25 August 2016 07:37 by Chris
SWORKz have introduced a 12mm hex conversion kit for the S104 EVO. Originally the S104 EVO is provided with an unique 14mm hex wheels and now you can use the same 12mm hex wheel from all brands on both front and rear. The upgrade kit includes 12mm front and rear hex adapters, solid axle pins, rear drive shafts with the wheel axles, rear strengthened arms, rear hubs and suitable mounting hardware.
24 August 2016 18:02 by Chris
See: Vision Racing Products (VRP)
Vision Racing Products have introduced two aluminium motor plates for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. The VRP line of 7075 cnc machined spur guard motor plates are designed to help protect your spur gear from rubbing the body as well as add style to your laydown transmission on your B6/B6D. There are two versions of this motor plate, the first being equal to the same 9.6 grams the stock plate weighs. The Lightweight version cuts down almost 2 grams, weighing 7.8 grams.
24 August 2016 14:40 by Chris
Race report by Jared Tebo:
It’s time for the 2016 ROAR 1/10 Nationals, held in the midwest this year! It’s actually pretty close to me, so I can drive my own car to the race: Omaha, NE at The Plex at Hobby Town. I have been putting in the work for the 1/10 Nats and made a trip up in June and July to race the Summer Series they host, so I was excited for the week to start. I drove up Wednesday morning and would get there for the 10am start time of open practice. Wednesday would be open practice, Thursday controlled (seeding) practice, Friday Q1 and Q2, Saturday Q3 and Q4, and Sunday all the Mains. The track looked good, pretty technical, but nothing too difficult, looked good for racing as well.
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24 August 2016 08:11 by Chris
Schelle have introduced the Nova Lockout Buggy Set and Backplate/Spacer Tube upgrade for Team Associated and TLR buggies and the Pro Built Diffs
only for Team Associated B6. First up is the Nova Buggy Lockout Set. It is aimed for all buggy 17.5 and 13.5 racing. Pure racers like to remove the kit slipper clutch and go with direct drive (Schelle call it “lockout”). The Lockout Buggy Set sheds weight down to a bare minimum while keeping the tried and true Nova Spur gears (2.5 grams of parts, 4.6 grams total including the spur gear). A 69 tooth and 72 tooth Nova Spur gear are included for all the tuning options a racer could need for tight or wide-open layouts.
23 August 2016 18:15 by Chris
JConcepts have introduced new Aero “short chord” wing for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. The new Aero wing has intriguing details, a leading edge that drops below the mounting point that acts in a scooping manner. What separates the #0169 wing from the standard #0168 is the shorter deck length, otherwise known as the “chord length.” These features provide an optimum balance between steering and forward stability.
23 August 2016 13:51 by Chris
Race report by Tony Evdoka (Serpent)
Last weekend was the end of year Juniors and Vets Championships.
Many top quality drivers compete at these events. Some of the superstars of today actually did these events for years.
Those guys are now all older and the Vets have become a tough competition to win. New Juniors are coming through and they are super quick too.
Well I am not Junior so it was the Veterans class for me. To compete here one will need all their knowledge, skills and a lot more as everyone is experienced and know what to do.
23 August 2016 09:19 by Chris
After a very mature race where Ben Smith took the first 2 legs of the A final on a damp and bumpy astroturf track at Bury Metro in the north of England, the 11 year old driver won the BRCA 4WD Junior under 13’s title. Ben also finished 2nd in the 2WD class.
23 August 2016 07:12 by Chris
Weather played the biggest role in Vaasa, Finland at the Pitkämäki RC-raceway, which hosted the unofficial 40+ 1/10th electric buggy worlds on the last weekend. Friday’s free practice was interrupted by a rain and eventually cancelled by a hailstorm. The clay surfaced track got soaked and the race management decided to post pone the start of the controlled practice rounds and the qualifying rounds until Saturday afternoon.
22 August 2016 15:36 by Chris
JConcepts have introduced new Aero narrow and wide front wings for the Kyosho Ultima RB6 and RB6.6. Aerodynamics is a key point on any vehicle and in particular, 1/10th off-road vehicles. A drivers aero package consists of the vehicle type, body style and finally the finishing touch, the front wing. JConcepts regularly experiments with aero features throughout the entire product line, primarily bodies and wings. Front wings are not a new concept, however, they are new to the latest generation of mid-motor vehicles and demanding high-speed and grippy circuits.
22 August 2016 15:09 by Chris
See: Ruddog Distribution
New from Ruddog come a total of three motor and speed controller fan units. The 30mm high airflow fan comes with a pre-wired 240mm all-black receiver wire while the larger 40mm units come either pre-wired with a 240mm all-black cable or as DIY variant with solder tabs and a separate 180mm wire. The later allows to reduce the wire length by your own or to change the wire in case it got damaged over time. All fans utilise universal connectors and they are available now.