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Team Durango DNX8 prototype – First image

In the wake of this weekend’s Neo Race in the UK Team Durango’s Jörn Neumann released this image of the prototype DNX8, the supposed follow-up model of the ageing DNX408. Details on the buggy are not available yet but looking at the image it appears that the DNX8 is of a more conventional design than its predecessor with a wider chassis and/or wider side pods. The front suspension makes use of a pivot ball construction with composite upper A-arms and also the engine position seems to have changed a bit. We bring you more information on the vehicle as…

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MIP X-6 Cubed Pucks Shiny drive system

MIP introduce the Pucks Shiny drive system for the X-Factory X-6 Cubed buggy. The “Shiny” kit provide all the speed, acceleration, and replaceable Pucks made to handle the abuse of the Modified racing. The special design of the drivesahfts provides smoother acceleration and better handling out of turns without adding additional weight. The X-6 Cubed specific set included MIP’s shiny driveshafts, wheel axles, Pucks-compatible outdrives, new diff rings and diff balls, a thrust race assembly, and a new diff gear as well as several small parts, grease and thread lock. Source: MIP [miponline.com]

New Sweep Racing EXP EVO-R Tyres

New Sweep Racing EXP EVO-R Tyres

Sweep Racing have announced the release of their new EXP EVO-R tyre after extensive testing with World Champion Jilles Groskamp. We understand that their new release features improvements to the balance and feel of the tyre which results in an easier drive. The diameter has been increased to 65mm which is slightly wider than their Read the Rest…

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RC Car Action June 1990: Our Very First Car Of the Year Issue and A Killer Clod Project Truck!

Our June 1990 issue was a killer! Aside from all the usual stuff that makes RCCA great, this issue featured our very first ever Car of the Year, the Team Losi JRX2. Today, the list has grown to include Car, Truck and Innovation of the year which we announce for the very first time each year at RCX but way back in 90 we did this for the very first time, giving Team Losi the rights to the first EVER award to which they would add numerous additional ones as the years would go by. Another new addition to RC Car Action for …

RCX is Just a Month Away!

RCX is Just a Month Away!

Time to get your RCX plans in high gear! Hopefully that includes time in the SoCal sunshine with a visit to the Radio Control Expo at the OC Fair Event Center , but if you can’t be there at RCX in person, be sure to follow along with the show here at RCCA.com. We’ll be blowing it up on Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter too, so add ‘em to your favorites! The 2013 show was a blast, we hope to see you this year at RCX! RC Car Action –

Documenting the Reedy Race of Champions – 50 minutes of awesome racing action!

Documenting the Reedy Race of Champions – 50 minutes of awesome racing action!

Cory Drachenberg of 5150 Productions has attended several of this year’s biggest races not just to watch, but to shoot in-depth short films documenting RC racing at its highest level – and this episode of the “Come Drive With Us” series was shot at the Reedy Race of Champions in January. The video is packed with on-track footage and a look at Ty Tessmann’s rise through the world of RC. Check it out! The Reedy Race is not just any race. It is a “bucket list” race; a race that most R/C enthusiasts dream of attending! There are…

Exclusive: Pro-Line’s GoPro-Ready Blockbuster Revealed

Exclusive: Pro-Line’s GoPro-Ready Blockbuster Revealed

Now this is ingenious! Pro-Line ‘s Blockbuster body is built for video (Blockbuster video, get it?) and designed to carry a GoPro camera in its hollowed-out cab (which also appears to do a good job of protecting the GoPro). In the middle pic, you can see the molded-in dashboard that gives Blockbuster-based videos a real “in-car” feel. Can’t wait to see actual video captured with this body. Official Pro-Line hype after the pics. BlockBuster Video Clear Body for PRO-2 SC, Slash®, Slash® 4X4, and SC10 (with trimming) and Blitz (with trimming) 3426-00 Description This is …

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Serpent SRX-2 gear differential

Serpent introduce a gear differential for their Spyder SRX-2 line of vehicles including the mid and rear motor buggy as well as the upcoming short course truck. The diff features a compact composite material housing and it is of a multi-piece design with a separate diff gear and two side plates that are held in place using small screws and metal backplates for improved fitment and leak-free mounting. The internal gears are made from sintered metal while the crosspins are made from lightweight aluminium. In combination with the lightweight spring steel outdrives the differential weights in at only 28.9g…

Azarashi D413 limited edition conversion kit

Azarashi D413 limited edition conversion kit

Azarashi introduce this chassis conversion kit for Hot Bodies’ D413 4WD buggy. Included is a new carbon fibre main chassis plate with angled front section to make for a slimmer and more compact appearance. Also the chassis layout has beed changed a bit with the servo shifted to the left side of the chassis and sitting in a stand-up position making the use of a low-profile offering necessary. Included with the chassis, that has beed designed around the use of a shorty LiPo pack, comes the chassis, servo mounts and a mid-cab design bodyshell. The conversion also required a bit of…

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CRC 1/12th & TLR 22 carbon fibre option parts

Calandra Racing Concepts have two new option parts available in the form of a dual extended upper plate for the company’s line of 1/12th scale chassis and a carbon fibre front shock tower for the TLR 22 buggy. Starting with the upper plate, the part fits Altered Ego and standard XTi and SE cars cars with slider rear pods and it is made to extend the upper rear shock mount to utilise the matching longer front shock positions in the chassis. The plate is made from 2.5mm QHM material and available now. Also new is the 4mm carbon fibre front shock tower …

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Kyosho RT6 chassis protective skin & snap back hats

Kyosho introduce chassis protective decals for the RT6 truck as well as new snap back hats. Starting with the chassis skins, the protective decals are pre-cut and come in sets of two including one black and one white themed skin. They are made to protect the bottom of the chassis from becoming overly scratched while adding some visual impact. Also new are two snap back caps in red or black colour. They sport an embroidered Kyosho logo and let you show your passion to everything Kyosho. Source: Kyosho [kyoshoamerica.com]

Blake Boggs triples at Jamie Rogers Memorial Race

Blake Boggs triples at Jamie Rogers Memorial Race

This past weekend the first annual Jamie Rogers Memorial race was held in Flowood, Mississippi. Jamie passed away in January due to a fatal heart attack while attending Flowood’s “January Jam” race. Around 150 racers from the surrounding states joined together to remember a fallen hero in the RC community. Bubba Barham, race director, did a great job for Jamie’s son Ty and his Mother, Melissa. FRC had many sponsors donating product to be raffled off to raise money for Ty and his family, with close to $4,000 raised. In 2WD Open Buggy William Ables would start TQ into the triple A-mains. To start the…

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Hupo Hönigl doubles at Grand Prix of Russia

The Grand Prix of Russia 2014 was held at the huge Crocus Expo Facility in Moscow with almost 250 entries. The very well organised event was part of a huge hobby show and attracted thousands of hobbyists and spectators. The track was a typical European carpet track with wooden jumps and obstacles and due to the amount of drivers each class only had one 2 minute practise run, making it difficult for drivers to adapt to the track. In 1/8th E-Buggy and 2WD Modified Buggy Team C’s Hupo Hönigl was to take TQ and win beating Shin Adachi (Yokomo) and Jörg Tiit (Serpent) in 2WD…

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Bruno Coelho wins Portuguese TC nats Rd1

The first round of the Portuguese electric touring car nationals was held at the Coimbra track. Bruno Coelho took the TQ and win with virtually no practice at all as he only arrived on Sunday. Behind him Joao Malveiro and Helder Silva came in 2nd and 3rd respectively to complete the podium. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Rizzo, Schär & Lehnerr take 1/10 podium in Switzerland

The first round of the Swiss nitro on-road nationals not only saw the running of the 1/8th on-road class but also a 1/10th 200mm sedan race was held. The final saw Capricorn’s Marco Rizzo taking the win from Traugott Schär (Xray) and Christian Lehnerr (Xray). Marco Reiser completed the top 4 result. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Team CRC Japan Altered Ego 4mm tweak plate

Team CRC Japan introduce this 4mm carbon fibre tweak plate for the CRC Altered Ego 1/12th scale car. The part replaces the kit brace with a 4mm thick and more durable plate in order to improve crash resistance. The tweak plate is available world-wide via Team CRC Japan. Source: Team CRC Japan [kimihiko-yano.jp]

Pro-Line To Offer Short-Wheelbase “Indoor” Chassis For Pro-2

Pro-Line To Offer Short-Wheelbase “Indoor” Chassis For Pro-2

When I reviewed the Pro-Line PRO-2 for the cover story of our February issue  I raved about the truck’s stability in the open desert, and how that composure led to me drive aggressively on the racetrack as well. My SoCal cohort Joel Navarro and I have logged plenty of race time with our PRO-2 test truck since the review, and though the tremendous traction is terrific we both often wish for a bit more steering at the local indoor facility. Without even asking, Pro-Line sent along this teaser image and a few bullet points about an optional chassis plate …

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Yokomo Europe 50g under LiPo weight

Yokomo Europe introduce this under LiPo weight. It is of a universal design, weights in at 50g and is usable with a wide range of chassis while the Yokomo Europe and Mibosport graphics make for additional visual impact. Source: Yokomo Europe [teamyokomo.eu]

Serpent S811 Plus4 hard-anodised chassis

Serpent S811 Plus4 hard-anodised chassis

Serpent now have the Plus4 chassis, that is part of the updated S811 2.1, available as a separate set to allow the upgrade of existing Cobra 811 buggies. The main chassis plate is 4mm longer in the rear to create a more planted rear end on tracks with short bumps and a rough surface. Included with the hard-anodised chassis comes a longer rear centre driveshaft and an updated aluminium rear chassis brace. All parts are also available separately. Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

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JConcepts SRX-2 MM Silencer bodyshell

JConcepts introduce their popular Silencer bodyshell design for the Serpent SRX-2 mid motor buggy. Making use of the well-known Silencer design cues such as a mild cab forward design, a roof top shark fin and pronounced sidepods, the body is a direct replacement for the kit item and it comes clear, including window masks, decal sheet and two 6.5″ Hi-Clearance rear wings. Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]