29 April 2016 06:11 by Chris
See: Team Associated
Team Associated have launched those who have the task of replacing the famous and B5 and B5M, the B6 and B6D Team kits. Divide and conquer! In today’s racing, traction dictates your setup — period! With both B6 and B6D configurations available, getting to the top of the podium has never been easier. Out of the box, the B6 offers racers a setup developed for high to very-high traction, whereas the B6D excels when traction is low to high. Racing at multiple tracks, or where traction changes throughout the day, has never been easier; setups and tuning parts are interchangeable between the two configurations, making the B6 platform extremely versatile. Both versions come with the speed, durability and lineage expected of a true champion. Choose the configuration that suits your track and conquer the competition! Available in June.
28 April 2016 12:13 by Chris
Atsushi Hara continues to flit from one brand to another until they find the “RC” Holy Grail. This morning the Japanese driver posted on his Facebook page a photo of his “new challenge”: test all 1/8 Tekno RC cars. Tekno RC is rising and the performances of their top drivers Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst prove the ability of Tekno vehicles at the top level. If Tekno is very popular in US, the brand has a huge progress margin in Europe and Asia. If the European side is growing up under the leadership of of their team manager Ilias Arkoudaris, there is still much to do in Asia. Sign with Hara will be a big added bonus for Tekno and a good way to Hara to return to the front stage. To be continued!
28 April 2016 10:43 by Chris
See: Horizon Hobby
Horizon Hobby introduces the new Losi Baja Rey 1/10 4wd Ready-To-Run Desert Truck. The Losi Baja Rey desert truck is built on one of the most advanced chassis ever conceived for a ready-to-run vehicle. It comes equipped with a Dynamite 3800Kv and a waterproof 130A ESC. This potent combination can handle 2S or 3S LiPo batteries (sold separately). The receiver’s built-in AVC (Active Vehicle Control®) system will work behind the scenes, making hundreds of tiny throttle and steering adjustments per second, so more of the motor’s power is translated into ballistic speed and acceleration instead of just flying dirt. You have easy access to the motor and battery compartment.
27 April 2016 11:52 by Chris
See: JConcepts (blog)
Race report by JR Mitch:
As a JConcepts representative, I flew out to Reno for the first Comstock Challenge at the newly reopened with new management, Track Time Hobbies and Raceway located at 1005 Standard Street Suite C in Reno, Nevada. This year’s race saw people traveling from as far as Sacramento and Las Vegas to compete in the 122 entry race. JConcepts was the titled sponsor of the event and provided great promotion and raffle prizes for the racers in attendance.
27 April 2016 09:23 by Chris
See: HRC Distribution
HRC Racing have released a new 17mm wheel nuts wrench especially designed for 1/8 off road and monster trucks vehicles. The 7mm wheel nuts wrench is made in aluminium, black and red anodized, this wrench features a tube long enough to be used on monster truck wheels.
27 April 2016 09:11 by Chris
See: Exotek Racing
Exotek Racing have introduced several optional parts for the TLR 22 3.0. Start with the reversed plate for the new TLR22 3.0 3 gear transmission. In the highly competitive world of indoor off-road racing the secret to finishing strong is keeping your motor temperatures in check. Now with our 100% cnc machined vented motor plates you can keep your motor running cooler and longer for that extra edge. Aggressive cut outs allows the heat that builds up inside the gear cover to vent out thus lowering overall motor temps greatly. The extra machining reduces the weight (and CG) down to 14gr but the critical motor mounting areas are still intact to maintain solid motor mounting and gear mesh. This motor plate is designed for use on indoor clay track or carpet environments.
27 April 2016 06:55 by Chris
AVID have introduced their updated aluminum steering bellcranks for Team Associated B5 and B5M. The update is for the design and material on the left bellcrank (6061-T6 to 7075-T6) after quickly learning that the first production units that incorporated a minimal design were not up to the task of handling the forces placed on them, especially in truck. After refunding all the customers that purchased the first production, AVID more thoroughly tested designs to get something rigid enough without adding unnecessary weight.
27 April 2016 06:38 by Chris
See: Savox USA
Savox USA is pleased to announce that Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri has chosen their servos to control his race cars. The 4-time IFMAR World Champion and 3-time winner of the prestigious Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions had this to say after driving Savox servos: “The centering torque and control were amazing. I felt much more connected to the car.” Savox customers can expect further innovation and new products as a result of this collaboration. Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the team.
26 April 2016 17:04 by Chris
JQ flew over to the Dominican Republic for a JQRacing event, with an RC Clinic on Saturday, and a race on Sunday. The track was unique zig zaging between coconut trees, with a true exotic and offroad feel. The event was a success and the first of it’s kind in the DR. JQ managed to win both Nitro and Electric, with the local Kyosho driver Carlos Sikora 2nd in both, Luis José Cabral was 3rd in Nitro, and Elvin Alba 3rd in EP . You can read about the trip here on thequagraine.com.
26 April 2016 16:43 by Chris
If Team Associated has won one more World Champion title in Japan last year, they don’t seem to rest on their laurels! Team Associated just unveiled a low-profile 3-gear gearbox prototype for B5M mid motor. This low-profile gearbox has a long and proven in competition but until then they were proposed as conversion kits. For the moment no information is provided about the specifications or the final appearance of this low-profile 3-gear gearbox.