1/8 Offroad News

Xceed’s new aluminum car stands

Xceed Car Stands

Xceed RC has released their new lightweight offroad car stands. These stands are designed specifically for 1/10 scale and 1/8 scale offroad vehicles, and feature a sturdy, yet lightweight, aluminum construction. The top is padded for comfort, and includes cut-outs to double as a shock building stand as well. Rubber feet keep it planted in place, and your choice of green or black finish allows you to match your style!

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Source: Xceed RC

XRAY mixes up new graphite shoes

XRAY Clutch Shoes

XRAY has just released their new graphite clutch shoe for the XB8. This new special graphite mixture material is designed to provide smoother engagement, and significantly less wear of aluminum clutch shoe. Recommended for medium- and high-traction tracks, this special graphite mixture ensures extra-long life.

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REDS launches fresh new website

REDS Website

REDS Racing is pleased to announce the launch of their all-new website! The new site includes a list of new features, and is designed to be easier to navigate whether you are surfing desktop or on your mobile device!

CLICK HERE to visit the new REDS Racing site!

Lutz Pro Tip: Setting throttle endpoint

 

When it comes to nitro racing, it is crucial that your engine be setup properly. Part of that setup is setting throttle endpoints. Many overlook the importance of this step, and/or don’t actually know the proper way to do so. Our good friend Ryan Lutz has sat down to share his latest ‘Pro Tip’, which explains the proper way to set your throttle endpoint.

Source: Lutz R/C

Amezcua doubles at Mexican Regional

Mexican Regionals

Rafael Amezcua, the Mugen Seiki / HobbyShop.MX driver, scored a double win at the last round of the Mexican Offroad Regionals at Colima, Mexico. Drivers from Colima, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Puerto Vallarta gathered at the beautiful Colima track to race 1/8 Buggy and Truggy Nitro Classes.

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Martin wins Swindon Winter Rd.3

Lee Martin

Round 3 of the Swindon Winter Championship took place in the UK this past weekend. After some great racing, the overall win belonged to Mugen Seiki’s Lee Martin. SWORKz driver Kevin Brunsden followed a close second, with Jack Embling in third. All three drivers finished on the lead lap, and until a minor mistake on lap 13 by Brunsden, Martin was in hot pursuit from the SWORKz machine in second. Nick Blackwell and Chris Lovell rounded out the top 5 for the day.

Source: Swindon R/C

Hobbico bids farewell to Thunder Tiger

TT Goodbye

With the announcement of HRP taking over North American distribution of Thunder Tiger products yesterday, Hobbico bids farewell to the Thunder Tiger brand in an official press release today:

“Hobbico is terminating distribution and support of Thunder Tiger products effective December 31, 2014. This includes discontinuation of the Thunder Tiger brand as well as the Ace RC brand.

Hobbico has a limited amount of inventory that will be available as supplies last or until the end of the year. We suggest that dealers and consumers secure what they need to cover them through the transition period. All Thunder Tiger backorders will be canceled. Hobbico will continue to provide product support services through the end of December 2014. Hobbico will also support Thunder Tiger team members through the this timeframe. Parts and kits will be available for team members as long as current supplies last until December 31, 2014. Product support inquiries after December 31, 2014 should be made to HRP Distributing.”

Source: Hobbico
Photo courtesy of Parker’s UK

ProTek’s new TruTemp Thermometer

ProTek Thermometer

ProTek R/C has just released their new “TruTemp” Infrared Thermometer. This nifty gadget will give you an instant, accurate temperature reading of your electric motor, nitro engine, battery pack or any other heat sensitive equipment. The large LCD screen is easily read day or night thanks to its bright backlight display. The TruTemp Thermometer features four modes: Quick, Scan, Max. Value and Min. Value. It can also be switched between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales with a range of -40°–716°F (-40°C–380°C). To conserve the TruTemp’s battery life an auto-off timer is preset from the factory for 1-minute.  When your vehicle’s performance and high-end components are on the line, reach for a ProTek R/C TruTemp Infrared Thermometer every time.

HRP claws Thunder Tiger distribution

Thunder Tiger HRP2

HRP Distributing has officially been awarded exclusive distribution rights for Thunder Tiger products in the North American market, effective January 1st, 2015. HRP recently announced their exclusive North American distribution of TTRobotix, Thunder Tiger’s new multi-rotor brand. Thunder Tiger is one of the largest and most tenured R/C manufacturers in the world, offering a wide variety of high performance RC cars, boats, aerial vehicles and accessories.

HRP will make Thunder Tiger products available from three warehouses, leverage free freight programs to over 1000 hobby dealers, ensure parts support, and employ a dedicated Thunder Tiger customer service staff. HRP will also work with Thunder Tiger in the research and development process to bring state-of-the-art products to the North American market.

Yeung wins again in Hong Kong

Jonathan Yeung

After his first big win back in September, 12-year old Jonathan Yeung has been on a win streak in Hong Kong. The young driver recently captured the Laliwarehouse Offroad Cup titles in 1/8 Tekno E-Buggy and 1/10 4wd Short Course classes! Yeung’s CCJB teammate, Chuen captured the overall win in the Open Buggy class. We suspect this won’t be the last we see of young Jonathan in the winner’s circle!

Jonathan Tekno Tekno Cup podium Short Course podium 1-8 open class podium