Saturday, 31 December 2011


I wish all the best, a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all!

2012 is starting and new exciting projects are on my schedule (actually on my work bench).


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Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Every year KYOSHO organize their annual GrandPrix race at the BossSpeed race track in Japan.
As far as I know this track will be the host club for the 2013 IFMAR 1/8 Onroad World Championships.
Here are 2 videos showing in sequence the 20 minute main final in the 1/8th scale class.

and here is an older clip from the driver's stand showing the demanding layout of this technical track:

Saturday, 17 December 2011

National CUP 2011 - Video

Here is a video edit from the first A-main of our National Cup. Track is pretty big and cars reach high speeds. In this Amain I suffered from cold tyres in the first few laps and had very little traction. Additionally my electronics had a conservative set up as I hadn't tested more boost and timing. I increased these two parameters for the 2nd Amain and car was much faster, improving by a considerable margin over the qualifying and first Amain runs.
Video recorded by friend, Chris Zotalis

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

National CUP 2011

A great action photo, shot by my friend Chris Zotalis.
So the final race of the year is now history and it went quite well for me since I won with some ease. Competition is not quite at the top level it used to be in this class as it has suffered a lot in the past few years with low number of entries and limited involvment from most hobby shops so it was expected that I would do well as I am one of the most experienced and involved in this class.
The positive part is that the race was nice and fun, the people participating enjoyed it and quite a few more have expressed their interest in competing in this class in 2012.  Should this be the case I am always more than willing to share my knowledge and assist any new or old racers to improve their performance.
Below is a series of photos from the car in its latest form in which I won the National Cup race for 2011 and at the end a .pdf file of my set up.

Set up sheet :

Thursday, 8 December 2011

TF-6 body on

And final chapter for the TF-6, with the body installed. Certainly my toughest paintjob yet!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

PICCO New Edo Mod Torque 2012

PICCO MICROMOTORI introduced their new line of high performance .21 engines for the 1/8 onroad class. All info is from their official website


• 7 ports + 2 bypass hard chromed liner
• CNC machined billet piston
• Balanced 14mm turbo cranckshaft with silicone insert
• Super aligned "Knife edged" aerodynamic connecting rod
• Separate large size finned turbo combustion chamber insert
• 14mm Swiss quality main bearing (ceramic bearings are available as optional)
• Bigger super lightweight cooling head
• Composite slide carburetor
• 8.0mm and 9.0mm venturi inserts

All available info here:TORQUE .21 2012 Spec EdoMod

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 1/8 On road videos

I found two videos from the 3rd round of the Italian Championship in 1/8 onroad class. I think this is the country in which this class is most popular.
The track is at MELZO which I had visited in 2001 if I remember well.

1st video from Qualifying

2nd video showing Mr. Edoardo Picco of PICCO Micromotori preparing his brother's, Alberto, car. Interesting to see he is using the MRX-4 Mugen and not MRX-5.