Yeah Racing Hackmoto V2 540-size brushed motor

Yeah Racing Hackmoto V2 540-size brushed motors

Yeah Racing introduce the new Hackmotor V2 540-size brushed motors for all die-hard “vintage” technology fans. Coming in several winding options, such as as a mild modified 13T and a spec racing 23T variant, there are also three very high turn 35T, 45T and 55T motors available. All feature black cans with high-strength magnets, vented motor heads with large solder tabs and cooling towers for the brushes as well as dual ball bearings. The motors are fully rebuildable and available now.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]

Monday, September 1, 2014

Martin Bayer wins German 1/8 nitro buggy nationals

Martin Bayer wins German 1/8 nitro buggy nationals

The 2nd round of this year’s German 1/8 nitro buggy national championships took place at the RC Modellbaufreude club in Freising near the Munich airport. After winning the opening round one week ago Martin Bayer again was the man to beat this past weekend. The Xray driver won three out of the five qualifiers to take the overall TQ for the finals. Team Durango’s Jörn Neumann came in second while Kyosho driver Carsten Keller completed the top 3 result.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Lee Martin takes Kent round of the SRS 2014

Lee Martin takes Kent round of the SRS 2014

The 4th round of this year’s Southern Regional Series took place last weekend at the KMRC track in Kent. Mugen’s Lee Martin was in control of things and ultimately took the win in the Nitro Buggy class ahead of Elliott Boots (Kyosho) and Tony Truman (Agama). Jon Hazlewood and Taro Cradock rounded out the top 5 result.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

2015 Reedy Race of Champions – Announcement

2014 Reedy Race of Champions - Announcement

The Reedy Race have announced that the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions will return to OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA January 22-25, 2015. 2014 was the first year that the Reedy Race was held at OCRC Raceway and the response was extremely positive, not only from the racers, but from spectators, event sponsors, industry representatives, and the media. The results saw Ryan Cavalieri crowned Invitational champion for the third time and for the second consecutive year. In the 2WD Open class, J.P. Richards claimed the title while Spencer Rivkin took the 4WD Open class. Both of these racers will join Cavalieri and the World’s best to compete for the 2015 Invitational title. Entries for the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road race of Champions open at noon, PST on September 1, 2014 exclusively on www.rcsignup.com and close October 19, 2014 at midnight, PST. As in previous years, the event features its traditional 2WD Open and 4WD Open classes and the combined Invitational 2WD/4WD format.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

David Poulter re-joins Schumacher

David Poulter re-joins Schumacher

Schumacher announce that UK off-road front runner David Poulter has re-joined the team. David is a high performing driver who will be an excellent addition to the UK team and he has the following to say:

I’d like say thank you to TLR & Horizon Hobby UK for their support this year. I am very happy to be returning to Schumacher Racing and am excited about running both the Cougar KF and Cat K1 Aero for the coming season. I am hoping to compete at all rounds of the EOS Series and the Silverstone Winter Series where I will be able to adjust to the cars ready for the UK Nationals in 2015.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

Friday, August 29, 2014

JQ Products THEeCar steel centre dogbones

JQ Products THEeCar steel centre dogbones

New from JQ Products come steel centre dogbones for THEeCar 1/8th E-buggy. Made to replace the standard aluminium dogbones, the parts offer improved durability when running extreme power setups or on tracks with very high traction and/or large jumps. The driveshafts are a lot less prone to bend under heavy loads and available now.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Arrma Kraton 6S BLX speed monster truck

Arrma Kraton 6S BLX speed monster truck

The Kraton 6S BLX speed monster truck is Arrma’s second 1/8th scale kit following the introduction of the Typhon 6S BLX buggy. The truck builds on a black anodised aluminium chassis plate and features a heavy duty 3-diff drivetrain, long suspension components, aluminium big bore shock absorbers and front and rear anti-roll bars from stock. Universal driveshafts transfer the power of the 6S compatible sensorless brushless motor to the multi-spoke rims with dBoots MT tyres. All electronic components such as the high-torque steering servo and the 180A speed controller are full waterproof while being protected by an inner roll cage at the same time. The truck comes ready-to-run including a 2.4GHz radio system and a pre-decorated bodyshell with a green/carbon or blue livery.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

LRP NiMH receiver & 1/18th micro batteries

LRP NiMH receiver & 1/18th micro batteries

LRP have new receiver and 1/18th micro battery packs available. Starting with the receiver packs, the XTEC 2/3A NiMH batteries are available in straight or hump configuration and with your choice of JR/universal or BEC compatible plugs. The 5-cell packs are built using high capacity 1600mAh cells and are usable for on-road and off-road applications alike.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

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