Associated SC10 Factory Team kit

After winning the ROAR Short Course Nationals, Team Associated’s engineers got to work on taking the SC10 to the next level. Improvements were made to enhance performance and durability, as well as applying the full Factory Team treatment. The result is the SC10 Factory Team Kit, a 1:10 scale electric 2WD off road short course competition race truck kit. This special version is loaded full of high performance features including JConcepts Subcultures rear tires, Factory Team V2 threaded shocks, V2 slipper clutch, ball differential with lightened outdrives, and an optimized setup to make the best handling SC10 to date.

Click here for more details and photos

Monday, April 5, 2010

Associated RC8 half-degree toe bushings

Associated RC8 half-degree toe bushings

New from Team Associated for the RC8, are these half-degree toe bushings. Made from CNC machined plastic, they allow you to adjust your RC8B or RC8T CE rear toe-in to 2.5° or 3.5° per side. Using the indicator arrow on the back of each bushing, if the arrow points to the center of the car it is 2.5 degrees toe or when the arrow points to the outside of car, it 3.5 degrees toe. Sold in a set of 4, the hinge pin hole is 0.5 mm offset from  the 1-dot bushing and can be used anywhere on the car for more fine adjustments.

Source: Associated [rc10.com]

Monday, April 5, 2010

ProTek iChecker LiPo battery tester

ProTek iChecker LiPo battery tester

A-Main Hobbies today announced a ProTek R/C brand Lithium Polymer battery tester. This handy device is used to check the voltage of the cells in your Lithium batteries and works with all balance tap equipped Lithium batteries up to 6S. No longer will you worry about whether or not your balancer is working correctly, just plug the battery balance tap into the input and the iChecker does the rest. The iChecker will display the overall voltage, determine how many cells are in the pack and display the voltage of each individual cell on the 35x11mm LCD screen.

Source: A-Main Hobbies [amainhobbies.com]

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rain affects Nitro West Masters opener at Oberhausen

Rain affects Nitro West Masters opener at Oberhausen

Rain has washed away the opener of the Nitro West Masters held on the Easter weekend at Oberhausen. Track was wet all Saturday so only a very few racers went out to check rain tyres and their wet set-up. On Sunday morning the track wasn’t dry either but hope came up during the second heats when the track dried up slightly but a few moments later new rain arrived. Finally it was decided in a second drivers briefing during lunch break to count the race following the heats ranking in the 1/8 and 1/10 scale nitro classes.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, April 5, 2010

Associated SC10 Factory Team kit

Associated SC10 Factory Team kit

After winning the ROAR Short Course Nationals, Team Associated’s engineers got to work on taking the SC10 to the next level. Improvements were made to enhance performance and durability, as well as applying the full Factory Team treatment. The result is the SC10 Factory Team Kit, a 1:10 scale electric 2WD off road short course competition race truck kit. This special version is loaded full of high performance features including JConcepts Subcultures rear tires, Factory Team V2 threaded shocks, V2 slipper clutch, ball differential with lightened outdrives, and an optimized setup to make the best handling SC10 to date.

Click here for more details and photos

Monday, April 5, 2010

Much More Legend charger bag

Much More Legend charger bag

New from Much More comes their Legend charger bag. Designed for safe and easy transportation of the CTX Legend Charger series, the bag hold two CTX Legend chargers and one CTX Power Master Legend power supply. It is made from a strong canvas material and provides protection from light rain and is lightweight too, making it ideal for travel.

Click here to see inside the bag

Monday, April 5, 2010

Team C Racing double at ACE Cup

Team C Racing double at ACE Cup

Team C Racing are reporting on their success last weekend at the ACE Cup in Shanghai, China. The event was open to racers across 3 different classes, 1/10th 2wd buggy, 1/10th 4wd buggy and 1/8th electric buggy and it was the Team C TC04 4wd buggy that TQ’d the 4wd class in the hands of Tommy, while team mate Lam took the win for the car with Tommy finishing 2nd, while Jerry rounded out the top 3. In the 2wd class Lam took the TQ and win with the TC02, while Jerry took 2nd and Tommy 3rd.

Source: Team C [teamcracing.net]

Monday, April 5, 2010

HB D8 LW chassis & 5mm FR shock tower

HB D8 LW chassis & 5mm FR shock tower

New from Hot Bodies for the D8 buggy is this specially machined lightweight chassis. Starting with a 3mm thick aluminum chassis and strategically milling areas that don’t affect strength, they have dropped some serious weight while maintaining the proper flex in the most critical areas. An overall lighter vehicle results in greater acceleration speeds, stopping speeds and steering input response. You can now also beef up the front of the car with this new 5mm shock tower replacement. Also suitable for the HB-Ve8 and the HPI Vorza it is great for that racer that crashes a lot or just wants that extra security.

View the new front shock tower here

Monday, April 5, 2010

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