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Adam Drake teams up with Mugen

Mugen Seiki Racing has announced that RC legend Adam Drake will be joining the team following a shock departure from Team Losi Racing and Horizon Hobby. Adam brings 20 plus years of racing experience to Mugen and will put it to work as a full time employee. Racing will be top priority but also Adam will work in race promotion/team management, research and new product development. Adam will race all Mugens off-road vehicles and will compete in club, regional, national and world championship events around the globe. Adam says: I am very excited to be given the opportunity to be part of …

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Ari Bakla continues with Xray

Xray has announced the re-signing with multiple Australian National Champion Ari Bakla for the 2015 season. Ari has been the main leader of the Australian Xray team in a variety of classes and with countless victories under his belt. In 2015 Ari will attend in electric touring car, electric off-road and nitro off-road classes and he had the following to say: To work with the Xray team is a true pleasure, all the racing cars belong to the absolute best in the racing market which allows me and our team to continue to win the races. The 2014 racing season …

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Mike Gosvig wins Danish National Championship

The final round of the Danish Electric On-Road Nationals not only saw the title decision in the Le Mans class but also the Touring Car drivers battled for the overall championship. Organised by the Broendy RC club and run with the help of the Faxe RC club the race, that was held in the City2 shopping mall near Copenhagen, attracted a good turnout of drivers while being attractive for the many spectators as well. During the practice sessions it soon became clear that Mike Gosvig was the man to beat as he was able to pull the fastest laps. In the qualifiers Mike…

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JConcepts Ford Atlas SCT bodyshell

JConcepts introduce the Ford Atlas SCT Absolute Scaler bodyshell. Specifically built for the Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4 chassis it provides even more versatility to the wildly successful platforms. Fitting bumper to bumper, the body has all the possible detail of its full-scale counterpart starting behind that outsized grille. Split headlight design with corner reveal turn signal points the Atlas in the right direction while edgy hood detail bulks around the fenders to provide plenty of clearance for an assortment of SCT tyres. The extra cab look is defined by the recessed windows and the roof has a unique …

Pro-Line Faultline 2.2″ 6-Lug Bead Lock Wheels Sneak Peak

Pro-Line Faultline 2.2″ 6-Lug Bead Lock Wheels Sneak Peak

Good news if you’re looking for Axial wheel options: Pro-Line will soon have a new version of the Faultline Bead-Loc wheel with a 6-lug hub, which makes it perfect for the Yeti, Spawn, Wraith Poison Spyder Edition, and just about anything else with a 6-lug setup. According to Pro-Line, the rims also offer improved grip on the tires so you don’t have to worry about them pulling out of the bead. No word yet on availability, but the wait shouldn’t be long based on previous Pro-Line “sneak peeks.” For more details and pics, visit our Hot News & New Stuff…

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New Capricorn Tyre Additivator adapters

Capricorn have updated tyre adapters for the Tyre Additivator traction compound applier available. Coming for 1/8th and 1/10th scale wheels the adapters support the inner bead of the rim to prevent deformation, making a more even application of the tyre compound. Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

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Xray 1mm & 2mm orange aluminium shims

Xray have new 3x7mm aluminium shims in anodised orange colour available. Coming as 1mm and 2mm thick variant the shims are ideal for ride height and roll centre adjustments on Xray’s X1 formula car but they also come in handy on many other Xray kits. The shims are available in sets of 10 piece per size. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Nielsen wins Rd6 as Johnsen takes Danish LeMans title

The final round of the Danish Electric On-Road Championships was held on a purpose-built track inside a shopping mall 15 kilometres outside of Copenhagen. 21 drivers attended in the Le Mans class and again the race as on between Rasmus B. Nielsen and Michael Johansen with Peter Harder and Thomas Mortensen also being in the mix. All participants of the final round would have 10 points added for the championship result and therefore every of the previous winners was eager to show up. So far the season saw three different winners with Thomas Mortensen winning the first round, Michael Johnsen scored in …

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Slovakia Cup 2014/2015 Rd3 – Announcement

This coming weekend the Hudy Arena will host round 3 of the popular Slovakia Cup on both their on-road and off-road indoor tracks. Registration is available here and more information regarding details and rules can be found here .

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New Yuki Model Brainergy hardcase LiPo batteries

Yuki Model from Germany have new hardcase LiPo battery packs available in three different configurations. All are built using 5200mAh 45C cells and they come as 7.4V, 11.1V and 14.8V variant, pre-wired with T-plug connectors and JST XH balancer ports. The red colour hardcases measure 137.5mm in length and 46mm in width with the 2S pack being 25mm high, the 3S battery measures a height of 35mm and the 4S pack is 45mm tall. Source: CN Group [cn-group.de]

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Patrick Hofer doubles at Köngen Indoor Masters

The 2015 Edition of the Köngener Indoor Masters race in Germany saw Patrick Hofer dominating both the 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy classes. A field of 150 racers made the event highly competitive while the large carpet track surface challenged each driver every lap. Patrick was the fastest in each of the five qualifying rounds in the 2WD class en route to the main event win. While not as dominant in 4WD, Patrick still took a convincing win for his second title of the weekend. Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]

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Mansson & Ausfelt win at VBC Cup Rd3

Round 3 of the VBC Cup was held at Klippan RC on a medium-size carpet track with two wooden sections and quite a lot of jumps. The race was a two-day event with 2WD being run on Saturday and 4WD on Sunday and a total of 56 entries made for good competition. The finals of the 2WD class were a 2-man race between Team Associated’s Niclas Mansson and TLR driver Otto Ausfelt. At the end Niclas came out successful in front of Otto while Erik Mansson (Team Associated) rounded out the podium in 3rd. The 4WD class, run on Sunday…

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Alejandro Daras wins Levante EP Championship Rd1

The opening round of the Spanish Levante EP Championship was held at the La Nucia track. Xray team driver Alejandro Daras took the TQ and brought home the win after some hard fights with Andres Marcelino (Mugen) in the finals. Serpent driver Toni Alcala rounded out the podium in 3rd. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Arrowmax 1/10th & 1/8th setup board decals

Arrowmax 1/10th & 1/8th setup board decals

Following the introduction of a dedicated decal for 1/8th off-road setup boards Arrowmax now have two more available. Coming as combined 1/8th and 1/10th on-road and 1/10th scale on-road specific variant both sport clean and accurate track width and zero toe markings which help during suspension setup. Both stickers are highly liquid resistant and they fit common setup boards or come in handy when building DIY boards. Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

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Hoppe & Ermen join ARC nitro team

ARC has announced the signing of Germany’s Lars Hoppe and Dutch frontrunner John Ermen to their factory nitro team. Lars was already working together with ARC as part of his 1/10th touring car campaign and he now also makes the move over to the 1/8th nitro team following successful years of being with Shepherd. Lars has the following to say: I would like to thank ARC and especially Jones Chu for the continued support. After a great season with the electric R10 and my first ETS win, I am looking forward to a new project with ARC’s new R8 nitro car. After a long time…

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Benek Cup Rd4 – Report

The fourth round of the Polish Benek Cup was held in the city of Lodz. The organisers built an impressive 36×24 metres track with 16 different obstacles including an 8 metres long table top jump. Around 50 drivers split into the three classes of 2WD Buggy, 4WD Buggy and a beginner category. The race saw the attendance of young Michal Orlowski who opted to race in Lodz despite other race commitments. The Schumacher factory driver then went on to take the TQ in both the 2WD and 4WD class and he also quite easily won the A-mains make it a double at the weekend…

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Hudy Exclusive setup system for Formula cars

Hudy have a new addition to their range of Universal Exclusive setup systems available in the form of a 1/10 Formula specific set. The precision-machined, high-grade aluminium components allow quick, easy and accurate adjustments to the car’s suspension with the entire system being very small, lightweight, and it allows for easy transportation as it features a one screw assembly. The engraved scales and markings are easy to read, and all parts move freely in precision ball-bearings. All Hudy setup systems allow to quickly and easily measure and adjust camber and camber gain, caster, toe, and steering throw symmetry. Included with the…

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Tim Wahl renews with Xray

Xray has announced that multiple German Junior Champion Tim Wahl has re-signed with the Xray Factory World Racing Team. During the recent years Tim has shown excellent results and permanent growth. Tim will race the T4 platform and he will participate at all major international races. I’m very proud to re-sign my contract with Xray for the new season and I want to thanks to Xray for their trust in me. I have been racing with Xray since 2006 and last year I got my dream fulfilled by getting opportunity to be part of the factory team. The new T4 platform …

Airtronics Celebrates 40 Years with Limited Edition MT-4S

Airtronics Celebrates 40 Years with Limited Edition MT-4S

We’re already fans of the MT-4S (see our review in the November 2014 issue), but in “40th Anniversary” mode it’s especially attractive. In addition to the standard MT-4S good stuff (see long list below), the anniversary model includes a custom steering wheel, “piano black” finish, RX-472 SSL receiver plus a special-edition RX-471 receiver, and  a snazzy transmitter bag with Sanwa 40th anniversary embroidering. Very nice, and a good deal at just $100 over the cost of the “standard” MT-4S with one receiver–it’s like getting the bag for free. For more details and pics, visit our Hot News…

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RSD R12SS 1/12th scale bodyshell

Reflex Racing introduce the R12SS 1/12th scale bodyshell. Developed and sculptured in-house and manufactured in the USA the design was modified several times during development to fine-tune the balance in order to achieve maximum drivability. At 32g to 35g the body is around 5g to 8g lighter than comparable lightweight bodies and it is meant to offer more high speed stability than an AMR-12 while having a little more low speed steering. The body is usable in both Stock and Modified classes, it is made from .020 Lexan material and available now. Source: Reflex Racing [reflexracing.net]