about 16 hours ago by Stephen Bess
Words & Photos by Stephen Bess
Building A 17.5-Class Maestro
So Associated released the B5M mid-motor car approximately, er, mid year 2014 (appropriately?), and along with its rear-motor B5 brother, both have made a huge splash in the 1/10-scale 2wd electric buggy market. With indoor season upon us, I decided to build a B5M and race it in the highly competitive 17.5-turn “spec” class. Having already tested the rear-motor B5 (AE B5 Rear Motor Test), I knew the B5M would offer an advantage on high traction tracks, both indoor and outdoor. But how much of an advantage? Here are my thoughts on the car, as it has been tested with a short but significant list of options and upgrades.
about 18 hours ago by Mike
ZZRacing has just released their newest multi-purpose driver. This driver features a brand new design with an aluminum handle. Inside the handle you will find 6 different spring steel drivers including a 1.5mm hex, 2.0mm hex, 2.5mm hex, 3.0mm hex, philips screwdriver and slotted screwdriver. This all-in-one tool clears space in your toolbox, and provides a quick and easy way to switch between sizes with it’s quick release design. Available in blue or black.
about 44 hours ago by Mike
JConcepts has your apparel needs covered with the introduction of the new gray on black round bill FlexFit hat. Available in S/M (6-7/8”- 7-1/4”) and L/XL (7-1/4” – 7-5/8”) sizes, the JConcepts hat is aesthetically pleasing, sporting a large, powerful, puffy, embroidered JC front logo. Hats are premium fitted by Flexfit, made in a durable yet breathable fabric to survive even the roughest days outdoors.
about 44 hours ago by Mike
Arrowmax has just introduced their updated LiPo safety bag for charging and storing LiPo batteries packs. This stylish bag is made from fire-resistant fabric and is designed to minimize the harm to your pit table and surrounding areas in case a LiPo pack goes boom for whatever reason. Large velcro straps keep the lid and the two inner lashes closed securely. The bag is printed with the signature Arrowmax logo on the outside, with white lining on the inside.
about 45 hours ago by Mike
VP-Pro has just released their new lineup of washers, designed for R/C racing. These precision made washers are intended for use on almost any 1/10 or 1/8 vehicle, and are available in light blue, blue, black, silver, orange, titanium, and purple. A variety of sizes and shapes allows you to replace your stock washers, and add a little flash to you ride!
29 October 2014 18:53 by Mike
VRC PRO has just been submitted for release on ‘STEAM’, which is one of the world’s biggest mainstream computer gaming portals, with more than 40,000,000 users and some 5,000,000 concurrent users online each moment. In order to appear on Steam, VRC PRO needs to be voted in by the STEAM ‘Greenlight’ community of gamers. Everyone can vote, but you have to be a Steam member!
What are the benefits of VRC PRO on STEAM?
- Connect with the vast potential of 40,000,000 active gamers worldwide
- Rapidly grow the online VRC PRO racing community (now already at 100,000 members)
- Increase activity in multiplayer and race events
- With more financial resources speed up development of new cars, tracks and features
- Get more people excited about the RC racing hobby in general
R/C racers can vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight, and help make VRC PRO appear on STEAM as soon as possible. If VRC Pro makes it to STEAM before December 1st 2014, count on some very special member gifts to celebrate this important moment for VRC. With December being the VRC Worlds month we could see a host of new gamers/racers appear in these competitions and take on the challenge: Who is faster, gamers or racers?!
CLICK HERE to vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight!
29 October 2014 18:30 by Mike
Serpent has introduced the new Spyder 1/10 rear motor 2wd short course truck in an all-new ‘Ready-to-Race’ version today. The RTR Spyder SCT is based on the high end competition version of the Spyder SCT, and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the race version also fit the RTR version, allowing owners to upgrade over time!