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March 31, 2012

Pro-Line 2012 BullDog body for TLR 8ight

This is the 2012 BullDog body for the TLR 8ight 2.0 buggy. Pro-Line’s newest Factory Team driver Adam Drake is the man when it comes to racing and developing TLR 1/8th scale racing vehicles. It is more important than ever for Pro-Line to deliver the highest performing products for the TLR line of vehicles. They have achieved that with the highest performing body yet. The design incorporates the new BullDog styling for 2012 that creates even more stability with enhanced steering to gain an advantage on the track. The windshield is steeper to create more down force over the front wheels and the roof ridges have been raised to channel the air flow over the middle of the body for increased high-speed stability. The rear of the roof has been lowered and fins have been added to achieve stable air flow over the body. The fins also add rigidity to the body to increase aerodynamic efficiency.

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March 30, 2012

Pro-Line BullDog body for CML Centro C4.1

Following the early sneak peek at the body, Pro-Line have officially released the BullDog body for the CML Centro C4.1 buggy conversion. Pro-Line understands how bodies affect performance, and with the C4.1 already dominating the Euro style Astro-turf, grass and indoor carpet tracks, Pro-Line has taken performance to an even higher level with this body. This specially designed body wraps perfectly around the extremely narrow and sleek chassis featured on the C4.1 and completely clears the mid-motor transmission in the rear. Great care was taken in refining the BullDog design for 2012 to create even more stability with enhanced steering to gain an advantage on the track. The windshield is steeper to create more down force over the front wheels and the roof ridges have been raised to channel the air flow over the middle of the body for increased high-speed stability. The roof has been lowered in the rear and fins have been added to achieve stable air flow over the body. The fins also add rigidity to the body to increase aerodynamic efficiency.

View another image of the body here


March 30, 2012

Reedy trucker hat & patch

Reedy have released their new trucker hat. This open-mesh-style hat will shut out the sun, yet capture every breeze to keep you cool and features the new Reedy logo on the front as a patch. This patch is also available separately so you can add it to your favorite shirt, jacket, jeans, or hat to show off your favorite brand.

Source: Reedy [teamassociated.com]


March 30, 2012

Capricorn Lab C801 titanium options

Capricorn have released a whole host of new products for their Lab C801 1/8th scale chassis. First up are these thinly coated titanium pivot balls, strong, they offer significant weight savings over the standard versions. Also from titanium there is the fill range of suspension pivot pins as well as shock shaft for even more weight savings. Finally there is the ‘F1’ swaybar for the front of the car, replacing the standard lever system.

View the other products here


March 30, 2012

Morganti wins Ipanema World GT Championships

Paolo Morganti took the TQ and World Championship in the Open Class at the Ipanema World GT Championship that was held at Barceloneta RC track in Puerto Rico last weekend. In an hour race Morganti went thru some problems when flame out in his first pit stop and lost the first position for a while but was able to recover and keep the lead to finish in first position with his Cobra GT, in second position was Andy Báez and in third was José González.

Continue reading the report here


March 30, 2012

T-Work’s X3 Sabre titanium option parts

T-Work’s X3 Sabre 64 titanium option parts are CNC machined and thread rolled in house from US 6AL/4V grade titanium. If you want to put your car on a diet, this is one of the best places to start eliminating weight. The set includes shock mount (4pcs), steering king pin (4pcs), front arm screws (4pcs) & rear chassis brace screw.

Source: T-Work’s [rc-tworks.com]


March 29, 2012

FTW Exabyte body for Tekno V4 conversions

FTW Racing Components today introduced Exabyte, the only purpose-built body for the Tekno V4 conversions. Sleek styling belies Exabyte’s spacious interior, with clearance for 50mm tall LiPos and large ESCs. Intakes direct cool air toward the ESC while the rear of the body is open to remove hot air. For optimum fit, Exabyte is available in two versions to fit the body mounts of the most popular Tekno conversions—the Mugen MBX6 and the Hot Bodies D8. Both fit all Tekno V4 conversions when secured by Velcro in lieu of the body mounts. Exabyte for Tekno V4/MBX6 and Tekno V4/D8 are molded from clear .040” polycarbonate and come in clear with a protective film and molded cut lines. Window masks and decal sheets are included.

View more images of the Exabyte here


March 29, 2012

RC Racing – Series 6 Episode 4

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Episode 4 of the sixth series of RC Racing, shown in Europe on cable channel Motors TV, is now online and can be watched in the player above and below.

This month we have the worlds most popular motorsport in miniature! – We’re in Las Vegas for Scotty Ernsts’ awesome IIC event with the brand new and fantastic F1 – It’s Ferrari vs Sauber once again! – With Red Bull and Mclaren scraping for the victory as well (scale imitating real life??). We back this awesome action up with some cracking  World GT action – Tin-top fans are not left out as we have Touring Cars  to the fore with the EFRA Large Scale Euros from Germany!

Source: RC Racing TV [rcracing.tv]