NEW PRODUCTS - Xray XB2 & XB4 Aerodisk V2 rear wheels

by Rc Fanatix
Coming from Xray are their new Aerodisk V2 1/10th buggy rear wheels. The rims offer an updated design with the centere countersunk area being redesigned to place the wheel nut deeper. They are made from flexible, durable material to withstand impacts and inner reinforcement ribs to make the wheels as stable as possible to eliminate deformation while still offering a low weight. The white colour wheels are available as pairs or 10-piece multi packs.

Aerox Razor 1/10th 190mm touring car body shell

by Rc Fanatix

Aerox Razor Body - 1/10 Touring - Light - 190mm

The Aerox RAZOR is a high downforce 1/10th Touring Car body designed with ultimate performance in mind.

2 Years in development with a leading F1 Aerodynamicist.

- Ultimate Aerodynamic Efficiency.

- Designed in association with a leading F1 Aerodynamicist.

- State of the art CFD (Computational fluid dynamics) analysis used to maximise down force and reduce drag.

- Maximised double front splitter that creates a pressure differential that provides front aerodynamic grip.

- Uniquely adjustable curved rear wing to adjust downforce, balance and drag (The purchase of an alternative wing is not required)

- Upturned leading edge on the wing allows airflow to remain attached, improving its efficiency. MORE downforce - LESS drag.

- The maximised length of the body improves 2 aspects; 
1) More surface area for developing load i.e downforce and reducing lift. 
2) Secondly drag reduction, the air passing over the body has to work less hard, deviating at a lower angle than normal, reducing drag and increasing speed.

- In short, Ultimate Aerodynamic Efficiency with the ability to tune balance all with one body and wing.

- Lightweight.

- BRCA and ROAR approved.

Supplied clear and unpainted.
Includes wing and mounting hardware.
Overspray film.
Lights and decal set.
Instruction sheet.

Papareggas finishes 3d in the Warm-Up Euro B 2018, Buggy 1/8 Nitro at Barco di Bibbiano, Italy.

by Rc Fanatix

A hearty 'Congratulations' to our sponsored driver Tasos Papareggas for his big success taking the prestigious 3d place on the podium of the Warm up Euro B 2018, Buggy 1/8 Nitro class at Barco di Bibbiano, Italy.

We feel proud of Tasos and say 'Keep up the good work













Bill Lykaris wins at Greek IC Track Champs Rd2

by Rc Fanatix

The second round of the Greek Nitro On-road Championship was held at the Fanatix Racing Track with most of the country’s top drivers in attendance. In the 1/10th 200mm class Vasilis Lykaris took the TQ after the qualifiers followed by Nikos Karabelas in 2nd. In the 30-minute A-main Bill Lykaris retained the lead and kept his pace fast and steady while Nikos Karabelas was hit in the opening stages, eventually ending his race. In the later stages of the race Bill had a flame out but this did not stop him from winning the race in front of Nikos Karabelas in 2nd for a Shepherd 1-2. John Sotiropoulos (Xray) in 3rd would round out the podium result.

1/10th 200mm final results:
1. Bill Lykaris
2. Nikos Karabelas
3. John Sotiropoulos
4. Kostas Sidiropoulos
5. Lambros Tsiklitiras
6. Dimitris Papadopoulos
7. Spyros Sotiropoulos
8. Nikos Nikiforos
9. Dimitris Kouretas
10.Dimitris Dimitriou

Giannis Takas takes 1/8 GT On-Road Race Event at FRT on 22 April 2018

by Rc Fanatix

We congratulate the Technical Advisor, Giannis Takas, for taking the popular 1/8 GT On-Road Race Event on 22 Apr 2018 at FRT (Fanatix Racing Track) with a robust XRAY GTX8 among numerous and competitive entries!!!


Orlowski (Schumacher) is double EOS Champion

by Rc Fanatix

Michal Orlowski has pulled off the championship double at the Euro Offroad Series season finale in Germany.  Have retained his 2WD title yesterday at Arena33, the Schumacher driver won the opening two A-Mains of 4WD to take both the first ever outdoor EOS encounter and the overall title.  Only the third driver in the championship’s history to do the double, the Polish driver would definitely earn the victory. With himself and Top Qualifier Joern Neumann pulling clear of the field in A2, they would battle hard with the team-mates clearly given free reign to battle irrespective of the title being at stake for Orlowski.  A mistake by Neumann which would collect Orlowski’s car would see the later go to the front with the German putting him under immense pressure over the final 2 laps with them drag racing one another to the line.  With a 0.092 margin it was Orlowski who took it which together with his much easier A1 win took the vital overall win that was his only option in terms of taking the title from defending champion Bruno Coelho. Both drivers would end the season on the same points but Orlowski’s win gave him the tiebreaker – 3 wins over Coelho’s 2.

‘I have been volunteer marshalling all weekend, this is the karma’, was Orlowski’s reaction to his second title in 2 days.  The 16-year-old continued, ‘I cant thank enough everyone around me.  Trish, Jurgen, my dad, they have been with me every EOS race and I wouldn’t be were I am now without them’.  With today’s race victory his 4th in 4WD, he said, ‘I had a good night sleep for today. Qualifying went well.  2nd is good for me and then myself and Joern had a great fight.  I was lucky in the first one but in the second one we broke away. Joern was pushing hard after his mistake and I could feel the pressure for sure’.  With Neumann only joining the team from the second round of the EOS and getting his first win for more than 3-years in 2WD yesterday, long time Schumacher driver Orlowski said, ‘Joern was very quick here and I’m looking forward to the competition.  We showed here our car is really good and I think there will be even more competition next season between us’.

Not even making the podium on the championship’s first astro turf event, Coelho believes they lacked preparation for the race.  He said, ‘for sure I’m not happy with the result but I can’t ask for more.  I couldn’t practice for the race because of my schedule. I had no time other than 2-days before in Vienna. I also missed one race because of the TITC’.  Having been the first driver ever to hold an ETS, ENS and EOS title all at the same time, he continued, ‘this one is already done so we need to focus for next season. One year ago and even the first race of the season our car was so much quicker but the other brands caught us so we need to improve.  Qualifying third, he said, ‘In qualifying I was lucky, the traction was different but in the finals I need to force a lot to follow them and which I can’t do without mistakes’.

Winner of A3 to make it a 1-2 for Schumacher at Arena33, Neumann summed up the result as, ‘Pretty good, a 1-2 for Schumacher in the race and 1-3 in the championship’.  Having had mistakes in A1 & 2, both of which cost him the lead, he said, ‘In the last main I drove at only 85% be be safe and make no mistakes’.  Summing up what was effectively on a part season as he didn’t attend Round 1 and then only got hold of his new Schumacher cars in January, he said, ‘this season I didn’t do the first race and then have all new cars I need time to tune them to my liking and we got there this weekend.  You can see the improvements each race. At the Hudy Arena I got a podium, then in Wels I got second and here I got the TQ and second.  I think next season both me and Michal will be very strong’.

Completing the podium and another driver to join a new manufacturer in 2018, Martin Wollanka claimed Sworkz’ first ever EOS podium at only his second attempt.  Debuting for the team at previous round in Austria, where he finished 5th, the Austrian was strong throughout the weekend in Andernach. Opening with a 3rd in A1 he would back that up with second in A2.  Fourth in A3, he would tie on points with Team Associated’s Neil Cragg who took 2nd in A3 but with his A1 time 6/10th quicker he denied the 2WD Vice Champion his first EOS podium finish in 4WD.  ‘Super happy’ with his podium finish, Wollanka, who is currently running a prototype buggy said he is looking forward to a full season of EOS with the production car’.



Tasos Paparegas wins Greek Buggy Champs

by Rc Fanatix

The Greek 1/8th Buggy Championship was held at the Kefalonia island recently. Xray’s Tasos Paparegas took the win from Kyosho’s Ioannis Papanikolaou as Bornovas Aris (Xray) rounded out the top 3 results.

Source: Xray [] , 

Fillipos Issakidis wins Greek Touring Nats Rd2

by Rc Fanatix

The second round of the Greek Touring Car Modified Nationals was hosted by the RcManiacs track in Argos. During the three qualifiers the battle for the overall TQ was on between young gun Ioannidis and Greek champions Isaakidis and Doucakis. Eventually Isaakidis took the pole in front of Ioannidis and Doucakis. In the first leg Isaakidis made a mistake in the opening stages of the race so it was Ioannidis who took the lead and win with a really good pace, some six seconds in front of Paachristos and Mpakirtzis. At the start of leg 2 there was an accident involving a lot of cars so Kidis took the lead for two laps but got passed by Isaakidis who eventually finished 1st in the leg with Mpakirtzis in 2nd and Papachristo in 3rd. In the deciding third leg Isaakidis opened a 2-second gap on Ioannidis and remained in the lead till the end of the leg so it was Isaakidis who secured P1 overall with Ioannidis 2nd and Papachristos 3rd.

Source: Xray [], 

Hudy 1/10th & 1/8th scale Quick-Tweak Station

by Rc Fanatix

Coming from Hudy is their new Quick-Tweak Station for 1/10th and 1/8th scale cars. Precisely machined from aluminium and offering a lightweight design for effortless transportation, the tool helps to fine-tune the suspension tweak of on-road cars with the precise bubble level on the right hand side ensuring precise yet easy to check measurement. The station’s slidable cavities allow to adjust the tool to match the car’s wheelbase and adjustable feet make the station usable even in uneven working spaces. The ball-raced tool comes in a dedicated aluminium case and it is available from now on.

Source: Hudy [],