and its really fun. we were spoilt by GS SUT when they join us in a local race. we sometimes if not always, lose to this new kit in town. we decided to race 2gether becoz of small group but with two different class=trophies. so, even if im 2nd on the overall truck race, im actually 1st in the monster truck class.

anyway, from there, i decided to challenge the low slung SUT with a real truggy X1CRT. then, its a different story all together. and just for the heck of not wanting to miss any offroad action, i bought the buggy. Now i can join the so-called offroad elite. I GOT ALL 3 OFFROAD VEHICLES. now we're talking.  

Am i a real hardcore on offroad then? I got all three(3) nitro offroad vehicle? i dont know. am i qualified? probably i shud get the XUT, Mugen truggy, CEN Matrix TR, and even the 18th scale or the 16th scale then i can claim im a real offroad hardcore. Hahahaha. What say u?

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To Sweden and Canada visitor!

To Sweden and Canadian visitors... thanks for spending your time here. really appreciate it. I never thought i would get any visitor from this side of the world. I hope RC can bring us together more and more nation and races. Even better, I hope we can meet and race together in offroad buggy and or truggy. Thanks for coming back.

To all Malaysian, Singaporean, Australian and USA visitors ... Thanks! especially to those who celebrate Thanks Giving Day. This video for you.

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Jammin / Hong Nor Domination

Anyone cant denies that the Jammin / Hong Nor buggy and truggy domination in the RC Pro Final. This maybe a repeat or heard so many times in forums or website everywhere in the world. But i just wanna say that this brand do perform irregardless who at the transmitter. For this they do deserve the Truck and Buggy of the year. Thanks to Taylor James, Chad Bradley and of course to Jared Tebo on the Buggy win. even though he wasn't the Jammin / Hong Nor official sponsored driver.

Ok, i can see that someone from other brands wanna whack my head on this statement. Ok, the Kyosho and Mugen on a near 2nd & 3rd. Hahaha. Ok go ahead. smack my head!

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Friday, November 24, 2006

How to setup your starter box?

buggy on starterbox image
How to setup your starter box? How? Ok, first GET YOUR OWN STARTER BOX!!! If u still using the pullstart thing.. well this post is not for you. hahahha. seriously. whats the point? well, actually u still can use starterbox.. as long as the flywheel access is there.

Ok, to cut thing short, here are a few tips and a must to get your ride start at the 1st push.

1. mark where your engine flywheel is in relation to the flywheel hole in the chassis.

2. Remove your engine, clutch, and exhaust from your vehicle so you have a clear view of the flywheel hole in your chassis. Leave the rest. the arms , shocks and turnbuckles.

3. Place your rolling chassis less the engine onto your starter box and line up the markings from step one around the flywheel hole with the rubber starter donut.

4. All starter boxes come with some sort of adjustable guide pegs that allow you to key your chassis onto the starter box. Now that your flywheel is lined up perfectly with the starter donut, you can mark where these guide pegs will mount onto the top of your starter box. The most common place is between the chassis and suspension arms on all four corners of the car, with two at the front and two at the rear.

5. Once you have the guide pegs in place, double check that the chassis fits slop-free into the guides and that the markings on the flywheel hole match with the rubber donut within the starter box. If there are slight differences in the alignment, now is the time to fix them. Move the guide pegs along the universal mounts, or slot the holes you drilled to provide the perfect alignment. Now install your engine, clutch, and exhaust system onto your chassis again.

6. Alignment is the key to a speedy working starter box, but there is more to starter perfection than just the fit of the chassis. If the switch that starts the electric starter motor is engaged too early or too late, there is still more setup to be done. If your starter motor switch connects too early, the mass of the vehicle simply sitting on the box may trigger the motor and cause the starter box to run continuously. If the switch connects too late, the compression of the engine may be too high for the electric starter motor to overcome from a static position. The ideal time for the switch to make contact and rotate the starter motor is after downward pressure has been placed on the vehicle on the starter box but just before the flywheel actually comes in contact with the rubber donut. The starter box switch is fully adjustable and adjustments are usually made simply with a small screw accessible externally. Read through your starter instructions to learn more about switch adjustments, then give yours a quick look to be sure it is connecting at exactly the correct time.

7. Now it's time to test the setup. With your starter box turned on, drop your vehicle into place and press down on it. If the previous steps were followed properly, the flywheel should be aligned perfectly with the rubber starter donut, the motor should switch on just before the engine flywheel makes contact with the rubber donut, and the engine should turn over immediately without having to move the chassis or tweak the pressure downward in any way.

Before we wrap up there is one final issue that needs attention, and that has to do with the direction of starter donut rotation. When you are looking at your engine from the front, and the first thing you see is the clutch assembly with the carburetor directly behind it, the direction of flywheel rotation is counter clockwise. Make sure to double check that your starter box is rotating your engine in the correct direction before you try to start it; nitro mills can start backwards ,and this usually doesn't give you the holeshot once the race start tone sounds.
motor turn clockwise, flywheel turn anti CW image.

source: Extreme RC

3rd Annual Buggy Party Final Thailand 2006

3rd Annual Buggy Party Finals Thailand”

Event: “3rd Annual Buggy Party Finals Thailand”

Location: Chonburi, Pattaya City. Thailand.

Track: Pattaya R/C Powerboat Buggy, Boat & Restaurant. Buggy-Track.

Length: Approximately 480 Meters.

Class: 1/8 Off-Road Buggy Open

1/8 Truck Off- Road

1/8 Stadium Truck.

Price: 2500 Baht, Including Lunch for everyday races and Awards Dinner.

Organizer: Pattaya R/C Power Boat — Mr. Charlie Siribodhi. (

Official closing date: November 10th, 2006

Official Race date: December 1st -3rd, 2006


The Mayor of Pattaya City, Mr. Nirand Wattanasardsathorn, Pattaya R/C power Boat, Mr. Charlie Siribodhi, cordially invites all interested Racers to participate on our “3rd Annual Buggy Party Finals Thailand”. This race will consist of both National & International racers.

Prizes include DVD Players, Car kits, Cellular Phones, MP3 players and more…!

Accommodations: Can be arranged for visiting parties

Hotels: In-side Resort, A-One Hotel, JP Villa Naklua, Jomtien Garden Hotel & Resort, Welcome Plaza Hotel, Grand Jomtien Plaza. Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa.

Transportation: Via Limousine- Thai International, Prapirap Transportation.

For Groups coming in a bus can be arranged please

*Special package can be reserved contact Mr. Charlie

Distance: Approximately one and a half hours from Bangkok.

*On the Final day, our ending ceremony would include Dinner.

Note: Car Regulations and Race Schedule will follow-up later.

The hotels are highlighted in blue, pls check individually. Thank you .

source: rctech forum

Jared Tebo and Taylor James RC Pro series

Check the picture... how cool is that. Jared and Taylor James side by side.!!

Jared Tebo on Jammin /HN X1CR buggy Part 2

Another one i quote from the forum:

"...In the Jammin I had 40 AE shock oil front and 35 AE in back diffs I'm not sure because I never cracked them open... "

Ok, now the best part, about why he at the first place used Taylor James spare buggy:

"real story on why I didn't race the O'Donnell buggy is because we have been recieving alot of new parts to try out and test...we ran out of time and didn't want to go to the race not sure on our new parts and maybe have a failer because we were not able to properly test them. There are no ploblems or anything like that.....i'm not switching.....we just wanted to go to the race 100% ready and that was unable to happen."

Jared Tebo on Jammin /HN X1CR buggy

This is what i found out at forum.

" ... Ride height is normally the same for the cars, I like the front a little higher that the around 34mm/32mm The Jammin was different though. It likes the front LOOOOW.....I just had to trust Taylor James on that one ... ".

Hong Nor new batteries

Hong Nor come out with their new 1300 mhA-Nihm batteries. In 2 styles, flat and hump pack models.

MK- 37 Receiver Battery-1300mhA-Nihm / Hump pack
MK- 38 Receiver Battery-1300mhA -Nihm/ Flat pack
source: Hong Nor pic source:

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Metallica Enter The Sandman!

ENTER THE SANDMAN!!! My most favourite song and couple with this video.. just awesome!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

CEN Prototype TRuggy!

source here : CEN Racing

Its actually a Genesis Truggy Project!

Truggy News: Malta National Truggy race

The 4th event of the Maltese nationals of Truggy races took place on 19th November, at the Bahrija offroad track.The championship is based on 4 races every event and again the X1-CRT took all wins in all races.We had new winners yesterday,Twanny Borg and Dylan Borg who drove their CRT's to the last second without any mistakes.Dylan made 2 mistakes in his last 2 laps but he recovered it.Ludvick Formosa had a clutch bell bearing failture on his second race exactly on the start.He switched back to his Back-up CRT RTR and took 4th place.John Bonello also won 1 race who this year he switched from the Lightning Pro to the X1-CRT.

Matthew Scicluna also had another win which he now took 3rd place in the championship.Malcolm Delia had some problems,which he ran out of fuel in both races, but he still dominates the 2nd place of the championship.
Results of the races:
Race 1 : 1st John Bonello X1-CRT RTR/STS D28M
Race 2 : 1st Dylan Borg X1-CRT Pro/ Boss .21
Race 3 : 1st Twanny Borg X1-CRT Pro/OS JP
Race 4 : 1st Matthew Scicluna X1-CRT RTR/STS D21T

Resulsts to date of the championship
1st Place : Ludvick Formosa X1-CRT Pro/STS D21T
2nd Place: Malcolm Delia X1-CRT RTR/Force .25
3rd Place : Matthew Scicluna X1-CRT RTR/STS D21T

Next Sunday there will be the Hong Nor Endurance race of 1 hour held at the same track.It will be the first endurance offroad race in Malta and sponsored by the distributor of Hong Nor in Malta.


King Headz New parts for Jammin Hongnor X1 CR & CRT

source: King headz

New parts for Jammin / Hongnor X1CR & CRT. Check their site for more info.

UPGRADE-RC new Razor wrap!

New UPGRADE-RC Razor wrap as been reported in their forum . Good news for Kyosho, Revo, HPI truggy racers. I believe Jammin should have too.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

OCM ready with final spec of their PRO Kit

reliabile source:

OCM are proud to release the final production spec Pro Kit. Due to some delays in the effort to produce a high standard high quality kit, we are now ready to send kits out. We have been testing and testing under real race conditions with our team drivers to find any potenital issues and resolve them before releasing sales to the general public. This ensures that you will have the highest std and quality that will rival any other kit on the market. From the pics you can see that this is a fully optioned kit ready to take on the track and competition head on. Be ready to see some kits hitting the shelves soon.
Truggy is just around the corner.
Stay tuned for more new from OCM.

Ian Haley GS Cup setup

Click the image for bigger shot and short review of the race and or go direct to OCM Racing for more of Ian Haley achievement and the buggy DT-19.

News source: