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Losi Announces Troy Lee Designs TEN-SCTE – Nuremberg News

More Nuremburg news from Losi. The 4WD TEN-SCTE has been redressed as a new Troy Lee Designs RTR. Based on the 2013 and 2014 ROAR Nationals winner, theTroy Lee Designs livery is fully licensed and should appeal to motocross and off-road racers looking for looks to go along with the 4WD shaft-driven chassis. Equally impressive is the RTR truck’s under the hood equipment that consists of a powerful 3900kv Dynamite 540-size 4-pole brushless motor, a 130A LiPo-compatible and waterproof Dynamite speed control, a Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio set and waterproof Spektrum steering servo and electronics. Losi will offer the …

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Team Associated B5M Factory Lite kit

Team Associated introduce the B5M Factory Lite, a special version of the B5M that would optimise the platform to excel in classes requiring spec motors and for certain track conditions that allow the racer to take full advantage of the performance offered from reduced weight. Shedding over 75 grams of weight, the B5M Factory Lite includes a 3-gear transmission for lower rotational mass, a lightened hard-anodised aluminium chassis, titanium turnbuckles, and aluminium front axles. Features – Lightweight, hard-anodised aluminium chassis with centralised mass and mid-motor position for improved handling on high-grip offroad tracks –…

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Reds Racing R5T Team Edition V3.0 engine

Reds Racing introduce the all-new R5T Team Edition V3.0 nitro buggy engine. It is derived from the well-known R5T Team Edition v.2 and used by most of Reds Racing’s team drivers such as Cody King, Elliott Boots, Joseph Quagraine, Cole Ogden and others. The engine comes with the revolutionary HCX horizontal carburettor that guarantees higher idle stability, more precise tuning, easier access to high speed needle and higher mid/top range power. Furthermore, the engine comes with a special, red anodised cooling head. On top of that the R5T Team Edition features a front ball …

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HPI Baja 5R On-Road – Nuremberg News

You can put this right at the top of the “we didn’t see it coming list”! HPI has made some tweaks to its popular Baja line and has introduced on on-road version for all of us to enjoy. The Baja 5R has a chassis that is designed specifically for on-road use and power for this car comes from a 23cc 2-stroke gas engine. That’s all standard stuff so let’s take about that impressive body. Covering the chassis is a very large and impressively molded 1970 Ford Boss 302 and a set of vintage 8-spoke wheels and Tarmac Buster tires complete the look. This is …

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JConcepts: B5/B5M/T5M aluminum steering bellcranks

JConcepts: B5/B5M/T5M aluminum steering bellcranks JConcepts has the steering system on the B5, B5M and T5M covered with an all new light-weight, aluminum steering bell-crank assembly. A servo saver-less aluminum steering system is CNC-machined and replaces the stock plastic bell-cranks, the steering bell-cranks by JConcepts come in a blue or black anodized finish and sport machined chamfered silver edges and engraved JC logos. The aluminum, light-weight assembly provides a more rigid steering system with increased steering feel and response. The fit of the new bell-cranks has been improved …

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JConcepts B5 series aluminium steering bellcranks

JConcepts has the steering system on the B5, B5M and T5M covered with an all new light-weight, aluminium steering bellcrank assembly. The servo saver-less aluminium steering system is CNC-machined and replaces the stock plastic bellcranks to provide a more rigid assembly for increased steering feel and response. Furthermore the fit of the new bell-cranks has been improved by the positioning of the bearings to help eliminate binding when assembled. The parts come in a blue or black anodised finish and sport machined chamfered silver edges and engraved JC logos. The steering bell-cranks also …

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Tamiya TB Evo.6 Black Version chassis kit

Tamiya’s TB Evo.6 4WD shaft driven touring car kit will soon also become available in a limited edition Black Version. It is understood that the car, that features a pretty unique layout with a shaft drivetrain but a transversally mounted motor – as seen on belt-driven cars – is unchanged from the standard “blue” version apart from the black aluminium parts for the bulkheads, turnbuckles and damper parts. Source: Tamiya [tamiya.com]

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Capricorn Lab C03 hard chassis & new engine mount

Capricorn have two new option parts for the Lab C03 200mm nitro car available in the form of a hard main chassis plate and a monoblock engine mount. Starting with the chassis, the part is designed to be an option for the standard flex chassis that comes with the car kit. The hard chassis is meant to give less flex which allows to fine-tune the car to different track conditions. Also new is the monoblock engine mount that stiffens the rear part of the chassis under the engine mount area. The single piece part is of a heatsink design to assist with …

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Marco Baruffolo renews with RB

RB Products announce the contract extension with young double European Champion Marco Baruffolo. The 2013 Euro B and 2014 Euro A Junior Champion will run the full line of RB products including the 1/8th RB One R buggy, nitro engines, fuel and tyres and he has the following to say: I’m very proud to continue with the RB French company, I will do my best to get some good results during this year. See you on the track. Source: RB [rbproducts.com]

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Jeff Hamon takes double Victoria State titles

At the 2015 Victoria State Titles Jeff Hamon took the win in both the 1/8th and 1/10th on-road nitro classes. Steven Jovamovic came in 2nd in the 1/8th category, Tim Westwood rounded out the podium in 3rd. In the 1/10th championship Ricky Vocale grabbed the runner-up spot from Andrew Gillespie in 3rd. Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

Tyler Vik re-signs with Team XRAY for 2015

Tyler Vik re-signs with Team XRAY for 2015

Tyler Vik re-signs with Team XRAY for 2015 XRAY is happy to announce that US top off-road driver Tyler Vik has re-signed with XRAY to be part of the team in 2015. Tyler is the winner of many major US off-road races and multi time US off-road nationals’ finalist. Tyler is a multi-class off-road driver and will race with the XB8, XT9, XB8E, XB4 and the XB4 2WD. Tyler says:  “I am happy to continue to be part of the XRAY factory team, and look forward to showing the performance of the cars throughout the 2015 racing …

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Tyler Vik continues with Xray

Xray have announced that US top off-road driver Tyler Vik has renewed his contract with the Slovakian company for 2015. Tyler is the winner of many major US off-road races and multi time US off-road nationals’ finalist. Tyler is a multi-class off-road driver and will race with the XB8, XT9, XB8E, XB4 and the XB4 2WD and he has the following to say: I am happy to continue to be part of the Xray factory team, and look forward to showing the performance of the cars throughout the 2015 racing season. The progress we have been doing with both 1/10 and 1/8 …

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Spec-R T4’15 motor mount conversion kit

New from Spec-R comes a motor mount conversion kit for Xray’s T4’15 touring car. Included is a redesigned motor and layshaft mount made from orange anodised 7075 aluminium that utilises a single mounting bracket for the layshaft for improved flex characteristics. The rear part of the motor mount offers two different ARS toe link positions, doing away with the standard towers, and included are also hard-coated 7075 aluminium centre belt pulleys, a spur gear and a front topdeck mount. Source: Spec-R [spec-r.com]

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Michael Schoettler takes NIS round 2

The action packed Northwest Indoor Series continued its 2nd round in Albany, Oregon at Northwest Hobbies and Raceway. This four race series attracts the region’s best to three different tracks between Oregon and Washington with the ultimate goal to find out who is the fastest in each respective class. There are no drops and with each race being a month apart, planning and scheduling is a must. The doors opened for controlled practice on Saturday at 8am, which proceeded until 2:30pm. From there, a short drivers meeting and then straight into two rounds of qualifying. On Sunday, morning practice started at 7am for an…

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JConcepts Chasers 1/8th off-road tyre

JConcepts’ new Chasers 1/8th buggy tyres rely on hefty, medium lugs which are angular in multiple directions. The horizontal type tread has a striking similarity to the trusty Crossbow tyre but the Chasers have a lower, closer lug arrangement which gives improved responsiveness and bites in medium, high and low grip conditions. The wet and dry condition tyre has small recessed cuts in the top of the tread for extra edges and increased formability over terrain. The centre overlapping bar treatment increases durability in the highest wear region of the tyre. Included come JConcepts’ latest Dirt-Tech inserts and the tyre will become…

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Nikolai Haaheim wins Banken Cup opening round

The first round of the Norwegian Banken Cup was held at Kvinesdal, Norway on a large indoor carpet track. The Modified class attracted the biggest turnout of drivers and in the first qualifying round it was current Nordic Champion and Schumacher driver Nikolai Haaheim who had a disastrous start after stripping the spur gear of his car. Oyvind would start the qualifier on top of the field, but several rolls sent him down the pack. Yokomo driver Oskar Fjeld made the best out of the situation and after a slow start he won the first round in front of youngster Tobias Sanden …

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Blaze Racing Yokomo R12 rear pod conversion

Blaze Racing introduce a rear pod conversion kit for the Yokomo R12 1/12th scale pan car that allows to run CRC’s slider rear end to combine the best of both worlds. The set includes three new carbon fibre parts cut from 2.5mm material; the lower plate, the upper plate and the rear brace. The conversion allows to run oil side dampers while retaining the standard Yokomo geometry and it comes without the needed CRC alloy parts. Source: Blaze Racing [blaze-racing.com]

New! RC10B5M Factory Lite Kit

New! RC10B5M Factory Lite Kit

Team Associated’s RC10B5 and RC10B5M have been met with wild success by racers around the globe at both the club level and at major racing events. Always looking for a challenge, Team Associated’s Area 51 engineers took it upon themselves to make the best RC10 to date even better! A…

McBride Shines in Team Associated/Reedy Debut at the Reedy Race

McBride Shines in Team Associated/Reedy Debut at the Reedy Race

The Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions is one of the most prestigious events in all of RC racing. Featuring both an Invitational class along with 2WD, 4WD Open, and Junior classes, there are four titles up for grabs. Competing in his first electric race for Team Associated and Reedy,…

JConcepts: New Chasers 1/8th Off-Road Buggy Tires

JConcepts: New Chasers 1/8th Off-Road Buggy Tires

JConcepts: New Chasers 1/8th Off-Road Buggy Tires The Chasers rely on hefty, medium lugs which are angular in multiple directions. The horizontal type tread has a striking similarity to the trusty Crossbow tire which has remained a favorite for the last several years. Chasers have a lower, closer lug arrangement which gives incredible responsiveness and bites in medium, high and low grip conditions. The wet and dry condition tire has small recessed cuts in the top of the tread for extra edges and increased formability over terrain. The center overlapping bar treatment increases durability in the highest wear region of the…