Fenix Mistral 1/10th scale Formula kit

Fenix Mistral 1/10th scale Formula kit

Following a recent teaser Fenix now have first images of their forthcoming Mistral 1/10th scale Formula pan car kit available. Designed to offer the lowest possible centre of gravity the vehicle builds on a high-quality 2.5mm quasi isotropic carbon fibre chassis that allows for three different battery positions; a longitudinal as well as a front or rear transversal one. When a low-profile shorty LiPo is used additional weights can be placed on the chassis to obtain the best possible weight balance. Up front a redesigned suspension allows for easy rigidity adjustment and independently adjustable camber and caster settings. The car will become available as a full kit, including genuine Tuning Haus alloy chassis posts, and also as an upgrade set for the already existing Suzuka kit.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Shepherd Velox Revolutionary Shocks upgrade parts

Shepherd Velox Revolutionary Shocks upgrade parts

Shepherd have new upgrade parts for their Revolutionary shock absorbers available. First up is the shock revision set that will keep the dampers in perfect condition. New piston rod O-rings guarantee a smooth operation of the piston rod while the black O-rings ensure a precise guidance of the floating piston. With the included balljoints and shock caps slop can be reduced for a much more precise operation of the shocks. Also new are updated shock bottom caps that allow an easier escape of air bubbles when tightening them down. Thanks to a much larger bleeding slot a simpler and faster filling of the shocks is possible and the screws are also included in the Velox kits from now.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Losi LST2 aluminium front spindle set

Losi LST2 aluminium front spindle set

Coming soon from Losi and made for the LST2 XXL and E monster trucks is an aluminium front spindle set. Designed to match the standard suspension geometry and made from high-quality material the red anodised spindles improve the durability of the front suspension while adding visual impact at the same time.

Source: Losi [losi.com]

Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 Tamiya Championship Series finals – Report

2015 Tamiya Championship Series finals – Report

The 2015 Tamiya Championship Series finals have concluded at Tamiya America’s racing facility in Aliso Viejo, California. The event spanned two days and this year’s final celebrates 21 years of on-road Tamiya R/C car racing. There are eight new class champions, four of which will be representing the USA at the Tamiya World Championships in November; an event during the Tamiya Fair in Shizuoka-City, Japan. The four class-champions that will be moving on to the Tamiya World Championships are: Rod Canare in GT-1, Tyree Phillips in Formula, Roel Espina in GT-2 and Orlando Sherman in the M-Chassis class. The champions in the additional classes are Chris Widado in GT-3, Tyler Limsnukan in Novice Spec, Julian Wong in FWD and Lee Passehl in the Pro Spec/BMW M3 Cup.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Champs Rd5 – Report

Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Champs Rd5 – Report

Round five of the 2015 Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Championship was held in Utrecht in the centre of the Netherlands. The Utrecht track is the oldest permanent track in the country and was constructed in the early 1980’s from a line flying circle which also forms the track’s characteristic main straight bend. Good weather and temperatures of close to 30 degree Celsius made for perfect racing conditions but it would also make for increased tyre wear of the Capricorn control tyre which would be a factor in the main final. After the triple qualifiers it was again Daan Jacobs who took the TQ as he was the only driver to score a 20-lap run. Pedro Rombouts, Julius Kolff and John Bruins followed with 19-lap runs to complete the direct qualifying top 4.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lucas Lemes wins at Metropolitado Championship Rd4

Lucas Lemes wins at Metropolitado Championship Rd4

The recent fourth round of the Metropolitado Championship in Argentina saw Lucas Lemes walking away with the win in the 200mm class. In an entertaining main final Lucas held the upper hand over Enzo Branciforte in second and Jorge Selser in third place. Daniel Digangi and Marcelo Martin rounded out the top 5 result.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 JConcepts Bash 4.0 – Announcement

2015 JConcepts Bash 4.0 – Announcement

JConcepts in conjunction with NewRed Hobbies brings the Bash 4.0. The event which draws entries from a multitude of genres is a one-of-kind R/C showcase. The Ocala, Florida, based facility offers an indoor off-road race track, outdoor scaling/trailing course and Chicago style monster truck racing circuit and each will be specifically built for the 4th edition of the unique event. The Saturday portion of the event takes place on the indoor race track and consists of 1/10th off-road racing with a host of classes made popular on the Super Cup Championship Series while on the Chicago Style monster truck course, R/C monster trucks will race side-by-side showing off a unique but popular form of racing in a scale-like fashion. Sunday is reserved for the Tuff Truck Competition which takes place on the custom Trailing Challenge course, mud pit and sled pulling courses which are setup around the NewRed Hobbies complex. Entered drivers will compete in 4 separately scored events to determine the overall Tuff Truck Champion. 2.2″ and 1.9 and 1.5″ classes will be available to appeal to an array of drivers looking to enter their rigs into competition. More information can be found here and registration is open for Saturday here and for Sunday here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

JConcepts MBX7-T Finnisher bodyshell

JConcepts MBX7-T Finnisher bodyshell

New from JConcepts come the Finnisher bodyshell for the Mugen MBX7-T 1/8th scale truggy. A drop fit on to the Mugen MBX7-T racing truck the body features a slight cab forward design, raked windshield and aggressive stance highlight a performance oriented core. A wide front hood scoop allows plenty of clearance for the unique Mugen shock geometry. Extended front chin spoiler, headlight and grill protect the front-end from unwanted up-drafts during flight. The Finnisher has a built-in air escape passage on the roof which allows the customer to fine-tune the body for maximum outdoor performance. The new body includes champion rear name plates which provide additional high-speed stability. The overall handling has been improved by balancing the bias between the cab location and rear wing placement which control the majority of the aero affects of the aggressively styled body. As usual it comes made from clear, high-quality polycarbonate, it includes window masks and a decal sheet.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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