So, after 5 years of ownership (most of them spent in the garage), I’m moving on from my Associated B4. Times have changed dramatically in 2wd buggy racing and it is time to try something more up to date (remains to be seen whether my new whip will be any faster though). I’ve really enjoyed […]Read more "Retirement of a trusty companion"
New rear tyres gained me two laps. ‘Nuff said!Read more "Tonight’s racing at Caldicot…"
This is what happens when you leave a 5-year-old alone with an RC bodyshell and a sheet of Disney Princess stickers. Not that surprising, really!Read more "Kustom Graphix by Meredith and the Aliens…"
While I’m here I’ll upload my base setup from the outdoor season. The Chippenham track started out grassy with some large bumps, as the season progressed the grass became very worn in places and the bumps became enormous. This setup is good in all but the very bumpiest and slipperiest sections. b4_setup_chippenham_2011 Sorry about the […]Read more "B4 setup for Chippenham"
As the summer outdoors season comes to an end, we’ve had the floodlights out at Chippenham (www.cmcc.org.uk)… The flash of white to the left of the picture is the rear wing of Stephen Fabray’s vintage Optima Mid… still challenging for honours after all these years (driver and car alike!). One of those dark spots in […]Read more "Night racing at CMCC"
A little while ago I took apart my then-newly-acquired Speed Passion V3 13.5. Well, last night I did the same to a brand new Speed Passion 8.5, and made a few surprising discoveries. I didn’t take any pics because the motor is very similar to the 13.5 in its basic construction. However, it does have… […]Read more "Inside the Speed Passion V3 8.5 motor"
Just come back from another top day out with the buggy at the Caldicot round of the WRCA. The club laid out a tight and twisty grass track which, despite the lack of jumps, was quite a challenge to lap consistently, especially as the grass rutted towards the end of the day and revealed some […]Read more "WRCA Caldicot – 24th July"