Xray XB8 steering knuckle brass adjusting nut

Xray XB8 steering knuckle brass adjusting nut

Xray now have a brass adjusting nut for the steering knuckles of the XB8 buggy available. Made to capture the pivot balls of the steering assembly the nut is three times heavier than the stock part and made to fine-tune the handling characteristic of the buggy. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Slovakia Cup Rd1 – Report

Slovakia Cup Rd1 – Report

The 1st round of this Winter’s Slovakia Cup was held at the Hudy Arena in Trencin, Slovakia. Run in the six classes of Touring Car Modified and Stock, Formula, Pan Car as well as 2WD and 4WD Buggy the race attracted a good turnout of racers. In the Touring Car Modified class Martin Hudy soon set the benchmark with David Nemcek and local driver Tomas Liptak battling for 2nd and 3rd spot in qualifying. The triple finals were then again dominated by Martin with David coming in 2nd and Tomas rounding out the podium in 3rd. 1/10 Modified result: 1. Martin Hudy 2. …

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JConcepts Round Bill Flexfit hat

Show you passion to everything JC with the new Round Bill Flexfit hat from JConcepts. Available in S/M and L/XL sizes, the black JConcepts hat sports a large, puffy, embroidered JC front logo on the front. The hats are premium fitted by Flexfit, made in a durable yet breathable fabric to survive even the roughest days outdoors. Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

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Arrowmax LiPo safety bag

Arrowmax introduce their updated LiPo safety bag for charging and storing LiPo batteries packs. The bag is made from fire-resistant fabric and minimise the harm to the pit table and surrounding areas in case a LiPo pack goes up in flames during charging or storage. Large velcro straps keep the lid and the two inner lashes closed securely. Measuring 185x75x60mm the bag is printed with the Arrowmax logo and it sports white lining. Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

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Vaterra 1986 Chevy K-5 Blazer Ascender RTR

Vaterra’s lifted 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender kit is soon also available as an RTR variant including a Dynamite brushed crawler motor, waterproof speed controller and Spektrum DX2E transmitter. The vehicle is based on the Ascender chassis that features stamped steel ladder frames, metal gear transmission, an adjustable wheelbase and a long-travel suspension. The package is topped-off by a replica Blazer bodyshell and grippy scale tyres. Source: Horizon Hobby [horizonhobby.co.uk]

SWorkz S350 series aluminium option parts

SWorkz S350 series aluminium option parts

SWorkz have new aluminium option parts for the S350 series of 1/8th scale vehicles available. First up are rear hub carriers with various mounting positions for the upper camber links and the lower hinge pins. Coming as pair the hubs include reduction bushings for the ball bearings and they are gun metal anodised. The second new part is an upper steering bellcrank lever for the PSP system. Adding some visual impact the lever also increased the stability for improved steering input and precision. Last but not least are closed Pro Series wheel nuts. They not only look the part but also protect the…

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Mugen Seiki ball bearings sets

Mugen Seiki have two new ball bearings sets for the MBX7R available. First up are 8x16x5mm NMB ball races, they improve the drivetrain efficiency by creating a smoother operation compared to the kit bearings. Also new are 5x10x4mm NMB bearings for the clutch of the MBX7R, MBX7 and MBX7T. The high-quality ball races improve the clutch action and make for improved efficiency. Both the 8x16mm and 5x10mm bearings sport metal shields and come as 10-piece sets.  Source: Mugen [mugenseiki.com]

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TLR 22-series 35g brass MM hinge pin brace

Available soon from Team Losi Racing is a +35g brass hinge pin brace for mid motor converted 22-series vehicles such as the 22 2.0, 22T and 22SCT. The parts is machined from heavy brass material to add weight in the motor area for improved traction on low to medium bite surfaces, without having to fear the pendulum effect weights placed behind the rear axle can show. Laser-etched writings make identification easy. Source: TLR [tlracing.com]

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Chris Jarosz doubles at Winter Takes All

Traction Hobbies of Reno, NV hosted the second annual Winter Takes All race. Three rounds of qualifying were run on Saturday, rocket-round style, with Triple-A mains run on Sunday with eight drivers qualifying directly to the main and two bumping from lower mains. Drivers flocked from all over the Northern California/Nevada area to see who would take the overall win along with the cash purse put up by Traction Hobbies owner Justin Clark. Qualifying went perfect for Chris Jarosz, who took the TQ in both the 2WD and 4WD Modified classes, setting the fastest times in round 2 of qualifying on the…

Chris Jarosz takes 2WD and 4WD at Winter Takes All

Chris Jarosz takes 2WD and 4WD at Winter Takes All

Last weekend, Traction Hobbies of Reno, NV hosted the second annual Winter Takes All race. Three rounds of qualifying were run on Saturday, rocket-round style, with Triple-A mains run on Sunday with eight drivers qualifying directly to the main and two bumping from lower mains. Drivers flocked from all over…

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Serpent Spyder 2WD RTR short course truck

Following the full-blown race version Serpent now introduce a ready-to-run package based off of the competition variant. Using the same suspension geometry and composite tub chassis as the top-of-the-foodchain kit, the RTR comes with slightly simplified shock absorber units with plastic top caps, a gear differential unit and a solid slipper clutch with the kit being easily upgraded to a ball diff and slipper if conditions call for it. Also part of the RTR version is a 9T sensorless brushless motor with 45A speed controller, a 2.4GHz 10-model memory transmitter, pre-glued high-grip tyres and a…

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VBC Racing Wildfire D07 touring car kit

VBC Racing Australia have first images of the forthcoming Wildfire D07 electric touring car kit available. The latest incarnation of the company’s touring car platform will be based on a 2.5mm carbon fibre main chassis with 2mm upperdeck and an innovative “floating” steering design that decouples the steering bellcrank posts from the chassis to allow for improved front flex characteristics. A sturdy aluminium centre pod still makes for accurate steering response while different flex settings help to fine-tune the setup. Also new to the D07 is an improved motor mount for optimised left-to-right flex characteristics of the rear part of …

World Record! Nic Case Breaks the 200mph Barrier

World Record! Nic Case Breaks the 200mph Barrier

Nic Case has been a familiar face to RC fans ever since 2006 when RC Car Action put together the first “World’s Fastest RC Car Challenge,” an event that saw Nic post a then-astounding 134.4mph run. In the eight years since then, Nic has continually refined his Castle-powered , Futaba-equipped  ”RC Bullet” design in the quest for 200mph, and he finally achieved his goal this past weekend. His record-breaking 202.02mph run can be viewed below, and as usual for Nic, he has made certain all the documentation is in place for his achievement to become an official Guinness World …

Team Muso LM-P Type2 200mm bodyshell

Team Muso LM-P Type2 200mm bodyshell

Following first teaser images Team Muso now officially announce the release of the LM-P Typ2 200mm on-road bodyshell. The multi-piece body is made from clear polycarbonate and it comes with separate rear wing, shark fin and roll cage details to create several aerodynamic configurations. The body is designed for the use with 200mm World GT chassis and also fits Tamiya F103 GT cars.  Source: Team Muso [team-muso.com]

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Updated rear suspension arms for Mugen’s MRX5 WC

Mugen introduce updated rear suspension arms for the MRX5 WC 1/8th on-road car. Added material for increased strength against bending and twisting under hard acceleration and corning improves traction while opening the throttle and also adds stability at corner entry. Included with the A-arms are also upper suspension arm parts. Source: Mugen [mugenseiki.com]

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Yuki Model Brainergy 6000mAh 45C LiPo saddle pack

CN Development & Media introduce the Yuki Model Brainergy 45C LiPo saddle battery pack. The 7.4V pack is built using high-quality 6000mAh cells that are housed in white protective cases. Industry standard 4mm tube-type connectors make using the battery in a wide range of applications possible and included are a charging lead with T-type connector as well as a pre-soldered jumper wire. Source: CN Group [cn-group.de]

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Triple Crown Championship Series – Announcement

The Canadian Onroad Triple Crown Championship Series 2015 will kick-off on December 6th at Sutton Aviation RC Raceway in Ottawa. The 3-race Championship will be run in Touring Car Modified, Touring Car 17.5T Blinky as well as Vintage Trans-Am 21.5T with supporting club classes of Tamiya Mini, 1/12th scale and USGT. More information and sign up can be found here .

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Nic Case breaks 200mph barrier

History was made on October, 25th 2014 in Saint George, Utah. The R/C Bullet designed, built and driven by Nic Case finally achieved a top speed of 202.02mph (over 325km/h). Using a custom chassis, body and tyres as well as off-the-shelf electronics this was the first reported +200mph run of an RC car and it qualifies for Guinness World Record. Click here to view the embedded video. Source: Nic Case

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T.O.P. Sabre S4 improved gear diff housing set

New from T.O.P. Racing and made for the Sabre S4 touring car is an improved gear differential housing set. Design changes and new O-rings for the outdrives and pulley minimise oil-leakage and increase the efficiency of the diff. Source: T.O.P. [top-racing.jp]

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Finnich & Mortensen win in Nykobing Falster

The first round of the Danish electric on-road nationals was held at the LFRC club in Nykobing Falster, around 130 kilometres away from Copenhagen. The track is a little bit bumpy, but it was the same issue for all drivers and in the Touring Car Modified class it was Stefan Finnich who was able to make the best out of the track conditions. Lars Holm made a good pressure on Stefan, but Stefan drove very cold, and kept Lars behind him. Gustav Pind just started and will be very fast one day. In the growing 1/10th pan car class attracts …