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Team Associated engine sound system & LED light kit

Team Associated help you to take your scale realism experience to the next level with the ESS-One Engine Sound System and XP light arrays. The ESS-One Engine Sound System allows to choose from multiple throaty race engine sounds, shifting, brakes, and turbo blowoff valves. The programmable ESS-One delivers these sounds in one simple, small box for a clean and easy installation and it is usable for short course trucks, drift or rally cars. Also new are various light kits that cut through the darkness with realistic lighting arrays that feature headlights, tail lights, fog lights, and reverse lights …

Keisuke Fukuda joins Arrowmax

Keisuke Fukuda joins Arrowmax

Arrowmax RC announce the signing of 2006 1/10th 200mm World and multiple Japanese National Champion Keisuke Fukuda to their team. Keisuke will use Arrowmax’ honeycomb wrenches and setup tools in the forthcoming season. Keisuke Fukuda said, “I feel happy to join this young and energetic team. I’m looking forward to the coming season.” Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

Schelle RB6 Nova slipper clutch & aluminium topshaft

Schelle RB6 Nova slipper clutch & aluminium topshaft

Schelle Racing Innovations’ Nova 3-pad slipper clutch is now also available for Kyosho’s RB6 2WD buggy. All parts needed are included in this conversion to race stock or modified buggy with a 69 or 76 tooth Nova spur. Also included is the required Nova aluminium topshaft which will adapt the Kyosho gearbox to a Nova slipper clutch and 5.5mm hex adjustment nut. The Kyosho conversion also includes both types of slipper pads with a tuning guide to help racers learn how to tune the clutch for different conditions from slick to astro turf. The conversion also fits the RT6, SC6 and Ultima SC with …

Amezcua announced as TD technical representative

Amezcua announced as TD technical representative

As part of their recently announced strategy changes, Team Durango appoint Travis Amezcua as their North American Technical Representative. Travis is a long-serving Team Durango team member, racing a range of TD products at the highest competitive level in the world. Travis will step into his new role with immediate effect and he will be travelling from his SoCal base, around the US, bringing expert track-side support to local club racers and Team Durango fans. Travis will work closely with newly appointed, Champaign based, Hobbico Field Communications Manager, Brad Brucker, in the US. This new support team for Northern America will…

Gravity RC Skirt Pen

Gravity RC Skirt Pen

Gravity RC introduce the Skirt Pen, an adjustable height marker to mark the height of on-road body cut lines. With the body on the car the pen is laid on the table or pit board to draw an accurate line around the body which indicates the lower cutting line. The 6-sided unit offers measurements of 4.5mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, and 9mm with the laser-engraved number facing up is the exact height of the pen’s tip. The Skirt Pen also includes masking tape to apply on the body’s skirt before drawing the line to help with visibility on dark body designs. Other uses…

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Tekno EB/NB48 revised rear arms & nut wrench

Tekno RC have revised rear arms for the EB48 and NB48 1/8th buggy and a new 5.5mm and 7mm nut wrench available. Starting with the A-arms, they are exactly the same material and dimensions as the XT arms, but with added clearance for the shock spring perches. They are a direct fit on the Tekno’s nitro and electric 1/8th buggies and they will perform well in all climates. The second new part is a specially designed 5.5mm and 7mm nut driver whose construction reminds on a turnbuckle wrench but thanks to its fork-type design the wrench is able to reach even…

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Smokem T4’15 IIX carbon fibre chassis

With the recent release of the updated Xray T4’15, Smokem Racing has now released an updated IIX chassis for this popular electric touring car. Made from their proprietary Pro-Weave 100 percent carbon fibre construction, which is stiffer than a conventional weave, yet softer than a quasi weave, the 2.0mm thick chassis material allows to lower the overall centre of gravity for optimum response and corner speed. Flex is also improved to deliver greater traction over a wider range of track conditions and temperatures. The chassis’ contoured shape was developed through an extensive prototype and testing phase, the result of which saw significant gains in…

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Factory RC TLR 22-4 shorty carbon battery brace

Factory RC introduce a carbon fibre shorty battery brace for the TLR 22-4 buggy. The battery hold down features an adjustable battery stop block that allows to more easily and conveniently adjust the battery position within he chassis. The brace replaces the stock plastic part, it is cut from 3mm carbon fibre and it comes with heavy duty carbon steel or titanium screws. Source: Factory RC [factory-rc.com]

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Tonisport-Winter-Cup Rd2 – Report

The 2nd round of the Tonisport-Winter-Cup was held at the Eifel-Ring, a permanent indoor track in Leimbach, close to the World-famous Nürburgring. A total of 40 racers attended the race that was organized by the MAC Adenau. The 13.5T Touring Car class saw an impressive battle for positions already in the three six-minutes qualifying heats. Finally Ingo Herschbach took pole position in front of his Serpent fellows Majuran Tharmalingam and Oliver Kaufmann, winner of the first TWC race weekend. Kaufmann then went on to win the opening A-main in front of Jan Rettke (ARC) and Jacques…

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Spec-R TRF418/419 P8 version double joint driveshafts

Made for the Tamiya TRF418 and TRF419 are the P8 double joint driveshafts from Spec-R. They are of a reinforced design with a large diameter cross joint, 1.8mm cross pins and strong 0.8mm circlips for the cross pins. Made from high quality spring steel and offering precision-ground wheel axles the shafts are recommended for the use in combination with a front spool axle and they minimise wheel chatter at high steering angles due to their design. Source: Spec-R [spec-r.com]

Shepherd Velox V10 Ackermann plate & linkage parts

Shepherd Velox V10 Ackermann plate & linkage parts

Shepherd have a new option part for the Velox V10 Pro 200mm nitro on-road car available in the form of an updated steering Ackermann plate and linkage parts. Due to a much smaller steering differential angle, the new 8mm servo saver Ackermann plate provides even more steering and a completely different, more aggressive overall handling. Prototypes have been successfully tested at the this year’s European and World Championships and also at the ENS in Fiorano with a higher corner speed noticed by all drivers. The servo saver Ackermann plate is available as a set including new 4.9mm uniballs and …

Teemu Leino continues with HB-HPI through 2015

Teemu Leino continues with HB-HPI through 2015

Team HB have announced that Teemu Leino has extended his contract to drive for the HB racing team. A mainstay of Team HB since first signing with the team, the Finn is a European Champion in the electric touring car class but his focus is now 100% nitro, and he is one of Team HBs most versatile racers, racing at the top level in 1/10th nitro touring cars, 1/8th nitro track racing and 1/8th buggies. He has been instrumental in developing the HB R10, R8 and D812 and has been a great teammate for every member of Team HBs international factory…

Team C TM8 1/8th nitro buggy coming soon

Team C TM8 1/8th nitro buggy coming soon

Team C have released a first teaser image of the forthcoming TM8 1/8th nitro off-road buggy. So far only one CAD rendering is available and from the looks of things the buggy will be of a class-standard design although it is not clear if some fancy gizmos are hidden behind the front shock tower. We bring you more information as soon as we get them. Source: Team C [teamcracing.net]

Lucas Sanford wins at Gun Smoke Classic

Lucas Sanford wins at Gun Smoke Classic

The recent Gun Smoke Classic race held at IERC Raceway in San Bernardino, CA saw a tight battle of Lucas Sanford, David Jenson and Brian Sullivan over the top spots in the 1/8th E-Buggy class. Brian Sullivan had a very good run in the first heat taking the TQ but Lucas Sandford would take the overall TQ in Rd1 by 2 seconds and a near perfect run. In Q2, David Jenson pressed hard for the entire race, but Sanford had another great run taking the win. Sanfords 2nd round TQ meant he would not have to race the third qualifier, and …

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Alberta Touring Series Rd1 – Report

Round 1 of the newly established Alberta Touring Series was held in Calgary, Alberta, hosted by the CARCAR club. 125 entries spread across the five classes of Touring Car Modified, Touring Car Stock, Mini, 1/12th scale Stock and Formula. In the Touring Modified class where the Reedy Race Format was used, there were 24 entries, with five rounds of random sorted heads up racing. In the end, Steve Soon (Serpent) with a five win record beat out Peter Toszer (Team Associated) on tiebreak points to take top spot on the podium with Wayne Mah (Awesomatix) coming in 3rd. In the Viper Touring Stock class with 48 entries, …

Liquid RC sponsors F1 final at Abu Dhabi

Liquid RC sponsors F1 final at Abu Dhabi

Liquid RC, an R/C car accessories company based out of Massachusetts,  is a proud sponsor of the Caterham Formula 1 Team for this weekend’s final at Abu Dhabi. The race has an expected television audience of 500 million viewers. The sold out race has a seating capacity of 41,093 people. The 55 lap race will be Read the Rest…

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Favrelle & Delalondre win at French Winter Nats Rd2

The 2nd round of the French Winter Nationals was held at the AMC Tours club in central France. In the Touring Car Modified class Maxime Favrelle (Yokomo) took the pole position for the finals and later on was able to bring home the overall win from Remi Callens (Xray) and Jeremy Limoges (Xray). In the Touring Car stock class Jeremy Delalondre (Yokomo) came out successful from Pierre Delorme (Xray) and young Steve Favrelle (Yokomo). In the supporting pan car classes, Alexandre Eleaume came out successful in 1/12th Modified. Stephane Lemperiere and Jean-Michel Varinard rounded out the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 1/12th…

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Michele Romagnoli joins Capricorn

Capricorn announce the signing of Michele Romagnoli for the 2015 season. Michele, top qualifier and winner of the Italian 1/8th nitro on-road championship will start into the new venture by attending at the ETS using the company’s Lab TE02 touring car. In the 1/8th class Romagnoli will race Capricorn’s Lab C802 car with his campaign culminating in the attendance at the 1/8th World Championships. Michele has the following to say about the deal: I’m very happy and excited for the upcoming season with the Capricorn team, I would like to thank Patrizio Rossi for this opportunity and I can’t wait to start racing. Source: Capricorn…

Fast Race innovates new tire removal tool

Fast Race innovates new tire removal tool

When it comes to 1/8 offroad, one of the most expensive aspects of racing becomes wheels and tires. Fast Race has just released their all-new ‘Tires CUT’ tool. This unique tool is and adjustable hand tool that allows you to cut away worn out tires from the rim. That means no more soaking in deadly Read the Rest…

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Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinch of Jacksonville, FL takes his scale crawler everywhere so he never misses an opportunity to tackle gnarly terrain, whether on the trails or at the beach. Charles customized the chassis to create an extended wheelbase and created a genuine wooden bed for the truck. Aftermarket mods include a slew of Integy parts like a roof rack, front and rear bumpers, lower links and extended rear links. To create tight pivot steering, a Hot Racing Dig Unit is utilized to lock up the front wheels and kick out the rear. Charles’ truck is powered by a Castle Creations Mamba Max speed controller …