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TLR 22 2.0 25 degree brass front pivot block

Team Losi Racing introduce this 25 degree front pivot block for the 22 2.0 buggy. Machined from heavy brass the block weighs 50g and it is ideal for those who wish to run a heavier front end on their vehicle. Coming in 25 degree castor configuration using the block will give slightly more corner entry steering compared to using a 30 degree block. It is understood that the front pivot block fits all 22 2.0 kits including the recently announced 22SCT 2.0. Source: TLR [tlracing.com]

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WRC Pre Additive traction compound enhancer

WRC introduce the Pre Additive tyre sauce, a chemical that is used on rubber tyres before applying the actual traction compound. Made to enhance the characteristics of the traction compound, Pre Additive is applied 3 to 4 minutes before the tyre additive and wiped away followed by the application of your favourite traction compound. Source: WRC [wrc-racing.com]

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Tekno LRC adjustable hinge pin brace

After extensive testing Tekno RC introduce this rear hinge pin brace in low roll centre configuration to improve traction and stability in all conditions. The new brace allows vehicles to square up better coming out of corners and provides easier on-off-power transitions and it is compatible with all of Tekno’s 1/8th scale vehicles as well as the SCT410. CNC manufactured from 7075 aluminium and coming gun metal anodised the brace lowers the roll centre by 1.0mm and it gives an additional 1.0 degree of rear toe-in compared to the stock part for the option of running 2.5 to 4.5 degrees of …

ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” Off-Road Engine

ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” Off-Road Engine

Normally when you hear the name ProTek you think of the company’s line of electronics that include chargers, batteries and servos. Now, an engine has been added to the lineup. This trick 3-port .21 engine features a ceramic rear bearing, ABC construction, great fuel mileage and a lot more. Check out that trick box that it comes in! You can find out more by checking out the press release from ProTek below the photos. This is the ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” Off-Road 3-Port Competition Buggy Engine. The 321B “Samurai” Off-Road 3-Port engine is ready to lead you into battle – a samurai…

ProTek 321B Samurai .21 3-port engine

ProTek 321B Samurai .21 3-port engine

ProTek R/C’s all-new 321B “Samurai” off-road 3-Port engine offers a short-stroke design, turbo head, rear ceramic bearing and an easy-to-tune carburettor with elliptical venturi insert. Other features include a black-coated crankcase and an ABC piston and cylinder. The handcrafted engine has been built by a world-renown Japanese engine manufacturer, to the specs of A Main’s top pro drivers. Features: – Custom 7 & 8mm elliptical restrictors – Ceramic rear bearing – ABC piston and cylinder – Ultra hot ProTek P3 turbo glow plug – Strengthened black-coated crankcase Specifications: – Displacement: 3.46cc – Bore: 16.6mm…

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Takayuki Kohno wins at 2014 Speed King Tour Rd5

After the cancellation of the 4th round due to heavy rain the 5th round of 2014 Speed King Tour took place at high speed outdoor track of the Green Park Speedway in the Saitama prefecture. The track is quite new and designed for 1/8th nitro cars and it also suits modern modified electric touring cars well, with speed of over 100km/h reached on the straight. After three qualifying rounds 2013 “Speed King” Yugo Nagashima took TQ with his Yokomo BD7 2014. Current series leader Akio Sobue (TRF) was second and another TRF driver, Takayuki Kohno became 3rd qualifier. The finals took place…

WRC STX 2-hole & 3-hole machined pistons

WRC STX 2-hole & 3-hole machined pistons

WRC introduce new piston sets for the shock absorbers of the STX touring car. Machined from a special material that ensures high smoothness, the pistons are available as 2-hole and 3-hole variant with 1.1mm holes. Source: WRC [wrc-racing.com]

Xray T4 graphite steering plate set

Xray T4 graphite steering plate set

Xray have a new option part for the T4 touring car available in the form of the graphite steering plate set. The part allows to adjust the chassis flex by coupling the steering links using the supplied carbon fibre plate. This medium flex setting offers a tad more steering than the kit setting while an even more aggressive steering feeling can be achieved by using the included aluminium stand to couple the plate with the upper deck. Included with the carbon fibre plate come the alloy stand, mounting hardware and shims. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

HPI Crawler King 1973 Ford Bronco

HPI Crawler King 1973 Ford Bronco

HPI soon have a bodyshell variant of their popular Crawler King truck available. Coming decked out with a 1973 Ford Bronco body the vehicle offers over 150 millimetre of suspension travel while HB Rover tyres help to find grip even in the harshest conditions. The kit comes with a pre-painted bodyshell in “retro colours” and full RTR specification including 2.4GHz radio, batteries and charger. Source: HPI Racing [hpiracing.com]

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Pro-Line Trifecta wing & off-road car stands

Pro-Line have more off-road related accessories to offer in the form of the Trifecta 1/8th rear wing and car stands for buggies and trucks. Starting with the wing, the part was first seen at this year’s ROAR Fuel Offroad Nationals and it is designed to greatly improve rear traction and high-speed stability. Sculptured in an aggressive, futuristic design with large centre fins the wing can be equipped with your choice of a small or large wickerbill to fine-tune the performance. Underneath the main plate of the wing there are three dimples that hang down on each side creating a “golf…

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Nicholas Lee wins at East Coast Park race

The recent East Coast Park race in Singapore saw local driver Dhilon Tay (Xray) taking the TQ honours after the 1/10th 200mm class qualifying. In the 40 minute final Nicholas Lee (Xray) soon took over the lead and never looked back to take the win some 4 laps ahead of local veteran Harry (Xray) and Indonesian star Dimas (Xray). TQ Dhilon Tay completed the top 4 result. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Protoform aluminium wing mounts & satin car stand

New from Protoform come aluminium wing mounts and an on-road car stand. Starting with the wing mounts, they make for an extra-secure hold and super trick look 1/10th touring cars, USGTs or World GTs. The teardrop-shaped wing mounts are anodised in Protoform red and laser-etched with the signature PF logo for added bling-factor and factory team style. They also allow for fore & aft wing adjustability if a slot is cut into the wing. They come with mounting hardware and work with most TC wings and bodies. The second new part is a car stand, perfectly…

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Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminium steering rack

Made for the Pro-Line Pro-2 but also the Traxxas Slash 2WD and the Electric Rustler is this aluminium steering rack from Pro-Line. The increased steering response and precision provided by the set will lead to faster lap times and also more fun while bashing. The kit includes ball bearings for silky smooth steering action and eliminates the servo saver for maximum steering. As an added bonus the centre steering link is made out of carbon fibre for the ultimate in lightweight style, stiffness and durability. The rack includes adjustable steering Ackermann holes where the centre holes are Stock, inner holes are …

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Pro-Line Phantom bodyshell for TLR 8ight 3.0

Pro-Line introduce the Phantom design bodyshell for the TLR 8ight 3.0. The Phantom design was originally thought out by Lee Martin for 1/10th buggies and the edgy yet flowing design now finds its  way into 1/8th racing. The stealthy cab forward design and special rear section help with high-speed stability as does the optional rear centre fin. The body is tailor-made for the 8ight 3.0, it comes clear and including window masks and a decal sheet. Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]

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ROAR to ban 1/8th style 1/10th buggy tyres

U.S. RC car governing body ROAR have announced the ban of the latest breed of 1/10th buggy wheels and tyres such as AKA’s Evo and Pro-Line’s VTR range for ROAR sanctioned events in 2014. It is understood that said wheels and tyres, that adapt the tyre bead design of 1/8th buggy wheels, do not meet with the wheel and tyre dimensions allowed by the ROAR as the AKA Evo and Pro-Line VTR are in fact 2.4 inch offerings while the ROAR and virtually every other governing body only allows 2.2 inch wheels and tyres. Even the use of so called adapter kits …

Bruno Coelho takes Portuguese TC championship

Bruno Coelho takes Portuguese TC championship

This weekend was the 4th round of the Portuguese national touring car championship. The meeting was run at the Torres Novas track with the same layout as the 2013 Euros. With Saturday being the practice day everyone focussed on the Sunday that started out wet. On the drying track Bruno Coelho excelled and he took 3 out of the 4 qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ for the finals. The finals then were a bit of a Bruno show as he won all legs and he was also the only driver to pull 20 lap runs. This handed him the 4th consecutive win and thus the …

BRCA 1/8 Circuit National Championship Rd5 – Report

BRCA 1/8 Circuit National Championship Rd5 – Report

The 5th round of the BRCA 1/8th Circuit 2014 National Championship was held at the Halifax circuit in West Yorkshire. The weather was set to be the best of the year so far and this made for close racing. This track and its associated facilities is one of the best in the country and successfully hosted the A European Champs in 2013. Also it was the start weekend of the “Tour de France” so making it to the track was extra difficult due to local roads being closed. With all the championship contenders present apart from Branson who is only racing at …

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Austrian electric on-road nationals Rd3 – Report

The 3rd round of the Austrian electric on-road nationals was run at the 1. MRC Wiener Neustadt track in Lower Austria. Overall 42 racers participated in the three classes of TC Modified, TC Stock and Formula 1. In TC Modified Dominik Vogl and his Yokomo BD7 been unbeatable all weekend. Dominik settled for TQ after the qualifiers in front of Martin Szunyogh (VBC), who is regaining his old strength after a longer break while Jakob Zündel (Yokomo) completed the top 3. In the A-mains Dominik was unbeatable up front and winning A-main one and two handed him an early overall victory. The…

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Arrowmax Yokomo buggy spring steel turnbuckle sets

Arrowmax have two new spring steel turnbuckle sets available for the Yokomo B-Max2 and B-Max4 buggies. The 2WD buggy set contains two 41mm and four 51mm links while the B-Max4 specific set includes two 32mm, three 41m and two 44mm turnbuckles. Coming with both sets is a suitable turnbuckle wrench that allows for easy link adjustment even in tight surroundings. Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

New WRC STX 4mm carbon fibre upper deck set

New WRC STX 4mm carbon fibre upper deck set

Italian company WRC introduce a new optional carbon fibre upper deck set for the STX touring car. Made from 4mm material, the dual vertical deck is made for medium to high grip tracks and it is understood that the parts can be assembled in two different ways in order to adjust the flex characteristics. Source: WRC [wrc-racing.com]