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Kyosho re-release the Tomahawk

Kyosho is set to re-release one of their “holy grails” in the form of the 1980’s Tomahawk 2WD buggy. Following the original Scorpion and the re-release of the legendary Beetle, Kyosho introduces the third release in the retro line, the Tomahawk. The buggy, as it was back then, is an evolution of the Scorpion design that includes subtle enhancements to increase its off-road performance. Not being an exact replica the 2015 kit will feature several refinements to make adapt it to modern running gear. It will feature the unique double deck design, though made using tough 6061 alloy, it will…

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Trinity 48 pitch pinion gears & 2S charging lead

New from Trinity come 48 pitch pinion gears and a charging lead for 2S LiPo battery packs. Starting with the pinions, the ultra-light and hard anodised aluminium gears are designed mainly for off-road racing and they come in 17T to 45T sizes with the tooth number being etched into the gears for easy identification. Machined to the tightest tolerances the gears run very true and they allow for quicker spool up thanks to a lower rotation mass compared to steel pinions. Also new is a pre-soldered charging lead for 2S LiPo battery packs. Offering 4mm gold connectors for …

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Hot Race high-quality silicone fluids

Italian company Hot Race introduce a new range of silicone fluids. They come in a range of viscosities for different applications and in snap cap bottles with a declaring sticker on top to make for easy identification in your pit bag. Source: Hot Race Tyres [hotracetyres.com]

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Yuki Model Samurai SCT 120A motor & ESC combo

New from CN Development & Media comes the Yuki Model Samurai SCT brushless motor and speed controller combo for 1/10th short course trucks. Including the 4S LiPo-compatible SL 120A speed controller and a sensorless 3900kv brushless motor the package is ideal for 2WD and 4WD trucks alike. The splashwater-protected controller features a 6V/3A BEC system and it comes pre-wired with gold-plated 4mm bullet-type connectors. Also included is a programming box for the controller. Controller specifications: – Constant current: 120A – Peak current: 760A – Input voltage: 2-4S LiPo, 5-12 cell NiMH – BEC system: 6V…

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Carsten Keller shines at Anglühen 2015

The season-opening Anglühen race for 1/8th nitro off-road buggies was held at the NitroManiacs track in Mönchengladbach, Germany, attracting nearly 100 drivers. Carsten Keller pretty much dominated the event by taking the TQ for the main final and coming out successful in the 45 minute A-main. Mike Wiesweg, who was able to close the gap on Carsten a bit in the second half of the final, ended the race a lap down on the winner while Christian Hahlen rounded out the top 3 result. Final result: 1. Carsten Keller – 79L 45:01.265 2. Maik Wiesweg – 78L 45:31.709 3. Christian Hahlen – 75L 45:03.750 4. Lukas Strothmann – 75L 45:11.397 5. Chun Yeng…

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Edenburn & Henriksen dominate Novak Race

The 2015 Novak Race at the Plex was held at the famous HobbyPlex facility in Omaha, Nebraska. Cole Henriksen and Zach Edenburn both had great weekends dominating the Stock classes. Stock 2WD Buggy was the largest class of the event stretching all the way to a G-main. TQ would go to Cole but he would have to settle for 2nd place behind Zack. Stock Truck was much of the same with the TQ and win going to Cole, Zach would finish up in 2nd. The Zach and Cole show would continue in Stock SCT with Zach taking TQ, but this …

Mile High Indoor Championships – Report

Mile High Indoor Championships – Report

5280 Raceway in Denver, Colorado hosted the 2015 Mile High Indoor Champs. While the weather outside was cold and slushy, the action on the track was scorching hot with some very close action across most classes during an event featuring Formula, World GT, Touring Car and 1/12th scale classes. The “Mile High” kicked off with open practice most of the day on Thursday followed by the regularly scheduled club race that evening, which provided those who travelled to the event early a taste of racing action before the actual event began. Most drivers found solid pace by the end of controlled practice on Friday and lap …

Axial SCX10 C/R Edition by Richard Derry [Reader’s Ride]

Axial SCX10 C/R Edition by Richard Derry [Reader’s Ride]

Richard Derry sent us pix of his modified Axial SCX10 C/R Edition Jeep, which has been treated to a host of RC4WD goodies, including hex axle extenders, their Warn 9.5cti winch mounted to a JK Rampage Recovery front bumper, and 1.9 Onyx wheels wrapped with 1.9 Interco IROK tires. Other styling improvements include a Knight Customs Angry Eye Grille and a Rogue Grfx KZRC body wrap, an RCMart jerry can and high-lift jack, Vanquish Poison Spyder Brawler rockers, and an RCDMV custom license plate. Functional upgrades include Blue Monkey RC titanium steering and drag links, a Jevne Racing electronics mounting plate, and Vaterra …

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Takahaka Shoki wins at FEMCA Asia Champsionships

During last weekend’s FEMCA Asia Championships held at the TRC track in Hong Kong, KM Racing’s Takahaka Shoki grabbed the win in the premier 1/8th scale class some four laps in front of Mugen driver Chui Kai Leung. Wu Zheng Zhong (Serpent) rounded out the podium in 3rd, finishing another 3 laps down. Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

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Rivkin & Fenster win at JBRL Electric Series Rd2

Round 2 of the 2015 JBRL Electric Series was held at Coyote Hobbies in Victorville, CA this past weekend. The premier class of 2WD Modified saw a Team Associated podium lockout with Spencer Rivkin coming in 1st followed by Jake Mayo in 2nd and Kody Numedahl in 3rd. In the 4WD Modified Buggy class young Tyler Fenster (Team Associated) took the win in the A-main in front of fellow Team Associated driver Spencer Rivkin and Rudy Rico (HB) in 3rd. The 2WD Modified Truck class had Jake Mayo (Team Associated) coming out successful from Shawn Blackwell Sr. (TLR) in 2nd and Andrew Smolnik (Hobby Pro) …

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Jason Nugroho wins WillSon Track Grand Opening race

The Grand Opening WillSon Track Championship was held at the WillSon track in Denpasar, Bali. The track was designed and built by same track maker as the Cnetic track in Surabaya and thus it offers a fun and challenging layout. Racers from Singapore, Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, and Medan attended the race with the race format seeing four rounds of 7 minute qualifiers followed by bump-up finals. After the qualifiers Jason Nugroho took the TQ and he started from pole position into the semifinals where he only finished in 3rd place following some issues with traffic. Starting from 3rd into the main final Jason had…

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RC Lemans Series Rd1 – Report

The opening round of the RC Lemans Series was held at the MRG Genk track in Belgium. Warm temperatures and a high grip made for a pleasant time off and on the track and it attracted a good turnout of drivers from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France to compete in the Pro10 Modified and Stock classes. In the fast Modified class Tobias Weist from Germany took the TQ with the only 20 laps run in the qualifiers. Tim Altmann and Reinder Wilms came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Kai Altmann and Philipp Paul completed the top 5 result. In the opening Modified…

Yokomo Drift Package D1 Version GReddy R35 Spec-D

Yokomo Drift Package D1 Version GReddy R35 Spec-D

Yokomo have introduced their latest Drift Package set, the GReddy R35 Spec-D. Building on a proven shaft-drive 4WD drift car chassis with double wishbone suspension, front and rear solid axles, universal front driveshafts and adjustable shock absorbers with moulded shock bodies the car is ready for some serious drift action right out of the box. Included with the rolling chassis comes a Nissan GTR bodyshell with numerous drift-specific aerodynamic details. A suitable Running Set, including a 2.4GHz radio system, steering servo, motor, speed controller and charger is available separately. Features – High-efficiency shaft drive, full-time 4WD system – High…

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MIP TLR 22SCT 2.0 Pucks drive system

The latest vehicle to receive MIP’s Pucks drive system treatment is the TLR 22SCT 2.0 short course truck. Designed especially for 17.5T stock class racing the set greatly reduces the drivetrain’s rotating masses by utilising aluminium C-CVD driveshafts, aluminium differential outdrives and the drivepin-replacing Pucks cushions that take the place of the inferior steel pins. This combination greatly increases the longevity of the drivetrain and most importantly decreases the drivetrain’s overall rotating mass by a whopping 50 percent. The decrease in weight directly results in quicker acceleration, deceleration, and lower motor temperatures. Beside the driveshafts the set also includes a…

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JConcepts Reflex 1/8th buggy tyre

New from JConcepts’ comes the Reflex tyre featuring a tread designed to bridge a gap between the popular Hybrid and other options such as Crossbow and Stacker. The Reflex has square angled pins that are stacked vertically to flex and fold evenly across the tyre. Typically a stacked tread will wear less and provide more forward bite while the aligned space helps rotation in the turns and gives a snappy release to square up quickly. During the IFMAR World Championships, the Reflex tyre was at full potential when the weather soaked the track and drivers searched for grip. Ryan Maifield bolted …

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Reedy 3900mAh 70C 7.4V LP LiPo shorty battery pack

Latest from Reedy is the 3900mAh 70C LP LiPo shorty battery pack. Offering a standard 97x47mm footprint at a height of only 18.5mm the pack is substantially lower than standard 25mm shorty packs for a lower centre of gravity and a reduced weight. Scrubbing around 50g of weight compared to a regular shorty and offering a capacity of 3900mAh the pack is ideal for both stock and modified racing and it comes in a protective hardcase with 4mm low-resistance sockets. Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]

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Weekend Project: Full-Option LaTrax Teton

I got to spend a little quality time at the bench this weekend with a LaTrax Teton, last spotted in our May 2014 issue. The inexpensive 1/18 scale fun runner is fine out of the box, but LaTrax offers a gand of hop-ups to trick it out, so trick it out I did. Take a look.. Here’s the spread from the May 2014 issue.   Stock LaTrax Teton. The truck rolls out RTR with a 2.4GHz radio system, battery, charger and brushed power for $150.   The #7525 graphite chassis set makes the biggest difference in the truck’s mild-to-wild makeover. It trims about 8 …

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McBride & Drake win at Philippine Masters

The recent Philippine Masters, held in Manila, saw Team Associated’s Kyle McBride coming in 1st in the Nitro Buggy class followed by Novarossi teammate Adam Drake (Mugen). In the Truck category Adam Drake came out successful in front of fellow Novarossi driver Clemen Pancho. Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

Pro-Line Announces New Gear for Tekno NT48 & SCT410, Pro-Spec Shocks for 1/0 Buggy, More

Pro-Line Announces New Gear for Tekno NT48 & SCT410, Pro-Spec Shocks for 1/0 Buggy, More

Does anyone ever take a day off at Pro-Line? It must be like the Apple factory over there. Whatever, as long as the new stuff keeps coming! This latest round includes body and post options for Tekno’s SCT410 short-course machine and NT48 truggy, two flavors of Suppressor tires for buggies and trucks, and new versions of the super-slick Pro-Spec dampers just for 1/10 buggies. For more pics and info, just click the hyperlinks below to hit our Hot News & New Stuff forum , which you should bookmark and hit daily. Enforcer body for Tekno NT48   Extended front and …

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Dominic Bauer wins Austrian Buggy Nationals Rd1

The opening round of the Austrian 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals was held at the WMW Fehring track. Dominic Bauer (Mugen) took the TQ after the qualifiers and he went on to win the main final after a hard fought battle with 2nd placed Michael Nalukowy (Kyosho) and 3rd placed Patrick Schweinzer (Mugen). Jürgen Trieb (Mugen) and Hupo Hönigl (Serpent) rounded out the top 5 result. Final result: 1. Dominic Bauer 2. Michael Nalukowy 3. Patrick Schweinzer 4. Jürgen Trieb 5. Hupo Hönigl 6. Andreas Mayr 7. Albert Neuwirth 8. Rene Kargl 9. Martin Karner 10.Stefan Neuberger 11.Christian Landl 12.Martin Wollanka Source: Hoeco [hoeco.at]