X3-GT Electric goes out for it first run at HCRP by DJ
Reported By Dj Sandate - The trip down to Chula Vista is quite a trip but well worth it as HCRP hosted their first On-Road race of the year with a new and fresh rebuilt track with new re-pavement,retainer boards and driver stand. The track was done in good fashion and the track surface is nice,smooth and fast. It was time to get the Electric version of the X3-GT out and running so this a good time to go and run. Testing the electronic gear from the RTR the ESC and the motor were a bullet and ran hard as they also had oval practice in the morning so I tried that out from fresh battery all the way till the end of the cycle and it was impressive. The X3-GT handled well in its stock form no changes to the oils in the shocks and the diffs, just ran it like it was from the box. A little pushy but manageable the X3 was great when it came to high speed corners and stuck the line and drifted out on power, it made for some fun racing as the GT to the TQ,won both qualifiers and won the race for the main. Thanks to people at HCRP for having a spectacular track built for this year and looking forward to their next race in April.
X3 GT Racer Nitro RTR is coming - 2/20/2014 by davegm
Hyper SS RTR Truggy now with JL.32 engine by davegm
The new Hyper Plus Cage RTR is ready to go! - 11/21/13 by davegm
Hyper Sprint RTR now with JL.28 engine by davegm
The new Hyper SS Cage RTR is ready to go! - 11/21/13 by davegm
The new RTR Nitro Sabre is ready to go! - 11/18/13 by davegm
OFNA H4e Pro on-road is winning! by davegm
HYPER 7 TQ & HYPER SS RTR's with JL.28 motors by davegm
Hyper 7 TQ RTR
Hyper SS RTR
Miguel Perez takes win at HCRP with X3-e Sabre - 4/01/2014 by DJ
Reported by Dj Sandate - Well it was off to Chula Vista again for round 4 of the Hitec Series race. A few of my team members were going to be in attendance as well as my team manager D.J. from OFNA. The layout was going to have a few changes to it but not a total layout change so I was feeling confident with my chances of at least qualifying well. Qualifying got under way and I was up. I was running both Nitro & E 1/8 buggy. The track was a little rough but both my X3 Sabre's felt really good and I was able to qualify 2nd in Nitro and 4th in electric. I went back to the pit tables and gathered my thoughts to see what I can do to try and go a little faster.
It was time for the mains. The first class was E-buggy. I qualified in the 4th position just behind D.J. and I knew he was going to be hard to beat. The tone sounds and we were off. We came around the 1st corner and I go wide which was a bad idea and get taken out from behind and lost a lot of ground. I composed myself and just ran my race. I eventually started catching up to the leaders who were struggling with lapped traffic and end up getting by and leading the race. I kept it smooth and ended up finishing in 1st place. I had to go out and turn marshal the next race but I knew once that race was over I was up again in Nitro buggy so I was feeling pretty good with my win in E-Buggy and wanted to carry that over to Nitro buggy. The Nitro main came and I was up. I got the car out for the 3min practice and it was feeling good. I lined up in 2nd position for the 30 min main in anticipation for a good start. The tone sounds and we get underway. The leader and I broke away from the pack and are comfortably in front and in cruise control. Then drama hits!!! I come in for my first refuel and flame out!! I get re-started and drop down to the 7th position. I gathered myself and ran well for the rest of the race but could only make up 2 more positions finishing in the 5th spot. All in all it was a good day of racing. I want to thank my sponsor's: OFNA, VP-PRO and Kalguard lubricant's for all their support.
MARIO takes a win with H4 touring car. 3-23-14 by DJ
Reported by Dj Sandate - Joe and I headed over to Cal Raceway in Orange for some friendly club racing. It was about 90 degrees out that Sunday. Right off the bat my OFNA H4 Sedan felt hooked up. We were running Intermediate 17.5 stock sedan. It seems like everytime I run this car all I have to do is drop it on the track and drive, no matter what the conditions. The only decision I had to make would be what tires to run for the main. The program went so smooth that we had time for 3 qualifiers. I won all but 1 qualifier only because I was taken out and flipped over by a back-marker allowing second place to take away the TQ in the last round by 2 seconds. That last qual I had faster lap times than some of the 13.5 pro stock sedans.
So now I'm starting second in the main, but I'm not worried. All I needed was a smooth race. I knew my H4 was fast so I decide to be aggressive in the beginning. At the start, I punched it through the first turn after the straight and took the lead. I quickly pulled away and never looked back.
So H4's taking wins in Sportsman and Intermediate at Cal Raceway, good running from both guys, keep on racking them up.
Local racing for Joe and his H4 by DJ
Reported by DJ Sandate - Local driver Joe Pham has been taking his OFNA new H4 sedan out for some local club racing, a couple of practice visits first then getting it ready to do some racing. Going to Cal Raceway in Orange,Ca is his local track, in his second race with his H4 he managed to take Tq in his Sportsman class in 17.5 Touring and managed the win in the Main by taking the race with a 2 lap cushion, he said he really likes the car and turns good on and off power, it's predictable and easy to drive when pushing it. He mainly runs off-road but has been wanting to run some high speed racing so the H4 was his choice for that discipline.
Good job Joe looking to hear more about your racing with your H4 Touring car.
OFNA Has HoBao parts in-stock by davegm
OFNA is now supporting HoBao products purchased in OFNA labelled boxes. OFNA has been name the exclusive supplier of HoBao products in North America and will continue to offer spare parts support under the OFNA part numbers. Currently, OFNA is again supplying spare parts to dealers and distributors.
OFNA H4e Pro on-road is being released soon by davegm
HoBao - H4 Pro on-road Sedan
OFNA announces their reentry into 1/10 On-Road Electric Sedan racing with their soon to be released, H4 Pro kit OFNA P/N #14343 at a retail $599.95. OFNA believes a street price of $359.00 will be very competitive to other high-end competitors.
RCTech Magazine released the first look at the new H4 Pro 1/10 Touring Sedan made by HoBao. OFNA (new exclusive HoBao importer) is currently testing the H4 at some local tracks in which the car shows great promise. The H4 is of a standard layout with a rear motor, right-side located battery pack and left-side RC compartment but it features some interesting design ideas with what appear to be diagonally-split front and rear aluminum bulkheads, tough looking suspension mounts, a not-less tough looking floating servo brace and closed-design lower A-arms. The front end sports dual CVA jointed drive shafts with aluminum bearings inserts while the big bore shock absorbers are equipped with large diameter shock springs. The anti-roll bars are of a sold-centering design and the car sports turquoise-colored aluminum parts which are very distinctive. An interesting detail are the reverse-style front steering knuckles that are often found on 4WD electric buggies with touring cars normally using conventional C-hubs and 'captured' steering knuckles.
A podium finish for Miguel Perez and his X3 Sabre-E by DJ
Reported by Dj Sandate - Revelation Raceway was hosting their Winter nationals race this weekend and luckily I was able to attend. It was my first race of the year and I was hoping to do well. The track was very challenging and really took its toll on the cars. Needless to say I did not do very well in nitro buggy as I was racing with a new motor that was not fully broken in yet and hard to tune.
E-Buggy was a different story as I was able to qualify in the 3rd spot keeping my confidence level high. The main got under way and I new if I could keep my car together I could finish on the podium at least in 3rd place. As the race got started I was comfortably in 3rd position and as it continued my team manager DJ was ahead of me in 2nd position when his car was plagued with a faulty connection letting me pass and take over the 2nd position. I was able to run clean for the remainder of the race and finish in 2nd place.
New X3 Sabre 2.0 is available! by davegm
Keith Henry wins with TS4 at Delta RC - 12/12/2013 by DJ
Reported by DJ Sandate - Delta RC had its first annual Golden State Arena Cross indoor race December 6th-8th 2013. This race kicks off the indoor racing season for DeltaRC. Expectations were for a fun event and we were not disappointed. The track was technical and flowing with great traction. 100 entries fought for titles in 11 classes.
I TQ 3 out or 4 rounds and took first in Pro4 SCT Intermediate racing my new Ofna TS4 Pro SC 4wd. Being a first time pole sitter in the class I was nervous. Warm up went good. My TS4 felt dialed and the track had grooved up and was ready for action. First lap jitters caused a metal error and I dropped back to 2nd. I settled down and caught up the the leader by lap 3. Overtook him on the back straight and never looked back.
I'm very please with the performance of my OFNA TS4 both indoor and out and look forward to more success with OFNA in 2014.
Ultra LX still going strong! - 5/24/13 by davegm
OFNAfan.com has a New Intro Video! by davegm
New.Wow..141mph! OFNAfan.com is showing a customer submission of a GTP2e Roller product #34306 roaring by at 131mph. But, when the new products start shipping, look for the Open Box Video's ShowCase!