Horizon Hobby News

Horizon Hobby announces passing of Joseph Ambrose

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It is with deep sadness we announce the unexpected passing of chief executive officer Joe Ambrose. Joe died in Champaign on January 4, 2019, at the age of 61. Longtime Horizon board member and Chairman of First Busey Corporation, Greg Lykins said, “With Joe’s passing, we have lost an amazing human being and visionary leader. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Joe have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor.”

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Dynamite Passport P2 AC Plus AC/DC multi-charger

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Horizon Hobby have introduced the new Dynamite Passport P2 AC Plus 2 port AC/DC multi-charger. With dual 100W output capability, the Passport P2 can charge Li-Po batteries in half the time it takes lower wattage/amperage chargers. In addition, you get the full gamut of charging features, including the ability to charge virtually all battery types and intuitive LCD display.

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ECX Micro Roost 1/28 2WD buggy RTR

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Horizon Hobby have introduced the new ECX Micro Roost 1/28 2WD buggy RTR. The Micro Roost makes it easier than ever to start a radio control adventure. Its size, versatility and speed are perfect for indoor and light outdoor use. Tackle the pile of papers in your work cube, navigate a messy bedroom, or handle twigs and leaves on your backyard patio. The Micro Roost will be available in yellow and green colors. 

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Losi 22S ST 2WD brushless RTR

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Horizon Hobby have introduced the new Losi 22S ST 2WD brushless Ready-to-Run stadium truck. Based on the Team Losi Racing 22 race platform, the all-new Losi 22S ST RTR has taken the performance and durability of the 22 platform and maximized it to become the ultimate Ready-to-Run performance stadium truck. The 22 platform is a legend in the radio control racing world and this new Losi version was engineered to place you in the a-main at your local track or give you the upper hand when dominating the backyard or neighborhood streets. A powerful Dynamite brushless system provides an insane amount of speed and power that’s completely manageable with the aid of AVC (Active Vehicle Control) technology. The get-up-and-go of the 22S is easily handled by the race-inspired suspension of the championship winning 22 race platform.

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Losi Tenacity DB 1/10 4WD desert buggy RTR

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Losi have introduced the new Tenacity DB 4WD RTR desert buggy. The Tenacity DB is the next evolution in RTR Performance with insane speeds, dialed handling and incredible scale detail! Based off the world famous Ten platform, the Tenacity DB utilizes more composite components to reduce the cost of the vehicle while still having incredible durability and performance. The Dynamite Fuze 4-Pole 3800 KV 550 motor will drive the Tenacity DB well past the 50+ MPH mark on 3s power. With the bottom loading battery tray and full metric hardware, working and running the Tenacity DB is a breeze. Throw in the scale inspired Desert Buggy body, wing, LED lights and off road buggy inspired wheel design with Maxxis Razr MT Tires and you have the ultimate package.

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Horizon Hobby buy Hobbico

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A bankruptcy court judge approved Horizon Hobby’s $18.8 million purchase of Hobbico’s remote-control business including Great Planes and Tower Hobbies divisions, along with Axial and Arrma brands. Horizon was the lone bidder in a bankruptcy auction for Hobbico, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in January with the goal of finding a new buyer. It’s not clear how many of the employees will be hired at Horizon, especially since the two Champaign-based hobby-product distributors perform similar tasks.

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Losi Tenacity-T 1/10 4WD truggy RTR

Horizon Hobby have introduced the Losi Tenacity-T 1/10 4WD Truggy RTR. The Tenacity-T is incredibly durable, fast and you can run it with the precision control of a Spektrum AVC system. It features a new four-pole 3800Kv brushless motor and ESC from Dynamite that help you reach speeds of 50+ MPH on 3S power. And not only does the Tenacity-T include full metric hardware for worldwide compatibility, it has a composite chassis with a bottom-loading battery tray to keep things quick and easy.

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Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic & TLR Cup announcement

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Team Losi racing have announced that Leisure Hours Raceway is again the host The Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic and TLR Cup for 2017 one of the most prestigious events in the Midwest. Come see some of the best racers including Dakota Phend and JR Mitch, these racers will be on hand with a drivers track walk on friday and a question and answer session. There will be a raffle and a special Dash for cash race. Spectrum Service Center will be on site to answer any questions. We will have Bimp ups and Triple A mainsFood will a be served by Annabell’s BAR-BQ. Registrations are open here.

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