Sneak Peak of JConcepts profiled closed cell inserts

With ROAR Electric off road Nationals taking place this week Leisure Hours in Joliet, IL, JConcepts are going all out with new product releases. The Florida based company have given us a sneak peek of their new profiled closed cell inserts. With no more details forthcoming, we will have to make do with the photo which shows the new 1/10th buggy rear, 1/10th 4wd front and SCT profiled insert.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Exotek Racing GXR ABC Hobby Genetic converison

Exotek Racing GXR ABC Hobby Genetic converison

New from Exotek Racing for the ABC Hobby Genetic chassis is this high performance, super narrow and lightweight chassis conversion called GXR. The new setup allows for more LiPo battery options, accepting round or square type flat bottomed 7.4v LiPo packs including Thunder Power, IB and Orion. The narrowed carbon fibre chassis reduces chassis scrub for better handling and more corner speeds yet plenty of room to mount electronics, while the narrow carbon fibre 1 piece top deck reduces tweak and allows just enough flex to increase overall traction.

View more images of the GXR here

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fastrax Turf Ripper 1/10th buggy tires

Fastrax Turf Ripper 1/10th buggy tires

Fastrax have launched their new Turf Ripper 1/10th scale off-road buggy tire. Ideal for astroturf or grass racing, this latest addition to Fastrax’s growing range are suitable for all popular racing 2wd and 4wd buggies. Moulded in Fastrax’s T1 compound and featuring a lightweight carcass and firm spike design for all round speed and handling performance. Sold as a pair without inserts.

View the front tires here

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Video – Chad Due’s JConcept equipped SC10

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Another JConcepts video, this time of Chad Due’s Associated Factory Team SC10 with which feature JConcepts SCT Barcodes and Ford Raptor Body and which was used to TQ round 1 at this week’s ROAR Nationals.

Friday, August 20, 2010

No change up front in Sweden as rain returns

Wet track in Gothenburg

The second round of qualifying here in Gothenburg, Sweden has seen no improvements among the front runners as the rain arrived and made the track too slippery to set a fast time. In fact by the time the top heats were out on track, the continuous rain had made it pretty treacherous although some racers including former World Champion Daniele Ielasi, Martin Hudy, Jerome Renaux and Patrick Schaefer took this opportunity to go on track and test for the wet conditions. With the weather not looking good for the rest of the weekend this track time could prove beneficial come Sunday’s finals.

Continue reading the report here

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dirk Wishcnewski takes Rd1 in Sweden

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Round 1 of qualifying is over at this year’s European 200mm Championships in Sweden and it was current European Champion Dirk Wischnewski who is sitting on top of the pack. Talking with the factory Xray driver he described his run as ok despite the car having some understeer. For the next run he plans to change the caster to try and get more steering. Second for the round, Capricorn racer Martin Christensen said his car and engine were perfect, he just needs to work on improving his driving.

Continue reading the report here

Friday, August 20, 2010

Video – Ryan Maifields SC setup

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This video from JConcepts gives us a quick look at the short course setup of Ryan Maifield from this weeks ROAR electric off road nationals that are being held at the Leisure Hours track in Joliet, IL.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Spec-R FF-03 lightweight middle gear

Spec-R FF-03 lightweight middle gear

New from Spec-R is this middle gear for the Tamiya FF-03. The gear has been made from hardened aluminium, making it lightweight and is a more durable replacement for the original part.

Source: Spec-R [spec-r.com]

Friday, August 20, 2010

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