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Avid Aura bearing line

Avid have introduced their new Aura bearing line. Taking what they learned from their rear ceramic engine bearings they shrunk that technology down to offer the most advanced bearings to be used in the gearbox of popular 2wd 10th scale off-road vehicles. These bearings have no seals, a high speed nylon ball retainer, SiN34 ceramic balls, tighter tolerances and high-speed oil and was developed for the racers that enjoy maintaining their equipment and don’t mind spending a little extra to have the best performance available. They are not stopping with just gearbox kits either and will be rolling out the Aura bearing with different seal options for those that would like…

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Capricorn setup tools & Lab C801 bumper

Italian brand Capricorn have released some new items including some setup tools and a part for the C801. First up are the new red anodised aluminium droop gauge and setup blocks as well as a ride height gauge. The droop gauge measures from -5.5mm to 10mm in 0.5mm increments, while the ride height gauge has a range from 3mm to 10mm, also in 0.5mm increments. For the C801 is a new front bumper, as used by Dario Balestri to win the recent Euros, which they claim helps improve the car’s reactiveness on the fast corners and improves the car’s accuracy in the slow …

Serpent Spyder RTR 2wd RM buggy

Serpent Spyder RTR 2wd RM buggy

Serpent have released details of the Ready to Race Spyder 1/10 rear motor Buggy. The RTR Spyder buggy is based on the high end competition version of the Spyder RM buggy and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the race version also fit the RTR version. The RTR version comes supplied with Dragon RC electronics, servo and tires. Release date is expected to be end of August. Main features – Ready to race; fully adjustable – Prepainted and precut buggy body and large rear wing – DragonRC 2.4 GHz transmitter TX-RX with LCD – DragonRC waterproof electronic speedcontroller 45A – DragonRC brushless, sensorless motor 9…

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Honigl & Kreil takes wins at Austrian Nats Rd3

The 3rd round of the Austrian Nationals were held on the high-speed full concrete track of the ERT Steyregg. Only because of the unique surface were racers able to practise on Saturday even if it was raining most of the day. On Sunday the weather was a lot better and the track was dry the whole day. Hupo Honigl took the TQ spot in 2wd ahead of Peter Pinisch with Team C team mate Martin Kreil in 3rd. 4wd qualifying was even better for Team C with Hupo taking the TQ with Martin in 2nd and Marcus Prihoda in 3rd. The mains had…

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Team Shepherd titanium screw sets

Team Shepherd have released new titanium screw sets for the Velox V10 “PRO” and the Velox V8 “EC”. These premium titanium screws are machined from the highest grade raw material and compared to the standard screws, these titanium versions are about 45% lighter and lower the overall weight significantly. They are available in 3×6, 3×8, 3×10, 3×12, 4×8 and 4×10mm countersunk versions and 3×6, 3×8, 3×10 and 3×12mm button head versions and as complete sets. Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Levin & Ronnefalk take Swedish EP Offroad titles

Levin & Ronnefalk take Swedish EP Offroad titles

The Swedish 1/10th offroad Nationals were held at MHC Skarpnacks near Stockholm on their high grip astro turf surfaced track. In the 2wd class on Saturday it was Kyosho star David Ronnefalk, fresh from his Euros win in Germany the previous week, that took the top spot in qualifying head of Team C’s Oskar Levin in 2nd. Oskar took the win in leg 1 ahead of Niclas Mansson (Associated) and Ronnefalk, while in leg 2 it was a bad run for Levin taking 4th with Ronnefalk with the win and again Mansson in 2nd. This setup a showdown for A3 which Oskar won to take …

Jörn Neumann double at German Nationals

Jörn Neumann double at German Nationals

The German 1/10 Off-Road National Championships were held last weekend in Duisburg and despite the wet conditions that plagued buggy practice and the qualifying rounds during the first day of the two day competition, Jörn Neumann was able to take TQ in both the 4wd buggy and 4wd SC classes. The recently crowned European Champion was unchallenged in the finals for both classes and was able to take a clear win in both. Fellow Durango driver and designer Gerd Strenge was also able to take the win in the stock class giving Durango the win in all three classes. Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

Power Star PL-2806 digital servo

Power Star PL-2806 digital servo

New from Power Star is their latest digital servo, the PL-2806. It features a plastic case, stainless steel / titanium gears and core motor with speeds of 0.10sec and 0.06sec at 4.8v and 6.0v respectively as well as torque at 1.95kg/cm and 2.8kg/cm. Only 23 x 12.3 x 25.7mm it is available in four colors red, blue, light blue and orange. Source: Power Star [powerstar-racing.com]

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Kyosho KFade & Peak Racing tees

Kyosho America have released this new line of t-shirts to help you show your loyalty to the Japanese brand. The new KFade tee comes in 3 colours, red, black and white and sports the Kyosho logo on the front with the title World Champions over a fading Kyosho K logo while on the lower back the K logo is placed large on the right side. There is also a new black tee from the Peak Racing brand which follows a similar front design with the main logo repeated on the back just below the neck. Available in a large range of sizes. Source: …

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SMC Race Formula RF-160 ESC

SMC have introduced their new Race Formula RF-160 ESC for both modified and stock racing with the stock racing ‘blinky’ mode meeting ROAR specs and will be submitted to ROAR for approval soon. The ESC features high quality and powerful FETS, an all-aluminium case for maximum cooling, built in switch, user updatable firmware and can be programmed with the program box or a computer program. In addition to the new RF-160 ESC SMC also have a full range of silicone wire and flexible sensor cables of various lengths to support the ESC. Source: SMC [smc-racing.net]

SMC launches new RF-160 ESC

SMC launches new RF-160 ESC

With the continued growth of SMC and their commitment to offer the best possible products at the best prices, they’re proud to introduce their new Race Formula ESC. Racers can use the RF-160 ESC for both modified and stock racing with the stock racing “blinky” mode meeting ROAR specs, and will be submitted to ROAR for approval Read the Rest…

The Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge

The Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge

The Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge will be taking place this weekend in Long Island, New York. The race features a new layout built by the one and only Joey “The Dirt” Christensen! The following drivers are scheduled to be in attendance; Adam Drake, Reno Savoya, Jerome Treignier, Chad Phillips, Gunnar Rieck and Strong Island’s Read the Rest…

Xray X12 2015 1/12th chassis

Xray X12 2015 1/12th chassis

Xray have announced that they will release the 2015 version of their European Championship winning X12 1/12th scale chassis in the near future. Just in time for the IFMAR Worlds to be held in Florida in less than 3 months we have no information as of yet but we are pretty sure it will be more of a minor update rather than anything too major. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Serpent Cobra GT zero degree castor blocks

Serpent Cobra GT zero degree castor blocks

Serpent have released new zero degree castor blocks for the 1/8 Cobra GT-e and GT GP. CNC machined from 7075 T6 aluminium, they are black anodized and laser engraved and supplied with all necessary hardware. The zero degree caster blocks will create more initial steering into the corner and it will hold its line even better. Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

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On the Grapevine – Sand am Main

Exactly one year ago I sat down with some enthusiasm to write this column because I had just returned from reporting on David Ronnefalk winning his first European Championship title. The reason writing about his success in my column came easier than normal was I could relate more easily to his achievement because we were both kind of the new kids on the block at the same time and I had witnessed everyone of his 1:8 European A Championship campaigns. The first Euros I reported on was a dusty Crete in 2008 while his was Austria one year later, the same year he won the European…

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Mike Gosvig joins Xray on-road race team

Xray have announced that Danish multi-class talent Mike Gosvig has joined their on-road racing team. Earlier this year, Mike joined the off-road team to race the XB4, XB8 and XB8E, but has now decided to also race Xray on-road cars as well, primarily focusing on the T4. The multiple Danish Champion had the following the say: I have been racing Xray off-road cars this season, and I am very happy and satisfied with the products and the support that I get. After this very positive experience with Xray, it was a very easy decision for me…

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Epic 1 Designs Chassis Armor

Epic 1 Designs have released their new line of Chassis Armor for protecting your 1/10th scale chassis. With Peel & Stick & Stick & Stick technology allowing the ability to remove the armor over and over to allow access to chassis and chassis bolts it comes supplied as a 13.5″ x 5.5″ customizable sheet. Not only does it protect your chassis plate but the material also helps to reduce chassis friction and so is getting rave reviews for both offroad and onroad applications. Available in 4 graphic options as a white or black base with color or black logo. Source: Epic 1 Designs [epic1designs.com]

Team Tamale T4 chassis & 12th tire truing adaptors

Team Tamale T4 chassis & 12th tire truing adaptors

Team Tamale have introduced a new Xray T4 chassis made from 7075 T6 as well as 1/12th and 1/10th pan car tire truing adapters for foam tires. This chassis incorporates a few features not found on other T4 aluminium chassis. First, the battery compartment and the electronics side have been milled down. These cutouts will bring the chassis thickness down to 1.5mm. This allows the battery, speed control, receiver and servo to sit lower on the chassis as well as increase the flex through the middle of the chassis for different handling characteristics. You do not have to put the servo …

Drew Moller double at Mugen Seiki GP series Rd2

Drew Moller double at Mugen Seiki GP series Rd2

This past weekend saw round two of the Mugen Seiki Grand Prix series held at Heritage R/C Park. It was a pretty laid back weekend with a total of 60 entries. Both classes, buggy and truggy, saw Mugen racer Drew Moller take the TQ spot. In Buggy Drew had a good early battle with fellow Mugen racer Carson Wernimont but after some motor issues for Carson he was able to edge his team mate out for the win. In the Truggy Main it was an easy victory for Moller, after getting the holeshot he never looked back. Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]

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Mark Gilliland takes finale win to claim Irish title

The final round of the Irish Nationals went ahead at Craigavon last Saturday despite the threat of rain all day which in the end never appeared. Qualifying was a close affair between all the competitors on the day with Mark Gilliland taking TQ over Andrew Smith who had to fend off several challenges from Graham Kenny throughout qualifying. In the end after the three legs it’s congratulation to Mark Gilliland for taking the victory at the Final Touring Car round of 2014. This victory also gives Mark the overall win in the Championship over Alan Bickerstaff. Coming in second on the day was Andrew followed closely by Graham. …