1/10 Offroad News

Associated’s beautiful B5M prototype


Its not often we stumble across objects that could be considered ‘beautiful’ in our coverage of RC Racing over the many years, but the boys at Team Associated have come up trumps when they shared a couple of behind the scenes photos of a pre-production rapid prototype version of the B5M 1/10th Buggy.

We have to admit it looks simply brilliant in icy white translucent plastics and we’re not the only ones who think that, where there’s demand, there must be a supply! AE get it done!

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JConcepts officially sign Reno Savoya


Having run JConcepts tyres (un)officially since a month ago, it seems JConcepts have finally agreed the fine print terms with French star Reno Savoya and joins as an official JConcepts factory driver.

“We are pleased to welcome Reno Savoya to our world-wide race team. Currently we have IFMAR World Champions, ROAR National Champions and Regional Champions on the race team and it’s exciting to bring a European Champion back together with JConcepts.  Reno’s racing ability is incredible, but, it’s the personable and professional reputation that stands out to us as the huge upside. Watch for Reno to race a complete full calendar of 1/8th off-road events as well as dipping into some 1/10th off-road as time allows.”


 I’m delighted to join the JConcepts race team. It is a brand that brought a lot to this industry with major achievements and innovations. Well known worldwide with IFMAR and ROAR wins, it is also a great opportunity to work with some of the best drivers in the world. I’m excited with this new challenge and I will put in the best effort possible to bring titles on European soil. I would also like to thank everyone at Sweep Korea and USA for the last 4 successful years, especially Steve Kong and Ryan Lee. – Reno Savoya


Yokomo sign Marc Rheinard

Mark Rheinard

Yokomo announce that multiple World Champion Marc Rheinard has now signed with the team until the end of 2016, the pairing hope to “challenge for a new era of the victories at 1/10 EP off road 2wd and 4wd category in combination with current Team Yokomo ace driver, Lee Martin.”

I would like to thank Team Yokomo to give me the opportunity to use 2wd and 4wd Buggy for the next years including the WC in Japan and EC in England and also the EOS races. it’s also nice to be a teammate with Lee Martin again.  I think we will achieve some great results in the next races.  One more time thanks to all the people at Yokomo to let me on board to the off-road team ! – Marc Rheinard

Honigl sweeps Austrian Nats Rd.1


Round 1 of the Austrian 1/10 Offroad Nationals took place recently at SMRC Vienna. Racers were greeted with a slippery, bumpy, dusty, and tricky track layout to maneuver. Serpent’s Hupo Honigl set himself on top the field in both 2wd and 4wd buggy classes throughout qualifying, scoring a double TQ. Local racer, Christian Lanzl, showed Honigl a wheel or two in the finals, however, was unable to defeat him. Hupo walked away the winner of both 2wd and 4wd buggy classes, kicking off the National Series with the points lead.

Source: Serpent

FTW announces R/C industry exit

FTW Exit

FTW (For The Win), an American based body and accessories company, has announced today that they are closing their doors. The brand kicked off small several years ago, but quickly grew in popularity around the globe with their uniquely designed bodies, accessories, and racing components. Behind the brand is the Riewe siblings (Joshua, John, and Rachel), in which are always sharing a friendly smile and helping hand around the track. While it is sad to see the end of FTW, we sincerely wish the Riewe family the best on their next adventures and goals.

“We are infinitely grateful to everyone who encouraged us, bought our products, promoted our products, raced with us, and became a part of a million great memories; and in doing so were part of Team FTW. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Click Here to Read FTW’s Official Statement

JConcepts alu 1/10 ride height gauge

JC Ride Height Gauge

The next generation of 1/10 offroad racing revolves around setup, precision and accuracy. The JConcepts ride height gauge, manufactured from aluminum billet material is brilliantly machined to high specifications and anodized to a luster. The detailed instrument is available in either blue or black anodizing and laser etched with graduated measurements from 10-40mm for use on a variety of vehicles.

The ride height gauge comes preassembled with 4mm hardware for the pivot and 3mm setscrew and thumbscrew as the setting knob. The structure features chamfered silver edging, highlighting the design. The touch-off point on the gauge is a rounded boss and always meets the chassis at the proper angle. Each gauge comes in a latch box with foam insert which fits snugly around the instrument with heavy cushion. When racing gets serious, get precise with JConcepts. Continue Reading…

MIP’s AE T5M Bi-Metal R-CVD’s

MIP T5M Pucks

The next generation stadium truck is here, the Team Associated T5M, and so comes the ultimate drivetrain system; MIP’s Bi-Metal R-CVD’s. With a rock solid design proven by the B5M, this new MIP Pucks system is perfect for all T5M owners looking for an edge in the stock spec classes. This design is unlike C-CVD’s as it features a keyed joint made out of hardened alloy steel that connects to 7075 hard anodized aluminum. This feature allows you to lighten up the drivetrain without sacrificing the durability that steel components offer. Also with this R-CVD design it couples your original axle components with the MIP Bi-Metal bone to keep costs low and give you the essentials to transfer over to MIP’s Pucks system! Of course the system is accompanied by 7075 hard anodized aluminum outdrives and the necessary components to build your aluminum puck diff. 100% Made in the USA.

Source: MIP

TLR 3-hole 12mm shock pistons

TLR Pistons

TLR is happy to announce the release of 3-Hole 12mm Machined Pistons!  These pistons are offered in packs of 4, and with the hole diameters of 1.3mm and 1.4mm.  The TLR race team has had great success running the prototypes of these pistons on their 22 2.0 and 22-4 buggies, and have dabbled with them on their 22T 2.0 and 22SCT 2.0′s also.  Several key setups benefit from the reduced pack and quicker movement of the 3-Hole pistons, especially on tracks that are a little bumpier.

Source: TLR

Bittydesign unveil new 2015 T-Shirts


After posting about the full rebrand of BittyDesign during the ASIA Contest, the Italian design specialists unveiled a huge lineup of the freshest looking casual-ware we’ve seen – perfect for any occasion be it RC, chilling on a beach or chatting to the ladies. Having been shown an exclusive first look of their full line of colourful graphic t-shirts – they are significantly ahead of the game in terms of design, style and branding – easily at a level suitable for casual t-shirt retail to the non-rc general public, e.g. skating, surfing lifestyle audiences.

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The new T-shirt styles are actually available at the moment from Bittydesign – their new website is due to launch soon, however any enquiries email info@bittydesign.net  Click the thumbnail for the name of the shirt, they include (in order) the Icon, Factory, 2006, Lines, Game, Square, Town, Company & Birth of a hero. The T-Shirts shown here show the variety of colour available – each style of Tee is available in any of the following colours (white, black, red, yellow, green, light grey, purple, light blue). All tshirts are superior quality cotton and digitally printed.

Contact info@bittydesign.net

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Team Orion teams up with HPI China


Team Orion proudly announces the collaboration with HPI Racing, one of the world leading R/C car manufacturers, to strengthen its position in the rapidly growing Chinese market.

“With HPI China we can work with a very strong partner”, says Philippe Neidhart, president of Team Orion, “their experience in China will help us to satisfy the high demand for our products in one of the Worlds most important markets.”

HPI China will distribute the full range of Team Orion products. Dealers are welcome to contact the company directly - www.hpiracing.net.cn.