Ryan Maifield has had an unbelievable final yr along with his 1:8 scale program. With regards to the Grime Nitro Problem, he’s no stranger to the rostrum. He’s gained the triple crown twice! He gained all three Professional Courses in 2017 and once more in 2021. To not point out he has gained not less than one nitro class at each DNC since 2015. Right this moment, we needed to present you an inside look beneath the hood of this yr’s successful automobiles, straight off the monitor!
MBX8R Nitro Buggy:
It’s no secret Ryan Maifield is aware of how you can construct and drive a Nitro Buggy. Final yr, he gained the Professional Nitro Buggy A-Primary with the Mugen MBX8 (together with the entire nationals), and this yr he did it once more, however this time with the brand new Mugen Seiki MBX8R. The MBX8R has a number of new options together with new suspension mounts and geometry. Due to these new options, they’ve tweaked a number of points of the automobile to accommodate it. One other new side of the automobile is the 4-shoe clutch. It was designed to be extra tuneable and simpler to work on. That being stated, we’ll begin by speaking concerning the outdoors of the automobile earlier than transferring beneath the hood.
At first look, you’ll discover Maifield ran his trusty JConcepts S15 physique painted up in his iconic night time scheme. Maifield truly had just a few paint scheme choices to select from between his basic day scheme, his night time scheme (pictured above), and a silver scheme (pictured beneath). Finally, the principle was ran round 10pm and he went with the excessive visibility choice. Shifting down the automobile, you’ll discover he used the brand new MBX8R wing mount and the JConcepts F2I Wing, wrapped along with his sponsors. Holding down that white wing are the JConcepts RM2 Clover Wing Buttons.
As we go beneath the hood, the very first thing you’ve most likely already seen is the brand new Ryan Maifield Version Engine from Protek RC. Paired with the engine, he has the Protek 2090 Exhaust pipe and two Protek 170SBL servos. The ultimate contact to the system that powers this beast is the Protek RC energy change. We additionally seen the 20g weight he nestled onto the rear of the chassis, as seen beneath. Moreover, Maifield was sporting the brand new RM2 MBX8 Carbon Fiber Drivetrain Rock Gaurd (Coming Quickly).
Lastly, we’ll rise up shut and private with the entrance and rear ends of this buggy. Click on on the images beneath to take a look at the shock positions and suspension setup. The opposite main part proven beneath is the tire he used within the A-Primary. Maifield determined to make use of the devoted JConcepts Inexperienced Reflex, Bullet Wheel, and Grime-Tech Insert combo to place him on the rostrum. It’s the mix he gained with final yr as effectively! New this yr, are the RM2 1/eighth Buggy Insert Bands (coming quickly).
MBX8T Nitro Truggy:
4 years in a row, Ryan Maifield has gained the Professional Nitro Truck A-Primary on the Grime Nitro Problem. The Mugen Seiki MBX8-T has been quick and dependable, and this yr proved that to be true as soon as once more. Making its debut on a DNC podium this yr was the JConcepts F2 Truck physique. It’s possible you’ll discover one other new addition, which is the RM2 MBX8-T Carbon Fiber F2 Truck Physique Nostril Cone Washer (Coming Quickly). As at all times, you’ll once more see the JConcepts F2I Wing mounted with the RM2 Clover Wing Buttons on the rear finish. Subsequent, spend a while clicking on the images above to take a look at the entrance and rear suspension, together with the shock positions. Lastly, we are able to’t overlook about tires. You already know the drill by now, however we have now the Inexperienced Reflexes with Grime-Tech Inserts and Bullet Wheels for these late-night, 45-minute, chilly, A-Primary occasions. At DNC Maifield stated, “When doubtful, Reflex it out.”
At first look, you’ll shortly discover the entire similarities between the Truggy and Buggy. The Protek RM version .21 engine and Protek 170SBL Servos are the ability behind this monster. Differing from the Nitro Buggy, nevertheless, is the Flashpoint EFRA 2146 exhaust pipe. Once more, you’ll discover he’s sporting the brand new RM2 MBX8-T Carbon Fiber Drivetrain Rock Guard (Coming Quickly). We hope you loved this Inside Look, and don’t overlook to take a look at the Tire information beneath! The information breaks down what Maifield ran all weekend lengthy, along with an evidence of why he made these choices.