about 2 hours ago by Mike
First Look Exclusive By Stephen Bess:
Known as military nobility in Japan’s rich history, samurai were renown for their fighting skills and their eponymous battle swords that are now displayed over the mantle of every aging hipster in America. ProTek RC, a division of A-Main Hobbies, sent word to the industry just last week that they had a Samurai of their own in the form of a .21 nitro engine. Set for release in mid-August, this engine’s release has already caused quite a stir on social media. I received a test sample and decided to crack it open to check out what makes this Samurai tick.
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about 8 hours ago by Mike
Yokomo has just released their new B-MAX4 III Lighweight Spec Combo Kit. This new 1/10 scale 4wd buggy kit has been released to commemorate the recent victory at the JMRCA Nationals in Japan, where Naoto Matsukura drove his way to an impressive TQ and overall win using the new recently developed lightweight chassis. The combo kit includes the standard B-MAX4 III and the lightweight conversion all-in-one!
about 27 hours ago by Mike
MurfDogg Racing in the United States has just announced their new TITAN 17.5 brushless motor. While this may seem like just another 17.5 motor, MurfDogg has taken the bold step to build (and market as such) an illegal 17.5 motor. The motor is designed for non-sanctioned events, and tracks that do not require tech inspection. Some are all smiles with excitement, while others are saying the company is simply building a motor for cheating, marketing it as such, and hurting the 17.5 class. RCNews has the full story HERE.
26 July 2014 13:48 by Phil
SWORKz’ Spower brand have released a new Li-ion 7.2V receiver pack battery under their S-ePower brand, made in Japan by electronics specialists Sanyo, the 2800 mAh capacity battery weighs in at 96g and should be available shortly.
Item No. SP-70201 | Diameter: 66.8×36.8×16.8 mm
24 July 2014 10:49 by Phil
VP Pro’s servo brand ‘Power Star’ have released three new types of digital brushless servos, (even though the image shows 4?!), count your lucky stars then!
They all feature plastic shell and are fitted with stainless steel and titanium gears throughout for strength, the three types are available in a choice of four rather ‘loud’ colours – EasyJet orange, naval blue, baby blue and TestaRossa red. No details on the speed/strength of the servos but here are a few part numbers; PL-2211, PL-1610, PL-1408.
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24 July 2014 04:53 by Phil
A month ago at the 2014 ROAR Nationals out in rural Hutto, Texas, Mugen Seiki’s factory driver Carson Wernimont showed off his custom entirely self produced body by him and his father Russ. The body features bold styling features and pronounced sidepod details which Carson says helps stability significantly as well as traction compared with stock bodies.
‘Carson’s Body’ We now know its called the ‘Aileron’! as it’s called is now available and naturally fits Mugen’s MBX7 buggy. Enquiries or questions can be directed to CarsonWernimont@hotmail.com
24 July 2014 04:13 by Phil
After extensive testing and support from our customers we have designed a new rear hinge pin brace that produces a lower roll center to improve traction and stability in all conditions. The new brace allows vehicles to square up better coming out of corners and provides easier on-off-power transitions. It is compatible with all of our 1/8th scale vehicles as well as the SCT410. CNC manufactured from 7075 aluminum and gun metal anodized for wear.
- Lower the rear roll center by 1.0mm for added traction and stability in and out of corners in all conditions.
- Additional 1.0 degrees of rear toe-in compared to the stock part (TKR 5013).
- More rear toe will improve forward bite on-power and increase rotation off-power.
Part #: TKR5013C | More info @ Tekno RC
23 July 2014 18:41 by Mike
ProTek R/C has joined the nitro race with their all-new 321B “Samurai” Off-Road 3-Port engine! The “Samurai” is ready to lead you into battle – a samurai, by definition, is a noble, powerful warrior willing to serve his master – with a short-stroke, turbo head, rear ceramic bearing and legendary, easy-to-tune carburetor, it’s easy to see why the ProTek racing engine bears the Samurai moniker! The Samurai sips fuel without sacrificing horsepower thanks to elliptical carburetor restrictors that are included. The handcrafted powerhouse has been built meticulously by a world-renown Japanese engine manufacturer, to the specs of A Main’s top pro drivers. The Samurai delivers a versatile package like no other – excellent fuel mileage, predictable, crisp throttle-response and uber-consistent carburetor settings are all traits every racer needs to stand atop the podium – to be crowned the master of his class.