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New Associated prototype spotted

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Team Associated has endured a rough ‘ol ride this year in 1/8 arena, an aborted 1/8 buggy platform and designer Josh Alton departing, not to mention the headline-grabbing departure of Ryan Maifield to arch-rivals TLR. Finally a chance for some good PR ahead of the World Championships which kicks off in less than a month when all eyes will be on Ryan Cavalieri, Yannick Aigoin & Neil Cragg.

Over the weekend at Chula Vista raceway near the Mexican border the Associated team made up of Kody Numedahl (now in charge of the project), Richard Saxton, Brent Thielke and Ryan Cavalieri conducted a public test and low key race appearance. Cavalieri would end up finishing 2nd to Drew Moller (the kid continues to impress…), after a very late engine problem with only 40secs to go on the clock.

The biggest change from the previous RC8 prototype we’ve seen is the choice to go down the pivot ball front end route made famous by Mugen Seiki, with only 1 car present, and no chance to go ‘under the hood’ we could only shoot from afar. The chassis looks wider than the previous prototype but narrower than the previous RC8 platform, with a ‘Kyosho style’ rear end in our opinion.

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THE eCar ‘steels’ new drivetrain

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Let’s face it…we have all been overeager at times to do that huge triple at full speed during a race. Sometimes things go well and nothing happens, but some other times things don’t go as planned, resulting in a spectacular lawn dart which causes extreme stress on the drivetrain. In cases like this aluminum dogbones can bend. JQRacing has got you covered even in this case! New, steel counterparts of the stock aluminum dogbones are now available for THE eCar!

Source: JQRacing

WIN a ProTek R/C ‘Samurai’ Engine!

AMain Giveaway

Now is your chance to win a ProTek R/C 321B Samurai engine! News of the Samurai engine is spreading, and the response so far has been overwhelming. Keen observers noticed the engine’s handpicked components, dubbing the Samurai a “custom-spec’d Japanese-made mill”—exactly what it is. Now that the Samurai is here, ProTek is giving you an opportunity to win one.

To enter to win the ProTek R/C 321B Samurai engine, simply follow the link below and fill out the form with your name and email—it’s that easy! One participant will be randomly chosen on Aug. 31 and announced on Monday, Sept. 1 at 6:00 p.m. PST on the AMain.com Facebook page!

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Avid reveals new D413 alu chassis set

Avid D413 Chassis

Avid R/C has released a sneak peek of their all-new Hot Bodies D413 aluminum chassis set. This fresh new design is said to be “almost ready for production” according to Avid, and we are certainly anxious to see it in person. The chassis set will feature an updated ballast weight system and Avid is integrating some touring car technology into offroad by offering an optional floating servo mount.

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AKA lays rubber down in the pits

AKA Rubber Pit Mat

AKA has just released their new rubber pit mat. The AKA Rubber Pit Mat is the perfect lining to keep your pit table looking clean and sharp. The mat measures in at 4ft x 2ft x 1/8″ thick. It is made of durable PVC which is chemical and water resistant, easy to clean, and features an AKA graphic in the bottom right hand corner. Our guess is that your tools will find the same race winning traction in this AKA rubber mat as your car does with AKA rubber tires.

Source: AKA

Show your ‘Racing Stripes’ with JC

Lila T Shirt

JConcepts drops the ‘Racing Stripes’ t-shirt into the hardcore community of R/C Racers. The punch message of JConcepts.net remains the highest priority front and rear, with the original tagline of ‘World Proven Innovation and Design’ positioned directly below. Much like the muscle cars of the 1970’s, the blue and white racing stripes vertically positioned, and extend well below the logos for decorative impact and presence. Sorry boys…Ms. Lila is not included.

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ZZracing gets colorful with new tools

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ZZracing has just released their new metric high-performance hex drivers. These hex drivers are available in 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm sizes, and feature your choice of red, orange, blue, or purple anodized handles. Each tip is made up of steel material with titanium coating. Each tool has a laser engraved logo and size label for easy identification.

Source: RZHobby

LRP S8 NXR up close and personal

LRP recently announced the new S8 NXR 1/8 competition buggy kit, and today the German company has released an all-new video displaying all of the new and innovative features of the buggy. The new S8 NXR looks to be a promising design, and we anxiously await to see it in action.

Source: LRP

MIP makes the PRS1 stock race ready

MIP Drivetrain PRS1

MIP has just released their popular Bi-Metal R-CVD drive system for the Hobby Pro USA PRS1 buggy, intended for serious stock class racers. This all new design features a keyed joint made out of hardened alloy steel that connects to 7075 hard anodized aluminum. This feature allows you to lighten up the drivetrain without sacrificing the durability that steel components offer. Also with this R-CVD design it couples your original axle components with the MIP Bi-Metal bone to keep costs low and give you the essentials to transfer over to MIP’s Pucks system. The system is accompanied by 7075 hard anodized aluminum outdrives, and the necessary components to build the aluminum Puck diff. Made 100% in the USA.

Source: MIP

XRAY gets light with STRC

STRC XRAY Screws

ST Racing Concepts Ti-Screws and anodized light weight aluminum lock-nut weight reduction kits are now available for XRAY XB4 series 2WD and 4WD buggys. The titanium screws are coming in at about half the weight of their steel counter parts while the aluminum lock-nuts are less than half the weight of the steel one, combining for approximately 50g of weight reduction for these XRAY machines. The aluminum lock-nuts are also available in brilliant anodizing to match the color of XRAY factory option parts.

Source: ST Racing Concepts