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OS .18 TZ shatters the two horsepower barrier!

Prior to our latest dyno test, the most powerful small-block engine we’ve tested was high-strung .12 competition engine. At 1.6 horsepower, this engine put out more power than any small block of any displacement – until now.

In a recent dyno test for an upcoming issue of RC Nitro magazine, the new OS .18 TZ rear-exhaust engine cranked out a record setting 2.28 bhp at 30,500 rpm. It shatters the 2hp barrier for small-block engines well before anyone else had a chance to get close, making more horsepower than four very prominent big-block engines we’ve previously tested. The TZ also set a new high mark for torque, measuring an amazing 83.1 oz.-in. at 25,850 rpm.

The new TZ is a ground-up design that features a 5-port configuration with a turbo head and crank. An all-new 3-needle 11K carb features a big 6.5mm venturi for better breathing. For more information on the .18 TZ and other engines, visit the O.S. Engines website. To discuss this new engine at the RC Zone, home of the best RC forums in the world, Click Here.

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Team Trinity Hot at Hot Rods

The Team Trinity guys ripped it up at the Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout, with wins in 3 out of four classes. Ryan Cavalieri won gas truck with his Sirio SP12TRPT-powered Losi Triple-XNT, while Adam Drake TQ’d the class with NovaRossi power in his signature truck. Ryan also nailed the win in 2-wheel Mod Electric with Trinity power in his Losi, and Brian Kinwald won 4-wheel Mod. Only Team Associate’s Billy Easton could prevent a Trinity sweep; he won Truck Mod with his Reedy-powered T4. Check out www.teamtrinity.com for more pics.

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Jukka Steenari Wins IFMAR 4WD World Champ Title! MAY 2002

Team Losi/Team Orion driver Jukka Steenari was successfully defended his World Championship title with a convincing victory in Pretoria, South Africa, home of the 2002 IFMAR Off-Road World Championships. No word yet on whether Jukka was running the standard Double-X4 chassis or the Triple-XS-style single-belt buggies the team was experimenting with—stay tuned for more details.

Unofficial Final Results:
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1. Jukka Steenari /Finland—Losi/Team Orion
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2. Matt Francis /USA—Losi/Trinity
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3. Greg Hodapp /USA—Losi/Peak
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4. Travis Amezcua /USA—Losi/Peak
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5. Dave Montgomery /USA—Losi/Team Orion
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6. Mark Pavidis /USA—Durango/Reedy
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7. Peter Pinisch /Austria—Losi/Reedy
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8. Neil Cragg /Great Britain—Schumacher/Reedy
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9. Todd Hodge /USA—Losi/Trinity
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10. Craig Drescher /Great Britain—Schumacher/Reedy

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Jukka Steenari Wins IFMAR 4WD World Champ Title! MAY 2002

Team Losi/Team Orion driver Jukka Steenari was successfully defended his World Championship title with a convincing victory in Pretoria, South Africa, home of the 2002 IFMAR Off-Road World Championships. No word yet on whether Jukka was running the standard Double-X4 chassis or the Triple-XS-style single-belt buggies the team was experimenting with—stay tuned for more details.

Unofficial Final Results:
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1. Jukka Steenari /Finland—Losi/Team Orion
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2. Matt Francis /USA—Losi/Trinity
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3. Greg Hodapp /USA—Losi/Peak
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4. Travis Amezcua /USA—Losi/Peak
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5. Dave Montgomery /USA—Losi/Team Orion
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6. Mark Pavidis /USA—Durango/Reedy
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7. Peter Pinisch /Austria—Losi/Reedy
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8. Neil Cragg /Great Britain—Schumacher/Reedy
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9. Todd Hodge /USA—Losi/Trinity
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10. Craig Drescher /Great Britain—Schumacher/Reedy

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If Only Your Drivers’ Stand Looked like This!

Everyone’s favorite RCX girl, “Miss Becky” (in the red shorts) sent us these shots of assorted Import Revolution hotties doing a little racing with the help of the Team Losi guys (that’s Todd Hodge in the middle). They vied for two awards: “Overall Best Driver,” which was won by Cathy Shim (in the blue tank top) and “Looked Hottest While Racing,” which went to Natasha Yi (next to Todd on the left). Look for more action like this at RCX!

Second Image: Cherie Roberts, Tila Nguyen, and Natasha Yi

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EXCLUSIVE! Kyosho Mini Inferno

Kyosho’s been a big name in minis since the Mini-Z, and now Big K is ready to launch a major new mini machine: the Mini Inferno. It’s comparable in size to 1/18 scale cars, and runs on six alkaline cells or up to eight of 2/3A-size rechargeable cells. It’s big 380-size motor outclasses the typical 280-size motor found in most other minis, and it’s full of features.

Click Here for more pics and all the info at the RC Zone forums.

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XRAY takes on 1/8 scale off-road with new XB8 design

XRAY’s upcoming XB8 1/8 scale buggy is not only XRAY’s first nitro-powered car, but the company’s first off-road car as well. Like the XRAY ‘luxury’ cars that came before it, the big buggy will top of the line all the way, ‘and will feature the best of the best – exclusive aluminum and graphite all around the car, special Hudy Spring Steel drive train parts, and other top-quality components’. XRAY is keeping quiet on tech details and has released only this teaser image, but we’re working hard to get more specs and info. Stay tuned…
Check out www.teamxray.com.

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Trinity Mini Spyder 1/18 4WD truck

The mini market has another new player—Trinity’s new “Itsy Bitsy Spyder” (yes, that is in fact it’s real name). This new 1/18 4WD off-road truck comes 100 percent assembled from the factory; has a shaft drive system; front and rear gear diffs; ball bearings in the gearboxes; high performance “Mini” size motor; fully proportional ESC with reverse; high-torque/high-speed steering servo; full size AM radio; it’s available in six different 27MHz frequencies with six different body colors; has low-profile off-road tires (with foam inserts) mounted on chrome dish wheels. The truck comes completely ready-to-run—all that’s left is to install AA batteries (four for the truck) and go! The little Spyder retails for just $199 and is expected to sell for only about $120 on the street. For more information, please visit the Team Trinity website.

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