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FX K5 DC official release


 

FX K5 DC official release



FX presents the new high-competition 1/8 off-road racing engine K5 DC. The new K5 engine is based on the ultra-successful 5K engine and brings all the refinements and improvements based on the experiences collected from the previous racing seasons resulting into European vice-Champion title.

The new K5 features new sealed combustion chamber with larger surface for improved heat transition to the engine head, new redesigned lightweight engine head with improved cooling, new carburetor with new needles which help to improve easier carburetor setting and ensures more linear power of the engine and plenty of other refinements of smallest details based on improved manufacturing processes.



The new K5 comes in DC version which means it has DLC diamond coated crankshaft and high-precision German rear ceramic bearing and premium Japanese front bearing. The K5 is available as a separate engine or in a great value combo with muffler & manifold.

 

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REDS Racing race report

 

Mark Stringer takes the win in Brisbane!



Report by Mark Stringer

Over 80 drivers attended the 10th annual Meakin Masters held at the Logan Off Road Club in Brisbane. The club did an amazing job to rebuild the track after cyclone Marcia went though a week before hand. We arrived bright and early Saturday morning to set up for this classic event. Many of the countries fastest drivers Mcbride, Ryan, Perry, Freiberg to name a few were using this event as a warm up for the Australian National Championship in 3 weeks time.

The club had set out 4 x 10min qualifiers and ABC Finals for the event. This was a brand new layout for the event and the club had also laid down some molasses to improve grip.

Round 1

Truggy was up first and it quickly settled down to a race between Kyle and Aaron. Kyle got the upper hand with Aaron in 2nd for the round.

Buggy

It was a much tighter affair in Buggy with quite a few drivers pushing hard for TQ, however, Aaron took the overall TQ after Kyle suffered a mechanical issue.

Round 2

Truggy

It went all wrong for truggy and we suffered a DNF.

Buggy

Super tight racing between Kyle and Aaron saw the lead change numerous times over the 10min qualifier with Aaron just sneaking out the win by just over a second from Kyle with Zac Ryan grabbing third with the only other 16 lapper for the round.

Round 3

Truggy

Bent the front hinge pin in the Truggy game over for that round

Buggy

Kyle came out and set the fastest time of the day in round 3. We had a few issues with traffic and a few crashes and finished 4th for the round.

Round 4

Truggy

Everything went according to plan and Aaron took a second for the round.

Buggy

The track was in awesome shape and there was never more than 2 to 3 seconds between Aaron and Kyle. Aaron held a slight lead going to the last lap and took the last lap a fraction to conservatively and on the other hand Kyle laid down his fastest lap of the run pipping us by 9/100's of second for TQ.

Overall the REDS R7 was on fire in the Buggy and the REDS R5T TE in the Truggy was smoking.

Finals.

Truggy

Another case of with if for us, as on the first lap we were hit from behind which caused Aaron to smash into the face of the down ramp on a big double which bent another front hinge pin and a few laps later the dog bone popped out and we were done.

Buggy

It was one for the strongest fields in some years that faced the starters gun for the A-main. Within a couple of laps Kyle and Aaron had gapped the field by around 7 seconds. It settled down to a race of 2 until around the 15min mark when we ran out of fuel 10m from the loop. It's amazing what another 5 seconds of fuel would've have meant.

By the time we got back out in 4th, Klye was gone and we thought our race was over especially when we had a tire come unglued causing another unscheduled pit shop.

However, Aaron was on fire and drove back up to 3rd in short order with Darren Perry in 2nd another 20 seconds in front and Kyle over 2 laps in front now. With around 15 mins to go Kyle suffered and unlucky mechanical issue which forced him to withdraw. This bumped Darren to first and Aaron to 2nd who was closing fast on Perry.

But fate wasn't done yet and with only 2 seconds between Darren and Aaron, Darren ran out of fuel in almost the same place as us (about 10m from the loop). This gave us a large buffer for the last 5mins allowing Aaron to take an easy win.

The REDS Motors performed brilliantly providing amazing speed and economy over the 45min main

We are now preparing for the National Titles which start on the 18th of this month.
 
 

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Official RB statement

 

We would like to inform everybody within the RC industry that RB company is in a transitional period with normal working days. The new 2015 engines range will be released next week.

For some time, the GR Fi Group (a shareholder in RB PRODUCTS) encountered difficulties with its banking partners. The best option was to be placed under the protection of the Commercial Court of Grenoble. Therefore, its subsidiary RB Products, is now under the same protection. 

The goal of this action is to ensure the continuation of the activity by the intervention of a new shareholder.

This project will be finalized in March.

It will allow RB PRODUCTS to keep its leadership.

Most will know the French company and RB Products brand well – all over the World, a company since 1992. RB have got 4 World titles, 24 time European champions, hundreds & hundreds of national titles. All of that under different categories and especially 1/8, 1/10 nitro, off-road and on-road both. The first major titles have been with engines and fuel. But, more recently, RB challenged to also go on different area’s with tires, cars, tools, accessories, etc… and has been the only brand to get a major title with a full RB 1/8 off-road package (RB car, RB engine, RB fuel, RB tires & RB ADS) on 2013 in Italy with a young driver and again last year with the Junior European title in Germany. It is a thing that people like to see, people like to see that challenges against mammoths are still possible, people like competition results are also some time not 100% due to the team who is the richest and/or with the comfortable quantity of drivers. There are also alternative RC brands who have got experience, passion. RB is one of them, Yes We can ! With you !

Of course, the good things will remain (web site, quality products, competition, communication, Worldwide distributors, etc…) but certainly with even more fun, more hot news, new team driver…

Stay tuned !
RB
 
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New HB Europe website

 

New HB Europe website is online




HB Europe
 

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