RCGP Rds 7 & 8 announcement

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RCGP have announced that the last two rounds of the RCGP World Series will be held over labor day week end in Northern California, from 30th of August to 1st of September. The famous Silver Dollar RC Raceway run by Amain will host the season finale, where the RCGP Champion will be crowned.

“We at AMainHobbies are excited to see the worlds best drivers compete around the world in this series and to have the privilege to host one of the events.” – Amain

VP Pro B6.1 carbon fibre battery holder

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VP Pro have introduced the new carbon fibre battery holder for the Team Associated B6 and B6.1. Made from high-quality carbon fibre, the battery holder features a design increasing the rigidity and also allowing to adjust the flex.

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Novarossi Mephisto .21 nitro engine

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Novarossi have introduced the new Mephisto .21 nitro engine. The Mephisto features a 4 ports design to supply a linear power output and to keep fuel consumption low. The new crankshaft with a larger bore intake to increase the mixture flow and has a special shape to optimise gas-flows in the engine and it comes with DLC coating to improve durability. The new R4/18 conrod is redesigned and made with a special aluminum alloy that allows it to have a high resistance while maintaining the lightness and performance of the previous R4/17. The carburettor features three tuning needles giving a better idle and improves the ability of the engine to return to low rpm after throttling. The new head is redesigned to improve the flow of air and thus increase cooling and ensuring an optimal center of gravity. The engine is available with rear high quality ceramic or steel rear balls bearing.

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Pro-Line Slash pre-cut Monster Fusion bash armor body

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Pro-Line have introduced the new Monster Fusion Bash Armor Body for SC such as the Traxxas Slash or Slash 4×4 with 2.8″ MT tyres. The pre-cut Monster Fusion body uses ultra-tough Bash Armor material. It is twice as thick as regular Short Course bodies and is ultra-flexible to reduce the chance of cracking and shattering. Unlike clear polycarbonate, the Bash Armor material is white and is not paintable, so Pro-Line includes detailed decal sheets to complete the look. The Monster Fusion body has an aggressive, low-slung look with huge fender flares. The body is pre-cut, so you can spend more time doing what you love and features large vents to prevent high speed blow overs.

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Pro-Line introduces S compound for 1/5 tyres

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Pro-Line have introduced the S compound for Fugitive and LockDown 1/5 tyres. The Fugitive tyre is based on the tyre that Ty Tessmann used to win the 1/8 Buggy World Championships. It was developed to be the longest lasting race tire ever produced while still being quick and agile. The Fugitive tyre features small, tightly packed pins that can handle the abuse of being run by heavy 1/5 machines.

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Pro-Line Linear & 82 Rewind T-shirts

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Pro-Line have added to their line of apparel two news T-shirts, the Linear and the 82 Rewind. First up is the Linear Navy T-shirt. The Linear navy blue T-shirt features a large yellow and green P-L logo with speed lines in the front, this cotton and Polyester blend T-shirt sports also a small Pro-Line logo centered on the upper back.

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Reedy 123-S compact balance charger

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Team Associated have introduced the new Reedy 123-S compact balance charger. Easy to use and in a compact package, Reedy’s 123-S is specifically designed to balance charge LiPo batteries in 2-3S configurations, making it suitable for a variety of applications. The 123-S is ideal for compact LiPo batteries used to power radios, receivers, and small-scale vehicles. Charging is as simple as inserting your battery’s balance lead into the appropriate charge port. Once connected, the charging process begins automatically. Convenient LEDs provide useful charging information and display error codes should you encounter a faulty battery or poor connections. The Reedy 123-S charger is also available with a Wolfpack 1600mAh 2S LiPo.

Landén & Larsson win at Winter Indoor Rd1

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This weekend was held the first round of the Winter Indoor RB series in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The fairly small track was laid out with an old school touring carpet, so the grip level was quite low. In the 4WD class it was Alexander Landén (XRAY) who secured the TQ spot by taking the first two qualifying rounds and would start on pole for the finals. Since the track was a very tight, it was hard to overtake, so starting first was an obvious advantage. In the first final A.Landén was able to take the win from a tone to tone win. In the second leg A.Landén made a early mistake and had to let almost of his competitors past. Then a frantic chase began, and he was able to get all the way up to first spot again. Pontus Larsson (Serpent) took the win from A.Landén in second and Felix Angseryd (XRAY) in third. The third final became a really tight affair between the three drivers, but A.Landén was able to grab the win and take the overall win, with P.Larsson in second and F.Angseryd in third overall.

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