Core RC Code 2.4GHz R/C system

Core RC have introduced the Code 2.4GHz Digital Proportional R/C System, which has been designed for UK racers brought up on a long tradition of twin stick radio configuration. It offers a whole host of features designed for maximum functionality and ease of use and there is now no need to worry about the frequencies of your buddies, the 2.4GHz takes car of that. With its list of high end features, it may look like they come from a £300+ radio but the Core RC Code costs just a fraction of that, retailing at £90 and coming supplied with a small 3 channel receiver that is small enough to be used in almost any application.

Click here for the full feature list

Friday, February 12, 2010

Speed Passion Cirtix Short Course master system

Speed Passion has released their Cirtix short course master system that mirrors all the best parts of Short Course racing, inexpensive, durable, easy and fun. The 3600kv custom Short Course brushless motor is a perfect balance of improved speed from the stock power system, but not so over the top that handling is compromised by excessive power. The setup and options of the Cirtix short course master ESC is as easy as it gets with one button setup and pocket programming card.

Click here to see the ESC

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RB Engine Protect system

RB Engine Protect system

Seen in our Toy Fair coverage, RB have now released their new front bearing protector, the Engine Protect. Front bearings are not 100% sealed and let dust get inside the engine, causing both the bearing and engine to suffer and wear out prematurely thus creating many problems as compression loss, flaming out and expensive repair costs. RB studied this problem and developed the engine protect, a machined and treated steel disc that only weights 2.4 grams and fits most .21 and .28 engines. Recommended for buggy, truggy and 1/8 On-Road on a soaking wet track, it protects the bearing by preventing dust from getting in, thus increasing engine life and performance.

Source: RB [rbproducts.com]

Thursday, February 11, 2010

F.V.S.S. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde tire additives

F.V.S.S. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde tire additives

F.V.S.S. have released their new range tire additives, called Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The first type, Dr. Jekyll, is made especially for use with foam tires on a carpet track, while the 2nd type, Mr. Hyde is made for foam tires on asphalt tracks. Using a special racing formula the latter is long lasting and gives extreme traction in all conditions.

Source: F.V.S.S. [fvssshop.it]

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Speed Passion Cirtix Short Course master system

Speed Passion Cirtix Short Course master system

Seen at the Toy Fair last week, Speed Passion has now released the Cirtix short course master system that mirrors all the best parts of Short Course racing, inexpensive, durable, easy and fun. The 3600kv custom Short Course brushless motor is a perfect balance of improved speed from the stock power system, but not so over the top that handling is compromised by excessive power. The setup and options of the Cirtix short course master ESC is as easy as it gets with one button setup and pocket programming card.

Click here to see the ESC

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ty Tessmann heads qualifying at Worlds Warmup

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With the first day of qualifying over at the 1/8th scale buggy Pre Worlds in Pattaya, Thailand it is the current World Champions Hot Bodies that are leading the way after 3 rounds. Heading the current standings is young Ty Tessmann who has taken the TQ in rounds 1 and 2 and backed it up with a 3rd spot in round 3, while current World Champion Atsushi Hara popped in a TQ run in round 3 to line up in 2nd and leapfrog his other team mate Jess Robbers who is currently sitting in 3rd. Best of the non Hot Bodies is Teemu Leino driving the Xray in 4th, with Korean Mugen racer Dani Choi in 5th with former European Champion Yannick Aigoin in 6th. Joseph Quagraine, Alex Bayer, Surikarn and Meen Vejrak complete the top 10. Current European Champion Renaud Savoya, whom we interviewed prior to the event, is not have a good time and is currently placed in 20th place with a best finish of 8th in the 3rd round. Tomorrow’s final day of qualifying sees 3 more rounds for everyone to try and improve their positions.

Source: RC Blood [rcblood.com]

Thursday, February 11, 2010

STRC Slash 4×4 option parts

STRC Slash 4x4 option parts

ST Racing Concepts have released a huge selection of option parts for the Traxxas Slash 4×4 starting with this CNC machined aluminium multi-piece steering bellcrank set that greatly increases the durability and takes out any flex in the kit plastic bellcrank system providing a more precise steering feel. New CNC machined aluminium front c-hubs, steering knuckle and rear hub carriers greatly improves the durability of those areas and add that great factory look. The rear hub carriers feature a set-screw over hinge-pin design that securely keep the hub carriers on the hinge-pins, and also keep the wear to a minimum by making the hinge-pins rotate in the arms and not in the aluminium hub carriers while also increasing the durability. Greatly reduce the flex of the stock plastic towers with the new CNC machined aluminium HD front and rear shock towers.

Click here for more information

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ansmann Racing V8 1/8th scale buggy

Ansmann Racing V8 1/8th scale buggy

Ansmann Racing are showing off the first pictures of their new 1/8th scale buggy platform, the V8. A full competition car to follow the success their previous cars, this new buggy is the result of 2 years testing and design. The goal of the car’s design was to get a perfectly balanced lightweight car with awesome track performance, with the manufacturer providing no further information at this stage. The first prototypes are expected to hit the tracks in April this year.

Click here for more images of the prototype

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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